Episode 5 - The Big Freeze
Rookie off gridders Steve and Cassie face an emergency when their food supply is threatened by failing equipment, putting them and their 4-month old baby in danger. In a remote outpost near Curry, Dan Mawhinney’s cabin has taken a battering during the recent freeze. 71 year old Dan now faces a grueling 5 hour hike, exposed to the elements, to replace a broken window.
The ice storm has also wreaked havoc on the railroad, leaving track crews struggling to keep the trains rolling. Battling frozen switches and fighting to replace sections of rail - they’re under pressure to make the tracks safe for the freight train, But, the freight crew is facing a nightmare scenario of their own when their train jumps the tracks, and derails.