Deadliest Catch

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Deadliest CatchBefore complaining about the market price of Alaska king crab, check out this gripping documentary series, revealing the mortal perils and intense discomfort that fishing crews face on the Bering Sea to catch the delicacy. Those perils include 40-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots that can easily crush a careless crewman, and freezing temperatures around the clock.
S15, EP20 "Dead or Alive"Each skipper's next move determines who survives the final winter dash; winds put the Wizard on a collision course with a monster; Jake taps a Hillstrand to save the Saga; Josh and Casey hit numbers not seen since Capt. Phil.
S19, EP22 "Nautical Deathtrap"In the Season 19 finale, an uncharacteristic error traps Sig's family in unsurvivable seas; a wayward crane breaches Jake's wheelhouse, killing critical systems and his way home; Rick attempts to turn a tragedy into a triumph for Jacob.
S19, EP21 "Last Stand of John Hillstrand"Johnathan scrambles to save his pots from a Bering Sea grave; Sig revives a decades-old fishing computer to find a Bairdi hotspot, while Jake's manpower shortage forces him to put his niece on the hydraulics.
S19, EP20 "Battleship"Hampered by damage, Sig must outmaneuver an unknown captain to hold on to his ground; Jake allies with Wild Bill to make a critical deadline -- but when Bill calls in a favor, time runs short; Rick devises a strategy to ensure Jacob makes it home.
S19, EP19 "Beware the King Tide"As a monumental king tide amplifies the sea state, Johnathan drives the Time Bandit into towering waves to haul the riskiest set of his career; Jake faces a potentially unstoppable magnesium fire; Sig deploys evasive maneuvers to defend his catch.
S19, EP18 "Disorder on the Border"On the Time Bandit, crew conflict in winter weather puts Johnathan's leadership to the test; Sig and Mandy risk a heavy fine chasing the biomass along a boundary line; Jake struggles with managing an injury-prone crew member.
S19, EP17 "Dead Reckoning"When Sig loses GPS navigation in crowded waters, Mandy must work a decades-old magnetic compass with no margin for error; OJ's replacement on the Wizard makes a misfit crew a bit more awkward; Bob's Bairdi haul earns her bragging rights.
S19, EP16 "Pain Level Ten"When a deckhand suffers a possible heart attack on board, Keith attempts to save his crewman's life; an explosion rocks the Time Bandit, burning Freddy and shaking Johnathan to his core; facing capsizing, Jake must dump pots.
S19, EP15 "Uncharted Grounds"Winter unleashes its fury, slamming the fleet with tidal surges and waves; when Keith's winch seizes, the Wizard crew must work a double shift to retrieve pots; Wild Bill's erroneous chart leaves the Summer Bay beached on a sandbar.
S19, EP13 "Victory at Sea"Bob's breakout haul as a solo captain takes a turn when another vessel collides with the boat she inherited from her late parents; cascading engine failures put Sig in a tough spot as the Coast Guard makes a surprise inspection.
S19, EP12 "Tradition of Superstition"Capt. Keith repositions his pots when Johnathan makes an offer he simply can't refuse; Bob follows a pod of porpoises to her first big solo haul; fired from the Wizard, Jacob chases his dream of becoming a captain to a wholly different boat.
S19, EP11 "Loose Lips Sink Ships"In the winter premiere, Johnathan hunts for crab in a secret location to which he's won exclusive rights; Sig tries his luck at a derby fishery; Keith risks an at-sea deckhand transfer; Bob joins a fisherman's strike for higher crab prices.
S19, EP10 "Between Payday and Mayday"An early closure forces captains to work together to get their catch safely to port; Sig crosses a line when he repositions a rookie captain's pots; Jake and Sean race back from Adak while Linda bolsters her east coast reputation in the Bering Sea.
S19, EP9 "Million Dollar Season"With a storm threatening his record-breaking run, Johnathan allies with Keith to triangulate the crab; Jack braves treacherous tidal currents, staking his redemption on loaded pots; in 30-foot waves, chaos strikes the Wizard.
S19, EP8 "Anchor Management"As a continent-size storm pummels the fleet, John and Andy fight to save their anchor and the boat; Rick navigates stormy seas and feuding deckhands; when an orca befriends the Northwestern, Sig sees a sign of life until it stops him from fishing.
S19, EP7 "Cold Hard World"On the Saga, Sean Dwyer joins Jake for a high-risk trek west to Adak Island; Rick attempts a dangerous shortcut through the treacherous tides of Unimak Pass; Sig's deckhand Lauritz takes a brutal fall; Johnathan bids farewell to a lifelong friend.
S19, EP6 "Blood and Treasure"When Sig and Mandy disagree on fishing strategy, Clark finds himself caught in the middle; Wild Bill comes down hard on inattentive deckhands as Linda gets too close to danger; Keith pulls the Wizard alongside the Saga and unleashes unexpected bad blood.
S19, EP5 "In Need of Rescue"Sig returns from his mother's funeral only to find his gear in harm's way; Rick and Keith forge a beneficial partnership; Jack makes his first offload as captain; The Coast Guard gets a call to extract a sailor with broken legs 200 miles out to sea.
S19, EP4 "Bering Sea Superstition"A new deckhand falls ill on the Time Bandit, raising questions for Andy; a bait pallet breaks loose, forcing Capt. Rick to deal with a severe crew injury; when Wild Bill's plan A fails on the Summer Bay, so Maria tries plan P.
S19, EP3 "Amazing Grace"Sig buries his beloved mother and the last of his family's pioneering generation; Sean Dwyer joins forces with Rick Shelford, but the captains don't see eye to eye on rules; Jacob fights back on the Wizard and finds no safe harbor from Capt. Keith.
S19, EP2 "Wheelhouse Bound"Sig gets tough news at sea, forcing the Hansens to make a critical decision as John and Andy lend a hand; with wheelhouse ambitions, Jacob hits a wall with Keith on the Wizard; new captain Jack crosses a line when Harley makes a deal with Jake.
S19, EP1 "Call of a New Generation"A young generation ventures to the Bering Sea, forging unlikely wheelhouse alliances across the fleet; as high prices draw illegal foreign boats, captains young and old band together to defend America's crab grounds.
S19 "Maiden Voyage"As a turbulent winter rages, young Capt. Bob seeks to overcome tragedy to launch her maiden voyage on her late parents' crab boat; Capt. Jack takes the reins of a storied vessel; fired from the Wizard, aspiring skipper Jacob finds a new home.
S19 "Perfect Storm Survivor"Forged by the ferocious seas of the North Atlantic, legendary east coast captain Linda Greenlaw attempts to break into the highly competitive and highly dangerous Alaskan crab fishery for the first time in her storied career.
S18, EP23 "Port of Last Resort"As ice blocks St. Paul Harbor, captains race to deliver their final snow crab; Sig deploys a risky tactic his father pioneered; Jake battles a slack tank to save the Saga; Keith and John scuttle a plan as the Wizard's 77-year-old hull cracks open.
S18, EP22 "Sub-Zero Scramble"The icy depths of the Bering Sea threaten to claim Sig and Wild Bill's gear unless they can move quickly enough to beat the rapidly freezing waters; Rip takes on a massive amount of extra quota, and if he can't catch it, he'll have to buy it.
S18, EP21 "Graveyard of Gear"With intense currents holding back the Arctic ice pack, Keith drives into deck-wrecking waves to retrieve his catch before the ice bounces back; Jake and Sean face losing everything when ice swallows their gear as Rip enters a pot cemetery.
S18, EP20 "Frozen"After risking his crew salvaging gear from the ice pack, Sig changes tactics and uses an experimental bait from Norway; on the Time Bandit, frustration boils over as Freddy tests Johnathan; Jake encounters seas so volatile his crew must take shelter.
S18, EP19 "Avian Apocalypse"The Cornelia Marie crashes into the ice pack when the greenhorn on watch falls asleep at the wheel; Jake's crew experiences a stunning phenomenon when a flock of seabirds bombards the Saga; Wild Bill tackles an unsafe sea state on the Summer Bay.
S18, EP18 "Hell on the High Seas"Josh and Casey race to the approaching ice edge as an Aleutian storm slams the opilio grounds; Jake discovers his niece and engineer have been hooking up more than crab gear as they risk climbing the 30ft crane to make a critical repair.
S18, EP17 "Operation Anvil Drop"Keith recruits Johnathan to intercept a Russian trawler fishing illegally in US waters, but the situation intensifies when the Time Bandit crew spots a missile streaking across their position; Bill and Sean fight to defend their pots from rogue trawlers.
S18, EP16 "No Turning Back"A dangerous list forces Sig to jettison pots or capsize the Northwestern; one wrong move in the narrow False Pass causes Jake and the Saga to hit bottom; there's no accounting for taste when Sean Dwyer devises motivational punishments for greenhorns.
S18, EP15 "The Crush of Winter"New-mother Mandy returns to Sig's wheelhouse, but as heavy ice builds on the Northwestern, she reckons with the risks the family is taking; Jake unveils a new super pot to stake his claim in the cod derby as winter weather blindsides the fleet.
