‘Below Deck’: Kate Chastain Becomes Emotional During the Latest Episode of Galley Talk
Rosbach mulled over chef Rachel Hargrove’s partying and recalled his son Josh’s struggles. Rosbach’s 42-year-old son died from an opioid overdose last summer. He told chief stew, Francesca Rubi, comparing Hargrove to his son.
Chastain viewed the episode with deckhand Connie Arias, during Below Deck Galley Talk. “Oh God I can’t watch this,” Arias said as Rosbach started to open up to Rubi.
The episode of Below Deck Galley Talk, which was hitting all the humorous notes, became somber as the mood quickly shifted. Chastain and Arias began to cry as Rosbach told his story. Rosbach found his son dead at his apartment. “If I had gone over earlier … I don’t know,” Rosbach said in a confessional.
The ‘Below Deck’ crew becomes emotional
Rosbach said his son’s face is the last thing he sees before he goes to bed at night and the first thing when he wakes in the morning. “Every day is a struggle,” Rosbach said in a confessional. “Right now everything is so fresh and so raw. It’s hard to imagine you can survive something like that. Parents were not designed to bury our children.”
As Rosbach talks, stew Amy Johnson is caught up in the endearing images that production flashed on the screen of Rosbach and his son. Brother Kelley Johnson, who sat next to his sister echoed Rosbach’s statement of not being “designed to bury our children.”
Meanwhile, Chastain and Arias are in tears. “I f**king hate this show,” Chastain said wiping her eyes. Arias, who is also crying, laughs through her tears saying, “Me too.”
“Gosh darn it, Captain Lee,” Chastain said crying.
Julia d’ Albert Pusey, who watched the show from England with Josiah Carter, says, “Heartbreaking.” Carter said he just wanted to hug Rosbach.
Kate Chastain talked to Captain Lee every week
Chastain constantly reached out to Rosbach when his son died. “I speak to Captain Lee probably once a week at least. I mean, it’s probably the most difficult thing any human being can go through,” she said on People TV Reality Check. “He did sound in good spirits yesterday because he got a new car, and he was taking it for a drive, and I think that was just helping him take his mind off things.”
Rosbach was open when it came to sharing the news with fans. He posted and did several interviews in order to raise awareness. Chastain retweeted one of Rosbach’s messages. “Beautifully written statement by Captain Lee at what is certainly a devastating time,” she wrote. “I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Captain Lee & his wife Mary Anne in their home and the love they have for their family has always been a privilege to witness.”
Chastain told Reality Check that she wanted to support Rosbach’s message. “We had already talked a million times personally, but I think I just wanted to help him spread his message,” she said.