Tonight’s season finale episode of “Alaskan Bush People” was titled “Never Give Up.” The industrious Brown family lives on remote Chichagof Island in Alaska. On the last episode the large boat they bought to make a family business was experiencing problems. The Integrity is 73-years-old and part of the hull is rotted. With their first official hauling job about to be loaded; will they be able to make the necessary repairs to start their business?
Billy decides to patch the boat and take his chances. While the patch was drying, they loaded the boat with lumber, furniture, livestock, school supplies and a desk made from a1951 Mercury. As Matt was jumping down off the deck, his tooth necklace hit him in the eye and cut his eye. The nurse at the office told him that it was an abrasion and he should be alright in a few days and he makes it back to the boat before they take off.
As Billy is about to take off, the ship’s wheel is not responding, believing it is hydraulic fluid, they fill the reservoir and the boat starts turning. Why it leaked or where it was leaking; nobody knows. First they are heading to Elfin Cove to drop off the goats, then to Pelican before nightfall. As they head to South Indian Pass, one of the most dangerous channels in southeast Alaska. With the delays caused by Matt’s eye and the steering, they now head at the worst possible time. Boats have been lost in this area during changing tides. Billy sends matt and Bear up top to check the freight, to make sure it is secure. Once the freight is secure they are on their way. But Elfin Cove is too shallow for the Integrity, and now it is feared that they may hit rocks and damage the boat. Once they drop anchor, the guys are taking the goats to the Bell family via the skiff. The family has lived a life in the bush the same way the Browns have done.
Because the tides are not on their side, Billy decides to stay in the cove until morning. Not to waste a good opportunity, they take the skiff and go fishing and do very well. The next delivery is the lumber to a remote site. Next, in Pelican they deliver the wrestling mats. Nobody told them they had to remove the old mats, but these Brown guys are just about ready for anything. The coach lets them use his own four-wheeler to bring the mats back to the Integrity. Surely, they can use these mats for something. The last delivery is the desk and it goes to a happy customer.
Now back on the Integrity, they can unwind before heading home. During the ride home, Noah installed the mats on the boat’s floor. When they arrived home, their place was wrecked. The bears destroyed everything that was not nailed down. The hard work they put into the things like the bicycle generator, bush dryer and the smoker. One thing this family has is a “Never Give Up” attitude and until we see them again, they will be busy putting their homestead together as viewers can’t wait to see what happens on “Alaskan Bush People.”