The Big Dog Big Wigs come down hard on Oscar to pick up the pace, forcing him to take it out on his slacking crew.
When a pressure spike causes a cave in and brings the rig to a screeching halt, Oscar steps up to the drilling slot to keep the rig running. A visit from his family reminds him of what is truly at stake. With their competition to become a Big Dog driller on hold, Mitch and Cheston have a spitting contest of sorts - roughneck style. Cheston's attempt to earn bonus points with Oscar by helping out with rig repairs backfires - big time. And a heart to heart with his father brings Brandon to tears - and closer to the root of his anger issues.
A dangerous explosion rocks the roughnecks of Rig 28, and it's an all-out sprint to finish the fourth and final hole before the looming deadline. With no driller to take charge, Freddie commands Oscar to do it himself. That doesn't sit well with Mitch, who's been gunning for the job. A battle between the two leaves only one man standing - but not for long, as an injury takes out a key player. And finally, Brandon's long awaited day in court arrives, and he must face the consequences of last year's brutal assault.
Competition for the driller position gets heated, and when Freddie has major doubts about Cheston's ability, he struggles to prove his worth against Mitchell, despite a crushing deadline looming overhead. Meanwhile, with Brandon left to his own devices and no rig to call home, his antics once again catch the attention of the Midland P.D. In an attempt to get things moving, Freddie sends some new blood in to whip Rig 28 into shape - and Oscar and his crew are not happy about it. Plus, a major disaster could have the crew running for their lives.
Brandon has a run in with the law far from home, and when his buddy Cheston breaks a promise to bust him out of jail, there is hell to pay on the home front.? Oscar has had enough of no-show Brandon, and it looks like his days working for Big Dog may be over.? Will the crew left standing in the wake of his epic blow up be able to overcome a major mechanical breakdown without Brandon around to fix it??? Plus, a competition between Cheston and Mitch arises to fill the vacant driller slot - and all bets are off when it comes to this battle.?
A deadly gas build up threatens the crew, and it's up to Brandon to soar high above the rig to try and relieve the pressure. Things turn tense when Freddie comes by for an impromptu rig inspection, and the friction between the boys builds up at couples therapy.? They try at let loose with some lakeside R&R, but the law is not far behind.?
Cheston walks a fine line between loyalty and self preservation when Brandon lets him down yet again, and he must seek out the help of a rival driller - behind his best friend's back. Brandon is put on final notice by Oscar when his own job is threatened. And, a worm's butterfingers might cost the rig big time, as a small mistake halts drilling - and could spell a stack out for the rough necks.
Brandon keeps his promise to Cheston and gives him a drilling lesson, but after losing time with a twist off, things don't play out as planned and Cheston risks their friendship by talking to a rival driller in the hopes of coming out on top.? Things get ugly when Cheston bails on work after Brandon blows up at him.? Meanwhile, Landowner Larry lays down the law to Oscar - if they don't make their deadline, they could lose it all.?? And, Brandon's legal troubles have him facing down both a 20 year sentence - and the wrath of the Big Dog Brass.???
Brandon's always been an elusive dude, but when he doesn't show up to work, something has to be wrong - very wrong. A stint in the hospital and some time in therapy don't quite cure what ails him - and time away from work could cost him his job. Things aren't any better on the home front - after being kicked out by his girlfriend, will he be able to swallow his pride and accept a helping hand from his best friend, Cheston? Or will he continue on his downward spiral? Back at the rig, the crew gets some much needed reinforcement - but from someone who might add a bit more drama than they can handle.
The 5th season of Black Gold gets off to a hot start with temps - and tempers - rising, with no end in sight. Brandon struggles to keep a crew on Rig 28, and puts his hands at risk by running a bare bones operation. When a worm hits the dirt, it could be the end of his drilling days. Cheston's found a new gig with plenty of perks, but gets lonely on his own. Will a heartfelt plea from his pal be enough to get him back with Big Dog?? And when a gas leak sends the roughnecks running, will they all make it out alive??
Rig 28 feels the heat as a rival driller pays Oscar and his crew a visit. The competition gets a little close for comfort as the crew finishes the third and final hole in Big Dog's challenge.? Finally, the remaining roughnecks learn if they will feast or famine when news of their long awaited bonuses come in.
