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Hell on Wheels

Series Summary
The Civil War is in the past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the horrific memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets Bohannon on a course of revenge. This contemporary Western tells the story of his journey, a story that rides on Union Pacific's construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Bohannon's westward travels take him to a lawless melting pot of a town called "Hell on Wheels," which moves with the construction of the railroad.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama, Western

Network: AMC

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Season 5, Ep. 3 : White Justice Aug 1, 2015

Cullen must deal with the violence in Chinatown, caused by disgruntled workers; Phineas is manipulated in his plot against the Mormons.

  • Season 5, Ep. 2 : Mei Mei Jul 25, 2015

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    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.

  • Season 5, Ep. 1 : Chinatown Jul 18, 2015

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    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.

  • Season 4, Ep. 13 : Further West Nov 22, 2014

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

  • Season 4, Ep. 12 : Thirteen Steps Nov 15, 2014

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

  • Season 4, Ep. 11 : Bleeding Kansas Nov 8, 2014

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

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • The second season of this Western finds it marginally better paced and the characters moderated a bit from the broad archetypes seen in Season 1, but I still find little to compel me in the story of a robber baron and an ex-soldier teaming up to get a transcontinental railroad built. show more

  • Mount needs to run this thing, and he can't if he's the caboose. [27 Aug 2012, p.44] show more

  • It's a measure of how absorbing Hell on Wheels is that each of these characters has evolved into someone we know and, in varying degrees,m root for. [10 Aug 2012, p.65] show more

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