Weekly "Hell on Wheels" synopsis - Bohannon is in the hot grease again - what's new about that? Swede - "Death" for Space Opera purposes - has sent
off a telegram to Washington DC to the Federal Marshall's Office implicating Bohannon in a series of killings back east (Durant called them "murders",
but I can't go that route. They looked like justifiable homicides from where I stand), so the Marshalls are coming for him.
I can see Death going a route like that - maybe not actually "scared" of neno, but not having any great desire to tangle with him man to man, so to
speak, so going the backstabber route, getting someone else to do the dirty work.
Joseph Black Moon up and killed his own brother to prevent an Indian War.
Tooley came back from the dead, after being shot right in the mouth by Elam Ferguson. Claims that an angel saved him by deflecting the bullet, but he
had a big hole in the back of his neck, on the right side, that showed it wasn't deflected quite far enough... Seems he may be another one that just
won't stay dead when you kill 'em. Maybe death doesn't like him, either. Do you suppose it's because he's Irish?
The Preacher's evil twin side came out again. Years before, he was involved in the Bloody Kansas unrest along with John Brown, and became a preacher
to escape the recriminations from that, and to find his own peace. As often happens, however, a leopard doesn't change it's spots, and he beheaded Lt.
Griggs, US Cavalry, with the very Confederate saber that Colin was going to mount in Griggs' fourth point of contact last week. In all honesty, he did
it to protect Joseph (whom Griggs meant to kill) and maybe his own daughter, but if it's discovered, they aren't likely to take that into account, all
things considered. A preacher, killing a cavalry officer with a saber. Who'dve thunk it? You can't always tell what's on the inside with a quick
glance at the outside.
I've noticed, perhaps, something of the same sort of situation manifesting in BIAD in the Space Opera with his recent exercise of that steel spine of
his. You just never can tell what's on the inside by looking at the outside.
It was nagging at me that Bohannon reminded me of someone from the real world, and I just couldn't put my finger on who. Last week, my son was
watching the show with my sister, and out of the clear blue sky he laughed and said "That's dad, up and down. Same way of expressing things, and even
the same expressions. I can't recall how many times I've seen that 'lip-curled glare' on his face." I don't know what a 'lip-curled glare' is, but
when I heard that, it dawned on me - the real world folks I knew like that were MY dad - and all his brothers. I reckon it's genetic. I'm starting to
see the same thing develop in my son, albeit in a more boisterous package. He's not got the calm that comes with old age yet.
Next week is the last episode of the season, so it's likely to be a hum-dinger. Lots of stuff to wrap up, and there's no telling what sort of
cliff-hanger they'll leave to lead into next season. The "40 miles of railroad" was completed this week, but taking the railroad aspect away would fly
in the face of the title "Hell on Wheels", so I can't really see that happening, although it might. A railroad going nowhere doesn't seem to be much
of an accomplishment, and there's that Golden Spike yet to be driven to link it up with the rails coming from the west.
I'm wondering what Death and Pandora have up their sleeve RE The Caliburn. More importantly, perhaps, is what sort of back-stabbing subterfuge they'll
be willing to engage in to get it, and just how that's going to set with neno? Who are their "US Marshalls", and which side will those Marshalls
REALLY come out on?
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