'Below Deck' Season 8 Reunion: Sex drama to chef's fury, what to expect when Andy Cohen meets My Seanna crew
'Below Deck' Season 8 was explosive, to say the least. From what we hear, the reunion is only going to get better. Throughout the last weeks, we saw the crew tackle demanding charter guests while finding a way to work in harmony.
Most of the time, the crew was able to power through the crisis, both professional and personal, but there were instances when they needed help, which would come in the form of Captain Lee Rosbach. He has decades of yachting experience behind him and knows the tricks of the trade. Therefore, advising the team on how to go about their business came easily to him. Now, with the reunion episode just a week away, let's take a look at what the cast could possibly address during their e-meet.
When Elizabeth Frankini was fired
Elizabeth Frankini hooked up with James Hough, hoping it would lead somewhere and it did — to the guest bedroom. As per rules, members of the crew are not allowed to use it. But these two decided to hook up in it, no less. They could have kept quiet about it but everyone got talking and it finally reached Francesca Rubi's ears who found a concrete reason to let Elizabeth go. It was a controversial exit because James was not fired for having slept with Elizabeth in the said room. Let's hope everyone involved are able to paint a clear picture and give solid reasons why James continued to stay.
How angry Rachel quit
Chef Rachel Hargrove is great at what she does but is known for losing her cool when things go South. She was not in the best mood and was missing her family and friends when Captain Lee called her, Francesca and Eddie Lucas for a preference sheet meeting. As he read out what the guests wanted for their meals, Rachel straight up quit. She said she was done and couldn't handle the endless demands of the guests. Even though she returned, her resignation was not subtle. Rachel used expletives to describe what she truly felt about the ambitious meals that she would have to prepare for the guests.
Unruly guest Delores
Captain Lee was at his wit's end when drunk guest Delores decided to jump into the water despite repeated warnings from him and the crew. At first, he decided to end the charter but after a few discussions, he requested his guests to ask their friend to pack her bags and leave the yacht the next morning. "You know, the water was just beautiful. I don't know what to say, it was calling my name," Delores said of her jump in an episode of 'Watch What Happens Live.'
Captain Lee opened up about son Joshua's death
The captain is known to be strong, witty and reserved. He rarely opens up. But this season, he teared up remembering the death of his son Joshua, who lost his battle to addiction. "Addiction is an insidious disease that knows no social status or geographic boundaries. Whether you live in a 10,000 sq ft mansion or a double-wide trailer, the path of death, destruction, and the devastation it leaves remain the same," he had posted on Instagram. This may come up during the reunion because it was a rare moment.
When Izzy was ill-treated by James and Rob
Eddie was impressed with Isabelle 'Izzy' Wouters' ability to adapt. She joined My Seanna as part of the interior crew but grew fond of the deck team. Later, she switched to the other team and was able to prove that the move was worth it. Izzy was efficient and quick, sincere about her work, which pushed Eddie to promote her to lead deckhand, an update that James and Rob Phillips were not able to handle well. They ignored her and would often not follow orders. Even though Rob apologized when he left the yacht, Izzy knew that it wasn't a sincere sorry and made it clear that he didn't have to be that weird about her leading the pack.
Catch 'Below Deck' Season 8 reunion on February 22, Monday, at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.