Within Saturday night’s “Hell on Wheels” episode, there was quite a bit we saw unfold … and most of it falls within the category of “very violent.”
For example, we had Cullen Bohannon make the big decision that he was going to take on Sydney Snow and his forces, and try to rescue all the railroad workers in the process. The decision to fight for what he believes in was a tough decision for the character, mostly because he had tried for so long to avoid the gunslinger that was a part of his past.
In the video below, Anson Mount touches on many parts of Cullen’s decision-making in these key moments, including how there was still a part of the character who wanted to go back in time to live out that romanticized life Syd still represents. However, he realized that he cannot go back there, and the only thing left is to move forward.
The fact that Syd is still out there suggests that the battle is far from over, and we know that further to be true thanks to the presence of John Campbell in Cheyenne. The one thing that Cullen got out of this episode above anything else is leverage, and the firepower needed to make a difference in the city. Even still, this is something that weighs on him; while the railroad may be able to establish itself again, lives may be lost in the process. While he is not the one pulling the trigger on these men, the fact someone is may now be hard for him to bear.
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