Below Deck is responsible for a lot of shocking moments, but one in the most recent episode just might take the cake — maybe because it will also make you laugh.
After last week’s big old mess when Drunk Dolores jumped in the water after Captain Lee repeatedly told her not to, he told the entire charter that they’d be going back to the dock. This week, we see the aftermath of that, including the fact that the crew had to babysit and watch her room all night to guarantee that she wouldn’t take another swim. At first that felt a little extreme. Then I kept watching.
Chef Rachel probably put it best when she said Dolores “DILLIGAF’d all over the boat” which stands for “does it look like I give a fuck?” And the answer is no: Dolores didn’t give a single fuck. It was that exact behavior that made Captain Lee so furious he had to give himself a pep talk. But once he calmed down in the morning, he spoke with the primary charter guests and told them they can stay as long as Dolores left. “She’s the only fuck-up, the rest of the charter guests shouldn’t be punished. So as long as they’re good with it, Dolores is toast,” he said in his interview. They agreed and Dolores was told she needed to pack her bags.
And as those bags were loaded onto her tender ride, deckhand Rob joked, “If we drop it, at least we know she can swim for it.” Ha ha ha ho boy. Because no sooner had she climbed aboard the boat with 2nd engineer Zack driving her back to land did she quip, “It would it be pretty ironic if I jumped in the water right now, wouldn’t it?” Now, any sane person would laugh and think lol there’s no way. And then we have Dolores.
Just as she did the night before, with near-perfect form, Dolores in her jeans and t-shirt majestically dove right off the boat and into the water. Poor Zack had to radio Captain Lee to let him know, and all he could muster was a “goddammit.” The rest of the crew looked on in disbelief and laughter because who could even believe it? Thankfully, she climbed back onto the boat just moments later, but wow.
At first I thought it was absolutely crazy and ridiculous and unnecessary. But then, I gained a very strange feeling of respect for ol’ Dolores. She likely knew her previous behavior would look as batshit as it was, why not burn it all down and make one last final impression… or at least give the crew a laugh? While the majority of people who would dare disrespect Captain Lee would keep their head down and their tail between their legs, Dolores made a wild and unexpected statement on her way out. And if she didn’t mind spending the next chunk of her day in wet clothes, then so be it! It was so nuts, you have to laugh. Bon voyage, Dolores.
Below Deck airs Monday at 9 pm ET/PT on Bravo.
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