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Here's How Captain Lee Ended Up with a New Deckhand Right in the Middle of Season 8

Catch up on all the charter season drama so far from Below Deck Season 8.

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Eddie Lucas Was "Wasting His Time" With Shane Coopersmith

Captain Lee: "The look of utter shock on [Shane's] face...I'll carry that to my grave."

No surprise here, but Below Deck is bringing emotional waves to the high seas during Season 8, which premiered in November. While some of the biggest action is yet to come, viewers have seen that, so far, Captain Lee Rosbach and his crew have weathered a few storms already, including multiple crew departures. The charter guests have been more demanding than ever and, as always, Captain Lee remains stoic and calm during the charter season.

As they welcomed a new deckhand to the crew during Episode 8 (December 21), The Daily Dish is taking a look back at everything that has taken place on the My Seanna this season so far. Don't forget to catch up on all eight episodes right now on the Bravo app.

A Familiar Face Returns

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After several seasons away, Below Deck OG Eddie Lucas returned this season as bosun and was already tested from the start after Captain Lee suffered an injured in Episode 1 (November 2).

The Shane Coopersmith Incident

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If there's one thing you should never do, it's show up late to work on the deck. It's a lesson Shane learned back in Episode 3 (November 16).

Izzy Wouters Makes a Change

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Back in Episode 4 (November 23), Eddie welcomed Izzy to the deck team after she was initially a member of the interior. And, honestly, his advice to her is something we all need to hear sometimes.

The Case of the Missing Caviar

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Chef Rachel Hargrove was not a happy yachtie when she noticed that the requested caviar was MIA back in Episode 5 (November 30).

Elizabeth Frankini's Dangerous Liaison in the Laundry Room


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Episode 7 (December 14) of Below Deck featured a bit of a toxic situation after Elizabeth mixed laundry chemicals -- bleach and soap -- in a confined space.

Chef Rachel's Unforgettable Decisions

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Chef Rachel decided to quit after an unforgettable preference sheet meeting in Episode 7. However, that decision was short lived -- and she eventually returned to the galley the next day during Episode 8.

Shane Says Goodbye

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Captain Lee ultimately decided to let Shane go in Episode 7, paving the way for a new guy to join the crew.

Meet Your New Deckhand!

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Rob Phillips is the new yachtie on the boat -- and he climbed aboard My Seanna to fill the open deckhand position during Episode 8.

In case you missed any of the Below Deck Season 8 drama, you can binge the first eight episodes right now on the Bravo app.

Want more Below Deck? New episodes air every Monday at 9/8c.

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