Spring is on the horizon, and the Alaskans prepare for the coming months as winter ends. Sue Aikens' snow machine crash leaves her with an uncertain future, and she heads into town to get a diagnosis on her injury. In Kiwalik, the Hailstones prepare for their final caribou hunt before heading home, but Chip's snow machine breaks down and that could be a major setback in their quest for meat. In Chandalar, Glenn heads out to retrieve the last of his buried caribou, and must get to it before a predator can discover it. And in Wiseman, the Salitans take to the ice to catch fish, but may have to search for an alternative food source.