S18, EP14 "Where Eagles Dare"The Northwestern loses steering when a bald eagle lays claim to its mast; Sig and Keith develop an unusual partnership to tank Bairdi in record time; Josh and Casey place a risky bet on hard-to-find quota, while casualties mount on the Patty Lee.
S18, EP13 "To the End of the Earth"Nautical weather slams the fleet as Josh and Casey race north in hopes of beating the coming ice pack; Sig and Keith attempt to find common ground; Johnathan finds his co-captain a bit wobbly.
S18, EP12 "Sailor's Delight"Clark scuttles Sig's partnership with Harley to get home for the birth of his and Mandy's baby; an orca leads the Cornelia Marie to the season's best pots; when John's autopilot fails, Jake is the star that leads him home.
S18, EP11 "No Good Deed Unpunished"With dock prices spiking, the fleet races to deliver; Jake witnesses a freighter severing his longline, forcing the Saga crew to drag the bottom for a string of pots; Rip helps Johnathan locate the mother lode only to pay with a broken block.
S18, EP10 "Dark Waters"Jake and his niece set pots on the same waters their ancestor fished in the 1930s; Johnathan risks losing his entire live catch when the Time Bandit ventures into fresh water; Josh experiments with glow sticks to attract crabs at the darkest depths.
S18, EP9 "Rip Tide"Mandy breaks news of a pregnancy complication, forcing Sig and Clark to reconsider their decision to keep fishing; Jake teams up with Rip Carlton in deep waters, but powerful Aleutian tidal currents unexpectedly shift Jake's string.
S18, EP8 "Deepest Alaska"Johnathan sets mile-deep pots and pulls up an unknown species; Jake faces reality when his niece, Shyanne, gets injured on the Saga; Clark takes the helm in Sig's wheelhouse to help tank the Hansen family Bairdi quota.
S18, EP7 "Follow the Rainbow"Johnathan searches for a pot of golden kings at the end of a double rainbow; a medical mystery confounds Capt. Rip when his greenhorn regains consciousness on the Patricia Lee; Keith partners with Josh and Casey until John steps in.
S18, EP6 "Brother in the Bight"Sig scrambles to get home for Bairdi and Mandy's baby as his crew finds a honey hole of Russian king crab; Josh's brother Shane gets caught in the bight as a typhoon slams the Cornelia Marie; Rip faces a crisis when a greenhorn collapses unconscious.
S18, EP5 "Desperate Measures"When Shyanne discovers a serious breach on the Saga, Jake and his crew scramble to save it from capsizing; in Norway, Sig drops pots on Russia's western line; as canneries close their doors, Josh and Casey call in a last-minute favor from Johnathan.
S18, EP4 "Invasive Russian Reds"Sig struggles with a Norwegian crewman who thinks he knows more than the captain; Capt. Wild Bill fights to save his boat from the rocky Norwegian coastline with a line snarled in his propeller; Keith's greenhorn faces a violent brush with death.
S18, EP3 "One Hell of a Story to Tell"With his deckhand crushed by pots, Capt. Rip charges into the Arctic storm to attempt one of the riskiest USCG helicopter rescues in recent history; John fights to save the Time Bandit at anchor; Sig takes his first Norwegian rogue wave.
S18, EP2 "No Sleep Till Rescue"An Arctic storm slams the fleet, which is already reeling from the closure of king crab season; Johnathan sets pots deeper than ever before; Sig struggles to launch his Norwegian operation; a deckhand fights for life on the Patricia Lee.
S18 "King Crab is Dead"Capt.John Hillstrand and Capt. Sig Hansen rally their fellow Dutch Harbor skippers to devise a new fishing strategy that will help them turn the tide of a life-or-death season, or face financial ruin due to the closure of the king crab fishery.
S18 "Long Live King Crab!"When the government closes the king crab fishery, captains must save an industry they worked so hard to create; Sig pursues invasive Russian King Crab in Norway; John, Josh and Casey chase rising prices for a new species, and Jake mortgages the Saga.
S18 "Life on the Line"As the fleet experiences the riskiest rescue scenario in recent memory, the U.S. Coast Guard prepares for the dangers to come.
S17, EP24 "Succession"Sig Hansen is put to the test when daughter Mandy Hansen pressures him to cement her spot as heir to the Hansen Family Legacy.
S17, EP22 "The Ultimate Price"Keith risks pushing through jagged ice in search of the Wizard's lost pots; Wild Bill overturns the Summer Bay; a beloved crewman makes the ultimate sacrifice.
S17, EP21 "First in Line"When processors shut down due to outbreaks, Sig bets he can zero in on a rare crab highway before there's no place to deliver.
S17, EP20 "Over the Rail"Jake battles a hurricane in the fleet's smallest boat while Keith orders crew over the rail to avoid capsizing.
S17, EP19 "Wicked Game"Josh and Casey follow a blind tip from an unknown fisherman into uncharted waters; Johnathan fears for the worst when Freddy lands in the icy Bering Sea; on the Wizard, Capt. Keith tempts fate, risking thousands in crab gear right at the ice edge.
S17, EP18 "Winter's Gambit"An Arctic storm blasts the fleet as Sig ventures to deep waters he hasn't fished in 17 years. Johnathan steers the Time Bandit into 30-foot waves in a hail Mary run toward Russia. Captain Keith attempts a risky maneuver to save the Wizard's pots.
S17, EP17 "Quid Pro Crab"Captains scramble to meet an expanded quota in the path of a violent system that is dubbed Squall-pocalypse; a breakdown on the Wizard puts Monte in debt to the Time Bandit, and Josh and Casey exceed their own quota when it comes to injuries on deck.
S17, EP16 "First Come First Served"Jake risks a daring entry into St. Paul harbor; Johnathan seeks help from Wild Bill; Josh and Casey bet their season on a deep set at the Russian Line.
S17, EP15 "Run Silent Run Deep"Skirting the ice line to the deepest set of their careers, Josh and Casey apply frontier medicine to a bleeding deck boss.
S17, EP14 "The Crush"As the fast-moving ice edge crushes everything in its path, Sig and Mandy rush to rejoin the fray; on the Cornelia Marie, Josh and Casey's race to save their pots comes at a cost in blood and pain; freezing spray threatens to capsize the Wizard.
S17, EP13 "Of Ice and Men"Sig makes a desperate bid to save his gear from the descending ice pack while Jake dumps pots to avoid capsizing; when Wild Bill gets a line caught in his propeller far from Dutch Harbor, he enlists Jake's diver to attempt a risky underwater repair.
S17, EP12 "Extreme Arctic"As a polar vortex storm slams the Cornelia Marie in the far north, Josh navigates the biggest seas of his career while Casey performs emergency surgery.
S17, EP11 "Shipbreakers"As seawater floods in, Wild Bill's crew scrambles to locate a hole in the Summer Bay's hull; Johnathan faces a fire on the Time Bandit and a catastrophic hydraulic failure forces Jake to send his chief engineer 25 feet above the Saga's rolling deck.
S17, EP10 "Truth Will Set You Free"When Johnathan trusts his instincts more than his partners, the Time Bandit makes a surprise appearance in the Northern Grounds just as Josh and Casey need him most; Sig puts his crew exactly where it needs to be in a matter of life and death.
S17, EP9 "Dedication"In the Winter premiere, the fleet reels from the loss of Summer Bay deck boss Nick McGlashan; Wizard and Cornelia launch early into a massive Arctic storm; Johnathan can't see eye-to-eye with a friend; shocking news forces Sig to change his plans.
S17, EP8 "Tangled Web"Time Bandit and Cornelia Marie race for the last spot at the cannery, but as word spreads of an emergency shutdown of the Bairdi fishery, they return to the grounds as Sig Hansen rallies his fellow captains with an unconventional plan.
S17, EP7 "What Would Phil Harris Do?"With the Bairdi fishery open for the first time in years, Josh and John take a page from the Phil Harris playbook to help tank a fleetwide quota; Wild Bill bets on Nick McGlashan to turn the tide for the Summer Bay.
S17, EP6 "Restricted Zone"Facing a global pandemic, half the fleet is tied up, leaving a handful of boats to catch the fleet-wide quota or face closure of the fishery.
S17, EP5 "Force Majeure"As a typhoon rocks the Bering Sea, the Summer Bay suffers a collision. Sig gambles all his pots in one spot, while Casey takes a scientific approach to finding the elusive Bairdi crab.
S17, EP4 "Time Machine"Driving the Time Bandit and Cornelia Marie, Josh and Casey attempt Johnathan's strategy for tracking King Crab across time and space. On the Summer Bay, Wild Bill's crew fights a mid-gale power outage, but the days are numbered for their greenhorn.
S17, EP3 "Point of No Return"As hundreds of dolphins lead the Summer Bay into an approaching cyclone, Jake attempts a daring nighttime rescue in high seas; Scott Campbell Jr. finds himself out of options, leaving Sig to make a controversial call to save the fishery.
