Will Tom be fired? Captain Glenn questions 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' star's role on Parsifal III

Will Tom be fired? Captain Glenn questions 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' star's role on Parsifal III
Tom Pearson on 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' (Bravo)

Things have been anything but pleasant for deckhand Tom Pearson ever since he set foot on 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht's Parsifal III. It began with him getting really drunk and throwing up all over the place while sharing his bedroom with Captain Glenn Shephard. Just as he was reeling out of this embarrassing situation, he found himself tangled in a love triangle with second stew Ashley Marti and his boss Gary King. But these are nothing compared to a huge goof-up that Tom committed, which left Captain Glenn and the rest of the deck crew questioning about his role on the yacht.

Tom was put on night watch duty, and during his shift, the wind speed picked up and began dragging the yacht off the dock. Tom was fooling around with Ashley during his shift, but when he eventually did realize what was happening, instead of alerting the Captain and Gary, Tom tried to handle the situation himself. This caused a lot of chaos as the wind speed kept increasing the yacht kept dragging, putting it at the risk of damage and threatening the lives of the people aboard. The deck crew immediately jumped to action when they realized what was going on and thankfully got the situation under control without any damage to the property or anybody's life. While Captain Glenn was relieved about it, he couldn't stop thinking about how Tom allowed for the situation to escalate to such a level.


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Parsifal III's Captain 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' star Captain Glenn Shephard (Bravo)


Gary and Captain Glenn tried speaking to him about it but the deckhand got very defensive and declared that he wasn't going to apologize for a mistake he didn't commit. Captain Glenn was taken aback and eventually decided that while Tom can stay on board, however, he wouldn't be assigned any major responsibilities until he proves himself to be reliable and redeems himself. It goes without saying that Captain Glenn was expecting Tom to go above and beyond to prove his worth.

Instead of seeing Tom working hard on the yacht, Captain Glenn found him relaxing and leisurely going about his day. This irked the Captain to no end. So, in the preview clip for the upcoming episode of 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht', we see Captain Glenn sitting down with Tom and asking him what's the point of keeping a deadweight like him around. While we will have to wait to watch Tom's response and see how things pan out between the duo, it sure looks like Tom landed himself in a very sticky situation with his very relaxed approach to work and his refusal to take any responsibility for his mistakes.

'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Season 3 airs every Monday at 8/7c on Bravo.

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