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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Nov/06/2011
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.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Jesse Lipscombe as William | Gerald Auger as Cheyenne Brave | Ian Tracey as Bolan | Ted Levine as Daniel Johnson | Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Robert Moloney as Robert Bell | David Lereaney as Telegraph Operator | James D. Hopkin as Senator Jordan Crane | Julian Black Antelope as Sun Bear | Tom Carey (2) as Union Soldier | Dru Mouser as Prostitute | Dave Brown as Walking Boss | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer
Songs: The Dead Weather -- So Far from Your Weapon

2 :01x02 - Immoral Mathematics

Nov/13/2011
Cullen fights for his life as he answers for his deadly actions. Lily struggles to survive in the wilderness, as Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gunderson aka "The Swede" | Ian Tracey as Bolan | Dave Trimble as Durant's Man | Tefari Thompson as Freedman | Bruce Ramsay as Journalist | Kassia Warshawski as Mary Bohannon

3 :01x03 - A New Birth of Freedom

Nov/20/2011
An unexpected obstacle impedes Cullen's search for the sergeant; Durant convenes a search party to track down Lily in the wilderness.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gunderson aka "The Swede" | Ian Tracey as Bolan | Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Tom Carey (2) as Union Soldier | Andrew Moodie as Henri | David Lereaney as Telegraph Operator | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | Michael Shepard as Wustner
Director: Phil Abraham
Writer: John Shiban

4 :01x04 - Jamais je ne t'oublierai

Nov/27/2011
Cullen's search for the sergeant nears its end; Durant keeps to his hidden agenda while assisting in Lily's recuperation.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gunderson aka "The Swede" | Ian Tracey as Bolan | Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Andrew Moodie as Henri | Dustin Macdougall as Laborer | April Telek as Nell | Shae Keebler as Young Prostitute | David Lereaney as Telegraph Operator | Justin Michael Carriere as Sentry | Ian Kilburn as Harper
Director: Alex Zakrzewski
Writer: Jami O'Brien

5 :01x05 - Bread and Circuses

Dec/04/2011
Durant’s answer to the railroad’s latest financial problems spurs a bare-knuckle brawl between Cullen and Elam.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede | Gerald Auger as Pawnee Killer | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Wes Studi as Chief Many Horses | Andrew Moodie as Henri | David Lereaney as Telegraph Operator | Barb Mitchell as Whore | Morris Birdyellowhead as Bull Skull | James Dugan (2) as Carl the Bartender | Jim Rattai as Crony | Randy Birch as Deuce | Troy Fyhn as Tie Carrier
Director: Adam Davidson
Writer: Mark Richard

6 :01x06 - Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

Dec/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.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Gerald Auger as Cheyenne Brave | Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede | Sharon Taylor as Squaw | James D. Hopkin as Senator Jordan Crane | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Wes Studi as Chief Many Horses | Justin Michael Carriere as Sentry | Robert Hay as Irishman | April Telek as Nell
Director: Michael Slovis
Songs: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy -- Death To Everyone

7 :01x07 - Revelations

Dec/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.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Diego Diablo Del Mar as Dix | Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede | Ian Tracey as Bolan | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Robin McLeavy as Eva | James D. Hopkin as Senator Jordan Crane | Judith Buchan as Rebecca Bell | Robert Hay as Irishman One | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | Chantal Perron as Charlotte Bell | Amadou Diallo as Young Elam | Christy Greene as Emily Bell | Trevor Leigh as The Master | Gordon Rix as Other Master

8 :01x08 - Derailed

Jan/01/2012
Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Gerald Auger as Pawnee Killer | Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Ty Olsson as Griggs | Brian Jensen as Teamster | Jonathan Love as Worker | Randy Birch as Deuce | Dallas Bobby Desmond as Indian Boy
Writer: Mark Richard
Songs: Gillian Welch -- Annabelle

9 :01x09 - Timshel

Jan/08/2012
A looming railroad deadline throws Cullen and Lily together; Joseph and Elam deal with what their violent mission has wrought.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Gerald Auger as Cheyenne Brave | Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede | Ty Olsson as Griggs | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Wes Studi as Chief Many Horses | James D. Hopkin as Senator Jordan Crane | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | April Telek as Nell | Tayden Marks as Cullen's Son | Barb Mitchell as Whore
Director: John Shiban
Writer: John Shiban
Songs: Mumford and Sons -- Timshel

10 :01x10 - God of Chaos

Jan/15/2012
In the Season 1 finale, Cullen's past and future collide, impacting his life on the railroad.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Ian Kilburn as Harper | Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Robin McLeavy as Eva | Brian Jensen as Teamster | April Telek as Nell | Kassia Warshawski as Mary Bohannon | James D. Hopkin as Senator Jordan Crane
Warning: Hell on Wheels guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Returning Series
Network: amc ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 06, 2011
Episode Order: 13
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