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'Deadliest Catch' returns tonight: How soon will Capt. Phil make you cry?

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Image Credit: Discovery ChannelDeadliest Catch returns to Discovery tonight (9 p.m. ET) with the premiere of Season 6 — the one Capt. Phil Harris was filming when he died. “This weather here is storybook. I mean, this doesn’t ever happen to us. This is the flattest king crab season I’ve ever had,” he says from his chair aboard the CorneliaMarie and above calm seas in one clip. “We’re gonna pay for that.” As if that wasn’t foreboding enough, the clip then cuts to Capt. Sig Hansen on the Northwestern: “This is pretty unexpected. The weather’s been unexpected, you know, the temperatures. What is this, some omen or somethin’?”‘ Watch it after the jump.

A second clip  has Phil’s sons, Josh and Jake, fighting on the boat as usual. Josh is shown finishing a call on his cell phone. It sounds like he’s accepting a job on another boat. “I’ll be honest with ya, maybe I do need a change from this boat for a little bit… ‘Cause I’m gonna kill Jake. I will literally end up beatin’ the living s— out of him,” he tells his father afterward. “And I don’t want you to think any less of me. But, you know, I might need to just try somethin’ new for a while.”

“I hope you don’t decide to do that,” Phil says, “because if you do, you might not get back on here.” I’m watching with tissues.

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