Junior returns to Dutch after his long absence to try and salvage the Seabrooke’s Opilio season, against his doctor’s advice that his back injury hasn’t healed. It doesn’t get off to a good start when his first pots turn out to be blanks. Meanwhile on the Northwestern, Sig and Edgar decide that it’s time to expose Mandy to the real rigors of crab fishing after a spell of unusually benign weather on the Bering Sea, and concerns among the crew that Mandy is getting preferential treatment. Sig orders a 30-hour grind to test where Mandy’s breaking point will be. On the Saga, Elliot’s patience with his crew is tested, when they rebel against his orders to use containers to manually transport the crab to the rear tanks, and end up breaking the crab table in protest. Back on the Northwestern, the crew battle to finish the first trip, and to return Mandy to Dutch Harbor for her flight home to Seattle.
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.