Episode Descriptions - Season 5

Face Ripper

Sunday, April 7, at 9 PM ET/PT
** Monster-Sized Season Premiere **

The eye-opening River Monsters season premiere brings viewers along as Jeremy Wade investigates a horrific death in a Bolivian river. In an area crawling with cocaine smugglers, he treks through the dangerous jungle to discover the fresh water beast that ripped a man’s face to shreds. Wade is astonished when one of his oldest adversaries proves him wrong – but will he already be in too deep to learn a new lesson?

Atomic Assassin

Sunday, April 14, at 9 PM ET/PT

After venturing to over 20 countries in search of monster fish, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade is setting off for his creepiest mission yet. Stories of grizzly attacks in a remote rural corner of Ukraine take him on a search for an elusive lake monster, but the centuries old trail lands him at an unlikely location: the site of the worst nuclear accident in human history – Chernobyl. In a nerve-wrecking race against time, can Wade uncover the mutant fish legends are made of, or will the dangerous radiation leave him with no choice but to cut his quest short?

Killer Torpedo

Sunday, April 21, at 9 PM ET/PT

In the heart of Central America, in a land known for drug smuggling and remote jungle waterways, lurks a man-sized killer. Tales of a creature that weighs in at some 300 pounds and measures eight- feet long strikes fear in the heart of all who dare to travel these waters. This beast is said to leap into local boats and cause fatal injuries to the people inside them. The quest for this underwater giant will drive Jeremy Wade to his breaking point and beyond as he must relearn everything he knows about fishing in order to catch this elusive Nicaraguan river monster.

American Killers

Sunday, April 28, at 9 PM ET/PT
** Special Encore Episode **

Jeremy Wade treks across the United States in search of deadly river monsters living in our nation’s waterways, from the popular Indian River Lagoon in Florida, where unsuspecting water enthusiasts are faced with what could become a modern day “Jaws,” to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, where underwater hunters have reached man-eating proportions and devoured the bodies of numerous drowned vacationers.

Colombian Slasher

Sunday, May 5, at 9 PM ET/PT

Some would say Columbia is the most dangerous country in South America – known for drug smuggling, remote jungles and hostage-bearing rebels. When a less than romantic honeymoon leaves a bride dragged to her death in the Amazon, few think a river monster could be to blame. But Jeremy Wade uses a crucial piece of evidence to concoct a hypothesis on the bride’s death. Can he prove a little known method of killing took this woman’s life and reveal the true horror behind an already tragic story? To complete the puzzle, Wade pushes himself and his gear to the brink in a one-of-a-kind jungle quest.

Vampires of the Deep

Sunday, May 12, at 9 PM ET/PT

Embarking on a grueling mission in search of the most ancient River Monsters he’s ever encountered, Jeremy Wade heads stateside. The journey will take him to Vermont, along the Canadian/United States border, to a vast and brooding lake that hides a dark history. Then Wade ventures cross country and into the heart of a thundering waterfall in the Oregon. For Native Americans it’s a sacred home to underwater spirits, but recently something has risen up from the murky depths to attack swimmers. Local stories on both sides of the country paint a nightmarish picture of an invasion of primordial bloodsuckers – true vampires of the deep.

Best of Season 5

Sunday, May 19, at 9 PM ET/PT

River Monsters takes creepy, treacherous and mysterious to new heights in Season 5 with the most insane adventures of Jeremy Wade’s lifetime. His journeys include a mission to Chernobyl’s nuclear wastelands in search of giant mutant fish, a trip to Nicaragua to capture a killer torpedo and a bloodthirsty quest on American soil in pursuit of a prehistoric underwater vampire. These fantastic voyages are all recapped in a “Best of Season 5” special.

Loch Ness

Monday, May 27 at 8 PM ET/PT – Special Memorial Day Episode
** Two-Hour Season Finale **

For more than 30 years as a professional angler, Wade has gone head to head with the world’s most legendary River Monsters – all but one – the Loch Ness Monster. He remains reluctant to take on this quest as many others have failed to unlock the true identity of the creature behind this long-living legend. Wade will take viewers along on an epic odyssey, from the depths of Scotland’s Loch Ness to the volcanoes of Iceland and waters of Norway, to track down the world’s most famous water-dwelling monster.

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