Hell on Wheels 4.07: Elam Ferguson

 Posted by on September 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm  Hell on Wheels, Slideshow  No Responses »
Sep 142014
 
Hell on Wheels "Elam Ferguson" Elam on horseback

Photo Credit:Chris Large/AMC

There’s a part of me that just wants to say, “What was that?”

Hell on Wheels episode 4.07, Elam Ferguson, focused on Elam, but not really. It was much more about the people affected by Elam; people he did not recognize. Elam did not understand that Cullen, Eva, and Psalms all loved him and wished to help him. He did not understand who he was or where he was or what year it was. In that way, Elam Ferguson was entirely absent from the episode that bore his name. Continue reading »

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Hell on Wheels 4.06: Bear Man

 Posted by on September 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm  Hell on Wheels, Slideshow  4 Responses »
Sep 072014
 
Hell on Wheels "Bear Man" Elam in the woods

Photo Credit:Chris Large/AMC

Hell on Wheels Episode 4.06, Bear Man, screamed “tonight on a very special Hell on Wheels.” Sorry. There was good stuff in the episode, and we can discuss, but a lot of it was…perplexing. Continue reading »

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