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Point of No Return: January 4, 2013
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.
Dead Men Gather No Gold: January 11, 2013
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.
Nice Guys Finish Last: January 18, 2013
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 anyway. Steve P. works on his "voodoo".
Gold Gettin' Hound Dog: January 25, 2013
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.
Dirtville: February 15, 2013
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.
Go Big or Go Home: March 1, 2013
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.
Don't Tell Me To Chillax!: March 8, 2013
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.
And No More We Shall Part: March 22, 2013
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.
John's passing is a reminder that no matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself is not the answer. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The American Dream: March 20, 2013
SEASON FINALE - 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's death.
Behind the Scenes: April 5, 2013
Bering Sea dredgers are a special kind of crazy, and their camera crews are no different. Freezing conditions, raging seas, barroom brawls are all in a day's work, but telling the stories of loss and self-destruction is the most difficult part of the job.