S17, EP2 "Russian Dragger"When Mandy devises a plan for partnering, Sig must rethink his own hard-won tactics. On the Time Bandit, John and Josh conspire to outmaneuver a Russian captain who tells them what to do in US waters. All hell breaks loose as two vessels collide.
S17, EP1 "Out of the Ashes"Sig devises a plan to save the fishery from destruction; as Bering Sea legend Johnathan Hillstrand returns with the Time Bandit to help, veterans struggle to prove they can work together to defend the American dream.
S17 "Time Bandit Returns"As the fleet faces closure of the fishery, Sig lures legendary captain Johnathan Hillstrand out of retirement; firing up his legendary vessel, FV Time Bandit, the old pirate assembles a veteran crew to return to the Bering Sea.
S17 "Hell for Heroes"A year after Russia set its sights on dominating the global crab market, a depleted U.S. crab fleet arrives in Dutch Harbor to an industry in crisis; facing a possible multiyear shutdown, the captains devise a plan to navigate turbulent seas ahead.
S16, EP23 "Everything Changes"The Cornelia crew fights to save its gear from sea ice; Jake risks the far north to fill his tanks before his son's birth; amid news of a looming pandemic, Russian boats mysteriously disappear and captains race to dock before crab prices crash.
S16, EP22 "Blood Is Thicker Than Water"Saga loses a veteran deckhand, forcing Jake to steam a greenhorn army to the Russian line; amid scuttlebutt that ports are closing due to a virus, Josh fights to get home for a reunion with his brother; Sig's daughter gets rushed to the hospital.
S16, EP21 "End of the Beginning"As the fleet mounts a final winter season push, sad news rattles the Cornelia Marie wheelhouse; Lady Alaska greenhorn Gabby overcomes a painful injury to support her crew; Wild Bill's deckhands must devise a bush fix or face hauling pots by hand.
S16, EP20 "A Problem Like Maria"As the super snow-moon storm peaks, the Cornelia Marie's deck becomes a gauntlet for Josh and Casey's greenest greenhorn; ice fog overtakes the fleet as Monte scrambles to stay afloat; Harley loses an engine and Junior fights a sea-flea infestation.
S16, EP19 "Rogue Wave Juggernaut"A rare weather event churns up rogue waves as supermoon tides collide with a cyclonic snowstorm; Josh and Casey face a 55-foot monster; Jake risks capsizing to repair his rudder in unruly seas; Monte's big move north pays off in massive pots.
S16, EP18 "Like Father Like Daughter"Sig and Mandy conspire to get Jake to do their prospecting, but the former deckhand seizes the moment to fill his own tanks; the Wizard crew must break through ice to rush Keith to a doctor; Junior fears the worst as a deckhand falls from the stack.
S16, EP17 "Danger Close"Josh and Casey race to haul pots as engine failure threatens their delivery window; as seawater destroys his hydraulic motors, Junior attempts a risky high seas delivery of three new motors; Harley and his crew bang heads over his fishing strategy.
S16, EP16 "Bering Sea Wrecking Ball"Jake scrambles to repair a slack tank before it kills his crab or capsizes his boat; Josh and Casey's rudder fails in heavy traffic; Wild Bill's new greenhorn makes an easy target for an out-of-control picking hook.
S16, EP15 "Gut Instinct"As an injury knocks Sig out of his wheelhouse, Mandy takes the helm to face a disgruntled Northwestern crew; on the Wizard, damaged hydraulics and an umbilical hernia deal Keith a double gut punch; Josh and Casey suffer tragedy on the Cornelia Marie.
S16, EP14 "Bering Sea Crash"Battling exhaustion, Wild Bill and his crew face the full wrath of the bomb cyclone; a snapped tendon puts the Summer Bay down a man; Josh gambles on crab-rich grounds in a costly venture north; an injured Mac fights to get Junior through the storm.
S16, EP13 "Bomb Cyclone"The Wizard catches fire in a violent storm known as a bomb cyclone; Josh and Casey attempt to fish in 30-foot seas; two rogue waves slam the Southern Wind; bringing himself to the brink of collapse, Wild Bill grinds his crew for 72 straight hours.
S16, EP12 "Dutch Harbor Double Cross"On the Summer Bay there's hell to pay when Bill's backup block goes missing; Cornelia Marie skippers Josh and Casey navigate a tenuous partnership at the Russian line; weighed down by three full tanks, Sig puts a heavy Northwestern in Mandy's hands.
S16, EP11 "Chase Boat Rescue"Listing heavily and taking on water, Junior calls on chase boat rescue for the first time in series history; Wild Bill sends Nick 20 feet off the deck in spite of his fear of heights; Josh and Casey hit a massive wave that knocks out greenhorn Maria.
S16, EP10 "Harm's Way"Facing a 500-mile wide Siberian storm, Josh takes a big risk to keep the Cornelia Marie crew safe; Junior loses control of his rudders putting his boat at the mercy of heavy seas; Jake's greenhorn problems get a lot worse when one clogs the toilet.
S16, EP9 "Cold War Heating Up"As the crab biomass migrates across the Russian line, Josh and Casey dump 175 pots on the border; Sig and Mandy go dark ship in towering seas; Jake's new deckhand gets injured; Junior attempts to steam through False Pass in a nighttime blizzard.
S16, EP8 "Mayday Mayday"The Coast Guard responds to a Mayday call as captains and crew brace for the loss of friends during a brutal winter storm; Sig and Monte track an Opilio hoard at the Russian line; the clock is ticking for Wild Bill and Junior during the cod derby.
S16, EP7 "Into the Red"Co-captains Jake and Johnathan try to form an alliance with rival Keith Colburn; Junior risks crossing into Russian waters for golden crab; Josh bets it all on a gut feeling; Wild Bill turns to his last resort and seeks work in Russia.
S16, EP6 "The Bleeding Edge"It's all hands on deck to finish king season strong; Johnathan goes under the knife at sea; Junior bets it all while chasing the elusive golden king crab; Wild Bill goes toe-to-toe with an unruly greenhorn.
S16, EP5 "Double Agent"The Cornelia Marie uses US satellites to spy on the Russians, Scott pioneers a dormant fishery and Wild Bill faces off with a Russian greenhorn.
S16, EP4 "Shotguns and Fist Fights"With the Russian menace looming, co-captains Johnathan and Jake blast a shotgun at their problems while a vicious fistfight breaks out on the Seabrooke; Wild Bill blows an engine and Mandy bets on science to get back on crabs.
S16, EP3 "Breaking Point"Still reeling from deadly typhoon Hagibis, the fleet claws its way back into competition against the Russians; the pressure to make up ground has mounted and it's do-or-die for the captains, even if it means danger or even war.
S16, EP1 "Cold War Rivals"A dramatic change in the Russian crab industry rocks global markets and drives new competition between Dutch Harbor captains and their Russian adversaries; as crab prices skyrocket, legendary captains return to claim their piece of a historic payday.
S16 "Big New Boat"Mike Rowe reveals exclusive content and breaking news on the Bering Sea; Josh and Casey look to the future of Bloodline; Jake and Sig go head to head, and Junior has a big announcement.
S16 "The Harris Bloodline"On the 10th anniversary of Capt. Phil Harris' final season on the Bering Sea, Josh Harris makes a personal journey to rediscover what made his father a legend and embrace the legacy he inherits as Phil's son and co-captain of the Cornelia Marie.
S16 "Siberian Winter"Capt. Wild Bill heads to Russia as captain-for-hire; as an opilio biomass concentrates along the Russian line, the Dutch Harbor fleet must prepare for a winter season far to the north where ice and waves are most severe and rescue is out of range.
S16 "How to Beat the Russians"Unexpected change in the Russian fishing industry shocks global crab markets; with the highest prices going to the first boats to the dock, the US fleet confronts a turbulent past in preparation for competition and a new Cold War on the Bering Sea.
S16 "Before the Catch with Mike Rowe"Mike Rowe offers a personal view into the lives of the crabbers with one-on-one interviews with the captains of "Deadliest Catch."
S16 "Hillstrand Yoga"Mike Rowe calls on the captains to break down a deck feud on the Seabrook, describe how Phil Harris' legacy still impacts fishermen across the country and explain why Hillstrand Yoga just isn't for everyone.
S16 "No Safe Passage"The captains grapple with the loss of their friends on the Scandies Rose; Junior narrowly escapes disaster; Johnathan speaks out about the Time Bandit.
S16 "Too Close for Comfort"Mike Rowe connects with captains and crew about survival on and off the crab grounds; Johnathan and Jake give an inside account of running aground; Keith and Junior debate right of way on the high seas; Josh and Casey introduce new deckhand, Maria.
S16 "The Better Captain"Mike Rowe digs deep into the action on the Bering Sea; Junior reveals how he rescued a lost pot and found a new species of crab; Vasilly defends his job on the Summer Bay; Johnathan admits for the first time who the better captain was, Sig or Phil.
S15, EP21 "Now or Never"With just 10 pots to go, a crushing injury requires a Coast Guard rescue; Josh and Casey face a huge loss when their offload gets canceled; Sig rolls the dice on an early finish, while Monte hauls more crab than the Wizard can hold.
