'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 Episode 13 Preview: A bomb cyclone threatens to ruin the skippers' prospects
The final minutes of the previous episode of 'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 gave a glimpse of the bomb cyclone the skippers will run into in their quest for the Opilio crab and to beat Russia in the game. For those unaware, here's CNN's definition: "Bomb cyclone is a term given to a rapidly strengthening storm that fulfills one important criterion. Quite simply, it is a storm that drops 24 millibars (a unit of pressure) within 24 hours."
There were three storylines in Episode 12 titled 'Dutch Harbour Double Cross' captured — the return of the infamous Steve Harley Davidson who had quite a tussle with Josh Harris and Casey McManus of the Cornelia Marie.
Harley strikes a deal with the Cornelia Marie, except Josh Harris and Casey McManus try to keep the spoils for themselves. The young skippers manage to tick off Harley and the Southern Wind who lashed back at them with an ultimatum — honor the deal, give him a piece of the pie, or else there would be a word that their spot is a huckleberry patch rich with Opilio. Josh and Casey play the diplomatic card and let Harley have his share while they plan for the larger gains.
The upcoming episode though sets all the rivalry aside as the skippers walk into what could be the most dangerous challenge they've encountered. And thing's don't seem good for any of boats and captains. The official synopsis for Episode 13 titled 'Bomb Cyclone' reads: "The Wizard catches fire in a violent storm known as a bomb cyclone. Josh and Casey attempt to fish in 30-foot seas, while two rogue waves slam the Southern Wind. Wild Bill grinds his crew 72 straight hours bringing himself to the brink of collapse."
From the synopsis, it's a welcome change to see Monte Colburn back on screen after a rather prolonged absence. However, his ship catching fire is distressing news. The Cornelia Marie's young crew will have the test of their lives trying to stay sane and haul in the moolah against some humongous waves that batter the vessel. Harley isn't safe either as his boat gets a couple of Adonis Creed-type blows while things look bad for Wild Bill Wichrowski too.
Only time will tell if these risky journeys are worth it. 'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 episodes air on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on Discovery