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Carnivàle Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

12 Episodes 2003 - 2003

Episode 1

Milfay

Sun, Sep 14, 2003 57 mins

Ben reluctantly joins the carnival after the bank forecloses on his family's Oklahoma farm; Brother Justin has a bizarre encounter with a poor parishioner; Sofie has a run-in at a small-town gas station. Ben: Nick Stahl. Justin: Clancy Brown. Sofie: Clea DuVall. Samson: Michael J. Anderson.

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Episode 2

After the Ball Is Over

Sun, Sep 21, 2003 60 mins

Ben uncovers a piece of his past as a result of Jones' sense of humor; Justin tries to persuade a parishioner to make a deal in real estate; Sofie endures a frightening mishap involving her mother; Samson changes the carnival's course. Norman: Ralph Waite. Iris: Amy Madigan. Samson: Michael J. Anderson.

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Episode 3

Tipton

Sun, Sep 28, 2003 49 mins

Ben is the main attraction when Samson refashions the carnival as a religious revival to satisfy a town's moral underpinnings; Justin has a powerful ally in a fight against city hall; Sofie accompanies Ben on a journey into his past. Samson: Michael J. Anderson. Sofie: Clea DuVall. Iris: Amy Madigan.

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Episode 4

Black Blizzard

Sun, Oct 5, 2003 60 mins

Jones looks to management when the crew turns mutinous; Appolonia is displeased with Sofie's romantic tastes; Justin faces a difficult choice between his congregations; Ben is tested by Lodz. Jones: Tim DeKay. Sofie: Clea DuVall. Lodz: Patrick Bauchau.

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Episode 5

Babylon

Sun, Oct 12, 2003 60 mins

Samson tries to improve the troupe's spirits with a night of revelry; Ben has an enlightening experience at the bottom of a mineshaft; a group of miners is anxious for entertainment. Sofie: Clea DuVall. Libby: Carla Gallo. Justin: Clancy Brown.

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Episode 6

Pick a Number

Sun, Oct 19, 2003 57 mins

Revenge-minded carnies practice their own form of retribution; Justin encounters a group of hobos on his journey of self-discovery; Ben returns from another strange experience. Lodz: Patrick Bauchau. Ben: Nick Stahl. Justin: Clancy Brown.

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Episode 7

The River

Sun, Oct 26, 2003 60 mins

After a recent tragedy, Stumpy (Toby Huss) and Rita Sue (Cynthia Ettinger) debate their future in the carnival; in her brother's absence, Iris receives help from a radio reporter; Ben helps Ruthie with her act. Iris: Amy Madigan. Ruthie: Adrienne Barbeau. Ben: Nick Stahl.

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Episode 8

Lonnigan, Texas

Sun, Nov 2, 2003 60 mins

Lodz (Patrick Bauchau) disagrees with Samson's decision to send Ben on a business trip for the carnival; a radio-show host tries to help find a wandering Justin (Clancy Brown); Sofie considers a career change. Sofie: Clea DuVall. Samson: Michael J. Anderson.

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Episode 9

Insomnia

Sun, Nov 9, 2003 60 mins

Ben tries to escape his dreams by staying awake; Iris uses a radio ally to help locate Justin; Samson goes back to the drawing board to increase business. Iris: Amy Madigan. Lodz: Patrick Bauchau. Samson: Michael J. Anderson.

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Episode 10

Hot and Bothered

Sun, Nov 16, 2003 53 mins

Ben and Samson go in search of the mysterious Scudder; Sofie accuses her mother of foul play; Lodz waits patiently for Ben for fall asleep; Justin returns to Mintern with a new plan. Lila: Debra Christofferson. Libby: Carla Gallo. Stumpy: Toby Huss.

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Episode 11

Day of the Dead

Sun, Nov 23, 2003 54 mins

Rita Sue teaches a newcomer a few tricks of the trade; Balthus (Ralph Waite) is nervous about Tommy Dolan's allegations; Lodz gets approval from Management to help Ben. Catalina: Valeria Hernandez. Rita Sue: Cynthia Ettinger. Dolan: Robert Knepper.

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Episode 12

The Day That Was the Day

Sun, Nov 30, 2003 60 mins

A distraught Ben finally meets with Management; and in California, Balthus (Ralph Waite) and Justin deal with the tragic undercurrents of their ministry. Elsewhere, Stumpy and Rita Sue try to save their marriage; Samson must think fast when the law comes to the carnival. Stumpy: Toby Huss. Rita Sue: Cynthia Ettinger. Libby: Carla Gallo.

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