'Deadliest Season' Episode 16 Review: It's Keith Colburn vs Scott Campbell Jr in a dirty battle for the crabs

The highlight of the episode is the Wizard-Seabrooke scrimmage and that is a sure shot conversation generator for fans on social media


                            'Deadliest Season' Episode 16 Review: It's Keith Colburn vs Scott Campbell Jr in a dirty battle for the crabs
Keith Colburn and Scott Campell Jr.

Spoilers for 'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 Episode 3 'Breaking Point'

It's an all-out war between seven boats looking to rake in the king crabs and 'Breaking point' sees a massive showdown between a veteran and a shrewd Captain making a comeback to the crabbing business. Keith Colburn of the Wizard and Scott Campbell Jr of the Seabrooke lock horns and its ugly. Also in focus was Summer Bay and its skipper Wild Bill Wichrowski who has had a disastrous start to the season. 

'Breaking Point' is a blur. If the opening double premiere of the season was about establishing the crew and the mission, the second was about navigating one of the deadliest storms of 2019. The Saga Bandit and the Cornelia Marie reaped rewards of undertaking a risky ride through the storm. 

Colburn has had a rich haul as he hits a huckleberry patch while Junior still comes up with empty pots. The episode also gives a quick recap of the bitter feud between Colburn and Junior seven years back and the former is wary of the stunts Junior could pull if he's not watching his back. However, as luck would have it, Junior still pulls a dirty move and sets his pots where Colburn's Wizard is hard at work. The squabble only gets uglier when Junior risks a massive collision that could signal the end for both vessels.

Meanwhile, after hiring new deckhands, the Summer Bay looks to make up for the lost precious time but is slowed down by the sheer ignorance of their Russian deckhand who proves to be a royal prick.  It is pretty amusing to see him chowing down in the cabin while the rest of the crew watch in frustration as their pots come up empty. 

The episode also has a segment where Jake Anderson and Johnathan Hillstrand negate the treacherous False Pass, a stretch of shallow waters to make it to the rough waters and its not without its share of some mind-numbing action. The second hurdle comes in when they drop their pots after looking at a potential hotspot, but end up coming in empty. In a way, it isn't surprising the Saga Bandit has fans in large numbers as they come across as a bunch of level- headed Evel Knievels who actually know when to take the risk. 

The highlight of the episode is the Wizard-Seabrooke scrimmage and that is a sure shot conversation generator for fans on social media. 'Breaking Point' is another breezy fun episode that's worth tuning into and 'Deadliest Catch' fans won't be disappointed with this one. 

'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 airs Tuesdays 8 pm ET on Discovery. 

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