What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
Great start to the week already, I miss a minute or two of the beginning. The bizarre thing is, I started off with extra time this morning. Such is life. Moving on.
Peter says, they’re all set. All they need now is the bride. Valentin wonders what the delay is, and Maxie tells him, it’s the bride’s prerogative to keep her groom waiting.
Outside, Obrecht wants to take one more picture, but Nina says, there will be plenty of time for that later. Lulu says she needs to speak to Nina. It’s important. Nina asks what’s more important than the happiest day of her life?
Obrecht is sure whatever Lulu has to say can wait until after the ceremony. Lulu says, it can’t. Nina says it’s her wedding day. She’s getting ready to walk down the aisle. Lulu says they have to talk right now; privately. Nina says, it’s never ending with her, and Lulu asks what that’s supposed to mean. Nina says she knows what it means. Michael arrives, and says Sasha looks incredible, and so does Nina. Nina thanks him, and he says he’ll see Sasha inside. Maxie comes out with two bouquets, giving them to Nina and Sasha. She says, Valentin is getting antsy. Let’s do this, people. Ready? Lulu says she has to tell Nina something that can’t wait.
Josslyn tells Jax that she didn’t know at the time, but Dev helped Sonny rescue Dante in Turkey, and ended up saving Sonny’s life. When Dev was on his own, he didn’t feel safe. Jax asks, from what? and Josslyn says, the people after him; she’s not sure exactly. Dev made it to the U.S., hoping Sonny could help him out. He came there first, but Sonny wasn’t home, so he went to Dante’s. That’s how she ended up at the police station. Jax says, what? and she says she wasn’t under arrest. Jax says he would hate that, and hate to be the last person to know. She says she went in Lulu’s house, and thought Dev was a burglar. He kept telling her that he knew Sonny, but it didn’t make sense. By then the police were there, but she called Sonny, and it was straightened out. The next day, Dev was there. Jax says, strange for her, and Josslyn says, it was pretty random, but he seemed nice enough. Sonny wanted to find a way to protect Dev. It wasn’t safe to send him back, so he made Dev part of the family. Jax says, his life was on the line, and she says, no one shared the details, but that’s the impression she got. He says it sounds like she didn’t get a choice.
Sam says, just because he wasn’t dressed for it, doesn’t mean Peter wasn’t headed to the gym. Jason says, there are no gyms by the pier. Sam asks if Dev is sure Peter didn’t say where he was headed. Dev says he was in a hurry, and not really paying attention, and she asks, what about at the hospital? Did Peter seem anxious? Dev says he was more focused on the police finding Shiloh. Jason thanks Dev, who asks if they think Carly is up for a visit. Sam says Sonny is in with her; maybe tomorrow. Dev ask them to give Carly his best. He leaves, and Sam says, Peter was definitely working with Shiloh. That had to be it. Jason says now they have to figure out how.
Sonny tells Carly, she needs to sleep. Carly knows, but she can’t stop thinking about how differently things could have gone. Sonny asks if they did, and she says, no. He says, Donna had an addressable, correctable condition, and they have amazing resources at their disposal. She says, so many don’t have them, especially the support of family. Sonny says their daughter will live a normal life, and Carly says, screw normal. She wants Donna to live a spectacular life. She tells him to say it again, and he says, what? She says, their daughter. He kisses her, and leaves.
Lulu asks Nina if there’s somewhere they can talk, and Nina says, the reception, or her office after the honeymoon. Maxie says, it’s not the time, but Lulu says if she doesn’t, it will be too late. Nina can’t believe this, and Maxie pulls Lulu aside, and tells her that she gets Lulu doesn’t like Nina with Valentin. She doesn’t either, but whatever Lulu is about to do, don’t. Lulu says Maxie doesn’t understand, but Maxie says she does. It’s hard to watch Valentin get his happily ever after, but don’t ruin it for Nina just because she doesn’t like him. Charlotte runs out, and says, the music started, and Sasha says, she’s on. Obrecht says unless Charlotte’s mother has other ideas. Charlotte asks, what’s wrong?
