The crew of the Cornelia Marie follow an old tradition by getting Mohawk haircuts for good luck. And soon after, things get better. The boom that was accidentally broken by Fisher receives expensive repairs on the Saga. Elliott brings his new girlfriend on board. His crew expresses their opinions about that. His girlfriend has to call a doctor on board to treat Elliott, who diagnoses him with a kidney infection. The Cape Caution’s Captain Bill is not happy with his son Zach’s lack of enthusiasm. He threatens to punch him, and tells him their conversation was captain to crewman, not father to son.
On the Northwestern, Sig’s daughter Mandy has to be awakened to get to work. The other crew members offer commentary about that.She begins to experience life as a greenhorn. Sig’s fatherly protectiveness kicks in. And he goes on deck to show her how it’s done. Soon, an arctic squall impedes operations. Sig even lets Mandy haul pots during the inclement weather, arousing resentment from the crew.
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.