Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

2011 - 2016, 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

Episode Guide

  • Hell on Wheels - The Golden Spike (Season 5 Episode 71)
    Season 5 Episode 71:

    The Golden Spike

    The minds behind the show explain the importance of the ceremonial completion of the railroad and what it meant to Americans in the 19th century.

  • Hell on Wheels - Inside the Final Episode (Season 5 Episode 70)
    Season 5 Episode 70:

    Inside the Final Episode

    The cast and creators provide hints as to what to expect in the final episodes as the railroad reaches completion.

  • Hell on Wheels - Series Wrap-up (Season 5 Episode 69)
    Season 5 Episode 69:

    Series Wrap-up

    A look back at the last season.

  • Hell on Wheels - Done (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:


    Government hearings, incalculable actions and the golden spike breed new beginnings and endings for those left standing.

  • Hell on Wheels - Railroad Men (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Railroad Men

    When the race to finish the railroad comes down to mere inches, all parties find themselves pondering the end of the line and what the future has in store for them.

  • Hell on Wheels - Any Sum Within Reason (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Any Sum Within Reason

    Chang forces Mei to leave Truckee after discovering her secret; Cullen exorcises some old demons during his search.

  • Hell on Wheels - Gambit (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:


    Mickey has blood on his hands after working with Durant; Campbell returns to town, complicating Louise's life.

  • Hell on Wheels - 61 Degrees (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    61 Degrees

    Cullen's nitroglycerin experiment makes an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee; Durant's plan takes a deadly turn.

  • Hell on Wheels - Return to the Garden (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Return to the Garden

    Cullen considers life-changing decisions in Utah; Truckee adapts to life without Cullen; lies compromise Durant's new partner.

  • Hell on Wheels - Two Soldiers (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Two Soldiers

    When the Swede goes on a murderous rampage on the Hatch homestead, a long-overdue showdown with Cullen ensues.

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

    False Prophets

    Cullen and Durant meet with President Grant to discuss the future of the railroad; the Swede puts his plan against the Mormons in action.

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

    Hungry Ghosts

    Cullen and Mei escort precious cargo through the California wilderness; 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 the festival of Tin Hau Don in Chinatown; Cullen confronts the Swede; Durant gets Maggie involved in his latest scheme.

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


    In the wake of the violence, Cullen solves a Chinese labor strike; Mickey is pulled deeper into Union Pacific Business.

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

    White Justice

    Cullen must deal with the violence in Chinatown, caused by disgruntled workers; Phineas is manipulated in 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 is in California with the Central Pacific Railroad, and must learn to contend with the new workers; word comes in from Salt Lake City about the Hatches.

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

    Further West

    As the railroad prepares to leave Cheyenne behind after Sherman Peak; Cullen returns to Fort Smith to get his family.

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

    Thirteen Steps

    Cullen struggles with Ruth's unexpected decision; Louise risks her reputation to fight for a story she believes in.

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

    Bleeding Kansas

    Cullen and Durant work to save the life of a criminal; Louise supports Ruth as she copes with a loss.

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

    Return to Hell

    Cullen, Durant and Campbell try to negotiate a settlement on how the streets will be policed; an act of terror strikes Cheyenne.

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

    Two Trains

    Cullen faces off against the new marshal to recover his arrested railroad workers; Campbell confronts Louise.

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

    Under Color of Law

    In order to ensure his family's safety, Cullen makes a decision; Campbell hires a new federal marshal with hopes of cleaning up the streets.

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

    Elam Ferguson

    When Elam returns, Cullen tries to reconnect; Durant puts an old problem to rest.

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

    Bear Man

    Elam tries to recover in a Comanche village from a savage bear attack, to make his way back to Cheyenne.

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

    Life's a Mystery

    Cullen's family is at risk when a stranger arrives, stirring up old feelings; The Swede faces the consequences.

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


    Cullen handles trouble at home and takes railroad matters into his own hands; Campbell makes a move against Mickey and Durant.

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

    Chicken Hill

    Cullen returns to work on the railroad, and clashes with his new boss; Durant and Campbell battle over valuable real estate.

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

    Escape From the Garden

    As Cullen plans an exit from Fort Smith, he challenges The Swede; when a new adversary arrives, Cheyenne feels his presence.

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

    The Elusive Eden

    Cullen awaits the birth of his baby; Durant must deal with the fallout following a railroad accident.

  • Hell on Wheels - Get Behind the Mule (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Get Behind the Mule

    Cullen deals with consequences; Elam mounts a rescue attempt; Durant receives the U.P. board ahead of the deadline.

  • Hell on Wheels - Fathers and Sins (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Fathers and Sins

    Riders attack Cheyenne; Cullen and Elam visit Durant; General Grant's deadline approaches.

