The Bering Sea has always been a character on Deadliest Catch, but last nightâs episode took it to another level as we watched it work through the five stages of grief. Unaware of Phil Harrisâ final fight, the other captains continued to battle a 1,000 square-mile arctic storm. The Northwestern plowed through 45-ft. waves and 60-mph wind and suddenly looked like a toy in a bathtub. âThatâs an angry sea, my friend,â deckhand Nick Mavar, Jr. said. Wind blew in every direction around The Wizard. âWe got just this confused sea going on right now,â Capt. Keith said. The sea eventually turned flat calm - three hours after Phil passed. âI just feel weird right now. I donât feel comfortable,â Andy Hillstrand said in the Time Bandit wheelhouse, where he hadnât yet received the call from his brother, Johnathan. He looked out at one of his crew atop the cages, the cloud-covered moon shining down on a spookily quiet sea in the background. Forty miles north of the rest of the fleet, Wild Bill and the Kodiak crew worked through -40Â° weather and a âbizarreâ ice fog, a haunting image you wouldnât believe if you saw it in a movie.
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