Original air date: July 22, 2014
Junior returns to Dutch after his long absence to try and salvage the Seabrooke’s Opilio season, against his doctor’s advice that his back injury hasn’t healed. It doesn’t get off to a good start when his first pots turn out to be blanks. Meanwhile on the Northwestern, Sig and Edgar decide that it’s time to expose Mandy to the real rigors of crab fishing after a spell of unusually benign weather on the Bering Sea, and concerns among the crew that Mandy is getting preferential treatment. Sig orders a 30-hour grind to test where Mandy’s breaking point will be. On the Saga, Elliot’s patience with his crew is tested, when they rebel against his orders to use containers to manually transport the crab to the rear tanks, and end up breaking the crab table in protest. Back on the Northwestern, the crew battle to finish the first trip, and to return Mandy to Dutch Harbor for her flight home to Seattle.