During last night's post-show After the Catch chat, host Mike Rowe set up the clip of Cornelia Maria deckhand Freddie Maughtai telling Josh Harris he should abandon ship and be with his ailing father, Capt. Phil, by calling it one of the six-year-old series most honest moments. Last night's episode added a few more to that list.
While Phil recovered from a 12-hour surgery to relieve pressure on his swelling brain, Josh, Jake, and Johnathan Hillstrand were updated on his condition. He could survive the devastating stroke, but it was going to be a long road back. Twenty-eight hours after the surgery, the neurologists told the boys and close friends that Phil had progressed nicely, was breathing on his own with minimal support, and would be able to talk later that day when they took him off the ventilator. Ã¢â¬ÅYou guys are gonna be in for a treat,Â Josh told the doctors. And everyone laughed. Ã¢â¬ÅSo should we keep the tube back in? one of them asked.
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