Lulu says they’ll talk later, and Nina says she can’t wait. She tells Charlotte, good luck, and asks Maxie if she has any idea what that was about. Maxie says she doesn’t, and doesn’t want Nina worrying about it. Not today. She tells Nina, break a leg, and goes into the church.
Lulu sits next to Dustin, and says she couldn’t do it. Charlotte was so excited and hopeful. Peter tells Valentin, it’s show time. Dustin puts his arm around Lulu, and everyone sits. Charlotte comes down the aisle, tossing rose petals, and Valentin blows her a kiss. Sasha follows, and nods to Michael. Here Comes the Bride begins to play, and everyone gets up. Obrecht walks Nina down the aisle.
Josslyn tells Jax, it’s not like that. She told them that she wanted to help. He says he knows, and she says, no one pressured or forced her; just the opposite. Her mom went overboard, asking her if it was okay. She hated that Josslyn was lying to him. He’s glad her mom is looking out for her – and him. It’s an untenable situation, and needs to be fixed. She says, if the only fix is sending Dev away, it’s not the fix she wants.
Carly wakes up, calling out for Donna. Bobbie tells her, it’s okay. Carly says she thought the baby was crying. Is Bobbie sure she’s fine? She asks Bobbie to check on the baby, and Bobbie says she’ll be right back.
Jason and Sam goes to Spinelli’s hotel room. He apologizes that there are no snacks in the mini-bar, and Jason can’t believe he blew through it already. Sam says they didn’t come to eat, and Spinelli says he hasn’t received authorization yet from the court to check the recording out. Jason says, while their anxious to prove it’s a fake… Sam finishes, that’s not why they’re here. Spinelli asks if Carly brought forth another Corinthos, and Sam says, a baby girl – Donna. Spinelli says, Italian for great, noble lady. It’s fitting. Sam says, everyone is great, but that’s still not why they’re here. Spinelli is intrigued, and Sam says they think Peter has a connection to Shiloh. They need Spinelli’s help to narrow it down. Spinelli says, done.
Maxie tells Lulu, good call. She’s never seen Nina so happy. They go inside, and the minister says they’re here today to witness and bless this marriage. Marriage is a sacred trust, not to be entered into lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and honestly. He asks who gives Nina to Valentin, and Obrecht says, she gives herself, but on behalf of the family, she gives their blessing. She kisses Nina on the cheek, and sits. Valentin tells Nina that he loves her, and she says she loves him too.
Jax understands Josslyn’s impulse to help, and he’s proud that she wants to, but Sonny set this in motion. It seemed like a good idea, and she went along with it, but she’s just a kid, and her mom is married to… Sonny. Josslyn says, so? He says he’s looking at this from a closed perspective, and not looking at avenues other than his own. As her father, it’s his job to look out for her. Josslyn asks what he’s going to do, but he doesn’t know yet. She says, Dev is a good guy, and desperate to stay in the country. He’s not arguing with her compassion, but Dev isn’t his priority. He has to figure out what’s best for her. Sonny comes in, and Josslyn asks how Carly and the baby are. Sonny says, great, and the cutest. Josslyn can’t wait until the baby is older, and Sonny says, it’ll be a while, but worth the wait. Jax asks if Sonny has a minute to talk, and Josslyn says she has to meet up with someone. She’ll text if she won’t be home for dinner. When she’s gone, Jax calls Sonny a son of a bitch, and says he hasn’t changed at all, has he?
Carly asks Bobbie if Donna is okay, and Bobbie says, if by okay, she means perfect, then Donna is okay. She had a great feeding, a good burp, and is currently passed out. Carly can’t wait to hold her again, and Bobbie ask when that will be. Carly says, tomorrow. It feels like a long bumpy road is finally starting to smooth out. Bobbie asks why Carly didn’t tell her what she was dealing with.
