In the 100th episode of “Dream Ship” there is a change of course for the audience: Captain Max Parger, played by Florian Silbereisen, steers towards love.
An absolute novelty in the New Year's episode, which airs at 8:15 p.m. So far, the captain has not been able to have his own love story. But after just six minutes he is seen hand in hand with a woman. Parger was on shore leave and appears to have used the time for a romance.
The lucky one is Veronika Bruckner (Wanda Perdelwitz). "The fact that you accompanied me to the harbor doesn't make saying goodbye any easier," he says. She replies: “And this is where you work?” Parger says yes and points towards the ship.
The next moment the two kiss passionately. After a brief back and forth along the lines of “It would be better if it ended here,” she finally comes on board.
His colleagues also immediately speculate about their captain's romance and ask him questions. But they only find out a little, for example: She lived in the same hotel and they met there.
Veronika Bruckner also visits him on the bridge, where several kisses follow in front of the assembled crew; the two don't hold back.
But what happens behind closed cabin doors in this episode surpasses everything. The two have arranged to meet for dinner and she wants to pick him up. Bruckner has dressed up especially and is wearing a glittering blouse. But the captain isn't ready yet. He opens the door with a white towel.
"I thought we were going out to eat," she says. "Yes, but you're too early. I'm basically still naked." But Veronika doesn't let herself be deterred, she opens the cabin door further and confidently enters the room: "I'll start with dessert," she says and pushes the door shut behind her.
An almost naked scene between the two can be seen about half an hour later. After a wild motorbike ride to the beach in Nusantara and a confession of love from Max Parger, they both let go and jump into the cool water in their bikinis and swimming trunks.
But then comes the surprising twist: Oliver Pocher shows up in a Hawaiian shirt - and doesn't have any good news with him.
In an interview with “Bild,” Silbereisen said of his role: “Of course the captain won’t reveal what happens behind closed doors.”
Sources: “Bild”, dream ship in the ZDF media library