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.
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.