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Season 8

Episode 1 - The Gamble

With the dawn of a new season, and a red crab quota cut in half, the fleet is a fleet divided. Each captain must make the decision to either continue fishing the depleted red crab grounds, or risk the long voyage in the hunt for the elusive blue crab. The Cornelia Marie does not return ...

Air Date: Apr 10, 2012

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Episode 2 - Turf War

Decisions made, the Seabrooke, the Ramblin’ Rose and the Wizard are headed to the Blue crab grounds. A friendly wager is made between Captain Scott Campbell Jr. and Captain Elliott Neese, the first boat to catch 100,000 pounds of crab gets $1000.00. The Seabrooke is on good fishing, but the Ramblin’ Rose is having problems ...

Air Date: Apr 17, 2012

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Episode 3 - Weak Links

On the Blue crab grounds, Captain Scott Campbell Jr is still in the midst of a turf war with Elliott Neese of the Ramblin’ Rose. He is pulling small pots and the crew is being careless at the sorting table. The main culprit is Captain Scott’s brother,Chris ‘Whip’ Welch. As a storm moves into the ...

Air Date: Apr 24, 2012

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Episode 4 - The Hook

The fishing is going well on the Red crab grounds, while on the Blue crab grounds it is a different story. “The Seabrooke” is hauling gear in very rough weather. Captain Scott Campbell Jr. is getting respectable numbers but the weather and rough seas are hard on his crew.”The Ramblin’ Rose” is dealing with the ...

Air Date: May 1, 2012

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Episode 5 - Alien Abduction

Captain Keith Colburn of the Wizard is at the airport to meet his new greenhorn, Chris Scambler, and is immediately concerned because Chris has never been on a boat before or even been away from home. The biggest storm of the season is battering the Ramblin’ Rose as it continues to haul near empty pots ...

Air Date: May 8, 2012

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Episode 6 - Vital Signs

The Northwestern is on the Red crab grounds when deckboss Edgar Hansen receives a call from home. His wife has just returned from Norway, where her mother has died. The Northwestern only needs 30,000 pounds to fill the boat but the fishing is terrible. After being at sea only four days, Wizard greenhorn Chris Scambler ...

Air Date: May 15, 2012

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Episode 7 - I Don't Wanna Die

Wizard greenhorn Chris Scambler is in serious trouble as Captain Keith Colburn and the rest of the crew await the USCG 6010 helicopter. When the rescue swimmer is dropped on deck and goes below to access Chris’s condition he decides that Chris must be air-lifted and taken to Cold Bay for treatment. After the lift ...

Air Date: May 22, 2012

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Episode 8 - The Aftermath

In the aftermath of an arctic hurricane, the fleet struggles to reach the finish line of a brutal king crab season. Poor fishing and quarreling crews make this final push a painful one for every man on the Bering Sea.

Air Date: May 29, 2012

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Episode 9 - Nowhere to Go But Down

The 2012 opilio crab season arrives with an ominous sign of danger: the harshest Bering Sea winter since 1972 is pushing the polar ice park southward with stunning speed, threatening the fleet’s ability to catch the increased quota. The Wizard gets back relief captain Monte Colburn along with new greenhorn Roger Schlosstein, but Monte and ...

Air Date: Jun 5, 2012

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Episode 10 - Rise and Fall

With the ice pack continuing to descend south and his pot counts decreasing, Captain Keith Colburn makes the seemingly antithetical decision to stack the deck of the Wizard and head north towards the ice to less crowded grounds. However, junior deckhand Lynn Guitard’s repeated failures (first at throwing the hook, then at properly tying down ...

Air Date: Jun 12, 2012

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Episode 11 - No Exit

Across the fleet, captains battle the descending polar ice pack to save their pots, and it’s a losing war. The Northwestern and Wizard struggle to escape St. Paul harbor, while the rest of the fleet scrambles to keep their opilio season alive.

Air Date: Jun 19, 2012

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Episode 12 - Collision Course

The Captains explore their own legacies as they swap stories of the legends of the Bering Sea. Elliot squares off with his boat’s owner. Jake and Josh Harris compare what they learned as deckhands on the Time Bandit and the Northwestern.

Air Date: Jun 26, 2012

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Episode 13 - Landlocked

Life at home is more complicated than life at sea. This explosive episode deals with Jake Anderson’s murdered father, Jake Harris’ addiction, and Elliot’s disintegrating home life.

Air Date: Jul 3, 2012

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Episode 14 - Fearless Leaders

The captains discuss their strategies for dealing with the red crab quota and the brutal ice. Elliot and Junior settle their wager. Keith comes face to face with his most disgruntled Greenhorn yet.

Air Date: Jul 10, 2012

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Episode 15 - Release the Beast

There is an unwritten code of ethics in the Bering Sea. Junior and Elliot settle the score about their long-simmering feud. Josh Harris looks back at far he’s come in a year.

Air Date: Jul 17, 2012

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Episode 16 - The Bitter, Bloody End

In this special two-hour close to a merciless opilio season, a veteran deckhand pays for a mistake in flesh. Then in the final hours some men rise and some men fall, but not everyone will make it home.

Air Date: Jul 24, 2012

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