Jason tells Spinelli that Shiloh called him out of the blue, offering him information. Spinelli says, and he dangled Peter in front of Jason. Sam says they think there’s more to it, and Spinelli says, he didn’t think anything of it at the time, but he overheard Peter on the phone at Crimson the day Shiloh was being transferred. Sam says, the same day Shiloh escaped. She asks who Peter was talking to, and Spinelli tells her, Peter said it was a colleague, currently working on the magazine. He insisted they’d better be finished by the end of the trial, and to keep him posted. Sam wonders what was to be finished, and Jason wonders who Peter was talking to.
The minister tells everyone that Nina and Valentin wrote their own vows; less work for him. Valentin says, ladies first. Nina says it’s no secret they’ve been there before. it didn’t end well, and she thought that was it. She’d never find the faith to trust, or the courage to let herself love again. She found those things in an unexpected place. The husband who broke her heart, rebuilt it to be stronger. He blessed her a million times with her beautiful stepdaughter, Charlotte, and added to that joy with her beautiful daughter, Sasha. She can’t express how much it meant. It’s forever changed her life in the best possible way. She was broken before, and he healed her. She didn’t think she could love him anymore, then realized she couldn’t love him any more. She loves him forevermore. He tears up, and thinks he should have gone first. He doesn’t know how to follow that. She may not have been his wife, but he’s always been married to her. She is always, has always, and always will be, the love of his life. He thanks her, and thanks whatever forces brought her to him. They’ll never be apart. They belong together. Two crazy peas in a pod. He’s grateful to whatever forces led him to her. Lulu flashes back to Valentin telling her, they need to stay calm and communicate as adults. There are some things she doesn’t know. She says she knows he’s a liar and murderer. Why would she believe him? Valentin thanks Nina for putting faith in him that he didn’t deserve. He thanks her for believing in him when she shouldn’t have, and thanks her for second chances. He promises her that he won’t waste it, just as he promises to love, honor, and cherish her, as long as he draws breath. The minister says, for formality’s sake, if anyone knows a reason why this couple shouldn’t be married, speak now or forever hold your peace Which, btw, they only say at fictitious weddings. Lulu says she has something to say. Valentin looks pissed. I’m thinking I don’t believe what she said to Dustin that revenge has noting to do with it. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think I’d leave everyone have their happiness here.
During the break, there’s a commercial for a DNA kit, which is kind of funny, considering.
Sonny says Josslyn told Jax about Dev, and Jax says, yeah. Sonny says, here’s the deal. Jax can be mad at him all he wants, but don’t take it out on Dev. Jax says he’s not taking it out on Dev; he’s protecting Josslyn. Sonny asks, from what? and Jax says, whoever Dev is running from.
Josslyn waits at the café. Dev comes in, and she thanks him for meeting her. Dev asks if everything is okay, and Josslyn says baby Donna and her mom are fine. He says she had him worried. He’s guessing he should still be worried. She says her dad knows the truth about him, and Dev asks how he found out. She says she told him.
Carly tells Bobbie, it’s not about trust. Bobbie had so much going on with her diagnosis. Diabetes is a lot; all day, every day. She thought Bobbie had so much on her plate already. Bobbie says when it comes to her kids, she can always take more. Capiche? Carly says, capiche.
Sam doesn’t understand why Peter would be monitoring Shiloh’s trial. Spinelli says Peter tried to spin it, saying it was because he was a publisher, but Sam says, that’s what reporters do. Spinelli says he doesn’t trust Peter far as he can throw him. Sam says, he’s sleazy, and Spinelli says, that’s the word. Along with deceptive. Sam says, inauthentic, nauseating… Spinelli says Peter should be imprisoned, like he did Jason. Jason says they have nothing on him yet. What about the colleague Spinelli mentioned? Spinelli says Peter called from a burner phone, and Sam says Peter will just say he’s calling an anonymous source for The Invader. Jason wonders about the surveillance cameras where the phone was purchased, and Spinelli says he’ll look into it, but right now, they should look into the world’s biggest motivator, and follow the money.
