The Cornelia Marie sees better fishing after a good-luck ritual by Samoan deckhand Freddy. The greenhorn on the Wizard, Joel Zeilie, is having physical difficulties going through the long grind of crab fishing. The Time Bandit heads to their Slime Banks fishing ground for the third time in as many seasons, and hit paydirt again in the face of superstition. Bad fishing and near-fatal rookie mistakes among the inexperienced crew of the Kodiak strain Captain Bill’s nerves, eventually leading him to blow up at deck boss Adam. Captain Sig and his brother, deck boss Edgar, get into a conflict over how to run the deck.
Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab fishing seasons.
The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the base of operations for the fishing fleet. The show's title derives from the inherent high risk of injury or death associated with the work.
Deadliest Catch premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 12, 2005, and currently airs in over 200 countries. The first season consisted of ten episodes, with the finale airing on June 14, 2005. Subsequent seasons have aired on the same April to June or July schedule every year since the original 2005 season. The 12th season premiered on March 29, 2016.