'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 Episode 7 Preview: Will Wild Bill Wichrowski be going to Russia to seek work?
For all the resources and the experience, nothing went right for Bill this season
The 'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 has managed to throw in a surprise in almost every episode. From rich hauls, empty pots, intense competition, greenhorn insubordination, injuries, crab thieves and mechanical issues, the latest installment has managed to cover all bases. And for all we know, this just might be the start of more twists to come. The previous episode saw skipper Wild Bill Wichrowksi of the Summer Bay plan to shift spots and see some work opportunities in Russia.
While Bill fans may be torn in supporting this decision, the skipper may have made the right call as the season has been nothing but a steep low. For all the resources and the experience, nothing went right for him as he started off the season by firing two of his crew members. He was late to get off the blocks and in the process gave his competitors a head start. He hired a rather useless crewman in Vasily and the Russian greenhorn was just trouble. To top it off, they had ridden through rough weather and lackluster gains.
In the end, it was sort of a bittersweet ending for the Summer Bay. The crew made just enough money after hauling in some decent amount of crab, but the expectations by Bill was higher and this wasn't just his season. In the final minutes of Episode 6 'The Bleeding Edge', he received a call from one of his friends who put in a proposal of working in Russia. The skipper, while not implying he would shift bases, he also didn't deny the idea was actually feasible.
Ahead of the upcoming episode, Discovery released the official synopsis. Titled 'Into the Red', Episode 7's logline reads: "Co-captains Jake and Johnathan try to form an alliance with rival Keith Colburn; Junior risks crossing into Russian waters for golden crab; Josh bets it all on a gut feeling; Wild Bill turns to his last resort and seeks work in Russia."
From the synopsis, it is pretty clear that Bill will all but make his move to Russia. Keith Colburn of the Wizard is finally back after a lengthy absence. He was not seen in three episodes and now we might be looking at a Saga-Bandit and Wizard link-up to probably ensure more haul and better moolah. Seabrooke captain Scott Campbell Junior has been hitting the purple patch over the last couple of episodes and he's now entering the Russian water space for some more crabs. Where does this take him?
What are your thoughts on Bill leaving for Russia? 'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on Discovery.