A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.
Did You Know?
This episode stars Tom Noonan
and Ted Levine
, both of whom have played villains in a Hannibal Lecter film. Noonan played Francis Dollarhyde (aka The Tooth Fairy) in Manhunter
(1986), with Brian Cox as Lecter, and Levine played Jame Gumb (aka Buffalo Bill) in The Silence of the Lambs
(1991) with Anthony Hokpins as Lecter. See more
As Joseph Black Moon is baptized, the rest of the congregation is singing the hymn "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior". The show takes place in 1865; however the lyrics to this hymn were not written until 1868, and the music until 1870. See more
Unburden yourself, my son.
I was with General Sherman on his march south. What we did... evil, unspeakable things.
You were a soldier. You were following orders.
No. They were not just orders. We opened a dark door, and the Devil stepped in.
Hell on Wheels Main Title
Written by Gustavo Santaolalla
Performed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla See more