Bering Sea Gold

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In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. But you’ve never seen gold mining like this before — here, the precious metal isn’t found in the ground. It’s sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. And there are a handful of people willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.

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Episode Description

1

After the Dredge: Risks and Relations

The crews go deeper to explain why they put their lives on the line to dredge and what it's like to live in Nome. The Wild Ranger's reunion turns bad when Scott and Vern explode with rage. Emily and Zeke talk about the exact nature of their relationship. And meet the mysterious white-bearded dredger who introduced us to Nome.

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After the Dredge: Gains and Losses

The crews gather again to sound off about gold gained and relationships strained. The Christine Rose's Shawn talks about being stabbed in the Breakers bar. Zeke and Emily drop a bomb on Ian and Scott of the Sluicey. The Wild Ranger's Scott gets a chance to respond to Vern's accusations.

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Back To The Dredge

This special previews the upcoming summer season of Bering Sea Gold. The crews are back with new dredges, new divers, and something to prove. Some will find their fortune. But for others, old hostilities and new frustrations will make tragedy inevitable.

4

Getting To The Bottom

A behind-the-scenes look at the series.

5

Dredged Up

A gold rush in Nome, Alaska; dredgers pilot shabby vehicles.

6

Digging Deep

A recap of the struggles and triumphs of the family, including Zeke and Emily's forbidden love, Vernon's crew issues and the "Fightin' Kelys."

7

The Gold Bar

With the 2015 summer mining season finished, Steve and Shawn Pomrenke, the Kellys, Zeke Tenhoff and Emily Riedel, Derek McLarty and Vernon Adkison all come to the Gold Dust Saloon to air their grievances and share their memories from the season.

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Luck of the Irish

Brad, Kris and Andy Kelly came to Nome to make an easy fortune. Things haven’t quite worked out. After years of conflict, the Kellys are hoping to finally transition from rags to riches.

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Luck Of The Irish

Brad, Kris and Andy Kelly came to Nome to make an easy fortune. Things haven’t quite worked out. After years of conflict, the Kellys are hoping to finally transition from rags to riches.

9

Gold Fever

The inside dirt from the miners who suffer from gold fever and who spend every waking moment on a desperate quest for a cure.

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Gold Getters

Shawn bets it all on Bluff; Zeke and Emily explore Sledge Island; Kris fights for his family's reputation; never before seen footage and interviews.
Episode Description

1

Paydirt

In Nome, Alaska, the gold rush is on. Meet the dredgers, driven by gold fever and sometimes desperate need, who pilot their ragtag dredges and dive with hoses to suck up gold from the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea.

2

One Bad Deal

A bar brawl threatens not only Shawn's health but the Christine Rose's future. The Wild Ranger's luck is getting worse as they're down a man and have sprung a leak. The Sluicey's Ian calls in a friend who offers both experience and criticism.

3

Suction

The weather may be perfect, but storms are brewing onboard the dredges as egos clash and tempers flare. Emily's first dive is almost her last when she learns the dangers of dredging first-hand.

4

A Viking Funeral

The season is halfway over, and tensions are running high as the dredgers search for new sweet spots. An accident with the 15 ton excavator threatens to end one deckhand's season...

5

Captaincy

A season of simmering grievances comes to a boil. Wild Ranger owner Vern fires one of his crew. Emily falling overboard and a blocked sluice box test Zeke's patience. Rocks falling out of a faulty sluice box rain down on solo-diving Scott Foster's head.

6

Eureka

Bad luck and bad vibes. The crews have a car accident on the way home from some hot springs R&R. A hastily welded winch roller gives way, releasing a cable that lashes Cody's leg and sends him overboard. Scott dives with an injured leg out of stubbornness.

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Bad Vibrations

The dredging season is quickly coming to an end, and so are once trusted relationships between Zeke and Emily as well as Scott and Ian Foster. Shawn sends a crew member packing while Captain Scott swallows his pride and invites Steve back. But will he accept?

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The Bitter End

Winter sets in. The now short staffed crews try to go out once more before the ice blocks them in. Each on their own, Emily salvages and Scott M. finds salvation. The crews take their earnings and face off at an auction for next year's dredging grounds.
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1

Point of No Return

The Pomrenkes get off to a bad start with family squabbles and a $25K bill. Zeke and Scott M have powerful new dredges but can they rely on their crew of friends? Vernon goes all in, gambling all his savings and his deckhand daughter.

2

Dead Men Gather No Gold

EDGE dredger John is out of the hospital and on the gold, but Zeke may lose it all when accused of claim jumping. Scott puts the crew at risk taking the dredge out during a storm. The DNR shuts the Pomrenkes down. "Hurricane Dave's" antics test Vernon.