Lulu says she’s sorry to interrupt, but needs to speak to Nina alone. It’s not something that can wait. Charlotte asks what she’s doing, and Lulu says what she needs to say is really important. Michael gets up, and suggests he take Lulu outside for some air. Lulu says she doesn’t need air; she need to talk to Nina. Nina tells Valentin that she’s about to lose her mind, and Valentin asks Lulu to please leave. She says she’s not leaving until Nina hears the truth.
Jax says, it’s vintage Sonny. Hiding behind innocents who love him. He uses those who love him as a shield, like he did Robin and Brenda. He continues to use Carly. Jax has watched for years, as Sonny hid behind them, but he’s not letting Sonny put Josslyn’s life in danger. Sonny says he can’t send Dev back to a country where there’s a bounty on his head. Jax says Sonny invited Dev into his daughter’s home, and Sonny says, where nobody can find him. Jax says, what if it goes wrong, and Josslyn gets caught in the crossfire? He can’t live with that, and wants Dev out. Sonny asks if he’s threatening to take Josslyn, and Jax says what he wants to do is protect Josslyn and Carly.
Josslyn tells Dev, her father asked, and she couldn’t lie anymore. Dev says he totally gets why she told the truth. How did he take it? She says, he wasn’t thrilled, especially since it’s illegal. He wants her safe. She tried to convince him to leave things the way they are. He’s not going to turn Dev into ICE, or have him deported or arrested. He’s just worried about her and her mom, and when her dad is worried, he usually does something. She just doesn’t know what the something is going to be.
Carly says she’s still scared, and Bobbie says, there’s nothing worse than fearing for the well-being of your child. Carly says, what if she’s not enough for Donna, and the challenges she’s facing? How will she help Donna get through them? Bobbie says it’s no secret they haven’t always agreed on Carly’s choices, but there’s no stronger or more committed and loving mother than she is. Donna’s condition is correctable, and she’ll be okay. Carly says she’s grateful. Bobbie says, no matter what, she’ll always be the support and help Carly needs. Carly says she loves Bobbie so much, and Bobbie says, back atcha. Always and forever.
Spinelli tells Sam and Jason, success! He’s accessed Peter’s bank account records – for research purposes only. Sam says she sees a lot of zeros. Peter withdrew $35K in cash the same day Shiloh took her hostage on the Haunted Star. Jason says, Shiloh could have used Peter’s help to get away, and Sam adds, he could have facilitated Shiloh’s escape, Spinelli says he wants it to be true. And not just because Peter should get what’s coming to him. Sam says, it will break Maxie’s heart. Spinelli says Maxie was planning on making Peter part of his daughters life. He’s been playing along, because Maxie will say it’s just a grudge, but it’s more than that. Peter is vindictive, deceitful, and evil. Jason says they need to prove he’s guilty, and Spinelli says, then prove it they shall.
Valentin says no one has any interest in anything Lulu has to say. She says she’s not going anywhere, and Nina asks the reverend to take Charlotte to the playroom downstairs. Charlotte doesn’t want to go, but Nina explains it’s an adult conversation. She’ll get Charlotte as soon as they’re done. Valentin says something to Charlotte in French, and she goes with the minister. Nina says Lulu is being s spiteful little bitch. Maxie gets between Lulu and Nina, and Lulu says she doesn’t care what Nina thinks. Nina says Lulu doesn’t care about anyone but herself. It makes sense given their history, that Lulu would ruin this day. At least she’s consistent. Lulu says she has to tell Nina that Sasha isn’t really her daughter.
Bobbie says she brought Carly something. Technically, it’s for Donna. She hands Carly a gift bag, and Carly looks inside. She takes something out, and says, BJ’s music box. Bobbie says, now it belongs to BJ’s little niece. Carly asks if Bobbie is sure she wants to give it away, and Bobbie says, BJ would want Donna to have it. Carly says, it’s perfect, and thanks her. Bobbie says, let her dance, and Carly opens the box. Music plays while the ballerina twirls.
Josslyn says she wishes she could tell Dev nothing is going to change, but she knows her dad. Dev thinks it’s cool. She says, which part? and he says, her and her father. It’s an honest relationship, and he acts on her behalf. Even if they don’t agree, they still respect each other. Josslyn says Dev has that too; someone looking out for him – Sonny.
