It goes without saying that in the Wild West, the rules are a little more like guidelines... guidelines that are meant to be completely ignored. But that also means that justice often comes a little more swiftly, and violently, than it does in a more regulated world. It also makes it a prime target for some great television.
Sunday's episode of Hell On Wheels delivered quite a blow to the head — or should I say, knife in the gut — when Elam (Common) takes the opportunity to punish the man who murdered a prostitute. We'd try for some more frontier-like language to describe the scene, but "bad ass" is just so much more effective.
Hell On Wheels airs Sunday nights on AMC.
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