Carnivàle: Day of the Dead (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 a dream in which he rejects Justin's (Clancy Brown) offer of a Communion razor blade (in place of a holy wafer). He leaves Ruthie (Adrienne Barbeau) in a state, telling her of their activities, "It's a sin." He goes to confession for the first time, where he says of his mother, "I let her die." The priest responds, "Your mother chose to die," and Ben realizes that he's talking to Scudder (John Savage), who quickly vanishes. Sophie (Clea Duvall) gets drunk, and is shocked to have an erotic vision of Libby (Carla Gallo), which ends with the image of a bloody gash across her own hand. She then sees the worm in her bottle of mescal moving, and later blames it on Apollonia (Diane Salinger). Sophie also goes to Rita Sue (Cynthia Ettinger) for advice about Jonesy (Tim DeKay), because he's been spurning her advances. Rita Sue is no longer encouraging, telling Sophie, "Sometimes it just ain't meant to be." Jonesy wants to try to have a relationship with Sophie, but Rita Sue is not prepared to give him up. Later, in a fit of pique, Rita Sue upstages Catalina (Valeria Hernandez) in the middle of her dance routine. Catalina drags Stumpy to see Apollonia, who has nothing but bad news for him. Apollonia also reveals Jonesy's secret to Sophie. Lodz (Patrick Bauchau), who is quickly taking Samson's (Michael J. Anderson) place as Management's right-hand man, goes into town to buy a deadly snake, seeking to eliminate an obstacle between himself and Ben. With Reverend Balthus (Ralph Waite) and Dolan (Robert Knepper) both threatening to expose Justin's (Clancy Brown) strange powers, Iris (Amy Madigan) makes a shocking confession of her own to her brother.