Original air date: May 4, 2010
The Northwestern and Cornelia Marie swap Jakes back by throwing them in the Bering Sea by a crab pot buoy and picking them up by it. The crew of the Time Bandit has some fun as deckhand Scott takes some time behind the wheel to forget about drama back home. Later a stuck valve causes a bilge backup, and the Time Bandit crew works fast to avoid sinking. The Kodiak is forced to return to port short to offload, and a lot of their crab is deadloss. Despite surprisingly good performance, Captain Bill is forced to fire Russell in order to be able to afford to keep fishing. The Wizard reaches its quota and returns to port, with Captain Keith still brooding over the end of his friendship with the Hillstrands. Jake Anderson works hard to prove himself back on the Northwestern, but Jake Harris is again clashing with brother Josh on the Cornelia Marie.