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Season 8 / Episode 16 and airs on 21 January 2019 02:00
Alaska: The Last Frontier follows the Kilcher family and their simple, off-the-grid lifestyle.The show documents the extended Kilcher family, descendants of a Swiss immigrant Alaska pioneer, at their homestead 11 miles outside of Homer. By living without plumbing or modern heating, the clan must subsist by hunting and preparing for the long winters. The Kilcher family are relatives of the singer Jewel.
Southern Alaska is hit by an earthquake and the Kilcher's fight to open access to their roads. Elsewhere, Atz Lee leaves his family to mend his new homestead.
Mother Nature continues her onslaught on the Kilcher homestead; Otto, Charlotte, Jane, Bonnie and August scramble to save a hay barn; Atz Lee and Sr. begin building Atz Lee's new cabin.
The Kilchers rush to make headway on time sensitive projects; Otto, Charlotte, and Eivin travel to rescue a family relic; the first fishing trip of the year leaves Eve and Jane lost at sea.
The rush to complete projects intensifies as Otto's surgery looms; the herd's food supply is threatened; Atz Lee and Jane reunite after a month apart.
After years of procrastination, Otto goes under the knife; Jane must take care of the farm and deliver her first calf alone; Eivin and Atz Lee scout the Head of the Bay, but their findings won't ease Otto's concerns.
With Otto recovering from surgery, Levi heads to Alaska to lead the annual spring cattle drive with Eivin; Otto's unwillingness to step aside puts him in danger.
The Kilchers gather for Thanksgiving dinner at the old family barn and show thanks to friends and family that helped out in the past year.
Otto puts his recovery at risk to help save a paralyzed cow; Jane and Atz Lee put their differences aside to prepare for winter; Atz Senior prepares for a very special visitor: his daughter and singer-songwriter, Jewel.
The Monster Catch - Singer Jewel returns to the homestead with her son and rides out to assist a neighbor; the Kilcher men work to save Shane's cabin; Atz Lee and Jane investigate signs of a bear.
When Cows Attack - The Kilchers attack the biggest jobs in this mega episode! The men reclaim lumber for Shane's cabin. Jewel saddles up and rides again to help a neighbor. Eve makes a gruesome discovery. Atz Lee and Jane encounter signs of an aggressive bear.
Otto flies a massive greenhouse to a new location using a helicopter; Eve takes on the role of provider and learns a new skill to feed her family; Atz Lee risks his recovery to continue his cabin build alone.
The Kilchers celebrate Christmas with a one of a kind gift exchange, using their ingenuity to make homemade gifts.
Fall brings big changes to the homestead. Tensions flare between Otto and August in their last mission before August leaves for college. Atz Lee, Sr., and Jane work on Atz Lee's new cabin, but Jane still has doubts. Eivin builds a special surprise.
Frigid temperatures sweep into southern Alaska and the Kilchers need to get jobs done before the freeze.
Otto pays for his hernia surgery and ends up with gold fever; Jane and Eivin search a remote island for enough deer to last the winter; Atz Lee faces down old fears and reaches new heights as he races the freeze in order to complete his cabin.
The Kilchers look to the future as winter looms; Atz Sr passes on vital survival knowledge; Atz Lee embarks on a risky solo hunt to a remote and dangerous island; Eivin builds the ideal boat for his young family's adventures on the water.
Otto and Charlotte fight to round up their cattle; Atz Lee and Jane come to a decision about his cabin; Eivin and Eve take the new boat on a maiden fishing journey; Shane and Kelli brace for unexpected news about her health.
The Kilchers face daily conflicts from Mother Nature and one another as they survive in the Alaskan wilderness; unseen footage and fan questions.
The Kilcher men share the importance of communication between fathers and sons, especially in the face of danger.
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