'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 Episode 6 Review: Bittersweet ending for Bill Wichrowski, Harley's back to old habits
Spoilers for 'Deadliest Catch' Season 16 Episode 6 'The Bleeding Edge'
Sometimes there's no way out. Rolling up sleeves, getting hands dirty and put in some ounces of hard work and toil is old, but a sureshot way to reap rewards. Ask Scott Campbell Junior that and he will agree. In his quest for the King Crabs, he goes to one of the spots, 'the cliffs', that his father used back in the 80s to find generous amounts of crabs. The journey is arduous.
But it does pay off as he hits the huckleberry patch and rakes in the crabs and the moolah. Captain Steve Harley is back with his Southern Wind and that may have fans groaning.
The one grossed-out scene which is equally painful to watch will have to be the abscess that Johnathan suffers from and is being patched up for. He squeezes the pus out and it is just torrid to view. But that said, it also shows the mindset of these individuals who braves injuries and rough seas to make a living. The Saga-Bandit hopes to continue their hot streak and they hit paydirt in the form of potfuls of crabs. A massive load that sees Hillstrand spellbound.
It is a bitter-sweet ending for Wild Bill Wichrowski. After all the hurdles in the form of the ship's technical issues and an insubordinate greenhorn in Vasily, the Russian, he's finally back to load off some of the crabs he captured and it is a decent outing.
What's interesting is he gets a chance from a Russiam friend to help out and he also considers the chance to change bases. "I don't know," he says, but considering the forgettable start they had to the season, Wichrowski just might make the move.
For Harley, it is a case of what goes around, comes around. After stealing from other crew's pots, he finally sees karma strike him back as his own pots come up empty. But something never changes as he takes on the fleet and steals their crabs. "Another fisherman can't take it personally," he says. Only time will tell how it works for Harley over the course of the season. Fans will still be wondering about Keith Colburn and the Wizard as this is the third straight episode they haven't heard from the veteran.
'The Bleed Edge' continues from the previous episode where risks— calculated or taken out of sheer bravado pays off at times. 'Deadliest Catch' puts out another breezy episode and it is a riveting watch.
'Deadliest Catch' airs Tuesdays 8 pm ET on Discovery.