What you should know is that Deadliest Catch is a reality TV show first and foremost above everything else. And as a reality TV show, you can expect every episode to be filled with all sorts of crab-related drama, though probably not in the way you’d normally expect.
Anyway, one way the producers make the show so fascinating is by using pickup shots. A pickup shot is footage that is added to a scene after the scene was recorded. They are used to make certain scenes seem more dramatic, more heartwarming, or more chaotic, depending on what the producers want us to feel.