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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

Season 2

11 :02x01 - Viva La Mexico

Aug/12/2012
Cullen adjusts to life after Hell On Wheels. Meanwhile, Durant dispatches Elam to deal with a posse robbing his payroll.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Brian Jensen as Teamster | Grainger Hines as Doc Whitehead | Ryan Robbins as Hawkins | April Telek as Nell | Alejandro Rae as Bandit | Peter Strand Rumpel as Train Engineer | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | Virginia Madsen as Hannah Durant | Sydney Bell as Ginny | Kevin Hogg as Blackhat | Kelly Frey (2) as Thug | Mark Anderako as Ruffian #1 | Jacob Thurmeier as Boy | Aileen Harley as Penny | TJ Anderson as Whore

12 :02x02 - Durant, Nebraska

Aug/19/2012
Durant confronts a formidable threat to the rolling city, while a horrific crime leads Lily and Elam to join forces in order to attain justice.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Brian Jensen as Teamster | Grainger Hines as Doc Whitehead | Alex Zahara as Lt. Weston | Lisa Christie as Weeping Woman | Joelle Kupin as Bonnie the Saloon Singer | Conrad Hild as Samuel | Cody Wells as Scary Sioux Warrior | Chad Nobert as Prison Guard | Helmer Twoyoungmen as Chanting Warrior | Sheldon Elter as Lead Warrior
Director: Adam Davidson
Writer: John Shiban

13 :02x03 - Slaughterhouse

Aug/26/2012
Cullen struggles to maintain order while Mickey's and Sean's lives are endangered; Lily and Elam clean up a mess of their own doing.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Brian Jensen as Teamster | Timothy V. Murphy as Bauer | April Telek as Nell | Brian Martell as A John | Louie Koutis as Old Man | Sydney Bell as Ginny | Kelly Frey (2) as Thug | James Dugan (2) as Carl the Bartender | TJ Anderson as Whore

14 :02x04 - Scabs

Sep/02/2012
A tragedy leads Cullen to defuse an internal threat to the railroad.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Peter Strand Rumpel as Train Engineer | James Dugan (2) as Carl the Bartender | David Lereaney as Telegraph Operator | TJ Anderson as Whore | Evan Hall as Michael Fleming | Marty Antonini as Wake Singer #1 | Terry Rishaug as Wake Singer #2 | James Hart (2) as Wake Singer #3
Writer: Chris Mundy

15 :02x05 - The Railroad Job

Sep/09/2012
Cullen's past catches up with him and threatens the fate of the railroad.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Grainger Hines as Doc Whitehead | April Telek as Nell | Ryan Robbins as Hawkins | Alejandro Rae as Bandit | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | James Dugan (2) as Carl the Bartender | Bruce Ramsay as Journalist | Peter Skagen as Burly Confederate | Myrna Vallance as Sally | Karl Sine as Station Master | Kevin Rothery as Foreman
Director: Michael Nankin
Writer: Mark Richard

16 :02x06 - Purged Away With Blood

Sep/16/2012
Despite fighting to save his own life, Durant must try to keep the railroad from going under. Meanwhile, Cullen comes to the aid of an old comrade.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Grainger Hines as Doc Whitehead | David Lereaney as Telegraph Operator | Peter Strand Rumpel as Train Engineer | Jacob Thurmeier as William West | Alex Zahara as Lt. Weston | Darcy Singer as Yellow Dog
Director: Joe Gayton

17 :02x07 - The White Spirit

Sep/23/2012
The aftermath of the tragedy leaves Lily and Cullen struggling to maintain order, while Elam plans for the future.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | James Dugan (2) as Carl the Bartender | Bruce Marshall Romans as Handsome Engineer | Sheldon Elter as Lead Warrior | Helmer Twoyoungmen as Chanting Warrior

18 :02x08 - The Lord's Day

Sep/30/2012
A new arrival in Hell on Wheels throws everything into turmoil. Eva finds herself caught between Elam and Mr. Toole.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Virginia Madsen as Hannah Durant | Terry Lawrence as Poker Player | C. Adam Leigh as Andrew
Director: Rod Lurie

