Brennan Saves the Day | Gold Rush

Brennan Saves the Day | Gold Rush


Narrator: IF BRENNAN CAN’T FIX
THE TAILINGS PROBLEM AT BIG RED,
PARKER RISKS LOSING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Brennan: AS YOU CAN SEE,
OUR FINE TAILINGS JUST WON’T STOP BUILDING UP. SO MY PLAN IS TO CUT A HOLE
THROUGH THIS ROAD AND SEND A MOAT IN
TO THAT END OF THE CUT. Narrator:
THE TAILINGS POND IS FULL. BRENNAN PLANS TO CREATE
AN OPENING IN THE BERM, ALLOWING WATER AND FINE TAILINGS
TO FLOW OUT INTO LOWER GROUND. ♪♪ I JUST HOPE THAT PARKER SEES
THAT I TOOK ON A CHALLENGE TO GET IT DONE
AND IT’S GONNA WORK. THE REASON WHY I ASKED
FOR MORE RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PROVE THAT I CAN DO IT. THIS IS GONNA GET
US ONE STEP CLOSER TO OUR 6,000-OUNCE GOAL
THAT WE SET. ♪♪ WHAT THE [BLEEP] SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE PUMP. MITCH, MITCH, GOT A COPY? I THINK THE PUMP’S ON FIRE, MAN. YOU BETTER GET
DOWN THERE QUICK. HEY, SHUT IT OFF! ♪♪ GET OUT OF THE WAY.
TURN THE KEY OFF. WHOO. AT LEAST WE CAUGHT IT BEFORE
IT DID COMPLETELY BLOW UP. ♪♪ -WHOA.
-YEAH. Brennan: SHE WAS JUST
SPITTING EVERYWHERE. [ COUGHING ] WE JUST GOT TO SEE EXACTLY
WHAT’S CAUSING THIS. ♪♪ WHAT’D YOU DO? Mitch: BRENNAN DEFINITELY SAVED
THE PUMP TODAY. IF IT WOULD HAVE KEPT RUNNING, IT WOULD HAVE BURNT
TO THE GROUND. WHAT HAPPENED? STARTED ROLLING COAL,
SO THEY SHUT IT DOWN. IT WAS OVERHEATING. THE EXHAUST STACKS VIBRATED
AND ROLLED OVER THIS WAY. SO THEN IT WAS JUST WITH
THE INTAKE BEING RIGHT HERE, IT JUST SUCKED RIGHT BACK IN. SO THAT WILL DEFINITELY DO IT. CAN WE JUST LIGHT EVERYTHING
ON FIRE AND WALK AWAY? I THINK IT WAS TRYING
TO DO THAT ON ITS OWN. FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS
GET THAT EXHAUST STRAIGHT UP. GET IT BACK
WHERE IT BELONGS. I THINK AS LONG AS THIS THING
WILL FIRE BACK UP, IT’LL RUN. [ MOTOR RUNNING ] [ LAUGHING ]
THAT’S WHY WE LOVE IT! Brennan: DUDE. IT’S A GOOD THING THAT BRENNAN
CAUGHT THAT PUMP WHEN HE DID. THOSE ARE THE LITTLE THINGS
THAT WHEN YOU CATCH IN TIME, IT’S NOT TOO BIG OF A DEAL. BUT IF HE WOULDN’T HAVE
CAUGHT THAT, IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE LOST
A LOT OF TIME, A LOT OF GOLD. FIRE IT UP!

17 Comments

  1. Ok I’m REALLY DISAPPOINTED,
    LETS SEE IF ANYONE ELSE AGREES.

    PARKER WAS VERY QUICK TO TROUNCE ON BRENNAN ABOUT THE TAILINGS BUILDING UP , I MEAN BRUTAL TOWARDS A FRIEND AND A EMPLOYEE AND A FOREMAN..
    BUT WHEN BRENNAN SAVES THE WATER PUMP PARKER WAS ALMOST UNAPPRECIATED TOWARDS BRENNAN…

    PARKER IF YOU CONTINUE TO TRASH YOUR GUYS, NOT ONLY ARE YOU DEMORALIZING THEM BUT YOUR GOING TO FIND OUT THEY DONT WORK NEARLY AS HARD AS THEY WOULD … IN OTHERWORDS A PAT ON THE BACK GOES A LONG WAYS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT EMPLOYEE IS TRYING AS HARD AS BRENNAN IS TO IMPRESS YOU.

  2. More faked TV on Discovery. They weren't running the plant while Brennan was digging the ditch, so the pump wasn't even running. Then notice the gauge shot with the engine off shows full oil pressure, not to mention the air filters are chocked full yet nobody changed them to start the pump back up. I'm getting pretty sick of staged and scripted non reality shows

  3. I don't know but Brennan's kinda numb….He seems like a nice guy just doesn't reflect foreman material like Rick had before he left. Parker is brave for giving him increased responsibilities.

  4. I said this in another comment reply, but it bears repeating here:

    Parker is young, and yes his people skills need work BUT:

    He is running a HUGE operation, costing thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars a DAY, with a screwed up contract in one of the harshest environments.

    Yet, he is STILL making more money in one season than most of us will ever make in our lifetimes.

    Third, just as in most military units, when you are working in a dangerous environment, under intense time pressure, talking to someone like a delicate flower goes right out the window..there is NO TIME for polite small talk, everything has to be said quickly (and around all that machinery, loud) to be heard and understood. My own family found that out the hard way when I got back from my military duty, my whole manner of talking was changed to short, direct "orders" (peppered with a lot of f-bombs too.)

    Finally, this is edited T.V. What you see on the show are the most dramatic moments taken during several days. Until you actually go to Parker's claim, and hang around in person for a day or two, none of us have any idea what he is really like.

  5. Brennan Gives His Best Always, Team Player, Great Instincts, Replying with Actions…. Attention to surroundings, Repairs, Best Approach
    Parker Team Touch with Grampa ❤️💖😊👆🙋

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