The BEST Episodes of Edge of Alaska
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021
Hidden deep in the wilderness of eastern Alaska and built during the Gold Rush as Alaska's original 'Sin City', only 42 residents currently brave the extreme conditions in McCarthy. It's an isolated outlaw town - a refuge for people who don’t want to be found that’s surrounded by extreme wilderness over 100 miles from the authorities where young men go to prove themselves and old outlaws go to die; hunters, gold miners, gunsmiths, and survivalists who reside in this 'Old West' town are willing to risk their lives to live truly free. While some believe in continuing the town’s frontier way of life, others feel the future of McCarthy depends on dragging itself into the modern age. Which way of life will reign supreme?
#1 - Deadwood Forest
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 27, 2016
Neil faces setbacks as he begins the first Mother Lode tour. Elsewhere, Jeremy and Gary go bear hunting.
#2 - Spring Fever
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2017
McCarthy comes together for the biggest barn raising in its history. Only one thing stands between Jeremy and self-sufficiency, but its his riskiest project yet. To support her newborn, Jenny builds a rocket stove. Neil prepares to sell the town.
#3 - The Stranger
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 6, 2016
Neil’s new hotel project is over budget so his investing partner moves to push him out of his oldest business. Jeremy and his boys go on a supply run for hay and return with Jason Lobo. Jenny Rosenbaum makes a life-changing discovery.
#4 - The Cave In
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 20, 2016
Neil pushes the town closer to the edge as he begins the first Mother Lode tour; Jeremy and Gary embark on a bear hunt but encounter something even more dangerous.
#5 - Devil's Bargain
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 30, 2016
Neil seeks help from McCarthy’s unlikeliest resident to pursue his mine tour project. Local legend Tim gets a reminder of home when Mark pays a surprise visit. Jeremy treks to the Mother Lode to see what Neil has in store for the town’s future.
#6 - Crossing Thin Ice
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2017
When Jeremy crosses a frozen river in a two-ton bulldozer, he finds himself on thin ice; Jenny takes on a dangerous survival mission with her newborn baby in tow; Neil's business partner returns to town with big news.
#7 - No Surrender
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 18, 2016
McCarthy mainstay Mark seeks out a rare local treasure to welcome home old timer Tim; at long last Neil opens the Mother Lode mine to the public for tourism, but his partnership with Jeremy puts the Keller family's future in the town at a crossroads.
#8 - Deal With The Devil
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2017
#9 - The Old Man on the Mountain
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 11, 2016
Tim returns to McCarthy and the Nizina River threatens Jeremy's hopes of growing a farm. Later, a shortcut to McCarthy brings the city closer to becoming a tourist attraction.
#10 - Wolves at the Door
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 14, 2015
A wolf pack descends on the frontier town forcing the residents to have to work together to get rid of them.
#11 - Uprooted
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2017
The town works together to recover from a powerful storm; Jeremy discovers his barn is destroyed; Mark must clear dangerously damaged trees before it's too late; Lobo makes a tough trip with valuable but fragile loot.
#12 - Frost and Found
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 2017
Jeremy and his sons search the frozen wilderness for a lost bulldozer to sustain his family farmstead; Mark sets out to show his new fiancée the beauty of McCarthy, but finds danger; Neil makes a last-ditch attempt to save his dream.
#13 - Winds of Change
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2017
Bears threaten Jenny and her newborn when they get stranded on an island in a storm; Jeremy gets his farmstead up and running, but unfinished business gets in the way; bad blood and a build gone bad make Neil regret a deal with Jeremy.
#14 - Big Bad Wolf
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2017
A bulldozer breakdown sends Jeremy on a cross-country journey. A wolf stalks Jenny and her baby.
#15 - Fight For McCarthy
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 23, 2016
In McCarthy, Neil Darish is on the brink of reopening the Motherlode mine for tourism, but a new arrival puts Neil’s empire at risk. And to grow his family's farm, Jeremy Keller begins a new venture, and an unlikely alliance is formed by two rivals.
#16 - Thaw & Order
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 13, 2016
A new era is upon McCarthy. Big money brings even bigger change as plans for tourism at the Mother Lode mine push forward. And as the last days of winter threaten life as they know it, McCarthy locals must once again band together.
#17 - The Breakup
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 11, 2015
Wolves are threatening the livestock. Later, Tim retreats to his mountain-top summit.
#18 - Barnstorm
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2017
#19 - Brave New McCarthy
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 2, 2015
Neil defies both nature and locals by developing his mine tour. However, a line is drawn in the sand after his secret construction project is discovered. Meanwhile, tragedy forces one of McCarthy's best to fight for their life.
#20 - The Motherlode
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 28, 2014
Hidden in McCarthy is the largest man-made ruin in the world - and Neil wants to open it up to tourists. Jenny finds a secret creek that holds gold and must pack a raft to inspect the claim.
#21 - McCarthy Rising
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 5, 2014
An emergency meeting is held in an attempt to stop plans to create an electrical grid in McCarthy.
#22 - The Thaw
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 7, 2014
As seasons change in McCarthy, the town is haunted by its darkest day. The icy ground thaws into a quagmire, and old-timer Tim Mischel is marooned at his remote cabin. Neil and Jeremy's frozen truce is set on fire.
#23 - The End of the Frontier
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 25, 2015
Neil breaks through to the Mother Lode mine; the locals battle waking bears; Jeremy and his son set up a tree stand; Jenny hunts the bear that has been stalking her cabin.
#24 - The Last Stand
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2014
A showdown looms in McCarthy in the Season 1 finale.
#25 - Dying Days Of Winter
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 4, 2015
In the dying days of winter, McCarthy locals join forces to survive wolf attacks and starvation, but the plan to open the frontier to the outside world turns residents against each other when locals night at the golden saloon turns into a free for all.