The BEST Episodes of Edge of Alaska

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Network: Discovery

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?

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Deadwood Forest

#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.

star 7.88
193 votes
Spring Fever

#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.

star 7.82
153 votes
The Stranger

#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.

star 7.80
211 votes
The Cave In

#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.

star 7.73
216 votes
Devil's Bargain

#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.

star 7.72
199 votes
Crossing Thin Ice

#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.

star 7.69
177 votes
No Surrender

#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.

star 7.66
180 votes
Deal With The Devil

#8 - Deal With The Devil

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2017

star 7.64
118 votes
The Old Man on the Mountain

#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.

star 7.62
189 votes
Wolves at the Door

#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.

star 7.62
122 votes

#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.

star 7.62
132 votes
Frost and Found

#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.

star 7.62
152 votes
Winds of Change

#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.

star 7.62
112 votes
Big Bad Wolf

#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.

star 7.60
136 votes
Fight For McCarthy

#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.

star 7.58
192 votes
Thaw & Order

#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.

star 7.55
173 votes
The Breakup

#17 - The Breakup

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 11, 2015

Wolves are threatening the livestock. Later, Tim retreats to his mountain-top summit.

star 7.54
81 votes

#18 - Barnstorm

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2017

star 7.49
104 votes
Brave New McCarthy

#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.

star 7.48
90 votes
The Motherlode

#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.

star 7.44
135 votes
McCarthy Rising

#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.

star 7.41
124 votes
The Thaw

#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.

star 7.40
149 votes
The End of the Frontier

#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.

star 7.39
82 votes
The Last Stand

#24 - The Last Stand

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

A showdown looms in McCarthy in the Season 1 finale.

star 7.37
123 votes
Dying Days Of Winter

#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.

star 7.36
102 votes