S15, EP19 "Time and Tide Wait for No Man"The bone-breaking winter unleashes its fury on the Summer Bay; a rookie mistake leaves Capt. Bill short a hand; Jake hits the jackpot at sea but forces on land cost him dearly; Sean discovers the fatal flaw in his crab count.
S15, EP18 "Dark Ship"As smoke fills the Wizard, the Colburns face a dark ship nightmare; towering breakers shatter Jake's anchor forcing him to fight to avoid the rocks of St. Paul Island; battered by relentless seas, Sig turns to family to fill the Northwestern's tanks.
S15, EP17 "Unholy Alliance"As crabs become elusive, veterans Sig Hansen and Harley Davidson form an unlikely alliance, but trust doesn't come easy to old-school captains; Freddy pays a price for Keith's decision to haul in intense seas; Jake tempts fate to become a boat owner.
S15, EP16 "Hell or High Water"Monte returns to co-captain the Wizard just as storms slam the fleet from the south; Jake battles the risk of hauling pots in 30-foot seas to return to his family; Wild Bill drives farther north into the icy Arctic than any other boat.
S15, EP15 "Unbreakable"The fleet battles a freight train of back-to-back storms; Sig's crew pays a price for stuffed pots; Harley risks gear on an elusive hoard under the ice; Freddy attempts self-surgery on the Wizard; the Summer Bay crew gets news on Nick's future.
S15, EP14 "Devil's Cut"Deckhands pay in blood as captains make up for time lost to the storm; on the Cornelia Marie, Josh takes the wheel as Casey conducts surgery at sea; Brenna A tests the mettle of a former Marine; a call from home has Sig facing a worst-case scenario.
S15, EP13 "Crane Wreck"In storm-driven seas, Cornelia Marie's crane goes off the rails, smashing Josh and Casey's wheelhouse and injuring deckhand Taylor; Sig risks navigating a rocky passage in treacherous conditions, and the Wizard crew face a rogue wave without warning.
S15, EP12 "Sixty Foot Monster"As arctic super-storm Elsa intensifies, a forecast warns of isolated waves of unusual size; trapped in the crab-rich northern grounds, the Cornelia Marie, Wizard and Southern Wind haul pots as big as the waves, until one boat faces a 60-foot monster.
S15, EP11 "Hell Hath No Fury"The wrath of Arctic Storm Elsa hits the Cornelia hardest as a breakaway pot thrashes Josh and Casey's crew; Capt. Keith orders deckhands onto the stack as Elsa's icy blasts threaten to capsize the Wizard; the Saga takes a rogue wave.
S15, EP10 "Curse of the Russian Line"Josh and Casey haul their all-time biggest pots, starting a rush to the Russian line; Capt. Bill gets inside intelligence, while Harley confirms numbers his own way; Arctic Storm Elsa builds in fury, casting a deadly spell over the fleet.
S15, EP9 "Russian Roulette"Josh and Casey risk a 500 mile trek north to the Russian line; Jake tracks a fast-moving crab horde; Sig does double duty on the Northwestern; the Bering sea cracks the Wizard's 74 year-old steel hull; the Colburns face the loss of their father.
S15, EP8 "Tough Inheritance"As winter intensifies, Sean faces an engine-room fire; the Summer Bay deck boss suffers a season-threatening injury; Harley offers a trial run to his nephew; Monte races to fill Wizard's Bairdi quota so Keith can say farewell to their father.
S15, EP7 "Winter Is Here"The coldest weather in nearly a decade threatens to crush hulls and freeze the sea; Monte must fill his tanks fast to get home to his ailing father, while a shocking mishap leaves a Hansen family member clinging to life.
S15, EP6 "Blood in the Water"The Bering Sea takes a brutal toll on captains and crew; Wild Bill calls the Cornelia for help; Jake confronts a disorderly crew; Josh mans the helm as Casey makes a risky ship-to-ship transfer in high seas.
S15, EP5 "Shifting Stack"In the biggest storm of the season, Jake faces a life and death decision when a shifting stack threatens to capsize the Saga; Sig and Mandy haul through angry seas, while Josh and Casey gamble on quota but find there's more on the line than numbers.
S15, EP4 "Single Point of Failure"With Mandy alone at the helm, a freak accident threatens the Northwestern crew; Josh changes course on the Cornelia while Casey sleeps; Harley's launcher snaps at the worst possible moment; a short circuit cuts power to the Wizard's forward lights.
S15, EP3 "Knife in the Ribs"As the first arctic storm of the season arrives, Saga's deck boss takes a knife to the ribs; Josh and Casey's record-setting haul gets interrupted when a hand gets tangled in the coiler; Capt. Bill takes one last stab at motivating a lazy greenhorn.
S15, EP1 "Battle of Kings"Hours before king crab season, a renegade captain discovers the crab are all in one spot; as the fleet races to find the quarter billion-dollar hoard, captains battle each other and the sea to claim their share of the bounty.
S15 "Tortured to Greatness"Greenhorns arrive each season looking to pocket thousands of dollars for a few week's work; the captains are joined by a clinical psychologist to talk about the best way to train the new guys, comparing tough love to new-school methods.
S15 "The Legend of Casey McManus"After his most successful season so far, Casey's boat is showing its age; now, with an additional quota of one million dollars to fish, the Cornelia Marie must be modernized.
S15 "Legend of Sean Dwyer"Capt. Sean Dwyer is born into chaos -- a family crab boat is lost at sea, and his father passes away too soon; Capt. Sean turns tragedy into triumph, transforming the family business into a fishing empire and raising the bar for a new generation.
S15 "The Mystery of F/V Destination"Just miles from the fleet, the fishing vessel Destination disappears without a trace; during an unprecedented investigation, the mystery can finally be solved; the captains must make big changes or risk sailing into the same peril on the Bering Sea.
S15 "Unfinished Business"The captains return to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, days before the opening of king crab season; as they prepare their boats and their crews to battle the Bering Sea, they must also face each other to settle unfinished business from the past season.
S15 "Strategy & Deception"With millions on the line, a crab captain must be as strategic as a four-star general; master fishermen talk about using deception as a necessary tactic for success and survival on the Bering Sea and take polygraph tests.
S14, EP21 "Battle Scars"With scars still fresh from a harrowing season on the Bering Sea and battered by a super-moon storm, the captains reveal the most critical decisions they've made and how those choices and actions made them the captains they are today.
S14, EP20 "Storm Surge"Captains take on the steepest waves yet in an epic final surge to hit their quotas; Jake fights through a debilitating crew injury on deck; Josh gambles big on his crab count; engine failure leaves Sig dead in the water.
S14, EP19 "Blood & Water"As rogue waves threaten to capsize their boats, Jake and Sean must make life-or-death decisions for their crews on deck; Wild Bill faces a choice that could end his career: Keith returns to the Wizard and puts an unexpected end to his brother's rule.
S14, EP18 "No Safe Harbor"A severe arctic gale batters the fleet, forcing captains to fight extreme wind and waves; for the second time, a greenhorn's life hangs in the balance on the Summer Bay; the Saga crew seeks shelter at St. Paul, where tidal forces snap Jake's anchor.
S14, EP17 "Turf Wars"Sig pushes Mandy to invade the Cornelia Marie's ground, sparking a battle; as the Cornelia Marie's pots get tangled with the Northwestern's, Casey takes extreme measures to defend his turf; a Saga distress signal sends panic across the fleet.
S14, EP16 "Greenhorn Overboard"A greenhorn's life hangs in the balance as the Summer Bay crew scrambles to rescue one of their own from the Bering Sea's icy grip; Saga and Cornelia Marie battle colossal waves; Mandy tackles her first haul in extreme weather.
S14, EP15 "Supermoon Storm"A 150-year super-moon storm wreaks havoc on tides, churning undersea currents that rip pots off their lines; the Coast Guard attempts a rescue mission in the heart of the storm, while Wild Bill faces his worst nightmare as a greenhorn goes overboard.
S14, EP14 "Baptism by Fire"It's baptism by fire aboard the Northwestern as Mandy takes her first shift in heavy seas; a Wizard crewman isn't pulling his weight; caught short on bait gear and battered by high seas, Wild Bill changes his strategy.
S14, EP12 "Winter's Fury"Winter unleashes 40-knot winds and 20-foot waves; as accidents plague crews, the Bering Sea singles out one greenhorn for punishment; strategy is critical with the crabs on the move; the Wizard co-captains reach a breaking point.
S14, EP11 "Blackout"A blackout leaves the Saga close to disaster in unfamiliar waters; unwilling to partner, Josh must fill his quota single-handedly; Keith makes an offer only a captain could refuse.
S14, EP10 "Winter's Curse"A massive tidal surge threatens Josh and Monte as they chase their bounty deep into an arctic storm; Wild Bill hopes to get his broken boat off the dock; the rest of the fleet arrives for the start of Opilio.
