Hell on Wheels

10 Best Episodes of Hell on Wheels - Season 4

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 - S4E6

#13 - Bear Man (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Following an attack by a bear, Elam struggles to survive in a Comanche village and find his way back to Cheyenne.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 743 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E4

#12 - Reckoning (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Cullen deals with trouble at home as he takes railroad matters into his own hands. Campbell makes a move against Durant and Mickey.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 731 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E13

#11 - Further West (Season 4 - Episode 13)

As the railroad prepares to leave Cheyenne behind in the Season 4 finale, Cullen returns to Fort Smith to retrieve his family.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 672 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E1

#10 - The Elusive Eden (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Cullen awaits the birth of his baby, laboring under The Swede's thumb at Fort Smith. Durant deals with the fallout from a railroad accident.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 786 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E8

#9 - Under Color of Law (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Cullen makes a decision to ensure his family's safety. Campbell hires a new federal marshal to clean up the streets.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 708 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E11

#8 - Bleeding Kansas (Season 4 - Episode 11)


Cullen and Durant work to save the life of a criminal; Louise supports Ruth as she copes with a loss.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 695 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E3

#7 - Chicken Hill (Season 4 - Episode 3)

Cullen goes back to work on the railroad and butts heads with his new boss. Durant and Campbell battle over a valuable piece of real estate.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 743 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E5

#6 - Life's a Mystery (Season 4 - Episode 5)


Cullens's family is at risk when a stranger arrives, stirring up old feelings; The Swede faces the consequences.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 732 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E12

#5 - Thirteen Steps (Season 4 - Episode 12)

Cullen grapples with Ruth's unexpected decision; Louise jeopardizes her reputation to fight for a story she believes in.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 674 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E2

#4 - Escape from the Garden (Season 4 - Episode 2)


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

The episode was rated 8.01 from 747 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E7

#3 - Elam Ferguson (Season 4 - Episode 7)

Cullen attempts to reconnect with Elam upon his return. Durant takes matters into his own hands while putting an old problem to rest.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 753 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E10

#2 - Return to Hell (Season 4 - Episode 10)


Cullen, Durant, and Campbell try to negotiate a settlement on how the streets will be policed; an act of terror strikes Cheyenne.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 710 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S4E9

#1 - Two Trains (Season 4 - Episode 9)

Cullen goes head to head with the new marshal to recover his arrested railroad workers. Campbell confronts Louise over a story.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 718 votes.

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