'Hell On Wheels' recap: Plains, Trains and Credit Mobilier
Things just aren't going Doc's way. Many Horses and a band of Cheyenne have come to town to negotiate peace. The "negotiation" involves Doc and the Senator telling Many Horses to move his people onto a reservation or else. They can't even comprehend why this isn't a tempting prospect to the Indians. As talks break down, Many Horses tells them about his son's vision. The son, who seemed much younger with body paint last week, is invited to race the train on horseback. He loses, of course, but Doc's triumph is short-lived because Many Horses still won't deal.
In the subplots, Lily gives the maps to Doc once she realizes how dire the situation really is. She also nearly comes to blows when she sees a Cheyenne woman wearing Robert's hat. Because Joseph is awesome, he gets the hat back for her while also opening her eyes to their mutual tragedies. Meanwhile, Cullen is mostly in the background for the episode, but he does manage to fire Toole for being a useless jerk. Toole, all het up and looking for someone to blame, targets Elam and his tattooed lady friend. The episode ends with the two of them being dragged out of a tent and into the night. Stay tuned for the recap.