It was the confrontation that was seemed to be a season in the making. Hannah Ferrier and Bugsy Drake's drama finally came to a head during Tuesday night's episode of Below Deck Mediterranean when the second stewardess told her superior that she's been "a lousy chief stew."
Of course, we saw that tensions had been running increasingly high between Hannah and Bugsy throughout the season. So why did Bugsy think that this was the right time to give her honest opinion of the chief stew as the charter season started to wind down? "You know what, that's a question that ran through my mind, actually, a hundred times before I confronted her. I'd been frustrated throughout the whole season, and I think it was actually chatting to Sandy [Yawn] in the galley. I had a nice heart-to-heart with her about my frustrations, and she kind of said, 'Now's a better time than ever so you don't snap on the last charter.' And I kind of went with it," Bugsy said. "It's a terrifying thing to confront your manager about how you're feeling. It was never a vindictive move on my part, but it was just something that I felt like I need to, I needed to let her know my feelings. And yeah, I'm kind of someone who sticks to my word, like I will tell you to your face, and they just never seem to be the right moment. Would there ever have been a right moment throughout the season? I'm not sure. But this, to me, was just pent-up frustration needing to come out, and I kind of just hoped it would kind of set the record straight before our last charter."
Bugsy continued, "I was ready to walk off the boat at that stage, and that is no joke. And I didn't want to because I had made great friends, had a great crew, and I wanted to see the end of the season through. And I think it's kind of good to just let it be known."
And believe us, Bugsy didn't enjoy that conversation with Hannah one bit. "It's really not the easiest thing to do. It's so hard. I was really not sure of the outcome. I was so nervous to confront Hannah, right?" she recalled. "But I think at the end and speaking back in retrospect, it's kind of made me stronger in my character to know that I can actually speak my mind when something's not right. And it takes a lot to make me frustrated. I tend to feel that I'm kind of a tolerant person, so it does take a lot. Somebody's pushed the wrong button."
In the end, Bugsy said that confronting Hannah was just something she had to do for herself. "I just wanted to get my frustrations out," she explained. "I needed to prove to myself I had a backbone."
Watch Hannah and Bugsy come face-to-face, below.