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Hell on Wheels Season 1 Episodes

10 Episodes 2011 - 2012

Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife are followed in this Western series. Season 1 sees Cullen head west to take a job helping to construct the first transcontinental railroad, a project spurred by scheming entrepreneur Thomas "Doc" Durant (Colm Meaney). After being hired as a foreman, Cullen meets crewman Elam Ferguson (Common), an emancipated slave who butts heads with Cullen after impeding Cullen's search for his wife's killer. The actions of Lily Bell (Dominique McElligot), the wife of a railroad surveyor killed by the Cheyenne, also play a prominent role in the season.

Episode 1

Pilot

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 60 mins

A Western about a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife. In the premiere episode, he heads west to take a job helping to construct the first transcontinental railroad.

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Episode 2

Immoral Mathematics

Sun, Nov 13, 2011 60 mins

Cullen's deadly actions leave him in a battle for his life; Lily fights to survive her plight in the wilderness; Durant tries to turn a tragedy into a political advantage.

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Episode 3

A New Birth of Freedom

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 60 mins

An unexpected obstacle impedes Cullen's search for the sergeant; Durant convenes a search party to track down Lily in the wilderness.

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Episode 4

Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai

Sun, Nov 27, 2011 60 mins

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

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Episode 5

Bread and Circuses

Sun, Dec 4, 2011 60 mins

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

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Episode 6

Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

Sun, Dec 11, 2011 60 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Revelations

Sun, Dec 18, 2011 60 mins

Elam's life hangs in the balance, leaving Cullen with a monumental decision to make. Meanwhile, Durant risks his financial fortune, and Lily confronts her late husband's relatives.

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Episode 8

Derailed

Sun, Jan 1, 2012 60 mins

Elam and Cullen are assigned a mission of vengeance by Durant. Meanwhile, Lily tries to settle in at the settlement.

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Episode 9

Timshel

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 60 mins

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

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Episode 10

God of Chaos

Sun, Jan 15, 2012 60 mins

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

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