Season 1


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

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  • S1, E1
  • November 6, 2011

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.

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  • S1, E2
  • November 13, 2011

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.

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  • S1, E3
  • November 20, 2011

Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai

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

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  • S1, E4
  • November 27, 2011

Bread and Circuses

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

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  • S1, E5
  • December 4, 2011

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.

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  • S1, E6
  • December 11, 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.

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  • S1, E7
  • December 18, 2011


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

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  • S1, E8
  • January 1, 2012


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.

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  • S1, E9
  • January 8, 2012

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.

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  • S1, E10
  • January 15, 2012