Government hearings, incalculable actions and the golden spike breed new beginnings and endings for those left standing.
When the race to finish the railroad is down to mere inches, all parties find themselves pondering the end of the line and what the future has in store for them.
Any Sum Within Reason
Mickey has blood on his hands after working with Durant; Campbell returns to town, complicating Louise’s life.
Mickey’s dirty business with Durant leaves him with blood on his hands. Campbell’s return to town complicates Louise’s life.
Cullen’s nitroglycerin experiment provides an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee. Meanwhile, Durant’s plan turns deadly.
Cullen and the Swede face off.
Cullen and Durant meet with President Grant to discuss the future of the railroad; the Swede puts his plan against the Mormons in action.
Cullen and Mei escort precious cargo through the California wilderness; Eva nurses Louise back to health.
Elixir of Life
Violence erupts during the festival of Tin Hau Don in Chinatown; Cullen confronts the Swede; Durant gets Maggie involved in his latest scheme.
Cullen and Fong find themselves in peril as they transport a locomotive over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Meanwhile, the Swede gains Phineas’ trust.