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.
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.