‘Below Deck’: What Are the Crew’s Biggest Regrets?
After a season of fights and division, Below Deck crew members likely have a few regrets. While some crew members may have one specific instance they wish they could change, others aren’t even sure where to begin. Their regrets are too vast.
Bravo polled some of the crew about their biggest regrets while they prepared for the reunion. Some of the crew’s comments were surprising. “The biggest regret of the season is knocking on Tanner’s door for a slumber party,” chief stew Kate Chastain revealed in a Bravo digital original. “Also, a couple of hair styles. Actually, I loved them all, I was just kidding.”
While Chastain kept her regret light, other crew members voiced some serious concerns about the toxic environment, regretting even having to deal with it.
They wish they were more vocal
Deckhand Rhylee Gerber shared in earlier interviews that she wished she hadn’t made such an effort to tone down her reactions. “I did try to tone it down a little bit this year,” she shared. “I’m very self-aware, I have to work on my delivery, but at the same time it didn’t matter with the crew I was dealt with. My regret is letting it get to me.”
Stew Simone Mashile also wished maybe she would have been more vocal. “My biggest regret of the season is probably not speaking up a bit more,” Mashile admitted. “Trying to make my voice heard more or getting my opinion across.”
These deckhands also had some regrets
Deckhand Brian de Saint Pern’s regret focused on stew Courtney Skippon. “Probably making Courtney cry,” he said. A few times Skippon became upset as the two forged a relationship during the season. “When I watched the episode it kind of broke my heart.” He added that making Skippon cry was certainly not his intention. However, Skippon doesn’t really have any regrets.
For deckhand Tanner Sterback, he just wanted to learn from mistakes he saw this season but didn’t identify any specific regret. “I try so hard not to have any regrets,” he shared. “Because it makes you learn from your mistakes and your experiences like that. But you just need to keep moving forward.” He added that he enjoyed doing the show, but he certainly appreciates “the small world I have.”
Captain Lee regrets the behavior he saw on the boat
The person who seemed to voice the most regret was Captain Lee Rosbach. Rosbach didn’t personally witness a good amount of the bad behavior this season and was just as shocked as viewers this year. “Where do I start and with who,” he said. “The behavior of this crew mostly I thought it was deplorable. And if I’d seen what I saw transpire on TV, there’d be a whole lot less people at this reunion than there are now.”
He added, “I certainly wouldn’t tolerate that behavior.” Indeed. Previews show Rosbach becoming so frustrated with the crew, he ends up walking off the set during the reunion.
Part one of the Below Deck reunion airs on Monday, February 10 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.