Season 8 Episodes

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The Bitter, Bloody End

Season 8, Episode 16 - Air Date: 7/24/2012
It's the end of the opilio season.
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Release the Beast

Season 8, Episode 15 - Air Date: 7/17/2012
Two brothers face the same situation that previously sunk their father's boat.
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Fearless Leaders

Season 8, Episode 14 - Air Date: 7/10/2012
A greenhorn learns a deadly lesson.
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Season 8, Episode 13 - Air Date: 7/3/2012
The captains must decide whether to stay or run from the ice.
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Collision Course

Season 8, Episode 12 - Air Date: 6/26/2012
Two deckhands become victims of an ice assault.
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No Exit

Season 8, Episode 11 - Air Date: 6/19/2012
The Northwestern and Wizard face a great challenge at the St. Paul harbor.
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Rise and Fall

Season 8, Episode 10 - Air Date: 6/12/2012
Tempers on deck flare up.
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Nowhere to Go But Down

Season 8, Episode 9 - Air Date: 6/5/2012
The fleet gets ready for the Opilio crab season.
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The Aftermath

Season 8, Episode 8 - Air Date: 5/29/2012
From Discovery: In the aftermath of an Arctic hurricane, the fleet struggles to reach the finish line of a brutal king crab season.
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I Don't Wanna Die

Season 8, Episode 7 - Air Date: 5/22/2012
From Discovery: In a scramble to help their collapsed greenhorn, the Wizard crew calls in a Coast Guard helicopter.
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Vital Signs

Season 8, Episode 6 - Air Date: 5/15/2012
From Discovery: As king crab season nears the finish line, the crew of The Wizard faces a life or death situation as a deckhand collapses and struggles to hold on.
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Alien Abduction

Season 8, Episode 5 - Air Date: 5/8/2012
From Discovery: Past the halfway point of the King Crab season, man and machine alike show signs of wear under the brutal hand of the Bering Sea.
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The Hook

Season 8, Episode 4 - Air Date: 5/1/2012
From Discovery: Halfway through the King crab gauntlet, the beaten-down crews must dig deep to get over the midseason hump.
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Weak Links

Season 8, Episode 3 - Air Date: 4/24/2012
From Discovery: As the fleet grinds through injuries and mental mistakes, the Bering Sea exposes soft spots and weak links in each crew.
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Turf War

Season 8, Episode 2 - Air Date: 4/17/2012
From Discovery: With the fleet split, a tale of two fisheries emerges. On the Blue grounds, a captains' bet has the boats jockeying for position.
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The Gamble

Season 8, Episode 1 - Air Date: 4/10/2012
From Discovery: A slashed crab quota has captains reeling before the boats hit the water. With the fleet set to fight over half the catch, each skipper is forced to decide: roll the dice on the depleted Red grounds or risk it all to hunt for the elusive Blue crab.