by Henry Bromell; teleplay by Daniel
directed by Rodrigo Garcia
airdate: September 28, 2003
running time: 49 minutes
authorities of the cash-poor town
of Tipton refuse to let the carnival
set up, Samson takes Jonesy's advice
and temporarily reinvents the troupe
as a religious-revival show - with
Ben as its headliner "act."
Brother Justin is headlining his own
new show at the former Chin's, promising
to bring "Old Time Religion"
to migrants, a move that upsets his
regular congregation. Back in Tipton,
Ben and Sofie visit an ailing woman
outside of town in search of clues
about his history. And Samson decides
to change Carnivàle's travel
itinerary to take them through Texas.
Midway Grade: B