As Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove has proven, the ocean can be a treacherous place.
In ET’s exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s episode, the stakes are raised to a new extreme for Captain Mikey Retherford Jr., whose son is aboard the F/V Winona J.
Last week, Ashton joined his father out on the ocean to experience what life as a fisherman is like. While it created an opportunity for some father-son bonding, Mikey was still nervous about Ashton’s safety. “Hold onto something at all times,” he told him, knowing that the ocean is an unpredictable place.
This week, a winter storm is wreaking havoc on the fishing vessel and its crew. “It’s getting harder and harder to drive,” Mikey says as the leading edge of the storm plows directly into them. “And I’m watching to make sure something’s not coming, especially with my son on the boat.”
Despite the danger facing them, the crew must push forward with collecting pots -- and the Dungeness crab. With millions of dollars up for grabs each season, the F/V Winona J can’t afford to pass up a payday. But is the risk worth the reward?
Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Discovery.