19 :02x09 - Blood Moon

Oct/07/2012
Cullen gears up for battle as the town celebrates.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Virginia Madsen as Hannah Durant | Sydney Bell as Ginny | Bruce Marshall Romans as Handsome Engineer | Kal Weber as Senator Howard | Kirk Heuser as Major Short | Travis Friesen as Oakes Ames | Victor Atelevich as Patient | Howie Builder as Amputee
Director: Terry McDonough

20 :02x10 - Blood Moon Rising

Oct/07/2012
Cullen battles to save Hell on Wheels in the Season 2 finale.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Duncan Ollerenshaw as Mr. Toole | Kasha Kropinski as Ruth | Dohn Norwood as Psalms | Virginia Madsen as Hannah Durant | Sydney Bell as Ginny | Bruce Marshall Romans as Handsome Engineer | Kal Weber as Senator Howard | Kirk Heuser as Major Short | Chris Ippolito as Young Engineer | James Dugan (2) as Carl the Bartender | Sean Hoy as Captain | Patrick J. MacEachern as Infirmary Guard | Gerrick Winston as Freedman
Director: John Shiban
Writer: John Shiban

Season 3

21 :03x01 - Big Bad Wolf

Aug/10/2013
After a hard winter, Cullen and Elam travel to New York to secure their positions on the railroad as Durant fights for his legacy from prison.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Grainger Hines as Doc Whitehead | Tim Guinee as Collis Huntington | Scott Michael Campbell as Duffy | Serge Houde as Congressman Oakes Ames | Benjamin Ratner as Clement Beale | David Abbott (1) as Rev. Corner | Ross Clendening as Phil McFee | Tyler Reinhold as Prison Guard | Chris Enright as Charles Collier | Kevin Weir as Conductor | Brent Kuhn as Train Engineer | Murray Knudsen as Omaha Man | Wayne Duvall as Senator Metcalf
Writer: Mark Richard

22 :03x02 - Eminent Domain

Aug/10/2013
An unexpected roadblock forces Cullen to make a difficult choice as a reporter arrives in Hell on Wheels. Elam struggles with his new boss.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Matthew Glave as Dick Barlow | James Shanklin as Aaron Hatch | Chelah Horsdal as Margaret Palmer | Siobhan Williams as Naomi Hatch | Luigi Riscaldino as Haden | Pete Seadon as Tollefsen | John DeSantis as Irish Worker | Kira Bradley as Eleanor Dutson | Sean Hoy as Joseph Dutson | Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson | Lara Zaluski as Sara | Ben Sullivan as Jeb Hatch | Christian Laurian Kerr as Henry Hatch | Steve Major as John Valentine | Frank Rukundo as Singing Freedman
Director: Adam Davidson
Writer: John Wirth

23 :03x03 - Range War

Aug/17/2013
An attack on the cattle pens forces Cullen and Elam into the prairie in search of their stolen food. A stranger's arrival threatens Elam's family.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Damian O'Hare as Declan | Chelah Horsdal as Margaret Palmer | Sean Hoy as Elder Joseph Dutson | Kira Bradley as Eleanor Dutson | Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson | Sean Owen Roberts as Bubba | Lara Zaluski as Sara | Leon Ingulsrud as Doctor Major Augustus Mendix | Haysam Kadri as Dutch | Taylor St. Pierre as Jack | Todd W. Nobles as Surveyor | Roger LeBlanc as Wallace Beers | Reid Spencer as Hotel Manager
Director: Dennie Gordon

24 :03x04 - The Game

Aug/24/2013
After a railroad accident, Cullen and Elam forge deep into Indian territory to secure a new lumber source. Durant tells Louise a secret about Cullen.

