Well boys and squirrels, it’s time for the Below Deck Recap. It’s the reunion and I am already pissed before even watching it. I’ve heard that Elizabeth is going to talk shit about Captain Lee. If true, this could make her more hated than pretty much anyone on the planet that is not orange. You don’t get to smack talk Captain Lee. EVER. Let’s get right to it!
It’s a virtual reunion of course, everyone is too spread out to fly in during a pandemic. Francesca is in Australia filming at 4 am. Rachel is in quarantine in Italy. James is in the UK. Izzy is in New Zealand. Ashling is home in Australia. Shane is there from San Francisco. Rob is not there. He is in Figi. Izzy says that Rob never seemed like he wanted to be there. And he was an asshole to production. Izzy says Rob is weak.
Do You Think I’m Stupid?
We are going to start with Shane, the sustainable idiot. Shane says that he gave 100% of effort to his job. Andy’s second question is from a viewer who thought Eddie was kind of harsh when he said about Shane, “You can’t fix stupid.” Shane says, “If this show is just going to be about roasting me, I’m literally going to walk off.” Really? He’s going to Nene his way out of this? Bye, Shane. Shane asks Eddie if he really thinks he is stupid. Eddie lies and says he is a smart kid but is just not cut out for yachting. James says he has never watched a reunion show. He is having the time of his life. James says that he tried to help Shane. Then Shane is let go.
So, Nanette was kind enough to pull photos for tonight’s episode and she labeled them properly with everyone’s names. I keep having to look at the photos to recognize the girls because they all look really different. Are we really sure that is even Elizabeth? Rachel takes the whole all chefs are weird and arrogant to the next level. Rachel seems to have softened her stance on Francesca after seeing the show and understanding what went on. She seems to be distancing from Elizabeth. Which is smart.
About Rachel’s scary drunken behavior she says she is just a wild stallion. Eddie says he was worried about her behavior. But, he didn’t want to say anything to her about it because he was afraid she would quit again. Rachel says that Captain Lee comparing her to his deceased son made a big impact on her. She holds him in the highest regard.
Please Love Me!
Next, we move on to Elizabeth who I do not even recognize and it’s not just the weird disco disco duck kind of outfit. She was much prettier on the boat. James gets some heat from the guys for his excessive eyebrow plucking. James says he thought it was obvious that they would not be together after filming because they live in different countries. That makes sense to me. James and Elizabeth both say it was the other person who decided to go screw in a guest cabin. Elizabeth was apparently shocked watching the show to see how James talked about her. But as of yet no one has asked if she is mortified by her 13 year old school girl behavior around him.
James doesn’t like when Andy calls it a relationship. He says he has no regrets. Captain Lee says if it hadn’t happened on a boat it would have been a one night stand (I kind of miss those, lol). James says it sounds like Captain Lee knows him well. Then we move on to Izzy and her relationship with James and Rob. Izzy thinks Rob is a coward for not doing the reunion. Apparently, Rob has not even watched the season. Rachel says she talks to Rob all the time and he is actually working right now. I don’t understand the whole “digging for gold” nonsense. Can someone explain that to me? Izzy says that the reason she didn’t apply to be deckhand originally was because she had been assaulted by men on her previous boat. WOW. That’s rough.
Why Is Francesca The Issue For Elizabeth’s Fuck Ups?
People seem to think that Francesca was mean to Elizabeth? Elizabeth now says she has four and a half years of experience “on and off.” She totally lied about her experience. Elizabeth thinks that Francesca and Ashling were bullies. Captain Lee is laughing along with the rest of the viewers. BTW, Captain Lee has not been asked a single thing. And he is wearing a tie. He must feel like, “I got all dressed up for this and Andy is ignoring me? Rachel and Izzy continue to support Elizabeth. WHY NOT ASK CAPTAIN LEE? Bu the way Francesca looks STUNNING! Apparently, Nanette doesn’t like her either! LOL.
Ashling says that Elizabeth is just not cut out for the job. BREAKING NEWS! Captain Lee is getting a question!!! He is asked about Elizabeth’s performance and he says that Francesca is right about Elizabeth. He says that people excel at what they like and he doesn’t think that Elizabeth enjoys being a yachtie. Elizabeth says that Captain Lee never really got to know her and didn’t know what was going on. Girl PLEASE. Ashling says that Elizabeth just doesn’t like being called out. Elizabeth is very nervy here. She says that she never felt “uplifted”. Girl, you had simple jobs. Make beds. Scrub toilets. Serve dinner. And you failed at them all consistently. What exactly is it you are so proud of and demand recognition for???
Finally, Captain Lee is asked about Elizabeth and says that Francesca and Ashling had to carry extra weight because of Elizabeth. He understands that SHE thought she was doing a good job but she was not. Then we go back to dumbfuck Elizabeth. She says the birthday cake was sort of malicious. Rachel thinks it was fucked up. Rachel says she understands why Elizabeth was fired but she thinks with two charters left she should have just let her stay. Francesca says she was not celebrating Elizabeth’s departure. Are we really leaving this with no Captain Lee segment? Andy asks if Elizabeth has anything good to say about Francesca. He points out she didn’t say anything kind.
Oh MAN! Josiah was going to come in to replace Elizabeth. Now that would have been AMAZING! Captain Lee says he would have been great. And there for some reason my DVR ends. Now I have to go chat with Captain Lee about those glasses. lol.