Captain Lee From ‘Below Deck’ Reflects on the Holidays After an Explosive Episode

On the heels of the most explosive episode this season, Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck reflects about the holidays in his blog. He addressed the drama on Twitter, but instead looked inward, reminding fans to spend time with loved ones.

Captain Lee Rosbach
Captain Lee Rosbach | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Rosbach faced an especially rough holiday this year. His son Joshua passed away in July and this is Rosbach’s first holiday without his son. So rather than take the typical deep dive into the wild episode, Rosbach offered holiday greetings. Plus he hinted that fans should buckle up if they thought the latest episode was wild.

Sometimes life gives us something we didn’t’ want or need

Although Rosbach did not get specific, he shared that sometimes life can take unwanted twists. In the spirit of the holiday, he also shared a message. “We should all be with family and enjoying what life has given us,” Rosbach wrote. “Sometimes its not what we wanted or needed, but its what we call life, and as long as you are here and breathing, you do have something to be grateful for. Enjoy what you have and be kind to those who may be less fortunate than yourselves.”

“So, on that note I wish all of you a Merry Christmas, or Happy Hanukkah, or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, enjoy it. My absolute best to all from myself and Mary Anne. Live your best life and take the time to be nice to those around you, no matter their circumstances. Do the right thing, you can never go wrong. Happy Holidays. P.S. Just you wait till next weeks blog, this week was a pass.”

Rosbach had plenty to say during the episode

Although Rosbach didn’t blog about the episode, he shared his thoughts on Twitter when it aired. First, he gave kudos to the yacht engineer who finally got the vent working in the kitchen. “What Darrien went through to fix that fan, you cannot imagine, that was a harness he was wearing that we used to lower him down in the access hole to get to the fan motor. A remarkable piece of work. Kudos,” he tweeted.

However, when bosun Ashton Pienaar snarked to deckhand Brian de Saint Pern (and he agreed) about getting rid of deckhand Rhylee Gerber, Rosbach called foul. “Boys, y’all need to realize this isn’t a democracy, you do not get a vote. In fact you have no say at all. High time you realized this fact.” He added, “No, he is not privy to all that happens on board and doesn’t possess the experience nor the information to make a proper decision in regards to who stays and who goes. Ashton is too personally involved to make an objective decision, obviously.”

He also shared in the Below Deck After Show that he had no idea about the aggression that occurred in the van ride or the altercation in the crew mess. When he watched the final scenes he shared his thoughts. “I have no excuse for the behavior of either of those boys, not men, boys. Tanner, you can’t even talk let alone think. Ashton, you have crossed the line so far its unbelievable. You both should be ashamed of your actions. Lucky I wasn’t there or neither of you would have been.”