So, I have a “the dog ate my homework story for why this is starting a bit late. I did all my set ups hours ago and apparently forgot to save my work. Or something. All of my Below Deck recaps magically disappeared all the way back to 2015. WTF? Anyway, I have been looking forward to this recap all season. I don’t think that Captain Lee thought there would be this many episodes before his sudden departure but tonight is the night and it’s going to be a tear-jerker. So l am trying to quickly prepare for this Below Deck Recap. There are a lot of things that just disappeared!
This is such a clusterfuck of a disaster, but here we go. Captain Lee calls everyone in for a meeting and just blurts it right out. He says he will come back as soon as a can. I don’t except we will be seeing him again this season. He doesn’t seem to know who is taking over for him yet. He apologizes to the crew and everyone has tears in their eyes. Rachel takes it the hardest. She is sobbing.
Here She Comes To Save The Day
Meanwhile, we are back to the romance story where Ross has made out with two different stews. This is not helping the fact that everyone hates Camille. I love how Ross tells the deck crew there are good captains and not so good captains right before Captain Sandy arrives. At least she has gotten better. Camille was in the shower Um shouldn’t she be working? When everyone sees off Captain Lee she is noticeably missing. I hope Captain Sandy fires her. Then, Camille gets drunk before bed.
The new guests arrive. It’s another girls trip with slightly older women who can pay for their own trip and not have to ask their daddies. So they should be more civilized. We shall see. Oh one is a gold medal winner and one is a golf champion. Sandy has to get the huge boat off the dock. I thought they used the tinder last week. This season makes me want to go back to St. Lucia. It’s super expensive but worth it. Camille complains about having to do laundry. Good grief. Camille is extremely rude to Ross. She wants something to do on deck. The thing is…no one wants her “help.”
Camille Is Her Own Worst Enemy
Camille is so rude to everyone and she wears it as a badge of armor. She brags that she was expelled by her high school principal as if that is something to be proud of. I’m running out of ways to say how awful she is.
If Camille wasn’t making things hard enough, there is a fire on the boat! What else could go wrong? It’s an electrical fire in the ceiling. The deckhands are having to do anchor watch for the first time and they are not happy about it. When Captain Lee was there the engineers did it for them. Welcome to the real deal guys. Meanwhile, Rachel struggles with the birthday cake. I didn’t like the tennis ball idea from the beginning so just leave it off. Captain Sandy helps with dishes and mops in the kitchen. She’s done more work in an hour than Camille has done all season.
Next week: Will Camille FINALLY be given a ticket home? Can we send her halfway home and let her figure out the rest?