Season 4 of Deadliest Catch
followed the October 2007 Red King Crab season and the January 2008 Opilio season. The boats featured were the F/V Cornelia Marie, F/V Northwestern, F/V Time Bandit, F/V Wizard, F/V North American and F/V Early Dawn.
Episode 1: Get 'Em Back Safe!; Original Air Date: 4/15/08
The crab fishing fleet once again sets off to brave the deadly Bering Sea and cash in on king crab. But first, Northwestern must quickly make much needed repairs. Wizard trains two greenhorns and Time Bandit welcomes Johnathan's son Scott.
Episode 2: Striking Out; Original Air Date: 4/15/08
The crews are off to stake their claims on coveted grounds, but the sea is not going to give up its bounty without a fight. The Time Bandit pulls a prank. After only 48 hours, one Wizard greenhorn is already starting to fall apart.
Episode 3: A Numbers Game; Original Air Date: 4/22/08
A mechanical breakdown presses Northwestern's Edgar to make a dangerous repair. Meanwhile questionable counting makes Sig lose his temper. Hard work separates the greenhorns on Wizard. On Cornelia Marie, Phil's health is failing and impacts the crew.
Episode 4: Unsafe and Unsound; Original Air Date: 4/29/08
Greenhorns, skippers, and family fishing dynasties begin to crack. On Northwestern, Sig and Edgar have a "last man standing" contest to see who can fish the longest without sleep. Time Bandit's Captain Johnathan has a brush with death.
Episode 5: No Mercy; Original Air Date: 5/6/08
Tempers flare onboard Wizard and Northwestern. Time Bandit has a dangerous electrical short. On Cornelia Marie, Phil's health deteriorates. Early Dawn runs headlong into high seas when its greenhorn falls asleep at the wheel.
Episode 6: Racing the Clock; Original Air Date: 5/13/08
With a few weeks left in king crab season, the fate of every deckhand's paycheck sits squarely on his captain's shoulders. Time Bandit's Capt Johnathan has had good fishing but a string of bad luck for crew and boat. The North American returns to duty.
Episode 7: Seeking the Catch; Original Air Date: 5/20/08
As the King Crab season ticks down, mass amounts of stinging jellyfish in unfilled pots add insult to injury. The Cornelia Marie faces losing their captain for good. Crew mistakes onboard Northwestern could be costly.
Episode 8: No Season For Old Men; Original Air Date: 5/27/08
As the King Crab season comes to an end, a deck accident slows down the Northwestern. Cornelia Marie's power outage comes at an inopportune time. North American does a "Hail Mary" play. Wizard and Time Bandit race for the "String of the Week" prize.
Episode 9: Storm Season; Original Air Date: 6/3/08
Opilio season begins. A dual storm system challenges a patched Cornelia Marie and almost costs Time Bandit two men. A medical emergency brings in the U.S. Coast Guard, but freezing spray puts everyone's lives at risk.
Episode 10: Blow Up; Original Air Date: 6/10/08
A routine Coast Guard rescue becomes a battle against nature. Cornelia Marie heads to land for repairs. Fatigue is causing mistakes on Northwestern. On the Wizard, Greenhorn Moi locks horns with Capt. Keith. Time Bandit heads for better grounds.
Episode 11: Big Weather, Big Trouble; Original Air Date: 6/17/08
On Time Bandit, Capt. Johnathan joins the deck crew and promptly has an accident while showing off his skills. The Northwestern crew is irritating Capt. Sig. Lenny from Wizard barely escapes a huge wave. The North American greenhorn is hazed.
Episode 12: Mortal Men; Original Air Date: 6/24/08
Massive storm waves tear up the decks of the Early Dawn, North American, and Northwestern. On Cornelia Marie, Capt. Phil injures his ribs and begins coughing blood, but he won't head in for medical attention until his crew refuses to work any more.
Episode 13: Fresh Blood; Original Air Date: 7/1/08
Capt. Phil heads for the hospital, so Murray struggles to take over the helm of the Cornelia Marie. The Northwestern strains its crane to the breaking point and destabilizes the ship. Wizard springs a serious leak. Greenhorn Moi gets the ax.
Episode 14: Changing Tides; Original Air Date: 7/8/08
Northwestern fights the ice pack. The Wizard sets off with tempers flaring and a new greenhorn. Phil's future on Cornelia Marie is questionable, so the crew struggles on without their captain. Time Bandit has a near fatal mistake and a tough choice.
Episode 15: Catch As Catch Can; Original Air Date: 7/15/08
Winter weather pushes Arctic pack ice south towards the fleet, forcing the Northwestern and the Wizard to deal with freezing spray. The crew of the Cornelia Marie suffers from "Bering Sea dementia." Time Bandit's crew is close to a breakdown.
Episode 16: The Final Hour; Original Air Date: 7/22/08
As the boats race to catch the last remaining quotas, ice and equipment issues take precedence. A Time Bandit crewman makes a near-fatal mistake working the hydraulic system. An ominous message sends the men back to port.
Episode 17: Behind the Scenes; Original Air Date: 7/22/08
The production crew is followed as they prepare the boats and themselves for the fishing season in a year with harsh winter storms that add danger to every task.
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