With its finale on Monday evening, Under Deck closed out a tenth season that featured some Captain-swapping all through, with Cpt. Lee Rosbach making an early (although short-term) exit whereas coping with nerve accidents that affected his mobility. His midseason return was marred partly by some feuding with fellow captain Sandy Yawn, and the ultimate ep of the season left some followers and information retailers satisfied that he was diving headfirst into retirement mode. However is that really the case?
The episode “Oh Captain, My Captain” did exude a vibe of finality by a number of of Captain Lee’s scenes, as he talked about hating having to say goodbye to his crew, and the way a lot all of them imply to him. As effectively, the episode featured a video montage showcasing a slew of the fact star’s greatest moments on the present, all whereas he waxed on wistfully about issues, which included the under:
Nothing there confirming he’d be leaving, but additionally nothing there confirming he’d be again for Season 11. After which there’s the truth that on the Monday after the finale aired, Bravo is ready to debut a particular episode of Watch What Occurs Dwell, with host Andy Cohen welcoming Rosbach to a Under Deck-fueled episode honoring the cable hit’s ten-year stretch to date. Titled, “Ce-LEE-brate Good Instances,” the particular does sound like precisely the sort of retrospective that may be crafted to mark a longtime star’s exit. To the purpose the place even information retailers began reporting on his retirement, with Us Weekly going as far as to report that Captain Kerry Titheradge can be leaping from Under Deck Adventures to take over for Season 11.
Captain Lee took to Twitter because the episode was ending with a response to a fan asking about him not being round anymore:
He adopted up on that message with the one seen under, which coupled his season-ending emotions with the suggestion that indicated followers should not consider every little thing they see on-line.
Nicely that’s a wrap on one other season, I loved this season however final two charters had been particular. Because of all who tuned in tonight, you understand the drill, gymnasium within the am and to anybody I missed, catch you on the flip facet. Don’t learn an excessive amount of into something, We’ll proceed to have enjoyable,March 21, 2023
But when that wasn’t completely clear sufficient, Rosbach adopted up on that message by actively questioning some fan tweets asking about his retirement, an indicating sure information tales weren’t completely fact-filled.
They didn’t speak to me about this piece. https://t.co/fKt9y4VLkdMarch 21, 2023
Past that, Captain Lee additionally commented on followers posts saying he was too younger to retire, and that they had been hoping to see him again for Season 11. However once more, he wasn’t in a position to really verify something on that entrance, and did not seem to really refute anybody’s claims that Captain Kerry dealt with helming duties for the subsequent batch of eps coming later this 12 months.
Maybe probably the most concrete approach he approached issues was with the next reply to at least one fan who advised him “do not stay away too lengthy.”
A number of followers on social media voiced the idea that Captain Lee is probably not 100% on top of things with what Bravo execs’ plans are, or that Bravo purposefully set the finale as much as promote such hypothesis. The cable channel has definitely seen spikes in curiosity for Vanderpump Guidelines over Tom Sandoval’s dishonest scandal, with varied Actual Housewives exits (comparable to Lisa Rinna’s), feuds and extra pumping up curiosity with every new season that premieres.
Let’s not overlook that Captain Lee additionally missed a while in Season 9 for medical causes, which might point out that he deserves to take a lengthier break from manning yachts for his personal well being. Or not. We’ll in all probability have to attend till Bravo drops a Season 11 teaser to see what’s taking place with the franchise’s mothership. Till then, try the montage of Rosbach’s biggest moments!
Under Deck episodes might be streamed with a Peacock subscription, and there is much more coming to the streaming service and past for the 2023 premiere schedule.