Last night’s episode of “Deadliest Catch” opens as Junior, tells the cameras that he has no respect for Elliott’s way of fishing. He does not agree with him, and that he is pompous and arrogant. However, he cannot worry about Elliott’s crabs, just his own. Elliott is crabbing at the shark’s tooth, an area that is paying good profits for him and his crew. Suddenly, Seabrooke pots show up in the Saga’s strings. Junior is becoming persona non grata of the blue crab grounds. Elliott only wants to hear from Junior on the radio if his boat is sinking; a tradition known far and wide. No matter how captains feel about each other, they will always answer a may day call.
Captain Wild Bill is having some good luck, but his rag-tag crew is finding it hard to keep up with rebaiting and resetting the crab pots on the Cape Caution. Suddenly, Bill catches on to Mikey’s trick of using old bait instead of the good stuff that will guarantee more crabs. As Bill states, “bait is the reason they go in the pots.”
The Time Bandit is on the red crab grounds and scoring well. Johnathan sends his nephew Axel Hillstrand to the rail. The kid is the quietest person the brothers know; Andy goes to the rail to tell him to throw the hook like he has a set of nuts and manages to get a half of a smile from him. Johnathan and Andy are afraid Axel may kill them in their sleep.
Sig and Edgar have been fighting because Sig holds a grudge about Edgar’s past addiction. Edgar wants to run the boat for the blue crabs, time will tell if his plan works. As the boat fills up with crabs, Sig ponders Edgar’s future. He knows that Edgar has run the boat for salmon charter only once and cod only once too.
Elliott sees the Seabrooke in the distance, and knows that “The Crooke” is close by. Wild Bill knows that Junior’s claim to be a legend will come back to haunt him. As the string with the dead bait comes over the rail, the first pot is nearly empty. Mikey shorted bait all day, not just two strings. Pot after pot come up short as Bill starts to boil. Finally, Mikey comes to the wheelhouse to confess to Bill that he shorted and put in old bait all day. Bill told him to get out of his wheelhouse.
The Saga and the Seabrooke continue their battle for the blue crab grounds. Elliott calls Junior to bury the hatchet, and Junior extends an offer to Elliott. This sounds so much like the deal he made with the Wizard. Now Elliott thinks he has a new best friend. Junior even wants Elliott to pull some of his pots to see where the crabs are headed. Junior is testing Elliott’s honesty. There are ten big crab in the pot, and Elliott tells Junior the truth. Beware!
On the red grounds, the Northwestern is finding huge crabs, and the pots are stuffed. A Hansen tradition is to send the flaming hook for the last pot, this time it has four expired flares and makes quite a sight on this episode of “Deadliest Catch.”
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