Gold Rush: White Water (2018–…): Season 4, Episode 4 - Enter the Mammoth Claw - full transcript

Dustin's crew is finally down to virgin ground but discovers their equipment is no match for the giant boulders at Rockfall Ravine, so Wes fabricates a new tool for their arsenal -- The Mammoth Claw. Fred puts greenhorn Scott to the test.

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Wes: CARLOS!
COME SEE SOME GOLD, MAN.

Carlos: WHAT DO WE GOT
GOING ON HERE?

Narrator:
FOUR WEEKS INTO A SEASON CUT
SHORT BY A GLOBAL LOCKDOWN,

DUSTIN AND HIS CREW
ARE ALREADY ON THE GOLD.

Dustin:
WE'RE STILL JUST CLEANING OUT
THE HOLE THAT WE DUG LAST YEAR.

AND THERE IS GOLD IN IT.

James: THIS IS FROM
OUR FIRST THREE DIVES.

1.325 OUNCES.
HOLY [BLEEP].

THAT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT OVER AN
OUNCE AND A QUARTER IN NUGGETS.

-IN NUGGETS.
-IT'S PRETTY AMAZING.

ALMOST AN OUNCE AND A HALF



WITH JUST THE STUFF
WE PICKED OFF THE TOP.

THIS IS LIKE FIVE, SIX HOURS
OF DIVE RIGHT THERE,

AND THAT'S ALREADY OVER
AN OUNCE AND A QUARTER?

YEAH, DUDE.

REMEMBER, GUYS,
THIS IS ALL FLOOD GOLD.

WAIT TILL WE GET
TO THE VIRGIN GROUND BENEATH IT.

Carlos:
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, WHERE
IT'S JUST GOLD, GOLD, GOLD.

THAT'S DREAM COMES TRUE, MAN.

THAT'S NEXT-LEVEL STUFF
RIGHT THERE.

THIS COULD BE A GREAT YEAR.

Scott: LOOKS LIKE WE GOT
SOME VISITORS COMING IN.

-WHAT Y'ALL DOING?
-WE JUST CAME TO CHECK OUT,

SEE WHAT
YOU WERE DOING DOWN THERE.

THEY CALL THAT SPYING.
[ CHUCKLES ]



ONE STEP AT A TIME, MAN.

HOLY CRAP, MAN!
YOU ACTUALLY DID THIS?

Ryan: LOOK OUT!
GET OUT THE WAY!

Fred: YOU'RE DOWN
TO THE [BLEEP] BONE.

[BLEEP] [BLEEP]!

IT'S YOUR FIRST PIECE
OF GOLD.

IT'S YOURS.
WOW!

James: WAIT UNTIL YOU GUYS
GET TO SEE THE GOLD

IN THIS SLUICE BOX.

THIS MIGHT BE
THE RETIREMENT SPOT RIGHT HERE.

I GOT THE GOLD FEVER ALREADY.
HA HA!

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I'M GOING DIVING TODAY!
NOBODY CAN STOP ME.

Narrator: ON THE EDGE OF THE
MIGHTY 80-FOOT McKINLEY FALLS,

DUSTIN'S CREW ARE PUTTING
THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE

TO GET DOWN TO BEDROCK GOLD
AND FINALLY STRIKE IT RICH.

THE GUYS ARE FINDING GOLD.
HOPEFULLY, IT'S MY TURN TODAY.

WE KNOW THAT THE OLD-TIMERS
GOT DOWN TO THE BEDROCK ITSELF,

AND IT WAS LIKE A GOLD LAYER
OVER THE WHOLE BOTTOM.

IT'S ALL ABOUT FINDING A PLACE
THAT SOMEBODY HASN'T DREDGED.

AND I THINK THIS IS IT.

Narrator:
BUT RECORD SNOWFALL THIS WINTER

MEANS MILLIONS
OF GALLONS OF WATER

ARE THUNDERING DOWN
THROUGH ROCKFALL RAVINE.

Carlos: ALL RIGHT, DUSTIN, MAN.
I GOT YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, MAN.

ALL RIGHT.
GONNA BE A LONG DIVE.

EVERYBODY DO
WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO.

WHOO-HOO!
IT'S GONNA BE COLD!

THERE YOU GO.
DIVING UNDER WATER.

GO DIVING!

GO DIVING.

HAVING SOME FAST, FAST-MOVING
WATER, ESPECIALLY OUT HERE.

DUSTIN'S PLAN --
HAUL OUT ROCKS WITH THE BASKET

AND RUN THE SMALLER GRAVEL
UP TO THE SLUICE BOX.

NICE, BORING DAY FOR DUSTIN.

ALL HE WANTS TO DO
IS GET YARDAGE,

BUT EVERY TIME WE USE THE TERM
"BORING DIVE,"

SOMETHING HAPPENS.

CAN YOU SEND ME
A BASKET?

YEAH, YEAH.
NO PROBLEM, MAN.

WE'VE GOT A BASKET
COMING YOUR WAY.

WAIT A MINUTE!
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT!

LOOK OUT!

WATCH OUT!

OH, [BLEEP].

OH, THAT'S STUCK
IN THERE, MAN.

OH, [BLEEP].

Narrator:
IF THE CREW DON'T MOVE FAST,

THE BASKET COULD RIP DOWN
THE WALL OF THEIR DAM.

IT WON'T GO.
HOLY [BLEEP].

Dustin: HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON
UP THERE, MAN?

WE'RE TRYING TO GET YOU A BASKET
HERE REAL QUICK.

SET A LITTLE BIT OUT
SO I CAN GRAB IT.

SLUICE BOXES ALL RIGHT?

DOWN A BIT.

I JUST NEED TO GET THAT --
YEAH.

WE GOT IT.

Wes: WHOO!
THAT WAS A WORKOUT.

THAT JUST TELLS YOU
HOW RAGING THIS WATER IS.

SO IF SOMEBODY FELL IN THIS,

WE COULDN'T GET THEM OUT,
I DON'T THINK.

THEY WOULD GO RIGHT DOWN.

DO I GET A BASKET?

♪♪

ALL RIGHT, COMING DOWN ON IT,
COMING DOWN ON IT.

-GOT IT?
-YEAH, I GOT IT.

I'LL PUT IT BACK SLOW.

OKAY, I GOT YOU. COMING UP SLOW.
COMING UP SLOWLY.

UP AND OVER.

NICE BASKET!

Narrator: DUSTIN'S FINALLY
REACHED VIRGIN GROUND.

NOW HE MUST CLEAR ALL THE
BOULDERS AND UNTOUCHED GRAVEL,

COLLECTING EVERY NUGGET
ON HIS WAY DOWN

TO WHAT COULD BE OVER
10 FEET TO BEDROCK

AND A MONSTER PILE OF GOLD.

THAT'S A HECK
OF A ROCK, MAN.

HOW AM I SUPPOSED
TO GET THAT OUT?

BUT THE DEEPER HE DIVES,
THE BIGGER THE BOULDERS.

Dustin: MAYBE I SHOULDN'T
PUT THIS OTHER ONE IN.

IT'S BIGGER THAN THAT ONE.

MAYBE WE CAN PUT A STRAP ON IT
OR A BABY CLAW OR SOMETHING.

TAKE THE BASKET OFF AND
SEND ME A STRAP RIGHT QUICK.

I'M GONNA SWITCH UP GEARS
RIGHT NOW,

AND I'M GONNA SEND DUSTIN
A STRAP.

YEP, I GOT IT.

AND COMING UP.

ALL RIGHT, COMING UP.

WHOA!
IT'S A GOOD ONE!

I GOT A BIGGER ONE RIGHT HERE.
CAN I USE SOMETHING ELSE, OR?

YOU NEED A SUPER CLAW?

I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN,
TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

Narrator: THE SUPER CLAW
IS THE ULTIMATE TOOL

IN THE CREW'S ARSENAL
FOR MOVING THE LARGEST BOULDERS.

Dustin: OH, IT'S DOWN?

ALL RIGHT, MAN,
THAT SHOULD BE WHERE YOU'RE AT.

GOT IT. I GOT IT.
I GOT IT. STOP.

