Black Gold
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Black Gold
First Aired: June 18th, 2008
Status: Ended
Genre: Reality
Air Time: Wednesday, 10:00 PM
Network: truTV
Summary: Wildcatters and their crews race each other from location to location as they try to be the first to tap into some of the last remaining oil reserves in Texas. The stakes are higher than they've ever been with the dwindling supply of oil and the risk involved in striking oil in Black Gold.
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# of Episodes: 46
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Season 5
Episode 1: Under Pressure
Air Date: December 19th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Summary: The 5th season of Black Gold gets off to a hot start with temps - and tempers - rising, with no end in sight. Brandon struggles to keep a crew on Rig 28, and puts his hands at risk by running a bare bones operation. When a worm hits the dirt, it could be the end of his drilling days. Cheston's found a new gig with plenty of perks, but gets lonely on his own. Will a heartfelt plea from his pal be enough to get him back with Big Dog?? And when a gas leak sends the roughnecks running, will they all make it out alive??
Episode 2: Home Sweet Homelessness
Air Date: December 26th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Summary: Brandon does not show up for work and is kicked out by his girlfriend; the crew gets some much needed reinforcement.
Episode 3: Growing Pains
Air Date: January 2nd, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Brandon gives Cheston a lesson in drilling; Cheston risks his friendship with Brandon; the landowner reiterates a deadline to Oscar; Brandon has legal troubles.
Episode 4: Drilling Lessons
Air Date: January 9th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Cheston walks a fine line between loyalty and self preservation when Brandon lets him down yet again, and he must seek out the help of a rival driller - behind his best friend's back. Brandon is put on final notice by Oscar when his own job is threatened. And, a worm's butterfingers might cost the rig big time, as a small mistake halts drilling - and could spell a stack out for the rough necks.
Episode 5: Double Cross
Air Date: January 16th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: A deadly gas build up threatens the crew, and it's up to Brandon to soar high above the rig to try and relieve the pressure. Things turn tense when Freddie comes by for an impromptu rig inspection, and the friction between the boys builds up at couples therapy.? They try at let loose with some lakeside R&R, but the law is not far behind.?
Episode 6: End of the Line
Air Date: January 23rd, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Brandon runs into legal problems and is upset when Cheston doesn't bail him out; and to compound matters, Oscar is tiring of Brandon's all-too-frequent no-shows. Later, Cheston squares off against Mitch in a battle for the vacant driller position.
Episode 7: Aftermath
Air Date: January 30th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Competition for the driller position heats up; Freddie doubts Cheston's ability; Brandon's antics catch the attention of the police; Oscar and the crew are unhappy when Freddie sends in some help.
Episode 8: The Final Countdown
Air Date: February 6th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: A dangerous explosion rocks the roughnecks of Rig 28, and it's an all-out sprint to finish the fourth and final hole before the looming deadline. With no driller to take charge, Freddie commands Oscar to do it himself. That doesn't sit well with Mitch, who's been gunning for the job. A battle between the two leaves only one man standing - but not for long, as an injury takes out a key player. And finally, Brandon's long awaited day in court arrives, and he must face the consequences of last year's brutal assault.
Episode 9: Digging Deep
Air Date: February 13rd, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: When a pressure spike causes a cave in and brings the rig to a screeching halt, Oscar steps up to the drilling slot to keep the rig running. A visit from his family reminds him of what is truly at stake. With their competition to become a Big Dog driller on hold, Mitch and Cheston have a spitting contest of sorts - roughneck style. Cheston's attempt to earn bonus points with Oscar by helping out with rig repairs backfires - big time. And a heart to heart with his father brings Brandon to tears - and closer to the root of his anger issues.
Episode 10: Showdown on Rig 28
Air Date: February 20th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Oscar takes out frustrations on his slacking crew; Cheston's girlfriend distracts him while he's working; Mitch risks a parole violation.
Episode 11: TBA
Air Date: February 27th, 2013, 10:00 PM