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Season 1

  • S01E01 Pilot

    • November 6, 2011

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

  • S01E02 Immoral Mathematics

    • November 13, 2011

    Lily encounters natives in the wilderness. Cullen is questioned in regards to his recent actions against others. Meanwhile, Durant continues his push for political gain through his persuasions.

  • S01E03 A New Birth of Freedom

    • November 20, 2011

    When Lily goes missing, Durant organizes a search party. A subsidiary request prevents Cullen from his continued search for the sergeant involved in the murder of his wife.

  • S01E04 Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai

    • November 27, 2011

    Cullen's search for the sergeant nears its end; Durant keeps to his hidden agenda while assisting in Lily's recuperation.

  • S01E05 Bread and Circuses

    • December 4, 2011

    A bare-knuckle brouhaha between Elam and Cullen is spurred by Durant's latest attempt to deal with the railroad's financial crisis.

  • S01E06 Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

    • December 11, 2011

    Durant challenges the Cheyenne to a competition in an effort to bring a halt to ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile, Elam and Cullen try to prevent bloodshed in town.

  • S01E07 Revelations

    • December 18, 2011

    With Elam's life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he’s willing to risk. Meanwhile Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband.

  • S01E08 Derailed

    • January 1, 2012

    Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place.

  • S01E09 Timshel

    • January 8, 2012

    A looming railroad deadline throws Cullen and Lily together; Joseph and Elam deal with what their violent mission has wrought.

  • S01E10 God of Chaos

    • January 15, 2012

    In the Season 1 finale, Cullen's past and future collide, impacting his life on the railroad.

Season 2

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Inside Hell on Wheels: Where Season 1 Left off

    • July 19, 2012
  • S02E01 Viva La Mexico

    • August 12, 2012

    In the Season 2 premiere, Durant and Lily steer the railroad further west, while Cullen and Elam land on opposite sides of the law.

  • S02E02 Durant, Nebraska

    • August 19, 2012

    Durant confronts a formidable threat to the rolling city, while a horrific crime leads Lily and Elam to join forces in order to attain justice.

  • S02E03 Slaughterhouse

    • August 26, 2012

    Cullen struggles to maintain order while Mickey's and Sean's lives are endangered; Lily and Elam clean up a mess of their own doing.

  • S02E04 Scabs

    • September 2, 2012

    A tragedy leads Cullen to defuse an internal threat to the railroad.

  • S02E05 The Railroad Job

    • September 9, 2012

    Cullen's past catches up with him and threatens the fate of the railroad.

  • S02E06 Purged away with Blood

    • September 16, 2012

    Despite fighting to save his own life, Durant must try to keep the railroad from going under. Meanwhile, Cullen comes to the aid of an old comrade.

  • S02E07 The White Spirit

    • September 23, 2012

    In the aftermath of tragedy, Lily and Cullen struggle to maintain order in Hell on Wheels. Meanwhile, Elam makes plans for the future.

  • S02E08 The Lord's Day

    • September 30, 2012

    A new arrival stirs things up in Hell on Wheels, while Eva gets caught between Elam and Mr. Toole.

  • S02E09 Blood Moon

    • October 7, 2012

    Cullen prepares for battle while the town celebrates.

  • S02E10 Blood Moon Rising

    • October 7, 2012

    Cullen fights to save Hell on Wheels.

Season 3

  • SPECIAL 0x2 Inside Hell on Wheels: Where Season 2 Left off

    • July 15, 2013

    Anson Mount and the cast of Hell on Wheels analyze the unanswered questions from season 2.

  • SPECIAL 0x3 Inside Hell on Wheels: A Look at Season 3

    • July 22, 2013

    Anson Mount and the cast of Hell on Wheels give us a taste of what's in store for season 3.

  • S03E01 Big Bad Wolf

    • August 10, 2013

    After a hard winter, Cullen and Elam travel to New York to secure their positions on the railroad as Durant fights for his legacy from prison.

  • S03E02 Eminent Domain

    • August 10, 2013

    An unexpected roadblock forces Cullen to make a difficult choice as a reporter arrives in Hell on Wheels. Elam struggles with his new boss.

  • S03E03 Range War

    • August 17, 2013

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

  • S03E04 The Game

    • August 24, 2013

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

  • S03E05 Searchers

    • August 31, 2013

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

  • S03E06 One Less Mule

    • September 7, 2013

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

  • S03E07 Cholera

    • September 14, 2013

    When a cholera epidemic hits Hell on Wheels, Cullen must find fresh water before his workers die. Durant faces political fallout.

