On tonight’s Discovery Channel special episode of “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” the episode was titled “The Lost Episode.” The Kilcher family lives a life of subsistence in and around their homestead off Kachemak Bay in southern Alaska. For over seventy-five years, the Kilcher family came from Switzerland to carve a new life for their family. With a six hundred and forty-acre homestead to tend to, working the land is a brutal task.
This lost episode travels back before Atz Lee had his accident and reveals a surprise he had for Jane. She was raised in the city of Anchorage, Alaska and said if anyone told her that she would marry a man with an outhouse, she would have slapped them silly. However, she is a true frontier woman capable of doing so much to sustain their existence.
The surprise he is planning is to renew their vows in the same place where they got married ten years ago at the head of the bay. He needs help from the family and only needs to keep it a secret for one day. Otto and Charlotte are going to give them the old covered wagon for a honeymoon suite. Eivin is making a Kilcher family crest for them out of metal parts he welds together.
Atz Sr. has an injury that keeps his one arm in a sling. However, he is determined to find some roots for the wedding arch. They were high above on a mountain ledge, and he climbed up there anyway as Bonnie worried down below. He did make it off the ledge in one piece with great roots too.
As Charlotte and Otto are trying to get the honeymoon wagon hooked up to the tractor, Otto nearly got run over by a runaway tractor, then as he was in the excavator, he almost smashed it as he moved the bucket out of its path.
Jane is gardening with her friend English John, who is keeping her busy while the family made plans for the surprise. Jane would rather be fishing than gardening any day.
Atz Lee is at his friend Liam’s and brought several items that can be made into a wedding ring. She is allergic to precious metals, so a ring made of wood will suffice. In all ten years of their marriage, she has never had a wedding ring. The materials Atz Lee brought are from her favorite place to go fishing.
While Otto and Charlotte were preparing the wedding wagon, one of their horses got spooked. Their youngest son, August took care of the horse, and all was well, but spooked horses can be dangerous.
Atz Sr. and Bonnie soaked the roots until they were pliable and constructed a very nice arch. To keep her occupied long enough, Atz Lee took Jane to a place where he knew there were no fish, just to keep her occupied. Finally, it was time to wish her a happy anniversary and stroll over to where they said their vows. He even brought her jacket that she wore, and although she did not expect something was happening; she was not used to him being mushy.
When Jane saw the arch and all the flowers, she was shocked. Eve made her a bouquet and when the vows were said and done, Jane finally got a wedding band. She then sat in the honeymoon wagon, as Atz Lee drove the tractor to take them away to their cabin for the private celebration on this episode of “Alaska: The Last Frontier.”