Captain Keith Colburn’s late start on Deadliest Catch Season 12 produces much angst for himself and the crew aboard The Wizard.
A new sneak peek of the episode ahead was released by Discovery that shows Colburn making his way out to sea on calm waters. His brother coaxed him out of a local bar on Dutch Harbor to get a move on the new crab season. Episode 1 revealed last week that there’s trouble on the water instantly. Keith’s crew discovered some diluted fuel, and The Wizard had no choice but to turn around. This put the entire crew behind everyone else by about 90 hours.
In a preview of Episode 2, Keith reveals that crab can move a considerable distance within a 12-hour period, let alone 90 or 100 hours. With calm ocean waters all around them, Keith sees it as a possible sign that all the other boats have probably taken the best supply of crab in that area. Nevertheless, the captain hopes his first crab pots come up with something.
The preview shows crew members anxiously awaiting the first load as they begin pulling a pot over the rail. The video ends before we’re able to see what happens next.
Will The Wizard strike luck on the first load after starting out so late?
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As Deadliest Catch revealed in the first episode of the new season, Keith was struggling with his emotions after facing the fact he must start over after divorcing his wife of 25 years. It’s a huge change for the captain, and it’s like he’s finding himself all over again. The one constant he has now is his fishing career.
It remains to be seen if he’ll be able to separate his personal struggles from his professional ones in Season 12 of Deadliest Catch. There will unquestionably be some rough moments for Colburn as the season moves forward.
In other previews for what’s ahead on Episode 2, Capt. Sig Hansen and his former deck boss, Capt. Jake Anderson, find themselves in the middle of a fierce competition. It’s not friendly rivalry, either. Jake corked Sig’s crab pots in last week’s episode after the veteran captain overheard a tip that the Cornelia Marie was radioing to the Saga. When Jake discovered Sig was onto his plan, he saw it as a jerk move on his part. So, he deliberately obstructed his crab pots as some form of payback. It didn’t go over well with Sig, and when he tried to radio Jake, the rookie captain ignored his calls. Sig had a good signal, and knew Jake was playing games with him.
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In Episode 2, both captains squabble over the incident. Jake, however, is new to taking on such responsibility and will have a dilemma on his hands Tuesday night. One of his crew members is acting defiant and unwilling to get along with the others. Sig is seen on the radio giving Jake advice, directing him to be in full control of his crew. The last person Jake wants to listen to right now is Sig.
It looks like things are going to get crazy on this season of Deadliest Catch for a few of the captains. All of them have their share of burdens to bear. It’s never dull with this cast on the Bering Sea!
The second episode of Deadliest Catch Season 12 airs Tuesday, April 5 at 9 p.m., ET/PT on Discovery.
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