[ GRUNTS ]

YEAH, I DON'T THINK
IT'S GONNA WORK.

♪♪

THE ROCK'S TOO BIG.

Narrator: AFTER FOUR HOURS
OF WRESTLING A BOULDER...

Dustin:
WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE.

Narrator:
...DUSTIN ADMITS DEFEAT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WHAT NEXT, MAN?

Dustin: I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M
DOING, DUDE. I'M OUT OF IT.

[ SIGHS ]

Narrator: HIS PATH TO BEDROCK
GOLD IS BLOCKED.

THAT WAS THE HARDEST DREDGING
I'VE EVER DONE -- EVER.

CAN'T GET A STRAP
BECAUSE IT'S ON THE BOTTOM.

THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME
TO GET UNDERNEATH IT.

YOU KNOW, THE SUPER CLAW WORKED
WELL FOR US LAST YEAR.

IT GRABBED EVERYTHING
WE NEEDED TO.

BUT WE'RE GETTING AHOLD
OF SOME BOULDERS HERE

WE CAN'T GET
THE SUPER CLAW AROUND.

WE'VE GOT TO GET
THESE BOULDERS OUT.

I MEAN, THAT'S ALL
THERE IS TO IT,

BECAUSE THESE BIG BOULDERS
ARE COVERING UP LARGE GOLD.

♪♪

Narrator:
TWO MILES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN...

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.
HOLY -- KIND OF UP AND LEFT.

THE ONLY REASON I KNEW --

'CAUSE HE LEFT HIS MICROPHONE
IN THE TRAILER,

AND I NOTICED THE TOYOTA'S
MISSING.

Narrator: FRED'S MOST
EXPERIENCED DIVER HAS GONE AWOL.

[ PHONE RINGS ]

HEY, PAUL, WHERE ARE YOU?

Paul: SORRY I HAD
TO LEAVE YOU GUYS,

BUT I HAD SOME STUFF
I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF --

SOME PERSONAL BUSINESS.

DAMN! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO
LET ME KNOW SOMETHING, MAN.

I'M GONNA PUT YOU GUYS
IN A LITTLE BIT OF A BIND,

BUT PROBABLY JUST
FOR A FEW DAYS.

GET RIGHT BACK AT IT.

[BLEEP] [BLEEP].

OH, WE JUST GOT STARTED.

HOW THE HELL
ARE WE GONNA GET

TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT
HOLE WITHOUT YOU?

I JUST HAD A CALL TO PAUL.

HE SAID THAT HE HAD
SOME BUSINESS TO TAKE CARE OF.

I CAN UNDERSTAND,
BUT IT REALLY PUTS US IN A BIND.

GONNA BE TOUGH ON US.
GONNA BE REAL TOUGH ON US.

Narrator: FRED'S CREW HAS ONLY
DIVED ONCE ALL SEASON.

NOW HE'S DOWN TO JUST
ONE EXPERIENCED MINER

AND HIS NEW RECRUIT.

PAUL HAD TO LEAVE.
WE'RE BY OURSELF NOW.

RYAN AND I CAN'T HANDLE IT
ALL WEEK LONG.

SCOTT, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO COUNT
ON YOU TO PICK UP THE SLACK.

YOU'LL FIND OUT THIS IS
NOT EASY WORK.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND
THE SYSTEM WELL ENOUGH

AND GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
ABOUT IT,

I'M GONNA PUT YOU
IN THE WATER.

-LET'S GET TO WORK.
-ALL RIGHT, MAN.

Scott: THERE'S A LITTLE BIT
OF PRESSURE.

THEY'RE TRUSTING ME
TO COME IN HERE

AND LEARN THEIR WHOLE DREDGE
SYSTEM,

BUT, YOU KNOW, IF THEY'RE
WILLING TO TEACH ME,

I'M WILLING TO LEARN IT ALL.

Narrator: MARINE SCOTT ALLEN
JOINED FRED'S CREW

JUST THREE WEEKS AGO.

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING
OVER HERE?

YEAH.

HE'S NEVER GOLD MINED BEFORE,

BUT WITH PAUL MISSING
IN ACTION...

I'LL SEE YOU
ON THE OTHER SIDE.

...HE GETS A FAST-TRACK
PROMOTION TO DIVE TENDER.

Fred: NOT HAVING PAUL
IS A BIG, BIG LOSS.

WE'VE LOST A LOT OF TIME
BECAUSE OF THAT VIRUS.

I'M GONNA GIVE SCOTT A LOT
MORE RESPONSIBILITY TODAY,

SO WE'LL SEE HOW IT WORKS.

Narrator: FRED'S CREW RETURN
TO THE TRIFECTA

FOR ONLY THEIR SECOND DIVE
OF THE SEASON.

HERE, THE CREEK IS MUCH WIDER
THAN DUSTIN'S SIDE,

SO THE BEDROCK GOLD SHOULD BE
MUCH DEEPER AT OVER 20 FEET.

IS THAT SITTING ON THE BOTTOM
RIGHT THERE?

YEAH.

I NEED TO MOVE IT OVER
THIS WAY A LITTLE BIT.

THERE. RIGHT THERE.

Ryan: WE'RE ALL SORRY
TO HAVE LOST PAUL,

BUT THAT'S JUST GONNA MEAN THAT
FRED AND I ARE GOING TO HAVE TO

DIVE A WHOLE LOT MORE
DURING THE WEEK.

THERE'S A TON OF WHITE WATER
OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

IT'S LOOKING PRETTY DANGEROUS
OUT THERE,

BUT I'M GONNA HOP IN THERE
AND SEE WHAT I CAN DO.

HOPEFULLY, I CAN SEE SOME GOLD.

Narrator: FRED'S CONVINCED
THEY'RE DREDGING THE SITE

OF A GOLD-RICH
ANCIENT WATERFALL.

RYAN'S GOAL -- USE THE SLED
TO CLEAR THE LARGE ROCKS

AND DREDGE DOWN THROUGH
THE GRAVEL TO THE BEDROCK FLOOR,

WHERE THEY'RE SURE THERE'S
A PILE OF GOLD WORTH MILLIONS.

♪♪

THAT'S GOOD.
CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME?

YEAH, I CAN HEAR YOU.

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IN THE WATER
AND START SEEING SOME GOLD.

HELL, YEAH.
AM I READY TO GO?

YES, SIR.LET'S GET SOME GOLD!

GO GET SOME GOLD.

HOW YOU FEELING DOWN
THERE, BUDDY?

FEELS GREAT!

RYAN, WOULD YOU LIKE
THE SLED?

YEAH, THAT'LL WORK.

ALL RIGHT.

RYAN'S FIRST DIVE THIS YEAR.

HE'S WORKING ON THE BEDROCK
ON THE SIDE, GOING DOWN

HE'S TAKING SMALLER ROCKS,
PUTTING THEM IN THE SLED.

THAT ROCK BASKET'S
PRETTY WELL GOOD TO PULL.

Ryan: ALL RIGHT.

HERE IT GOES.

HE'S KICKING ASS,
MOVING A LOT OF MATERIAL.

HE'S GOT ROCKS
GOING IN THE BASKET.

WE'RE GETTING HER DONE.

LOOK OUT.

LOOKS LIKE WE GOT
SOME VISITORS COMING IN.

CARLOS AND DUSTIN
ARE HERE.

-HEY, DUSTIN.
-HEY, FRED, HOW'S IT GOING, MAN?

Fred: ALL RIGHT.
WHAT Y'ALL DOING?

WE JUST CAME TO CHECK OUT,

SEE WHAT YOU WERE
DOING DOWN THERE.

I WANT TO SEE WHAT
THAT DRAGOID CAN DO.

SOMETIMES THEY'D CALL THAT
SPYING.

JUST CHECKING ON MY INVESTMENT
AND HOW YOU'RE TREATING IT.

[ LAUGHS ]

THERE'S A HUGE DEPOSIT IN THAT
PLUNGE POOL. I CAN FEEL IT.

Narrator: FOR TWO YEARS, FRED
AND DUSTIN MINED THE TRIFECTA...

YEAH-HOW!

