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Season 4

Number of episodes: 13
Original run: August 2, 2014 to November 22, 2014
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Season 4 of Hell on Wheels premiered on August 2, 2014.


Starring cast

  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. Kasha Kropinski as Ruth
  8. Dohn Norwood as Psalms


Image Title Episode # Writer(s) Director Original airdate
The Elusive Eden "The Elusive Eden" 1 Mark Richard Mark Richard August 2, 2014
Cullen awaits the birth of his baby, laboring under The Swede's thumb at Fort Smith. Durant deals with the fallout from a railroad accident.
Escape From the Garden "Escape from the Garden" 2 Mark Richard Neil LaBute August 9, 2014
As Cullen plans an exit from Fort Smith, he challenges The Swede; when a new adversary arrives, Cheyenne feels his presence.
Chicken Hill "Chicken Hill" 3 John Wirth Neil LaBute August 16, 2014
Cullen returns to work on the railroad, and clashes with his new boss; Thomas Durant and Campbell battle over valuable real estate.
Reckoning "Reckoning" 4 Jennifer Cecil Dennie Gordon August 23, 2014
Cullen handles trouble at home and takes railroad matters into his own hands; Campbell makes a move against Mickey and Durant.
Lifes a mystery "Life's a Mystery" 5 Mark Richard & Tom Brady David Straiton August 30, 2014
Cullen's family is at risk when a stranger arrives, stirring up old feelings; The Swede faces the consequences.
Bear Man "Bear Man" 6 Max Hurwitz Clark Johnson September 6, 2014
Elam tries to recover in a Comanche village from a savage bear attack, to make his way back to Cheyenne.
Elam Ferguson Episode "Elam Ferguson (Episode)" 7 Mark Richard & Thomas Brady Rod Lurie September 13, 2014
When Elam returns, Cullen tries to reconnect; Durant puts an old problem to rest.
Under Color of Law "Under Color of Law" 8 John Romano Michael Nankin September 20, 2014
In order to ensure his family's safety, Cullen makes a decision; Campbell hires a new federal marshal with hopes of cleaning up the streets.
Two Trains "Two Trains" 9 Bruce Marshall Romans Marvin V. Rush September 27, 2014
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Hell on Wheels Season 4 Episode 10 "Return to Hell" 10 Jami O'Brien Billy Gierhart October 4, 2014
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Bleeding Kansas "Bleeding Kansas" 11 Writer(s) Director November 8, 2014
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Thirteen Steps "Thirteen Steps" 12 Writer(s) Director November 15, 2014
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Further West "Further West" 13 Writer(s) Director November 22, 2014
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