‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 16 Episode 12 Review: Sensei Sig and Harley’s return and the start of a bomb cyclone

Spoilers for ‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 16 Episode 12 ‘Dutch Harbour Double Cross’

First issues first. Hallelujah, Sig Hansen does not appear to be going anyplace this season. With the synopsis teasing he would hand over the heavy Northwestern to his daughter and aid skipper, Mandy, the hypothesis was he would retire. Thank god we had been proved incorrect. In order that preview was just about pure hypothesis and we together with some followers who felt the identical approach are glad to be proved incorrect. Transferring on, ‘Dutch Harbour Double Cross’ sees the return of an notorious skipper, Steve Harley Davidson.

Harley strikes a take care of the Cornelia Marie, besides Josh Harris and Casey McManus attempt to maintain the spoils for themselves. Sounds acquainted eh, Harley? Guess what goes round comes round as the younger skippers handle to tick off Harley and the Southern Wind that lashed again at them with an ultimatum — honor the deal, give him a piece of the pie, else there could be a phrase that their spot is a huckleberry patch wealthy with Opilio. Josh and Casey play the diplomatic card and let Harley have his share whereas they plan for the bigger good points.

Wild Invoice Wichrowski might have hit paydirt, however a hydraulic challenge and a lacking backup block to patch it causes him a main headache and a loss as they beat a hasty retreat to St Pauls harbor to repair the vessel up. What’s disheartening was that gear value Invoice $17,000 and there was no signal of it aboard the ship. Pity that one, they only had a promising haul. The Northwestern was the clear winner of the day having a good turnout of Opilio and steering clear of the controversies and points. 

Whereas they did stutter with engine hassle in Episode 9, the father-daughter duo made a comeback in model. Their earlier set pots yielded zero returns, however Mandy caught together with her hunch of staying at the identical house as calmer waters will usher in the crab finally. The transfer pays dividends as they hit a wealthy streak. Mandy’s reward for the concept was attending to deal with the Northwestern as Sig switches from skipper to sensei, guiding her to maneuver the heavy three-tank crammed vessel easily.

The episode additionally serves as a  backdrop to the incoming bomb cyclone. For these unaware, here is CNN’s definition: “Bomb cyclone is a time period given to a quickly strengthening storm that fulfills one vital criterion. Fairly a easy, it’s a storm that drops 24 millibars (a unit of strain) inside 24 hours.” For all the challenges the skippers have weathered thus far, the bomb cyclone can be their hardest hurdle but as they race in opposition to time and Russia to win the Opilio battle. 

It has been one other compelling Tuesday affair as the episode brings again an outdated face, some slick strikes and entertaining visuals. ‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 16 airs Tuesdays eight pm ET on Discovery.

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