Discovery’s Deadliest Catch returns on April 10 with a season 8 premiere that also marks the Emmy-winning series’ 100th episode. For the first time, the captains let cameras shoot them at home with their families as they prepared to head back to the Bering Sea. As you’ll see in the promo below, the goodbyes are emotional. Johnathan Hillstrand’s young granddaughter crying will break your heart. (Also, Edgar Hansen is still a poet when it comes to talking about what it means to be a man and a father. Welcome back, Edgar.)
Speaking of emotional farewells, with the Cornelia Marie not out this season, Phil Harris’ boys Josh and Jake fished on other boats. Josh joined the Time Bandit crew while Jake suited up on the Northwestern.