'The Curse Of Oak Island' Season 8 Episode 1 Review: The Lagina bros strike gold in thrilling premiere
Treasure hunter lovers, your favorite show 'The Curse Of Oak Island' is back, because even a crippling pandemic couldn't keep the Lagina brothers from excavating the mysterious island. It's Season 8, and the premiere was an exciting one because we got to see the Lagina brothers and the Fellowship gather around, discover new plans and strategies in the new Covid-19 era.
The episode spends a few minutes explaining how the virus had impacted countries economically and physically and how the imposition of restrictions generated much trouble for the Oak Island crew. The episode was entertaining as ever because you just never get enough of the entire crew standing around numerous pits and getting excited.
The premise of the new episode was to follow up on Dan Blankenship and Fred Nolan's work, which they surprisingly did not do, 30 years ago. They're thrilled to be reunited with their old friends and continue on their quest for treasure.
The highlight of the episode was when they almost discovered gold, courtesy of their diver Tyler Newton. Newton decided to go 170 feet underground and found a "gold shiny" object, that slipped through his fingers and fell further, plunging to the murky Oak Island depths. This could have been the key to the legendary treasure that was said to have been buried on the island, centuries before, and might just be a historical breakthrough.
However, the visibility gets lowered and they're not able to see much more. This was undoubtedly a risky operation — sending people underground, as if this had gone sideways, there would be a life lost. We already know about the tragedies that have occurred on the cursed island. Nevertheless, he's safe and sound, so all is well.
Yet, one thing is certain, that there is a gold triangle of sorts right there...which leads the team to believe that there are multiple gold and shiny things down in the mysterious depths of the island.
Meanwhile, there are other intriguing discoveries, as Gary Drayton, who uses his new metal detector gets excited about a new circular formation, as that could have a lot of iron as well as non-ferrous targets. He finds a rigging ax and this might just be solid proof for the theories of man-made activity on the island. Surprise, surprise, he finds an old coin. Gary never disappoints, does he?
'The Curse Of Oak Island' airs on History Channel on Tuesdays at 9 pm.