Below Deck had enough drama this season to warrant a reunion, and we can’t wait to see how Ashton and Captain Lee interact.
Below Deck rarely gets a reunion to re-hash all of the drama after the crew disembarks from their yachts, but not this season! There was plenty of drama to get the crew back together to have a discussion about everyone’s behavior after they got to watch it on television for themselves. Most exciting is definitely Kate Chastain and Captain Lee verse Ashton Pienaar and the rest of the deck crew.
There has been a lot of discussion about the season’s events between various podcasts, television interviews, tweets and however else people communicate these days. Captain Lee and Kate both publicly stated that they would not work with Ashton again after this season.
BravoTV.com has the reunion seating chart, which is as follows:
Abbi Murphy – Tanner Sterback – Brian de Saint Pern – Kevin Dobson – Ashton Pienaar – Andy Cohen – Lee Rosbach – Kate Chastain – Rhylee Gerber – Simone Mashile – Courtney Skippon
Based on where they are seated, the biggest arguments have involved Ashton, Lee, Kate, Kevin, and Rhylee. The rest of the deck crew was involved, as was the interior, but nearly as much.
It is interesting that Abbi even got invited, seeing as she lasted a charter before getting engaged over text message and quickly quitting. It is also interesting that Simone is on the side with Kate and the girls when she has aligned herself with the guys and the deck crew after the season ended, even though Tanner embarrassed her throughout the whole season.
Ashton has been on an apology tour since the initial episodes about him and Kate aired, but the public doesn’t seem to have forgiven him so easily.
Ashton doesn’t seem to mind though, he’s busy working out and posting about it on Instagram. Whatever happens, Captain Lee has Kate’s back and we know he won’t waver on that. Though he doesn’t always agree with her delivery, he always agrees with the outcome.
The Below Deck season 7 reunion will air February 10, 2020, on Bravo.