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Hell on Wheels

Season 5 2015 - 2016

  • 2015-07-19T01:00:00Z on AMC
  • 45 mins
  • 10 hours, 7 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Western, Action, Adventure

Cullen Bohannon finds himself a stranger in a strange land: Truckee, California. Home to the headquarters of the Central Pacific railroad, this rough mountain railroad town teems with thousands of Chinese workers who are foreign in language, culture and traditions. While grappling with the challenges of corralling his new workforce, Cullen leads the Central Pacific’s herculean effort to tunnel through the Sierra Nevada mountains, sometimes achieving only inches a day in the race to complete America’s first Transcontinental Railroad.

14 episodes

5x01 Chinatown

  • Season Premiere

    2015-07-19T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cullen is in California with the Central Pacific Railroad, and must deal with the new workers.

5x02 Mei Mei

  • 2015-07-26T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cullen and Fong find themselves in peril as they transport a locomotive over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Swede gains Phineas' trust.

5x03 White Justice

  • 2015-08-02T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Cullen contends with violence in Chinatown set off by disgruntled railroad workers. Meanwhile, the Swede manipulates Phineas in his plot against the Mormons.

5x04 Struck

  • 2015-08-09T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cullen solves a Chinese labor strike in the wake of violence. Meanwhile, Durant pulls Mickey deeper into Union Pacific business.

5x05 Elixir of Life

  • 2015-08-16T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Unexpected violence erupts in Chinatown during the festival of Tin Hau Don; Cullen confronts the Swede; and Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

5x06 Hungry Ghosts

  • 2015-08-23T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cullen and Mei escort precious cargo through the California wilderness; Eva nurses Louise back to health.

5x07 False Prophets

  • 2015-08-30T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Cullen and Durant meet with President Grant to discuss the future of the railroad; the Swede puts his plan against the Mormons in action.

5x08 Two Soldiers

  • 2016-06-12T01:00:00Z — 50 mins

The Swede's murderous rampage on the Hatch homestead results in a long overdue showdown with Cullen.

5x09 Return to the Garden

  • 2016-06-19T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Cullen faces life-changing decisions in Utah as Truckee adapts to life without him.

5x10 61 Degrees

  • 2016-06-26T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Cullen's nitroglycerin experiment provides an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee. Durant's plan turns deadly.

5x11 Gambit

  • 2016-07-03T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Durant's plot to ransom himself takes an unexpected turn when Campbell arrives in town with the Cavalry to coordinate a rescue operation.

5x12 Any Sum Within Reason

  • 2016-07-10T01:00:00Z — 44 mins

Chang force Mei to leave Truckee after discovering her secret; Cullen exorcises some old demons during his search.

5x13 Railroad Men

  • 2016-07-17T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

The race to finish the railroad comes down to inches, forcing all parties to contemplate the end of the line, and what the future holds for them.

5x14 Done

  • 2016-07-24T01:00:00Z — 45 mins

The golden spike, government hearings and unpredictable actions mean new beginnings and endings for the survivors.