At this time on most other Saturdays, we would be doing our best to brace and prepare ourselves for something that has become a fall tradition: The airing of another new “Hell on Wheels” episode over on AMC!
Instead, this week we’re going to have to settle for going back and looking at Cullen Bohannon highlight reels instead. Why? AMC has opted to air a “Walking Dead” marathon tonight instead, which is something that they always do the weekend before the premiere. As for the reason why, that’s an easy question to answer: Ratings. AMC loves money, and this show makes a ton of it. You could probably hire Greg Nicotero to make an army of paper zombies using all of the money this show pulls in. The network’s already got a spin-off coming, and they already renewed the show without a single season 5 episode coming on the air.
As for the rest of “Hell on Wheels,” you will be waiting until Saturday, November 8 to see the rest of the season play out. It’s a little bit of a bizarre decision, but we’re not going to question it. We just hope that everyone who watched the first ten episodes remembers to come back and watch the final three. We’ve always felt it to be a tricky move to give any serialized show a lengthy hiatus, especially one that already airs on a hard night to begin with.
As for what does lie ahead, we anticipate Ruth being at the center of the story now after she made the choice to shoot Sydney Snow rather than Cullen. Did she have motive? You better believe it, and some may even agree with her actions. With that said, she’s still got to answer to the letter of the law.
If you missed it, AMC released a behind-the-scenes video recently showing off that fire scene that devastated Ruth so badly. You can take a look at that here, and be sure to also sign up to get some TV news sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo via AMC.)