S14, EP9 "Purgatory"Keith is forced to hand over the Wizard; Josh fights for the helm despite a bad showing; major engine trouble threatens Wild Bill's season.
S14, EP8 "Becoming Captain"On the brink of failure, Josh Harris discovers secret fishing grounds in his late father's logbooks; a deck mishap could end Jake's season; the Coast Guard braves pitching seas in an attempt to hoist an injured sailor from inside a ship's tank.
S14, EP7 "Clash of Kings"Jake makes a devil's bargain, huge crab for hidden perils, until his boat is on the line; Sig serves cold justice at sea; Wild Bill chases a King Crab jackpot; the Cornelia Marie crew learns that the wheelhouse always wins.
S14, EP6 "Arctic Hurricane"A massive arctic hurricane shocks the fleet with high winds and big waves; an unstable stack threatens to capsize the Saga; as the captains rush to pull and set pots before harbor, Wild Bill risks driving straight into the storm to snatch his quota.
S14, EP5 "Collision Void"As a flooding collision void threatens to sink him, Keith fights to keep the Wizard afloat; a missing boat part leaves Jake stranded at sea; Sig gets ready to pass the torch to Edgar, but brotherly tension arises when he can't give up the reins.
S14, EP4 "Salt Wounds"Sig embarks on a daring midnight mission to shake his rivals; the Cornelia Marie pays the price for a rotten alliance, and an injured deckhand could force the boat in early; Keith gets big news from his doctor on a mystery illness.
S14, EP3 "Dead in the Water"Sean and Casey forge an alliance, but the first catch threatens the tenuous agreement; Wild Bill takes a big risk on a new idea hoping it will make up for a bumpy start; a dangerous mistake jeopardizes Jake's offload.
S14, EP2 "First Blood"The Bering Sea draws first blood in daring Coast Guard rescue; Jake strives to become an independent captain, and Keith offers to take him on as an apprentice; accusations fly and suspicions grow as the captains plunge head first into a brutal start.
S14, EP1 "Battle Lines"Sig and Jake have a massive falling out, leading to new strategies and new alliances; Josh Harris returns to captain his father's boat; Sean plays dirty, but Wild Bill shows him he's messing with the wrong captain.
S14 "Legend of Jake Anderson"Against all odds, Jake Anderson fights his way back from addiction to become a captain; now, he has just two weeks to pull off another miracle, reviving his battered boat in the shipyard.
S14 "Captain vs. Captain"The captains put each other on the spot with revealing questions about their failures, triumphs and most controversial moments.
S14 "Coast Guard Heroes"A U.S. Coast Guard swimmer, pilot and captain provide a look at the scariest Bering Sea rescues, along with Sig, Keith, Bill, Casey, Jake, and Sean; many lives are saved, while a few are lost.
S14 "Bering Sea Triangle"The Bering Sea Triangle evokes fear in captains and crewmen alike; experts and crabbers explore the mystery surrounding a small triangle in Alaskan waters where boats vanish without a trace, never having made mayday calls.
S13, EP24 "Johnathan Hillstrand Legacy"A look at the career of John Hillstrand, an elite fisherman, brawler and prankster, as he prepares to retire after a storied 37 years.
S13, EP23 "Last Damn Arctic Storm"In the wake of the Destination tragedy, one last storm bears down on Edgar, Bill, Sean and Jake; the Coast Guard attempts to save the crew of a fishing vessel while their boat takes on water.
S13, EP22 "Lost at Sea"The U.S. Coast Guard scours the Bering Sea for a missing crab vessel while the fleet anxiously waits to discover the fate of its six-man crew; after a plea from his wife, Sig contemplates an early exit.
S13, EP21 "Hillstrand's Last Catch"Two old friends race to finish their seasons, but one hopes to cap a storied career; Johnathan Hillstrand wants to bid farewell in a blaze of glory.
S13, EP20 "Man Down"Sean is set on a collision course with another boat, two deckhands get taken down on the Wizard, and Jake almost loses a deckhand.
S13, EP19 "Respect Earned"After suffering chest pains, Sig awaits news in the hospital; Wild Bill struggles to stay out of harm's way while also handling dissension on deck; Sean lays down the law with Zack.
S13, EP18 "450 Mile Storm"Sig, Johnathan and Jake attempt to run from a second arctic hurricane, but Keith refuses to heed the warnings; Stress-induced chest pains threaten the remainder of Sig's season.
S13, EP17 "Dead-Stick"Sig's stress takes a toll; Sean tries to dock in a hurricane; Keith is left dead-stick in massive seas; Jake motivates a defiant hand; Johnathan rolls the dice by Russia.
S13, EP16 "A Hillstrand 4th of July"To honor his grandfather, a WWII Dutch Harbor war hero, Johnathan plans the largest fireworks display in the island's history and examines an attack on Dutch Harbor.
S13, EP15 "Arctic Mega Storm"An Arctic mega-storm rocks the fleet; Sig plays cat-and-mouse with towering waves; Keith watches an 800-pound crab pot launch into a deckhand; Wild Bill fights for a comeback.
S13, EP14 "Hurricane Alley"The first of multiple back-to-back hurricanes descend on the fleet; spotty fishing and mutiny converge to create the perfect storm.
S13, EP13 "Back to the Killing Season"Sig returns; Keith and son struggle to prove themselves; Wild Bill gives Nick McGlashan a second chance; Jake lets go of a friend.
S13, EP12 "The Legend of Wild Bill"Wild Bill rushes to convert his two million dollar investment into a commercial crabber before the season begins, while also coping with a fractured relationship with his son.
S13, EP11 "The Russian Line"Competition doubles when the quota is cut in half; three captains arrive early for the winter season; Johnathan plots a dangerous 600-mile course to Russia.
S13, EP10 "40-Foot Monsters"Wild Bill struggles to pilot his new boat in big seas; Johnathan faces off with a massive swell in the perilous False Pass.
S13, EP9 "Poisoned at Sea"A big decision weighs on Sig Hansen; rookie captain Sean Dwyer gambles on a new venture with a new crew; Jake Anderson struggles to replace a lost anchor before his quota is taken away.
S13, EP8 "Hail Mary, Full of Crab"A massive leak fills the Time Bandit; a fistfight tests Jake's resolve while heavy winds and a snapped anchor threaten to wreck his boat; Sig's greenhorn has an awkward question.
S13, EP7 "Bad Moon"Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand fish together for the last time; Keith's inattentive crew sends the Wizard on a collision course; a belligerent deckhand tests Jake's resolve as captain.
S13, EP6 "Crushing Blows"Wild Bill uncovers the truth about Nick McGlashan's terminal illness; a damaging mechanical issue threatens to crush Jake's future; warming seas force Keith into the unknown.
S13, EP5 "Down in Flames"Rising sea temperatures test the fleet; toxic smoke engulfs the Saga; Sean struggles to save the family business on the Brenna A; Wild Bill fears he could lose Nick to a terminal illness.
S13, EP4 "Evolution of Danger"A look at some of the most brutal injuries and death defying moments in the past seasons of the series.
S13, EP3 "Seismic Shift"The fall season begins with uncertainty; a seismic shift in sea temperature sends the fleet searching for displaced crab, while also fighting a large first storm.
S13, EP2 "Uncharted Territory"The fleet struggles as crabs vanish; Capt. Sig resumes the helm after a major heart attack; Wild Bill debuts his own brand new boat in a crisis season; attempting to rescue a heart attack victim.
S13, EP1 "Legends Born and Broken"Captains and crews open up about the season that nearly took one of the fleet's most respected captains.
S12, EP18 "The Widowmaker: Part 2"Sig fights to survive a massive heart attack; Bill learns a dark secret about his son; Josh fights to prove himself; Jake learns a valuable lesson; Jonathan appeals to the gods.
S12, EP17 "The Widowmaker: Part 1"Intense weather and more damage to his battered boat take a toll on Sig's heart; the USCG attempts a dangerous medevac; Bill struggles with a water leak; Jake recruits an old friend.
S12, EP16 "Life or Death Decision"A rogue wave forces Zack to make a life-or-death decision; Josh bets on a Bering Sea myth against his co-captain and crew; giant seas roll Sean Dwyer; Sig turns to daughter Mandy for help.
S12, EP15 "Blood and Guts"Shedding blood on the Time Bandit; a fight breaks out on the Wizard; the Northwestern grapples with a burnt-out boat; a lost bet leads to cod guts on the Brenna A.
S12, EP14 "Fire at Sea: Part 2"Captain Sig and crew fight for their lives against an engine room fire; faulty hydraulics and a flying 800-pound pot create a deadly situation on the deck of the Saga.
S12, EP13 "Fire at Sea Part 1"The Northwestern catches fire days away from land; a family emergency forces Johnathan to make a desperate move on the Time Bandit; Josh Harris' judgment is tested.
S12, EP12 "Settling the Score"An unruly deckhand forces captain Sean Dwyer to enforce his dad's law; Josh and Casey square off; Sig grinds his crew; Keith struggles with greenhorns.