...AS A FATHER AND SON TEAM.

YEAH, FRED,
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

BOTH DIVING THE McKINLEY CREEK
TOGETHER.

BUT THEY NEVER AGREED
ON WHERE THE GOLD WAS.

IN MY OPINION, YOU'D BE WASTING
YOUR TIME IF YOU GO UPSTREAM.

WRONG OR RIGHT, WE'RE DOING IT.
THAT'S IT.

Narrator:
AND THEY ONLY FOUND 13 OUNCES.

WE'RE LOOKING
IN THE WRONG PLACE.

Dustin: FRED'S GOT HIS IDEAS,
AND I'VE GOT MINE.

WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT,
I'M IN CHARGE.

Narrator: NOW FRED'S BACK TO
MINE IT HIS WAY,

CONVINCED THEY MISSED
THE JACKPOT BY ONLY 10 FEET.

WE ALREADY DID THAT FULL SECTION
RIGHT THERE, RIGHT?

ALL THE WAY OUT TO ABOUT 8 FEET
FROM WHERE YOU'RE STANDING.

YEAH.

THAT BRIDGE SURE GOT CRACKED,
HUH?

YEAH.

HEY, FRED,
HOW YOU DOING, MAN?

DOING FINE.

I CAME DOWN HERE
TO FIND OUT

WHAT THAT DRAGOID
LOOKS LIKE, MAN,

'CAUSE I GOT
SOME BIG BOULDERS,

AND I DON'T KNOW
HOW TO MOVE THEM.

AT ANY POINT, ARE YOU GONNA
THROW DOWN?

WITH HIS OWN PATH TO BEDROCK
GOLD BLOCKED BY A HUGE BOULDER,

DUSTIN'S COME TO CHECK OUT
FRED'S CUSTOM-BUILT ROCK RAKE,

THE DRAGOID.

HOW YOU DOING, RYAN?

Ryan: I'M DOING GOOD.
DO YOU NEED ME TO MOVE?

COULD YOU KIND OF JUST
STRETCH BACK OVER

TOWARD THE WALL
JUST A LITTLE BIT.

COPY THAT.

HEY, SCOTT, GET THAT BASKET OUT
OF THERE AND REHOOK THE DRAGOID.

IT TOOK DUSTIN THREE WEEKS
TO CLEAR FOUR FEET

OF BOULDERS AND GRAVEL.

ALL RIGHT, GO AHEAD
AND PULL ON IT.

I GOT THE DOWNSTREAM
CLEARED.

BUT WITH THE DRAGOID,
FRED MATCHED THAT,

REMOVING THE TOP FOUR FEET
OF BOULDERS IN JUST ONE WEEK.

HOPEFULLY IT DON'T GRAB
AHOLD OF THE SLED.

WHICH IT PROBABLY IS.

NOPE, IT'S RIGHT
ON TOP OF IT.

KILL THE DRAGOID.
[BLEEP] WE'RE REALLY HONKED UP.

ONE OF THE DRAGOID'S TEETH
IS CAUGHT ON THE SLED.

YEAH, WE GOT OUR DRAGOID
IN THE WAY OF OUR SLED,

AND IT CAUGHT IT.

GONNA HAVE TO TRY TO
TURN IT OVER OR SOMETHING.

TURN THE DRAGOID OVER.

I CAN PUT IT BACK
ON ITS BACKSIDE HERE

AND AS YOU LOOSEN IT, I CAN FLIP
TO PUT RIGHT DOWNSTREAM.

YOU DON'T HAVE
TO DO ANY OF THAT.

TURN IT OVER INTO THE WATER.
IT'LL BE OFF THE SLED.

IT'S GONNA BE BACKWARDS.

I KNOW, BUT IT'LL STRAIGHTEN
ITSELF OUT.

IT'S GONNA BE IN DEEPER,
FASTER WATER, THOUGH.

NO, IT WON'T.
PUSH THE DRAGOID OVER.

HE'S SHORT A GUY RIGHT NOW,
AND HE LOOKS LIKE

HE'S STRUGGLING PRETTY BAD
BECAUSE OF IT.

PUSH IT OVER.

JUST SHOVE IT OVER.

HOLD ON, FRED.

[BLEEP] [BLEEP].
DON'T GIVE ME NO [BLEEP].

[BLEEP] ALL RIGHT, IF YOU DON'T
WANT TO [BLEEP] LISTEN.

♪♪

Fred:
PUSH IT OVER.

JUST SHOVE IT OVER.

Scott: HOLD ON, FRED.
[BLEEP].

Narrator:
AT HIS TRIFECTA DIVE SITE,

FRED HURT IS A MAN DOWN IN HIS
MISSION TO GET TO BEDROCK GOLD.

[BLEEP].

I DON'T EVEN
WANT TO WATCH.

NEW RECRUIT SCOTT ALLEN NEEDS
TO UNTANGLE THE SLED

FROM THE DRAGOID.

YOU'VE GOT
TO BE KIDDING ME!

Dustin: SO THEY PARKED THE
DRAGOID JUST OFF TO THE SIDE,

AND THEY KEEP RUNNING INTO IT
WITH THE SLED.

SO THEY CAUGHT EACH OTHER
PRETTY BAD.

DUSTIN WANTS TO SEE
IF THE DRAGOID

CAN FIX HIS OWN BOULDER PROBLEM.

...SHACKLE THAT I NEED.

Fred: YOU DIDN'T PUT IT ON.
I JUST ASKED.

I THOUGHT YOU JUST PUT
A 15-FOOT CABLE ON THERE.

NO, BECAUSE THE SHACKLE I NEED
IS STILL ATTACHED TO THIS.

WE HAVE
A COMMUNICATION PROBLEM.

TURN IT OVER
INTO THE WATER.

IT'LL BE OFF THE SLED
ALL THE WAY.

THANK YOU.

THERE YOU GO.

GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT
THAT DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

Carlos: THEY'RE GONNA WEAR
THAT BOY OUT, MAN.

Dustin: YEAH.

I'M NOT A TOTAL FRICKING IDIOT
OUT HERE.

I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

LET ME EARN THE RESPECT,
BUT GIVE ME THE BENEFIT

OF THE DOUBT A LITTLE BIT --
JUST A LITTLE.

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG,
YOU GOT TO KNOW HOW TO FIX THEM.

AND NEW GUYS, A LOT OF TIMES,

JUST HAVE NO CLUE
WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT,

SO THEY START ARGUING WITH YOU.

AND THAT'S NOT
THE WAY TO DEAL WITH ME.

SO I'LL SEE
HOW HE HANDLES THINGS

BEFORE WE PUT HIM IN THE WATER.

LET'S GO!

NORMALLY, WE RUN
ABOUT THREE OR FOUR PASSES,

AND THEN WE LET THE DIVER
GET BACK IN THERE,

AND HE GETS RID
OF ALL THE BIG ROCKS.

IT AIN'T FAST, BUT IT DAMN SURE
GRABS THE ROCKS.

Dustin: FRED, THAT THING
LOOKS GREAT, MAN.

I'D SAY IT LOOKS LIKE
A GREAT DIGGING DEVICE.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GONNA SIT AROUND
FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

ALL RIGHT, RYAN, IF YOU WANT TO
JUST DREDGE, YOU CAN DREDGE.

Ryan: OKAY.

♪♪

[BLEEP].

I GOT A CLOG.

YEAH, YOU DO.

OOH! [ LAUGHS ]

I'LL LOOK DOWN THE HOSE
AND SEE IF I CAN FIND IT.

ME SHOWING UP PROBABLY
MADE HIM A LITTLE NERVOUS.

THE LANDLORD'S IN TOWN.

HOLD YOUR FLAP
WIDE OPEN, RYAN.

I'M OPEN.

Narrator: THE SUCTION HOSE
ON FRED'S TWIN-ENGINE DREDGE

HAS LOST PRESSURE.

I DON'T SEE IT
IN THE TIP.

IT'S PROBABLY SOMEWHERE
BY THE POWER JET.

YEAH,
DON'T DREDGE NO MORE.

SCOTT, RAM IT IN THERE
AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN FIND OUT.