3

Nice Guys Finish Last

Summer storms keep the miners off the water; losing time and money shortens tempers. Steve R takes out a restraining order and later finds gold despite himself. Zeke proves he wasn't claim jumping but gets shut down any way. Steve P works his "voodoo".

4

Gold Gettin' Hound Dog

Big swells and bigger tempers take over the Bering Sea. Inexperience and equipment problems cause more than a few tantrums, while big swells and bad conditions make some miners lose their lunch.

5

Greedy People

The weather sours, crew members drop like flies, and captains' tempers rage. Scott M goes out without crew but hits a honey hole. Zeke goes back to THE CLARK and gets too close to a neighbor's lease. The CHRISTINE ROSE is close to toppling over in a gale.

6

No Snivelin'

Pressure mounts as the fleet reaches the season's halfway mark. The Edge is hampered by a toxic fumes and diving phobia. The Wild Ranger enters a turf war. The Pomrenkes face the law. Will Scott Meisterheim's binge finally bring about his breakdown?

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Dirtville

The season's end is steadily approaching, and every miner's back is against the wall. With debts mounting and feuds escalating, one skipper loads his rifle, another blows his stack, and yet another abandons his crew before hightailing it out of Nome.

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Go Big or Go Home

With Scott MIA, Vernon hires the ANGER MANAGEMENT crew who are sitting dead in the water, but his own crew -- and daughter -- are also MIA. Emily's joke to Zeke sets off their powder keg of frustrations. The Pomrenkes train their third generation dredger.

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Don't Tell Me to Chillax!

Steve Riedel battles to save his job. Shawn Pomrenke heads to prison as his father dredges to save their family compound. A runaway skiff causes Zeke to blow up at diver John Bunce. Nome gathers to crown the fastest gold panner in town.

10

Gold Stress

Weather drives all but the desperate and stubborn in.Shawn and Cody claw their way back to port. Daryl struggles to get back to the dredge after losing his air. Zeke's on the gold, but low balls Emily on her cut. The fleet loses a dredger and friend.

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And No More Shall We Part

Zeke, Emily and Steve mourn their friend John's death. Scott returns from rehab ready to dredge despite the increasing ice and snow. Vernon hires a new diver to replace Steve. Shawn and Cody patch a rapidly increasing hole in the CHRISTINE ROSE's hull.

12

The American Dream

The dredgers break through Nome's frozen harbor for one last shot at gold. Scott Meisterheim's dredging season is headed for failure -- again, but the CHRISTINE ROSE scores big. Zeke blames himself for John Bunce's death.
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1

Fire and Icebergs

Summer dredging season begins. The Pomrenkes have competition from a new megadredge crewed by Scott Meisterheim. Emily's first day as captain goes up in flames. Zeke has a run-in with the law. Steve R is first out, but his crew strands him on an iceberg.

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Off the Deep End

The Pomrenkes have to call for help when rough seas break the CHRISTINE ROSE, pinning it to the ocean floor. Emily's crew set out to re-teach her how to dredge. Rumors swirl but Zeke tells the full story of his disturbing night in jail and the hospital.

3

Burn It Down

The Pomrenkes ask Hank for help getting their barge operating; Zeke wants Emily to pay up; the Kellys contend with claim jumpers.

4

Let the Games Begin

An unexpected visit from the Coast Guard doesn't go well for two dredges. Hank's megadredge is close to claimjumping on CHRISTINE ROSE's honey hole but it still doesn't mean he'll find gold. Will beginner's luck or an old-timer's experience win the day?

5

Who's the Captain?!

Halfway through the summer season, tempers flare and the captains question their crews' loyalty. Shawn threatens to quit the family business. Kris comes to blows with Steve R. Emily rushes Shem to the ER. Hank reaches the end of his patience with Scott.

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10 Lbs. of Gold

The Pomrenkes hit pay dirt and bring in 10 POUNDS of gold. Recently fired Scott swallows his pride and asks Hank for his old job back, but can he last? On the tiny MINNOW, can hot-headed Kris keep the peace with arrogant Glen long enough to get the gold?

7

Backhoe Wars

While Hank tests Mother Nature by staying out dredging in the storm, Shawn races to bring his dredge home. Emily and Glen head far inland to river dredge. Her crew sews seeds of mutiny. Kris almost drowns from faulty equipment and Steve R's inattention.

8

Money Money Money

Shawn and the new backhoe prove he is "Mr. Gold". Vernon and Emily's apologies and promises won't convince their crews to return. Zeke returns with a funky new way to make it rich in Nome. He also ends his friendship with the Riedel family for good.

