Deborah Lipp

Deborah Lipp is the author of seven books, most recently Tarot Interactions and Merry Meet Again. She is also the author of The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book. Deborah also blogs very occasionally at Property of a Lady. Deborah lives in Rockland County, New York, with her spouse, Melissa, and four cats.

Jul 282016
 
Hell on Wheels, driving the golden spike

Photo Credit: Michelle Faye/AMC

Do you seek salvation? Do you wish to be saved?

Hell on Wheels has spent six years now (five seasons, including a split final season) leading us towards the moment on May 10, 1869, when the “golden spike” is driven and the Transcontinental Railroad is officially complete. So it is a strange sort of tease that the series finale, Done, opens with that moment, and then asks us to observe its aftermath. In a sense, this is what every series finale is: A question not just about how it all ends, but about what happens next.

When Doc Durant gives Cullen Bohannon the railroad commemorative ring, Cullen puts it on the finger normally reserved for a wedding ring. This was symbolic of his quandary—he’s married his life to the railroad, now what? Continue reading »

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