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"Fathers and Sins"

Season Number: 3
Episode Number: 9
Airdate: September 28, 2013
Director: Billy Gierhart
Writer: John Wirth & Reed Steiner
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"Fathers and Sins" is the ninth episode of the third season of the AMC series Hell on Wheels.


Cullen Bohannon's plan for the railroad to reach the nearby town of Cheyenne must continue without him, when he is captured by armed men led by Aaron Hatch and taken to Fort Smith. Elam Ferguson rallies the railroad workers to resume the construction. Eva Toole mistakes Louise Ellison's concern for her as something more. Ruth Cole questions Mickey McGinnes about Sean McGinnes's death, believing it to be senseless.




  1. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon
  2. Colm Meaney as Thomas Durant
  3. Common as Elam Ferguson
  4. Jennifer Ferrin as Louise Ellison
  5. Robin McLeavy as Eva
  6. Phil Burke as Mickey McGinnes
  7. Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes
  8. Kasha Kropinski as Ruth
  9. Dohn Norwood as Psalms

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