On tonight’s episode of “Wicked Tuna,” the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts have six weeks left on their journey to catch the elusive bluefin tuna as fans root for their favorites in this difficult profession. This is the tenth week to bring in a catch that can earn them a great payday for one gigantic tuna, on this episode titled “When Push Comes to Shove.”
As the episode begins, the Hard Merchandise is down to a crew of two, as Joe has gone back to college. As the Tuna.Com approaches the boat, they mock the fact that Dave Marciano’s boat is not as fast as theirs and make rowing motions as they . It was supposed to be in fun, but Dave is getting tired of the rest of the fleet underestimating their abilities just because their boat is smaller and slower. That was all the motivation Dave needed to show the rest of the fleet that they can win this.
On the Kelly Ann, Mauro is pissed because Paul believes he is the Tuna King. Mauro believes that the two fish they lost last week were Paul’s fault for using thinner line. Mauro feels that if they do not put a fish on the deck this week; Paul is gone. Paul knows that if he gets fired, there is nowhere else for him to go. The Hard Merchandise gets a bite, and Jay is at the reel, but it is a shark.
On the Pin Wheel, Tyler told Travis that he was the laziest deckhand on the planet. They are hooked up almost immediately, but Travis left the boat in gear and ran over the fish and lost him. Tyler is getting very short with Travis, although it is not his fault that the best deckhand went home.
There is a problem on the Hard Merchandise, and Dave had to go under the boat to unclog the water pump. He came up with a large handful of seaweed that was threatening to burn out the impeller. On the Kelly Ann, Paul made an attitude adjustment and is getting along much better with Mauro and Kenny.
On the Drama, it is ten weeks into the season and still no fish for this boat. They were escorted home by the Coast Guard for not having enough survival suits for the crew, and lost fish when they pulled the hooks. On the Dot.Com they are hooked up and ready to bring in another. When the fish is hooked to the anchor line, they carefully undo the tangle and pull a 116-inch monster on the boat.
On the Pin Wheel, Tyler is pissed at Travis for sleeping when he should be working on the bait. The Hard Merchandise is hooked up, and Jay is at the reel. They pull another on the deck; this one is 87 inches, and they are staying to find another. The Pin Wheel hooks up, and Travis was at the reel; Tyler starts being very nasty and pushes him on the deck. If Tyler loses this mate, he will be fishing alone. They pull the fish over the rail, and he is 84 inches. Tyler gave him a half-hearted apology by telling him he expects everyone to be as good of a fisherman as he.
The Dot.Com brings in their fish weighing 616 dressed, and he pays $13 for $8.008. On the Drama, the boat stalls, so Paul changes the filter and the boat starts up, until it stalls out again. The Kelly Ann is marking fish and finally hooks up and pulls him up on the deck. Tyler’s fish weighs 279 and pays $17 for $4,743. Help is on the way for the Drama as Tow Boat U.S. comes to their rescue.
The Hard Merchandise is marking more fish, while Dave chomps on chocolate cake. The reel starts screaming, and Jay is excited to get another. Dave threw the dart and over the rail, he came all 75 inches of this fatty. At the dock, the Kelly Ann brought in their fish that weighed 207 and paid $24 for $4,968 and happy faces. When the Hard Merchandise brought their fish in, one was 240 and the other was 348. The first one paid $20 for $4,800 and the other paid $16 for $5,568 for a total payday of $10,368.
At the end of week ten:
Hard Merchandise has ten fish for $65,853.
FV-Tuna.Com has nine fish for $64,767.
Pin Wheel has ten fish for a total of $58,979.
Hot Tuna has seven fish at $51,032.
Kelly Ann has four fish for $25,988.
On the Tuna.Com, Dave Carraro got a text that the Hard Merchandise went ahead of them. He admitted that he always forgot about this boat, but hopefully this episode of “Wicked Tuna,” will give him a good reminder never to count Dave Marciano out.