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Hell on Wheels goes to Hell.

Air date: 10/7/12

Red marks the important details from the episode.

Best quotes in orange.

The town is burned to the ground and Cullen is being questioned by soldiers as to what happened.

  • We’re trying to establish the connection between the corruption of this railroad and its near total dissemination.
  • “The White Spirit.”- Cullen
  • Durant has gone crazy as he’s run out of pain medicine luckily Eva has more.
  • Durant foresees the chaos soon to happen.
  • ..but I won’t care what happens this who enterprise could collapse on our heads. Everything’s been blur since I was shot, its all going to end in disaster.”- Durant
  • Cullen asks Lily to come and watch as he drives the train across the finished bridge.
  • Lily feels Cullen could of trusted her with his past.
  • “Past ain’t the past if it don’t exist.”- Cullen
  • Cullen went to a university.
  • “Did you like me better when you thought I was stupid?”– Cullen
  • “I liked you better when I thought I knew you.”- Lily
  • Durant is worried he’ll be finished when the board finds out about the millage. Hannah says Cullen needs to be made a partner because he’s the only one that can convince them they were right.
  • “Bohannon only thrives on narrow escapes from his own recklessness.”– Durant
  • “Just like you.”- Hannah
  • Sean wants Ruth no matter what as she continues to turn him down and push him away.
  • Elam has got a nice house built.
  • He tells Psalms “I gotta kill somebody for Mr.Durant”- Elam
  • Elam doesn’t kill unless the person needs to be killed and this one doesn’t but he will lose his house unless he does.
  • Cullen and Mr.Toole discuss their women troubles.
  • “My worry is once Ms.Bell gets to know my true self she ain’t gonna like it. Funny part the more I got know her the more…”- Cullen
  • The Indians are watching them.
  • Back in the present of the burned town:
  • “Should of known whats those doing. There’s always a recon order before battle.”– Cullen
  • They question why Cullen didn’t send anyone out. Cullen knows that anyone sent out would of been killed.
  • Cullen puts a lot of trust in himself and his workers as he drives the train across the bridge solo.
  • With everyone at the bridge site Lily uses it as an opportunity to steal Durant’s ledger from the safe. She runs into Elam.
  • “You have a good day.”- Elam
  • Elam tells Eva about the house.
  • Durant offers Cullen partnership.
  • “If you help me convince them that everything we have done has been necessary.”– Durant
  • “You are an interesting anomaly Mr.Bohannon gunslinger and aristocrat. I am unwell I simply need you to back me up. There’s a good chance you share the blame (if it goes wrong). The moment you accept my offer all your debts to me will be forgiven.”– Durant
  • “My debts to you were buried with Doc Whitehead.”– Cullen
  • Lily is the one Durant has asked Elam to kill.
  • While Cullen and Mr.Toole are one watch Lily shows up.
  • “All I have is this railroad and you, we can build it together. Everything to remove the Durant’s is in this ledger.”– Lily
  • Cullen wants Lily to burn the ledger before Durant has her killed.
  • Lily goes to Elam and asks him to hide the ledger and to ship it back east if something happens to her.
  • Cullen talks to Joseph about the White Spirit.
  • “The Sioux nation wants everyone here to die.”– Joseph
  • “It’ll be a blood bath.”- Cullen
  • Cullen has Joseph take him to there camp.
  • Psalms convinces Eva to talk with Elam.
  • “Blood moon is coming. It’s a time for bloodletting, settling of scores.”– Joseph
  • Cullen sees the mass of Indians camped and asks Joseph to come with him to see Durant so he doesn’t seem crazy.
  • “You’ll never see me again.”– Joseph
  • Present day:
  • They had telegraphed and asked for soldiers and weapons.
