‘Below Deck’: How Did the Guests React to the Medical Evacuation?
Below Deck previews capture a dramatic medical evacuation after a charter guest becomes disoriented during a beach excursion. The crew realizes the guest is in trouble and communicates with Valor to secure medical attention immediately.
As the crew rallies, looking extremely concerned about the guest’s wellbeing, the rest of the guests continue to dine on the beach. The guest, Brandy, who needs medical attention also boarded Valor in a similar but less alarming state. One of the guests is heard saying, “Who invited her, seriously.”
Although the guests seemed to roll their eyes at their travel companion, do they realize she is in serious trouble on the beach? And how does the crew of Valor handle the situation?
The other guests seem … annoyed
As the Valor crew evacuates Brandy from the beach, the rest of the guests continue to enjoy their beach feast. Brandy lays unconscious on the sand as primary guest, Helen Hoey discusses the situation with the other guests. “Don’t let this impact your time,” she says. “Because this is my vacation.”
As the guests eat and drink, the deck crew carries Brandy to a kayak so she can be transported off of the island. “Gluttony is what destroys you,” Hoey tells the other guests. Meanwhile, Brandy is hyperventilating as she’s being carried off the island. “She’ll be fine in a few hours,” one guest is heard saying. “Hey, Kate can you take a picture of us?”
With Brandy off of the island, the guests seem unbothered, asking for ice. “That’s why I love these guests,” chief stew Kate Chastain says in a confessional. “We’ve got their friend being carried off for a medical emergency and they’re just not letting it ruin their vibe.”
The Valor crew expertly handles the situation
Although the rest of the guests don’t seem overly concerned about their friend, the Valor crew appear to be worried. Chastain calmly confirms with Captain Lee Rosbach that the guest will be taken off the island for medical attention. Deckhands Brian de Saint Pern and Tanner Sterback gently place Brandy into the kayak asking if she is comfortable. “Brandy is not doing so well, she’s freaking out and it’s definitely not safe at all,” de Saint Pern says in a confessional. “This is really bad.”
The rest of the deck team meet Sterback and de Saint Pern and hoist Brandy into a small boat for her to be transferred. A deckhand is overheard telling Brandy they are taking back to the boat and everything will be fine. Bosun Ashton Pienaar carries Brandy onto Valor as she gasps for air.
Rosbach told Decider he didn’t know why she was so disoriented. “I don’t know what she was on but it was something. There was no way you could spin that to say that that was a good look for her or anyone else. I thought it was rather pathetic.”
When Brandy arrived on the boat Rosbach said he first wanted to make sure she was physically stable. “After I was sure that she was physically okay then her mental state had to be addressed, which was like, I don’t know, it was like taking a burlap bag full of bobcats and they’re all trying to get out at the same time. I mean, she was just everywhere.”