Season 1


A former Confederate soldier journeys to the Transcontinental Railroad to seek vengeance.

  • S1, E1

  • November 6, 2011

  • TV-14

Immoral Mathematics

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.

  • S1, E2

  • November 13, 2011

  • TV-14

A New Birth of Freedom

Cullen's search for the sergeant is diverted by an unexpected obstacle. Durant organizes a search party to retrieve the missing Lily Bell.

  • S1, E3

  • November 20, 2011

  • TV-14

Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai

Cullen gets closer than ever to the sergeant. Durant pursues a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate.

  • S1, E4

  • November 27, 2011

  • TV-14

Bread and Circuses

Durant's answer to the railroad's latest financial problems spurs a bareknuckle brawl between Cullen and Elam.

  • S1, E5

  • December 4, 2011

  • TV-14

Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

Durant attempts to end ongoing negotiations with the Cheyenne by challenging them to a competition. Meanwhile, Cullen and Elam scramble to prevent bloodshed in town.

  • S1, E6

  • December 11, 2011

  • TV-14


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.

  • S1, E7

  • December 18, 2011

  • TV-14


Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place in Hell on Wheels.

  • S1, E8

  • January 1, 2012

  • TV-14


It's all hands on deck as Cullen and Lily work to meet the railroad's looming deadline. Elam and Joseph deal with the consequences of their violent mission.

  • S1, E9

  • January 8, 2012

  • TV-14

God of Chaos

Cullen's new life on the railroad is put in jeopardy when he is forced to choose between his past and his future.

  • S1, E10

  • January 15, 2012

  • TV-14