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When Fall TV officially starts we are calling Saturday’s “DVR Catch Up Day”. Recap what you missed this week.

What shows are you catching up on today?

Sunday August 12th:

Hell on Wheels Season 2 Premiere:

For a show in the final episodes of season one saw mass murdering of Indians and a reverend beheading someone with a sword it was a quiet start to season 2 but there is plenty more to go.

Falling Skies: “The Price Of Greatness”:

Falling Skies Was Thrilling! The 2nd Mass Has Finally Made It To Charleston, But It Seems That It May Not Be What They Expected.

Longmire: “Unfinished Business” (Season 1 Finale):

We Learned More About Walt’s Mysterious Past, And The Truth About His Wife. There’s A Bigger Picture, That Hints That Walt May Have Committed Murder.

Monday August 13th:

Grimm Season 2 Premiere:

What a great start to the season! All the stops were pulled out in this episode and story just continues to get deeper. What I liked most was the episode picking right up from the season one finale as no transition was needed and it allowed the story to just progress. The new title sequence was also a great and welcomed surprise.

Alphas: 2×04 “When Push Comes To Shove”:

The Team Learn That Nina Has Gone Rouge. They Must Find Her, Capture Her, And Help Her In Any Way Possible.

Thursday August 16th:

Burn Notice 6×09 “Official Business”:

Burn Notice continues to impress and the story keeps going deeper. Micheal’s drive to find Nate’s killer and thus a man who was also involved with Anson has added a whole new dynamic to the show.

Suits 2×09 “Asterisk”:

What a bittersweet episode. Mike’s grandma passing before she could even see her new place was sad and this will surely have an effect on Mike through the final episodes of the season. At this moment everything hinges on the mind of Louis Litt.

Saving Hope: “Bea, Again”:

Charlie Begins Questioning Whether He Would Survive Or Not. Alex Continued To Express Her Belief (And Faith) In Charlie’s Survival.

Awkward 2×08 “Time After Time”:

Awkward remains the best show MTV has had since “The Hard Times Of RJ Berger”. Its hard not to root for all of these quirky characters.

Air Date: 8/12/12

Red marks the important details from the episode.

Best quotes in orange.

  • We find Cullen on the run robbing Durant’s payroll trains with a group of people.
  • “Hell on Wheels” is slowing becoming a real town.
  • Lily is concerned the railroad construction is slowing drastically.
  • “Lily you must remember we males has very fragile egos especially when it comes to dealing with a strong women”- Durant
  • Elam informs Durant the payroll train was robbed again.
  • Lily wants Durant to have Washington send troops for help but he is concerned of the image that sends if they cant protect their own trains.
  • Elam agrees to help guard the payroll trains.
  • Cullen and his group are going to Mexico. The men he is with are from his home town of Meridian.
  • McGinnes brothers are now selling property for the railroad.
  • Ruth reveals that her father has not been preaching.
  • the Swede reveals that work has stalled due to all the chaos that has become the town, robbers, murders…
  • “Since those Irish boys tarred and feathered you and ran you out of town on a rail embrace this new job”– Durant
  • the Swede has been demoted to picking up and burying bodies.
  • Cullen has completely lost it and anybody that talks about him gets a beating.
  • “Your father had a pension for spirits and a good fight”- Doc
  • It is revealed that grave robbers dug up Cullen’s son and wife.
  • “They dug up my boy, my Marry. What kind of man does that?”– Cullen
  • 60 miles south of Hell on Wheels Elam runs into Eva who is married to Mr. Toole who now have a house together.
  • Back at Hell on Wheels a whore was murdered.
  • “Such a terrible thing”- Mickey
  • “But this could be the opportunity were looking for”- Sean
  • While getting ready to rob the next train Cullen spots Elam as the guard.
  • “I’ve been the first man through the door all along I think I’ve earned the right to take him down”- Cullen
  • Lily is mad when Durant tell’s her that know one would care about finding out who killed a whore.
  • “Lily she choose a dangerous profession with choices come consequences”- Durant
  • While robbing the trail Cullen reveals himself to Elam.
  • “What the hell are you doing here?”- Elam
  • “Trying to keep yourself from getting killed”- Cullen
  • Cullen tells Elam to aim high and keep shooting to make it look like he couldn’t get to the money.
  • “How far I’ve fallen, look at how far you rose up”– the Swede to Lily
  • “We all do what we must to carry on”- the Swede
  • Lily pays the Swede to give the murdered whore a proper burial.
  • “I will bury her six feet down like a proper lady”- the Swede
  • Ruth temps her father with liquor.
  • “I know what this is, you don’t believe in me anymore”- Reverend Cole
  • He takes the bottle.
  • The group want to take down another train, they are mad that Cullen didn’t take down the black guard.
  • “Cullen Bohannon is robbing my trains and you didn’t kill him!”– Durant
  • “You hired me to protect your payroll and that’s what I done”- Elam
  • “Maybe I can do more for you Mr.Durant, this towns going to hell in a hand basket”– Elam
  • “Im the man that can fix things”- Elam
  • “Bohannon I should of known”- Durant
  • “Another brick on his road to hell“- Lily
  • “That man ran a shit hole of a town like a fine watch”– Whore master in reference to the Swede
  • Sean and Mickey offer protection in exchange for money just like the Swede did. Mickey isn’t a killer though.
  • Ruth and Joesph having sex with her passed out but awake reverend father not far off.
  • Elam turns down an offer from a whore (he clearly misses Eva)
  • Lily shows up to Durant’s late…
  • While robbing a train Cullen snaps back (he is a good man) when a women and her child who reminds him of his own are being threatened with a gun for a ring.
  • Cullen takes off his mask and his group knocks him out.
  • Cullen is arrested when the group leaves him.
  • “They wont hang me, they’ll shoot me most likely”– Cullen
  • Elam looks around town and the workers are happy they got their pay thanks to him.
  • We end seeing Cullen locked up at peace even knowing that he could be executed.

Final Thoughts:

For a show in the final episodes of season one saw mass murdering of Indians and a reverend beheading someone with a sword it was a quiet start to season 2 but there is plenty more to go.


What did you think of the season 2 premiere?

Ratings: 2.5 million viewers & 0.6 demo rating that is down vs the season 1 finale which drew 2.9 million viewers & 0.7 demo.

Next on Hell on Wheels Episode 2×02 promo Sunday August 19th 9/8c on AMC: