Lifes a mystery

"Life's a Mystery"

Season Number: 4
Episode Number: 5
Airdate: August 30, 2014
Director: David Straiton
Writer: Mark Richard
Tom Brady
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"Life's a Mystery" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of the AMC series Hell on Wheels.


Cullen's family is at risk when a stranger arrives, stirring up old feelings; The Swede faces the consequences.




  1. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon
  2. Colm Meaney as Thomas Durant
  3. Common as Elam Ferguson
  4. Christopher Heyerdahl as Thor Gundersen
  5. Jennifer Ferrin as Louise Ellison
  6. Robin McLeavy as Eva
  7. Phil Burke as Mickey McGinnes
  8. Kasha Kropinski as Ruth
  9. Dohn Norwood as Psalms

Guest starring


  1. Peter Benson as Marshal Jessup


  1. Marshal Jessup

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