With the return of Josh Harris to the Bering Sea in last week’s episode of Deadliest Catch, the show once again became about far more than catching crab. Josh’s father Phil Harris was the much beloved Captain of the Cornelia Marie. Since his passing the ship and his family have been in turmoil. Josh chose this Opilio season to right the Harris name by taking the Cornelia Marie out again to pull pots. In a sign of Josh’s maturity he isn’t out alone on his first trip. He’s got a veteran Captain along with him to provide on the job training. For Josh this season is about finally claiming the Harris mantle left vacant by Phil’s passing.
Tonight’s all new episode is aptly titled Skipper Harris in Training. Brutal winter storms cause trouble all over the Bering Sea. That’s when the pressure will really be on Josh’s inaugural fishing trip. Most fans know the disaster ice can cause on the boats. Too much ice build up can change the weight and balance of the boat. A boat that isn’t clear of ice is in real danger of capsizing. In this preview Captain Keith of the Wizard sends out his men to deal with the dangerous ice they’re accumulating.
Here’s the complete episode description from the Discovery Channel.
Days into Opilio season, 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 Hansen fights to keep the Northwestern from going up in flames and Captain Keith Colburn battles boat-sinking ice near Russia.
Date: Tuesday, June 17th
Episode Title: Skipper Harris in Training
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Watch: Discovery Channel
Online Stream: Discovery.com