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.
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.
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.
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.