Carnivàle on IMDB
First Aired: September 14th, 2003
Status: Ended
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Air Time: Sunday, 10:00 PM
Network: HBO
Summary: Set in the 1930s Dust Bowl, 18-year old Ben Hawkins finds himself all alone in this world when his mother passes on. But a travelling Carnivàle takes him in. We also see the story of Brother Justin, a priest who is trying to find his way in the world. Little do Ben and Justin know, but they are to fight in a biblical battle. With help on the side (Ben with the carnie folk (Sofie, Libby, Apollonia, Ruthie, Samson, Lila, Lodz, Management) and Justin with his sister, Iris) they find out which side each are on and try to battle with the other for what they believe.
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Episode Statistics:
# of Episodes: 24
# of Episodes I watched: 0
# of Episodes I haven't watched: 24
Last Episode I watched: -
Last Aired Episode
New Canaan, CA
Season 2 - Episode 12: New Canaan, CA
Air Date: March 27th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Summary: In the cliff-hanging season finale, Samson devises a grand plan by scheming with Ben, Jones, and the entire troupe to lure Brother Justin to Carnivale for his confrontation with Ben. Meanwhile, Stroud wants to protect Justin who correctly suspects that the carnival is setting a trap for him. Sofie finds herself locked in a dark shed after she tells Justin her conflicted thoughts about where her loyalties lay, and soon becomes terrorized by ghostly visions of her mother. Rita Sue is touched by Samson's generosity of giving her the money needed to pay off Stumpy's loan shark. Later, the final confrontation approaches when Brother Justin persuades Iris to overcome her fear of heights by riding the Carnivale Ferris Wheel where Jones traps both of them in for Ben to drain Justin's powers, and Ben performs his most important healing of Reverend Balthus, leading to Ben and Justin finally meeting face-to-face, and the visions of Ben and Justin becoming full circle. At the same time, Joney sets out to rescue Sofie from Stroud, but soon realizes (way too late) that she has made her choice to which side her loyalties are.
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Nick Stahl - Ben Hawkins
Nick Stahl
as Ben Hawkins
Clea Duvall - Sofie
Clea Duvall
as Sofie
Clancy Brown - Brother Justin Crowe
Clancy Brown
as Brother Justin Crowe
Michael J. Anderson - Samson
Michael J. Anderson
as Samson
Patrick Bauchau - Professor Ernst Lodz
Patrick Bauchau
as Professor Ernst Lodz