Well, it’s Octoberfest on The Lady Michelle on tonight’s Below Deck Med Recap. I’m in a crabby mood due to my weird sleep schedule and the fucking phone that I am ready to jerk out of the wall. Just when I can finally sleep without anxiety dreams, it never fails that the phone starts ringing off the the hook. The good news is I am up (sort of) for this recap. This season has been lightyears better than the last one. However, this is only episode nine and I am ready to wrap this show up. Also, my DVR is constantly malfunctioning with regard to Bravo shows. It says it is recording the same show twice at the same time. So I’m going to miss the rose ceremony on Bachelor in Paradise tonight.
Lexi Seems Worse Than Ever
Please let this be Lexi’s last episode. I don’t ask for much. That would put me in a better mood before trying to sleep again. Katie and Courtney are working their asses off and Lexi continues to half-ass all of her tasks. Mat is getting his grove back. Malia shares her memories of being in Germany for Octoberfest. The memories are few due to all the drinking. When I went in elementary school, my mama did let me get a “children’s beer” and I am still mad at her for that. I did get a pretzel which I probably shared with my parents. Lexi walks in on a female guest naked. Then appears to just hide the cleaning supplies in a random closet. Lloyd has been to Octoberfest twice so he is kind of not really in charge of the festivities. He’s sort of the cruise director for this charter.
All the crew dons their Octoberfest costumes while Mat makes a German dinner and pretzels. Captain Yawn offers Katie a third stew to help out with the boat. In all fairness it is a much bigger boat than usual and there are only three stews (plus the locals who help between charters getting the boat turned around. Oh speaking of off camera employees, Malia evidently hooked up with one of the mechanics, Jake and they are still dating. Poor David. The deck crew is the life of the Octoberfest party. This may be the best deck crew of any season. Mat hits the dinner out of the park.
The next morning, the deck crew has to do their thing quickly as the winds are high and the boat needs to dock in very high winds and strong currents. They manage to make a difficult docking look easy. Lexi is in the laundry room as two of the guests are up hoping for coffee or some sort of attention. I feel like a lot of this is scripted because Lexi made a point to tell Katie that the breakfast table would be set first thing in the morning. The guest fix themselves drinks. They make sure Captain Yawn knows about this on the way out. But, on the good side, they raved about the food and the deck crew. They got the biggest tip of the season. Almost $2K each. The upcoming guests are six women and one has the strangest dietary restrictions EVER.
Let the hot tubbing begin! In a strange twist of events, Lexi gets in the hot tub with just the guys. It’s a very pleasant experience. They talk about Harry Potter. Lexi says she wasn’t allow to watch it due to her very religious parents. There was no screaming or derogatory comments. They all just took a quick dip with a drink and went to bed. I really think most of this Lexi behavior is production. The next morning Malia teaches Uzi how to use a harness to hang of the side of the boat and clean. The new stew comes and Katie tells Lexi there are no longer ranks among the stews. They will rotate jobs.
The second half of the season looks even better than the first. I’m off to sort through emails. Sorry if you sent one and I haven’t responded.