1-01: Hell on Wheels (Pilot)

At the end of the Civil War, numerous arrive in Hell on Wheels, the roving town supporting the construction of the first transcontinental railroad.

Original Airdate: 11/06/2011

1-02: Immoral Mathematics

As the Swede closes in on hanging Bohhanen for murder, a wounded Lily limps through dangerous territory with the much sought-after maps in-tow.

Original Airdate: 11/13/2011

1-03: A New Birth of Freedom

Bohannon uses his newly appointed position as foreman to leverage his quest while Durant frantically continues his search for Lily and her maps. Meanwhile, Elam tests the perilous waters of his new freedom.

Original Airdate: 11/20/2011

1-04: Jamais Je Ne T’oublierai

Lily adjusts to life in Hell on Wheels while the McGinnes brothers pursue opportunities. Meanwhile, Elam tries to win the heart of Eva.

Original Airdate: 11/27/2011

1-05: Bread and Circuses

Reverend Cole’s long-lost daughter, Ruth, arrives in town as he and Joseph try to establish peace with the Cheyenne. Cullen and Elam fight out their differences. Lily helps Durant with planning.

Original Airdate: 12/4/2011

1-07: Revelations

Lily accomplanies Durant to Chicago, where he continues dealings with Senator Crane while she attends to matters relating to the death of her husband. Meanwhile, Cullen gets swepped up in frictions between Mr. Toole and Elam.

Original Airdate: 12/18/2011

1-08: Derailed

When the Cheyenne derail a train, Durant dispatches Cullen to pursue. Durant kicks Lily out of his car when he learns of her deceit.

Original Airdate: 01/01/2012

1-09: Timshel

After dealing with the Cheyenne, Bohannon completes an important construction milestone. Mr. Toole rises from the dead to spoil Elam and Eva’s future plans. The McGinnes Brothers foresee changing fortunes. Durant issues a dire warning to Bohannon.

Original Airdate: 1/08/2012

1-10: God of Chaos

As Hell on Wheels celebrates, Cullen continues pursuing his personal vendetta. The Swede falls from grace when the town’s merchants fight back.

Original Airdate: 1/15/2012

2-01: Viva la Mexico

Cullen has joined a band of train robbers, with sights set on a payroll car guarded by Elam.

Original Airdate: 8/12/2012

2-02: Durant, Nebraska

Durant barters for Cullen’s life, sparing him execution. Elam investigates a prostitute’s murder. Reverend Cole bonds with the Swede after his relationship with Ruth sours.

Original Airdate: 8/19/2012

2-03: Slaughterhouse

Cullen and Elam intervene when the McGinnes Brothers face threats after taking credit for avenging the murder of a prostitute. Reverend Cole continues his slide towards obscurity.

Original Airdate: 8/26/2012

2-04: Scabs

When the workers strike, Cullen responds with a request for replacement workers. Eva is torn between Mr. Toole and Elam, while announcing who fathered her baby.

Original Airdate: 9/2/2012

2-05: The Railroad Job

A robbery attempt from Cullen’s former band of thieves leaves Durant clinging to life. The Swede continues efforts at weaning Reverend Cole.

Original Airdate: 9/9/2012

2-06: Purged Away With Blood

As Durant clings to life, Reverend Cole hijacks the Chicago-bound train carrying Durant, Eva, and Doc Whitehead in allegiance with the Sioux.

Original Airdate: 9/16/2012

2-07: The White Spirit

Needing his expertise while Durant recovers, Lily convinces Cullen to let the Swede provide assistance. Meanwhile, the duo’s relationship goes one step further.

Original Airdate: 9/23/2012

2-08: The Lord’s Day

Lily suddenly finds herself under threat when Durant returns bearing his meddling wife and presents Elam with a tempting offer.

Original Airdate: 9/30/2012

2-09: Blood Moon

While celebrating the completion of the long-awaited bridge, Lily takes precautionary measures against the Durants. Meanwhile, Elam struggles with a difficult decision.

Original Airdate: 10/7/2012

2-10: Blood Moon Rising

Hell on Wheel is reduced to ashes when the Swede enacts revenge with the help of the Sioux. Someone’s life comes to a tragic end as Durant’s fraudulent activities risk exposure. Ruth rejects Sean’s advances.

Original Airdate: 10/7/2012

3-01: Big Bad Wolf

With Durant under arrest, Bohannon engineers a takeover of the railroad.

Original Airdate: 8/10/2013

3-02: Eminent Domain

Violence ensues when a Mormon family resists orders to vacate their land.

Original Airdate: 8/10/2013

3-03: Range War

Cullen and Elam hunt down some cattle thieves as Gregory Toole’s brother arrives to stake a claim on Eva’s baby. Elsewhere, The Swede lends a helping hand to a Mormon family.

Original Airdate: 8/17/2013

3-04: The Game

In negotiating for lumber with the Kiowa, Cullen and Elam are forced into a dangerous game of stickball. Durant attempts to sway Louise’s opinion of Cullen. The Swede continues enchanting the Dutsons.

Original Airdate: 8/24/2013

3-05: Searchers

A frantic search ensues when Eva and Elam’s baby goes missing. The Swede closely observes the Dutson family.

Original Airdate: 8/31/2013

3-06: One Less Mule

Cullen’s position is threatened when Durant brings Grant and the Crédit Mobilier Board to Cheyenne in an attempt to undermine him. The Swede acts against the Dutson family.

Original Airdate: 9/7/2013