Jax says the only reason he doesn’t take Josslyn out of there now, is that Carly just gave birth to a baby with special needs. She has enough stress; they don’t need to pile it on. Sonny says he and Carly are on the same page, but Jax says he saw the look on Carly’s face. She wasn’t happy. She wanted to send Dev to boarding school. Sonny just doesn’t care, does he? He wanted to ram this new family member down everyone’s throats, play the big hero, and feel good about himself. He always knew Sonny was selfish, but Sonny just took it to a whole new level. Sonny claims he loves them, but Jax actually does. He will protect Carly and Josslyn, no matter what. Sonny asks what Jax means, and Jax says he’s late for a wedding, and jets. Sonny wonders what to do about Dev.
Spinelli wonders if Maxie should get a heads up, but Jason says they’re just operating on a hunch. Sam says they’re not close to their objective. Until they know what the connection is, they’re going to sit tight. It’s going to blow some people’s worlds apart. Jason says that’s why they need to know the truth. Spinelli hates that Maxie is getting in deeper.
Nina asks, what did Lulu say? Lulu repeats that Sasha isn’t her daughter. She’s sorry. Nina asks if Lulu has to ruin everything, and Lulu says she overheard Sasha and Obrecht talking at the bachelorette party. She’s sure Valentin is in on the whole thing. Nina says it’s turning out to be a party; is it a conspiracy? Maxie says there were three DNA tests, and Lulu says she’s just repeating what she heard. Nina says she heard wrong. Nina looks at Sasha and says, tell Lulu that she’s her daughter.
Tomorrow, Jordan tells Curtis that someone is pulling the strings. Ryan tells Ava that she needs him as much as he needs her, and Nina says one word from Sasha can end this once and for all.
Kate is excited to be in Thailand. It’s been on her bucket list for years. She’s hoping it goes better than last year. Captain Lee says, the scenery is impressive. Ashton says this time, he’s in a position to lead, but he still wants to have a lot of fun. New chef Kevin says he’s made waitresses cry, but thinks that’s behind him now. New stew Simone says her friends would describe her as the life of the party, and other new stew Courtney says she likes yachting, but not working. She’d rather sip champagne on the beach, but she has to make money. New deckhand Brian is from South Africa. He grew up a wild child, and works hard, but what’s life without a bit of fun? Other new deckhand Abbi says she’s always been one of the boys, and loves to prove people wrong about her. Third new deckhand Tanner’s motto is GVO – good vibes only. Kate says she thinks it’s possible for them to be one big happy family, but it never lasts long.
Phuket, Thailand. I will refrain from jokes. Kate tells us that Thailand is unlike any other place. It’s beautiful, the massages are great, and she loves pad Thai. Captain Lee complains about the charts having no depth indications on them. He asks Kate if she’s ready, and shows her what she has to work with, noting there’s a new chef. She looks their sheets over, and he says, Ashton is coming back as bosun. Kate says, he’s earned it. He tells her the Valor hasn’t changed much. She’s a cocky old broad.
Everyone arrives. Simone and Courtney meet Ashton, and Ashton goes to the bridge to say hi to the captain. Captain Lee says Ashton’s got both feet. Ashton says he’s healthy and strong, and excited to be bosun. In his interview, Ashton says he has 100% more pressure this season. He had to manage himself last season, and that in itself was a challenge. The captain shows him the deckhands’ sheets, and says he has some good talent. Ashton confirms guests are coming tomorrow, and the captain says they’ll try to keep him alive this year. In Captain Lee’s interview, he says, last season, Ashton displayed the qualities of a bosun. He’s hoping Ashton steps up to the job, because babysitting ain’t happening.
Kevin introduces himself to Kate, and she tells him that he’s bunking with Ashton. In her interview, she says if she had a dollar for every crazy yacht chef she’s worked with, she’d have her own yacht with a crazy yacht chef. We flash back to the various crazy chefs over the seasons. She says, Kevin looks like Tom Cruise mixed with Hugh Grant. (I don’t see it, but okay.) She’s hoping he’ll break the crazy mold, but God has a wicked sense of humor. In Kevin’s interview, he says he’s worked for six years on super yachts, and cooked for some very important people. His standards are high, and he expects the others to match him if not better him.
