‘Below Deck Med’: Which Former Stews Would Be a Big Problem for Hannah Ferrier?
While Ferrier has worked with nine previous stews, the look on her face makes it seem as though it wasn’t one her favorites. The return of last season stews Aesha Scotta or Anastasia Surmava certainly wouldn’t have made Ferrier produce a look of disappointment.
But indeed, Ferrier looked pretty deflated when Yawn told her who she’d be working with. Viewers have yet to learn the returning stew’s identity but it leaves only a few choices.
Brooke Laughton was Ferrier’s second stew during season 3. They started off strong but the relationship fizzled, mainly over Laughton’s relationship with deckhand João Franco. Franco and Ferrier had an extremely spicy relationship during season 3. When she would pull rank, he’d become defiant.
Ferrier also didn’t keep her comments about her disdain for Franco quiet. And while Ferrier’s attitude about Franco caused tension, Laughton thought Ferrier slacked while she did most of the work. At one point Ferrier told Laughton she was going to bed after dinner service and Laughton wasn’t having it.
She told her, “I’m literally getting more and more frustrated every day,” Laughton told Ferrier when she was stuck cleaning up dinner service alone. “It’s up to a point where I feel like I don’t actually know what you’re doing within the day. And I feel sometimes like you’re taking advantage of me.” The two didn’t part on friendly terms. And Ferrier offered support to Franco when he shared that he thought Laughton cheated on him after the show wrapped.
Ferrier didn’t jive with either of her season 3 stews. She tried to get third stew Kasey Cohen fired when she learned a good portion of her resume was extremely enhanced. Cohen also began the season with her head in a bucket because she was so seasick.
Thankfully, Cohen found a remedy to help with her seasickness. Plus she stepped it up and showed initiative. Yawn noticed how hard Cohen was working and commended her for it. “Kasey, she was sick and there was a point where I was considering letting her ago,” Yawn told Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “This is the opportunity to train someone and change their trajectory and I really would hope Hannah would do that.”
Cohen and Ferrier ultimately ended the season on a positive note thanks to Cohen’s work ethic. But also, Ferrier was at odds with Laughton and seemed to try to form an alliance with Cohen.
Like former second stew Lara Flumiani, Christine “Bugsy” Drake from season 2 had also been a chief stew in the past. However, unlike Flumiani, Drake had a positive attitude and she didn’t challenge Ferrier — at least not until the end of the season.
Like Laughton, Drake felt as though Ferrier slacked. Stoking those flames was chef Adam Glick who would openly comment that Drake should be the chief stew. Ferrier later shared on Radiodotcom that she was shocked by how much smack Drake talked behind her back. “And then did nothing to my face,” she said.
“I think we aren’t the type of people that would be friends on a day to day life,” Ferrier remarks. “She’s like really goodie-goodie two shoes. And I push every role I can.”
Two others who she probably would be fine with but …
Other than Ferrier’s favorites, she had two other stews she didn’t seem to have a ton of love for on the show but didn’t war with them either. Third stew Tiffany Copeland seemed to confuse Ferrier. She was still learning on the job during season 1, plus Ferrier remarked that Copeland wasn’t a “proper woman” for chef Ben Robinson to have a fling with either. But today the two are friends so her return would likely make Ferrier happy.
The only other stew who could make Ferrier sigh is June Foster from season 4. Foster only appeared on the show for seven episodes, coming in and then leaving mid-season. Ferrier was frustrated when Foster never seemed to hear her calling her on the radio. Hence the”June, June Hannah” mantra was born.
Below Deck Mediterranean is on Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.