Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch

Over the past 12 years, the veteran captains of DEADLIEST CATCH thought they’ve seen it all. But this year proves to be like no other on record. This year the crabs have seemingly vanished – igniting a grueling hunt to save the fleet’s way of life. After a massive temperature spike in the Bering Sea, traditional fishing hot spots are now coming up empty.
Over the past 12 years, the veteran captains of DEADLIEST CATCH thought they’ve seen it all. But this year proves to be like no other on record. This year the crabs have seemingly vanished – igniting a grueling hunt to save the fleet’s way of life. After a massive temperature spike in the Bering Sea, traditional fishing hot spots are now coming up empty.

Season 13 (20 episodes)

  • 0. Legends Born and Broken

    Original air date: 04/04/2017 Runtime: 83:36 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/2017 Runtime: 83:36 min. There are three sides to every story. For the first time captains and crews open up about the death-defying season that nearly took one of the fleet's most respected captains.

  • 1. Uncharted Territory

    Original air date: 04/11/2017 Runtime: 83:38 min.

    Original air date: 04/11/2017 Runtime: 83:38 min. The fleet struggles as crabs vanish; Capt. Sig resumes the helm after a major heart attack; Wild Bill debuts his own brand new boat in a crisis season; attempting to rescue a heart attack victim.

  • 2. Seismic Shift

    Original air date: 04/18/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 04/18/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. The fall season begins with uncertainty. A seismic shift in sea temperature sends the fleet searching for displaced crab, while also fighting an unseasonably large first storm.

  • 3. Down in Flames

    Original air date: 04/25/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 04/25/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. Rising sea temperatures test the fleet; toxic smoke engulfs the Saga; Sean struggles to save the family business on the Brenna A; Wild Bill fears he could lose Nick to a terminal illness.

  • 4. Crushing Blows

    Original air date: 05/02/2017 Runtime: 42:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/02/2017 Runtime: 42:34 min. Wild Bill uncovers the truth about Nick McGlashan's terminal illness. A damaging mechanical issue threatens to crush Jake's future. Warming seas force Keith into the unknown.

  • 5. Bad Moon

    Original air date: 05/09/2017 Runtime: 42:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/09/2017 Runtime: 42:34 min. Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand fish together for the last time. Keith's inattentive crew sends the Wizard on a collision course. A belligerent deckhand tests Jake's resolve as captain.

  • 6. Hail Mary, Full of Crab

    Original air date: 05/16/2017 Runtime: 42:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/16/2017 Runtime: 42:34 min. A massive leak fills the Time Bandit; a fistfight tests Jake's resolve while heavy winds and a snapped anchor threaten to wreck his boat; Sig's greenhorn has an awkward question.

  • 7. Poisoned at Sea

    Original air date: 05/23/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/23/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. A big decision weighs on Sig Hansen; rookie captain Sean Dwyer gambles on a new venture with a new crew; Jake Anderson struggles to replace a lost anchor before his quota is taken away.

  • 8. 40-Foot Monsters

    Original air date: 05/30/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 05/30/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. The last moments of the fall season bring its biggest storm. Wild Bill struggles to pilot his new boat in big seas. Johnathan faces off with a massive swell in the perilous False Pass.

  • 9. The Russian Line

    Original air date: 06/06/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/06/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. Competition doubles when the quota is cut in half; three captains arrive early for the winter season; Johnathan plots a dangerous 600-mile course to Russia.

  • 10. Back to the Killing Season

    Original air date: 06/13/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/13/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. Sig returns; Keith and son struggle to prove themselves; Wild Bill gives Nick McGlashan a second chance; Jake lets go of a friend.

  • 11. Hurricane Alley

    Original air date: 06/20/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/20/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. The first of multiple back-to-back hurricanes descend on the fleet; spotty fishing and mutiny converge to create the perfect storm.

  • 12. Arctic Mega Storm

    Original air date: 06/27/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/27/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. An Arctic mega-storm rocks the fleet; Sig plays cat-and-mouse with towering waves; Keith watches an 800-pound crab pot launch into a deckhand; Wild Bill fights for a comeback.

  • 13. Dead-Stick

    Original air date: 07/11/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 07/11/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. Sig's stress takes a toll. Sean tries to dock in a hurricane. Keith is left dead-stick in massive seas. Jake motivates a defiant hand. Johnathan rolls the dice by Russia.

  • 14. 450 Mile Storm

    Original air date: 07/18/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 07/18/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. Sig, Johnathan and Jake attempt to run from a second arctic hurricane, but Keith refuses to heed the warnings. Stress-induced chest pains threaten the remainder of Sig's season.

  • 15. Respect Earned

    Original air date: 08/01/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 08/01/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. After suffering chest pains, Sig awaits news in the hospital; Wild Bill struggles to stay out of harm's way while also handling dissension on deck; Sean lays down the law with Zack.

  • 16. Man Down

    Original air date: 08/08/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 08/08/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. Sean is set on a collision course with another boat, two deckhands get taken down on the Wizard, and Jake almost loses a deckhand.

  • 17. Hillstrand's Last Catch

    Original air date: 08/15/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 08/15/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. Two old friends race to finish their seasons, but one hopes to cap a storied career; Johnathan Hillstrand wants to bid farewell in a blaze of glory.

  • 18. Lost at Sea

    Original air date: 08/22/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 08/22/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. One captain faces the possible end of a career; a captain prepares to check into rehab; the Coast Guard loses one of their own.

  • 19. Last Damn Arctic Storm

    Original air date: 08/29/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min.

    Original air date: 08/29/2017 Runtime: 41:34 min. In the wake of the Destination tragedy one last storm bears down on Edgar, Bill, Sean and Jake. The Coast Guard attempts to save the crew of a fishing vessel while thier boat takes on water.