Tonight’s episode of “Gold Rush” was titled “Golden Bombshell.” The episode begins at Scribner Creek, as Parker is just about done with the Boundary Cut that produced over a million dollars in gold. Parker and Rick confer as Parker wants to move Goldzilla to another spot. Rick Ness, as foreman believes that Fantasy Land is a better idea, as it is too small to move Goldzilla there, but right now the wash plant is close enough to do some mining there using rock trucks to move the pay. Parker agrees with Rick’s suggestion, as it has been sitting long enough to thaw.
At McKinnon Creek, the Hoffman crew is very concerned that Parker is ahead of him, and the Super Cut is not paying off the way they expected. Dave Turin checked a pan to find that lots of gold had been left behind. Suddenly, Todd yells to turn off the feeder as a huge boulder is stuck in the tailing chute. Logan told Kevin not to put wood in the truck. Sure enough, the jam was caused by wood that went through the feeder.
At Eureka Creek, Tony Beets has only 447 ounces so far with his million-dollar dredge. Tony wants Jason, the electrician to speed up the machinery. As the bucket line picks up speed, it gives twelve more buckets per minute than before. They will run at high speed for the next few days to see if it is more productive. However, as a huge rock is spotted, only three hours into their speed test, the grizzly bar was put down to prevent it from going further down the line. Once the bar was down, the rock was going too fast and with less time for the rock to roll away, it got stuck under the next bucket breaking the hinge mechanism on the grizzly bar. Matt Beaudry was able to weld it.
At McKinnon Creek, they are running bedrock for three days straight to beat Parker. Soon Dave finds something wrong with the wash plant. Freddy Dodge climbs inside to see what is wrong with the shaker. He manages a bush fix for the repair, and the rest is up to the welders. Once back in operation the fix holds.
At Scribner Creek, the night shift is rolling through Fantasy Land. In the morning, Rick does his morning inspection and sees that the screens are torn apart. With hours of repairs ahead, Parker shows up, and he is mad. Mitch has a lot of work on his hands, and Rick is getting the blame. It took ten hours of welding to get the plant operational.
At Eureka Creek, they are testing the gold from the two-day speed up. They got 56 ounces and will hit their target each week for the rest of the season, and Tony feels that Gene is the man who did it.
At Scribner Creek, the last truck out of Fantasy Land is loaded and ready to find out if it paid off. Only 98 ounces were truly a fantasy and Rick’s suspicion did not pay off.
At McKinnon Creek, the Hoffman crew and family are having a meal together. Dave has the crew digging deeper into bedrock. Jack came in with 279 ounces, their biggest haul yet. Now Todd has overtaken Parker to be king. The next morning, Peter Tallman comes by unannounced to tell Todd that they plan to sell the property. Todd asks the price, and it is five million dollars. However, Peter feels it is important to tell Todd that one of the potential buyers is Parker on this episode of “Gold Rush.”