Hell on Wheels. To hide from the Swede, Cullen ducks into the nearest tent. All the tents are filthy, but this one is especially bad. It looks like a horse suffering from explosive diarrhea backed up to it at some point in the recent past and gave up all pretense of modesty. "Welcome, brother," a man says behind Cullen. He turns to see the Reverend. The Reverend recognizes him as the man the Swede is looking to hang. The Reverend picks up Cullen's chains. "Saint Peter himself was chained like this and condemned to die, and he was freed by an angel." Cullen draws back from him, looking at him like he's crazy. "I ain't no Saint Peter, sir," he says, taking back his chains. "And I ain't no angel," says the Reverend. Cullen peers out the tent flap, and then hurries back inside when he sees the Swede coming. The Reverend heads out to distract the Swede. He lies that he hasn't seen the prisoner and the Swede goes along his un-merry way. By the time the Reverend goes back into the tent, Cullen's wielding a heavy metal cross like a weapon. The Reverend takes it from him without a struggle. He tells Cullen to set things straight before he hangs. They have a religious chat in which the Reverend tries to prepare Cullen for the day he has to face God, whenever it may be, but Cullen doesn't see God answering many prayers. The Reverend goes down on his knees and tries to plead with Cullen to ask for forgiveness. Cullen doesn't feel he's worthy of forgiveness and bolts from the tent. The Reverend looks sad. Try to look at it as job security, buddy. Without godless heathens and emo guilt trippers, you wouldn't have anything to do!
The Tent of Magic Lamps and Irish Nostalgia. Sean takes two dollars from the lining of a suitcase. "We can't use that!" Mickey protests. He was going to use that money to buy himself a suit that doesn't make people's eyes bleed. "Ma would understand," Sean says, although he doesn't seem to really believe it. Mickey shows a spark of intelligence by pointing out they'll be paying for this week after week. "It ain't gonna stop -- there's nothing we can do about this bastard," he says. "That's what you said in Boston," Sean says quietly. Mickey looks like he's been slapped. "I thought you said we were never to speak of that." Does everyone in this story have some past sin weighing heavily on them that they reference vaguely? It's already getting to be a little comical and we're only on the second episode. Sean promises Mickey he'll figure some way out of all this and send more money to Ma, as well.