YAY! Below Deck with Captain Lee Stud of the Sea is back! That means it’s time for a Below Deck recap. On very rare occasions, I have interacted with Captain Lee and recall at one point him mentioning some health conditions. But, I was not aware at the time that the show was about to begin filming at the time. So on tonight’s episode, it apparently all unfolds on camera. Or at least we know he is being treated for something.
We start with Eddie meeting Captain Sean who will be an interim captain while Captain Lee deals with some health issues back home. Eddie is First Officer which is a position we do not normally see on the show. Captain Sean is no Captain Lee. I’m just saying. Heather, the Chief Stew arrives on the boat and greets Captain Sean by saying, “Hi Sean!” I dislike her already. That’s CAPTAIN Sean to you. Oh she is so annoying already. I hope she chills out soon. But it doesn’t look likely.
Everyone Annoys Me
Fraser is a stew and despite this being only his second season in yachting he already knows everything there is to know according to him. I get a pretentious gay guy feel from him. Jessica seems like she might be a kind decent person. She is a stew. Rayna is a deckhand who already has an eye on Jake who is also a deckhand. Rayna used to work on fishing boats in Alaska. The third deckhand is Wes. He’s a sailor. So he is new to megayachts. Captain Sean has an meeting with all the crew. He tells them all not to piss him off and if he needs to run shorthanded, he will. They are all afraid of him already. lol.
In the stew meeting, Jessica says she loves doing laundry. That’s a new one. That makes her third stew. Fraser is second stew. The provisions come before the chef shows up. Crazy, “eat my cooter” Rachel is the chef this season. She is a bottle purple/redhead now. And clearly still batshit crazy. It’s time for the guests to arrive. I am not sure they are even ready. Captain Sean walks around to inspect the boat, and apparently, fluff pillows on deck. Theses are a bunch of single black women. The fact that there are no men with them however does not stop them from being fashionistas.
Fraser’s strengths apparently lie more in making perfect corners when making a bed than actually making drinks. He is mystified when asked to serve a chocolate martini. Also, a storm is brewing between Fraser and Heather. Rachel also hates Eddie for last season. But seriously? Rachel WAS the problem last season. However, her food is good and the guests are loving it. The interior is a mess and that is totally on Heather and her lack of direction. After dinner there is a whole other area set up for their pajama party. They don’t get wasted drunk and go to bed around midnight.
The beach set up goes tits up because Captain Sean thinks he is some sort of decor designer. But the time he gets all he wants done, and yes he is on shore doing it himself, the sun will be going down. This season looks like a hot mess. I forsee a LOT of people getting fired this season. They all kind of suck at their jobs.
What we learned this episode boys and girls is that without Captain Lee there is no show. Also, the casting this season seems terrible. Sorry, there was not much to say about this episode. I kept waiting for it to start.