‘Below Deck’: What Were the 3 Most Shocking Moments in the Show?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kate Chastain, Adrian Martin, Ashton Pienaar

Viewers can probably remember lots of “shocking” moments on Below Deck.

From the initial set of charter friends have been kicked from the vessel after stew Kat Held discovered medicines within their cabin into the huge love between bosun Eddie Lucas and stew Rocky Dakota. Below Deck is ready for surprising activities. But producer Courtland Cox things to 3 activities through the seven periods of this tv show that basically surprised the staff. The events spanned from at the beginning of the show to a current minute which had the Internet in stitches.

Kate Chastain, Adrian Martin, Ashton Pienaar
Kate Chastain, Adrian Martin, Ashton Pienaar |Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

“That’s the kind of thing that keeps me coming back to the show,” Cox informed Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “Every period, you will find five or six moments like that that therefore entirely engage me personally and thus pull me personally in that I’m like, it is why Below Deck is a phenomenal tv show you can’t do somewhere else.”

The just near-death knowledge

Some yachties have seen some close telephone calls or considerable accidents. A ferocious disease may have expense deckhand Brian de Saint Pern their knee in 2010. Plus, cook Ben Robinson features hacked at their hands more often than once. But Cox things to deckhand Ashton Pienaar’s harrowing “man overboard” knowledge that had manufacturers floored.

Cameras captured Pienaar becoming dragged down the swimming system during period 6. Deckhand Rhylee Gerber attempted to grab Pienaar as a line pulled him in to the liquid. She called “man overboard” straight away however it had been a quick-thinking cameraman which was able to free Pienaar’s knee through the line, therefore conserving their life.

“As a producer, I’m in the control room watching, and I can only see what the cameras are shooting, so I see that moment, I see the rope starting around Ashton’s ankle and then I see him go in the water, and then three seconds later, I see a camera being set down on the deck of the boat. And, as a producer, I’m yelling at my camera operators. I’m saying, ‘Why are we not shooting? What’s happening?’” Cox informed The Daily Dish. “And it’s not until well after the fact that I realize that our camera operator had set his camera down to untie the line to let Ashton free from the rope that he’s entangled in.”

But these events additionally surprised manufacturers

Thankfully Pienaar resided to see a later date (and another period of this tv show). But additional moments had producer’s jaws on the ground. Stew Kat Held attempted to slip from the vessel during period 1 after Rosbach informed the team they certainly were set for the evening. Rosbach had a feeling of laughter about this while he could see her attempting to slip away in the surveillance digital cameras.

 “That’s one of those moments where it’s like, it’s so perfect the way that it happens as Lee’s watching it and laughing at Kat walking off the boat. You couldn’t script that any better than what actually happened in that real moment,” Cox remembered. “As a producer, watching those things really happen on the boat, those are the things that, in the midst of a crazy production when you’re tired, you see those moments and you’re like, that is completely amazing and magical.”

Cox additionally tips into the huge “penis cake” expose from period 7 to be quite surprising also. Chef Kevin Dobson had been advised to make a realistic-looking phallus to top a bachelorette dessert. He and main stew Kate Chastain had been warring. So she delivered him completely because of the sparkler-topped dessert whenever she understood the main went along to rest. Rosbach while the remaining portion of the friends had been having an attractive discussion about charity work. And then in strolls Dobson with visual dessert.  “Kevin is terrified by the reaction to that, he falls into a depression,” Cox stated. “You cannot write those moments.”

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