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"False Prophets"

Season Number: 5
Episode Number: 7
Airdate: August 29, 2015
Director: Rod Lurie
Writer: John Romano
Thomas Brady
Producer: Peter Chomsky
Thomas Brady
Anson Mount
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"False Prophets" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the AMC series Hell on Wheels.


All interested railroad parties arrive in Salt Lake City to meet with President Grant, who believes the Transcontinental Railroad program is in chaos. The Swede and Phineas arrive to speak with Young, who is short with them. Cullen promises Young to push for the hub to be in the city if Young tells him where Cullen's family is. At a meeting, it suggested that Promontory, Utah, be the terminus. Cullen states that there shouldn't be one and that the race should be for Ogden. Meanwhile, The Swede and Phineas plot to assassinate Young, which is subterfuge for The Swede to learn the location of Cullen's family.




  1. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon
  2. Colm Meaney as Thomas Durant
  3. Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gundersen
  4. Robin McLeavy as Eva
  5. Phil Burke as Mickey McGinnes
  6. Tim Guinee as Collis Huntington
  7. MacKenzie Porter as Naomi Bohannon

Guest starring

  1. Andrew Howard as Dandy Johnny Shea
  2. Gregg Henry as Brigham Young
  3. David Wilson Barnes as Martin Delaney
  4. Josh Caras as Phineas Young
  5. Paige Patterson as Josie Rose
  6. Victor Slezak as Ulysses S. Grant


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