9

Mr. Gold and the New Kid

Two dredges race to reach a contested claim site; Emily heads out with her new crew; and the Kellys are accused of claim jumping.

10

The Rescue & the Repo

Late summer's worsening weather drives the dredges reluctantly off their honey holes and finally breaks the Kellys, who tell Steve R they quit. While Steve loses MINNOW to the repo man, Glen finally finds his DRAGON. Hank wagers Shawn an ounce of gold.

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The Final Showdown

As Nome Harbor freezes over, the crews head out for one last chance at success. It's battle of the barges when Hank wagers Shawn who can box more gold. Zeke returns to the water. Can Emily pay him off once and for all? The Kellys return with their REAPER.
Episode Description

1

Good Morning, Viet-Nome

A rocky father-son relationship turns explosive in the season premiere.

2

Escape Goat

Steve hopes to mine inland; tensions rise as a storm closes in.

3

Namby-Pamby Mugwumps

The fleet is held up by accidents and staffing issues as the summer season gets going.

4

No Man Left Behind

A plan to mine inland creates tension between family members.

5

Daddy Driving a Caddy

The "best" dredger in Nome decides to quit the fleet; Brad Kelly welcomes a baby girl to the family.

6

Brokedown City

Rough conditions take their toll on men and machines, a breakdown strands the Au Grabber at sea. One of Emily's divers realizes he's too broke to continue dredging.

7

I Quit!

Two family teams part ways; Emily struggles to discipline the divers and it backfires; Kris buys a piece of a dredge.

8

Smoke 'Em Out

The gloves are coming off as the fleet fights for their season goals. Captain Vernon Adkison and Captain Emily Riedel look for last-minute new hires to get them the gold as the summer starts to come to an end..

9

The Battle for Tomcod

Crews fight over a promising claim while Emily faces an unexpected challenge with her new diver.

10

Payback

Family drama ensues as the crews make one last attempt at finding gold before the season ends.

11

Smoke 'Em Out

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1

Countdown to Gold

This winter, strict deadlines force the fleet to take extreme measures. Vern gambles on a state of the art dredge while Shawn ventures into the harsh wilderness in search of the next golden hotspot and Emily unleashes a team of all girl divers on Nome.

2

Girl Drama

With a shortened season, every second counts. But just as the fleet seems set to dial in on the gold, equipment problems cause setbacks, costing each crew precious time under the water.

3

The Quest

Near the midpoint of the shortened mining season, every dredge must hustle to stay on the gold. But in their haste, small miscalculations lead to massive problems, throwing every operation into question.

4

Baggage

Through the halfway point of the ice mining season, every operation is pulling out all the stops to make it pay. But they'll have to contend with the weight of the past before they can land the riches.

5

The Blizzard

With less than a week in the shortest ice mining season on record, every crew is battling the clock. But just when they think it couldn't get any harder, a massive Arctic storm descends on Nome.

6

The Deadline

After a month out on the ice, one day remains in the 2015 ice mining season. For every miner, that's one more day to prove that a season full of risks was worth the cost.
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1

The Gamble

This summer, with the mining grounds picked clean, the fleet bets it all on new tech, claims and opportunities. Shawn must deal with his dad before hitting the Bluff. Meanwhile, Brad attempts to bring his family back together with the promise of an adventure.

2

Pressure

Every dredge must adjust to new situations to stay on the gold; Shawn brings in family to help him reach his goal; the Kellys familiarize themselves with their new claims.

3

Golden Dreams

Shawn deals with a setback on the Christine Rose; Vernon hatches a plan to steal a boat from an old enemy.

4

Father's Day

Shawn looks to give his dad a golden gift for the inland mining operation. Also, he teaches his son a diving lesson.

5

Rock Bottom

Zeke is forced into an unlikely partnership; Shawn is torn between his father's dreams and his own venture; the Kelly's work to reclaim their season; Vern sinks his dredge.

6

Breaking Point

A family fight errupts after Shawn's dad breaks his word; Emily receives news that could end her season; Vern and Derrick keep dredging.

7

Teamwork

The Pomrenkes are on the outs and risk losing their inland mining operation; Derek calls for help after making a dangerous mistakes.

8

Turf War

Shawn Pomrenke prepares to head to the Bluff; Steve Pomrenke completes the first cleanup of the inland mining operation.

9

All In

After waiting for nearly an entire season, Shawn finally gets to take the Christine Rose down to the Bluff. In Nome, Vernon needs to hit it big or he risks losing his $200,000 investment. Zeke and Emily finally find some common ground.

10

Jackpot

After losing out at the Bluff, Shawn finds Derek on his gold spot. As the final gold is weighed, Steve finds out if his inland mining operation was all worth it.

