Sticking with the slow pace set by last week’s episode of Hell on Wheels, Further West, the season four finale, picks up after Bohannan tells Durant that he is quitting. The two men talk very little about Cullen’s leaving, Doc seems to think that he can talk Bohannan out of his decision. Once he realises that the man will not be changing his mind, Durant tells Cullen that he will not take him back if he goes. Heading back to the Mormon fort, the former lawman finds the place deserted except for the dead and dying.
When Hell on Wheels‘ previous episode ended Sidney Snow was laying in the street having been shot by Ruth and as this week’s episode, Bleeding Kansas opens, Snow is still alive and Cullen must rush to save the homicidal lawman to keep the woman from becoming a murderer. Bohannan packs Snow’s wounds with coffee grounds and runs to get Durant who initially refuses until he realizes that if Sidney dies Ruth will hang. Despite his reluctance “Doc” rushes to the Hotel where Snow lies wounded.