One of the reasons Bravo’s boating crew of Below Deck is so different for the network is that the show focuses on the people serving the 1% rather than the decadence normally on display in the Real Housewives franchise. The crew members of the Ohana are dealing with the demands of their super rich clients, and those normally don’t endear the charter members to viewers. The new season means not only a new boat, but a new group of deckhands. The only two returning crew from season one are party girl Kat and Eddie, the textbook definition of a white guy. Also back is executive chef Ben and Captain Lee.
The new crew will no doubt be more exciting from the 1st season because they know what kind of drama the show is looking to spotlight. One returning plot is the hot and cold relationship between Kat and Ben. With new crew member Kate setting her sights on Ben there’s the perfect ingredients for a love triangle on the high seas. This preview focuses on the connections between Ben, Kat, and Kate.
Here’s the complete episode description from Bravo.
Tempers flare on deck as the crew hustles to prepare the boat for their first group of charter guests, a larger-than-life group of fun-loving southerners. A rowdy, randy charter guest wants to get very friendly with new deckhand, Andrew. Meanwhile, sparks fly as new crew members Kelley and Jennice get extra flirty in their co-ed bunk, and a rookie mistake leads the crew to believe that one of their own may be a liability.
Date: Tuesday, August 12th
Episode Title: Below Deck Season 2 Premiere
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: BravoTV.com