'Hell on Wheels' - 'A New Birth of Freedom': When the whistle blows

Cullen and Lily meet, while Elam volunteers his men for more work

<p>Dominique McElligott in &quot;Hell on Wheels.&quot;</p>

Dominique McElligott in "Hell on Wheels."

Credit: AMC

Well, there seems to be enough interest in discussing "Hell on Wheelsthat I'm going to keep these posts going for now. "A New Birth of Freedom" brings together Cullen and Lily, gives Elam more responsibility with the cut crew, and lets Doc Durant give another speech that's meant to be terribly persuasive but really isn't.  Oh, and it gave us more Swede, which is never a bad thing.

What did you guys think? Three episodes in, do you have a sense of the show's strengths and weakenesses? Are you enjoying it enough to continue? 

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Alan Sepinwall
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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com
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