Ep 1 - Pilot
A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.
Ep 2 - Immoral Mathematics
Lily encounters natives in the wilderness. Cullen is questioned in regards to his recent actions against others. Meanwhile, Durant continues his push for political gain through his persuasions.
Ep 3 - A New Birth of Freedom
When Lily goes missing, Durant organizes a search party. A subsidiary request prevents Cullen from his continued search for the sergeant involved in the murder of his wife.
Ep 4 - Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai
Cullen's search for the sergeant nears its end; Durant keeps to his hidden agenda while assisting in Lily's recuperation.
Ep 5 - Bread and Circuses
A bare-knuckle brouhaha between Elam and Cullen is spurred by Durant's latest attempt to deal with the railroad's financial crisis.
Ep 6 - Pride, Pomp and Circumstance
Durant challenges the Cheyenne to a competition in an effort to bring a halt to ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile, Elam and Cullen try to prevent bloodshed in town.
Ep 7 - Revelations
With Elam's life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he’s willing to risk. Meanwhile Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband.
Ep 8 - Derailed
Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place.
Ep 9 - Timshel
A looming railroad deadline throws Cullen and Lily together; Joseph and Elam deal with what their violent mission has wrought.
Ep 10 - God of Chaos
In the Season 1 finale, Cullen's past and future collide, impacting his life on the railroad.
Ep 1 - Big Bad Wolf
After a hard winter, Cullen and Elam travel to New York to secure their positions on the railroad as Durant fights for his legacy from prison.
Ep 2 - Eminent Domain
An unexpected roadblock forces Cullen to make a difficult choice as a reporter arrives in Hell on Wheels. Elam struggles with his new boss.
Ep 3 - Range War
Cullen and Elam search for their stolen food on the prairie; a stranger's arrival threatens Elam's family.
Ep 4 - The Game
Cullen and Elam try to secure a new lumber source following a railroad accident; Durant tells Louise a secret about Cullen.
Ep 5 - Searchers
Cullen helps Elam track down a dangerous criminal; the town prepares to move down the tracks.
Ep 6 - One Less Mule
Durant files an injunction against Union Pacific, threatening Cullen's position; Elam deals with a dangerous newcomer.
Ep 7 - Cholera
When a cholera epidemic hits Hell on Wheels, Cullen must find fresh water before his workers die. Durant faces political fallout.
Ep 8 - It Happened in Boston
After his workers defect to the Mormons, Cullen recruits Durant to help get them back. Meanwhile, Sean and Mickey's past comes back to haunt them.
Ep 9 - Fathers and Sins
With General Grant's deadline only two days away, a gang of riders attacks Cheyenne while Cullen and Elam pay Durant a visit.
Ep 10 - Get Behind the Mule
Cullen grapples with consequences while Elam mounts a rescue attempt. Durant receives Gen. Grant and the U.P. board in Cheyenne ahead of the deadline.