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Highway Thru Hell

Season 2 2013

  • 2013-09-04T04:00:00+02:00 on Discovery Channel (CA)
  • 45 mins
  • 9 hours, 45 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary, Reality

The men of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue fight to keep open some of the most economically important, most traveled and most inhospitable trucking routes in North America.

13 episodes

2x01 Welcome to Winter

  • Season Premiere

    2013-09-04T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

Jamie Davis, eager for the winter season to begin, has one thing on his mind - amp up his manpower and his equipment, so he's ready for anything that happens on the mountain. He has brought back a big crew - Adam Gazzola, Narayan Samy, Kevin Ritchie, Rob Mitchell, Bruce Hardy, Ken Monkhouse, the new guy Gord Lundin, and Davis' stepson Brandon Kodallas. Everyone has big, but not always realistic, expectations for the winter ahead. On the first job of the season, Davis' team struggles to find their groove unloading and recovering an expensive B-Train full of lumber for an important client. That night on the Coquihalla, Gazzola is first on site to a grocery truck fully engulfed in flames. With no fire department to help, Gazzola tries out an old fire truck Davis bought for cheap. Ritchie jumps to the task, but the truck is slow to start, and Davis' crew is left to struggle to put out the fire and get the truck off the highway. Later, Davis begins to doubt the optimistic gamble he's made this season and questions if he's brought on too much manpower and possibly the wrong machines.

2x02 Deadlift

  • 2013-09-11T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

The closures of two major highways cause drivers to voice their frustration leaving Gazzola in a sour mood over all the grief he receives. Ken Monkhouse arrives at a job to find that the competition has gotten the jump on him. Responding to a woodchip wreck, Davis, Gazzola and Ritchie disagree on how to recover the wreck, leaving Davis to do his own swamping. Later, when a heavy SeaCan tips over, Davis and his rotator are pushed to their limit. Monkhouse, realizing he needs help in the car towing division, invites Kodallas for a lesson in a new truck, but Kodallas has words with his stepfather and walks off in a huff. Monkhouse then turns to the new guy - quiet, tattooed Lundin - testing him out on a tough tow lesson.

2x03 The Comeback Kid

  • 2013-09-18T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

Jamie brings back veteran driver Scott by promising him a new state of the art heavy wrecker. But the new truck is months behind schedule, so Scott has to settle for a worn-out vintage truck. A grueling schedule pushes Adam to his breaking point and he goes AWOL, while Jamie is forced to abandon his Rotator on a backcountry road that is too dangerous to drive.

2x04 Two Guys, Two Trucks

  • 2013-09-25T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

Tension between Jamie and Adam boil over as they struggle to flip a B-train on a narrow icy road. Adam comes close to quitting, but then backs off when Jamie makes him a promise. A two-car collision closes the snow shed and puts Ken's towing know-how to the test. A truckload of Christmas mail nearly goes off a cliff.

2x05 Sometimes the Patient Dies

  • 2013-10-02T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

A trailer filled with costly pharmaceuticals gets imbedded in a block of ice. A truckload of frozen chickens crashes into a tangle of trees. 65-year-old Bruce begins to show signs that he may be over the hill. Rob's promotion to lead flagger is short-lived when police revoke his license for speeding.

2x06 Still Got It

  • 2013-10-09T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

A local competitor challenges Jamie's status on the Hill. A trailer full of cat food bursts into flames - and Scott and Gord have to battle for two days to get the burning heap off the Smasher. Bruce gets into a fight that lands him in the hospital.

2x07 Crazy Horse

  • 2013-10-16T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

The biggest storm of the season is about to hit the Coq with a fury, just as Jamie discovers that his license has expired. His day gets even worse when someone smashes the Rotator. When Jamie then gets a call for a dream job it turns into the most challenging recovery of the season.

2x08 Suck It Up, Princess

  • 2013-10-23T04:00:00+02:00 — 45 mins

A semi hits a barrier so hard that it tears off the trailer's rear axle, blocking the Coq's most important exit. Scott tells Jamie he's fed up with the vintage truck he's been driving, and a mysterious new driver shows up in the yard to start work.

2x09 Over the Edge

  • 2013-10-30T03:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Heavy rescue has to recover a severely damaged trailer loaded with millions of plastic beads. Spring rains are causing rock slides on Highway 1. When a B-train loaded with lumber drives off a cliff in order to avoid a boulder, Jamie's called in to recover the wreck before it falls down onto an active railroad line.

2x10 Man of My Word

  • 2013-11-06T04:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Jamie and crew wrestle to recover a trailer loaded with apples off a dangerous bridge. A multi-vehicle wreck turns deadly for a Good Samaritan. Scott returns after two weeks of forced vacation, hoping to finally get his new heavy rescue truck.

2x11 Cut In Half

  • 2013-11-13T04:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Adam and Jamie are forced to use some fancy rigging to try to save a wreck on Highway 1 that threatens to spill its load all over the road. When a new competitor rolls onto the mountain and cuts the work in half Jamie is forced to realize he can't afford to keep his world class fleet of trucks on the Coq.

2x12 Beer O'Clock

  • 2013-11-18T04:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Producer and Host Mark Miller joins the crew of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue for "Beer O'Clock" for a pre-game build up to the season finale. Jamie, Adam, Scott, Ken, Bruce, Kevin and the rest of the guys share beers and trade stories about season 2 on the Coq. Find out which wrecks made it to the Top Five List as they reveal the hairiest behind-the-scenes moments from the most challenging, gnarliest, most grueling recoveries of the winter. Discover some of the surprising impacts being on TV has had on them - and on the Coq. No subject is off the table as the crew turns the focus on each other and share their personal struggles. How did "Comeback Kid" Scott rate on his return to heavy rescue after a decade out of the game? Were his frustrations with the vintage Five Star General legit? What happened with Ken's big ambition to kick Jamie's car towing business into high gear? Why did 65-year-old Bruce have such a tough time handing over the keys to his Holmes wrecker and switching to a lighter truck? How did rookie Gord do on his first winter on the Coq? And what's the deal with Chris? Never towed a car? No license to drive a heavy wrecker? As we build up to the premiere of the final episode, the crew looks at their own future. Is the competition and rotation driving Jamie off the Coq? Will the guys be back to keep the highway open next winter? Stay tuned.

2x13 Closure Is Not An Option

  • 2013-11-20T04:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A new competitor on the Coq has cut Jamie's business in half, and the one job he lands in weeks ends up being a complex recovery that no one seems willing to pay for. Heavy rescue faces a life and death decision - shut down or leave the Coq for the oil rush boomtown of Fort McMurray and some steady cash. Determined that "closure is not an option" for Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue, the crew packs up and heads north in search of the new highway thru hell.