Below Deck Sailing Yacht: Jenna is a snitch, not a chief stew

BELOW DECK SAILING YACHT -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Parker McCown -- (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo)
BELOW DECK SAILING YACHT -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Parker McCown -- (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo) /

This week’s episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht was much like the others.  Jenna cleaned glassware and yelled at Madison for not working.

With each week that passes, watching Below Deck Sailing Yacht is like having amnesia.  The same thing happens every episode.  Though last night, Parker McCown came unhinged last night on while Jenna MacGillivray dried her usual glassware in the galley.  By the end of the episode, she had dried three whole glasses.  Is this an all-time high for Jenna?

A quick dip on the clock

Jenna decided it was a good idea to take Ciara Duggan and Georgia Grobler to tear down the beach picnic and left Madison Stalker to care for the guests.  Before departing, Jenna asked Captain Glenn Shephard if the girls could take a quick swim after doing so.  Of course, generous Glenn had no problem with that.  But if Jenna is such a hard worker and Madison isn’t, why is Madison left to care for six guests on her own?

In past seasons of Below Deck, chief stews such as Kate Chastain would try to solve issues with the crew without involving the captain.  If that didn’t work, she would go to the captain.  Jenna seems to be doing the opposite.  She has an imaginary issue with Madison and takes it right to the captain instead of mentioning it prior.

Parker vs Jenna…and Paget

Meanwhile, Parker flew off the handle when Paget Berry asked him to rake the rocks for the picnic.  His attitude continued to deteriorate throughout the episode, ending with a blow out fight about his mother.  Parker shouted at Paget, “Do you think its funny that I am still breastfed by my mother?”  I mean, kind of, Parker?  For the record, Jenna ran straight to Glenn with his outburst too.

Part of being in a role of leadership on a boat is being able to handle the staff under you.  You help them learn and help solve problems so you don’t have to bother the captain.  Jenna is doing a poor job of both.  Instead, she just runs to the captain with every minute thought she has.  When things get out of hand, you bring in the captain.  He doesn’t need to know when someone sneezed and Jenna thought it was too loud.

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In the preview for next week, Jenna says that Madison must be “punished” for her behavior.  What kind of vengeful attitude is that towards one of your staff members?  For the record, Jenna cleaned three glasses during the entire episode.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht is on Mondays at 9 PM ET.