Alaska: The Last Frontier

The WORST episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Following the Kilchers provides a look into life off the grid, where going without running water and electricity and having limited contact with the outside world is part of the daily routine. While capturing the spirit of pioneer living is never easy, Alaska: The Last Frontier transports you to a place where day-to-day life is truly different from what we know.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: Discovery
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Spring Has Sprung
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7.07
61 votes

#1 - Spring Has Sprung

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/9/2012

Spring finally arrives on the homestead. Atz Lee enlists his father, Atz, on an early spring black bear hunt, hoping to redeem his failed hunt last fall. Meanwhile, Atz Lee's wife, Jane, endures the open seas alone while fishing for king salmon. Eivin mills lumber and takes on the first build of the season, a large chicken coop to maintain their crucial food source, while also helping his wife, Eve, find a rogue cannibal hen.

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Dead Of Winter
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7.10
91 votes

#2 - Dead Of Winter

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/2012

The extended Kilcher family struggle to get through a record-breaking harsh winter. Desperate for food, Atz Lee and Jane venture into the brutal elements in search of food, hoping that ice fishing and hunting will supply their needs. Patriarchs Otto and Atz embark on a dangerous mission to bring aid to a fellow homesteader.

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Homestead Hardships
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7.16
102 votes

#3 - Homestead Hardships

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/2015

The challenges of living on the remote and rugged Kilcher homestead are sometimes unforgiving. Life in this raw, untamed wilderness means keeping family close and firearms closer. This episode uses existing footage from previous shows, with the last few minutes devoted to previewing the rest of Season 5.

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Cycle of Life
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7.30
125 votes

#4 - Cycle of Life

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/27/2015

The cycle of life on the homestead is continuous. Otto & Charlotte attempt to resuscitate a stillborn calf while Eve learns that taking life during a hunt isn't easy. The Kilchers say goodbye to Bruce Willard as Eivin & Eve welcome new life with Findlay

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Fueling the Fire
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7.32
178 votes

#5 - Fueling the Fire

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/5/2012

The first storm of winter approaches as the family races to finish preparing for the next eight months; Atz herds cattle across flooded glacial rivers.

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New Beginnings
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7.36
125 votes

#6 - New Beginnings

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/10/2016

Otto and Charlotte build a staircase at the homestead. Elsewhere, Atz Lee comes to an important realization about his recovery while Eiven and Eve welcome a new family member.

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Legacies Live On
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7.36
22 votes

#7 - Legacies Live On

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/16/2020

Eivin and Eve build an epic homestead-style treehouse. Atz Lee, Jane and Etienne stock their freezers with trout while Otto and August refurbish an old tractor.

Loaded for Bear
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7.38
85 votes

#8 - Loaded for Bear

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/2/2014

Atz Lee and Jane venture out in a risky hunt for black bear, but instead come face to face with a massive grizzly. Using the constructor, Otto and Eivin race the tide to transport and introduce two new bulls into the family herd at the head of the bay.

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A Hunt Above the Clouds
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7.38
55 votes

#9 - A Hunt Above the Clouds

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/11/2015

Atz and Bonnie battle the sea; Otto, Charlotte and August face off with brown bears.

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The Fall
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7.41
95 votes

#10 - The Fall

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/6/2015

After a feverish summer of work, the Kilchers prepare for winter. Included: Eivin scales treacherous peaks to fill his freezer; Otto helps with Shane's cabin build, while it takes a perilous turn; and for Atz Lee, one fateful step leads to catastrophe.

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Snow, Cold and Darkness
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7.41
212 votes

#11 - Snow, Cold and Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/12/2012

The early winter storms have left the entire homestead unprepared. A desperate search for a newborn calf and its mother forces Otto's wife and their youngest son into a night snowstorm while Otto is away building shelter for his herd.

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On the Move
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7.42
84 votes

#12 - On the Move

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/26/2014

Life returns to the homestead in the spring; tensions are high on the annual Kilcher cattle drive; Otto tries to maintain control of his crew.

