Carnivàle (2003–2005)
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Outside New Canaan 

When Samson announces that the carnival's next stop is the Christian camp of New Canaan, California, both Lila and Stumpy challenge his authority. Jones arrives back with the troupe and ... See full summary »

Director:

Dan Lerner

Writers:

Daniel Knauf (creator), Dawn Prestwich (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Anderson ... Samson
Adrienne Barbeau ... Ruthie
Clancy Brown ... Brother Justin Crowe
Debra Christofferson ... Lila
Tim DeKay ... Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones
Clea DuVall ... Sofie
Cynthia Ettinger ... Rita Sue Dreifuss
Carla Gallo ... Libby Dreifuss
Toby Huss ... Felix 'Stumpy' Dreifuss
Amy Madigan ... Iris Crowe
Nick Stahl ... Ben Hawkins
Brian Turk ... Gabriel
Ralph Waite ... Reverend Norman Balthus
John Carroll Lynch ... Varlyn Stroud
Steph DuVall ... Earl (as Stephan DuVall)
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Storyline

When Samson announces that the carnival's next stop is the Christian camp of New Canaan, California, both Lila and Stumpy challenge his authority. Jones arrives back with the troupe and gives Samson the information that he and Ben found about Brother Justin. Meanwhile, Libby urges Jones to reveal the secret of Ben's powers to the rest of the troupe, despite Samson's protest. While Ben infiltrates Justin's ministry camp to look for him, he finds Sofie being baptized as a new convert when a new tragedy rises from the pond - in the form of the murdered Eleanor. Later, Justin is startled by a development in the migrant camp when Samson and Jones arrive and persuade Iris to let them set up shop there. That night, when Ben wants to make his move to kill Justin, Jones intervenes and urges patience. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Goofs

Sofie is cleaning the floor with a kind of mop invented in 1956. See more »

Quotes

Ben Hawkins: The place is battened down tighter than a work farm.
Clayton Jones: Yeah. For a fellow who believes in Heaven, that preacher is sure worried about dying.
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Soundtracks

Carivale Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Jeff Beal
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Whew...
18 May 2019 | by scottkurschSee all my reviews

I know this sounds pretty wussy, but at points the suspense was so great I almost felt like skipping ahead a scene to relieve the tension.

Still a shame this Series only lasted 2 Seasons. This may be on the all-time list of shows that were cancelled against the will of the people.


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