Sadly, this is the last Below Deck Recap of the season unless we get a reunion. The Below Deck reunions have been sort of sometimey the last few seasons. However, I seem to recall (and my recollections during Covid are not to be trusted) that Rayna said the whole Heather situation was kind of swept under the rug at the reunion. So hopefully we will have a good reunion episode or two. Anyway, it’s time, here we go. I probably should have rewatched the last episode first because I don’t even remember any of this. I was in the middle of grieving and trying to pay attention. Tonight I am just cranky.
Apparently, Heather asked Eddie to bring the ice cream to the beach party dressed as Alexander Hamilton when the guests were just being served dinner. Now there is chaos and Rachel is furious because there is no place to keep the ice cream cold and the whole stunt is blown. Finally, Rachel hates Heather as much as I do. And almost as much as Rayna does. YAY! Meanwhile back on the boat, Kaylee apparently has nothing better to do than flirt with Wes. And vice versa. They decide to kick back on the swim platform. Then, Wes gets called to do his job.
Oh Lord, the female guests are harvesting live sand dollars. When I was around high school age I went on a church youth trip to Jekyl Island. I found so many sand dollars. I put them in my bag and was so thrilled to be taking them home. In a plastic bag. On a bus. This bus soon began to stink to high heaven and my beloved sand dollars were discovered and tossed out. I did not fess up. But, I think everyone knew. See? I was not always the brilliant person who knows everything that I am today. 🙂 I learned a few things the hard way. Also in high school, I was also on an ECOLOGY CLUB TRIP on a bus and threw a Twinkie wrapper or something similar out the window. I KNOW! I didn’t have many friends in high school. LOL
Just Hop On The Bus Gus, And Set Yourself Free
Eventually, everyone, except the sand dollars, live and returns to the boat. It is there that we learn Rachel is buying a full sized Bluebird bus when she gets home. She plans to outfit it with a commercial kitchen and live on it. I kind of love her for that. The guests are drunk and requesting Captain Lee join them at dinner. He loves that so much. LOL. The deck crew is thrilled to have the slide put away for the last time. Jake is ready to get to his fiancé who is apparently meeting him in Miami. Fraser is also going to Miami. We need footage of this.
Heather asks Jake and Eddie to be Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr at the dinner party. Captain Lee jokes that he wishes he was the one that got to shoot Eddie. Tough love there, Boat Daddy. Generally he hates the whole idea but that is what the guests want. Meanwhile, Rachel is exhausted and requests a quiet gallery for the final service. She’s over Heather. I’ve been over Heather. So, I commend her for lasting this long. I feel like I am just trying to get through this dinner to get to the crew night out. Silent galley is not happening and Rachel is pressed. But, the guests are very, very happy. And so is Captain Lee. I feel like she could skip the bus and move in with Captain Lee and Mary Anne instead.
Captain Lee Teaches Eddie How To Dock A Megayacht
I don’t care who docks the boat. Let’s just get these last guests off the boat and get to the last night out with the crew! Eddie is nervous about docking the boat. As it turns out there was an technical issue and he didn’t get the chance. Oh wait! It got fixed and he got to do it while Captain Lee talked him through it. He did great! At the tip meeting Captain Lee is happy with the crew. They got a $17,000 tip ad made $147,000 in tips for the season. WOW.
Jake suggests they all jump off the bow. Jake jumps off in just a thong. Because, of course Jake wears a thong at work. The girls jump in their uniforms. Wes and Jake are already really wound up. Rayna and Jake are making out in the van before they even get there. Instead of a beach outing they are in the mountains and it is beautiful. Dinner starts off well. At least for a minute. Heather starts lecturing the crew about being concerned about Kaylee before she arrived. It was a whole lot more drunken than that.
It’s Time For The Rayna Versus Heather Implosion
Rayna starts poking at drunk Heather and shit’s about to go down. But, somehow it gets derailed by Eddie who was dared to jump into the fountain. Rayna vents to Fraser about Heather. He tries to diffuse her but that is not going to happen. And yet ,somehow it’s time for everyone to head back to the boat. Heather really tries to make up with Rayna but she is too far gone for that. She’s been stewing for weeks about Heather. I agree with Heather that she should have talked to her about it instead of telling her everything was good with them. Heather literally gets on her knees and begs for forgiveness. Rayna is not interested. Wow. Eddie and Jake literally have to force them into separate vans.
Suddenly, I am on Heather’s side again. Rayna is being awful. Wes tries to explain this to Rayna in the van and Rayna goes OFF on Wes. She says to Wes ” You white just like the other motherfuckers.” Wow. Wow, Rayna. I’ve had your back all season but this is some bullshit right here. They arrive back on the boat and everyone just wants to go to be. Rayna an Jake share a bed. So do Heather and Rachel. The next morning everyone is hungover and exhausted. But they have to pack all their shit and get ready to leave. Wes tries to tell Rayna how much she hurt him. She doubles down.
Everyone leaves one by one. Heather wonders if she should tell Rayna goodbye. No Heather, you should not. You owe nothing to Rayna at this point. You’ve literally tried everything to appease her. She’s insulted you, and she’s insulted Wes. She’s just lashing out at everyone. Pack your shit, hang with Rachel and let it go. But, Heather hugs her anyway and apologizes for the eleventy billionth time. Jake and Fraser head to Miami together taking their wine glasses with them. Rachel heads home to live in her bus. We end as we began with Captain Lee and Eddie. They are so cute together. I think they were tearing up. I was not. Okay maybe a tiny bit. Shut up.