The BEST Episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022

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.

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Last Call

#1 - Last Call

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 2, 2021

The miners have just 24 hours left to make or break their season.

star 8.10
104 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 7.98
124 votes
Freezer Burn

#3 - 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 7.97
132 votes
Legend vs. Underdog

#4 - Legend vs. Underdog

Season 14 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 28, 2021

Top contenders Shawn and Vernon battle it out for their final haul in the face of a storm ready to knock them off the ice. Zeke risks one last move. Kris hopes to pull enough to set up his summer.

star 7.97
86 votes
Goldslingers

#5 - Goldslingers

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 30, 2021

With new claims up for grabs, old faces return to Nome's wild west as Mr. Gold launches his biggest season. Kris' Elim plan hits a hiccup. Vernon hustles to assemble his dream team. Emily searches for her own claim. Zeke attempts an ambitious creation.

star 7.96
113 votes
Dredge Men Tell No Tales

#6 - 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 7.96
150 votes
Jackpot

#7 - 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
322 votes
Cold Man and the Sea

#8 - 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 7.92
129 votes
The Final Showdown

#9 - 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
192 votes
Naked and Unafraid

#10 - Naked and Unafraid

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 4, 2021

Shawn pulls an all-nighter with the revamped Myrtle. The Kellys' season might be saved with a little help. Emily acts quick in a dangerous situation. Vernon hopes hiring Steve again won't be a mistake. Zeke enlists his brother to get them on gold.

star 7.92
113 votes
Dive Hard With a Vengeance

#11 - 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 7.90
154 votes
No More Mr. Ice Guys

#12 - 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 7.90
123 votes
 Frozen Chokehold

#13 - 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 7.90
142 votes
The Sound of Money

#14 - 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
199 votes
Payback

#15 - 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
177 votes
Papa's Got a Brand New Dredge

#16 - Papa's Got a Brand New Dredge

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired May 14, 2021

Shawn must get the remastered Myrtle Irene onto the water. Zeke bets on himself by helping on Vernon's claim. Emily hopes to add to her all-star squad. Kris and his sceptic crew finally head to Elim.

star 7.90
115 votes
A Dredge Full of Dollars

#17 - A Dredge Full of Dollars

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired May 7, 2021

Shawn strikes a deal with Dave Young that comes with a ticking clock. Zeke's new dredge Black Swan debuts on the Bering Sea. Kris' backup plan wildly backfires. Vernon and Emily seek out their own claims.

star 7.89
113 votes
Mining on a Prayer

#18 - Mining on a Prayer

Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 21, 2021

Kris must move fast in the face of a life-threatening incident. Vernon pushes a diver for a personal record. Shawn deals with a crack in the ice to keep on the trail of the Tomcod jackpot. Zeke sees signs of life just as his season is coming to an end.

star 7.88
93 votes
How It All Pans Out

#19 - 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 7.87
142 votes
Burn It Down

#20 - 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 7.86
230 votes
Gold Blooded

#21 - 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 7.85
172 votes
Missing in Action

#22 - 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 7.85
158 votes
Machine Gun Kellys

#23 - Machine Gun Kellys

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired May 28, 2021

The Kellys face gunfire from angry locals in Elim. Shawn injures himself on the Myrtle. Emily loses her rock-solid diver. Vernon finds a secret golden spot. The Black Swan finally gets on gold.

star 7.85
112 votes
Double Down

#24 - 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 7.85
207 votes
Ready, Claim, Fire

#25 - 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
144 votes
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