Last night’s special episode of the Discovery series of “Alaskan Bush People” was titled “Browntown or Bust.” All nine members of the Brown family have lived on remote Chichagof Island in Alaska. As the episode begins, Browntown is silent for the first time as their hopes of a permanent home in Alaska began to fall apart.
On the season finale, the Brown family was forced out of their home when once again, a bear destroyed their home and just about everything in it forcing them to leave. Furthermore, forcing them to leave was the health concerns of patriarch Billy Brown, who had another seizure while the boys were on another hauling job. For the last three months, Browntown has been empty, but the time has come for the Wolfpack to return to reclaim their homestead. The production crew of Discovery had their problems too. However, fans love the Brown family and cannot wait for their return.
The Browns aka Wolfpack has their own way of speaking and living. Their first full summer showed them facing adversity in ways that would send others running to a stable home free from the wilderness. They faced illness from Ami and Billy. Billy is getting the treatment he needs in the Lower 48.
This Wolfpack was born to be wild and will be returning to their homestead in Alaska. As the girls tend the garden, the boys build a scarecrow to keep the garden predators away. However, one thing they had to deal with was the tides that in winter are much higher and even flooded their garden.
When they left Browntown, they took Mr. Cupcake, but all of the cats stayed behind. Unseen footage showed the cats without fear of the bears, no matter how much bigger they are. Before they left, they built a root cellar from a huge circuit box that was in the Hoonah dump. In a sneak peek of the new season, Bear and Gabe decided to build a mechanical bull from an oil drum with huge springs.
While in Seattle, Washington, the Browns stayed as physically fit as possible. The things they missed during the summer were: Ami not being able to cook as she does in the bush. The guys were not able to play with knives and guns in the city because it could lead to dire consequences.
Another sneak peek of the new season showed Noah, who slipped and was hurt while walking. The family has become friends with the camera crew and while in Seattle, missed them too. When they went for the deer hunt up to the Alpine, Alex Terrazas, the director of photography twisted his ankle very badly, but the family made a bush cast and made him as comfortable as possible. The family continued to their hunt, and Gabe spotted a buck and got him with one shot. Alex was disturbed because he did not catch it on film.
The Brown’s hauling business was another thing they missed while away. Paul, the man who gave them the opportunity to start their hauling business, let them work one day harvesting sea cucumbers. These creatures are found on the bottom of the sea and contain a lot of water. They had to poke them with a knife and let the water out. It was not a fun job for the guys, but a job nonetheless.
When it was time to leave Browntown, even Billy was afraid of the big city. All nine family members were forced to stay in a hotel. When Bear spotted some workers on a roof, he had to suppress the urge to climb up there too. However, while Billy was under the doctor’s care, his only wish was to return to the bush, and they will return to the bush because this is the home of the “Alaskan Bush People.”