"Get Behind the Mule"

Season Number: 3
Episode Number: 10
Airdate: October 5, 2013
Director: Neil LaBute
Writer: Mark Richard & Jami O'Brien
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"Get Behind the Mule" is the tenth episode of the third season of the AMC series Hell on Wheels.


Cullen Bohannon is taken before the Mormon bishop, whom he recognizes as Thor Gundersen. He is shown mercy, but must marry the pregnant Naomi Hatch. Thomas Durant, owning a majority share of the railroad, usurps control. Elam Ferguson makes a dangerous decision to rescue Cullen on his own.




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

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