Original air date: May 21, 2013
After returning to port with full tanks, Elliott Neese is on a roll—and quickly offloads and goes back out to sea to rejoin the Seabrooke on the lucrative blue crab grounds. However, Junior is not so keen to keep the partnership going. Scott Hillstrand is given a tough assignment by his father and uncle when he is asked to take the helm of the Time Bandit in total darkness through False Pass—a particularly treacherous and shallow area of the Bering Sea. There are celebrations on the Wizard, when Freddy announces to the crew that his wife is pregnant, and asks Captain Keith to be the child’s godfather. Meanwhile, Edgar Hansen’s first blue crab season as captain of the Northwestern starts to go awry when the trail goes cold and brings up nothing but empty pots. Tensions on deck later boil over when Jake and Matt come to blows over the latter’s operation of the hydros. In a heated argument with Edgar, Jake is reminded that he was nearly fired by Sig five years earlier for fighting with Matt on deck before and violating the number one rule of the boat. Jake explains he has been offered a job on another vessel and it may be time for him to move on, and still blinded by rage from his earlier confrontation, leaves to reconsider his position.