Tonight’s episode of “Deadliest Catch” was titled, “Swedish Twins.” As the episode begins, it is October on the Bering Sea, and three weeks into the king crab season. Veteran captains and young upstarts are hoping to fill their tanks.
As the episode begins, the weather report expects a storm soon as the winds are already at 30 knots. Sean Dwyer is dejected, as his numbers have fallen after bringing in lots of crabs in the first string. The waves begin to cause the deckhands a problem, as the sorting table rides across the deck. Good thing they are on the ball and avoided an injury. Sean decides to send the guys inside even though he would love to be a hero in Sig’s eyes.
On the Cape Caution, the pots are full, but they are opilio and not bairdi crabs. The work on the boat is taking its toll on two greenhorns, Ronnie and Hunter, nicknamed “The Swedish Twins.” After being assigned the first watch, Hunter fell asleep at the helm. Wild Bill came to the wheelhouse and saw him sleeping and slapped him across the head. He then sent Hunter out of the wheelhouse and called for Ronnie, who promised he would not fall asleep, but he fought it off as quickly as he could and began to sleepwalk. Bill then sent for Hunter again and told them what could happen if they fall asleep.
On the Cornelia Marie, Casey is sick and barely able to drive the boat. As the pots come up with an octopus and some fish; the crab gods have deserted them, and Casey probably has the flu, so Josh takes the helm.
On the Brenna A, the gale warning is being taken seriously by the new captain. He goes to the galley to tell the crew, that the winds and waves are working against them. He does not want anyone to get hurt and feels for them who do the hard work. They were not too happy to hear the news, but as they are hit by a rogue wave, the sorting table is sent across the deck and lands upside down.
The Time Bandit is on the crab, but the boat wide flu is working its way across the boat. To add insult to injury; the hydros are without fluid, and nobody knows why. Johnathan has been puking out of both windows in the wheelhouse. On the Time Bandit, the crane, the block, the boom and the launcher are all tied together. Without the fluid, the entire system locks up. They found the leak and hopefully; the crabs will live until they drop them off. With Casey in sick bay, Josh will be forced to set the next bairdi string himself. They need to deliver 120,000 pounds of crab for their bosses. To lighten the mood, the deckhands are wearing monkey masks to give Josh a laugh to ease his nervousness.
Back on the Brenna A, Sean is back to fishing. He is hoping to hit his quota of 200,000 bairdi. The first pot is loaded with clean bairdi and the captain and crew are delighted. The next pots are filled too and they set the pots back down.
On the Cornelia Marie, with Casey still down, Josh has full command of the boat on his first bairdi trip. The first pot comes up with ninety crabs. The subsequent pot has 187, and the captain is smiling, and so is the crew; Phil is probably smiling too. Casey came out of his bunk and heard the good news. He told Josh that if he wasn’t sick, he would kiss him on this episode of “Deadliest Catch.”