In her interview, Abbi says, growing up, they didn’t have a lot of money. She moved to Greece on a whim, and her family thought she was crazy, since she had a full scholarship to law school. She had a gut feeling though, and her gut is her best friend. Ashton and Kate make small talk. Kate meets with the stews. She asks Courtney about her experience, which has been one season. Kate asks what her favorite part about being a stew is, and she says, meeting the guests. She’s uncomfortable with service, since she’s not used to servitude. In her interview, she says she was an only child, and she’s more used to being served. In business school she learned nothing, and possibly lost brain cells, in addition to having loans to pay back. Simone tells Kate that she needs guidance with housekeeping and laundry. Kate says it’s going to be super hectic, and they have to mentally prepare. In Kate’s interview, she says, in her experience, when she asks stews to do things, they start to think she’s picking on them. We flash back to Rocky and Lori. Kate says she’d love it if they could get along and get the job done. Since Simone has more experience, Kate makes her second stew. She shows them the galley and pantry, and introduces Kevin.
Abbi asks Brian if they get American TV in South Africa, and he says, it’s not like it’s animals running around everywhere. Ashton welcomes the deckhands, and asks for a quick chat. Brian is the most experienced, and is made lead deckhand. Ashton tells them he wants everyone to try and get along, and pull together for a good season. They’re given their bunks, and unpack. In Kate’s interview, she says they have a hot crew. Every one is hotter than the next. They’re so hot, Ashton is the least hot. Everyone learns where everything is. In Ashton’s interview, he says when he thinks of being a bosun, he wants to be someone who’s respected, but also approachable. Last season, Chandler didn’t make things easy. We flash back to the nightmare that was Chandler. Ashton’s goal is to communicate, and that they all be on the same page. The boat is cleaned, and Kevin preps the galley. In his interview, Tanner says he loves being a deckhand. He wishes he hadn’t gone to college, and just became a deckhand immediately.
The captain calls a staff meeting. He welcomes them aboard, and introduces first officer Tate and engineer Darrien, who we will never hear from again. He tells the crew the usual, don’t embarrass yourself or the boat. If he has to bail someone out of jail, they go straight to the airport. In her interview, Abbi thinks the captain is intimidating AF. Captain Lee tells them , safety is of the utmost importance. Last year, they had a near catastrophic incident. We flash back to Ashton’s accident. The captain can’t stress the radio enough, and tells them it’s time to make money and show the guests a good time. The provisions come in, and Kate tells them to prepare themselves for provision apocalypse. In Kate’s interview, she says the heat there is a silent killer. In two minutes, you’re drenched, and feel like you’re going to pass out. It’s effing hot on the boat. In Abbi’s interview, she says she’s a psycho perfectionist. Abbi asks if Brian is close with his parents, and he says his dad passed away. He has a five-year-old daughter in South Africa, who’s the love of his life. Her mother is the first girl he kissed, and they were together three years before it went south. In his interview, he says, having a daughter was a big reality check. He used to be a big drinker, and needed to change his ways. He’s been in the industry for three and a half years, and wants to be a role model for his daughter. If he messes up on the job, he lets his daughter down.
The captain calls Ashton, Kevin, and Kate for the preference sheet meeting. The primary is Michael Castellano an entrepreneur, who’s bringing girlfriend of six years, Samantha, and some close friends. He wants to have a private, surprise candlelit dinner with Samantha, and have a live violinist. The captain says they can’t screw that up. In Kate’s interview, she says, this is advanced level service. Two dinners with two stews who don’t like service, which makes it scarier. Captain Lee says, Thai tops the list of their favorite cuisines, and they want an island excursion as well. Courtney tells Simone that she’s the worst at laundry. In Simone’s interview, she says there are no people of color in the industry, and she wants to learn to be well-rounded. She’s worked hard to get there. Courtney gets frustrated with the wrinkles on something she’s trying to iron.
