Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)
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Unexpected violence strikes during the festival of Tin Hau Don in Chinatown. Cullen confronts The Swede. Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

Director:

Karen Gaviola

Writers:

Joe Gayton (created by), Tony Gayton (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anson Mount ... Cullen Bohannon
Colm Meaney ... Thomas 'Doc' Durant
Christopher Heyerdahl ... The Swede
Robin McLeavy ... Eva
Jennifer Ferrin ... Louise Ellison
Phil Burke ... Mickey McGinnes
Dohn Norwood ... Psalms
Byron Mann ... Chang
Angela Zhou ... Fong / Mei
Chelah Horsdal ... Maggie Palmer
Tzi Ma ... Tao
David Wilson Barnes ... Martin DeLaney
Josh Caras ... Phineas Young
Brad Johnson Brad Johnson
Paige Patterson ... Josie Rose
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Storyline

Unexpected violence strikes during the festival of Tin Hau Don in Chinatown. Cullen confronts The Swede. Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Martin DeLaney uses the term "boondoggle" to refer to the building of a 12 mile long bridge. However, this term was not coined until 1935. See more »

Goofs

(around 12min) During Gunderson's conversation with Chang, Chang is seen pouring tea from what is apparently a tetsubin, a cast iron teapot of Japanese origin. The Chinese, especially wealthy, educated Chinese such as Chang, have historically preferred porcelain (e.g. "china") teapots, and it is highly unlikely that Chang would be using a Japanese item that he would likely have considered alien, if not barbarous. See more »

Quotes

Thomas 'Doc' Durant: You, my dear, will profit astronomically. Though hand-in-hand with me.
Maggie Palmer: Why risk it? It's bacon over butter. You already own all you could ever desire. I am beginning to think that you *want* to get caught.
Thomas 'Doc' Durant: Oh, hardly.
Maggie Palmer: Almost caught. You wanna taste death without swallowing it.
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Hell on Wheels Main Title
Written by Gustavo Santaolalla
Performed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla
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