Hell on Wheels

10 Best Episodes of Hell on Wheels - Season 2

The epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Hell on Wheels - S2E1

#10 - Viva La Mexico (Season 2 - Episode 1)

In the Season 2 premiere, Durant and Lily steer the railroad further west, while Cullen and Elam land on opposite sides of the law.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 645 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E8

#9 - The Lord's Day (Season 2 - Episode 8)


A new arrival stirs things up in Hell on Wheels, while Eva gets caught between Elam and Mr. Toole.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 585 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E7

#8 - The White Spirit (Season 2 - Episode 7)

In the aftermath of tragedy, Lily and Cullen struggle to maintain order in Hell on Wheels. Meanwhile, Elam makes plans for the future.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 567 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E2

#7 - Durant, Nebraska (Season 2 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 626 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E4

#6 - Scabs (Season 2 - Episode 4)

A tragedy leads Cullen to defuse an internal threat to the railroad.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 579 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E3

#5 - Slaughterhouse (Season 2 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 601 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E6

#4 - Purged away with Blood (Season 2 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 593 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E5

#3 - The Railroad Job (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Cullen's past catches up with him and threatens the fate of the railroad.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 590 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E9

#2 - Blood Moon (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Cullen prepares for battle while the town celebrates.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 567 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S2E10

#1 - Blood Moon Rising (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Cullen fights to save Hell on Wheels.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 329 votes.

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