IT'S PROBABLY A FLAP OF ROCK
TURNED SIDEWAYS.

CAN YOU PINCH IT
RIGHT THERE?

I'M WORKING ON IT.

NO, FLIP FROM THIS SIDE.
THIS SIDE. TRY IT AGAIN.

IT'S IN THERE SOMEWHERE.

PULL IT ALL THE WAY BACK
ONE TIME.

WHAT?

JUST PULL IT BACK LIKE THAT.
THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING.

LITERALLY, MAN,
MAKES ME WANT TO JUMP,

PUT SOME WADERS ON, AND JUST
SAY, "OKAY, LET'S DO THIS."

JUST TO HELP THEM OUT.

YEAH, JUST HELP THEM OUT.

THIS AIN'T WORKING.

Scott: HOLD ON, FRED.

JUST GIVE ME A SECOND.

WANT TO GO IN FOR ME?

NO, I'M NOT DOING THIS.

WAIT! WAIT!

GIVE ME A LITTLE BIT
OF SLACK HERE, FRED.

STOP!

I CAN'T
TAKE THIS [BLEEP].

FRED, YOU MIND IF I HELP?

GO RIGHT AHEAD. WE CAN USE
ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.

HEY, MAN, CHECK IT OUT.

IF YOU COME OUT JUST LIKE THIS,
IF YOU DON'T MIND.

IS THAT ALL RIGHT?
YEAH.

YOU'RE SEARCHING.
YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A LITTLE LIP.

SO YOU GO
FROM SIDE TO SIDE.

GOTCHA.

AND YOU TRY AND CATCH IT,
AND YOU SEE WHERE IT MIGHT BE.

THERE IT IS.
IT'S RIGHT THERE.

SO YOU TRY TO FIND IT
BY GETTING DIFFERENT ANGLES.

I KNEW FOR A FACT
DUSTIN COULDN'T STAND BY, MAN.

HE HAD TO GO AND HELP, MAN.

♪♪

IT WENT IN,
SO IT'S GOT TO COME OUT.

GOT IT.

WE GOT IT!

I KNEW YOU WOULD GO HELP.
-[BLEEP], MAN.

I KNEW YOU WOULD GO HELP.

YOU KNOW I DON'T LIKE
TO WATCH PEOPLE STRUGGLE.

-IT'S NOT MY FAULT.
-I KNOW YOU DON'T.

WE HAD A REAL BAD JAM
UP IN OUR HOSE HERE.

FRED'S JUST BARKING ORDERS AT
ME, NOT TELLING ME, YOU KNOW,

EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS
TO HAVE HAPPEN.

DUSTIN CAME OVER, AND
HE ACTUALLY SHOWED ME FIRSTHAND,

"THIS IS HOW TO DO IT.
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO."

TWO DIFFERENT WAYS
OF TEACHING SOMEBODY.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

SOMETIMES YOU NEED
TO GET IT UP AND OUT,

TAKE ALL THE PRESSURE OFF OF IT,
AND GET IT OUT OF THERE.

ATTABOY.

♪♪

I LIKE FRED'S MACHINE.
IT'S A POWERFUL TOOL.

IT JUST WOULDN'T WORK FOR US.

ROCKFALL RAVINE IS TOO NARROW.

THERE'D BE NO WAY FOR US
TO USE THAT THING.

ALL RIGHT, FRED,
IT'S BEEN FUN WATCHING YOU GUYS.

I'M GONNA HEAD
OVER TO MY SITE.

-THANK YOU FOR THE HELP.
-GOT TO BE GOING.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, RYAN?

GET ONE MORE BASKET,
AND WE'LL GET YOU OUT OF THERE.

YEAH.

WITHOUT PAUL HERE,
PUT A LITTLE STRAIN ON US,

BUT WE HAD A GOOD DAY.

I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING.

WE GET DOWN A COUPLE OF FEET
A DAY

WITH A PRETTY GOOD SIZED HOLE.

IF WE CAN DO THAT,
WE'RE GONNA GET TO THAT GOLD.

COMING UP ON THREE HOURS.

Paul: COPY THAT.

Narrator:
AFTER THREE HOURS UNDERWATER...

ALL RIGHT, BRING HIM IN.
GOOD DIVE, RYAN.

...THEY'VE MADE IT DOWN
ANOTHER FOOT.

OH, NICELY DONE, BUDDY.
NICELY DONE.

Ryan:
THE DIVE WENT PRETTY WELL TODAY.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD A FEW PROBLEMS
UP TOP,

BUT IT WAS JUST GREAT TO GET
DOWN THERE AND BE WORKING AGAIN.

WE'RE RUNNING INTO A LOT
OF OVERBURDEN RIGHT NOW

TRYING TO GET DOWN
THROUGH THE BEDROCK.

BUT, YOU KNOW,
I THINK, AS WE GET DEEPER,

WE'RE GONNA START TO FIND GOLD.

♪♪

Dustin: WE'RE A MONTH SHORT
ON THE SEASON,

AND IT'S ANOTHER SETBACK.

MAN, WHAT ARE
WE GONNA DO?

Narrator: DUSTIN AND HIS CREW'S
PATH TO BEDROCK GOLD

IS STILL BLOCKED
BY A HUGE BOULDER.

WE NEED TO COME UP
WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

[ SAW WHIRS ]

♪♪

I'VE GOT TO HAVE SOMETHING

THAT'LL GET AROUND ROCKS
LIKE THAT.

Narrator: FABRICATOR WES
GETS TO WORK ON A SOLUTION.

THIS YEAR, WE'RE ONTO ROCKS
THAT MAKE THE ONES

THAT WE PULLED UP LAST YEAR
LOOK LIKE BABIES,

BUT WE KNOW WHAT'S UNDERNEATH
THESE BOULDERS -- HUGE GOLD.

I WANT SOMETHING
THAT'S GONNA WORK

LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN THE BABY
CLAW AND THE SUPER CLAW.

THE METAL PART ONLY FITS
AROUND HALF OF THE BOULDER.

OF COURSE, IT'S GONNA HAVE
ANOTHER SIDE AND TWO CABLES.

BUT BY THE TIME WE PICK THAT UP
AND CINCH IT UP,

WE'RE GONNA HAVE A ROCK LOCKED
RIGHT INTO THAT THING,

THAT IT CAN'T GO ANYWHERE.

Narrator: WES'S PLAN --

WELD 12 PIECES
OF SQUARE-SECTIONED STEEL

INTO A GIANT CLAW,

THEN FIT A PAIR OF CABLES
TO CREATE A NOOSE.

THE CABLES CAN BE WRAPPED
AROUND A BOULDER

WHEN THE SKYLINE LIFTS THE CLAW,

THE CABLES LOCK
AROUND THE BOULDER

SO THEY CAN HAUL IT OUT
OF THE DIVE SITE.

Wes: KIND OF LOOKS
LIKE A MAMMOTH TUSKS.

I THINK I'M GONNA CALL
THIS THE MAMMOTH CLAW.

HEY, Y'ALL CHECK THIS THING OUT
AND SEE WHAT --

ANYTHING ELSE,
WE SHOULD ADD TO IT.

OH, MY [BLEEP],
THAT'S SO LIGHT, DUDE.

I CHALLENGE YOU TO TRY
TO BREAK IT, CARLOS.

I'M GONNA BREAK IT.
[ CHUCKLES ]

Dustin: MOVING BOULDERS IS
THE NAME OF THE GAME TODAY.

THIS IS OUR ONLY HOPE.

AFTER YOU MOVE BOULDERS, THERE'S
GOING TO BE GOLD UNDER IT.

YEAH, DUDE.
I GOT IT, MAN.

TODAY, CARLOS IS GONNA TRY OUT
WES'S NEW CLAW.

HE'S CALLING IT
THE MAMMOTH CLAW.

I NEVER TELL MY FAMILY
IT'S A DIVE DAY.

THEY'LL GO CRAZY, MAN.

MY WIFE WOULD GO NUTS.
OH, MY GOD.

♪♪

OKAY, THAT LOOKS GOOD.

OKAY, LOCKED IN.
ALL RIGHT, GUYS.

