Wicked Tuna: Who’s the Villain? Pirate vs. Ralph

A hard season with little money to show has taken its toll on the crew of the Odysea, leading Captain Ralph to lash out at his first mate Pirate. The more Ralph yells, the more Pirate tunes him out, leading to more mistakes from Pirate. Something has to give: either Pirate shapes up, or Ralph may ship him out. After defecting from Tuna.com to the Bounty Hunter, first mate Paul must prove his worth to his new captain or face the prospect of being a mate without a ship. After combating financial setbacks all season long, the Hard Merchandise is finally in the black, and able to enjoy some of the spoils of their success.


  1. heidi peterson
    May 27, 2012, 10:29 pm

    Our family likes to watch the show but we get real tired of the language. Even though it’s beeped out. Good Tv can come without the beeps and language 🙂

  2. Big ed
    June 7, 2012, 8:50 am

    When you are not catching fish the tension on board is intense.I can not blame Ralph for getting upset with Pirate. We also do not know the whole situation with Ralph and Pirate. Pirate does have some issues with the bottle.That I do know.

  3. david stewart
    west lothian, scotland,uk
    September 21, 2012, 7:53 am

    as for the language the problem is this is real its not a show where they give them lines to say,it a high tension job where men do have a tendency to say the first thing they think off which just happens to be f##k c#nt bas###d and a lot more swear words that just happens to be real life

  4. karen
    October 28, 2012, 8:45 pm

    My partner & I just ran into Pirate in Provincetown yesterday. Nice guy.

  5. Tony
    December 20, 2012, 4:32 am

    Ralph’s a great fisherman, if you don’t believe it just ask him!

  6. Tony
    December 20, 2012, 4:37 am

    The Odysea gets out fished by the Hard Merchandise X4. What’s up Ralphie???

  7. eldonlupon
    January 17, 2013, 2:46 pm

    I think that god damn whatever and jesus christ should be beeped but the show can’t change these people overnight.

  8. amp
    hatteras north carolina
    February 21, 2013, 1:44 am

    they are all good fishermen if your salty you swear and the odysea used to come to hatteras to fish for the bluefin but for you all that cant handle the swearing this is not an easy living i promise you ive done it for 9 years so deal with it

  9. Annette Wadsworth
    lenoir n.c.
    February 26, 2013, 4:57 pm

    Why was one banned by the Harbor master and the punk kid got off free and clear.made me angry i would have punched him just to make it worth it.

  10. Michael castle
    United States
    March 8, 2013, 10:11 pm

    me and my wife meet pirate in provincetown in august of 2012 and he was a nice guy and we had are picture tooking with him i think he should be back on the show

  11. gunnar
    United States
    March 21, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Its bad when ralph gets kicked out of a tuna fishing supply store he needs to cool off he looks stupid.

  12. Patrick Wight
    May 14, 2013, 8:58 pm

    It’s a tough life with a lot on the line. However, how much drama is staged for the camera?

  13. tugboat
    north carolina
    July 6, 2013, 9:13 pm

    Billie suks he can’t throw a speer worth a shit.I feel sorry for the guy that fishs. with him he gets em .He gets the fish to the boat and billie f⸮©ks it up all the time

  14. Ralph
    Provincetown, MA
    April 26, 2014, 3:20 pm

    Billy is too old to fish. He should retire. And, why is Scott Ferriero always in a yellow sleeveless? Thats not a flattering look for him

  15. fernando matins
    plymouth Massachusetts
    September 26, 2014, 8:51 am

    I meet pirate in Plymouth Massachusetts very nice guy I hope pirate going fetching again 9,26 2014