DATELINE: Gold Strike Struck!
The Curse of Oak Island may be a union of boring contractors. Marty enters the abandoned search area and hears only crickets (so he says). No one has a clue that trouble was brewing among the dozens of hired workers on the heavy equipment.
How obtuse can these guys be? Don’t ask or you may wonder what else they aren’t seeing. Like the forest from the trees.
As winter seems about to overwhelm autumn, the longest season of the series about gold hunters in the Nova Scotia island has reached a point of The Road Not Taken. We are ready to jump on the sleigh and head for the nearest Yule log.
Rick Lagina in this 19th seasonal episode of season six has not had a eureka moment, nor an a-ha one either.
The gold strike turns out to be a labor union problem. The workers don’t show up—and the manager sheepishly tells the Laginas that this, at minimum, will be a three-week strike. It effectively ends putting your money in the Money Pit. Wait till next year.
You mean those friendly workers never once mentioned to the Laginas that there was trouble brewing? Well, that wasn’t too nice, though Robert Clotworthy hastens to narrate that the low-ball pay had nothing to do with Marty’s business practices.
It almost appears Alex Lagina is on strike too. He did not appear except for a short fifteen second stand at the trough. Yup, it’s cold out there.
To wrap up the next few episodes, the remaining old prospectors will strike up the band to dig at Smith’s Cove.
Once again, the only good news came from Gary Drayton and his magical metal detector. He seems to strike iron every time: he locates a lock off a treasure chest, complete with key hole. The box is long gone, but this reminder gives a little hope that something is out there.
As for the rest of Oak Island’s crew: put a lock on it.