Ice Road Truckers: Season finale finds friendship teetering on edge of collapse

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Is Rick and Hugh's relationship beyond repair tonight on the season finale of Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel?

The season finale of Ice Road Truckers is on its way tonight on the History Channel, and no doubt fans of the show will be glued to their televisions, waiting to see not only who wins the load count, but just who makes it to the end of the season, ready to go again next year.

The ice roads only last so long each season, and the spring thaw is hitting hard in both Alaska and Canada at this point. According to the History Channel:

Spring comes to the top of the world as across North America, drivers are racing to deliver the last loads of the season before the ice melts away. On the Dalton, the load count race is too close to call as Jack and Darrell race neck and neck, but an aggressive move by Darrell Ward leaves Jack Jessee in the dust, and has the ace wondering if he’s lost the load count title. Austin Wheeler gets another chance to end his season strong when his truck comes out of the shop, but the giant modular building he’s hauling may be too much for his failing engine to handle. Alex Debogorski has to cross the ocean with supplies for the village of Tuktoyaktuk, but the arctic breakup has the ice shattering beneath his wheels, forcing him to do the one thing drivers are never supposed to do: stop on the ice. On the Winter Roads, Hugh and Rick return to Winnipeg to cash out, but a season’s worth of bad blood leads to an explosive showdown with Polar Industries owner Mark Kohaykewich.

Oh, boy.

Rick Tired of Playing Second Fiddle?

Rick has been doing a lot of whining the last couple of weeks, so it’s no surprise that things had to come to a head in the end. After getting back from a long recovery from a debilitating illness, viewers may have thought that Rick would just be glad to be back on the Winter Roads, making money with Hugh, but it hasn’t turned out that way, not at all. Several comments Rick has made over the last couple of shows may indicate that Rick is a little sick of always being the underdog to his buddy Hugh “The Polar Bear” Rowland, including these two gems from last week:

“Make sure Huey’s happy, but @(#$ Rick!”

“#@%^ The Polar Bear!”

Ah, well, that pretty much said it all.

But, friends go through ups and downs, and perhaps this is just one of those bumps in the road between Hugh and Rick—they’ve been friends for 18 years, after all, so surely they will find a way to work things out in the end.

We’ll see tonight.

Stay tuned.

The season finale of Ice Road Truckers airs tonight, Sunday, September 23, on the History Channel, at 10/9c.

Until then, watch a Web Exclusive clip all about “the bad boy of the ice,” Rick Yemm, to get ready for tonight’s episode:

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Video: History Channel/Ice Road Truckers

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