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#BelowDeckMed RECAP: Bugsy Drake is the New “Nomi Malone” #Showgirls #NSFW

Bitchlets

So sorry I missed you on Twitter last night! Had a few issues with the Bitchmobile and missed the first showing of #BelowDeckMed Perhaps that was a good thing? When the Bitch is irritated things tend to get dicey. In a nutshell, this episode pissed me off.

I’m not going to do a play by play of every shitastic moment of Below Deck Med’s Tuesday night fun fest. Instead, I’m going to delve into the undercurrent between Hannah Ferrier and Bugsy Drake. No Ipad logins or kissing a guest nonsense needed. This toxic teaming is straight off the screen. Below Deck Med has become the new Showgirls. The classic campy film about the young stripper Nomi Malone who longs to be the star of a Las Vegas revue. She fixates on the star of the show Crystal Conners to the point of obsession. In other words, Bugsy has become Nomi Malone and Hannah the star Crystal Conners.

Nomi has a chip on her shoulder. She knows she can dance with more heat than Crystal! Bugsy has a chip on her shoulder. She knows she’s a better Chief Stewardess than Hannah! We hear that in her every talking head interview. We see her tell Bobby, Malia, Adam, Sandy, Max, Lauren, the dock workers, and Spivey the Croatian alley cat just how different things would be if only Nomi/Bugsy were the Chief Stew. Meanwhile, Crystal/Hannah is oblivious to the campaign being run behind her back by Nomi, but is smart enough to sense an opportunist in her understudy.

Bugsy has worked previously on mega yachts & has arranged for ice sculptures to be airlifted in, whilst Nomi worked her way up from the Cheetah club to become a background dancer in “Goddess.” Both are extremely ambitious and not above manipulating others to get to the number one spot as Chief Stewardess and star of a Vegas show respectively.

  

Bugsy Malone is methodical. She’s systematically undermined, Hannah Conners going behind her back to stir the pot with Chef Adam and Bobby Giancola. Instead of being Hannah’s right hand she’s busy thinking of ways to challenge her authority and make her look inept to Captain Sandy and the entire crew. Nomi wrote the book on this behavior.

  

Hannah hasn’t been without fault. She’s made a few very nasty comments about Bugsy to Lauren after #Oniongate and Chef Adam’s performance driven tirade of remarks. Bugsy LOVED that praise by Adam! That’s why she didn’t stick up for Hannah while they listened to him sound off. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky…..Hannah/Crystal knows she doesn’t have a mate in Bugsy Malone that she can confide in so she reaches out to Lauren instead. I would hate to work in that atmosphere! 8 weeks of filming in high-pressure jobs with knives being thrown at your back? No thanks!! Hannah is a pro and doesn’t let the cuts wound too deep.

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Hannah/Crystal and Bugsy Malone did try to hash their issues out. They expressed the same surface niceties while holding loaded pistols under the table attitude that our Showgirl’s stars did in a similar scene. We know the outcome of both chats equated to absolute zero resolution. At least in Showgirls, there was chilled champagne to enjoy during the discourse.

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Hannah’s head has been in the Stew game, not on the drama. Pretty-boy charter guest Jason captured her attention for a few moments, they kissed, and she slept late. Who cares? She’s the star,  just like Crystal Conners. When you are the star or the boss those decisions are yours to make and right or wrong. (I love that both Hannah and Crystal check their boobs!) you own it. Hannah makes mistakes, we all do. The difference is Hannah owned up to hers and told Captain Sandy exactly what she had done with Jason while Bugsy Malone took another route.

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This Jason lapse in Hannah’s Stew judgment is just what Bugsy Malone has been salivating for! There is text evidence on the Master cabin’s Ipad of Hannah and primary Jason’s personal messages which Bugsy finds. Jason’s phone was damaged in the hot tub so he used the yacht’s Ipad as his personal device on the charter but forgot to log out. Bugsy tells the camera in her most prim schoolmarm voice that “Hannah’s actions are unprofessional and she should be fired.” The Glee is real. So is the gleam in Bugsy Malone’s eye.

