The Seattle Seahawks are playing in the final of the Super Bowl, and the crews are keen to finish their first trips of the season and get back to Dutch to watch the game. The Time Bandit is pulling big numbers, but things come to an abrupt end when the vessel throws a propeller, forcing a return to port for repairs. The Wizard is too far north to get back in time, but Captain Keith pipes the radio commentary onto the deck whilst his crew work on. Despite poor fishing, Casey and Josh decide to take the Cornelia Marie back to port in treacherous waters to make the game – Josh says he will “swim if he has to”. Celebrations are all over St Paul when the Seahawks win, but Captain Andy and Scott Hillstrand have a massive fall-out when Scott suggests his uncle should abandon the rest of the Opilio season and give the Time Bandit’s quota to him for use on another boat.
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.