'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks': Captain Tyler acts lax as race nears its finish, will his nap see him lose score?
'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks' is coming to close soon and with just five days of fishing left, the fishermen are on the edge and on their toes to catch as bluefin tunas as they can. While most have their energies up, Tyler McLaughlin is tired out and in need of some sleep. The others too would love some downtime and a break from fishing but they are worried they will fall behind if they catch a break. Tyler's Pinwheel is at number 2 with $74,778 in the bank. It's only a few thousand behind FV-tuna.com who is leading the scoreboard with $76,173.
The gap isn't huge and so the moment Tyler bags a good catch he'll climb the leaderboard. But him taking this little nap could affect his position in the competition. Since they are nearing the finish line, Tyler won't get too many opportunities to level the scores or even beat other teams to win. In this week's episode of 'Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks,' we see Tyler requesting Marissa 'Merm' McLaughlin to take control of the ship while he catches up on some sleep. As he snores away to glory, the tuna monitor goes off. It begins to beep, indicating there's a shoal of fish approaching their coordinates but he's out.
Will it be too late by the time Tyler wakes up and realizes that he has fallen behind on the scores? Time will tell. For now, let's hope he's able to be on track despite taking a break.
But, it's been seen that Tyler may come across as someone who indulges in life's little joys and yet is very serious when it comes to fishing. Last week, he stole the show with his antics and managed to put a lot of people off with his little fight with Reel E Buggin's Captain, Bobby Earl. Tyler tried to climb the flybridge and messed around a little on Bobby's boat. Later, Bobby seemed preoccupied with what happened on the boat but Tyler was back to fishing like it was a regular day.
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