Is it fair to say right about now that John Campbell on “Hell on Wheels” is a pretty miserable person? We like to think so. So far, his reign of terror has come in many different forms, but on tonight’s episode, it included given a fellow psychopath in Syd some power, and then allowing him to run amok around Cheyenne.
This leads in many ways into next week’s episode “Two Trains,” which will be a rescue mission of sorts for Cullen Bohannon. Anson Mount’s character basically has to free many of the arrested railroad workers, which was yet another setup by Campbell in order to further undermine Durant and claim the land as his unchallenged jurisdiction.
Want to get some further news related to what to expect? Then just check out the official synopsis below (via TV Guide):
“Cullen goes head-to-head with the new marshal in an attempt to free his arrested railroad workers. Meanwhile, Campbell confronts Louise over a story.”
In the promo that aired after the episode, you really got a sense of what this episode will be: One heck of a showdown between Cullen and Syd for control of Cheyenne. Lives will be put in jeopardy, with Ruth and the men on the railroad getting involved here in separate ways. The problem that we have here is that it is the law versus the outlaw, but what happens when the outlaw is actually the good guy? Cullen doesn’t have the resources, and really has little other than experience and a drive to make things right so that the work on the railroad can continue.
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