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Recap: Deadliest Catch Valhalla Episode Troubled Seas and Death of a Captain

Posted by on July 21, 2010 at 3:24 PM EST

deadliest catch deathLast night on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the episode entitled “Valhalla” took on troubled seas and the  death of Captain Phil Harris.

Coming off of last week’s episode in which we learn that Captain Phil Harris has passed away, we join the rest of the crabbing fleet, who, at this point, are completely unaware that Captain Phil Harris has died.

Surrounded by a massive Arctic storm, the captains of Deadliest Catch fight against deadly 40-ft seas and 60mph winds. Little do they know, one of their own has passed away.

Forced to head in early, Captain Sig Harris treks in to shore to cash in on the crab bounty that he and his crew have collected. Once Sig reaches the mainland he decides to head over to the Cornelia Marie to meet with the Captain who is filling in while Phil Harris is in the hospital. In this moment, while sharing a cup of coffee with the new captain, Sig Harris learns that his long-time friend has passed away.

From here on out, the rest of the episode shows the raw emotion of these guys that participate in one of the deadliest jobs in the world. Tears are shed as the crabbing fleet just lost a good captain and beloved friend.

On board the Time Bandit, the crew gathers round and lights off fireworks in remembrance of Captain Phil Harris. The Wizard says their goodbyes by dropping one of their crab pots to the bottom of the ocean. Inside this pot was a bright orange buoy with “In Memory of Captain Phil Harris” written on it.

These past two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for fans of “Deadliest Catch.”

While the tribute episodes for Captain Phil Harris concluded last night, next week will mark the season finale of “Deadliest Catch.”

Tune in next Tuesday for the season finale of “Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel at 9 pm ET/PT.



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