Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to new episodes of ‘Deadliest Catch’ for the season and it’s probably going to seem like a long and dry spell ’til season 7 airs but it’s not all bad…
This week is ‘Happy Shark Week’ all week long on Discovery and starting next Tuesday night we can all sit back at 9pm eastern for the season 2 premiere of ‘Swords’. For sure it’s not crab fishing in the Bering sea, but at least it’s on Tuesday nights, same time, and its still about fishermen… Here’s the eppy guide for ‘Swords’:
EPISODE 201: “Grand Banks or Bust”
Season 2 begins with Capt. Scotty crowded out of his favorite fishing spot and legendary Capt. Linda vowing to find fish this year or retire for good. His deckhand brother’s medical bills puts Capt. Chomps in the red before they even leave the dock.
EPISODE 202: “Deckhands Down”
Capt. “Slick” and his young guns join the fishing grounds. Capt. Linda’s crew is dropping like flies after bad luck and injuries. Blue sharks are Capt. Scotty’s bane, but sharktagger Lisa’s boon. Chomps questions his decision to come to the Grand Banks.
EPISODE 203: “Turf War”
The Frances Anne’s gear is “all sharked up,” and a deckhand’s mistake almost costs them the fish they already have in the hold. Eagle Eye II is defending its turf when deckhand Fox is knocked to the deck. Capt. Chomps clashes with another captain.
EPISODE 204: “Overloaded and into the Storm”
Fish holds are filled or filling fast. The Big Eye survives the storm, but more than just fish leave Capt. Chomp’s boat when they reach port. Capt. Slick forgives and forgets Lenny’s mistake when their new problem becomes finding more space to stuff fish.
EPISODE 205: “So Close But So Far”
Capt. Linda rides out the storm in port, while Capt. Scotty debates high prices vs. hurricane-force winds to decide whether docking is just too dangerous. Out at sea, the storm is fouling gear and tempers.
EPISODE 206: “Man Overboard!”
On the second trip, fishing is poorer and weather is no better. The Big Eye heads south to safer waters, but the job is still as dangerous — as greenhorn Don find out when he goes overboard into sharky waters.
EPISODE 207: “Needle and Thread to the Head”
Boat and crew member frustrations stymie the Bjorn 2. Greenhorn Don decides to take sewing up his head wound into his own hands, literally. Stress causes Capt. Slick to blow his stack. Later, he’s demoted when the boat owner decides to take over the helm.
EPISODE 208: “Trapped”
Capt. Scotty’s gamble doesn’t pay off. His gear becomes tangled in traps, the line snapping and whipping deckhand Brian. Capt. Chomps’ luck is looking up until a line fouls the Big Eye’s propeller. It’s dead in the water, and Hurricane Ida is approaching.
EPISODE 209: “What Happened on the Back Deck?”
Supplies are low, fish few and luck bad. The Bjorn 2 must fish short-handed when Deckhand Dave goes overboard and Capt. Linda is forced from the deck when her hand accidentally gets caught in the hauling block.