Cullen’s past and future collide, impacting his life on the railroad.
Durant challenges the Cheyenne to a competition in an effort to bring a halt to ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile, Elam and Cullen try to prevent bloodshed in town.
Cullen and Elam disagree after Durant’s new suggestion for solving the railroad’s financial problems is overheard. A traveling circus offers the railroad workers some reprieve.
Lily encounters natives in the wilderness. Cullen is questioned in regards to his recent actions against others. Meanwhile, Durant continues his push for political gain through his persuasions.