  • “Five recruits and a small cannon.”– Cullen
  • Sean is being baptized at the small chance he may marry Ruth.
  • Elam arrives home to find Eva.
  • “I’ll always love you Elam but my future belongs with Mr.Toole”– Eva
  • Mr.Toole shows up look for Eva, he aims his gun at Elam.
  • “I came here to tell him its over between us.”– Eva
  • “Your heart belongs to this black son of a bitch!”– Mr.Toole
  • Mr. Toole commits suicide.
  • Durant tells Elam its time for him to kill. He goes to see Lily.
  • “You’re here to kill me.”– Lily
  • “You got a reason for me not too?“- Elam
  • Lily pulls out her gun.
  • Lily lets Elam in on her plan that upon the arrest of the Duran’ts her and Cullen will be the natural replacements leaving a job open for Elam. They shake on their deal.
  • The Swede arrives into town wounded badly.
  • Lily goes to see Durant. “Mr. Ferguson came to see me last night.”– Lily
  • “You betrayed me to Bohannon over pillow talk.”– Durant
  • “Know that when your precious railroad is ripped from your thick and graspy fingers that you’ve been undone by a whore.”- Lily
  • The Indians have torchered the Swede, lighting fires on him.
  • “The Sioux are attacking on the blood moon.”- The Swede
  • “He’s going to hang for sabotaging the railroad, im putting a guard on him.”– Cullen
  • Lily tells Cullen of Durant’s attempt to kill her. She tell him of her plan to get rid of the them.
  • “I can’t do this without you. You’re better with me.”– Lily
  • “Protect our bridge I’ll be here waiting for you when you get back.”– Lily
  • Cullen goes to Elam.
  • “Do you know how to work a cannon?”- Cullen
  • “Thanks for not killing my lady friend.”– Cullen
  • “I almost got my ass shot.”- Elam
  • Durant goes to see the dying Swede.
  • “My personal ledgers how damning are they?”– Durant
  • “You may fall through the floor into hell itself.”- The Swede
  • “You will not die in prison but here soon in the streets of Hell on Wheels.”– The Swede
  • Present day:
  • “We did what we could, evacuated the women and children we armed the rest.”- Cullen
  • Durant is in custody.
  • The few soldiers arrive with a cannon and a gatling gun. Eva has stayed behind and goes to take shelter at Elam’s house.
  • The Swede breaks the bones in his hand and gets out of the handcuffs and kills the guard watching him.
  • Night falls and the men take stand and fire way as the Indians cross the bridge. Chaos ensues as they come from all direction. The town is ablaze.
  • Elam watches at the Durant’s flee the burning office.
  • Cullen refuses to abandon the bridge.
  • Elam’s house is set on fire with Eva in it. He comes to rescue her.
  • The Swede walks through the burning town like he’s indestructible.
  • Day breaks, the town smolders as Lily heads into her rail car. The Swede is waiting for her.
  • “Cullen will kill you.”– Lily
  • “Yes this is all for him.”– The Swede
  • The Swede strangles her and then sets the place on fire.
  • Present day:
  • The soldiers question why Cullen defended the bridge and not the town.
  • “I learned in the war to protect strategic assets. Town ain’t nothing but wood and canvas, rebuilt.”– Cullen
  • Cullen goes to the rail car and finds Lily
  • (Song playing is “Devil’s Waiting” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
  • He carries her body to the church and passes the Durant’s, Eva, Elam, Sean and Mickey along the way.
  • He leaves her and grabs the Swede and heads to the bridge to hang him.
  • “I was surprised that you made it so easy for me to take her from you.”– The Swede
  • “You evil son of a bitch.”– Cullen
  • The Swede jumps before Cullen gets the rope tied off.
  • Cullen is offered Durant’s job but doesn’t respond.
  • “Mr.Bohannon will you finish this road?”
  • Cullen’s heads back to the bridge and marks the site with a red flag and then walks away. (Its a mile marker)

