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"Hungry Ghosts"

Season Number: 5
Episode Number: 6
Airdate: August 22, 2015
Director: Neil LaBute
Writer: Jami O'Brien
Miki Johnson
Producer: Peter Chomsky
Thomas Brady
Anson Mount
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"Hungry Ghosts" is the sixth episode of the fifth season of the AMC series Hell on Wheels.


Bohannon travels with Fong, who intends to take Tao's body home. Their train gets delayed on the tracks so they set off on a different path, only to face danger at a river. Brigham Young arrives in Laramie, insisting that Durant pays him for the Mormon workers. As Durant and Maggie hatch a plan, Young speaks with Eva, who reveals her Mormon upbringing. Louise is determined to interview Young, who stated that Salt Lake City will be the hub for both railroads. Upon learning of Durant's shady dealings with Young, she writes an article calling the railroads the "greatest swindle" of the time.




  1. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon
  2. Colm Meaney as Thomas Durant
  3. Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gundersen
  4. Robin McLeavy as Eva
  5. Jennifer Ferrin as Louise Ellison
  6. Byron Mann as Chang
  7. Reg Rogers as James Strobridge
  8. Angela Zhou as Fong
  9. Chelah Horsdal as Margaret Palmer

Guest starring

  1. Tzi Ma as Tao
  2. Gregg Henry as Brigham Young
  3. Josh Caras as Phineas Young
  4. Paige Patterson as Josie Rose
  5. Victor Slezak as Ulysses S. Grant


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