Hell on Wheels season 4 episode ‘Bear Man’ was fantastic but also, a little strange. The whole episode focused on Elam Ferguson and his life with the Comanche. What will happen on Saturday?
We loved to see Elam alive. He was one of the main characters in Hell on Wheels seasons 1, 2, and 3. And we needed Elam Ferguson (actor Common) in Hell on Wheels season 4. In fact, AMC had cheated us a little, because Common didn’t appear in the credits during the first episodes of Hell on Wheels season 4, and we had started to believe he had died (killed by a bear while he was trying to rescue Cullen Bohannon from the Mormon Fort) at the end of season 3. Then, fantastic to see Elam alive! It was a sad end for such a character: Cullen Bohannon best friend and alter-ego.
However, ‘Bear Man’ episode was strange too. No reference to Cullen Bohannon, Mr Durant or The Swede. Normally, episodes mix the stories of all these characters. Thus, it seems that ‘Bear Man’ was filmed like a ‘special gift’ for fans because, in fact, AMC didn’t want Elam Ferguson in season 4. (Remember that fans have been strongly asking for his return).
What will happen now? ‘Bear Man’ finished with Elam in front of the train tracks, near Hell on Wheels and Cheyenne, where Cullen Bohannon is living, and AMC has just released some video/promo when we see both friends meeting again. However, how long? AMC cannot kill Elam now, fans expect to see him with Bohannon again. New adventures?
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Wounds made in Elam head by the bear are serious. He has become a ruthless and brutal man, very different to our beloved Elam Ferguson of previous seasons.
If Elam meets Cullen Bohannon under these conditions, the most probably is that Bohannon kills Elam and then, actor Common will disappear of the series since, I insist, it seems AMC did not plan on joining the cast.
Anyway, it will be disappointed to lose Elam Ferguson again. The Swede is the psycho of the series and we don’t need another one!
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Video: Hell on Wheels: 4×07 Promo – Elam Ferguson | Season 4, Episode 7 Promo.