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Bugsy Malone has ammunition now! She takes aim and fires. Starting with Invisalign Bobby, who is so desperate for a storyline he’s willing to dance at the Cheetah, then seeking out EVERY member of the crew to spread her joyously found evidence. Just as Nomi Malone pushed Crystal Conners down the stairs to take her job, doppelganger Bugsy figuratively did the same with an Ipad. If Bugsy wants to call out others constantly on their unprofessional conduct she’d better buy a good mirror. Pot meet kettle. Just like Nomi Malone, Bugsy has all the skills to be a great lead but lacks the maturity to avoid situations that can ultimately destroy the team mentality needed to make a success. Showing Hannah those messages first would have endeared Bugsy to her Chief Stew and the audience instead of alienating them further.

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Just remember Bugsy Malone. Things didn’t turn out so well for Nomi after she took the starring role away from Crystal Conners. All of her past bad deeds were exposed, the guys turned on her, friends disappeared, and she left where she began. A pissed off and unemployed ex-stripper hitchhiking out of town. You get the gist.

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And what of Crystal Conners? Sure, she took a hard fall down a flight of stairs, but in the end, she remained queen and got a healthy paycheck from the Casino. I love a happy ending.

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Let’s hope this cast can start working together as a team instead of as individuals willing to throw each other under the bus to get another season. We don’t watch the Below Deck franchise to see production generated drama and it’s stars creating fake relationships to ensure storylines before filming. You can get that crap on the Housewives. It’s a great show because of the beautiful locations, gorgeous food, hardworking crew, and natural drama (Penis towel folding) caused by a super-stressful work environment. Hopefully, Captain Sandy can see some of these events happening on the Sirocco and take steps to course correct. I love Below Deck. The movie “Showgirls” sucked according to Worldwide audiences. Let’s hope we can avoid NC-17 rating disasters on the high seas.

Until next week Bitchlets!

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7 Comments on #BelowDeckMed RECAP: Bugsy Drake is the New “Nomi Malone” #Showgirls #NSFW

  1. Kathy Tidwell // July 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm // Reply

    If Bugsy is a chief stew why isn’t she working as one? Bugsy works hard if you don’t believe me just ask her, she has no loyalty to her chief stew and spends all of her time trying to turn the whole crew against Hannah. I know Hannah may not work as hard but she delegates. Bugsy’ favorite sayings : “When I was chief stew I did it this way” and “Hannah is not as good a chief stew as I was”. Watch your back Hannah!

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  2. This was a great analogy for the Bugs/Hannah dynamic. And I’m pretty sure they deliberately hired a conniving chief stewas a second stew to achieve it. If Bugs was truly concerned about exchanging texts with a charter guest being such an unprofessional firing offense she would’ve taken the iPad to the Captain. If she were truly a loyal second stew and friend she would’ve taken the iPad to Hannah and let her correct her mistake. The fact what she did do was show the iPad to everyone else to get them all to turn against Hannah shows her motives are the opposite o f professional. She took a minor mistake that had no negative impact and turned it into a major conflict within the crew. By making the others complicit in the invasion of a guest and co-worker’s privacy Bugs made sure they were allied with her against Hannah. Hannah is sure to be hurt they did this, they are sure to attack Hannah as the wrong-doer to excuse their own wrongdoing. It was very well played by Bugs except for one thing: like Malone’s strategy, it was short-sighted. She failed to see that in the long run, the viewers would see all of her behind-the-back machinations. So she may have won most of the crew to her side, but she lost most of the audience. She won the battle but lost the war. I’m sure Hannah will remain the Queen. She may have flaws but she owns them. I do hope they don’t hire any more Bugsys. As you say, the organic stresses of the job and close quarters are enough.

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  3. Kery Bailey // July 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm // Reply

    Before the grammar police come for me, I see the mistakes I made. I can’t figure out how to edit my comment.

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  4. Kery Bailey // July 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm // Reply

    I get your team Hannah from the articles of yours I’ve read, but she really isn’t that great of a chief stew and Bugsy has been busting ass all season to make up for her stews questionable abilities.Lauren and Hannah are two gossipy, cliquey middle scoolers. And the only reason Hannah went to Chief Sandy is because she was caught, not because she has integrity.

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