On last night’s episode of Wicked Tuna: Greed, Ego & Jealousy the conflict between Captain Dave and Captain Kevin comes to head. Watching the Christina catch the biggest tuna Gloucester has seen all season was torture enough for uber-competitive Captain Dave of the Tuna.com. Having to deal with the taunts about it from the Christina’s Captain Kevin is more than Dave can bear. The tuna.com crew swears to do whatever it takes to catch a bigger tuna than Kevin, and shut his mouth for good in the process. Unfortunately, Dave only has one week to accomplish this Herculean task before Kevin stops fishing for the season and leaves on top. Finishing second fiddle to Kevin is out of the question for Dave, but thousand pound tuna aren’t exactly commonplace. If Tuna.com is going to catch a tuna bigger than the Christina’s 1,075 pounder, it’s going to take all the determination, skill and luck they can muster.
Captain Kevin and the crew of the Christina learn that in giant bluefin tuna fishing, a quick rise can be followed by an ugly fall as they look to follow up their record catch with an even bigger tuna. After taunting Dave about the huge slob he caught, karma is a cruel mistress for Kevin when Dave has a front row seat to watch Kevin lose a succession of fish. Kevin’s wallet and pride both take a huge hit as he watches five figure paydays swim off his line and listens to Dave laugh about it on the radio. If Kevin can’t get it together, and fast, he’s going to finish his season remembered as the loser who couldn’t keep a fish on the line. And that is one thing Kevin will not stand for. With only a week left in his season, time seems to be on Kevin’s side. But when the competition is Tuna.com, you can never rest easy.
So what do you think? Was it Kevin’s fault for gloating? Or is Dave a sore loser? Who’s the villain of last night’s episode?