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The Last Straw
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7.42
12 votes

#13 - The Last Straw

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/25/2016

Otto receives a terrifying house call, and the prognosis is grim. Atz Lee’s return to the Hunter’s Cabin is rudely interrupted, and he turns to a veteran homesteader for help. The Kilchers join forces to protect Shane’s cabin from winter’s fury.

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One Small Flush for Man
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7.42
95 votes

#14 - One Small Flush for Man

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2015

As spring draws to a close, Otto and August dig into a monumental plumbing project. Included: Eivin attempts to help, but loses control of his truck; Atz Sr. searches for two predators threatening the Kilcher property; Atz Lee and Jane give Shane a hand with his cabin.

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Homesteading The Next Generation
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7.43
89 votes

#15 - Homesteading The Next Generation

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/28/2018

Yule Kilcher's legacy has survived on perseverance and the commitment of his family and a community of fellow homesteaders, but in order for that dream to continue, a new generation of young homesteaders must rise up and carry the torch.

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Holly Jolly Homesteading
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7.44
85 votes

#16 - Holly Jolly Homesteading

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/2018

This Christmas, it's the first-ever Couples Secret Santa. And this year, the Kilchers film themselves making inventive homemade gifts.

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Hard Road Home
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7.44
87 votes

#17 - Hard Road Home

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/13/2015

Otto and Charlotte set out on an urgent rescue mission; Atz Sr., Eivin, Shane and Nikos come together to help Atz Lee.

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Claims, Cans and Cabins
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7.44
48 votes

#18 - Claims, Cans and Cabins

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/4/2015

Otto, Eivin & August scramble to stake a claim on 10 tons of priceless steel on a distant beach. At the head of the bay, Atz Sr. & Bonnie team up with Atz Lee and Jane to stockpile salmon for the upcoming winter. Shane & Kelli break ground on their cabin.

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A Very Kilcher Christmas
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7.44
113 votes

#19 - A Very Kilcher Christmas

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/20/2015

The Kilchers create homemade gifts for their loved ones; Otto has an explosive gift for Charlotte; Jane builds a musical present for Atz Lee; Eivin constructs a dual-use vehicle.

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Extreme Seasons
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7.44
79 votes

#20 - Extreme Seasons

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/26/2014

The Kilchers adapt to the seasons; rescuing calves; swarms of mosquitoes; Otto tries to live down his fisherman's curse.

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Greener Pastures
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7.45
84 votes

#21 - Greener Pastures

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/9/2014

The Kilchers race to finish a year’s worth of work in just four months. To fill their freezer, Atz Lee and Jane chase the first salmon run of the season, while Otto and Eivin bolster the homestead’s defenses to contain their unruly cattle herd.

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Fall Bear Fall
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7.45
97 votes

#22 - Fall Bear Fall

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/25/2015

With bear season nearly over, the pressure is on Jane & Atz Lee as they set out for their last hunt of the year. While searching for berries, Atz Sr. & Bonnie encounter a black bear of their own. Otto & Charlotte transport precious cargo.

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Waste Not, Want Not
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7.45
77 votes

#23 - Waste Not, Want Not

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/16/2014

Otto, Charlotte, Eivin & Eve harvest a sterile cow to stock up on meat for winter, repurposing its byproducts to make homesteader soap, and tanning its hide for building corrals. At the head of the bay, Atz Sr.’s range riding skills are tested.

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Blood, Sweat & Beers
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7.47
124 votes

#24 - Blood, Sweat & Beers

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/11/2015

The Kilchers team up to tame the land after a winter of record-setting warm temperatures. As Otto & Eivin tackle turning raw wilderness into a source of food for generations to come, Atz Sr. battles the elements and a menace at the head of the bay.

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Fear and Floating
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7.47
109 votes

#25 - Fear and Floating

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2015

Spring arrives on the homestead. Included: Atz and Atz Lee attempt to tame wild stallions at the head of the bay; at the same time, Otto, Eivin, Charlotte and Jane must innovate to protect their calves and overcome threats to their herd.

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