The Best Episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Last Updated: Apr 2, 2019

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.

The Final Showdown

#1 - The Final Showdown

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 8.10
125 votes
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Mr. Gold and the New Kid

#2 - Mr. Gold and the New Kid

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 7.96
116 votes
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Jackpot

#3 - Jackpot

Season 6 - Episode 10

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 7.94
284 votes
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Burn It Down

#4 - Burn It Down

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

star 7.94
109 votes
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Fire and Icebergs

#5 - Fire and Icebergs

Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.88
119 votes
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Off the Deep End

#6 - Off the Deep End

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.87
116 votes
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The Rescue & the Repo

#7 - The Rescue & the Repo

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.87
120 votes
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Money Money Money

#8 - Money Money Money

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.84
121 votes
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Payback

#9 - Payback

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 7.82
113 votes
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10 Lbs. of Gold

#10 - 10 Lbs. of Gold

Season 3 - Episode 6

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?

star 7.82
110 votes
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Backhoe Wars

#11 - Backhoe Wars

Season 3 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.80
113 votes
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Who's the Captain?!

#12 - Who's the Captain?!

Season 3 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.77
100 votes
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Let the Games Begin

#13 - Let the Games Begin

Season 3 - Episode 4

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?

star 7.76
101 votes
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Bad Vibrations

#14 - Bad Vibrations

Season 1 - Episode 7

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?

star 7.76
95 votes
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Turf War

#15 - Turf War

Season 6 - Episode 8

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

star 7.75
267 votes
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The American Dream

#16 - The American Dream

Season 2 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.75
99 votes
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I Quit!

#17 - I Quit!

Season 4 - Episode 7

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

star 7.74
138 votes
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Eureka

#18 - Eureka

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.72
89 votes
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Proving Day

#19 - Proving Day

Season 8 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.72
422 votes
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King of Nome

#20 - King of Nome

Season 10 - Episode 11

Desperate to be Nome's gold king, Shawn risks the Christine Rose in dangerous waters. Ken struggles to free the Myrtle from the harbor. Emily fights a fouled airline and Kris attempts one more dive at the Bluff.

star 7.71
180 votes
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Innovate & Overcome

#21 - Innovate & Overcome

Season 10 - Episode 10

In a race against winter, Shawn extends his sluice to get more gold; Ken pushes the Myrtle 24 hours a day; Emily tangles with the tide; Kris battles a bed of quartz; George enjoys a season-ending dive with his son.

star 7.71
179 votes
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Bigger and Badder

#22 - Bigger and Badder

Season 10 - Episode 12

In a shocking confrontation, Nome's top two miners Shawn and Ken come face to face after a season of squaring off, having revolutionized mining with bigger, badder, gold-grabbing machines; secrets are revealed through never-before-seen footage.

star 7.70
125 votes
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No Man Left Behind

#23 - No Man Left Behind

Season 4 - Episode 4

A plan to mine inland creates tension between family members.

star 7.69
146 votes
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Teamwork

#24 - Teamwork

Season 6 - Episode 7

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

star 7.67
279 votes
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Enter A Titan

#25 - Enter A Titan

Season 10 - Episode 1

Newcomer Ken Kerr and the 600-ton beast Myrtle Irene threaten Shawn's plan to build his megadredge; the elements jeopardize Emily's plan to dive deeper; Kris heads to The Bluff with a new dredge, but faces complications.

star 7.67
226 votes
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