End Song– “Devil’s Waiting” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Final Thoughts:

Hell on wheels goes to hell literally as the town and its people smolder. The show has proven that no one is safe and in epic sadness we lose two big characters (Toole/Lily). Briefly Lily became Emily Thorne from Revenge and The Swede sure did like look like Dexter. The ending left me wondering what will happen to Cullen the man who has lost so much. What does he have to live for now? Revenge of the Swede who I presume is alive?

The show has had declining ratings but I do hope this is not the last I will write of the show that has grown on me so much over these two seasons of great drama. And thank you to everyone that reads these recaps weekly I have truly enjoyed recapping this one and hope to do the same with “The Walking Dead”.

Ratings: Up 0.1 to a 0.5 demo with 2.18 million viewers.

What did you think of the epic finale?

– Aaron

Twitter- @zaffuto234


8/7c Once upon a time on ABC

Recap last weeks season 2 premiere.


9/8c Hell on Wheels 2 hour season 2 finale on AMC

“Cullen prepares for battle while the town celebrates; Cullen fights to save Hell on Wheels.”

Get ready for the finale by recapping previous episodes and watching a sneak peek.



9/8c Revenge on ABC

Recap last weeks season 2 premiere.


9/8c Dexter on Showtime

10/9c Homeland on Showtime

10/9c 666 Park Avenue on ABC

Read Aaron’s review of the season premiere “ABC Tries Horror Again”


Hell on Wheels Season two 2 hour finale Sunday October 7th at 9/8c on AMC

Show your support by convincing friends/family to watch and tweet along with Anson @ansonmount  and Common @common

Recap each season 2 episode:

2×08 “The Lord’s Day”

2×07 “The White Spirit”

2×06 “Purged Away With Blood”

2×05 “The Railroad Job”

2×04 “Scabs”

2×03 “Slaughterhouse”

2×02 “Durant, Nebraska”

2×01 “”Viva La Mexico”

Sneak Peek the Season 2 Finale:

Tour The Season 2 Set:

Air date: 9/30/12

Red marks the important details from the episode.

Best quotes in orange.

  • Elam is working on his house.
  • “That bastard Durant is back”– Sean
  • Mickey has become the town drunk gambling away profits from the bar. Sean is worried he doesn’t have the money to give to Durant for the land he gave away. Mickey refuses to give Sean his fair share.
  • Durant gives a generous some of money to Eva for all her help.
  • Durant is taking opium for his pain and is hallucinating and walking around with a cane.
  • Hannah, Durant’s wife has taken charge of the office.
  • Durant surprises Cullen.
  • “Is my bridge built?”- Durant
  • “So no bridge, alright for your sins you will come to dinner tonight with me an my wife.”– Durant
  • “Your wife..”- Cullen
  • “Don’t look so horrified and wear a clean shirt and Ms.Bell will be your escort.”– Durant
  • Psalms tries talking Elam out of homesteading. Elam tell him about Eva and the baby. Psalms tells him who would be better for the baby then someone like that’s like him. Elam takes comfort in hearing that.
  • Elam and Mr.Toole and talking.
  • “If the baby’s born white Eva then we can make a family.”– Mr.Toole
  • “See I thought you said you’d put that aside Mr.Toole“- Eva
  • The men in town are wagering whether the baby will be born white.
  • “Should we leave this place?”– Eva
  • “Maybe”– Mr.Toole
  • Eva takes comfort in hearing that he would consider leaving.
  • Cullen has cleaned himself up for dinner and escorts Lily to Durant’s train car.
  • Turns out Hannah and Durant have been in on the fraud scheme and she is worried that the smart Lily may have found out.
  • The Swede is busy at the bridge site sabotaging the engine used to raise the bridge trusses.
  • Hannah asks Cullen if he knows the Tates from his home. Turns out he married Mr.Tate’s youngest daughter. Cullen/Durant/Hannah know a lot of the same people.
  • “God Bohannon I just might send you to New York one of these days to deal with the board on my behalf.”– Durant