Rig 28 struggles as Driller Brandon Watson's absence hits home.? Josh Wheeler tries to "Ride, Rank, Make Bank," at the rodeo, but it could cost him his job at the rig. Tank Hannon shows up to settle the score after he lost his title to Cheston McElhaney last year in a bar room brawl.
In the most dramatic episode of Black Gold yet, Brandon's demons catch up with him, leaving Aaron Wheeler a victim of a brutal assault.? With felony assault charges looming overhead, Driller Brandon Watson is forced to turn himself in to the Federal Marshalls.
Cheston McElhaney begs for his job back but Brandon is hesitant to forgive and forget. A missing $50,000 bit shuts down drilling and Oscar pursues a suspect. Roughneck betrayal sends Big Dog's biggest asset Brandon Watson on a rampage.
Cheston guns for a promotion only to find himself fighting for his job. Drilling on the Rig grinds to a halt while a competitor's rig appears on the horizon. And a petty sandwich mix-up pushes Brandon over the edge.
The long arm of the law catches up with Brandon Watson, and the Big Dog driller could face hard time.? Brandon finds trouble on the job too when a slacker crew sent to help with the rig move mouths off - forcing him to challenge them to an afterhours fight.
From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to make millions.
It gets plenty hot in Midland, Texas but the fiery conflict between Brandon and Cheston is about to explode when these two clash on the steel decks of Rig 28 in the fifth season of Black Gold. The chaos and tension doesn't end when the whistle blows at the end of their shift because these two bad boys are now roommates. For the drilling duo, home is now like a 24/7 cage fight.
From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to make millions. It's a fight to the finish as the roughnecks of Rig 28 fight with the hot-tempered new landowner, fight with each other, and fight for their jobs.
From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to make millions. This season of Black Gold takes you inside the real life action, conflict, and competition as the race for America's buried treasure really heats up!
Early 20th Century- Arabia.
Under the unforgiving desert sky, two warring leaders come face to face. The bodies of their warriors litter the battlefield. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika (ANTONIO BANDERAS), lays down his peace terms to his rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah (MARK STRONG). The two men agree that neither may lay claim to the area of no man's land between them called The Yellow Belt. In return and according to the tribal customs of the time, Nesib will "adopt" - or take hostage- Amar's two boys Saleeh (AKIN GAZI) and Auda (TAHAR RAHIM); a guarantee that neither man can invade the other. Years later, Saleeh and Auda have grown into young men. Saleeh, the warrior, itches to escape his gilded cage and return to his father's land. Auda cares only for books and the pursuit of knowledge. One day, their adopted father Nesib is visited by an American oil man from Texas (COREY JOHNSON). He tells the Emir that his land is blessed with oil and promises him riches beyond his imagination.
Nesib imagines a realm of infinite possibility, a kingdom with roads, schools and hospitals all paid for by the black gold beneath the barren sand. There is only one problem. The precious oil is located in the Yellow Belt.
Saleeh is killed in his attempts to escape and return to his father’s kingdom. The task of negotiating peace between the two kingdoms falls to young Auda. Nesib orchestrates the wedding of his beautiful daughter, Princess Leyla (FREIDA PINTO) to Auda. Though that union is borne of political convenience, ridding Nesib of his final obligations to his peace treaty with Amar, for Auda and Leyla their marriage is the symbol of a new beginning, a love that began in their childhood and the chance to shape the world around them. Auda is sent to Salmaah as an emissary of peace. Reunited with his father Amar, he discovers a new outlook on life, one based on devotion, piety and humility. His father offers him a seemingly impossible task, to cross the forbidding desert landscape of the House of Allah, along with his half-brother Ali (RIZ AHMED), as a decoy with nothing more than a ragtag army of thieves. The idea is to trick Nesib and allow Amar to mobilise his real army and conquer the kingdom of Hobeika. Through his journey, which is filled with many spectacular battles against rival tribes and clansmen and sees him free the beautiful slave girl Aicha (LIYA KEBEDE), Auda is transformed from a librarian into a leader.
The stage is now set for an epic showdown for control of the Yellow Belt, for control of the two kingdoms, for control of the future.
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