For us fans of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and especially fans of the late Captain Phil Harris who died on February 9th of this year after suffering a stroke on January 31st the next episodes will be especially poignant. So it is with a heavy heart that I report the upcoming episodes of Phil’s journey.
On Tuesday, June 29th at 9 PM ET/PT, Episode 12 will air as we sit on the edge of our seats; knowing full well what the verdict will be. We will be able to see the reactions of Phil’s stroke by the rest of the fleet who are part of the brotherhood of the sea. The other captains of the Deadliest Catch are out at sea and still have to maneuver their vessels through those precarious waters while worrying about their dear friend and brother. We will see what happened to the rest of the crew and the Harris boys.
On Tuesday, July 6th at 9PM ET/PT, Episode 13 we will see Josh and Jake Harris as they continue their watch over their dad at the Anchorage hospital. Phil’s friends including Johnathan Hillstrand who left to go marlin fishing has cut his vacation short and Phil’s inner circle of biker buddies offers their support for our dear friend while he is in the ICU.
On Tuesday, July 13th at 9PM ET/PT, Episode 14 we know the outcome and despite all the prayers and hopes that seesawed, our dear friend Phil loses his battle and passes away with his family and friends by his side.
On Tuesday, July 20th at 9PM ET/PT, Episode 15 Phil’s death is broadcasted to the rest of the fleet and we see our other captains; Andy, Johnathan, Keith and Sig struggle with the news of their dear friend’s untimely death.
CAPTAIN PHIL HARRIS REMEMBERED
On Tuesday, July 20th at 10 PM ET/PT there will be a one hour special looking back at the life of our beloved skipper Captain Phil Harris and interviews with fellow captains and crew. For six years we got to know him and there will be some special “Phil moments” for us to enjoy, including some never before seen footage from behind the scenes. There will also be remembrances from fans at CatchCon 2010 and Phil’s memorial in Seattle.
On Tuesday, July 27th at 9PM ET/PT, Episode 16 and the last of the sixth season as the captains wrap up the opilio season, more reminiscences of Phil and their own destiny are primary in their minds as they continue to hunt for elusive crab and fight the fickle Bering Sea.
My Poem that I wrote and sent to the Harris family: