It’s reunion time on tonight’s Below Deck Recap! But before we get to all of that, I feel like I am off the Rayna train. I’ve been defending her all season but she’s gone full on batshit crazy online. She seems to think …. WAIT FOR IT… that Eddie is being groomed to replace Captain Lee. I can’t even type that while LOL. She also thinks production, 51 Minds brings on black women to make them look bad. Maybe? They are the worst production company ever. Click here for their worst casting decision ever. Nevertheless, she seems a bit unhinged and says that the reunion doesn’t cover anything interesting. Let’s hope not. Good reunions are a PITA to recap. Too much, “then she said, the he said” stuff. It’s more transcription than a recap.
Nothing But Love, Really?
Wait what? Why isn’t Jake there? He couldn’t even do a virtual reunion? Why is there no explanation? We start with all the makeout sessions and I am officially bored already. Maybe Rayna is not wrong about it being boring. Nevertheless, Andy comes for her right away about hooking up with Jake when he was “engaged.” She says she talked to the finacé and she said it is a sham relationship for a green card. Are the Feds watching this? Andy just said the same thing. Woah, this pineapple chicken dish I just made for the second time this week is VERY spicy. Too much jalepeno?
I’m bored. The stew that quit is there. Who cares? She says the cameras were too much for her. She was used to being the sole stew on private yachts. She’s not a fan of Heather. I do love how she is pushing all of Heather’s buttons. Fraser and Heather gang up on her. Jess says that Heather never talked to her at all. She lost 15 pounds on the boat. She was super stressed out. Heather apologizes to her. And it was well received. Jess is working at a resort in Florida and loves it. No one wants say anything bad about each other from the interior. It seems Rayna was right about this being a sleeper of a reunion. Rayna is two months sober. Rachel spoke to her and helped her make that decision.
Rachel Is A Rockstar, Eddie Not So Much
Captain Lee continues to praise Rachel’s cooking. Rachel looks really pretty. The talk about all the things that Rachel had to puree for the guest with the wired jaw. Everyone thinks Rachel is spectacular. They say that the crew meals were great too. Rachel has bought herself the bus she wanted. This reunion is a total dud. I have nothing of interest to contribute. I’m literally having to watch commercials. That never happens during recap. Especially on a reunion episode. I’m literally counting the minutes until Big Brother.
Next, we talk about all the fuckups from the deck crew. Rayna says she loves Eddie. WTF? Eddie says that Jake was a bit too big for his britches at first. Rayna says she loves yachting. She admits she rolls her eyes a lot. Seriously, that is what we are talking about here. I’m rolling my eyes at this whole reunion. It’s really bad. What is wrong with Andy? Does he not watch the show? Did nothing happen this season? I’m trying to think of something we want them to discuss. Other than the N word controversy, what was there? Are we not going to talk about that?
Oh The N Word Is Going To Be Addressed
They begin by showing Heather and Rayna hugging it out and Rayna accepting her apology. Rayna feels like Eddie doesn’t understand how it made her feel. Heather says she was appalled when she saw the footage of her parroting what Rayna said. She has no idea what she was thinking. To be fair they were all drunk. Not that that makes a difference but she was very close with Rayna, or so she thought. She says there was no excuse for it. Andy asks Rayna why she accepted the apology. Rayna says that she felt like she had to accept the apology because she didn’t want to be seen as the “angry black woman.”
Next the question Eddie over how he reacted or did not react to Heather’s comments. Eddie says that he was upset that Rayna didn’t see him as an ally. He feels like he failed her. Rayna says she didn’t feel comfortable with him for a lot of different reasons. Apparently, Eddie equated the situation with Rayna saying fuck when she is drunk. She’s really going after him. He doesn’t seem to know the difference. Rayna gets really upset and says that “Eddie tries to ruin her.” She’s crying. Someone explain this to me. Is the F word, “fuck” or “faggot”? Because somehow she is talking about her sister being gay. Oh it is the fag/faggot word. They roll unseen footage of her and Eddie. She says she never says it. Production had no footage of her saying the word.
Rayna is very hyped up. She says that Heather is in no way racist. It was all overblown on social media. we move on to Rayna screaming about how Wes is “not black.” That is an unresolved issue with these two. Heather really regrets he use of the word and she apologizes to Rayna. Rayna makes amends with Heather. But, she never apologizes to Wes for what she says. Captain Lee on the other hand has nothing but nice things to say about Wes. Wes is a captain in the Virgin Islands. Fraser is a chief stew. My Internet just died. This is a problem.