The BEST episodes directed by Rod Lurie

False Prophets
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7.95
1210 votes

#1 - False Prophets

Hell on Wheels - Season 5 - Episode 7

Cullen and Durant meet with President Grant to discuss the future of the railroad; the Swede puts his plan against the Mormons in action.

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Elam Ferguson
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7.87
1472 votes

#2 - Elam Ferguson

Hell on Wheels - Season 4 - Episode 7

Cullen attempts to reconnect with Elam upon his return. Durant takes matters into his own hands while putting an old problem to rest.

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The Emperor of Ice Cream
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7.74
188 votes

#3 - The Emperor of Ice Cream

Damnation - Season 1 - Episode 4

Negotiations commence between the farmers and the bank. But things turn bloody when Creeley divides the farmers.

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The Lord's Day
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7.68
1989 votes

#4 - The Lord's Day

Hell on Wheels - Season 2 - Episode 8

A new arrival stirs things up in Hell on Wheels, while Eva gets caught between Elam and Mr. Toole.

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One Penny
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7.42
199 votes

#5 - One Penny

Damnation - Season 1 - Episode 3

When the local farms face foreclosure, Seth and Amelia try to win them back; Creeley and Bessie run afoul of the Black Legion.

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Pilot
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7.38
63 votes

#6 - Pilot

Commander In Chief - Season 1 - Episode 1

Mackenzie Allen, who serves as Vice President of the United States, has a tough decision to make, whether or not to go against the wishes of the dying current President. He has asked her to step down and let someone a little more appropriate take his place in the Oval Office. However, it's not only the President that is calling for her resignation, it's her entire party which elected her as the Vice President to start with.

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First Choice
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7.36
56 votes

#7 - First Choice

Commander In Chief - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Mackenzie begins the transition into the office of President, she has to select a Vice President, a situation in which Nathan Templeton tries using to his advantage. Mackenzie's daughter, Rebecca, faces a crisis when her diary goes missing, which contains information about her mother that could hurt her.

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First Strike
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7.29
55 votes

#8 - First Strike

Commander In Chief - Season 1 - Episode 3

Faced with her first national crisis - the death of nine DEA agents in Latin America - Mackenzie shows strength and resolve in dealing with a corrupt leader. Meanwhile, Nathan Templeton is approached by an ambitious congressman who served with Mac's Vice Presidential candidate, Warren Keaton, and is eager to divulge potentially damaging info in an effort to derail his nomination. Mac's teenage twins resume public school, only this time it's complete with secret service detail and press spectacle, and while popular Horace welcomes the attention, shy Rebecca finds it overwhelming.

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