S12, EP11 "Raw Deal"Keith and Johnathan test the boundaries of partner fishing; Captain Jake struggles with a problematic deckhand; Zack must step up when Wild Bill gives him a shot at the helm.
S12, EP10 "Proving Grounds"In the final throes of the season's first arctic storm, captains and crews battle for survival; while veterans fight the weather, rookie skipper Sean Dwyer stands fast, waiting out the storm, making his first trip of the year during blue skies.
S12, EP9 "Into the Gale"Winter crab season arrives with the year's biggest storm; every captain must choose whether to risk heading out into the storm or stay back.
S12, EP8 "Winter Is Coming"Hurricane-force winds and monster seas lash against the fleet; captains must decide just how much their boats and crews can handle.
S12, EP7 "Cold War"The Northwestern, helmed by Captain Edgar Hansen, nears the brink of mutiny; the Saga is at risk from drunk deckhands; Captain Jonathan gambles big; Freddie Maugatai honors his skipper to the extreme.
S12, EP6 "100 Percent Injury Rate"The fleet faces the season's worst storm yet; Skipper Sean Dwyer must choose between a friend and the crab; Wild Bill questions his son's worth; injuries rise and one deckhand reveals a painful secret.
S12, EP5 "Million-Dollar-Bet"Jake Anderson attempts a treacherous shortcut with only one engine; Casey and Josh perform surgery at sea; Edgar Hansen works to make his mark as captain.
S12, EP4 "Swedish Twins"Josh Harris takes over the Cornelia Marie; Sean Dwyer faces the angry sea; greenhorns on the Cape Caution are brought to attention; weather, mechanical failures and inexperienced crews create difficulties across the fleet.
S12, EP3 "No Good Deed..."Wild Bill risks his biggest lead in history to save Josh Harris from trouble; Sean Dwyer finds out if he's got what it takes; Veteran skipper Johnathan Hillstrand leans on others to turn his season around.
S12, EP2 "First Timers"Captain Sean Dwyer and his crew prepare for their first crab season aboard the Brenna A; Jake Anderson fears he made a big mistake; Wild Bill handles a challenging deckhand; Keith gets support from Johnathan Hillstrand.
S12, EP1 "Carpe Diem"A new addition, 23-year-old Sean Dwyer, is fighting for the legacy of his lost father; the Time Bandit squares off with the law; Captain Keith's life spirals; Sig torments his former protégé.
S12 "Sig Hansen Legacy"After having a massive heart attack, Sig Hansen has to face serious decisions about his future; he works to fix his body and his boat and examines his stress-filled career and lifestyle.
S12 "Legend of the Wizard"Capt. Keith Colburn turns his last fifty dollars into a million-dollar empire, growing the Wizard into one of the fiercest vessels in the fleet.
S12 "A Season in Hell"The captains open up about the triumphs, betrayals, grand theft, and how Super Typhoon Nuri rocked the fleet.
S12 "New Beginnings"New captain Sean Dwyer fights for his father's legacy as the Time Bandit faces the law; Edgar and Sig look back at five generations of Northwestern history.
S11, EP19 "We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight"When polar ice descends, the skippers must choose to stay or flee; the Saga is in danger of sinking; Josh takes a huge gamble; Sig and Johnathan race to rescue gear.
S11, EP18 "I'm the Captain"The polar ice pack descends, threatening the season; Jake leads his crew in bad conditions; Sig tries to offload his crab; Keith grinds to the finish.
S11, EP17 "Beastmode"The crew of the Cornelia Marie hatches a plan to watch the Seattle Seahawks play in the Super Bowl; an injured crewman jeopardizes Keith's plan; the Cape Caution crew makes a near-fatal error.
S11, EP16 "New Blood, Old Wounds"The fleet battles mental and physical breakdowns late in the season; Captain Jake Anderson gets a shot at redemption; Keith props up ailing greenhorns.
S11, EP15 "Bite the Hand"A second storm slams the fleet; Jake reaches out to Sig Hansen for help; Josh arrives late; Keith and Wild Bill try to stay in the game.
S11, EP12 "New Captain on the Block"The remainder of the fleet arrives in Dutch Harbor; Jake prepares to captain the Saga for the first time; Andy finds the Time Bandit in disarray; Keith's new greenhorn turns heads.
S11, EP11 "Lunatic Fringe"Three boats hit the grounds early; Johnathan struggles with a rogue deckhand; Jake prepares for the birth of his baby; an explosion causes doubt about Zack's dedication.
S11, EP10 "Hell's Bells"Christmas at sea for the Time Bandit is disturbed when an unhinged deckhand terrorizes the crew; Jake Anderson awaits the birth of his baby, when an unexpected phone call throws a wrench in the plan.
S11, EP9 "Zero Hour"King Crab season draws to a close:; Casey forces Josh to fish at full throttle on the Cornelia Marie; Jake takes another turn at the wheel on the Northwestern; Wild Bill turns up the heat on the Coast Guard.
S11, EP8 "Heavy Lies The Crown"Jake gets a Whiplash-style captaining lesson from Sig; a prank threatens Captain Johnathan's catch on the Time Bandit; Josh must hit below the belt.
S11, EP7 "Wasted Talent"With a higher king crab quota than any other captain, Elliott Neese bids farewell; Jake Anderson struggles to fill Edgar's shoes.
S11, EP6 "Super Typhoon Part 2"The fishing grounds are engulfed by the typhoon; Josh's weaknesses are exposed; Captain Sig loses control of the Northwestern; Elliott steps down.
S11, EP5 "Super Typhoon Part 1"With Super-Typhoon Nuri closing in, the captains make hard choices to save the seasons; the Northwestern charges into the storm, Cape Caution retreats, and the Wizard gets a replacement deckhand.
S11, EP4 "The Ultimatum"Huge waves test Josh's mettle; a mutinous crew faces off against Captain Keith on the Wizard; Sig gets a surprise.
S11, EP3 "Prodigal Son"The fleet goes into a fishing frenzy for additional millions; the Time Bandit and Wizard bury the hatchet; Josh learns a difficult lesson.
S11, EP1 "A Brotherhood Tested"A 12-million pound Bairdi quota increase causes a fishing frenzy; a boat is stolen on the eve of a launch; an alliance takes root.
S10, EP17 "You'll Know My Name Is the Lord..."An arctic hurricane strikes the fleet; the Cornelia Marie fights sinking; the Time Bandit sees bloodshed; the Northwestern needs repairs.
S10, EP16 "Sabotage"Crews struggle to keep their cool; a saboteur wants to end the season early for the Cape Caution; Josh and Casey fight to control the crew; a long lost Hillstrand returns.
S10, EP15 "Breaking Mandy"Sig orders a classic Northwestern grind; Mandy learns the true meaning of being a greenhorn; Captain Andy faces a difficult decision.
S10, EP14 "Greatest Game Ever Fished"The Cornelia Marie battles 20-foot breakers in St. Paul; the Time Bandit has a blown prop causing problems between the Hillstrands.
S10, EP13 "Women Drivers"The Opilio season carries on; Sig puts Mandy at the helm; Josh tries to quash a rebellion; Elliott's new girlfriend arrives; Zack feels the wrath of Wild Bill.
S10, EP12 "Blonde Ambition"The fleet has doubts about a woman's place on a crab boat; the Northwestern crew trains the new recruit: Sig's daughter.
S10, EP11 "Fisherman's Daughter"Sig welcomes a daughter; a major hydraulic leak on the Time Bandit causes problems in the engine room.
S10, EP10 "Skipper Harris in Training"A brutal storm on the Bering Sea causes injuries on the Cape Caution; Capt. Sig fights to keep fire from the Northwestern; Keith battles with ice.
S10, EP9 "Cornelia Marie Blue"The fabled Cornelia Marie returns with Josh Harris at the helm; 18-year-old Mandy Hansen attempts to convince her father to take her fishing.
S10, EP7 "Falling Down"Fishing is halted with one captain in the hospital and one on a bender; a boat goes dark.
S10, EP6 "On the Rocks"Crews prepare to go to the Bairdi grounds; a sinking ship sends a call for help; Bill's greenhorn looks for an escape; Edgar takes a big risk.
S10, EP5 "Against the Law"The King fleet heads toward the finish line; the Wizard's strategy wavers on the wrong side of the law.
S10, EP4 "Darwin's Law"The fleet is hit by severe weather; captains try to stay on course in spite of malfunctions and bad fishing.
S10, EP3 "Family Affair"The fleet is behind schedule following the shut down and an arctic storm; a Coast Guard airlift must abort in high winds.
S10, EP1 "Careful What You Wish For"With a shortened season, the fleet works harder to make the market deadline; a boat goes up in flames.
S9, EP16 "The Final Battle"The younger generation is put to the test as they race to finish the opilio season; defiance on the Wizard turns brother against brother; an accident brings one man's career to an end.
S9, EP14 "Ship of Iron, Men of Steel"Three weeks left in the Opilio season and the fleets prepare for their final push.
S9, EP13 "So You Wanna Be a Boat Owner..."Midway through the season the Bering sea takes its toll; a polar icepack descends onto the fishing grounds.
