Carnivàle: Lonnigan, Texas (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Psychological Drama, Religious Drama, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ben (Nick Stahl) has another horrible dream of war, and Justin (Clancy Brown) makes an appearance. When Ben wakes up, Lodz (Patrick Bauchau) is watching over him. He knows the dreams are getting worse, but Ben still won't talk to him. Sophie (Clea Duvall) has a falling out with Jonesy (Tim DeKay) when he makes an insinuating comment about her recent friendship with Libby (Carla Gallo). Sophie spends the afternoon dancing with Libby, and when Rita Sue (Cynthia Ettinger) sees them together, she persuades Sophie to join their act, despite the strong disapproval of both Apollonia (Diane Salinger) and Libby, who thinks Rita Sue is manipulating her friend. Samson (Michael J. Anderson) sends Ben on an errand, with cash and the carnival's pickup, to find and hire a new freak. But Ben gets bad directions from a devious rival carnie (John Doe) along the way. When Jonesy complains to Stumpy (Toby Huss) about his problems with Sophie, Stumpy suggests that Jonesy's real problem is that he hasn't been with a woman in too long, and offers the services of his wife, as he's been unable lately to fulfill her needs. Sophie's first night onstage goes badly when Jonesy drunkenly attacks a man who paws her. Meanwhile, Justin is given barbaric treatment at an insane asylum, and explains to a clueless psychiatrist that he's discovered that he is "the left hand of God." Tommy Dolan (Robert Knepper) continues to trumpet Justin's cause on his radio show.

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