After the crews spent the night baiting and setting crab pots, they wait for word from the captain so they can start hauling them in. What comes out of the cold ocean in the first crab pots set the mood. Everyone is wondering who has crab and where the crab is.
Which boats are "on the crab" and which "are pulling blanks". Pots full of crab or empty, boats are trying to figure out how to get the crab and keep it. One boat suffers a set back when boards break in the storage bin, and they must be fixed before they can start hauling in pots. The crew knows that time is money and they must get the repairs made quickly. Greenhorns learn there is not sympathy for being tired and they must keep working.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 2 of Deadliest Catch resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
It's the world's deadliest job-where a man could die every week-the most macho of manly occupations: the Alaskan crab fisherman. Deadliest Catch features the wild and treacherous life of the crab fisherman.
This dramatic series will document the end of an era-what veteran crab fishermen are calling "The Last Rodeo". The first season documents the last time race, as it is the last season where they are pitted against the clock.
Later seasons contains a less action packed theme, and delves deeper into the lives and minds of those on the boats. We follow the crews through laughter and sorrow while on the hunt for crab.
The series is dedicated to the brave men and women lost at sea, and to the families they left behind. And to Phil Harris, the captain of the Cornelia Marie, who died on February 9, 2010.
Warning: This show is not scripted, and every injury and/or death appearing is real. Take note of this if you are viewing it with children and/or people sensitive to blood and graphic scenes.
Deadliest Catch - Long Sleepless Nights Synopsis and Schedule