Hell on Wheels

Season 1 Episode 4

Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 2011 on AMC
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Cullen Bohannon continues his vengeful quest of justice for his wife's murder; Lily Bell arrives at Hell On Wheels to learn more about her deceased husband's employer, Thomas Durant, and his railroad; and Elam finds solace in the arms of another social outcast, Eva, a prostitute.

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  • Hell Yeah!

    9.0
    Hell On Wheels is here to stay. We are four episodes in and after the initial awkwardness of following a new show, 'Jamais je ne t'oublierai' proved to be a solid enough episode to seal the deal. Although the episode wasn't flawless, it kept me entertained long enough to want more.


    So this was Lily Bell's first visit to Hell On Wheels and it didn't take O'Brie--uh, Durant too long to pounce on the opportunity to wheedle the information about his beloved maps out of her. Durant has had his knickers in a bunch ever since Lily's late hubby Robert ran off with the surveys (of the Rocky Mountains) he needed to finish his project. Lily appears to be perfectly aware of Durant's intentions. I expect her to string him along for a while. It will be interesting to see what her motives are, whether it be revenge or something that hasn't materialized yet.


    Cullen continued his search for the elusive Sgt. Harper and almost caught up with him. It got his horse shot in the process, and he ended up putting it out of it's misery. It was a subtle, yet touching scene. The writers have made Cullen the everyday hero. He's on a quest for vengeance. Always strives to do the right thing. And yes, he drinks like a fish. But if I was ever in a gunfight, I would prefer a drunk-ass Cullen on my side instead of 10 members of the Miami Metro Police Department (yes, I'm still pissed off about last night's Dexter). He had a couple of badass moments this week, the ones of note being the skunk-drunk crotch punch (loved it!) and later saving the crotch-punchee from getting blown up. Good stuff!


    Elam finally hooked up with the tattooed babe (we knew he would) this week. Every western needs the proverbial forbidden romance subplot, right? Other than that, he was his usual mopey self.


    I did find the conversation between Cullen and Reverend Cole (Tom Noonan, yay!) interesting. For about half a second, I thought the Reverend might turn out to be one of the Union stiffs Cullen was gunning for. Thank the Lord he wasn't!


    The gunpowder blowing up was an interesting way to end the episode. I'm not exactly sure if the powder that blew up was in the cart being hauled away under the radar or the main shipment. Trust Doc Durant to get to the bottom of this.


    Tidbits


    - Christopher Heyerdahl (The Swede) owned every scene he was in. This guy needs his own show!


    - Anson Mount's acting was a little disappointing this week. Crappy voice over work didn't help. Bring your A-game dude, you have a good thing going here!


    - Skunk drunk crotch-punch. I came up with that.


    - Fuzzy dude from the brothel and Elam will probably have a showdown next week. Expect Elam to get jumped.


    - I'm gonna spend my next vacation at Hell On Wheels. Beautiful scenery.


    Has this show been picked up for a full season yet? If not, fingers crossed!


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Dohn Norwood

Dohn Norwood

Psalms

Guest Star

Robin McLeavy

Robin McLeavy

Eva

Guest Star

Duncan Ollerenshaw

Duncan Ollerenshaw

Mr. Toole

Guest Star

Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey

Bolan

Recurring Role

Diego Diablo Del Mar

Diego Diablo Del Mar

Dix

Recurring Role

Christopher Heyerdahl

Christopher Heyerdahl

Thor Gunderson

Recurring Role

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