This season of Deadliest Catch is all about the veterans trying to teach the young newcomers how it’s done. In last week’s episode, Sig Hansen, captain of The Northwestern, got into a heated situation with Jake Anderson, captain of The Saga, when he corked him. The two have not been on good terms so far this season. Will that change? That seems like a long shot at this point.
Jake has had good luck with the amount of crab he’s caught in Season 12 of Deadliest Catch, but his crew is another story. Crew members who have been around for a while are tough on newcomers, and Jake ended up in a screaming argument with his friend Jaimie last week when he couldn’t meet the standards of deck boss Tim Boles.
We’re sure to see Sig Hansen head on tonight’s Deadliest Catch to finish his highly productive King season before heading out to go after some Bairdi. He needs 10,000 more according to Star Pulse. According to the Discovery Channel description of tonight’s episode of Deadliest Catch, however, the focus of tonight’s show won’t be on Jake or Sig, but rather on the captains and crews of other ships. Here’s how it reads:
“No Good Deed…: Wild Bill risks his biggest lead in history to bail Josh Harris out of trouble. 23-year-old Sean Dwyer finds out if he’s got what it takes. Veteran skipper Johnathan Hillstrand leans on his crew and a little tip from a friend to turn his season around.”
Wild Bill has had a great run so far in Season 12 of Deadliest Catch. It would seem that he can afford to take some time to help out Josh, but not much time. Anything can and will happen when it comes to crab fishing and the guys who do the fishing. In a spoiler video for tonight’s episode of Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel showed the crew of The Cornelia Marie discovering that they didn’t have enough rings to retrofit all of their pots for the smaller Bairdi crabs. In fact, they had enough for only a fourth of their pots. Is this the trouble that Wild Bill is going to rescue Josh from?
Watching Sean Dwyer’s fishing career play out on Deadliest Catch is special because he feels like he’s fulfilling his father’s dream. Most viewers have a soft spot for him and hope to see him shine in his new role.
There was a nice scene with Johnathan Hillstrand and Keith Colburn on last week’s Deadliest Catch. Check it out below if you missed it. The two seem to be building a good friendship. Could it be Keith who gives Johnathan the good tip in tonight’s episode?
TMZ reported in March that Deadliest Catch cameras were rolling when captain Sig Hansen experienced a health crisis. While we like drama in our TV shows, a live heart attack is a little too much drama. Sig lived to tell the story and we’re told that his collapse and the medical attention that followed will air sometime this season. The description of tonight’s episode sounds like that will happen in a later Deadliest Catch episode though.
Deadliest Catch has aired on Discovery Channel since 2005. It has won 16 Primetime Emmys. Deadliest Catch is a documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. It’s one of the most dangerous professions in the world. The show has had its share of medical crises over the years, including the 2010 death of Cornelia Marie captain Phil Harris. He died of a pulmonary embolism after suffering a stroke onboard the Cornelia Marie about a month prior. The Cornelia Marie is still part of Deadliest Catch and is now run by Phil’s son Josh Harris.
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