  • S03E08 It Happened in Boston

    • September 21, 2013

    After his workers defect to the Mormons, Cullen recruits Durant to help get them back. Meanwhile, Sean and Mickey's past comes back to haunt them.

  • S03E09 Fathers and Sins

    • September 28, 2013

    With General Grant's deadline only two days away, a gang of riders attacks Cheyenne while Cullen and Elam pay Durant a visit.

  • S03E10 Get Behind the Mule

    • October 5, 2013

    Cullen grapples with consequences while Elam mounts a rescue attempt. Durant receives Gen. Grant and the U.P. board in Cheyenne ahead of the deadline.

Season 4

  • S04E01 The Elusive Eden

    • August 2, 2014

    Cullen awaits the birth of his baby, laboring under The Swede's thumb at Fort Smith. Durant deals with the fallout from a railroad accident.

  • S04E02 Escape from the Garden

    • August 9, 2014

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

  • S04E03 Chicken Hill

    • August 16, 2014

    Cullen goes back to work on the railroad and butts heads with his new boss. Durant and Campbell battle over a valuable piece of real estate.

  • S04E04 Reckoning

    • August 23, 2014

    Cullen deals with trouble at home as he takes railroad matters into his own hands. Campbell makes a move against Durant and Mickey.

  • S04E05 Life's a Mystery

    • August 30, 2014

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

  • S04E06 Bear Man

    • September 6, 2014

    Following an attack by a bear, Elam struggles to survive in a Comanche village and find his way back to Cheyenne.

  • S04E07 Elam Ferguson

    • September 13, 2014

    Cullen attempts to reconnect with Elam upon his return. Durant takes matters into his own hands while putting an old problem to rest.

  • S04E08 Under Color of Law

    • September 20, 2014

    Cullen makes a decision to ensure his family's safety. Campbell hires a new federal marshal to clean up the streets.

  • S04E09 Two Trains

    • September 27, 2014

    Cullen goes head to head with the new marshal to recover his arrested railroad workers. Campbell confronts Louise over a story.

  • S04E10 Return to Hell

    • October 4, 2014

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

  • S04E11 Bleeding Kansas

    • November 8, 2014

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

  • S04E12 Thirteen Steps

    • November 15, 2014

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

  • S04E13 Further West

    • November 22, 2014

    As the railroad prepares to leave Cheyenne behind in the Season 4 finale, Cullen returns to Fort Smith to retrieve his family.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Chinatown

    • July 18, 2015

    Cullen is in California with the Central Pacific Railroad, and must deal with the new workers.

  • S05E02 Mei Mei

    • July 25, 2015

    Cullen and Fong find themselves in peril as they transport a locomotive over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Swede gains Phineas' trust.

  • S05E03 White Justice

    • August 1, 2015

    Cullen contends with violence in Chinatown set off by disgruntled railroad workers. Meanwhile, the Swede manipulates Phineas in his plot against the Mormons.

  • S05E04 Struck

    • August 8, 2015

    Cullen solves a Chinese labor strike in the wake of violence. Meanwhile, Durant pulls Mickey deeper into Union Pacific business.

  • S05E05 Elixir of Life

    • August 15, 2015

    Unexpected violence erupts in Chinatown during the festival of Tin Hau Don; Cullen confronts the Swede; and Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

  • S05E06 Hungry Ghosts

    • August 22, 2015

    Cullen and Mei escort precious cargo through the California wilderness; Eva nurses Louise back to health.

  • S05E07 False Prophets

    • August 29, 2015

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

  • S05E08 Two Soldiers

    • June 11, 2016

    The Swede's murderous rampage on the Hatch homestead results in a long overdue showdown with Cullen.

  • S05E09 Return to the Garden

    • June 18, 2016

    Cullen faces life-changing decisions in Utah as Truckee adapts to life without him.

  • S05E10 61 Degrees

    • June 25, 2016

    Cullen's nitroglycerin experiment provides an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee. Durant's plan turns deadly.

  • S05E11 Gambit

    • July 2, 2016

    Durant's plot to ransom himself takes an unexpected turn when Campbell arrives in town with the Cavalry to coordinate a rescue operation.

  • S05E12 Any Sum Within Reason

    • July 9, 2016

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

  • S05E13 Railroad Men

    • July 16, 2016

    The race to finish the railroad comes down to inches, forcing all parties to contemplate the end of the line, and what the future holds for them.

  • SPECIAL 0x4 Inside the Final Episode

    • July 23, 2016

    Preview of the final episode.

  • S05E14 Done

    • July 23, 2016

    The golden spike, government hearings and unpredictable actions mean new beginnings and endings for the survivors.