Deadliest Catch

Season 2 Episode 11

Race Against the Ice

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jun 06, 2006 on Discovery Channel
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The Rollo and the Maverick have off loaded their crab, a miscalculation sends a Captain into a frenzy. A race back to the crab grounds is underway to see who can bring home the crab.

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  • One word to described this episode is WOW! There is so much good and juicy material that was shown in this episode, where can a reviewer start at.

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    One word to described this episode is WOW! There is so much good and juicy material that was shown in this episode, where can a reviewer start at. With Rollo's over quota mistake, Cornelia Marie's injuried deckhand, and firework going off on the Northwestern. Even if the firework going off on the Northwestern made been creatived edited to give the look that Sig went to the Dark Side.



    While let’s start off with what happen that we left off with last week’s episode and the Cornelia Marie’s injured deckhand, whom did something that he would normally do all of the time, jump off the launcher after the pod has been secured, but this time it was different. For somehow he rolled his ankle and landed on the ankle, instead of his foot on the deck of the boat. A truly freaky injury and something that might not happen again. One has to feel for this guy, how he was doing something that he would always done and with a spark of bad luck got injured just like that, it was the type of injury that ended his run on that boat. Not only that, but because of his season ending injury, his crew must work even harder then they would normally do. One the light side of things, one has to give Captain Phil Harris, whom throughout this show, brings out his wonderful sense of humor and that is something that Phil will never losses, for he has a type of job that requires him to find a way to release the stresses that he faces. Humor, maybe the best way to relive it and deal with it. While his now his famous slogan, “ I feel like a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest”, is kind of old, for the audience has heard it before, in an earlier episode of the show, but it’s a quite apt statement of how he felt and how the person at home might of felt for him as well. Even in the preview of the season finale doesn’t look good for him either, and I hope in the season finale that his bad luck will turn around for him, that he might be able to make some money for his crew and himself.



    Next, on the line is what happen on the Rollo, a boat whom crew and its captain, Eric, have been a totally difference type of crew that some of the others that have been covered in this show short two years and the mini series. Its something that has been both worked in their favor, but not following the crowd and strike it big, and also has worked against then, by letting of ifs younger crew members fool around a little to point, that it almost kill one of them when one of them did that infamously Tarzan-like swing over the waters in the episode “The Finish Line”. But if you love’en or your hate’em, one can’t deny the fact that they are different and because of that one can’t help but watch the show whenever they are being showed on this show. Its this likeable quality of this crew has that makes one feel for them when they screw up on the count something, that wouldn’t be as important as it now, if this was a Debby season, but now in a new season, it more important then ever before. Because of the miscount on their part results in them going over their Northern Share quota, and that results in the ship getting a fine, but since Eric doesn’t own the boat like the other captains do. So Eric’s father is the one whom owns the boat and he would be the one that would get the fine, not him. Now, this is the monument where Eric steps to the plate and clearly shows to anybody that might not think he fit for the job because of the things that he had happen to him, he takes full responsibility of what happen, by levying the fine on himself and the crew. For he felt, and I totally agree with him on this part, that a 75 year old guy, living in Seattle shouldn’t be held responsible for what they did out on the open ocean.



    But, the real kicker in this episode, is what happen to next to them, for they are informed that they have to offload everything that they have when they go to a processing plant, a new policy chance. Everybody can feel for Eric and his crew with the new policy chance, because what of any of us can’t stay that they had something like that happen to them. When a company makes the decision to chance polices overnight and not tell us about it, or tell us when we do something that we thought was right only to fine out that it was wrong. Eric have every right to go off at the two commerce agents, whom were just doing their job, and vent his frustration about it. I have to say that Captain Eric was the right kind of guy to have this happen to him, and from what I heard he wasn’t the only that it had happen to, he was the only one that had a film crew with him that caught what happen, because he has a very placid personality when regards to things in general, kept a very cool head throughout this. I can’t see any of the other captains of the featured boats, maybe Captain Andy of the Time Bandit, handling the same occurrence in the same fashion as he did. I’ve give you credit Eric for not loosing it with your crew and taking responsibility for your crew actions.



    Who is the blame for what happen to the Rollo? I have to said it a share fault on all parties, with the exception of the owner, why? Because Eric should of token some prevented measures from something like this from happening in the first place and should of strictly enforced counting correctly, his crew for doing their job correctly, and for Fish and Game for not clearly stating the new rules to him. If any of these measures were done, then something like this might of not happen on the Rollo. The owner, Eric’s father, should be excused from blame, because he just owns the boat, and dose not run it like Eric does.



    Now, to the last item on the list, is what is going on with the Northwestern, and boy there is some major firework going off on that boat, even if some of it was creatived edited, paid attention to Sig's shirt, it changes from blue to red constantly in a short space of time. But despite that one could tell by Sig’s crew reaction to it, it something that we all can safely assumed has happen before, but this is the first time that it was caught on tape by his film crew. I have to say that seeing somebody, whom past performances give the impression that they were totally unflappable with stuff, go totally off the track, is a little bit surprising. But, one has to forget that Sig is a real life person, not an actor, whom is doing his job, that from time to time have things go wrong or don’t come out the way that he wants to, that has to be a feature of a TV series and that we have only seen a small fraction of his history and what truly goes on aboard the Northwestern. It was a history that grave us the false impression that told us that he was a lucky person that had things come easy to him, which they don’t and this episode clearly showed it, that he has to like the rest of the captains in this fleet, has to push his men if he wants to make his quota.



    If you look at Sig’s face, you can clearly see his anguish at what he was facing, he was in rock and a hard place, and that either decision that he opted for it was going to be a hard choice on his part. In the end he choose to give his crew some rest, even if he didn’t like it, and that “dry” comment that he made. I think that was his way to vent some of his anger at what is going on and it came out the wrong way. So give this guy a break.



    Also I have to said that Sean, the new guy that they picked up in “A New Hunt Begins” has been great addition to the Maverick and I hope that either Blake or Rick will fine a way to kept this guy with their crew. For he seems to gel well with your crew. Hiram was right on the ball with bringing this guy alone with your crew.



    Next up, the season finale, and its look like to be a great send off for the show.moreless
Andy Hillstrand

Andy Hillstrand

Time Bandit, Co-Captain, Deckhand

Bryan Greer

Bryan Greer

Rollo, Engineer

Christian Kirk

Christian Kirk

Rollo, Deckhand

Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold

Rollo, Deckhand

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

Cornelia Marie, Deckhand

Dave Millman

Dave Millman

Cornelia Marie, Deckhand

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