'Below Deck Mediterranean': Love or duty? Malia in dire straits after Sandy orders her to stop saving Tom
Tom Checketts has been in a sour mood for a while now. His recent blow-up at the galley over slicing cucumbers became a topic of discussion between Aesha Scott and Christine 'Bugsy' Drake. When Captain Sandy Yawn got wind of it, she decided to settle the matter once and for all during the tip meeting where she made it clear should Tom feel the need to take a break she must inform people so that he is not disturbed or called on. However, didn't find that convincing and shared with girlfriend Malia White how weird all of it felt.
This week on 'Below Deck Mediterranean' we get to witness an even angrier side of Tom. As per the norm, the provisions for the guests' meals arrive on the same day as them. While everyone got busy in moving the raw items, Tom figured that the fish delivered to him was at room temperature and cannot be used. In addition to this, Tom has to now quickly put together the first meal because the guests are arriving earlier than their scheduled time.
It still seemed manageable but Tom lost it when he found the buns he had baked were burnt. He tossed all of them in the bin and threw the baking tray into the sink causing Malia to be worried. She immediately offered to help and assured that the crew will join to help him sort things out. However, Sandy pulled Malia out of the galley, said: "Stop saving him." Malia was at her wit's end. She expressed that Tom may walk off the boat, Sandy told her to let him leave if he wished to.
For Malia, it's a sticky situation to be in. On one hand, she has to keep the professionalism intact and be the leader Sandy hired her to be, on the other she loves Tom and would want to make his life easier. Will she choose Sandy's orders over her affection for Tom? time will tell.
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