Hell on Wheels

10 Best Episodes of Hell on Wheels - Season 3

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 - S3E5

#10 - Searchers (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Cullen helps Elam track down a dangerous criminal; the town prepares to move down the tracks.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 693 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E8

#9 - It Happened in Boston (Season 3 - Episode 8)


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

The episode was rated 7.89 from 679 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E7

#8 - Cholera (Season 3 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 7.91 from 687 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E3

#7 - Range War (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Cullen and Elam search for their stolen food on the prairie; a stranger's arrival threatens Elam's family.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 698 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E1

#6 - Big Bad Wolf (Season 3 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 743 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E4

#5 - The Game (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Cullen and Elam try to secure a new lumber source following a railroad accident; Durant tells Louise a secret about Cullen.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 692 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E2

#4 - Eminent Domain (Season 3 - Episode 2)

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

The episode was rated 7.99 from 528 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E10

#3 - Get Behind the Mule (Season 3 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 709 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E9

#2 - Fathers and Sins (Season 3 - Episode 9)

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

The episode was rated 8.11 from 684 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S3E6

#1 - One Less Mule (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Durant files an injunction against Union Pacific, threatening Cullen's position; Elam deals with a dangerous newcomer.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 700 votes.

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