Fraser Olender, a renowned figure from the famed tv show Below Deck, got candid about his rocky past with Captain Sandy Yawn on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, providing an intriguing peek into the tumultuous dynamics of the show's cast.
Fraser reflected on the myriad lessons he learnt from Sandy, but not without bearing the brunt of their troubled working relationship. This layered bond came into scrutiny during season 10 of Below Deck. In an unexpected turn of events, Sandy had to step into the shoes of Captain Lee Rosbach when he withdrew due to health complications.
The relationship between Sandy and Fraser reached a boiling point when Sandy made the decision to sack stews Camille Lamb and Alissa Humber. She held Fraser accountable for the shortcomings in the interior department, going as far as branding him a “cancer”.
Her choice of words led to a wave of criticism from viewers. Acknowledging her mistake, Sandy admitted her choice of words was in poor taste.
Fraser opened up about his emotional response to Sandy's remarks in a heartfelt conversation with his mother. Nevertheless, Sandy remained firm in her evaluation of Fraser's leadership skills, having even considered dismissing him at one time.
Season 10 saw Captain Lee's return to take charge, while Captain Kerry Titheradge was brought onboard for season 11. Fraser, during season 11, acknowledged a significant personal growth, notwithstanding the lack of an ideal crew.
Currently, Fraser and Sandy seem to have buried the hatchet and developed a cordial relationship. Fraser even had a chance encounter with Sandy in London three weeks before the interview. The discord between Fraser and Sandy, as per Fraser's account, occurred two years ago.
Below Deck is broadcasted on Bravo every Monday at 9 p.m. ET.