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Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch

Discovery 2005

Forty-foot waves, 700 pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face…it's all in a day's work for these modern day prospectors. During each episode we will watch crews race to meet their quota and make it home safely.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch - S6E16

#1 - Captain Phil Harris Remembered (Season 6 - Episode 16)

Saluting Capt. Phil Harris, who died on Feb. 9, 2010.

The episode was rated 8.72 from 36 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S8E16

#2 - The Bitter, Bloody End (Season 8 - Episode 16)

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.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 72 votes.

Deadliest Catch - S7E16

#3 - Mohawks & Madness, Goodness & Gladness (Season 7 - Episode 16)

The Seabrooke captain fights a painful illness; the Cornelia Marie returns from what could be its final season as the Harris brothers mull over who will run the boat and the Northwestern exacts some revenge.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 44 votes.

Deadliest Catch - S6E17

#4 - Endless (Season 6 - Episode 17)

Tension runs high on the Northwestern, as Edgar Hansen is fed up with the 22 year marathon of pain, confronts his older brother Sig. Josh Harris returns to the Cornelia Marie and the Opilio Season ends with a harrowing mayday.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 43 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S7E15

#5 - I Smell a Nightmare (Season 7 - Episode 15)

As the Opilio season winds down exhaustion causes tempers to boil over on the Time Bandit; the skippers of the Seabrooke and the Cornelia Marie both suffer injuries.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 54 votes.

Deadliest Catch - S8E2

#6 - Turf War (Season 8 - Episode 2)

With the fleet split, a tale of two fisheries emerges. On the Blue grounds, a captains' bet has the boats jockeying for position. On the Red grounds, a returning veteran quickly proves his worth, while another boat copes with a fallen deckhand.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 90 votes.

Deadliest Catch - S8E7

#7 - I Don't Wanna Die (Season 8 - Episode 7)

In a scramble to help their collapsed greenhorn, the Wizard crew calls in a Coast Guard helicopter. For the rest of the fleet, it's a race to haul crab before a hurricane hits, and the last boat fishing waits too long to leave the grounds.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 79 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S7E5

#8 - A Wing and a Prayer (Season 7 - Episode 5)

A deckhand falls asleep at the wheel and sends the boat towards a fleet of vessels.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 63 votes.

Deadliest Catch - S8E9

#9 - Nowhere to Go But Down (Season 8 - Episode 9)

It's winter in Dutch Harbor and the fleet prepares to hunt Opilio crab. The season looks promising with the quota up and the price high, but tensions rise before the lines are thrown as one deckhand quits, two brothers fight and one goes overboard.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 85 votes.

Deadliest Catch - S8E6

#10 - Vital Signs (Season 8 - Episode 6)

As king crab season nears the finish line, the crew of The Wizard faces a life or death situation as a deckhand collapses and struggles to hold on. Catching crab suddenly becomes secondary to a fight for survival on the harsh Bering Sea.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 89 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S8E12

#11 - Collision Course (Season 8 - Episode 12)

The polar ice pack invades the opilio crab grounds, forcing the captains to make a decision: grab their gear and run, or keep fishing and fight the floes. Two deckhands fall victim to an ice assault; a captain's troubles are compounded by a call home.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 77 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S8E8

#12 - The Aftermath (Season 8 - Episode 8)

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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 78 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S7E10

#13 - Frontier Medicine (Season 7 - Episode 10)

The fleet battles a devastating arctic hurricane as the focus shifts from fishing to survival; the captains consider drastic measures as the ice and injuries pile up.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 65 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S18E21

#14 - Graveyard of Gear (Season 18 - Episode 21)

With intense currents holding back the Arctic ice pack, Keith drives into deck-wrecking waves to retrieve his catch before the ice bounces back. Jake and Sean face losing everything when ice swallows their gear as Rip enters a pot cemetery of his own.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 13 votes.

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Deadliest Catch - S7E4

#15 - Breaking Point (Season 7 - Episode 4)

A serious injury forces a crew member to his bunk after the crane breaks on the Kodiak, while the Seabrooke's greenhorn has a mental breakdown.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 62 votes.

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Last updated: jan 20, 2023

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