Watch S6 : Episode 11

Blown Off Course

Season 6, Episode 11 -  Air Date: 6/22/2010
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Synopsis

On the Time Bandit Captains Jonathan and Andy contemplate their future. Jonathan in particular is starting to ponder retirement, and has decided to take three weeks off. Believing Jonathan‘s son, Scott, will eventually captain the boat, they agree he is not yet ready. They decide instead to train Mike Fourtner as a relief captain, due to his greater knowledge and experience. On the Wizard, bad fishing causes Captain Keith to resume using chewing tobacco, which he promised his children he would give up. Keith calls home and gets a pep-talk from his daughter renewing his resolve to quit. On the Northwestern, the fate of Jake Anderson‘s father still weighs on his mind. Eventually, Captain Sig tells him to call his mother, who relates the news she earlier told Sig that his father‘s truck was found, but he is nowhere to be seen. On the Cornelia Marie, Captain Phil ponders Jake Harris‘ addiction on the steam to Saint Paul, seeing a lot of his own formative years in his younger son. He determines that Jake must put aside hard living for hard work to do what Phil knows he is capable of; one day taking over the business. Later, at Saint Paul as they offload, Phil shares some old photos with Jake and Josh, putting the earlier confrontation with Jake aside for the moment and remembering happier times. Phil then retires to his stateroom before the offload is complete. When offload is complete, engineer Steve Ward comes up to the wheelhouse to get Phil‘s signature. Unable to reach him on the shipboard phone, Steve goes to Phil‘s stateroom and find him collapsed on the floor. Phil has suffered a massive stroke, unable to move the left side of his body but still conscious. Jake breaks down as paramedics work on him, then move him off the boat by crane before loading him into an ambulance. Josh rides with his father to the island‘s care center, certain to be medevaced later.

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