Monday, September 09, 2013

(Spoilers) Hell on Wheels: S3E6 "One Less Mule" Impressions

***SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers may be found in the post below about VARIOUS ITEMS. And I'm going to add in a bit of filler text here to limit how much of the main article gets shown in a preview. That should take care of most of it. Hopefully. And away we go. SPOILER WARNING. ***

Time for another trial of sorts. At least one major development in this episode with something that we've been expecting to happen for a while.

This is a "start over" episode with no huge continuing storyline like a missing baby. The opening scene is quite something with The Swede going full crazy and killing the husband and wife he has been with since the beginning of the season. Both are drowned as he, The Swede, is getting baptized -- husband first, wife next.

Back at Hell on Wheels, Durant is back. he brings along Ulysses Grant, representing the government, and the board of directors of the railroad company to perform an investigation on Bohannon. This trial centres around Bohannon's past, specifically his revenge murders. We get the usual witnesses from around town and the board decides to let him stay if he signs something saying he didn't do anything wrong -- Durant's idea? He doesn't sign it and walks off, but manages to impress Grant who managed to keep Bohannon in place. All is well.

Meanwhile, Elam proposes to Eva and she accepts. One of Bohannon's murder victims' brother comes for revenge and is dispatched by Bohannon himself -- the first victim in episode one, season one in the Washington, D.C. church.

Definitely the opening scene where The Swede kills the husband and wife. I've been expecting this since the season started, but it was interesting to see it finally play out. I can't believe the wife walked into the water after the husband was murdered thinking it was an accident.

The person who comes to kill Bohannon getting shot in the head by his target is something in itself. And the relationship between him and the reporter is warming up...

That is a lot of blood. I expected the Swede to reveal himself, but murdering the family is something else. Having another trial on Bohannon's past I don't really care for. However, it is more about the political backstabbing and game being played by Durant. Regardless, Bohannon's past keeps coming back to haunt him -- that includes the would-be assassin.

Okay episode. Entertaining.

Hell on Wheels: Season 3, started Aug. 9/13
Hell on Wheels: S3E3 "Range War" Impressions
Hell on Wheels: S3E4: The Game Impressions
Hell on Wheels: S3E5 "Searchers" Impressions

Hell on Wheels: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray]

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