ALL RIGHT,
HAVE A GOOD TIME.

I'M IN THE WATER.
OH.

ALL RIGHT, MAN.

THIS BIG BOULDER THAT YOU WAS
MESSING WITH YESTERDAY --

SEND ME THAT MAMMOTH CLAW, DUDE.
LET'S SET THAT THING TO WORK.

ALL RIGHT.

THE MAMMOTH CLAW.

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGER ROCKS
WE'VE EVER LIFTED,

SO I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS
IS GONNA WORK OUT TODAY.

ALL RIGHT,
IT'S RIGHT ABOUT HERE.

OKAY.

GOT IT.

AND LOCK IT UP.

Narrator: CARLOS WRAPS
THE MAMMOTH CLAW'S STEEL ARMS

AROUND THE BASE OF THE BOULDER.

I'M ON THE ROCK.

COPY THAT.

THEN HE USES THE CABLES
TO LOCK IT INTO PLACE.

PERFECT. I LIKE IT.

THIS IS THE CRUCIAL PART.
NOW?

ALL RIGHT,
CLAW COMING UP.

YEP, JUST COME UP EASY.

WE GOT A HELL
OF A STRAIN ON HER, BROTHER.

OKAY, OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

JAMES, YOU SHOULD STEP BACK
A LITTLE BIT.

IT'S GONNA
[BLEEP] YOU UP.

NOW IT'S MOVING.

IT EITHER GOT VERY LIGHT
OR CUT LOOSE --

ONE OR THE OTHER.

♪♪

Dustin: IT EITHER GOT VERY LIGHT
OR CUT LOOSE --

ONE OR THE OTHER.

WATCH OUT!

IT FELL OUT.

THERE'S NOTHING IN IT.

Carlos: AH, [BLEEP].

Narrator: DUSTIN'S CREW
ARE LOSING THE BATTLE

TO GET BACK ON THE GOLD.
BLOCKED BY A MASSIVE BOULDER.

WHAT THE HELL?

THIS IS FREAKING [BLEEP],
BROTHER.

Dustin:
IT HAS TO COME OUT.

WE KNOW THERE'S GOLD UNDER IT.

Narrator:
THEIR ONLY HOPE -- WES'S
CUSTOM-BUILT MAMMOTH CLAW.

HERE WE GO.
WE'RE GONNA TRY AGAIN.

LET'S SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

COME DOWN.

ALL RIGHT, STOP.

THERE WE GO.
THERE YOU GO.

CARLOS MAKES A SECOND ATTEMPT

TO STRETCH THE MAMMOTH CLAW
AROUND THE HUGE ROCK.

I'M ON THE ROCK.
COPY THAT.

LET'S SEE
IF WE CAN MOVE IT.

ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

HERE WE GO.
WE'RE PULLING.

OKAY.

NOW IT'S MOVING.

I'VE GOT MOVEMENT.

IT'S GOING.
ALL RIGHT!

ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

THERE IT GOES.
THERE IT GOES.

THERE IT GOES.WHOO-HOO-HOO, WES!

HA HA!

LOOK AT IT DRAGGING.

-WHOO! HOLY [BLEEP]!
-LOOK AT THAT ROCK!

-LOOK AT THE SIZE
OF THAT BOULDER!

HOLY [BLEEP]!

IT'S CHANGING
THE WHOLE CURRENT!

[ LAUGHS ]
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!

THAT'S FRICKING
AWESOME, WES!

THAT'S A TESTAMENT
TO HOW STRONG THIS THING IS.

THAT IS RIDICULOUS!

THAT'S THE LOWEST I'VE EVER
SEEN THAT SKYLINE,

I CAN TELL YOU THAT.

THAT IS A BIG ROCK.

WELL, WE HAD A FIRST SUCCESS
WITH THE MAMMOTH CLAW.

IT WORKED PERFECT.

HEY, YOU WANT TO DREDGE
FOR A LITTLE WHILE?

Carlos: YEAH, DUDE!

WES'S MAMMOTH CLAW
HAS EXPOSED GRAVEL

THAT HAD BEEN BURIED
ON THE CREEK BED

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

THAT'S A LOT
OF GOOD DREDGING, MAN.

IT'S LIKE IT'S JUST
KITTY LITTER, MAN.

CARLOS SPENDS TWO HOURS
SENDING MATERIAL SIX FEET

TO THE SLUICE BOX ABOVE.

HOW YOU DOING
DOWN THERE, MAN?

EH, I'M DONE.

YOU DONE?
YEP.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD JOB, MAN.
DAMN GOOD JOB.

HOPEFULLY,
YOU FOUND SOME GOLD.

[ GRUNTS ]

OH, THANK YOU.

♪♪

OH, YEAH!

[ LAUGHS ]

I KNEW THERE WAS GOLD!

THERE IS A FEW PIECES
IN HERE.

LOOK AT THAT.

THAT CAME OUT OF HARD ROCK.
THAT'S ANCIENT.

CARLOS'S NUGGETS ARE JUST
THE START OF WHAT COULD BE

ANOTHER SIX FEET
OF GOLD-RICH GRAVEL.

Carlos:
THAT WAS A GOOD DIVE.

WES, MAN, BROUGHT HIS NEW TOY
OUT, THE MAMMOTH CLAW.

IT ALL WORKED OUT PERFECTLY.

JUST OPENED UP
BRAND-NEW REAL ESTATE.

Dustin: EVERY TIME
WE MOVE A BIG BOULDER,

THAT'S GOLD, UNDER IT --

VISIBLE GOLD
UNDER EVERY BOULDER.

THIS IS LIKE HEAVEN FOR US.

♪♪

Narrator:
HALF A MILE UP THE MOUNTAIN...

Paul: WE GOT TO JUST KEEP FRED
RUNNING TODAY.

HE'S GONNA BE WORN OUT.

WE'RE GOING TO BE HELPING HIM UP
THAT HILL AT THE END OF THE DAY.

Narrator: ...77-YEAR-OLD
FRED HURT IS WORKING OVERTIME

AFTER LOSING
HIS MOST EXPERIENCED DIVER.

Fred: WE HOPE WE CAN GET
SOME GOOD HOLE DUG TODAY.

HAVE TO GET DOWN TO THAT BEDROCK
ON THE BOTTOM,

TRY TO GET SOME GOLD.

YOU KNOW, I JUST WISH
THAT HE WOULD LET ME IN THERE.

I MEAN, LET'S FACE IT,
I'M THE BIG, YOUNG GUY HERE.

LET ME IN THERE AND MOVE THEM
DAMN BIG ROCKS, MAN.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GONNA GO
GET THAT DREDGE PRIMED UP.

FEEL LIKE YOU'RE GETTING READY
FOR BATTLE A LITTLE BIT.

YEAH, RIGHT.

[ LAUGHS ]

OH, 1, 2, 3.
1, 2, 3.

GOT YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.

HOW YOU FEELING ABOUT
TODAY'S DIVE, FRED?

PRETTY GOOD.
EVERYTHING GOING GOOD.

Narrator: FRED'S ON A MISSION
TO PROVE DUSTIN WRONG

AND UNLOCK BURIED TREASURE
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TRIFECTA.

AM I READY FOR THIS?

WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT FRED
CAN RUN A LOT OF MATERIAL TODAY.

YOU KNOW, IT'S DEEP, DEEP,
DEEP -- THE BEDROCK DOWN THERE.

BUT WE KNOW IF WE GET DOWN
TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT BEDROCK,

THERE'S GONNA BE BIG GOLD ON IT.

Narrator: THEY'VE ALREADY OPENED
A FIVE FOOT BY FIVE FOOT HOLE.

OKAY, FRED, YOU'RE ALL READY
TO GO, BUDDY.

ALL RIGHTY.

OOH!
THAT'S COLD WATER.

BUT HE COULD HAVE
ANOTHER 15 FEET TO GO.

FEEL LIKE I GOT ABOUT A FOOT
OF VISIBILITY HERE.

♪♪

OH, [BLEEP].

WE GOT A PROBLEM.

A BIG ROCK ROLLED DOWN
IN THE HOLE.

