'Below Deck Mediterranean' Season 5: Captain Sandy Yawn brings back fan-favorite Aesha Scott as second stew
'Below Deck Mediterranean' fans are rejoicing. For months it was speculated that Aesha Scott would be making a return to join the staff of The Wellington once again. Just like Hannah Ferrier being fired by Captain Sandy Yawn was public knowledge, Aesha's return too was something that was being predicted for a long time.
She had left the crew after finally deciding to freelance in her maritime career so that she could get to take in some of the sights during her time on the French Riviera, according to Distractify. In the recent episode that aired tonight (August 24) audiences saw there was a lot of pressure on the rest of the crew members on deck due to them being low on staff and this was highlighted a number of times during the entirety of the episode. With Hannah's exit, Bugsy was required to step into the role of Chief Stew (formerly second stew) and to fill the position that Bugsy once held and to remedy the added pressures that fell on each of the crew members, Sandy summoned Aesha.
Her arrival can finally put to rest all the sleuthing that fans were doing trying to figure who'd return to the crew once Hannah is fired. It all started with this photo on Reddit featuring a woman in the background that didn't look like any of the other females who was a part of the crew then and people were convinced it was Aesha. This was followed by another photo on Twitter of Aesha with the rest of the crew. Another fan had pointed out six months ago that Aesha herself hinted that she might be returning to the show in an Instagram comment.
Aesha came in at the very end of the episode and except for Sandy, who was happy to greet her, we don't know how the rest of the crew will react to her being back on deck. This season has already seen a fair share of drama over the 13 episodes and what Aesha's return would bring to the table remains to be seen. Jessica and Aesha might have some drama as the former was hoping to be promoted to second stew but the latter's arrival definitely means that the dream is farfetched,
'Below Deck Mediterranean' airs Mondays at 9 pm ET only on Bravo.