Bering Sea Gold

The WORST episodes of Bering Sea Gold

Every episode of Bering Sea Gold ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Bering Sea Gold!

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.

Last Updated: 8/17/2022Network: Discovery
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Go Big or Go Home
star
6.95
242 votes

#1 - Go Big or Go Home

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/2013

With Scott MIA, Vernon hires the Anchor Management crew who are sitting dead in the water, but his own crew -- and daughter -- are also MIA. Emily's joke to Zeke sets off their powder keg of frustrations. The Pomrenkes train their third generation dredger.

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A Viking Funeral
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7.11
305 votes

#2 - A Viking Funeral

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/17/2012

The season is halfway over, and tensions are running high as the dredgers search for new sweet spots. An accident with the 15 ton excavator threatens to end one deckhand's season...

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Captaincy
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7.12
328 votes

#3 - Captaincy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/24/2012

A season of simmering grievances comes to a boil. Wild Ranger owner Vern fires one of his crew. Emily falling overboard and a blocked sluice box test Zeke's patience. Rocks falling out of a faulty sluice box rain down on solo-diving Scott Foster's head.

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Point of No Return
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7.12
258 votes

#4 - Point of No Return

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2013

The Pomrenkes get off to a bad start with family squabbles and a $25K bill. Zeke and Scott M have powerful new dredges but can they rely on their crew of friends? Vernon goes all in, gambling all his savings and his deckhand daughter.

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Gold Gettin' Hound Dog
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7.16
277 votes

#5 - Gold Gettin' Hound Dog

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/25/2013

Big swells and bigger tempers take over the Bering Sea. Inexperience and equipment problems cause more than a few tantrums, while big swells and bad conditions make some miners lose their lunch.

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Don't Tell Me to Chillax!
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7.21
235 votes

#6 - Don't Tell Me to Chillax!

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2013

Steve Riedel battles to save his job. Shawn Pomrenke heads to prison as his father dredges to save their family compound. A runaway skiff causes Zeke to blow up at diver John Bunce. Nome gathers to crown the fastest gold panner in town.

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Baggage
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7.23
256 votes

#7 - Baggage

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/25/2015

Through the halfway point of the ice mining season, every operation is pulling out all the stops to make it pay. But they'll have to contend with the weight of the past before they can land the riches.

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No Snivelin'
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7.23
295 votes

#8 - No Snivelin'

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/8/2013

Pressure mounts as the fleet reaches the season's halfway mark. The Edge is hampered by a toxic fumes and diving phobia. The Wild Ranger enters a turf war. The Pomrenkes face the law. Will Scott Meisterheim's binge finally bring about his breakdown?

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Reaper Madness
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7.23
452 votes

#9 - Reaper Madness

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/8/2017

Anxious to reverse his fortunes, Zeke makes a dangerous solo dive. The Kellys risk a thirteen mile trip in their rinky dinky dredge. George is desperate to prove he's a capable diver before his brother leaves Nome.

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Pressure
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7.24
328 votes

#10 - Pressure

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/6/2016

Every dredge must adjust to new situations to stay on the gold; Shawn brings in family to help him reach his goal; the Kellys familiarize themselves with their new claims.

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The Bitter End
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7.27
295 votes

#11 - The Bitter End

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/16/2012

Winter sets in. The now short staffed crews try to go out once more before the ice blocks them in. Each on their own, Emily salvages and Scott M. finds salvation. The crews take their earnings and face off at an auction for next year's dredging grounds.

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And No More Shall We Part
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7.28
309 votes

#12 - And No More Shall We Part

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/2013

Zeke, Emily and Steve mourn their friend John's death. Scott returns from rehab ready to dredge despite the increasing ice and snow. Vernon hires a new diver to replace Steve. Shawn and Cody patch a rapidly increasing hole in the CHRISTINE ROSE's hull.

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Escape Goat
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7.32
209 votes

#13 - Escape Goat

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/20/2015

Steve hopes to mine inland; tensions rise as a storm closes in.

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Dirtville
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7.32
264 votes

#14 - Dirtville

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/15/2013

The season's end is steadily approaching, and every miner's back is against the wall. With debts mounting and feuds escalating, one skipper loads his rifle, another blows his stack, and yet another abandons his crew before hightailing it out of Nome.

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Bad Vibrations
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7.33
329 votes

#15 - Bad Vibrations

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/9/2012

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?

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Big Cold Gold
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7.35
428 votes

#16 - Big Cold Gold

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/11/2017

Shawn's million dollar Bluff claim is denied, leaving the grounds open to anyone; Kris Kelly drags his family across 70 miles of frozen tundra to what he hopes will be their biggest season yet.

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Fickle Fortune
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7.36
484 votes

#17 - Fickle Fortune

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/1/2017

Halfway through the season, Shawn Pomrenke needs to find a massive amount of gold at the Bluff or his empire could be ruined. After the debacle that was Sledge Island, Zeke and Emily reach a breaking point. Meanwhile, Nome newcomer George Young is buried in debt, but remains optimistic.

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Girl Drama
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7.36
240 votes

#18 - Girl Drama

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/11/2015

With a shortened season, every second counts. But just as the fleet seems set to dial in on the gold, equipment problems cause setbacks, costing each crew precious time under the water.

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Down & Out
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7.37
509 votes

#19 - Down & Out

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/15/2017

A back injury hobbles Shawn. Kris finally puts the Kellys on gold, but the claim owner is having second thoughts. George is in a tight spot when getting gold means defying his brother.

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Good Morning, Viet-Nome
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7.38
242 votes

#20 - Good Morning, Viet-Nome

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/13/2015

A rocky father-son relationship turns explosive in the season premiere.

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Uncharted Waters
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7.38
537 votes

#21 - Uncharted Waters

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/1/2017

As the 2016 summer mining season begins, gold in Nome is drying up, pushing miners to extreme new locations in a desperate search for gold. Zeke heads miles off shore to Sledge Island while Shawn seeks to build his empire with a new claim.

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No Country for Cold Men
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7.40
121 votes

#22 - No Country for Cold Men

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/9/2021

Shawn and Vernon hope to double down with back-to-back divers; Zeke faces an undetected flooding nightmare; the Kellys run into a hose shortage that forces them to pivot.

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Three's Company
star
7.41
393 votes

#23 - Three's Company

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/1/2017

Shawn searches for a paystreak boulder to fund his Megadredge, but when it's flipped his season may have taken a turn for the worse. Kris' dream of a 24 hour operation starts with a night crew, but he may wake up to a nightmare. If Emily's last shot fails, she may have to think bigger.

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Fear the Reaper
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7.42
415 votes

#24 - Fear the Reaper

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/2/2016

Emily must step up to save the season when Zeke's custom sluice malfunctions; the Kelly clan moves in too close to Vernon's claim; Mr. Gold races to plug a hole that threatens to devastate his empire.

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Eureka
star
7.42
268 votes

#25 - Eureka

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/2/2012

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.

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