Captain Sandy Yawn has spent her entire career, including navigating six seasons of Below Deck Mediterranean, without hitting anything. Until now. The fourth episode of season 7, "Skeletons in the Closet," saw Sandy hit a buoy while docking, signaling rough waters ahead for Raygan the bosun.
Thanks to bad weather, the Home had to head to port earlier than expected. While the interior focused on the guests and making sure their needs were met, the deck crew prepared for docking and Raygan somehow confused three meters with zero meters, leading to the collision.
Thankfully, the only thing damaged was Captain Sandy’s ego. For her part, Raygan — who was spotted snacking instead of preparing to dock with the rest of her team.
Raygan’s antics weren’t the only thing stirring up trouble in this week’s episode. The twentysomething guests with unholy amounts of money had a lot of dirty laundry that poor Natalya was left to deal with, but ultimately it was the strange interactions between Chef David and Chief Stew Natasha that had fans buzzing.
Natasha is a fool. She was super happy to share a cabin with Dave but then when people found out about their relationship (they weren't exactly subtle), she gets upset and is acting like a two-year-old? #belowdeckmedAugust 2, 2022
Dave: idK wHErE We StaNDBro she is literally ignoring you and avoiding you. How much more clear can she make it? Lol is it wrong? Yes. But as a grown human you should know when things aren’t going your way move on. Acting like this after “2 months”!?!? BRO🙄 #belowdeckmedAugust 1, 2022
So Natasha cheated with Dave and now she’s being distant and cold to him. Because she feels guilty? Not really. Because she is worried about how the crew will judge her. This girl has selfish written all over her. #belowdeckmedJuly 25, 2022
She is messing with that man’s head and it’s not right. Mixed signals galore #BelowDeckMedAugust 2, 2022
Would kill for the attention Dave gives. #BelowDeckMediterranean #belowdeckmed he deserves betterAugust 2, 2022
Raygan has no sense of urgency. The boat is about to hit and she’s just monotoned calling out the wrong distances. One of the main things you should be able to do as bosun is call out distance and yell before you hit something! #BelowDeckMedAugust 2, 2022
Pretty sure I could be a better bosun than Raygan just from watching years of Below Deck 😂#belowdeckmedAugust 2, 2022
Drama aside, we have to admit that the crew of the motor yacht Home gets their work done. The charter guests were blown away at how the interior went “above and beyond” with their service, especially the amazing food that David was able to produce in his hotter-than-Hades galley.
Dave and Natasha have been able to keep their issues quiet, for the most part, but the tension between them is bound to come to a head sooner or later. Dave is clearly pining over Natasha and she's giving him mixed signals. Something needs to change before things get ugly. Of course, this is Below Deck Mediterranean so things will get ugly before they get better.
As the guests departed they said the deck crew kept people waiting longer than they should, and that was probably the last straw for the normally even-keeled Captain Sandy. She’d asked Raygan several times to make sure that all of the toys were in the water before the guests asked for them, and keeping them waiting was inexcusable, especially considering that their time on the water was cut short.
By the end of the episode Captain Sandy called Raygan to the bridge for a meeting. We’ll find out on next week's all-new Below Deck Mediterranean if the skipper plans to fish or cut bait with the new bosun.
Sarabeth joined the Watch to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long.
When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts a podcast dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She’s also very close to realizing her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.
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