  • Hell on Wheels - It Happened in Boston (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    It Happened in Boston

    Cullen seeks help from Durant in winning his workers back from the Mormons; Sean and Mickey are haunted by their past.

  • Hell on Wheels - Cholera (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    A cholera epidemic breaks; Cullen must locate fresh water before his employees perish; Durant faces political fallout.

  • Hell on Wheels - One Less Mule (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    One Less Mule

    Durant files an injunction against Union Pacific, threatening Cullen's position; Elam deals with a dangerous newcomer.

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


    Cullen helps Elam track down a dangerous criminal; the town prepares to move down the tracks.

  • Hell on Wheels - The Game (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Game

    Cullen and Elam try to secure a new lumber source following a railroad accident; Durant tells Louise a secret about Cullen.

  • Hell on Wheels - Range War (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Range War

    Cullen and Elam search for their stolen food on the prairie; a stranger's arrival threatens Elam's family.

  • Hell on Wheels - Eminent Domain (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Eminent Domain

    Cullen and Elam secure their railroad positions in New York; Durant fights for his legacy from prison.

  • Hell on Wheels - Big Bad Wolf (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Big Bad Wolf

    Cullen and Elam secure their railroad positions in New York; Durant fights for his legacy from prison.

  • Hell on Wheels - Big Bad Wolf; Eminent Domain (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Big Bad Wolf; Eminent Domain

    Cullen and Elam secure their railroad positions in New York; Durant fights for his legacy from prison.

  • Hell on Wheels - Blood Moon Rising (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Blood Moon Rising

    Cullen and Lily take over the railroad and the Sioux attack; Eva attends Toole's funeral.

  • Hell on Wheels - Blood Moon (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Blood Moon

    Cullen is interrogated about the destruction of Hell on Wheels.

  • Hell on Wheels - Blood Moon; Blood Moon Rising (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Blood Moon; Blood Moon Rising

    Cullen prepares for battle while the town celebrates; Cullen fights to save Hell on Wheels.

  • Hell on Wheels - The Lord's Day (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Lord's Day

    A new arrival brings chaos; Eva is caught between Elam and Mr. Toole.

  • Hell on Wheels - The White Spirit (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The White Spirit

    Lily and Cullen struggle to maintain order; Elam plans for the future.

  • Hell on Wheels - Purged Away With Blood (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Purged Away With Blood

    Durant fights for his life and the railroad; Cullen tries to save an old friend.

  • Hell on Wheels - The Railroad Job (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Railroad Job

    Cullen is haunted by his past; the fate of the railroad hangs in the balance.

  • Hell on Wheels - Scabs (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Cullen has to diffuse an internal threat to the railroad; tragedy strikes.

  • Hell on Wheels - Slaughterhouse (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    Mickey and Sean's lives hang in the balance; Cullen tries to keep order; Lily and Elam work together to clean up a mess.

  • Hell on Wheels - Durant, Nebraska (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Durant, Nebraska

    Durant confronts a threat to Hell on Wheels; a crime forces Lily and Elam to strike a deal.

  • Hell on Wheels - Viva La Mexico (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Viva La Mexico

    Cullen and Elam are on opposite sides of the law; Durant and Lily push the railroad west.

  • Hell on Wheels - God of Chaos (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    God of Chaos

    Cullen must choose between to dwell on the past or look forward to the future.

  • Hell on Wheels - Timshel (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    Cullen and Lily work to meet the railroad's deadline; Elam and Joseph deal with the consequences of their violent mission.

  • Hell on Wheels - Derailed (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Cullen and Elam are on a mission of vengeance; Lily struggles to find her place.

  • Hell on Wheels - Revelations (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Cullen must decide how much he is willing to risk; Durant faces financial ruin; Lily confronts the family of her late husband.

  • Hell on Wheels - Pride, Pomp and Circumstance (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

    Durant attempts to end ongoing negotiations with Cheyenne; Cullen and Elam scramble to prevent bloodshed in town.

  • Hell on Wheels - Bread and Circuses (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Bread and Circuses

    Durant's answer to the railroad's financial problems spurs a brawl between Cullen and Elam.

  • Hell on Wheels - Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai

    Cullen closes in on the sergeant; Durant has a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate.

  • Hell on Wheels - A New Birth of Freedom (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A New Birth of Freedom

    Cullen is diverted in the search of the sergeant; Durant organizes a search party to find Lily Bell.

  • Hell on Wheels - Immoral Mathematics (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Immoral Mathematics

    Cullen fights for his life as he answers for his actions; Lily struggles to survive in the wilderness; Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain.

  • Hell on Wheels - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.