By the end of last week’s Hell on Wheels season premiere, Elam (Common) had a baby and a badge. Eva (Robin McLeavy) gave birth to a daughter that may or may not be biologically his – to Elam, it doesn’t matter – and Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) made Elam his new chief of railroad police after gunfire left the position vacant. With the dangers of the job fresh on his mind, and a range war brewing, Elam will have even more to worry about in this week’s episode when Declan Toole (Damian O’Hare), brother of Eva’s dead husband Gregory, hits town.
After hearing of Gregory’s passing, the honorable New York City copper heads West to do right and marry his brother’s widow and raise the child as his own. You can imagine Elam’s reaction. But why do that when we’ve got a sneak peek of it below.
Hell on Wheels airs Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.