OVERNIGHT, RAGING MELTWATER
HAS ROLLED A HUGE BOULDER

INTO FRED'S DIVE HOLE.

YEAH, THIS IS
A 3,000-POUND ROCK.

CAN'T DO ANY DREDGING.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT --

HOW ABOUT A DRILL BIT?
DRILL IT OFF THE WALKWAY.

COPY THAT.

WE RAN INTO A BOULDER SO BIG

THAT THE DRAGOID HAS NO CHANCE
OF PULLING IT.

SO THE ONLY THING WE HAVE LEFT
IS TO DRILL IT,

PUT AN ANCHOR BOLT IN IT,
AND PULL IT WITH THE WINCHES.

THIS IS THE LONGEST ONE
THAT WE HAVE.

AND I DON'T THINK
IT'S LONG ENOUGH.

OKAY, FRED.
THIS DRILL BIT'S TOO SHORT.

YOU DON'T HAVE A SINGLE BIT
THAT'S GONNA WORK?

NO.

IS THERE ANYTHING
THAT'S GONNA WORK?

I CAN'T ENGINEER IT
UP THERE.

ANYTHING?

UNLESS I GET OUT THERE.

UNLESS HE CAN STAND OUT THERE
CLOSE TO THE ROCK.

WELL, WHATEVER IT TAKES.

BE CAREFUL DOWN THERE.

Narrator: SCOTT HEADS
STRAIGHT INTO THE CREEK.

ALL RIGHT, FRED,
WHERE'S THAT BIG ROCK AT?

GO UPSTREAM A LITTLE BIT.
GO UPSTREAM.

I'M STANDING UPSTREAM
FROM YOU.

HE NEEDS TO DRILL
A STRAIGHT LINE

SIX INCHES INTO A ROCK
HE CAN'T SEE.

ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW
HOW PART OF YOU

IS ABOVE THE WATER LINE
RIGHT NOW?

YEP.

DRILL DOWN
TO THE WATER LINE.

THAT'S THE WATER LINE
RIGHT THERE.

ALL RIGHT,
PULL IT OVER NOW.

GIVE ME A BOLT
DOWN THERE.

I GOT A BOLT.

THERE YOU GO.

HAMMER.

♪♪

ALL RIGHT,
I AM GOING TO BACK AWAY.

Paul:
OKAY, WE READY TO MOVE?

PAUL, GO AHEAD AND PULL.

IT'S MOVING.

IT IS MOVING, YEP.

HOLY [BLEEP].
LOOK AT THAT BIG [BLEEP].

I CAN SEE IT RIGHT THERE.
IT'S A HONKER.

A COUPLE
OF THOUSAND POUNDS.

OH, WOW.

[ LAUGHS ]

THIS THING IS MASSIVE.

GOOD JOB, BIG GUY.

GOT IT ABOUT FOUR,
FIVE FEET AWAY

FROM WHERE
THE HOLE WAS HERE.

IT IS NO LONGER A DANGER
OF COLLAPSING ON TOP OF ME.

ALL RIGHT.

OH, WAS I GLAD TO SEE
THAT THING OUT OF THE WAY.

WE'LL BE ABLE
TO HAUL ASS NOW.

Narrator: THANKS TO SCOTT'S
QUICK THINKING,

FRED CAN GET BACK
TO DREDGING FOR GOLD.

♪♪

LOOKING AT IT.

Paul: EVERYBODY'S CLEAR.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE BASKET?

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT, BASKET'S
IN TRANSIT TO YOU, FRED.

20 FEET OUT.

OKAY, WE READY TO MOVE?

OH, THERE SHE GOES.

Narrator: BY THE END
OF HIS FOUR-HOUR DIVE,

FRED'S REMOVED THE BOULDER
AND GOT DOWN ANOTHER FOOT.

GREAT JOB THERE, MAN.

THERE YOU GO.

IT'S BEEN A GOOD DAY.

WE GOT ABOUT A SIX-FOOT HOLE
DOWN THERE, ABOUT SIX FEET WIDE.

THINGS WERE WORKING
JUST GREAT ON TOP.

SCOTT'S CATCHING ON
PRETTY QUICK.

I FEEL TOTALLY COMFORTABLE
IN THE WATER WITH THEM ON TOP.

HE'S DOING ALL RIGHT.

[ LAUGHS ]

MAYBE BY FRIDAY,
HE'LL EARN ENOUGH POINTS

TO GET IN THE WATER.

[ LAUGHS ]

HEY, YOU GUYS AREN'T
GONNA BELIEVE

WHAT I FOUND
IN THE SLUICE BOX.

Paul: UH-OH.

PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS
WHAT I THINK IT IS.

THAT'S A PIECE OF GOLD,
BUDDY.

HELL, YEAH.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

HE'S GOT AN EYE FOR IT.

I'LL BE DAMNED
IT IS ACTUALLY A PIECE OF GOLD.

THAT IS NICE.

THAT'S A GOOD SIZE
PICKER, TOO, ISN'T IT?

YEAH.

I HAVEN'T EVEN MADE IT
INTO THE WATER YET, AND
I'M ALREADY FINDING GOLD.

MAYBE I AM A GOLD MINER
AFTER ALL.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT --

SINCE IT'S
YOUR FIRST PIECE OF GOLD...

YOU'RE KIDDING.
-IT'S YOURS.

-LOOK AT THAT.
-WOW!

HOW ABOUT THAT?
THANK YOU.

I'M TELLING YOU THAT, WHEN WE
GET DOWN INTO THAT HARD PACK,

I THINK WE'RE GONNA REALLY
START BUYING A LITTLE BIT THEN.

LET'S HOPE THIS IS THE SMALLEST
ONE WE FIND THIS YEAR, HUH?

♪♪

Dustin: PART OF OUR SKYLINE
BUSTED, SO WE HAVE TO FIX IT.

Narrator: AT ROCKFALL RAVINE,

DUSTIN AND CARLOS NEED TO
COMPLETE A DANGEROUS MISSION

BEFORE THEY CAN GET BACK
TO MINING.

Dustin: I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD
LET YOU GO DOWN THERE.

YOU SURE?YEAH, YEAH, I GOT IT, BRO.

Dustin: WE KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE
THAT THE CABLE CLAMPS GET LOOSE

AFTER WE PUT
A LOT OF TENSION ON OUR SKYLINE.

SO IT'S ALWAYS BEST
TO TIGHTEN THEM UP AGAIN

SO I DON'T GET MY GUYS KILLED.

WHOO! HOLY [BLEEP]!

LOOK AT THE SIZE
OF THAT BOULDER!

Narrator: THE HUGE BOULDER
THEY MOVED ON THEIR LAST DIVE

HAS SLACKENED THE SKYLINE.

THAT'S THE LOWEST I'VE EVER
SEEN THAT SKYLINE,

I CAN TELL YOU THAT.

IF YOU GET DOWN THERE
AND YOU CAN'T FIGURE THIS OUT,

YOU'RE NOT COMING UP.

I GOT IT, BRO.
I'M WITH IT.

THE ONLY WAY TO FIX IT INVOLVES
A 200 FOOT RAPPEL

INTO THE RAVINE.

HOLY CRAP, MAN!

YOU ACTUALLY DID THIS?!

ONE STEP AT A TIME, MAN.
JUST CALM YOURSELF DOWN.

ALL RIGHT. I'M TAKING
MY TIME SLOWLY, SLOWLY.

OHHH!
THAT WAS SCARY!

I HAVE TO TIGHTEN UP ALL
THE CABLE CLAMPS

ON OUR SKYLINE.

WE ALREADY PUT IT
TO THE TEST.

OOH! [ LAUGHS ]

ROCKS COMING DOWN.

OH, YEAH, THESE THINGS
LOOSENED UP A BIT.

ALL RIGHT! ALL DONE!

I STILL GOT TO GET BACK UP.

MY HEART'S PUMPING, DUDE.

YOU'RE NOT THINKING THAT'S
SOME EASY [BLEEP] NOW, ARE YOU?

FRICKING DIVING [BLEEP].

MAN, I'M FRICKING
CLIMBING, BRO.

