I holler about Gold Rush
**See update at bottom. During the next episode mechanic James Harness is expected to be fired from the Hoffman crew. From the trailers aired this past Friday it sounds as though Harness may have pocketed a little gold for himself during the season. We’ll have to wait till March 2nd for the bloody details. See also, The Todd Hoffman Motif.
The quotes from Friday night’s trailer that led to the above (perhaps premature) conclusion are when Todd Hoffman says “what was James doing in the gold room?” and “I think this is where we part ways.” (speaking to James)
Even Discovery Channel Press says that “in a shocking development, one miner is kicked out of the Hoffman crew.” Click here for source.
Please note this article is not an indictment of Harness… but rather a conversational piece based on the trailer for the March 2nd episode.
**Update from March 2nd episode – James Harness was fired from the crew for not pulling his weight in season two. It was obvious he wasn’t focused on doing his job. As a result, equipment remained broken for days while James was doing ‘other things’.
They held James at fault for not hitting their 100 oz. goal.
Also, Jack Hoffman has gotten back surgery. His back is no longer in pain and he is no longer addicted to Morphine.