The Best Episodes of Deadliest Catch

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.

Captain Phil Harris Remembered

#1 - Captain Phil Harris Remembered

Season 6 - Episode 16

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

star 9.00
29 votes
The Bitter, Bloody End

#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.

star 8.33
64 votes
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Mohawks and Madness, Goodness and Gladness

#3 - Mohawks and Madness, Goodness and 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.

star 8.27
39 votes
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Collision Course

#4 - 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.

star 8.22
69 votes
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Turf War

#5 - 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.

star 8.21
83 votes
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#6 - 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.

star 8.19
35 votes
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The Aftermath

#7 - 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.

star 8.19
73 votes
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The Final Battle

#8 - The Final Battle

Season 9 - Episode 16

The younger generation is put to the test as the fleet races to finish a grueling Opilio season. As defiance on the Wizard turns brother against brother, an accident brings one crabber's career to a gruesome end.

star 8.18
85 votes
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Vital Signs

#9 - 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.

star 8.15
79 votes
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Nowhere to Go But Down

#10 - 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.

star 8.15
72 votes
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I Smell a Nightmare

#11 - 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.

star 8.13
56 votes
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You'll Know My Name Is The Lord...

#12 - You'll Know My Name Is The Lord...

Season 10 - Episode 16

In the 2-hour season finale of Deadliest Catch, an arctic hurricane strikes the fleet and threatens to sink the Cornelia Marie. The Northwestern needs repair in 30 foot seas. Blood is shed on the Time Bandit. The Wizard looks to have a near perfect season.

star 8.13
92 votes
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Skipper Harris in Training

#13 - Skipper Harris in Training

Season 10 - Episode 9

Blood is spilled on the Cape Caution, when a brutal storm rips across the Bering Sea. Rookie boat owner, Josh Harris swallows his pride. Captain Sig fights to keep the Northwestern from going up in flames and captain Keith battles boat-sinking ice.

star 8.13
116 votes
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Sea Change

#14 - Sea Change

Season 7 - Episode 9

Massive change strikes every returning boat as Opilio season begins. Edgar finally says farewell to the Northwestern, a new captain boards the Cornelia Marie and the entire fleet is shut down by an epic arctic storm.

star 8.12
59 votes
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I Don't Wanna Die

#15 - 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.

star 8.12
75 votes
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Thick as Thieves

#16 - Thick as Thieves

Season 7 - Episode 7

The police are called in after a confrontation on the Cornelia Marie while an injury onboard the Ramblin' Rose causes the rookie skipper to have a change of heart.

star 8.09
58 votes
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Breaking Point

#17 - 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.

star 8.07
60 votes
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Greatest Game Ever Fished

#18 - Greatest Game Ever Fished

Season 10 - Episode 13

It's Super Bowl Sunday on the Bering Sea. The Cornelia Marie battles 20-foot breakers to enter St. Paul, a blown prop on the Time Bandit causes a rift that pulls the Hillstrand apart and "Wild" Bill takes his deck boss to task.

star 8.07
101 votes
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Breaking Mandy

#19 - Breaking Mandy

Season 10 - Episode 14

Sig orders a classic Northwestern grind, Mandy learns what it's really like to be a greenhorn. With major repairs on the Time Bandit, Captain Andy is faced with a tough decision.

star 8.06
104 votes
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We're Not Gonna Take It

#20 - We're Not Gonna Take It

Season 9 - Episode 11

The fleet's weathered the storm, but the crabs are still off the bite. Desperate to make their offload dates the captains mercilessly grind their crews. Not making any money, the deckhands start to get sick of being bullied.

star 8.05
91 votes
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The Final Hour

#21 - The Final Hour

Season 4 - Episode 16

As the Oppie season drawls to the end the captains race to catch the last of their remaining quotas, battling ice and equipment issues. The Time Bandit's Scottie makes a near fatal mistake working the hydraulic system. An ominous message comes across the radio as the men head for home ports.

star 8.03
34 votes
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Proving Grounds

#22 - Proving Grounds

Season 7 - Episode 2

Across the Bering Sea crab fleet, bad fishing causes high tensions and low morale as empty pots whittle away profits and nerves among the men

star 8.02
51 votes
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Falling Down

#23 - Falling Down

Season 10 - Episode 6

With one captain in the hospital and another on a bender, fishing has come to a halt on two boats. Out at sea an alleged felon is trapped, a boat goes dark, and on the Time Bandit... well, Captain Johnathan just wants to be young again.

star 8.02
115 votes
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Pirate School

#24 - Pirate School

Season 7 - Episode 13

A captain and deckhand clash on the Cornelia Marie over a crippling lack of bait, while skipper Elliott Neese attempts to fix a possible season-ending breakdown and the Time Bandit's soft-spoken greenhorn goes to the Hillstrands' Pirate School.

star 8.01
52 votes
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Women Drivers

#25 - Women Drivers

Season 10 - Episode 12

As the wintery Opilio season roars on, Sig puts Mandy at the helm in to keep her off the deck in rough seas. Josh Harris struggles to find crab. Elliott’s new girlfriend arrives (much to his crew’s chagrin). The Saga is ready to fish but Elliott is too ill to leave his bunk.

star 8.00
119 votes
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