'Below Deck': Did Sandy-Malia conspire to fire Kiko? Fans say they did it to bring Malia's boyfriend onboard
'Below Deck Mediterranean' is getting intense every week.
Hindrigo 'Kiko' Lorran has been on the chopping block on a while now. Captain Sandy Yawn has been micromanaging him ever since he delayed meals in the last charter. In his defense, he was having a bad day, everyone does. But, it wouldn't be wrong to say that there's no scope for slip-ups under Sandy's watch.
However, Kiko realizes his shortcomings and starts with a clean slate for the new group of charter guests. The first round of snacks and dinner was appreciated by the guests and Sandy. That gave him hope.
On day 2, Kiko and Hannah Ferrier drew up a menu plan, which was very Las Vegas and very fried -- fried chicken, cheesy nachos, truffle fries, and fried wild sea bass. Will the guests enjoy it? "Most fried food I had in five years," one said, while another commented: "It's like a kid's birthday party."
Obviously, Sandy was disappointed that Kiko would serve such items on a superyacht. And one could tell she was ready to fire Kiko, she just needed another mistake from him. However, fans have been speculating how this was all planned. At the beginning of the episode, Malia White mentioned she will be seeing her boyfriend, Tom Checketts, in four days, which is exactly when the charter ends. Tom is a yacht chef as well.
The guessing games began among viewers and they are almost convinced that Malia and Sandy conspired against Kiko to bring Tom on board.
"Sneaky Sandy has already planned on bringing Malia’s boyfriend in to replace Kiko and I don’t like it one bit if it’s true. #BelowDeckMed," a fan commented, while another shared: "#CaptLurk is literally bullying Kiko. She wants to bring Malia's boyfriend onboard as chef because she has a major lady boner for her faux bosun #BelowDeckMed."
"Malia the vulture circling Kiko so she can bring in her boyfriend," another viewer tweeted. "They're going to boot Kiko to bring on Malia's boyfriend, right? SNOOOZZZEEE... I mean I get that it was likely arranged b4 the season even started but still... enough of the couples on the BD shows. Sailing was ridiculous... #BelowDeckMed," a user pointed out.
"How convenient that Malia’s boyfriend is a chef and he’s 'visiting' right around the time where it looks like Kiko might get fired... #BelowDeckMed," a viewer wrote.
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