  • Hannah tells Lily her employment is only temporary which upsets Lily who leave. Cullen is asked to take Hannah to her train car.
  • Cullen tells her how much Lily has done for the railroad trying to fight for her job.
  • “Does that include sleeping with my husband”– Hannah
  • “Is Durant firing her?”- Cullen
  • “Be careful with whom you align yourself. My husband believes you have a future on the railroad and I do too.”– Hannah
  • Cullen heads to the office to talk with Lily but is called over by Durant who is mad about the progress being made.
  • “It was on your advice that we decided to bridge the gorge at this point.”- Durant
  • “Yes sir and we made good time considering. Indians, strike, washout..”- Cullen
  • “All I need is a structure to support a locomotive from one side of the gorge to the other understand?”- Durant
  • Looking directly at Hannah
  • “I’ll drive it across the bridge myself how about that.”– Cullen
  • Sean tries proposing to Ruth who says she’ll think about it.
  • At the bridge site while raising a truss with the engine Cullen see the Swede in the distance. The engine flies apart sending the truss down on top of men below.
  • “What in gods name has happened?”- Durant
  • “I ain’t the one that wanted to cross the gorge in a week and I it ain’t my fault that you oversold out millage to the board back east.”– Cullen
  • Joesph has returned but not to stay.
  • “Ruth after I became a christian I killed my brother, I killed your father, broke my fathers heart just like you broke mine.”- Joesph
  • “While I was hunting I saw the white spirit. My father was right this is a bad place.”– Joesph
  • Cullen finds a Norwegian penny in the engine. “Its like he wanted us to know.”– Mr.Toole
  • Lily goes to speak with Durant.
  • “How does Bohannon know about the millage shortfall on this railroad?- Durant
  • “Did you lay with him?!– Durant
  • Sean in Mickey get into a heated fight over money.
  • Durant meets with Elam.
  • “I tasked you with being my eyes and ears on this railroad.”- Durant
  • “I don’t work for the railroad no more. Got me a place down by the river to settle down”- Elam
  • He shows Durant the land deed and he rips it up.
  • “There are only two ways to leave this railroad you die in my employ or you walk back through Indian territory.”– Durant
  • “If the sun rises on your sorry ass in the morning I will have you shot for trespassing, is that what you want?”- Durant
  • “What you just tore up that’s what I want. I’m gonna build me a house down by that river where I can lock my dam door at night, know that’s my dam house and my dam property and I can shoot any dam man that come through that door and tell me it ain’t mine. I ain’t afraid to work Mr.Durant and I ain’t gonna be your dam nigger no more. What I want is some respect and if I gotta take it out of your dam hide or anybody else’s I will.”– Elam
  • Mr. Ferguson have a seat, please.”– Durant
  • Hannah goes to see Lily, she wants her to leave her train car so she can say there. “I have nowhere else to go.”- Lily
  • Cullen give Lily his train car.
  • “You know you could stay Thomas already knows.”– Lily
  • “He only thinks he knows.”- Cullen
  • “You’re always right.”- Lily
  • “Lily you shouldn’t test a men who’s jealous and afraid of his wife leaving especially not when he’s both.”– Cullen
  • Cullen and Lily kiss.
  • Sean surprises Ruth drunk. He wants to know about her and Joesph. “I want the truth!”- Sean
  • (did anyone else think this scene was going to get much darker? I didn’t think Sean would leave just like that.)
  • “And I thought it was me you wanted.”- Ruth
  • Cullen sets the Swede’s tent on fire as he goes to stay with Elam on his property.
  • “This ain’t no boarding house.”– Elam
  • “From the looks of it, it ain’t even a house.”– Cullen
  • “You outta know Mr.Durant offered me a new job. He want me to do something and im sure you ain’t going to like it at all.”– Elam
  • “What did you tell him?”- Cullen
  • “I told him I’d think about it.”– Elam

