The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Network: Discovery

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.

Freezer Burn

#1 - Freezer Burn

Season 12 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

When the temperature plummets to a season low, Shawn fights frozen ground with steam heat. Kris' hot plan to beat the cold fizzles quickly. Vernon gambles on a new spot.

star 8.03
115 votes
Up in Flames

#2 - Up in Flames

Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 25, 2020

As an arctic blizzard wreaks havoc across Nome; Kris finds gold under the ice, but fire erupts overhead; Shawn struggles to rescue his operation; Emily risks it all on a double dive; Vernon leans on a diver making her comeback.

star 8.03
108 votes
Cold Man and the Sea

#3 - Cold Man and the Sea

Season 12 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 11, 2020

Shawn races to prove the viability of the TOMCOD; Kris makes amends with his crew; Brad dives for the first time in five years; Emily tries to break her ice season curse.

star 7.98
112 votes

#4 - Jackpot

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

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.

star 7.96
321 votes
 Frozen Chokehold

#5 - Frozen Chokehold

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 7, 2020

Only days into the winter mining season, a regulator freeze up cuts off Shawn's air supply. Emily negotiates with Mr. Gold for season-saving coordinates. Vernon returns to the ice with an eye to buy Claim 16. The Kellys get on some gold.

star 7.94
127 votes
Dive Hard With a Vengeance

#6 - Dive Hard With a Vengeance

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 19, 2020

After the raging storm, Ken learns the Myrtle Irene's fate. Shawn uses a new tool to hunt for new hotspots. Emily brings on a new crew member from her past. Vernon tries his luck at river mining. Kris gambles on an alliance to turn his season around.

star 7.93
143 votes
Dredge Men Tell No Tales

#7 - Dredge Men Tell No Tales

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 12, 2020

With a massive storm about to hit Nome, Shawn & Ken push their operations to the brink to get one last score in. Emily gambles on untested ground. Kris battles bad attitudes. One dredge pushes too far into the storm, forcing its crew to abandon ship.

star 7.93
140 votes
The Final Showdown

#8 - The Final Showdown

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 21, 2014

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.

star 7.92
189 votes
No More Mr. Ice Guys

#9 - No More Mr. Ice Guys

Season 12 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 2, 2020

Shawn pushes himself and his equipment to the edge; Kris and the Kellys recover from the engine shack fire; Vernon pitches his operation to a big-time investor.

star 7.92
109 votes
How It All Pans Out

#10 - How It All Pans Out

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 24, 2020

In the midst of the season-ending storm, Emily plays chicken with Mother Nature, but may lose her diver in the process. Ken pushes the Myrtle to its max. Elaine proves herself to Vern by calling the shots.

star 7.90
125 votes
The Sound of Money

#11 - The Sound of Money

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2019

Vernon and his crew get stranded in the Yukon; Shawn finds a good luck charm in his son, and Ken suffers a mechanical setback

star 7.90
191 votes

#12 - Payback

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 15, 2015

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

star 7.90
175 votes
Snow Blind

#13 - Snow Blind

Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 21, 2020

The clock ticks as an impending arctic storm gathers strength; Shawn can't quit the gold; Kris gambles on another rookie miner; Emily finds gold but her equipment fails; Vernon risks everything to test Claim 16.

star 7.87
111 votes
Burn It Down

#14 - Burn It Down

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 27, 2013

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

star 7.87
228 votes
The Ice Mine Cometh

#15 - The Ice Mine Cometh

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 31, 2020

Winter has come -- along with the thinnest, most unpredictable ice in decades. After three years, Shawn returns to diving under the ice in pursuit of the Tomcod claim. Kris tries to set up and mine in one day. Emily's dependable Claim 14 shocks her.

star 7.86
126 votes
Total Meltdown

#16 - Total Meltdown

Season 12 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 4, 2020

Suffering the icy burn of possible defeat, Kris wrecks his 3-diver relay plan and abandons his crew. Shawn is forced to question TOMCOD. Emily returns home to Claim 14. Vernon gambles on the edge of the ice.

star 7.85
110 votes
Sweet Child o' Mining

#17 - Sweet Child o' Mining

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired May 29, 2020

Shawn gets his first taste of the shifting seabed. Ken tries a new perspective to find new ground. Kris and Emily each try out greenhorn divers to boost their productivity, but the plan grinds to a halt for one of them.

star 7.85
133 votes
Ready, Claim, Fire

#18 - Ready, Claim, Fire

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 5, 2020

Tensions fly as Brad leads The Reaper into hostile waters where Emily defends Claim 14 from claim jumpers. Shawn hunts an elusive pay-streak. Ken puts a risky Myrtle Irene repair to the test.

star 7.84
134 votes
Gold Blooded

#19 - Gold Blooded

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Shawn pushes the Christine Rose to its maximum work depth. Emily faces an exhausted diver.

star 7.84
164 votes
Winter Take All

#20 - Winter Take All

Season 12 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 9, 2020

As the miners rush to solid ground before the ice vanishes, Mr. Gold outlasts the fleet to secure TOMCOD. Kris assembles a makeshift operation. Emily rolls the dice on one last dive and Vernon hightails it to land on dangerous ice.

star 7.84
104 votes
Missing in Action

#21 - Missing in Action

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

Ken and Shawn halt their operations to help in the search and rescue of a missing miner; Vern goes full bore on the Bering Sea.

star 7.84
152 votes
Hello Heartache

#22 - Hello Heartache

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

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

star 7.83
383 votes
Mr. Gold and the New Kid

#23 - Mr. Gold and the New Kid

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 7, 2014

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

star 7.83
181 votes
Second Wind

#24 - Second Wind

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired May 11, 2018

The Bering Sea battle heats up as Shawn bets big on a new discovery he hopes will keep him ahead of Ken's massive dredge; the Kellys are forced to find new ground; Emily nearly boils a diver alive.

star 7.82
248 votes
Double Down

#25 - Double Down

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 2019

Despite the worst conditions in a decade, the miners hedge their bets as Shawn and Ken go head to head with their largest ships ever. Emily confronts the elements while Kris leads his family with a newfound determination.

star 7.82
197 votes