Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

2011 - 2015, Drama, Western
Western drama following an American Civil War veteran searching for the Confederate soldier who killed his wife. His quest takes him to Hell on Wheels, a lawless mobile encampment peopled by workers constructing the first transcontinental railroad. Starring Anson Mount and Colm Meaney
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Episode Guide

  • Hell on Wheels - False Prophets (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    False Prophets

    Cullen meets Durant in Salt Lake City for an audience with the president to discuss the future of the railroad. The Swede puts his plan against the Mormons into action

  • Hell on Wheels - Hungry Ghosts (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Hungry Ghosts

    Cullen and Mei go on a dangerous journey after their train is forced to stop, Brigham Young demands that Durant pay his debts, and Eva nurses Louise back to health

  • Hell on Wheels - Elixir of Life (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Elixir of Life

    Violence erupts during a Chinese festival. Cullen warns Phineas against continuing to work with the Swede, and Durant involves Maggie in a scheme to buy up land in Cheyenne

  • Hell on Wheels - Struck (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:


    Cullen tries to resolve a crisis when Chang leads the Chinese workers in a strike. Durant is impressed by Mickey's peacekeeping skills and offers him a job as foreman

  • Hell on Wheels - White Justice (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    White Justice

    Cullen deals with violence from disgruntled Irish workers in Chinatown and tries to keep Mei from joining the workforce. The Swede gathers weapons for his plot against the Mormons

  • Hell on Wheels - Mei Mei (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Mei Mei

    Cullen enlists new workers to help him move a locomotive on a sled; Cullen and Fong must work together; Swede and Phineas fight for survival after being banished to the high country.

  • Hell on Wheels - Chinatown (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:


    Cullen oversees building the railroad running east, and stands up for the rights of the Chinese labourers. The Swede also arrives in town, having had a revelation

  • Hell on Wheels - Further West (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Further West

    Cullen goes to Salt Lake City in search of his family, while Campbell is appointed governor of Cheyenne and sets about enforcing the peace

  • Hell on Wheels - Thirteen Steps (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Thirteen Steps

    Ruth pleads guilty to Sydney's murder, and is sentenced to be hanged. Cullen tries to persuade Campbell to pardon her, but she remains determined to accept her fate

  • Hell on Wheels - Bleeding Kansas (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Bleeding Kansas

    Cullen tries to keep Sydney alive to spare Ruth the consequences of being his killer. Mickey summons a gang to help him take over the saloon, but finds he cannot control them

  • Hell on Wheels - Return to Hell (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Return to Hell

    Durant and Campbell come to an arrangement to keep the peace, which leads to Cullen being made marshal. Sydney tries to burn down the church, while Eva gets her chance for revenge

  • Hell on Wheels - Two Trains (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Two Trains

    Cullen tries to make Sydney release his imprisoned railroad workers before they are sent to prison, while Mickey comes up with a plan of his own to break them out

  • Hell on Wheels - Under Color of Law (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Under Color of Law

    Cullen comes up with a plan to cross the mountain. Eva helps Charlotte to make a fresh start, Naomi decides to return to the Mormon settlement and Campbell appoints a new marshal

  • Hell on Wheels - Elam Ferguson (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Elam Ferguson

    Elam returns to the railroad, but does not recognise Cullen. Durant plots his revenge, and is confronted by Delaney's wife, who wants to know the truth about her father's death

  • Hell on Wheels - Bear Man (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Bear Man

    Elam is mauled by a bear, but is rescued by Comanches who believe he has gained the animals' power. He has suffered brain damage and begins to forget his old life

  • Hell on Wheels - Life's a Mystery (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Life's a Mystery

    Cullen is reunited with an old friend from the Civil War who is fleeing an attempt on his life. Durant manages to get the better of Campbell, and Jessup takes over the casino

  • Hell on Wheels - Reckoning (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    Cullen offers to help Durant find a route over the mountain, Jessup's men close down the casino, and the Swede tries to escape being sentenced to death by the Mormons

  • Hell on Wheels - Chicken Hill (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Chicken Hill

    Cullen returns to the railroad camp and tries to get his job back. Durant plans to tunnel through a hill, despite Delaney's misgivings, and Campbell claims territory for himself

  • Hell on Wheels - Escape From the Garden (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Escape From the Garden

    The Swede fears being unmasked as soldiers arrive at the Mormon settlement, Ruth considers sending Ezra to an orphanage, and a military officer plans to bring order to Cheyenne

  • Hell on Wheels - The Elusive Eden (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Elusive Eden

    Durant makes a disastrous attempt to cross a frozen river, jeopardising the future of the railroad. Cullen awaits the birth of Naomi's baby while plotting his escape

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