Bering Sea Gold: Winter, Lose, or Draw, 14.01
Summary: Worst winter in 100 years forecast for Nome. Crews get started and a storm comes up.
Mr. Gold is targeting a hot spot on Tomcod he found on the Myrtle Irene in the summer. He’s $2 million in debt. Brings in Joe Fulwood - Nome’s best diver. Lots of talk of big boy panties and girls’ skinny jeans. Needs a couple hundred oz to stay in the game. Gets a dive in but the blizzard runs them off the ice.
Episode Total: 10.2 oz
Zeke is finding himself again and aiming high with an 8 oz gold goal. His brother Gabe and Shlomo(?) and Stormy the dog are helping him. Setting up close to town because the weather is looking bad. Drilling holes and Stormy steals a tape measure. Narrator makes bad dog puns. The crew gets caught mining in rapidly deteriorating blizzard conditions.
Zeke “Dude I don’t know that looks like some of that, like, murky, like, weird, like, goopy stuff, like you know what I’m saying?”
Shlomo(?) “Technical nomenclature”
“Did I drop my tape measure in the ice hole? I think I might have”
“It’s been a few years since I’ve been under the ice. It’s terrifying”
Kris got a brand new 8-inch operation in California in the off-season on credit. Looking to get 25 oz to pay back his $15,000 loan. Working the McCully claim. His Amazon shipment is in and he has to put the whole operation together with Turtle, Andy, and James from the Mistress. Featuring “the coffin” insulated sluice box. Diesel Don talks Kris out of going out in the storm.
Kris: “What excites me about this ice mining season? F***, I hate ice mining let me tell you.”
Diesel Don: “I’m not in a rush to become a statistic”
Andy on the coffin sluice: “When my brother dies I’m shipping this down to wherever he is and burying his a** in this”
Kris: “Sorry I was kind of in a bad mood today trying to put together these last little bits.”
Brad: “You better tell Andy that”
Kris: “F*** Andy”
Steve the wild card is bringing ice mining experience to Zeke’s crew - helping cut holes and tender - and longing for a compass.
Vernon is mining social media at the bar instead of the Bering Sea. Concerning “Vern” vs “Vernon,” he preaches about enunciating words properly in a southern drawl.
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