Final Thoughts: 

Building off last weeks exceptional episode the story keep getting better and better. Hannah adds a new dynamic to this story and im sure will mean trouble in next weeks finale.

Next on Hell on Wheels Sunday October 7th 2 hour season finale promo.

– Aaron @zaffuto234

Sunday September 23rd:

Hell on Wheels 2×07 “The White Spirit”

This was the first episode where everything quietly transitioned to all the characters. Nearly everyone’s actions were for there romantic interests, Elam getting involved with Sean/Mickey for Eva, Sean giving away land for Ruth & Cullen staying for Lily. This was also the first episode where the big action was put into character drama and not fight scenes which was a nice change.

Monday September 24th:

Revolution 1×02 “Chained Heat”

Who is Randall?

The Mob Doctor “Family Secrets”

After Seeing The Promos For This Show, I Really Thought That It Would Be A Cheesy, Quickly Produced, Tv Show. However, After Seeing The Pilot Episode, And The 2nd Episode, My Former Predictions Have Been Proven Wrong. The Mob Doctor Can Appeal To Fans Of Many Genres, Including Fans Of Medical Dramas, Fans Of Mob Shows, And Fans Of Great Thrillers.

Tuesday September 25th:

Go On “Bench Clearing Brawl”

Ryan Gives Away Janie’s Sewing Machine, Without Feeling Any Remorse For Doing So. However, Ryan Later Begins To Feel Remorse About Giving Away The Sewing Machine, And He Ultimately Has An Emotional Breakdown, Live, On His Talk-Show. Ryan Then Goes To A Wedding With Anne, So That She Doesn’t Have To Go Alone, Which Somehow Leads To Anne Kissing Ryan. It Seems That Ryan And The Group Are Slowly Becoming One Big Family.

Wednesday September 26th:

Guys with Kids “Chris’s New Girlfriend”

Chris Reveals That He Is Dating A Woman Named Jennifer. Nick Then Reveals That He Once Dated Jennifer, And Was A Big Influence, In Her Life. To Nick’s Dismay, He Learns That Jennifer Doesn’t Remember Him At All. Nick Finally Gets Jennifer To Remember Him. It Turns Out That Nick And Jennifer’s First Date Was Identical To Nick And Emily’s First Date. It Seems That Nick Used A General First Date Setting. Ultimately, Emily And Nick Make-Up. Also, Chris Reminds Gary That It’s His And Marny’s Anniversary. Gary Had Forgotten That It Was His Anniversary, And He Soon Learns That Marny Had Forgotten, As Well. Gary Takes Advantage Of This, And Makes Marny Feel Guilty About Forgetting Their Anniversary. Marny Ultimately Learns That Gary Too Had Forgotten Their Anniversary. Marny Becomes Highly Angry About The Way That Gary Made Her Feel. Ultimately, Gary And Marny Make Up, And All Is Well.

Thursday September 27th:

Last Resort “Series Premiere”

The Series Premiere Of Last Resort Was Purely Epic! I’ve Never Seen A Show As Addicting, Since I Discovered LOST. Last Resort Is Able To Mix Action, Thrill, And Even A Hint Of Conspiracy, Into An Epic One Hour Time-Slot. I’m Really Curious To See Where The Show Goes, And I Can’t Wait For The Second Episode Of The Season.

Thursday September 27th:

Scandal “Season 2 Premiere”

It’s Revealed That Quinn Is Wanted For Murder. Apparently, Quinn’s Name Was Lindsay. Quinn Got Angry At Her Boyfriend, And Sent A Package To His Job. Quinn’s Boyfriend Opened The Package, And It Exploded. The Explosion Killed Quinn’s Boyfriend, And Six Of His Co-Workers. Quinn Says That After The Explosion, She Made A Run For It, And Checked Into A Motel. Quinn Says That Someone Then Knocked Her Out, And She Woke Up In A Washington D.C. Hotel. Quinn Says That In The Hotel Room, She Found New Passports And Documents Laid Out For Her. Someone Had Virtually Given Quinn A New Identity. Olivia Acts As If She Doesn’t Know Who Knocked Quinn Out And Gave Her A New Identity. However, It’s Revealed That Olivia And Hucks Were The People That Knocked Quinn Out, And Gave Her The New Identity. There Weren’t Many Big White House Developments, Except For The Fact That Fitz & Mellie Learned That Their Baby Is Going To Be A Boy. Fitz Makes A Brief Phone Call To Olivia. It Seems As If The Two Of Them Still Have Feelings For Each Other.

Friday September 28th:


Returning Shows Sunday September 30th:

Once Upon A Time 8/7c on ABC

ABC Sunday nights @ 8pm

Season one of Once Upon a Time introduced us to a young man named Henry on his way to find his birth mother. Henry carries around a book of fairy tales that he is convinced are true. He explains to his mom, Emma Swan that his adoptive mom is really the evil queen from Snow White and she has to come save the town and its inhabitants from the curse that stuck them in Storybrook with time frozen and no memory of who they really are.

Revenge 9/8c on ABC

Revenge season one ended with a bang leaving many questions as we head into season two.

Dexter 9pm on Showtime

One of the best shows on TV right now, as you may, or may not know is Dexter, going into its 7th season on September 30th  followed by Homeland.

Homeland 10pm on Showtime

Last year after Dexter, Homeland made its primer, this year we get to go deeper into the plot with season two of this suspenseful political thriller. With an all-star cast, it is the American version of an Israeli show called Prisoners of War. Showtime has outdone itself and will without a doubt keep everyone glued to the edges of their seats on September 30th.