First of all, I'm enjoying this season. I'm not gritting my teeth and HATING half the crew and for that I'm thankful. I think the more we see the aggressive, abusive, misogynistic behavior we were treated to last season, the more normal it becomes in our society. And I am not here for that! I'm still pissed at Andy Cohen for giving those assholes a pass at the reunion last year.
And compared to BDMed? Sandy with her creepy, lying, unprofessional "leadership" has gotten gross. It's taken a few years for her true colors to emerge and I don't like her colors. I was in and out of last season and never did watch Hannah get fired.
So give me Captain Lee with his gruff exterior but soft spot for competent, hard working crew. I like his simple requests for dry clothes and exactly how he wants his coffee and breakfast. He doesn't want a hug nor does he tell you he loves you (as Sandy did with J-Wow).
Eddie isn't quite the leader I would have hoped at his age but I think he's trying not to explode at Shane. I still don't understand the Sunshine nickname. Sunshine earned the starting quarterback position in Remember the Titans and helped bring about positive changes for the team and the town so I think being called Sunshine is a compliment. Izzy is killing it as a deckhand, mentor to Shane, friend to her roommate (can't remember his name), and on Twitter. I LOVED the shade she threw at Ashton when she remarked you can teach how to tie knots without being a jerk. LOVED it.
I would love to see Eddie supervise Rhylee. She could soar under Eddie's leadership!
Her roommate is revealing himself week by weeks a likable, vulnerable person. When a cast mate reveals their true personality I think the show can really soar. That's true for the Housewives shows as well as BD shows and I think it's the key to Bravo success.
I really like Ashlin (sp?), the third stew. They way she jumped into the laundry and got it organized was great. Laundry needs to hum along all the time in the background. I stopped the screen at one point to read the messages on a white board and she had the laundry schedule laid out for when different loads would be done. For instance, crew personal laundry only on turnover days. She signed the schedule so you'd think I'd remember how to spell her name.
I want Rachel to cook for me but I think I'd want to be drinking to hang out with her. That bawdy humor goes down a lot better after some booze, rather than during work hours, especially if the Captain is in the kitchen. She is holding in her unhappiness with Francesca and that's not good. It could come roiling out like a volcano and Francesca won't know she's in trouble until it's a big, big problem.