Deadliest Catch – No Recap, Just Tears

DaGoddess @ 23:48

Finally found the latest episode of Deadliest Catch online and it was devastating to watch. LD chose not to watch so he quietly sat near me and held my hand whenever I started to cry. And I did cry.

As a parent, as a child, I totally got where both Jake and Phil were coming from, but it didn’t help knowing somehow that Jake had just said goodbye to his father face to face for the last time and that Phil was giving him his blessing to learn how to live life sober and without a father.

While I’m sure that much of the editing this season was done to emphasize Phil’s ultimate fate, the simple fact is that he gave voice to the knowledge that time was running out and somehow he felt it. It weighed on him. And all the pressure on the boys was for their sake as well as his. His desire to see his sons succeed seemed to be at the forefront of his mind.

Then Josh getting the call that he needed to return to the hospital because Phil had an “event”…just as he was returning with his dad’s lucky necklace…too much. But the clincher was Josh calling Jake to tell him their dad was gone.

Every time I think I’m done shedding tears, something strikes me again in a new way and I’m back at it. LD’s never far away and offers me a smile or a hug. He’s decided he’ll watch the whole season at once on DVD. I get that. By then, he hopes Phil’s death will be less shocking.

Don’t even start me on the Johnny Cash. I’ll lose it again.


  1. I’m so sorry. :hug:

    Comment by Pam — 2010/07/19 @ 06:21

  2. It was a rough one for sure. Having stood at the side of my own father’s hospital bed after he too had a stroke, with the same outcome, it was very a poignant scene for me. Especially knowing it was real, and not a hollywood movie.


    Comment by Stu — 2010/07/19 @ 12:21

  3. Haven’t had a chance to see it yet. It’s DVR’d at home. Probably see it some time this week.

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2010/07/19 @ 13:06

  4. Because it is real, it’s definitely more difficult to watch. And these men have been a part of our lives for the last six years. Their grief is ours.

    Stu, :hug:

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/07/19 @ 14:25

  5. The scenes of Phil in the hospital, looking so sick and weak, reminded me too much of how my dad looked the last time I saw him alive. Waaaay too close to home.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2010/07/19 @ 14:53

  6. Oh yeah. That’s hard for anyone to face.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/07/19 @ 15:05

  7. Finally watched it last night. Man did that suck. My wife actually left before the end of the show. Missed the “After the Catch”. Is that on-line anywhere?

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2010/07/21 @ 07:15

  8. haven’t found after the catch online anywhere at all. Which means I have to buy it. I don’t mind. But it would be nice to be able to watch along with the rest of the season, although I haven’t been able to see either of last night’s eps yet. I hate not having cable.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/07/21 @ 11:22

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