Which Crew Member ‘Baffled’ Captain Lee From ‘Below Deck?’

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck shared his thoughts about episode five and he didn’t hold back. While he lumped praise on the interior team, the deck team got the brunt of his criticism.

Although Rosbach had critiques for just about every deck team member, one person really received most of his wrath. He seems to be completely losing patience with deckhand Abbi Murphy and said as long as she violates his rules, she won’t last much longer.

Captain Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Emily Warburton-Adams, Lauren Burchell
Captain Lee Rosbach, Ben Robinson, Emily Warburton-Adams, Lauren Burchell |Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Rosbach had a few choice words for other team members too. However, he seemed to single Murphy out the most and even hinted that her time on Valor may be limited.

Rosbach said Murphy’s behavior baffled him

After reviewing deckhands Brian de Saint Pern and Tanner, Rosbach pivots to Murphy. Although he has criticisms for both Sterback and de Saint Pern, he saved the most scathing words for Murphy.

“Abbi, I’m totally baffled,” he began in his Captain’s Log blog. “What did you possibly think was going to happen on this yacht. You don’t seem to have any concept of what work is. How do you get proposed to via text, say yes the same way, and then get on the phone and talk about divorce. I’m stunned.”

Rosbach adds that from his perspective, Murphy isn’t putting in the hard work. “And from what I see, your complete tenure on this boat has been one long break, which is great work if you can find someone who is willing to pay you to do nothing but complain and not pay any attention to rules. If you don’t like rules, you should have left right after our 1st staff meeting.”

Rosbach says Murphy is violating his rules

From day one, Rosbach told the crew that communication was a major priority. Bosun Ashton Pienaar almost drowned last season and the only reason the crew sprung into action was that deckhand Rhylee Gerber thought fast and gave the “man overboard” announcement on her radio. Rosbach also realized that Murphy’s long hair could pose a safety hazard. It could easily become entangled in deck equipment so he insisted she kept it tied back.

Rosbach also gave the same speech he gives to all crew members before the season starts. “We have a couple of rules about behavior. I don’t want to catch you embarrassing yourself or the boat,” he told the crew of Valor this season. “If I have to go bail someone out of jail, you will go straight to the airport.”

In his blog, he notes that Murphy is violating all of his rules and doing so repeatedly. “You won’t put your hair back, you won’t keep your radio on, you were a complete embarrassment to the boat and yourself on your night out and then, you dump on your crew mates by not answering the call after your night out. This I assure you isn’t going to continue, and I had no clue that everyone was carrying you all this time. I really expected more from you. I’m disappointed to say the least. I would love to see you suck it up and be all that I feel you could be, but I’m not so sure that is going to happen.”