The long season comes to an end tonight on Discovery. In the “Gold Rush” finale, “Final Fury” the crews are still laboring late into their “summer” season as the Yukon River begins to freeze and icicles hang from the heavy machinery on the claim sites. If you don’t believe me, check out the sneak peek of the finale posted below. “Usually if it’s in the teens, it’s time to go home,” Dave Turin says.
“Usually” isn’t the word anyone would use for the Hoffman crew’s mining operation. At least it takes the guess work out of figuring out who won the season by mining the most gold. We know it’s not Todd Hoffman, right? If fans of the show didn’t already know he is a SMH moment in action, the mess in Oregon and the crew’s walkout had to seal the deal. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t make for great TV viewing, because he does, if for no other reason than to see the loyalty he inspires, even after the disastrous business decisions.
Freddie Dodge didn’t go away mad after the Oregon failures, he decided to find a way to put gold in his pocket, then turned around and pulled in Todd. Obviously Dodge didn’t have everything required to mine those parcels in Colorado and needed a partner, but did it have to be Todd Hoffman? Look, for purposes of “Gold Rush” it was a no-brainer. Unless Discovery is giving Freddie his own spinoff, he’d have to drag Todd along if he wanted to remain on the show.
There’s one more indignity for the Hoffman crew tonight and it results from a physical altercation. Tony Beets finds his impossible journey through the icy Yukon to get his dredge relocated might be over. Parker records the biggest weigh-in of his career and then teases his next journey. We’ll have more on that, so check back in for the details.!
“Gold Rush” airs its season finale on Discovery, Friday night March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Image/video used with permission of Discovery Communications