[ LAUGHS ]

HOLY [BLEEP], DUDE.

HOW ARE THOSE KNEES
KNOCKING, MAN?

OH, DUDE.
HOLY [BLEEP], BRO.

HOLY CRAP!

LOOK AT THAT, MAN.

YOU HANDLED THAT
LIKE A CHAMP.

[ RETCHES ]

ARE YOU THROWING UP?

[ LAUGHS ]

HE'S THROWING UP.

OH, MY [BLEEP],

HOLY [BLEEP], BRO.

[ LAUGHS ]

THANKS TO CARLOS'S WORK,

THE CREW CAN GET BACK
ON THE HUNT FOR MONSTER NUGGETS.

NOT EVEN MY DEEPEST DIVE
PUT THAT MUCH FEAR IN ME, MAN.

[BLEEP].

HALF A MILE UPCREEK,
FRED'S CREW HAS DREDGED A HOLE

SIX FOOT BY SIX FOOT DEEP,
DESPITE BEING A MAN DOWN.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE
KIDDING ME.

Scott:
MORE BOULDERS IN IT.

BUT JUST AS THEY WERE MAKING
GOOD PROGRESS,

RAGING MELTWATER
HAS ROLLED MORE BOULDERS

INTO THEIR DIVE HOLE
FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW.

YOU THINK THAT'S RAGING
RIGHT NOW?

WAIT TILL IT RAINS
TWO OR THREE DAYS.

IT WILL BE ROLLING ROCKS
LIKE A BOWLING ALLEY.

Paul: WE DO A TON OF WORK,
AND THEN IT'S NOT WORTH

COMING DOWN HERE THE NEXT DAY
AND SEEING ALL OUR WORK GONE.

WE NEED SOMETHING
TO KEEP BOULDERS

FROM JUST BLASTING
INTO OUR HOLE.

YEAH.

FRED, WHAT DO YOU THINK
ABOUT THIS?

THE BRIDGE IS GONE.
IT'S FALLEN DOWN.

MOTHER NATURE LEFT THESE TIMBERS
RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE.

THEY'RE SOLID.

WHAT IF WE RUN SOME
VERTICAL SLATS DOWN THEM,

LEAVE SOME SPACE
FOR THE CURRENT TO GET THROUGH,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME,

THAT WON'T LET THE BIGGER ROCKS
GET THROUGH.

DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD BE
ENOUGH TO COVER US

AND OUR HOLE IN THE BACK THERE?

BOULDER BLOCKER IT IS.
LET'S DO IT.

Narrator:
RYAN'S BOULDER BLOCKER PLAN --

USE A COME-ALONG WINCH TO
HOIST UP THE BROKEN FOOTBRIDGE.

THEN SLOT IN A SET OF SIX PLANKS
AND ANCHOR THEM INTO THE CREEK.

THE PLANKS WILL ALLOW WATER
TO PASS BETWEEN THEM,

BUT WILL BLOCK THE BOULDERS

SO THEY CAN'T
FILL THE DIVE HOLE.

WE'LL BOTH GET WADERS ON
AND GET THIS ROCKING.

LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GONNA NEED
A GRINDER

AND A COUPLE
WRENCHES FOR SURE.

♪♪

ALL RIGHT, THERE YOU GO,
RIGHT THERE.

WE'RE GETTING OUR CABLES
WRAPPED AROUND OUR LUMBER

AND WE'RE GONNA PULL IT
SLIGHTLY UPSTREAM

AND SEPARATE THEM SO WE CAN
SLIDE SOME BOARDS VERTICAL

RIGHT DOWN IN THERE.

THOSE VERTICAL BOARDS
ARE GONNA BLOCK OUR BOULDERS

AS THEY COME DOWN THE CREEK.

AND WE'RE GONNA LEAVE
A LITTLE GAP IN BETWEEN THEM

SO THE CURRENT CAN STILL GO BY.

THAT WAY, THIS BRIDGE ISN'T
CATCHING TOO MUCH PRESSURE.

[BLEEP].

HOLY CRAP.

THERE GOES OUR BRACE.

TRY THAT AGAIN.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHTY, HERE WE GO.

IT MAY NOT GO DOWN EASY.

KEEP GOING ALL THE WAY
TO THE BOTTOM, ALL THE WAY.

THERE YOU GO.

Narrator: TWO HOURS
OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION...

OKAY.

...AND THE CREW
HAS A STRUCTURE

TO PROTECT THEIR DIVE HOLE
FROM ROLLING BOULDERS.

ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY
BUILT US A BOULDER BLOCK HERE.

RYAN DID A TERRIFIC JOB POUNDING
ALL THEM BOARDS IN THERE.

SCOTT DID A GREAT JOB
DOING THE SUPPORT WORK OUT HERE.

IT IS NOT DESIGNED TO SLOW DOWN
ALL THE CURRENT OR ANYTHING --

JUST TO STOP LARGE BOULDERS

TUMBLING INTO OUR HOLE
DOWN THERE.

THIS WILL PUT A STOP
TO THOSE ROCK RIGHT HERE.

ALL RIGHT,
PICK UP YOUR TOOLS.

LET'S GO FIND SOME GOLD.

BOY, DOES HE
LOVE POTATO CHIPS.

OOP, HERE HE COMES.
[ CHUCKLES ]

WE GOT A LITTLE MOUSE
FRIEND HERE.

HE APPARENTLY REALLY LIKES
POTATO CHIPS.

WHEN YOU'RE REALLY LONELY,

YOU MAKE FRIENDS WITH
ANY KIND OF CREATURE AROUND.

HOW ABOUT A MOUSE?
[ CHUCKLES ]

LITTLE FIELD MOUSE TRYING
TO MAKE A LIVING OUT HERE.

WELL, I GUESS
HE'S PROBABLY FULL.

HE'S BEEN SITTING THERE
EATING ON POTATO CHIPS

FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES NOW.

PROBABLY STROKING OUT
ON THE SALT.

[ CHUCKLES ]

Fred: ANOTHER DAY,
ANOTHER DOLLAR.

Narrator: AT MCKINLEY CREEK,
FRED AND HIS SKELETON CREW

PREPARE FOR THEIR FOURTH DIVE
OF THE SEASON.

READY FOR ANOTHER DAY
IN THE WATER, BOSS.

I THINK WE NEED TO TALK
ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT.

YOU'VE DONE WELL
THIS WEEK.

KIND OF EARNED IT.

HOW ABOUT YOU GET
IN THE WATER TODAY?

ALL RIGHT.
HELL, YEAH.

LET'S TRY IT OUT.

IF YOU THINK I'M READY,
I WON'T LET YOU DOWN.

IT'S A REALLY,
REALLY GOOD FEELING

TO FINALLY BE
GETTING IN THE WATER.

GET YOUR ASS ACROSS THERE.

Narrator: SCOTT HAS FINALLY
EARNED HIS SPOT ON THE DIVE TEAM

AFTER STEPPING UP WHILE FRED'S
CREW WAS A MAN DOWN.

ROCK AND ROLL!
LET'S GO!

WHOO-HOO-HOO-HOO-
HOO-HOO-HOO!

I'VE BEEN BUSTING MY ASS
EVERY SINGLE DAY

TO EARN THAT SPOT
TO BE DIVING.

HE FINALLY RESPECTS ME ENOUGH

THAT HE'S GONNA PUT ME
IN THE WATER.

Fred:
HE'S EARNED ENOUGH POINTS TO GET
IN THERE AND PROVE HIMSELF.

HERE'S HIS CHANCE.

I'VE CALLED HIS BLUFF.

Ryan: I'VE GOT TO GET SOME
TAILINGS OUT OF THE WAY,

MOVE SOME BOULDERS
WITH THE DRAGOID,

AND THEN IT'S TIME TO SUIT UP
AND GET MY ASS IN THE WATER.

Paul: YOU KNOW,
HE'S IN FOR A REAL TREAT.

HE'S DONE SOME DIVING
AROUND THE WORLD,

BUT THERE'S NOTHING
QUITE LIKE DREDGING.

Scott:
I CAN PUSH IT WITH THIS.

