'Hell On Wheels' recap: United Colors of Bohannon
Cullen returns just then and whoops the Swede's ass but good. Off Cullen goes with Elam, Joseph and the cavalrymen. Cullen immediately clashes with a man who used to be a Union soldier and they nearly come to blows, but then they remember they have bigger problems. Like the fact that Pawnee Killer has stolen their horses and killed one of their men, and is just waiting to pick them off one by one.
Back in town, the sisters are doing it for themselves. After Reverend Cole begins to lose his faith and turn to drink, Ruth Cole stands up for herself and for her dead mother and doesn't flinch one bit when he nearly slaps her. Lily decides to strike out on her own rather than become Doc's "kept woman." She sets up a tent across from the brothel. It's muddy and depressing, but the locale affords her the opportunity to become friends with Eva, and it is pretty fantastic. Lily's independent resolve soon begins to falter, though, and it looks like she might be considering accepting Doc's offer. Somehow, it's more suspenseful than Cullen's impending showdown with Pawnee Killer. Stay tuned for the full recap.