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The Gold Bar

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1

Virgin Ground

A gold rush begins when Shawn Pomrenke offers the fleet access to his virgin claim, rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold.

2

Fear the Reaper

Emily must step up to save the season when Zeke's custom sluice malfunctions; the Kelly clan moves in too close to Vernon's claim; Mr. Gold races to plug a hole that threatens to devastate his empire.

3

The Plague

The flu hits and crews are disabled from dredging while their teams recuperate. Steve Pomrenke makes a fatal mistake that could jeopardize the family's inland ambitions.

4

Double Jeopardy

Halfway through the ice mining season the teams take a huge gamble by bringing in experimental equipment and ex-employees in efforts to double production. But will the efforts pay off or lose everything?

5

Backseat Diver

With only two weeks left in the mining season, the window to mine gold is closing. Zeke's experiment with a double length hose puts his brother in danger. The High Noon's water heater suffers a deadly malfunction and tempers boil on the Wild Ranger.

6

Lady Luck

With only 9 days left in the season, desperation and opportunity start to settle in. A double sluice and lack of divers means that Emily Ridel must face her fear if the Clark is to succeed. Shawn Pomrenke discovers the land sell of a lifetime.

7

Hello Heartache

The miners sacrifice their sleep and their safety to push through the last 3 days of the season.

8

Goodbye Nome

Shawn Pomrenke's master plan is about to pay out.
Episode Description

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Luck of the Irish

Brad, Kris and Andy Kelly came to Nome to make an easy fortune. Things haven’t quite worked out. After years of conflict, the Kellys are hoping to finally transition from rags to riches.

1

Uncharted Waters

As the 2016 summer mining season begins, gold in Nome is drying up, pushing miners to extreme new locations in a desperate search for gold. Zeke heads miles off shore to Sledge Island while Shawn seeks to build his empire with a new claim.

2

Cruel Summer

The miners of Nome continue their far flung explorations in search of new gold. Zeke and Emily head to Sledge Island and Shawn continues his dreams of gold at the Bluff. Meanwhile, the Kelly’s reputation may sink them before the season starts.

3

Hail Mary

Desperate to find new gold, Shawn pushes himself and his equipment to the limit. At Sledge Island, the deeper water triggers dangerous side effects for Zeke. The Kelly’s go upriver for a shot at redemption.

4

Proving Day

Shawn's obsession with the Bluff reaches a tipping point. Zeke and Emily only have enough fuel for one more trip to Sledge Island. Undeterred by obstacles, Nome newcomer, George Young seeks his fortune on the Bering Sea floor.

5

Fickle Fortune

Halfway through the season, Shawn Pomrenke needs to find a massive amount of gold at the Bluff or his empire could be ruined. After the debacle that was Sledge Island, Zeke and Emily reach a breaking point. Meanwhile, Nome newcomer George Young is buried in debt, but remains optimistic.

6

Reaper Madness

Anxious to reverse his fortunes, Zeke makes a dangerous solo dive. The Kellys risk a thirteen mile trip in their rinky dinky dredge. George is desperate to prove he's a capable diver before his brother leaves Nome.

7

Down & Out

A back injury hobbles Shawn. Kris finally puts the Kellys on gold, but the claim owner is having second thoughts. George is in a tight spot when getting gold means defying his brother.

8

Penny Dreadful

At the mouth of the Penny River, Emily saves Zeke from a generator fire. Kris strikes a deal with the last willing claim owner in Nome. George loses his best diver and brings his son, Landen, to dredge in the Bering Sea.

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Penny Dreadful

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Murky Waters

While injured, Shawn depends on his crew and the mercy of the Bering Sea to salvage his empire. Zeke and Emily find a career saving spot, but toxic fumes could threaten more than their season. George faces a final dive and cleanout to determine his fate.

10

No Place Like Nome

The Pomrenkes battle land and sea to vie for new gold rich mining ground. Desperate, Zeke and Emily risk both their life and careers in a dangerous boating maneuver. Kris has one last chance to prove himself as a captain and his mining skills if he wants to stay in Nome.

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Gold Fever

Episode Description

1

Big Cold Gold

Shawn's million dollar Bluff claim is denied, leaving the grounds open to anyone; Kris Kelly drags his family across 70 miles of frozen tundra to what he hopes will be their biggest season yet.

2

Cold War

Shawn and Kris square off when the Kelly family invades Shawn's turf at the Bluff; Emily hits the ice with a crew of veteran miners as she attempts to reclaim her hotspot at Hasting's Creek.

3

Tunnel Vision

Shawn gambles on a risky move. Kris suffers a life threatening air line freeze up and makes a decision about his brother. Zeke attempts his most dangerous dive of his life through twenty feet of ice.