"Life Below Zero" aired on National Geographic Channel on Thursday night. The main thing that was most memorable about this week's episode was that Andy Bassich looked sad, lonely and disengaged. Last week's episode brought the shocking news that Bassich and long-time partner, Kate Rorke, had split up. Kate had already left when the fans found out about the break-up. They had been together over 10 years.
There is a bit of a discrepancy online about whether Andy Bassich and Kate Rorke were married or not. There is a Kate Rorke Bassich Life Below Zero Facebook page, but Kate Rorke has her own Facebook account, too. The National Geographic Channel also has a page about the couple where they call them, "....a married couple who are still deeply in love with each other and the Yukon." Regardless of the status of the relationship over the past decade, Andy Bassich truly seems quite unhappy without Kate Rorke.
Kate has posted a few remarks on social media that have been used to speculate on why she left Bassich. On the show, she was often the obvious brunt click here of his verbal tirades from time to time. She has since removed much of the content she posted after the news became public during last weeks episode.
It seemed quite unnatural to see Andy going through the motions of activities and projects that viewers are accustomed to seeing the couple do together. His life just seems boring and mundane as if he is going through the motions. It would be quite lonely to live in that setting by yourself. He has mainly just complained about the extra work he has had to do all by himself which did not set too well with most viewers, judging from the comments. Of course, nobody likes a whiner.