Time is ticking away, and crews race the clock to get all the crab they can into the holding tanks. Between bad luck and mechanical problems, some captains are facing a financial nightmare. The captains must bring in a certain about of crab just to cover their cost, not to mention make the crew money.
With the midnight deadline upon the crews, they race to get holding tanks unloaded. Once the boats reach the processing plants, they are unloaded on a first-come, first-serve basis. All the while captains know a few minutes can mean the difference in getting unloaded right away, or waiting in the harbor. A long wait means that crab could die, which would costing them money!
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 4 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 - Beat the Clock Synopsis and Schedule