On tonight's episode of “Bering Sea Gold” titled "Go Big or Go Home" the season has been a disappointment with crews, families, weather and the government. Emily tells the camera as she strolls along in the rain, that there is no money to be made if the dredges cannot go out. Vern said that if he did not know that this is what happens each year, he would surely eat his 38 as he sees people going home already.
As Vern and Steve Reidel talk to the crew of the "Anchor Management," they are disgusted at Scott's actions. Vern has no use for Scott Meisterheim and offers the two guys a job on "The Beast," one of his dredgers to help save their hides.
The Pomrenke clan has added fourteen-year-old Dylan, Shawn's son to the crew. As Steve and Shawn are fighting in the skiff, Dylan is staying out of the mix. When they get to the "Christine Rose," Dylan is being taught by his grandfather how to break his father's chops as he is digging up the Bering Sea bottom. Shawn makes a $100 bet with his son that he cannot get one rock from the sea in the shovel.
As Dan and Todd are on "The Beast," they are anxious to salvage their season by finding gold. Dan goes down first and starts finding gold immediately, while Vern and his crew are not having any luck. With half a million sunk into the fleet, Vern is a fuse ready to blow. As he looks for Elaine and "Bering Booty," the outboard is not running. He goes to help the crippled dredge and sends Elaine to the "Wild Ranger."
As rocks clog the hose on "The Beast," the pump stops pumping into the sluice box, Dan cannot loosen them and comes aboard. They raise the hose to try to loosen the clog, but wash the gold from the box instead. Todd is ready to pack it in and go back to Arizona.
On "The Edge," Zeke is back out to sea as the weather clears. Zeke really loves Emily, but she does not feel the same. Zeke tells Emily that his ex-girlfriend is coming to visit him. He then starts talking about Emily and Shawn Pomrenke and them being lovers. Zeke and Emily are working together, but their personal lives are falling apart.
On the "Christine Rose," Steve is digging as much as he can to try to secure their land payment. If they cannot make the payment, they will not be able to dredge on their allotted land. As Shawn sleeps, Dylan is worried about the bet with his father; if he cannot get at least one rock with the bucket, he has to clean his father's truck with a toothbrush; if he wins, he gets $100. Steve shows Dylan how to operate the bucket. When the time comes, Dylan's lesson paid off as he picked up only one rock, all he needed, to win the bet.
On the "Wild Ranger," Vern is calling Elaine, who will not answer her phone and is late again for work, further crippling his fleet. Finally, Elaine shows up and she is no exception to Vern's wrath, daughter or not; she is part of the crew.
On "The Edge," John Bunce has arrived to help Zeke after a hard day's dredge. Zeke found gold in the sluice. Emily is still pissed off at Zeke. He does not want to end their friendship. They talk it out and hug each other, but time will tell. Back at their apartment, they cleaned up the sluice and found seven and a half ounces, a worthwhile day for the gold at least.
On the "Wild Ranger," the next day, Dan and Todd are missing from the beach and now Vern needsmore crew members. Dan went back to Kentucky and Todd to Arizona.
So far, for the season; "Christine Rose" found 249 ounces worth $411,547.20. The "Wild Ranger" found 23.5 ounces worth $38,840.80. "The Edge" had 21 ounces worth $34,708.80, and "Anchor Management" landlocked at 2.5 of an ounce for $4,132.00. Once again, the unpredictable people and weather make the "Bering Sea Gold" one tough find.