Despite a week’s absence, Hell on Wheels
picks right up where it left off – with Durant (Colm Meany
) writing a letter to his wife to presumably ask her for a divorce, or otherwise keep her abreast of the burgeoning romance he believes to be taking place between recently widowed Lily Bell (Dominique McElligott
) and himself. Unfortunately, Durant’s notions toward Lily and the note to his wife are disrupted when his train narrowly avoids colliding with a derailed locomotive.
While surveying the carnage, Durant is confronted by the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl
) whose convenient presence goes unquestioned, just as his immediate accusations toward the Cheyenne fail to be scrutinized by Durant or anyone else. Of course the task at hand becomes the quest for justice, which Durant immediately tasks to Bohannan. In the first of ...
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’ Season 1, Episode 8: ‘Derailed’ Recap