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Season 5

Number of episodes: 14
Original run: July 18, 2015 to July 23, 2016
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Season 5 of Hell on Wheels premiered on July 18, 2015 and ended on July 23, 2016. It is the final season of Hell on Wheels.


Starring cast

  1. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon
  2. Colm Meaney as Thomas Durant
  3. Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gundersen
  4. Tim Guinee as Collis Huntington
  5. Byron Mann as Chang
  6. Reg Rogers as James Strobridge
  7. MacKenzie Porter as Naomi Bohannon
  8. Angela Zhou as Fong


Image Title Episode # Writer(s) Director Original airdate
Chinatown "Chinatown" 1 Jami O'Brien David Straiton July 18, 2015
Bohannon is in California with the Central Pacific Railroad building east through the mountains. He contends with the strange new world of Chinese workers, rowdy Irishmen, and bosses.
0502 MEI MEI "Mei Mei" 2 John Wirth
Thomas Brady
Billy Gierhart July 25, 2015
Bohannon enlists Chinese workers to help him move a locomotive on a sled. An incident forces Bohannon and Fong to work together to survive. The Mormon workers fight for survival while on snow-removal patrol.
0503 WHITE JUSTICE "White Justice" 3 John Romano David Straiton August 1, 2015
Conflict arises between Chinese and white workers. Phineas and the Swede discover a problem with the Mormon finances.
Season 5 Poster "Struck" 4 Max Hurwitz Clark Johnson August 8, 2015
Chang organizes a strike. Durant makes plans to beat the CP. Louise digs up dirt on the railroad.
Season 5 Poster "Elixir of Life" 5 Michael Saltzman Karen Gaviola August 15, 2016
The Chinese workers celebrate the Heavenly Empress Festival. Durant and Maggie Palmer make plans for the future. Bohannon discovers information about one of his enemies.
Season 5 Poster "Hungry Ghosts" 6 Jami O'Brien
Miki Johnson
Neil LaBute August 22, 2016
Bohannon and Fong travel to California. Brigham Young demands his due from Durant, while Durant and Maggie scheme.
False Prophets 05x07 "False Prophets" 7 John Romano
Thomas Brady
Rod Lurie August 29, 2016
Durant and Huntington meet in Salt Lake City to determine the final route of the railroad. Trouble brews with Eva's girls. Phineas branches out away from his father.
Season 5 Poster "Two Soldiers" 8 John Wirth
Tom Brady
Michael Nankin June 11, 2016
The Swede attacks the Hatch homestead. Bohannon must chose between justice and revenge.
Season 5 Poster "Return to the Garden" 9 Writer Director Original Airdate
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Season 5 Poster "61 Degrees" 10 Writer Director Original Airdate
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Season 5 Poster "Gambit" 11 Writer Director Original Airdate
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Season 5 Poster "Any Sum Within Reason" 12 Writer Director Original Airdate
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Season 5 Poster "Railroad Men" 13 Writer Director Original Airdate
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Hell on Wheels Season 5 Episode 14 promotional photo 7 "Done" 14 Jami O'Brien & Thomas Brady David Von Ancken July 23, 2016
The golden spike, government hearings, and unpredictable actions mean new beginnings and endings for the survivors of Hell on Wheels.
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