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Bohannon Finally Leaves the Fort, Hell on Wheels “Escape from the Garden” 

Photo Credit: Chris Large/AMC
Photo Credit: Chris Large/AMC

Bohannon has been threatening Bishop Dutson, nee The Swede, for a while. Well, I guess he’s been doing more promising than threatening. Bohannon doesn’t belong at the Mormon compound and he’s been telling The Swede that he’s leaving. The Swede does everything in his power to keep Cullen there because he feels his punishment hasn’t come to an end yet. He feels Cullen has so much more to atone for. But Bohannon can be patient and crafty and he tricks The Swede into revealing his true self. It’s a thing of beauty and long overdue. Once the flock realize the Swede isn’t who he claims, they let Bohann0n and his family leave in peace.

It all starts when it seems like Bohannon has finally broken down and accepted the Bishop into his heart. He confesses to all his sins in front of the congregation. And as he does that he gets the Swede to tell the truth of how he came to be Bishop Dutson. The Swede claims that God works through him and confesses to killing the pretender. I wonder what’s to come of The Swede now. I can’t imagine the Mormon’s will kill him, because that isn’t their way. But at the very least their former Bishop will be expelled from the compound. Will The Swede return to Hell on Wheels? I can’t wait to find out.

Photo Credit: Chris Large/AMC
Photo Credit: Chris Large/AMC

A Very Interesting Development

There’s a new big bad in town. Jake Weber‘s John Campbell is the provisional governor of the Wyoming Territory. He’s been charged by General Grant to bring Cheyenne to heel. When he and his lackeys arrive in town it’s important for them to start their “campaign of pacification.” So, they establish themselves quickly and show no mercy. They accuse a man of murder, arrest him, try him and sentence him to death. Even though the man was within his rights to murder a cheat – at least under the old law of Cheyenne – there’s nothing Mickey or Durant can do to stop the execution.

I can’t wait to see what happens next now that Bohannon’s back. I’ll admit that I much prefer it when Durant and Bohannon are on the same side, so I’m hoping those two will team up against Johnson. That guy is bad news. I do like that he’s giving Durant trouble, but I always like it when that happens. Durant is more fun when he’s scheming or plotting and I see a whole lot of that coming.

Random Thought

I’m wondering when or if we’ll see Elam again. Bohannon’s reaction to the news of Elam’s disappearance got me feeling emotional. And when Naomi asked him who Elam was? Right in the chest area. I know that it looked like Elam and that bear were the end of the each other at the end of last season. I just don’t want to believe it. His story doesn’t feel like it’s over. I want to see if he and Eva will reconcile. I want to see what’s next for his and Bohannon’s friendship. And wouldn’t we have heard if Common was leaving the show? I’ll have faith until someone tells me definitively that he’s gone. I can’t just go on Eva’s feeling.

Hell on Wheels airs Saturdays at 9/8c on AMC.

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