When we last left Deadliest Catch, the crews were at the mercy of one of the worst hurricanes the Bering Sea has seen in decades.
In Tuesday night’s two-hour special episode, a new day dawns, but with calmer waters comes renewed pressure for a strong finish to the king crab season. The time has come to dig deep and charge forward.
On the Ramblin’ Rose, tensions mount as Captain Elliott Neese continues to strike out in the king crab grounds, and his crew continues to lose faith. “There’s no such thing as hope on this boat,” the deckhands mumble under their breath as pot after pot comes up empty. In desperation, Elliott takes a big gamble and heads north to remote Hall Island “where the old timers used to catch all their crab.” Will this bold move pay off or will it just dig Elliott and his crew deeper into a hole?
Meanwhile on the Wizard, Captain Keith Colburn — already on the ropes with one of the worst seasons of his career — has his hands full with greenhorn Brady Quinn. The Wizard crew is getting fed up with Brady’s lack of hustle. Keith identifies it as a serious attitude problem. Not surprisingly, Keith and attitude problems don’t mix. “If that attitude doesn’t go away, he will go away.” When Keith confronts Brady about his lack of motivation and respect, things get… awkward.
The Kodiak‘s “Wild Bill” Wichrowski is having the season of his life (“indescribable fishing, I don’t know what else to call it”), but it’s not without its disappointments. With Junior at the helm, the Seabrooke stands to rack up the largest catch of all the boats, but when the crabs stop biting things begin to look bleak. And on the Time Bandit, Captain Johnathan Hillstrand sets up a bet: five deckhands set their own pots, throw down $1,000 each and whoever hauls in the most crabs wins it all.
It’s an action-packed finale to the king crab season in this two-hour special episode. Don’t miss it, and just wait until you see what’s in store for opilio crab season starting with next week’s episode!
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