Below Deck Mediterranean viewers now know that chief stew Hannah Ferrier brought valium on the boat.
In a breathtaking episode, Ferrier is seen feeling ill after the departure of chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran and then later looking less than thrilled to learn that bosun Malia White’s boyfriend Tom Checketts will be the new chef. She feels so ill that she remains on the boat while the rest of the crew enjoys a day at a resort.
At one point Ferrier is seen alone in her bunk. Production darkens the rest of the room but lightens a box of valium that sits on Ferrier’s bed. Later, White sounds like she accidentally discovers the medication when the crew members are moving cabins. “Goddammit,” White is heard whispering as she snaps a photo off-camera.
Captain Sandy receives a photo she didn’t really want
Later Yawn is seen in her bunk at night receiving the photo from White. The text message associated with the photo is, “I’m sorry but I have to report this.” Yawn looks at her phone and mouths the word, “Wow.”
The next day Yawn is put in a no-win position. She has to confront Ferrier. David, the first mate arrives in her office and she discusses the situation with him. “Good morning,” Yawn says. “David, could you come in my office, please?” She shows the photo to David. “Found this, so I just need to do the procedures and the protocol. And I want you to be there for the whole thing. And to be honest …”
Yawn is interrupted because Ferrier is at her door. Ferrier was doing laundry and wondered about an errant piece of clothing. That is when Yawn tells Ferrier to have a seat. “Perfect timing, I need you in here,” Yawn tells Ferrier. Yawn looks clearly rattled and uncomfortable. Ferrier spies the photo illuminated on Yawn’s phone.
“Um Hannah it’s been brought to my attention that you have drugs on board,” Yawn says to Ferrier.
João Franco guarantees that Captain Sandy never wanted to be in that position
João Franco, former bosun from Below Deck Med shared what he would have done in the same position. “So if I were to find them and see them personally, I would be oblivious to what it was,” he said during an Instagram Live with Colin Macy-O’Toole.
“If something leading to the matter of me thinking that they’re taking something where it’s affecting their ability to work, I would absolutely say something,” Franco continued. “But I would first say it to that person and then take it further. That is my obligation. So my obligation to maintain safety is to approach the person to say, listen, I know of this.”
“Does the captain know this?” he said. “Yes, the captain knows of it, and Okay, no problem. Would you mind if we just go and discuss it together? Because I feel that it’s affecting your ability to work.”
He is certain that Yawn never wanted to be put in this position. “If Captain Sandy has been sent something it is her obligation to take action because she’s been sent it,” he remarked. “I can guarantee you she wishes she never got anything. Because if she has, especially on TV, I’m afraid to say you have to take action. You have to make a moral decision. And you have to make a professional decision at the same time.”
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