How the hell is it 9 p.m. already? I guess when you sleep until four p.m. this is what happens. I am so excited for this Below Deck Med recap! They left us with a cliff hanger and I almost cheated and streamed this episode, but I hate streaming. I’m not even watching Big Brother feeds much this week because there is no doubt about who is leaving. Anyway, this episode begins with Mat leaving the boat forever, AGAIN. And Lexi threatening to quit. Don’t tease us with a good time, Lexi. Let’s see how this all works out.
Lexi Thinks She Is Satan
Wow! My DVR often cuts off the last few seconds of episodes. I totally missed Lexi pushing Mzi away from her. She should be fired for that alone. David takes David to his cabin to avoid anymore physical conflict. Lexi screams at Katie that she can fire her because she doesn’t need the money. This bitch has got to go. Malia goes off to cry tears of anger. She has been there for Lexi and her grief over losing her dad. But, Lexi is just a horrible person. Meanwhile, Lexi is putting down David, who is just trying to help her, and insulting his job as a deckhand. Lexi finally goes to bed while mutter over and over that they don’t know she is “Fucking Satan.” Wow.
The guys discover that Mat and all of his stuff is gone. It seems that Courtney went to bed early and missed all the drama so Katie filled her in the next morning. Lexi runs into Sandy in the kitchen while grabbing some coffee and tells her an odd version of the previous evening. She claim there was a little spat. Sandy says just apologize, and Lexi makes it clear that is not something she knows how to do. Then, Marten fills Captain Sandy in on the most suspect scene ever in the history of Below Deck Med. Sandy’s response were clearly scripted. She didn’t react like someone being told for the first time that the chef quit.
Katie goes to tell Captain Sandy about the situation with Lexi. As she is beginning the story, Lexi shows up to interrupt. Sandy asks her to join them. Great. Of course Lexi is playing the victim. Sandy wants to have a crew meeting. God she is stupid. She has no leadership skills at all. She should have told Lexi to go down stairs and heard out her chief stew. Captain Lee would neve a call a team meeting for crew bullshit. He’d just start out handing out tickets home, beginning with Lexi. The crew meeting was pointless. Lexi played the victim and then ran crying to her cabin.
Meanwhile, Sandy has to figure out the chef situation. She apparently called for a chef to go to quarantine the last time Mat quit. But, he has two more days left and the guests arrive tomorrow. There is so much going on this episode! Suddenly, Mat is back and apologizes to Sandy and everyone else. He was wasted and made a rash decision that he deeply regrets. Sandy says she already has a chef. Mat is shocked. Sandy is also lying. Sort of. She tells him that he can do one more charter and then he is done. The crew hasn’t eaten. Couldn’t he whip a a couple of quiches and some fruit rather than “getting started on desserts”? Perhaps he found out about the two cakes before that comment?
Lexi Remains On The Attack
Malia and Lexi have a private talk and Lexi doubles down on her position that Malia was being fake when she comforted her about he dad. I have to say, that Malia and even Sandy for the most part are completely different people this season. It’s a great improvement and I can’t even hate them anymore. In fact, I really like Malia this season. And Sandy is tolerable. Lexi really is Satan. I’m a believer. David is being very kind to Mat. I hope Mat stays for the season. I mean who hasn’t enjoyed a good sex party? 🙂 Malia and Katie debrief each other on their chats with Lexi. Of course, Lexi interrupts any conversation about her. AGAIN.
I feel like I can’t do this episode justice. I’d need a thousand words, literally, for each scene. This is the MOST DRAMATIC SCENE EVER! I never rewatch episodes but I might have to for this one. I miss things while I am typing. So Katie goes to chat with Lexi. Lexi literally tells Katie, “You’re wrong. Malia was wrong. All of you guys were wrong. God I hope there is a reunion and this bitch is on it. While Katie is telling her that it doesn’t feel like she wants to be there, Lexi calls her mommy. You can’t make this shit up. She rudely dismisses Katie and then tells her mommy that she is quitting the boat. YAY! PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN! Katie cries in her cabin. I think she doing an angry cry more than anything. Lexi’s mom asks if she thinks God is pleased with her. She says no, but that is why you pray for forgiveness. UNLESS YOU ARE SATAN!
The Morning Of Charter
The deckhands are all being very sweet to Mat and offer to help anyway they can. Everyone still hates Lexi, almost as much as I do. Once again, Katie tries to explain to Sandy what a cuntsatchel Lexi is. Once again Sandy doesn’t listen and demonstrates what a horrible captain she really is. She tells Katie to get past it and “you’re a leader, rise.” Again, Captain Lee would listen and immediately give Lexi a ticket home if Kate told him the whole boat was better off without her. Instead, Katie had to sit there and listen to a bunch of odd platitudes from some sort of leadership conference. Sandy SUCKS as a leader and should not have a leadership position of any kind. Katie’s reaction was very professional. She tells Courtney she can bunk with Malia and she will bunk with Satan. That’s leadership. Why doesn’t MALIA tell Sandy to fire Lexi. That would do the trick.
The amount of provisions Mat orders are OBSCENE. Katie tells Lexi that she has really pushed her boundaries regarding ethics and morals. Lexi apologizes to Katie for calling her a cunt and blames in on the alcohol. They hug it out. It’s time for the guest. FINALLY. I’m exhausted! The new guests seem excited to be there. They are some sort of “empowerment” company. Or they give leadership lectures or something. Perhaps they can help Sandy. Meanwhile, Malia is the best bosun ever to be on any Below Deck season. The guests love the first lunch. Captain Sandy hovers over the guests again. Athena, the primary goes to give Mat weird instructions about the calamari she has requested. He needs more options for those who don’t care for it.
Calamari is very simple. Flour it. Deep fry it. Garnish with lemon wedges. I don’t eat it myself. But, even I know that. Sandy hovers in the kitchen micromanaging Mat. I feel sorry for Mat. Next week, the primary is disappointed with the two cakes. Sigh.