Kevin asks Kate if there’s a label maker, since he wants to label the spices. Kate loves the concept, and the label maker, but thinks it’s secondary in priorities, because there’s so much to do. In her interview, Kate says she’s easy going, and knows not to upset a chef, but they have guests coming tomorrow. She has a label for him – OCD.
Kate goes over wine list with the stews, and asks who’s comfortable making drinks. In her interview, Courtney says she knows what drinks are because she likes to drink. Kate gives Simone instructions about laundry. Ashton tells the deckhands, if something is obvious, fix it. Last minute tidying and finishing touches are done. Kevin prepares vegetable tacos for the guests to snack on. Kevin says he’s serving lunch family style, but Kate thinks it would look better on a plate. In her interview, she says, family style is a gimmick. It looks like a feast, but the chef doesn’t have to think about a plating composition, and she has to carry and wash more dishes. She asks the stews to get the pantry as clear as possible.
The guests arrive, and are greeted with the usual champagne, along with a lei from Kate. The captain says Kate will give them a tour, and they’ll get this party started. Kate does the tour, and the captain is right; the boat hasn’t changed much. The robo-toilet is still there, and working – for now. Ashton puts Abbi on the bow with himself, and Tanner and Brian on the stern. In Ashton’s interview, he says it’s a new crew, and a new job. The captain has his eye on Ashton, and he can’t mess up. All lines are on deck, the all clear happens, and the captain pulls out. Tacos are served.
In Kevin’s interview, he wants to make a good effort for the first lunch. At the end of the day, it’s all down to the food. Everything needs to be perfect. The guests sit on the sun deck, and Courtney serves drinks. In Kate’s interview, she says, Courtney is good at service, and Simone is great at laundry. They’re so nice and respectful, it’s refreshing. Simone asks what time lunch is, and Kevin says, as soon as they’re ready for it. He’s waiting for Kate, who went to change. Michael wanders down, wondering if they can get a cheese plate. In Kevin’s interview, it’s the first lunch, and he’s embarrassed. He wonders where Kate it. Simone stands outside Kate’s room.
After standing there stupidly for a while, Simone finally knocks. Kate says to tell Kevin lunch is as soon as possible. In her interview, Kate says she’s trying to change, and feels like a mom who wants two minutes to go to the bathroom. She’ll be out in a second. Go play with your brother. The scenery is breathtaking, and the water a vivid green-blue. They drop anchor, and the guests are seated for lunch. Since they’re used to the food being plated, the stews forget to set out plates. In Kevin’s interview, he says, it’s service 101, and they haven’t even got a 1. In Kate’s interview, she says, usually, chefs plate the meals. Kate tells Kevin that the carrots got left behind in the confusion about the plates, and he says, it’s just the first meal, and they need to be positive not negative. I’m shocked when instead of smacking him, she says she is positive. She’s just relaying the facts. In his interview, he says he’s not letting her screw him up. If it’s not perfect, it’s just the first charter. The guests love it, and one says it’s the best lunch he’s had today. A guest asks if they need to wait an hour before going in the water, but another says they’re mom’s not there, so it’s okay. That was funnier than the best lunch joke.
In her interview, Abbi says she had a year’s experience on a sailboat. She’s comfortable with lines and driving a tender, but she’s not used to rushing; it’s wild. The water toys are put out, and the guests dive into the water, some of them taking out a kayak. There’s a blue mountain in the distance, and I realize I’m staring at it with my mouth open. It’s just so awesome. Kevin says he’s making a Thai dinner tonight. He worked in a Thai restaurant, and loves the flavors using the fresh, spicy, and salty ingredients. Ashton tells the deck crew to change into their blacks. Ashton has them bring the toys in. It’s 8 pm, and Ashton finds out they haven’t eaten.
