‘Below Deck’ Fans May Get a Reunion This Season
Fans were let down at the end of the last season of Below Deck Mediterranean. After a thrilling season, the network announced the crew would not have a reunion. Instead, fans were treated to an additional episode. Even though viewers ended up with more thrills on the high seas, they were still vocal about missing a reunion.
Viewers were still not sure if the Valor crew would be reuniting either. However, Cohen gave fans a little hope a reunion could be on the way. A fan asked Cohen on Twitter if there would be a Below Deck reunion. Cohen’s simple response, “Think so.”
The crew has some unresolved issues
Captain Lee Rosbach seemed stunned when he finally saw the footage of bosun Ashton Pienaar not only attacking chief stew Kate Chastain but also how he manipulated the deck team against deckhand Rhylee Gerber. Rosbach addressed the footage when he appeared on the Below Deck 100th episode celebration in the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse.
“I was terribly disappointed,” Rosbach said looking concerned. Cohen asked Rosbach if either he or Chastain had spoken to Pienaar since. “No, I’m sure he knows how I feel,” Rosbach said sternly. Rosbach has been vigorously tweeting and blogging this season and hasn’t held back when it came to Pienaar or any of the crew. But the two have yet to come face to face.
Cohen also wanted to know what was going through Chastain’s head during the van altercation. “I just have learned the hard way unfortunately that when somebody gets violent, it’s better to just remove yourself from the situation because you don’t know if they are going to get worse.”
Viewers may be expecting a lot from the reunion
Below Deck season 6 was equally as explosive and dramatic. The crew received a reunion in the Clubhouse but fans seemed a little letdown. As viewers grabbed the popcorn and were ready for an intense reunion, many tweeted that they were a little bored. “I love below deck so much but this reunion is boring me.” Plus, “#BelowDeck reunion was very underwhelming! Awesome season though,” one person remarked on Twitter.
Others thought maybe the crew partied the night before and were hungover. “This whole reunion feels like the crew went out the night before and something awkward happened,” one person observed. Viewers also thought even Cohen looked underwhelmed to be hosting the reunion. “Why so subdued tonight Andy? Best season ever of Below Deck – reunion should be more fun!”
The season 6 crew seemed to be comfortable with how the reunion played out. Gerber tweeted, “I think we all behaved pretty well considering…” However, one new topic brought up at the reunion was whether or not bosun Ross Inia hooked up with a married charter guest. He played coy during the reunion, but later shared on Instagram that he and the guest were just friends.