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DEADLIEST CATCH | EPISODE TITLE: Beat the Clock
Original Air Date: May 3, 2005

Season: 1

Crab Count:
Northwestern - $363,188 / $16,000 per deckhand
Fierce Allegiance - $271,121 / $10,000 per deckhand
Saga - $187,896 / $8000 per deckhand
Sea Star - $164,802 / $7000 per deckhand
Western Viking - $149,584 / $6000 per deckhand
Lucky Lady - $113,711 / $8000 per deckhand

SYNOPSIS: With less than half a day left in the Alaskan king crab season, the crews race the clock to get as much crab into the holding tanks as they can. Bad luck and mechanical malfunctions still plague some captains, who need to land a certain number of crabs just to cover their operating expenses, much less to turn a profit for the crew.

As the midnight deadline marking the end of season closes in, the battle to unload begins. Boats are unloaded at the processing plants on a first-come, first-serve basis, and a couple of minutes can mean the difference between unloading immediately or waiting in the harbor for days.

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DEFINING SHOT

Northwestern

The string dubbed Long Tall Sally pays off for the Northwestern.
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CATCHY QUOTES
MEMORABLE MOMENTS
  • "Few who savor the sweet taste of a King Crab leg will ever be able to comprehend the bitter struggle that brave men endured to bring it to them". -- Mike Rowe

  • "Oh, I should have enough for a crab salad". -- Captain Tony LaRussa - Fierce Allegiance



  • The Northwestern's Greenhorn, Bradford Davis, gets his handshake from Captain Sig.

  • The Northwestern Greenhorn is duct taped to the pole while the crew debates if he earned a raise

  • Edgar lights the hook for the last pot on fire before throwing.


EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
  • All the boats unload their catch and the crews get paid.

  • Viewers are show the crabs path after unload. 1) sent through the hopper, 2) gills ground, 3) eviscerated, 4) sorted by size, 5) boiled, 6) through a series of cooling tanks, 7) frozen, 8) shipped, 9) to your table





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MAJOR SETBACKS
VICTORIES
  • On the Western Viking a broken pump leaves the boat listing to starboard. They must head into Dutch at a crawl and once they arrive to unload they have payed the price in $25,000 worth of dead crab, and find a rotting fish in the hold.






  • The Northwestern hits it big with the 50 pot string that Sig dubbed "Long Tall Sally."






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Bradford has crab watch

Crab are evicerated
Eviscerated
Last hook

Edgar throws the last hook - of fire
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