Below Deck: “Give me your drugs,” Sandy Yawn said to Hannah Ferrier

Below Deck Mediterranean has emotions running high after Captain Sandy Yawn let Hannah Ferrier go an hour before the charter guests arrived.

Below Deck Mediterranean finally got to the drama between Captain Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, and her prescription drugs.  Sandy said that after Malia White went through Hannah’s bags and sent Sandy a photo of the Valium and weed pen.  Sandy also cited that Hannah’s panic attacks were making her nervous.  “It’s just not worth it for me.”  Hannah said, “Okay,” and basically went to pack her belongings.  She yawned mid-sentence and away she went.

“Give me your drugs.”

The rest of the crew, besides Malia White, was obviously confused in the wake of the firing.  Hannah walked off the boat to make a phone call and Sandy eventually followed her.  She blamed Hannah’s panic attacks as the reason for not wanting to continue their working relationship, but Hannah walked away.

Hannah said the whole situation was “b******t,” and Sandy said, “It is b****** because I could have fired you last year or the year before.”  The way Sandy followed Hannah off the boat to harass her that she “didn’t care” about the firing was borderline bullying.

Now Christine “Bugsy” Drake was promoted to chief stew, just like her best friend Malia wanted.  Malia seemed thrilled at the situation and claimed she was concerned about Sandy’s license, but she was probably also thrilled Hannah was leaving.  Malia only used the information about the valium when Hannah didn’t switch cabins with her.  She was technically in breach of the laws too since she knew about it?

The end of an era

Hannah noted she was sad to be leaving in such a hasty fashion, but she didn’t regret her time in yachting as a whole.  Hannah and her boyfriend are expecting a baby girl soon, and she will do just fine in her future endeavors.

The fact that so many people have left during the first few charters really is a reflection of poor management.  Calling them “drugs” instead of “medication” was a bit of a jab at Hannah, too.  Sandy doesn’t seem to be keeping things under control very well, to say the least.  Of course, laws and regulations are put in place for a reason: to keep everyone safe.

However, the way mental health was portrayed by Sandy and Malia shows they lack empathy for the situation.  It is a privilege to not have empathy because that means mental health struggles haven’t impacted your life in some way.  Overall, the situation was handled incredibly poorly all around.

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Meanwhile, Tom Checketts has slid into the chef position much like he slid into the boat just hours earlier.  Who cares about Tom’s sick uncle, right?  Tom doesn’t seem to last very long as the chef though.  Good work, Sandy!

Below Deck Mediterranean is on Bravo Monday nights at 9 PM ET!

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