Ashton tells Abbi to grab dinner. In his interview, he says he feels terrible that he didn’t give them a break. It’s part of the leadership role to manage that, and he’s already slipped up. It’s not okay. Kate tells Simone to turn down the master suite. Ashton tells the deckhands to let him know if they haven’t eaten. He needs them happy and motivated. In Ashton’s interview, he says he couldn’t ask for a better crew. If he’d gotten a green crew, he would have thrown himself off the boat, but he got lucky. The starter is tom yum soup, which I’ve never heard of, not being familiar with Thai food. The guests say it’s incredible, and it looks incredible. Kevin gets anal about the plates, and In Kate’s interview, she thinks the issue with Kevin is service. He’s particular, and he’s going to lose it soon. The main course is pork belly, with yellow curry and toasted rice. It looks just as good as the soup, and Samantha says, Kevin is a keeper. In her interview, Kate says, all yacht chefs are crazy or their food would be bad. Kevin just proved he can cook well.
The deckhands discuss the stews, and Tanner says Kate caught his eye. Good luck with that. In his interview, Tanner says the oldest woman he had was 58. They were playing darts, and one thing led to another. The next thing he knew, she was driving him to work the next morning. Samantha and Michael FaceTime with their dog Teddy, and it’s adorable. In Kate’s interview, she thinks they’re a beautiful couple, and the perfect example of a guy who has a lot of money and a very hot girl. Michael talks to Kevin about the private dinner, and says he’s going to propose. At the end of the dinner, he’s going to ask the important question. Kevin suggests filet mignon and lobster. Michael says he’s nervous, and Kate says, it will be amazing. Kevin suddenly isn’t feeling great; he’s getting stomach cramps. He goes to bed, and so do the guests. Courtney tells Kate that Tanner wants to bang her, and Kate says it’s flattering. In Kate’s interview, she thinks Tanner is the cutest thing ever – if she was in her twenties.
2nd Day of Charter. In his interview, Kevin says a stomach thing got him. He’s having massive cramps, but going to push through it. Brunch is served. Kevin runs to the toilet. In his interview, he says, this couple is going to remember this night for the rest of their lives, and he’s worried if he can get it all done. Kate says she’s sending Courtney to the beach. She’s going to be the cocktail waitress, and get drinks from the bar. In Courtney’s interview, she says she’d rather be anywhere on earth, including a garbage dump, than be at the beach in 90,000 degrees. Tanner goes along too. Kevin keeps running to the toilet, and asks Kate if they have any medicine. His stomach is churning . She goes to see what they have.
On the beach, Tanner and Courtney go to the beachside bar to get drinks for the guests. Courtney says it feels like she’s walking twenty miles on hot garbage. She whines about getting a polo tan, stepping on shells, and that she’d rather be doing anything else than this. In Tanner’s interview, he says he couldn’t date a girl like Courtney. He doesn’t know if she’s kidding, but he sees high maintenance. On the boat, Kate asks Captain Lee if they have a medical kit. He wonders if antacids would help, but Kate doesn’t know if they’d slow things down, or speed them up. In Kate’s interview, she says Kevin is about to cook the biggest meal in this couple’s lives, and she’s pretty sure he can’t do it from the toilet. In Kate’s interview, she says, something got into Kevin, and it wants out. Man down.
This season: Captain Lee says Thailand is unique and a sensory overload; cute elephants; disco; Ashton gets a request to strip; Captain Lee hopes it’s the last time he needs to have this conversation about the radio; Simone calls Kevin rude; Kate says choose wisely if you hook up with someone on a yacht; Abbi says waking up next to your boss is awkward; Kate tells the deckhands, this is the most attractive crew she’s ever worked with; Ashton tells the captain, there’s a crew member who’s not bonding, and he’d like to go into the next two charters a man down; the tender gets stuck on shore; Captain Lee says if they don’t think he won’t fire someone mid-charter, they don’t know him; and Kate quits.
🚤 Sliding Into Season Seven Like…
Meet the new crew.
👶 Another Shah Baby…
And GG didn’t need a man to do it.
🍸 Just a Little Thirsty…
I think if Jill wants to be relevant, she’ll have to find something a little more current.
📖 G’mar Hatima Tova…
Have a meaningful fast.