When the swampers can’t come to an agreement over the best place to set their hunting ground, they make a friendly wager as to which team can catch the most snakes overall, as well as who can bag the biggest python in the new episode “Python Gamble.” Bill, Chase and Troy try to get an immediate leg up in the competition by revisiting a highly profitable honey hole from a previous season. Elsewhere, Bruce and Zak turn their focus to an abandoned Cold War bomb shelter.
Season 8 wraps up with a finale called “Dinner Party the Invent a Dish Episode,” which gives cast members James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano an opportunity to show off their artistic abilities while dining on guilty pleasures. To finish the season, the guys invite legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to help judge their works of art. Also: Q flips the doubloon to determine whether or not there will be another season.
In the new episode “Vaulting Ambition,” Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) heads to the ISS Charon bearing a special “gift” for the Emperor. Elsewhere, with some unexpected help, Stamets (Anthony Rapp) gains some much-needed clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network, and Saru (Doug Jones) turns to L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) for help. Jason Isaacs and Shazad Latif also star.
Mike flies into the Kodiak backcountry on a quest to find some rich bear-hunting grounds in the new episode “Meltdown: Loaded for Bear.” Meanwhile, Jason races the clock to complete a barn before his new herd of goats arrives, while Harry and Kidd track down the bear that attacked their cattle. Elsewhere, Josh creates a water supply for his growing herd of bison, and Jason adds to the food stores and turns a profit with a recent bear kill.