Hell on Wheels

10 Worst Episodes of Hell on Wheels

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.

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Hell on Wheels - S5E6

#1 - Hungry Ghosts (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Cullen and Mei escort precious cargo through the California wilderness; Eva nurses Louise back to health.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 878 votes.

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#2 - 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.

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#3 - Struck (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Cullen solves a Chinese labor strike in the wake of violence. Meanwhile, Durant pulls Mickey deeper into Union Pacific business.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 872 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S5E3

#4 - White Justice (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Cullen contends with violence in Chinatown set off by disgruntled railroad workers. Meanwhile, the Swede manipulates Phineas in his plot against the Mormons.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 888 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S5E1

#5 - Chinatown (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Cullen is in California with the Central Pacific Railroad, and must deal with the new workers.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 930 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S5E11

#6 - Gambit (Season 5 - Episode 11)


Durant's plot to ransom himself takes an unexpected turn when Campbell arrives in town with the Cavalry to coordinate a rescue operation.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 1234 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S5E10

#7 - 61 Degrees (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Cullen's nitroglycerin experiment provides an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee. Durant's plan turns deadly.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 1286 votes.

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#8 - Mei Mei (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Cullen and Fong find themselves in peril as they transport a locomotive over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Swede gains Phineas' trust.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 879 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S5E9

#9 - Return to the Garden (Season 5 - Episode 9)

Cullen faces life-changing decisions in Utah as Truckee adapts to life without him.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 1294 votes.

Hell on Wheels - S5E5

#10 - Elixir of Life (Season 5 - Episode 5)


Unexpected violence erupts in Chinatown during the festival of Tin Hau Don; Cullen confronts the Swede; and Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 855 votes.

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