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We may not have seen Adam Glick and Jenna MacGillivray's faces as they had a serious post-hookup discussion about their relationship in the master cabin earlier this season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht (clip above), but we could still feel the tension on the other side of that door just by listening in on their conversation.
It all gets that much more jaw-dropping (if you can believe it) once you hear the behind-the-scenes secrets the Below Deck Sailing Yacht producers had to spill on the moment in a special enhanced episode of the May 4 episode that aired on May 11. Producers revealed that "on a scale of 1-10," during this moment, "the tension between Jenna and Adam was at a 12."
Of course, a workplace romance means having to get up and carry on professionally with your co-worker, no matter what's going on in your relationship. After that night in the master cabin, Adam and Jenna tried to play it "coy" as they went about their daily duties, such as sitting down for the preference sheet meeting with Captain Glenn Shephard and Paget Berry before the next charter arrived. “They tried to hide it from everyone and act like everything was fine," the producers said. "But we knew that it wasn’t."
With tensions so high, Adam, who admitted that one of his biggest pet peeves is the "unavailability of food," erupted later in the episode when the provisions for the charter arrived. The producers said this wasn't the first time Adam got upset over a provision delivery, “but the only time he lost his temper to that degree." “Adam has very specific recipes in mind, and when the ingredients he’s getting won’t fulfill them, he gets upset,” they explained.
Captain Glenn said that he understands that “working on a boat is stressful, and having cameras all around you filming is stressful too." “I gave [Adam] a little bit of slack because obviously there were no guests — it was just crew while having a tantrum," the Below Deck Sailing Yacht boss said.
But at least the provisions arrived before the boat had to set sail. Otherwise, Adam would have had to work with what he already had in the galley, according to producers. “Or he could’ve put in an order to be water-taxied out to the boat at anchorage later,” they said.
Later in the episode, Jenna tried to cut the tension by writing several love letters to Adam. The love notes said things like “You're the best chef in the world” and “You make me smile every day."
The episode ended much like it began, with Adam and Jenna having a heart-to-heart about their relationship and where they go from here. Jenna was worried that Adam would “get mad, lash out, and walk away without having a conversation." “But if that were the case, he’d show his true colors and it’d be over," she said.
Jenna said she hoped that she and Adam could figure out "where we stood" during their discussion and if the chef was going to “give it his all or keep dicking around.”
As for Adam, all that was going through his mind in that moment was, “Can I do this anywhere other than in front of cameras?”
The Below Deck Sailing Yacht drama continues Mondays at 9/8c. See what's coming up for the Parsifal III crew, below.
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