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Of course we needed to see the jacuzzi full of vomit again AND I purposely skipped the recap to avoid it.....thanks Bravo, the puke fetish continues. The chef on hold took another job, so present chef lives to cook another day. Producers probably said no to the Captain. They love dysfunction. Makes a boring cast palatable I guess. I got a kick out of Magda using 5 gigs of data per day. Someone should explain to her that satellite internet service is expensive. OTOH it is a TV show, so it's a drop in the bucket. Dysfunction is key, haha. BTW, chef would have gotten his ass kicked in the bar. Aussies are tough. Did anyone notice Tumi said she would slap the guys first, but later the next day scolded chef for taking the bait from them? And then he is all butthurt he didn't get a thank you for being "chivalrous." He also snotted out on the Captain pretty good, so we'll see where that all leads. 

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I really don’t like Magda, especially after this episode, but I bet the producers are loving her and her bad attitude. 

I still love Aesha. She’s not perfect, but she takes her job seriously. She seems really happy with her boyfriend, too, so good for her. :) 

The chef is so annoying, and he seems so familiar to me. I have no idea where I might’ve seen him before though. 

And regarding all of the vomit, I have to look away from the tv. Too gross. How old are these producers/editors anyway? Twelve? Yuck. 

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It can’t just be a coincidence that there’s widespread insubordination and defiance against the chain of command.

Magda says If Aesha was encouraging she would work hard but Tumi thinks Aesha is being too nice, other chief stews would have come down hard.

Jason holds back on Ryan being dismissive of him and Jason says he doesn’t want to confront Benny when he’s not doing his job because Benny gets all emotional.

So maybe this cast was told that they’re not going to emphasize the chain of command, that they don’t have to follow orders they don’t like .

Then Brittini being thirsty with the male guests and bristling at Jason telling her she was slacking on her duties to chat up the guests.  She thinks it’s because these guests found her attractive.

Maybe Ryan, Benny and Magda figure they can’t easily be replaced because of Australia’s strict quarantine rules but you’d think casting would have some alternate cast members handy.

Regular BD producers love firing drama but maybe the producers in Australia don’t have the same approach.

I don’t know if it would be satellite Internet or mobile networks.  The Whitsundays seem remote, like not a lot of development on them.  But it’s suppose to be a popular tourist destination so at least near port it would have good coverage.

To do smooth video chats there would have to be a strong 4G connection or better.  Satellite is not better.

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Chef reminds me of British actor Tom Hollander, who played vicar Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice.

 

 

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Like vomit in the jacuzzi, comments are in order of the episode broadcast…

OK, I don’t like Ryan – and I think many think the same – but props to him for defending the ladies when some drunken yobbos were yelling for the girls to take their.. bits… out.

Magda is using 5 gigs of data per day on her phone?  Crikey!  What’s she doing, making a video of her entire work day?  No, wait, that would take less data…

I froze the frame to read the preference sheet – looks like a big bachelor party for this group before the prime gets married.  And the Captain knew this guy before?  Could be interesting…

Aesha:  “Have a created a vibe where Magda thinks she can irritate me and get away with it?”  Heck, yes!  Haven’t you been watching your own show?!  Aesha, you have to *manage* your people!

This whole big blowup of Magda washing the jumper seems really fake.  It looks like Magda saw the wet jumper could stain, so she washed it – a natural reaction.  But some sort of drama had to be broadcast, so I guess that was it.

So Ryan a-SALT-ed the dinner!  Something has to give, and I don’t think it will be the Captain.

The whole crew seems dysfunctional – they want to make the guests happy and have a good experience, but they also are expected to do work – can’t do both well.

And it wouldn’t be an episode without Magda breaking some glassware!

Looking forward to seeing how many teeth Ryan has in his head next week after the Captain knocks some out.

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On 4/29/2022 at 4:11 PM, pasdetrois said:

Chef reminds me of British actor Tom Hollander, who played vicar Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice.

 

 

Don't insult Tom Hollander like that. He's an awesome actor!

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Not that I am an expert on running boats, but almost everyone seems to lack discipline and most of them  feel  loose and behave like if they can do whatever they want, ignoring completely the fact that a boat team must run like a well oiled machine in order for things to work. 

Biggest problem seems to be  Captain Jason, who can't seem to be able to manage anyone really.
If Captain Lee had to deal with this crew, Chef would be travelling back home since day one,  even if the Captain had to cook the dinner himself.

Aesha should also step up a little and get a bit b1tchy when needed. Everyone prefers a friendly environment to work, but when you are a leader you must also be able to run tight your department. 

Only friendly attitude by leaders in most of the cases can be seen as a weakness. 

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If Captain Lee dealt with this crew, his pockets would be empty of plane tickets home.  I think a few crew members need to walk the plank.

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Why does Magda even have her phone during work hours?  Most employers wouldn’t stand for that.

I will be deeply disappointed if chef Ryan isn’t thrown off the boat on his ass.  That look he gets in his eyes when he’s angry is truly frightened.  Of all the crazy arrogant chefs we’ve seen on the Below Deck franchises Ryan’s disrespect toward Jason is the worst.

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