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Meet Below Deck's New Chief Stew for Season 9 Heather Chase
Below Deck's new head of interior will juggle five-star service and fiery charter guests in the upcoming season.
There's a new chief stew aboard My Seanna for Season 9 of Below Deck.
Heather Chase joins the crew in the new season premiering Monday, October 25 at 9/8c (episodes stream the next day on Peacock), and she is bringing the highest level of service as the new head of the interior. Of course, Heather expects the same out of her stews, which includes new crew members Jessica Albert and Fraser Olender — and she's not afraid to let them know it. "I put people in line that need to be put in line," Heather says in the above trailer for Season 9 of Below Deck.
But Heather isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves to get the job done, as noted in a press release for the new season: "Chief stew Heather is eager to deliver her guests an unforgettable experience, but when one of her stews becomes severely unmotivated, she must hustle to pick up the slack and maintain her five-star service."
Along those lines, we see Heather separating green M&Ms for the charter guests in the above sneak peek of the new season. "I don't know what was worse: having to clean dildos in Europe?" Heather says while completing this tedious task. "At least the dildos got me excited."
It looks like Heather will also have her hands full with this season's charter guests, even finding herself literally caught in the middle of one epic argument. "The guests are on a rampage," Heather remarks in the above clip.
In addition to the aforementioned new interior team members, the Below Deck Season 9 crew also includes the return of Eddie Lucas in his new promoted role as first officer and chef Rachel Hargrove, as well as new deckhands Jake Foulger, Rayna Lindsay, and Wes O'Dell.
For the first time in the history of the franchise, Below Deck will kick off with a new captain, Captain Sean Meagher, who steps in when Captain Lee Rosbach encounters an unexpected delay that leaves him on land. However, Captain Lee will join the Below Deck crew later in the season.
All in all, this season of Below Deck is going to be anything but smooth sailing for Heather and the rest of the My Seanna crew. "As department 'boat-mances' blossom, alliances form and bonds are broken, this crew proves the Caribbean seas are as choppy as they are clear," the press release for the new season reads.
Catch up on the first seven seasons of Below Deck streaming now on Peacock with Season 8 launching on the platform on September 25.