Hell on Wheels is an American Western television series about the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States. The series follows the Union Pacific Railroad and its surveyors, laborers, prostitutes, mercenaries, and others who lived, worked and died in the mobile encampment called "Hell on Wheels" that followed the railhead west across the Great Plains. In particular, the story focuses on Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who, while working as foreman and chief engineer on the railroad, initially attempts to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son during the American Civil War.
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The golden spike, government hearings and unpredictable actions mean new beginnings and endings for the survivors.
Railroad Men 05x13
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.
Any Sum Within Reason 05x12
Chang discovers Mei's secret and forces her to flee Truckee. Meanwhile, Cullen's search for her brings new realizations while exorcising old demons.
Mickey's dirty business with Durant leaves him with blood on his hands. Meanwhile, Campbell's return to town complicates Louise's life.
61 Degrees 05x10
Cullen's nitroglycerin experiment provides an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee. Meanwhile, Durant's plan turns deadly.
Return to the Garden 05x09
Cullen faces life-changing decisions in Utah as Truckee adapts to life without him. Meanwhile, Durant's lies compromise his new partner.
Two Soldiers 05x08
The Swede's murderous rampage on the Hatch homestead results in a long overdue showdown with Cullen.
False Prophets 05x07
Cullen and Durant reunite in Salt Lake City to meet with President Grant about the future of the railroad. Meanwhile, Swede enacts his plan against the Mormons.
Hungry Ghosts 05x06
Cullen and Mei take a dangerous journey through the California wilderness, escorting precious cargo. Meanwhile, Eva nurses Louise back to health.
Elixir of Life 05x05
Unexpected violence erupts in Chinatown during the festival of Tin Hau Don; Cullen confronts the Swede; and Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.