[ METAL CREAKS ]

[ METAL CLANKS ][BLEEP]!

[ GRUNTS ]

[BLEEP].

THAT POLE SLAMMED MY HAND
INTO A ROCK, SLICED MY HAND.

Fred: HANG ON.
JUST A LITTLE BLOOD.

HANG ON.

RYAN, DO YOU KNOW WHERE
OUR FIRST AID KIT IS UP HERE?

[BLEEP] DAMN IT.

CALM DOWN. YOU'RE SHAKING
SO YOU'RE NOT OKAY.

STUPID!

HANG ON.

WRAP THAT UP.

[ GROANS ]

[BLEEP].

THIS IS ROOKIE DUMB [BLEEP].

I WAS FINALLY DOING GOOD,
AND NOW I GET HURT.

ONE OF THEM MAY NEED
SOME STITCHES IN THAT ONE.

SORRY, SCOTT,
I CAN'T LET YOU DIVE TODAY.

WE'RE GONNA GO TO THE CLINIC
TODAY.

DAMN IT.

IT IS DEEP.

I LET YOU DOWN.

-YOU'RE ALL RIGHT.
-[BLEEP].

GET IT TAKEN CARE OF,
AND WE'LL MAKE DO

WITH WHATEVER
WE GOT TO DO.

I FEEL LIKE A TOTAL IDIOT.

THIS IS THAT STUPID [BLEEP] THAT
WILL COST US TIME IN THE SEASON,

AND WE DON'T HAVE TIME
IN THE SEASON ALREADY.

Paul: SCOTT NEEDS TO LIGHTEN UP
A LITTLE BIT ON HIMSELF

AND JUST UNDERSTAND THAT,
YOU KNOW,

EVERYTHING OUT HERE
IS DANGEROUS.

THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US
AT ANY TIME.

IF THEY GIVE HIM A COUPLE
OF STITCHES ON THAT THING,

IT TAKES ABOUT 10 DAYS BEFORE
YOU GET THEM STITCHES OUT.

Narrator: WITHOUT SCOTT, FRED'S
LOST ANOTHER CREW MEMBER

AND IS SHUT DOWN.

I BET YOU NEVER THOUGHT WE'D BE
TWO MEN SHORT THIS SEASON.

IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH.

WE'RE SCREWED.

Wes: YOU MIGHT HAVE
A GOOD DAY TODAY.

Carlos: YEAH, DUDE,
I GUARANTEE YOU, MAN,

IT'S GONNA BE
CLEAR WATER, DUDE.

DOWN AT McKINLEY CAMP,
IT'S FULL STEAM AHEAD.

TODAY, WE'RE JUST GONNA GET
SOME YARDAGE.

GO POKE AROUND ALL YOU WANT --
EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY.

DUSTIN'S CREW HAS REPAIRED
THE SKYLINE

AFTER HAULING OUT A HUGE BOULDER
IN THEIR HUNT FOR BEDROCK GOLD.

LET'S GO GET THE GOLD.
WHOO!

NOW JAMES GETS HIS SHOT
AT THE VIRGIN GRAVELS BENEATH.

NAME OF THE GAME TODAY IS

AS MUCH YARDAGE
AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

JAMES, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE
A HELL OF A DAY, MAN.

LET'S GET SOME GOLD!

WE'RE PAST THE FLOOD GOLD NOW,
AND NOW WE'RE INTO VIRGIN LAND.

HOW'S THAT, JAMES?

FEELING PRETTY GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, MAN.
HAVE A GOOD DIVE.

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

THIS IS ALL RIGHT DOWN HERE.

ALL RIGHT, MAN.

I'M GONNA GO GRAB THE NOZZLE.

♪♪

THERE'S A NUGGET.

I'M SEEING GOLD, GUYS.

DID YOU JUST SAY
YOU FOUND A NUGGET?

I FOUND TWO BIG NUGGETS
SITTING ON THE BEDROCK.

ALL RIGHT.

WOW.
WHOA, YEAH!

GOOD JOB, JAMES!
THAT'S THE NUGGETS.

HOPING THERE'S
A PILE SOMEWHERE.

HA HA!

OH, YEAH,
I'M SEEING GOLD EVERYWHERE.

OH, MY [BLEEP].

OH, THERE'S GOLD EVERYWHERE!

YES!

JAMES, THOSE ARE THE WORDS
I'VE BEEN WANTING TO HEAR

THE ENTIRE TIME
I'VE BEEN DOING THIS.

GOLD, GOLD, GOLD.
I'M SEEING GOLD, GUYS.

[ LAUGHS ]

A LITTLE JEALOUS I'M NOT
DOWN THERE. I AIN'T GONNA LIE.

Wes: ALL THIS WORK'S GONNA
PAY OFF, MAN.

THIS IS GONNA BE
ONE HELL OF A SPOT.

EVERYTHING YOU WANT A GOLD MINER
TO SAY WHEN THEY'RE UNDERWATER,

JAMES IS SAYING RIGHT NOW.

"I'M SEEING BIG GOLD.
I'M SEEING GOLD EVERYWHERE."

THIS IS THE PLACE.
WE HAVE ARRIVED! WHOO!

WAIT TILL YOU GUYS GET TO SEE
THE GOLD IN THIS SLUICE BOX.

Narrator:
AFTER THREE STRAIGHT HOURS
OF DREDGING VIRGIN GRAVEL...

James: GREAT DIVE, MAN.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL GOLD DOWN THERE.

GOOD JOB, MAN.
GOOD JOB.

Narrator:
...DUSTIN CHECKS THE SLUICES.

♪♪

[ LAUGHS ]

-LOOK AT THAT.
-THAT'S PRETTY.

THERE'S GOLD
ALL OVER THE PLACE.

YEAH.

DUSTIN'S CREW HAVEN'T
HIT BEDROCK,

AND ALREADY,
THE GRAVEL IS RICH WITH GOLD.

OH, I LOVE THAT SOUND.

JUST FEELS WONDERFUL
TO BE PICKING NUGGETS.

EACH NUGGET IS WORTH
HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.

HOW'S IT LOOKING?

IT'S LOOKING
PRETTY GOOD, MAN.

THERE'S NUGGETS ALL OVER.

DAMN GOOD JOB, JAMES.

Carlos: WOW, DUDE!
I HEARD THAT ONE.

CHECK THIS OUT, MAN.

JAMES, SO THIS IS WHAT
YOU DID TODAY, BUDDY.

HOLY MOLY,
THAT'S A LOT OF GOLD, BRO.

SO THAT'S JUST ONE DAY OF DIVING
RIGHT HERE.

MAN, THAT'S INCREDIBLE.
I TOLD YOU IT'D BE A GOOD DAY.

YEAH.
I MEAN, JUST LISTEN TO THOSE.

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.

WE'RE ON OUR WAY, GUYS.

Dustin: THIS THING GOES 12,
15 FEET DEEP,

IT'S GONNA BE SUCH A PAYDAY.

WE'RE NOT GONNA KNOW
WHAT TO DO,

GONNA BE BIGGER GOLD,
IT'S GONNA BE A LOT MORE GOLD,

AND WE STILL
HAVEN'T HIT BEDROCK.

THIS MIGHT BE
THE RETIREMENT SPOT RIGHT HERE.

Dustin: WE'LL SEE HOW MUCH
IS DOWN THERE,

BUT I THINK IT'S JUST
GONNA GET BETTER.

GOLD THAT'S BEEN SITTING THERE
FOREVER --

THOUSANDS OF YEARS, POSSIBLY.

NOW WE'RE GONNA GO PICK IT UP
AND PUT IT IN OUR BANK ACCOUNTS.

Narrator: NEXT TIME
ON "GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER"...

ALL RIGHT, THERE WE GO.

COME ON!
[BLEEP].

I DROPPED SOME GOLD
IN THE BOX.

EVERYBODY WANTS
TO PULL OUT GOLD.

OH, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

WE'RE PULLING GOLD
RIGHT DOWN THE CREEK.

[ LAUGHS ]

I'M RETIRING.

HOLY CRAP!
WHOO!

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

[BLEEP]! CARLOS!