You'd think the beginning of this Hell on Wheels episode was really just a Western version of the Maury Povich show with Declan Toole and Elam Ferguson claiming their familial ties to the baby, all while the crowds of workers shout around them and Cullen Bohannon attempted to keep order. It was an out of control madhouse.
Of course, the posturing of both sides was settled by the ever annoying Thomas Durant, offering up a reward for the missing child. Suspicious? This is Durant we're talking about.
But, oh wait, doesn't the town need to move before the bad weather sets in? Pretty sure the baby needs to be saved first before anything happens.