The only guy I have any respect for is the guy from the family-run quarry that joined them this year (Thurber?). It's obvious as hell that he's got a good head on his shoulders, even if it's being surrounded by retards. Watching the show, I was amazed at how well shit was going for them... actually got up and running in a few days, pans of gold, etc. I was actually kind of depressed to see that. But then Fred shows up and kicks them out. AWESOME! They're all pissed at Fred, but it was really Todd that fucked them over. Missing a payment on the lease was what caused that shit to happen, and I don't think Fred did anything at all wrong. It's a business, and he did what any businessman would do, and that's take advantage of an opportunity that presented itself. I hope he recovers a ton of gold out of Jack's fucking glory hole. And speaking of Jack... driving off into the distance in his beloved 400? I laughed so fucking hard I was crying. He's the biggest problem on that crew... and watching him do shit his way because he thinks he knows what he's doing is just an accident waiting to happen. Them re-positioning that pump was case in point. It took Thurber to get him to just back up 6 feet and fix the problem, all while Jack's just being an idiot. The one good thing that I've seen was that the mechanic's got some relief from his back pain. That was very cool of those docs to step up and help him, and I'm no expert, but it was plain to see from that MRI that it's a serious bit of damage he's got. I don't wish constant pain like that on anyone, so seeing him get the relief and being able to rejoin this year was a great thing. I also like his approach to shit, like when he redid that wiring. He did the right thing, even if Jack was being a whiny little bitch behind him.