After he's done turning all the dead bodies into pincushions, Doc turns his attention to the matter of the missing maps. So far, there's been no sign of them. One of Doc's men finds Robert Bell's body in the woods nearby. Doc goes to investigate and seems genuinely saddened by the death. Or maybe he's saddened by the thought of having to find a new surveyor. It's hard to know. He orders his men to pack up everything and take it to Hell on Wheels. As he starts to head back to the campsite, Doc sees something glinting in the undergrowth. He picks up Bell's pocket watch and opens it to find a small photograph of Lily inside. Doc raises an eyebrow. He looks at Lily and sees sweet, sweet opportunity. Cue the opening credits.
After the twangy twanging, Cullen walks the cut as his men labor to clear the rocky soil. A few white laborers have joined the crew, but because desegregation has not yet come to Hell on Wheels, they work separate from the freedmen. This is a replay and continuation of the final scene from last week: Two men approach on horseback, Cullen moves his hand over his gun and Elam gives him a worried look. "They found Johnson's body," Elam says, moving to Cullen's side. "Everybody back at the camp talkin' about it." Next time y'all murder someone, try to make it look like an accident. Drunken drowning in the river, ignited fart gone wrong, suffocation while steamboating a portly prostitute's breasts -- these are but a few possibilities. Cullen glares at Elam and tells him to get back to the cut. One of the newcomers rides up to Cullen. "Have you heard about Daniel Johnson's murder?" he asks. I don't know this actor's name, but recognize him as someone who frequently plays weaselly characters on Canadian-filmed shows. "Who wants to know?" Cullen asks, failing to look innocent. When Weasel calls him on it, Cullen makes up some excuse about being put off by the sight of Weasel's Union blues. Nothing he's wearing seems especially blue, but maybe people had lower expectations for colors back then. Weasel says, "Boss wants to talk to you about taking Johnson's job." Cullen glances over at Elam, who's still standing at his side and trying to Ackbar him a warning with his eyes.