Source: AMC
Guest Stars: Sean Hoy as Joseph Dutson | Kira Bradley as Eleanor Dutson | Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson | Damian O'Hare as Declan | Brent Briscoe as Jimmy Two Squaws | Adam Beach as Red Bear | Lara Zaluski as Sara | Taylor St. Pierre as Jack | Reid Spencer as Hotel Manager | Anthony Crow Shoe as Brave | Katelyn Low Horn as Buffalo Face | Krista Crow Shoe as Jimmy's Young Wife | Bonita Smith as Jimmy's Older Wife
Director: Adam Davidson
Writer: Jami O'Brien

25 :03x05 - Searchers

Aug/31/2013
Cullen helps Elam track down a dangerous criminal. Chaos erupts in Hell on Wheels as the town prepares to move down the tracks.
Guest Stars: Damian O'Hare as Declan | Lara Zaluski as Sara | Sean Hoy as Joseph Dutson | Kira Bradley as Eleanor Dutson | Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson | Taylor St. Pierre as Jack | Brian Martell as Blacksmith | Kevin Davey as Paddy Quinn | Larry Hoffman as Chicken Thief
Director: Neil Labute

26 :03x06 - One Less Mule

Sep/07/2013
Cullen's position is threatened when Durant files an injunction against the railroad. Meanwhile, Elam deals with a new arrival in town.
Guest Stars: Serge Houde as Congressman Oakes Ames | Victor Slezak as Ulysses S. Grant | Kira Bradley as Eleanor Dutson | Sean Hoy as Joseph Dutson | Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson | Matt Hurley as Jasper Prescott | Wayne Duvall as Senator Metcalf

27 :03x07 - Cholera

Sep/14/2013
When a cholera epidemic hits Hell on Wheels, Cullen must find fresh water before his workers die. Durant faces political fallout

Source: AMC

28 :03x08 - It Happened In Boston

Sep/21/2013
After his workers defect to the Mormons, Cullen recruits Durant to help get them back. Sean and Mickey's past comes back to haunt them.

Source: AMC

29 :03x09 - Fathers and Sins

Sep/28/2013
With General Grant's deadline only two days away, a gang of riders attacks Cheyenne while Cullen and Elam pay Durant a visit.

Source: AMC

30 :03x10 - Get Behind the Mule

Oct/05/2013
Cullen grapples with consequences while Elam mounts a rescue attempt. Durant receives Gen. Grant and the U.P. board in Cheyenne ahead of the deadline.

Source: AMC

Season 4

31 :04x01 - The Elusive Eden

Aug/02/2014
Cullen awaits the birth of his baby; Durant must deal with the fallout following a railroad accident.

Source: AMC

32 :04x02 - Escape From the Garden

Aug/09/2014
As Cullen plans an exit from Fort Smith, he challenges The Swede; when a new adversary arrives, Cheyenne feels his presence.

Source: AMC

33 :04x03 - Chicken Hill

Aug/16/2014
Cullen returns to work on the railroad, and clashes with his new boss; Durant and Campbell battle over valuable real estate.

Source: AMC

34 :04x04 - Reckoning

Aug/23/2014
Cullen is in trouble at home after he takes railroad matters into his own hands. A move against Durant and Mickey is made by Campbell.

35 :04x05 - Life's a Mystery

Aug/30/2014
Following the arrival of a stranger, Cullen's family is at risk. The Swede face to the consequences.

36 :04x06 - Bear Man

Sep/06/2014
Having been attacked by a bear, Elam finds it hard to survive in a Comanche village and make his way back to Cheyenne.

37 :04x07 - Elam Ferguson

Sep/13/2014
Cullen attempts to reconnect with Elam. Durant takes matters into his own hands.

38 :04x08 - Under Color of Law

Sep/20/2014
Cullan makes a decision to protect his family. Campbell hires a new federal marshall.

39 :04x09 - Two Trains

Sep/27/2014
After the death of Elam, the world feels darker for Cullen. Cullen has to decide between the railroad and family.

40 :04x10 - Return to Hell

Oct/04/2014
Cullen, Durant and Campbell negotiate toward a settlement for policing the streets as an act of terror happens.

41 :04x11 - Bleeding Kansas

Nov/08/2014
Cullen and Durant try and save the life of a criminal. Louise supports Ruth who suffers a loss.

42 :04x12 - Thirteen Steps

Nov/15/2014
Cullen attempts to deal with Ruth's unexpected decision. Louise puts her reputation on the line to fight for a story she believes in.

43 :04x13 - Further West

Nov/22/2014
The railroad prepares to leave Cheyenne behind. Cullen returns to get his family.
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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