The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.