Tonight on “Deadliest Catch”, the Hillstrand brothers pull off what one of them calls a “midnight rendezvous”. In the episode titled “Seismic Shift”, the Time Bandit has to make a thirty mile detour to transfer a pallet. It’s the dead of night and the sea is churning. But, there’ll be no transfer without some dancing. What’s that you say?
Yes, dancing on the Wizard, and there is no wiggle room for it. “How bad do you want this thing?”, Jonathan asks, as he stands by and waits. In the video clip posted below, watch how the crew of the Wizard has to be forced to show Jonathan those moves. It takes a while, but he gets something going. Hey, it’s miserable and dark, so whatever those dancing fools are doing will have to suffice.
That fun is all part of the serious and dangerous task at hand. The fall season brought uncertainty because of the seismic shift in the sea temperature. There’s a scramble for displaced crab while fighting a large first storm. As if their lives weren’t difficult enough, the crews are forced to go further and hope they can score the same volume as in past seasons.
Over the past 12 years, the veteran captains of “Deadliest Catch” thought they had seen it all. But this year proves to be like no other on record. Generations of fishermen have made a hard living setting out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, one of the nation’s most prolific crabbing ports.
However, this year the crabs have seemingly vanished – igniting a grueling hunt to save the fleet’s way of life. After a massive temperature spike in the Bering Sea, traditional fishing hot spots are now coming up empty. And the situation leaves everyone in the fleet – veterans and greenhorns alike – wondering what can be done to save the season?
“Deadliest Catch” is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia company. For Original Productions, Executive Producers are Thom Beers, Philip David Segal, Sarah Whalen, R. Decker Watson, Jr., Arom Starr-Paul and Geoff Miller. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Joseph Boyle with Coordinating Producer Brian Peterson.
“Deadliest Catch” season 13 airs Tuesday nights on Discovery, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT Image/video credit: Discovery Communications, used with permission