S9, EP12 "Listing Lovers"One of the hardest Opillio seasons on record; catastrophic breakdowns for crew members.
S9, EP11 "We're Not Gonna Take It"The fleet weathered the storm but the crab are still not biting; the captains push their crews too hard.
S9, EP10 "Sleeping With the Enemy"The fleet battles an arctic storm; Junior takes a risk; two greenhorns struggle to fit in; Elliott's problems on land continue.
S9, EP9 "The Storm of the Season"Two weeks into the season and a category 4 storm hits the fleet.
S9, EP8 "Kicking Off with a Bang"The Opilio season is opened with chaos; an accident on the Time Bandit; Jake gets a not-so-warm welcome on his new boat.
S9, EP7 "Goodbye Jake"Life-changing decisions are made when the King Crab season comes to an end.
S9, EP6 "Fist to the Face"Tempers flare on the Saga and Seabrooke; the Northwestern, a fistfight occurs.
S9, EP5 "Judgement Day"Change is in the air and on the Bering Sea; everyone is on the hunt for the blue crab.
S9, EP4 "The Crooke & the Tangler"A showdown between Saga and Seabrooke; Captain Sig must make a tough decision; the Time Bandit has a close call.
S9, EP3 "Blood in the Morning"Competition leads to more deceit with the captains; injuries plague the fleet; Junior's betrayal comes back to haunt him.
S9, EP2 "Dagger in the Back"Keith and Junior form a secret alliance; the Northwestern crew faces a surprise challenge; Elliot debuts his new boat.
S9, EP1 "Mutiny on the Bering Sea"Every ship in the fleet hopes to make a comeback, but it won't be easy for any of them.
S8, EP16 "The Bitter, Bloody End"The opilio season comes to a close; a veteran deckhand pays dearly for a mistake.
S8, EP15 "Release the Beast"Two brothers find themselves facing the same situation that previously sunk their father's boat; the fleet returns to an icy Bering Sea.
S8, EP14 "Fearless Leaders"The ice begins to recede making it possible for some of the boats to return to their fishing grounds; a greenhorn learns a deadly lesson.
S8, EP13 "Landlocked"The ice pack maintains its chokehold on the opilio grounds; each captain has to decide whether to stay or run from the ice.
S8, EP12 "Collision Course"The polar ice pack makes its way to the opilio crab hunting grounds; two deckhands fall victim to an ice assault.
S8, EP11 "No Exit"The captains face a losing battle against the descending polar ice pack; the Northwestern and Wizard struggle to escape St. Paul harbor.
S8, EP10 "Rise and Fall"Tempers on deck flare up as temperatures plunge and every skipper steels himself for battle.
S8, EP9 "Nowhere to Go But Down"With winter's arrival the fleet prepares for the Opilio crab season.
S8, EP8 "The Aftermath"The fleet struggles to reach the finish line in the aftermath of the arctic hurricane.
S8, EP7 "I Don't Wanna Die"Wizard crew members call in the Coast Guard to help with their collapsed greenhorn; the fleet races to haul in crab before a hurricane strikes.
S8, EP6 "Vital Signs"The crew of The Wizard faces a deadly situation; the harsh Bering Sea continues to take its toll.
S8, EP5 "Alien Abduction"Past the halfway mark of the king crab season, both the men and the machines are showing the wear and tear of a brutal winter.
S8, EP4 "The Hook"The exhausted crews dig deep to get over the mid-season hump; the skippers give their young deck hands an ultimatum.
S8, EP3 "Weak Links"The Bering sea exposes weak links in each crew; the Time Bandit bids farewell to a crewmate.
S8, EP2 "Turf War"The boats jockey for position on the Blue grounds; a returning veteran quickly proves his worth on the Red grounds.
S8, EP1 "The Gamble"The captains struggle to come to grips with a slashed crab quota; the skippers each face tough decisions.
S7, EP17 "Mohawks & Madness, Goodness & Gladness"The Seabrooke captain fights a painful illness; the Cornelia Marie returns from what could be its final season.
S7, EP16 "I Smell a Nightmare"As the Opilio season winds down exhaustion causes tempers to boil over on the Time Bandit; the skippers of the Seabrooke and the Cornelia Marie both suffer debilitating injuries.
S7, EP15 "The Island"Offloading crab in the treacherous waters off St. Paul island proves a daunting task; a harbor surge snaps lines on the Wizard; the Seabrooke loses a greenhorn.
S7, EP14 "Pirate School"On the Cornelia Marie, a deckhand and the captain clash over the lack of bait; skipper Elliott Neese tries to fix a potential season-ending breakdown.
S7, EP13 "It's Not All Mai Tais and Yahtzee"A loose pot causes havoc on the Kodiak; a Seabrooke crewman is nearly crushed by ice; the new skipper of the Cornelia Marie courts mutiny.
S7, EP12 "Birds, Bones and Blood"As a winter storm rages the Ramblin' Rose makes an all-or-nothing gamble; the Time Bandit runs into trouble at the dock.
S7, EP11 "Frontier Medicine"The fleet battles a devastating arctic hurricane as the focus shifts from fishing to survival; the captains consider drastic measures as the ice and injuries pile up.
S7, EP10 "Sea Change"The Opilio season begins with massive changes; Edgar bids farewell to the Northwestern; the Cornelia Marie gets a new captain; a large arctic storm shuts down the entire fleet.
S7, EP9 "Graduation Day"An intense arctic storm rings in the close of the king crab season; the crew of the Time Bandit pulls off a spectacular prank.
S7, EP8 "Thick as Thieves"The police are called after a disturbance on the Cornelia Marie; a deckhand on the Kodiak receives a career ending injury; a rookie skipper on the Ramblin' Rose has a change of heart following an injury.
S7, EP7 "Exit Wounds"A mutiny transpires on the Cornelia Marie while mental and physical breakdowns plague the crew of the Kodiak; a rogue wave threatens the Time Bandit and a deckhand summons the wrath of Captain Keith aboard the Wizard.
S7, EP6 "A Wing and a Prayer"A deckhand falls asleep at the wheel and sends the boat towards a fleet of vessels.
S7, EP4 "Old Age and Treachery"Jake gets a sink-or-swim lesson on driving; a crew member gets caught in the line.
S7, EP1 "New Blood"Fresh blood join the crab fleet as the 2010 crab season begins; new skippers are Scott Campbell Jr. on the Seabrooke and Elliot Neese on the Ramblin' Rose.
S6, EP16 "Endless"Edgar Hansen is fed up with the 22 year marathon of pain, and confronts older brother Sig; Josh Harris returns to the Cornelia Marie; the Opilio season ends.
S6, EP15 "Valhalla"Captain Phil loses his battle for life; the boats face the biggest storm of the season; Josh Harris breaks the news about his father to the fleet.
S6, EP14 "Redemption Day"The Time Bandit's deck disintegrates as Mike and Scott fight for the captain's chair; Edgar Hansen trains his greenest deckhand on the hydros; Phil Harris battles for his life.
S6, EP13 "Cain and Abel"The crews turn on each other as the fleet struggles through the mid-season grind; Skipper Phil battles for his life.
S6, EP12 "Empty Throne"Skipper Phil Harris is airlifted to a hospital in Anchorage; Andy trains a young deckhand to be a relief skipper.
S6, EP11 "Blown Off Course"Cap. Jonathan leaves the Time Bandit for warmer waters; the Cornelia Marie's skipper pays a heavy price for his hard living ways.
S6, EP10 "The Darkened Seas"A Coast Guard helicopter attempts a dangerous rescue; the Cornelia Marie's skipper's son reveals a dark secret.
S6, EP9 "Glory Days"The crew of the Time Bandit finds itself in emergency mode with a starboard list; the Coast Guard is called to a man having a heart attack.
S6, EP8 "We're Not in Kansas Anymore ..."The entire fleet is in pain after days of ice bashing; the Northwestern's crew struggles to keep up with Capt. Sig's pace.
S6, EP7 "When Hell Freezes Over"The Cornelia Marie runs aground leaving Skipper Phil to face another massive repair; a huge ice storm forces the skippers to dump icy pots or capsize.
S6, EP6 "False Pass"A boat-crippling passage stands between the Time Bandit and its final offload; a skipper risks mutiny in the hunt for a rare crab species.
S6, EP5 "Arctic Quest"A storm stands between the Time Bandit and its final offload; the Northwestern heads into arctic seas in search of an elusive crab.
S6, EP4 "Bering Sea Swim Club"Captain Sig and Captain Phil try to retrieve their junior deckhands with a high seas transfer but there is a sudden change of plans when treacherous tides hit.
S6, EP3 "Sea Tested"Phil and Sig's experiment in trading junior deckhands comes to a close on the third week of hunting King crab.
S6, EP2 "Breaking 'Em In"A storm looms as the fleet catches its first haul of crabs; a greenhorn gets cramps after just a few pots; two junior deckhands are tested on unfamiliar boats; veterans try a skipper's patience.
