Tonight's first episode of "Gold Rush is an interactive compilation of two episodes fans have previously enjoyed. This time they get to Tweet their feelings as the show goes on and hear from the people who brought "Gold Rush" to their televisions.
As the episode starts, Todd is trying to get the big trammel going, but the motor is close to burning up. Fortunately, an old motor brings them instant relief and a prayer that the oldie hangs tough. Tweet from "kellyyygirl" is feeling bad for the crew that just keeps having problem after problem.
At Indian River, the other half of the Hoffman crew is working on their wash plant. "Zachary_Eckel" tweets that the Hoffman's need a run of good luck. That would be a nice change. Todd goes to Indian River to tell Steve that he needs another seven ounces before his chief investor shows up. More tweets with words of encouragement keep coming through.
At the Big Nugget mine in Smith Creek, Parker is praying for good luck. Tweets wishing him the best of luck as many have been rooting for him since the beginning. "UPCaliente" tweeted that Parker is one awesome dude. Parker tries to keep the Smith Creek mine alive. A new road and working through the winter will hopefully pay off. Now each pan of dirt has stopped producing gold.
The Dakota boys, Dustin and Fred have been trying to pump out the glory hole to find gold. Fred then hit something rare; a feeling that he just hit something big, it is another smaller glory hole next to the main one. He sends some dirt up to the camp for Melody to pan. As they are panning the sample from the newest glory hole, they are seeing a few pieces of gold; enough to make Fred smile.
Back at Indian River, Dave is under the gun to find seven more ounces of gold. Suddenly, wash plant loses power. The 480 volt box has short circuited and burned a big mark on the metal. Hopefully, it is just only loose wire and not a bad circuit. Fingers are crossed, and it is just the wire, then back to the gold.
Parker's first shot did not pay off. He brought in Tony Beets, a legend in mining to give him advice. Tony's advice is to drill holes, and drill more holes. Parker is drilling for bedrock, hopefully not too far down. At 25 feet, then 40 feet and finally 50 feet down to keep the dream alive. No bedrock until 88 feet down and no gold to be found. Sorry Parker!
The second day at Porcupine Creek, they are digging Fred's mini glory hole. Fred's life savings are sunk into this mine. Now for the payoff, 18.7 ounces of gold. Fred's mini glory hole was a winner and worth $30,000.
At Indian River, Dave is trying to find that extra seven ounces before Dave shows up. Quartz Creek is where Jason arrived arrived, nobody is there. Now he is gunning for Todd. As they are washing the last bucket, they found enough gold to make Jason a happy investor.
Parker goes to tell his grandpa John that Smith Creek is barren. However, when he gets there, he finds out that he is sicker than they thought and will need surgery. Tears in Parker's eyes tell the tale, but John is not ready to cash in his chips yet, yet; he only 92 years old. Tweets come in wishing John the best of luck, the Tweeters are true fans of the people on this show.
At Quartz Creek, the mine produced the seven ounces and fourteen more. Now Jason can get back to his business. He now wants them to retrieve 350 ounces total from both mines in two weeks, Todd and Dave believe they can do it, they are now officially gold miners and the sky is the limit on "Gold Rush."