Alaska: The Last Frontier

10 Best Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier - Season 5

Following the Kilchers provides a look into life off the grid, where going without running water and electricity and having limited contact with the outside world is part of the daily routine. While capturing the spirit of pioneer living is never easy, Alaska: The Last Frontier transports you to a place where day-to-day life is truly different from what we know.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E13

#15 - Recovery Road (Season 5 - Episode 13)

As fall comes to a close, Atz Lee confronts the reality of recovering from his accident. To feed their families, Eivin and Jane venture miles at sea in search of massive halibut. The rush to complete the fall harvest puts Eve and Otto in harm's way.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 103 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E6

#14 - One Small Flush for Man (Season 5 - Episode 6)


As spring draws to a close, Otto and August dig into a monumental plumbing project. Included: Eivin attempts to help, but loses control of his truck; Atz Sr. searches for two predators threatening the Kilcher property; Atz Lee and Jane give Shane a hand with his cabin.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 84 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E10

#13 - The Fall (Season 5 - Episode 10)

After a feverish summer of work, the Kilchers prepare for winter. Included: Eivin scales treacherous peaks to fill his freezer; Otto helps with Shane's cabin build, while it takes a perilous turn; and for Atz Lee, one fateful step leads to catastrophe.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 79 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E12

#12 - A Very Kilcher Christmas (Season 5 - Episode 12)


The Kilchers create homemade gifts for their loved ones; Otto has an explosive gift for Charlotte; Jane builds a musical present for Atz Lee; Eivin constructs a dual-use vehicle.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 95 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E8

#11 - Olden Days, Olden Ways (Season 5 - Episode 8)

The Kilchers pay tribute to the family's dearly departed patriarch and matriarch, Yule and Ruth, by preparing a feast using strictly old-fashioned methods.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 82 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E3

#10 - Fear and Floating (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Spring arrives on the homestead. Included: Atz and Atz Lee attempt to tame wild stallions at the head of the bay; at the same time, Otto, Eivin, Charlotte and Jane must innovate to protect their calves and overcome threats to their herd.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 91 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E14

#9 - New Beginnings (Season 5 - Episode 14)

Otto and Charlotte build a staircase at the homestead. Elsewhere, Atz Lee comes to an important realization about his recovery while Eiven and Eve welcome a new family member.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 95 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E11

#8 - Hard Road Home (Season 5 - Episode 11)


Otto and Charlotte set out on an urgent rescue mission; Atz Sr., Eivin, Shane and Nikos come together to help Atz Lee.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 71 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E5

#7 - Mobility, Mo' Problems (Season 5 - Episode 5)

The Kilcher family brace for summer on the homestead; Atz Lee treks to forbidding Perl Island for an emergency crash course in wilderness survival; and Jane fights with creatures from the deep for food.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 90 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E9

#6 - No Rain, Big Pain (Season 5 - Episode 9)


A hot summer threatens the Kilcher cattle; Atz Lee joins forces with a remote homesteading master to learn how to tame the frontier; Jane comes face-to-face with a bear; Shane and Kelli make progress on their cabin; and Findlay gets a safe place to play.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 85 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E2

#5 - Blood, Sweat & Beers (Season 5 - Episode 2)

The Kilchers team up to tame the land after a winter of record-setting warm temperatures. As Otto & Eivin tackle turning raw wilderness into a source of food for generations to come, Atz Sr. battles the elements and a menace at the head of the bay.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 93 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E1

#4 - Big Changes (Season 5 - Episode 1)


In the Season 5 premiere, the Kilchers confront the realities of the changing Alaskan climate; and Atz Lee enlists Atz Sr., Otto, Eivin, Bonnie and Jane to help with his dream to build an all-new and remote homestead.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 110 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E4

#3 - Calling All Bears (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Atz Sr. goes bowhunting to restock dwindling food supplies, while Otto, Charlotte and August scramble to protect livestock at the head of the bay. In the meantime, Atz Lee develops a new foothold in the wilderness.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 95 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E19

#2 - The Lost Episode (Season 5 - Episode 19)


A never-before-seen lost episode travels back to before Atz Lee's near-fatal accident, as he planned a surprise ceremony to renew his vows with Jane at the head of the bay.Other Kilchers struggle while preparing for the big event.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 13 votes.

Alaska: The Last Frontier - S5E16

#1 - The Last Straw (Season 5 - Episode 16)

Otto receives a terrifying house call, and the prognosis is grim. Atz Lee’s return to the Hunter’s Cabin is rudely interrupted, and he turns to a veteran homesteader for help. The Kilchers join forces to protect Shane’s cabin from winter’s fury.

The episode was rated 8.69 from 13 votes.

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