S6, EP1 "Slow Burn"The 2009 king crab season begins with tensions running high; when the captains gather for their annual meeting, a line is crossed.
S5, EP18 "Shipwrecked"A savage storm causes multiple vessels to send out maydays; the Coast Guard races against the clock to save four men before their ship is pounded against jagged rocks.
S5, EP14 "Bitter Tears"Weeks into the Opilio Season, the fleet is tired and desperate for home; for one fisherman, a tragedy on land causes heartbreak at sea.
S5, EP13 "Ends of the Earth"The chase is on when the fleet gets word of great fishing by the ice pack.
S5, EP12 "A Slap in the Face or Kick in the Butt"Halfway through the season, each skipper faces his own personal dilemma.
S5, EP11 "Lockout"As the skippers race to St. Paul Harbor to offload their crab, the arctic ice pack stands in their way.
S5, EP10 "Sea of Misery"Long hours and miserable conditions already have the fishermen turning on each other; ice stands between one skipper and the safety of harbor.
S5, EP9 "No Second Chances"The fleet struggles with ice, big seas and bad information; a skipper regrets sending his men out in savage weather.
S5, EP8 "Payback Time"When the start of the 2009 opilio crab season begins, the skippers have their eye on the oncoming ice pack, but a 40-foot wave catches them off guard.
S5, EP7 "Down to the Wire"The crews scramble to fill their quotas before the end of king crab season.
S5, EP6 "Deadline"An upcoming drop in price for king crab has the skippers rushing to finish their season.
S5, EP5 "Long Haul, Short Fuses"Empty pots, low bait and long grinds create tension between the skippers and their crews.
S5, EP4 "Put Up or Shut Up"Grueling hours and vicious hazing test the greenhorns, and some start to crack.
S5, EP3 "Stay Focused or Die"A typhoon takes its toll on the crew; the fate of the men on a sunken boat.
S5, EP2 "Red Skies in the Morning"A storm kicks up and a mayday goes out for the crew of 11 fishermen.
S5, EP1 "Everything on the Line"Skippers Keith and Phil could be sidelined by life-threatening illnesses and all the boats are in debt from summer repairs.
S5 "Multiple Maydays"Multiple maydays go out during a massive arctic storm.
S4, EP16 "The Final Hour"Battling ice and equipment issues, the captains race to catch the last of their remaining quotas.
S4, EP15 "Catch as Catch Can"The Arctic ice pack descends as the fleet makes its final push.
S4, EP14 "Changing Tides"The Northwestern fights the ice pack; the Wizard sets off with tempers flaring and a new greenhorn; Phil's future on the Cornelia Marie is questionable.
S4, EP13 "Fresh Blood"Murray struggles to take over the Cornelia Maria; the Northwestern strains its crane, destabilizing the ship; Wizard springs a leak; greenhorn Moi gets the ax.
S4, EP12 "Mortal Men"Storm waves tear up the decks of the Early Dawn, North American and Northwestern; on the Cornelia Marie, Phil injures his ribs.
S4, EP11 "Big Weather, Big Trouble"Johnathan joins the deck crew on the Time Bandit and promptly gets injured; the Northwestern crew irritates Sig; the North American greenhorn is hazed.
S4, EP10 "Blow Up"A routine Coast Guard rescue becomes a battle against nature; the Cornelia Marie heads to land for repairs; fatigue is causing mistakes on the Northwestern.
S4, EP9 "Storm Season"A dual storm system hampers the beginning of opilio crab season.
S4, EP8 "No Season for Old Men"A deck accident slows down the Northwestern; the Cornelia Marie experiences a power outage; the North American does a "Hail Mary" play.
S4, EP7 "Seeking the Catch"The Cornelia Marie may lose its captain for good; crew mistakes aboard the Northwestern could be costly.
S4, EP6 "Racing the Clock"With a few weeks left in king crab season, the fate of every deckhand's paycheck sits squarely on his captain's shoulders.
S4, EP5 "No Mercy"Tempers flare aboard the Wizard and the Northwestern; the Time Bandit has an electrical short; Phil's health continues to deteriorate on the Cornelia Marie.
S4, EP4 "Unsafe and Unsound"Sig and Edgar have a last-man-standing contest to see who can fish longer without sleeping; a brush with death.
S4, EP3 "A Numbers Game"A mechanical breakdown causes the Northwestern's Edgar to make a dangerous repair; Sig loses his temper over questionable counting; Phil's poor health affects the crew on the Cornelia Marie.
S4, EP2 "Striking Out"The Time Bandit pulls a prank; after only 48 hours, one Wizard greenhorn starts to fall apart.
S4, EP1 "Get 'Em Back Safe!"The crab-fishing fleet heads out for another season.
S3, EP12 "A Frozen Finish"Some greenhorns succeed in their quests to become Bering Sea crab fishermen, while others won't be coming back; the tally is in for the 2007 Opilio crab season, and a winner is declared.
S3, EP11 "Ice and Open Water"The promise of a great catch outweighs the risks the opilio crab fishing vessels face.
S3, EP10 "Trials of the Greenhorns"The Bering Sea's harsh winter weather tests the greenhorns.
S3, EP9 "Crossing the Line"Busted buoys, broken pots and a blown engine put the Northwestern more than a week behind schedule.
S3, EP8 "Caught in the Storm"A major storm system hits the fishing grounds.
S3, EP6 "The Last Lap"The ships return to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, after the king crab season.
S3, EP5 "Bering Sea Salvation"The end of the king-crab season draws near.
S3, EP4 "Cheating Death"Halfway through the season, equipment failures and fatigue start to take their toll.
S3, EP3 "Pain and Paybacks"A deckhand on the Wizard receives a severe injury, while one on the Northwestern fears jail time.
S3, EP2 "The Unforgiving Sea"After a fishing boat sinks, the fleet works with the Coast Guard to find survivors.
S3, EP1 "A Tragic Beginning"Eighty-one fishing vessels return to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to start the 2006 red king crab season.
S2, EP12 "Cashing In"The end of the season approaches, and the fleet pushes the fishing into overdrive.
S2, EP11 "Race Against the Ice"The Rollo and Maverick race back to the crab grounds after a heavy offload on St. Paul Island.
S2, EP10 "Pribilof Stare"Freezing weather and severe icing cause an injury on the Cornelia Marie; the Time Bandit navigates the ice pack; the Maverick crew tries to fix a shattered stiff-arm.
S2, EP9 "On the Edge"The Time Bandit finds its ice pack, and the Rollo fishes through stormy weather.
S2, EP8 "Man vs. Ice"Bad crab and long days fray nerves and cause fights on the Maverick and Rollo.
S2, EP7 "Smoke on the Water"An Arctic storm continues as the Time Bandit pushes on with limited bait, and the Maverick drops its pots to avoid rolling over.
S2, EP6 "A New Hunt Begins"The crews return to prepare their boats for the opilio crab fishing season.
S2, EP5 "Friends and Rivals"A rogue wave stalls the engines and navigational equipment of a ship during its last run.
S2, EP4 "The Finish Line"Capt. Sig Hansen heads back out after a successful offload at Akutan Island.
S2, EP3 "On the Crab"The fleet continues their quest for crab during one of the worst storms in years.
S2, EP2 "Batten Down the Hatches"The king crab fishermen must decide whether to continue fishing or to avoid an approaching storm.
S2, EP1 "Heading Out to Sea"A massive storm system approaches Dutch Harbor as the fleet prepares to head out for the opening of king crab season.
S1, EP10 "The Final Run"Captains compete for the best spot in line to offload.
S1, EP9 "The Clock's Ticking"Rumors of a possible closure to the season push the men to work harder.
S1, EP8 "Good Fishing"Unseasonably warm weather and calm seas contribute to record catches for the fleet.
S1, EP7 "High Hopes"The fleet has high hopes for a successful opilio crab season.
S1, EP6 "Man Overboard"The 2005 opilio crab season gets off to a rough start when the Big Valley sinks.
S1, EP5 "Dead of Winter"More than 170 boats prepare to leave Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the start of opilio crab season.
S1, EP4 "Beat the Clock"Crews rush to get as much crab in the holding tank as possible with only a half day left in the season.
S1, EP3 "Lady Luck"The Alaskan Department of Fish and Game announces an early close to the season.
S1, EP2 "Sleepless Nights"The fishermen anxiously await the captain's call to begin fishing.
S1, EP1 "Greenhorns"Fishermen converge on Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the beginning of the king crab season.
"Deadliest Catch"Before complaining about the market price of Alaska king crab, check out this gripping documentary series, revealing the mortal perils and intense discomfort that fishing crews face on the Bering Sea to catch the delicacy. Those perils include 40-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots that can easily crush a careless crewman, and freezing temperatures around the clock.
Before complaining about the market price of Alaska king crab, check out this gripping documentary series, revealing the mortal perils and intense discomfort that fishing crews face on the Bering Sea to catch the delicacy. Those perils include 40-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots that can easily crush a careless crewman, and freezing temperatures around the clock.
Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2005
Genres: RealityTV Series
Rating: TVPG
Playback: HD
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