Carnivàle: After The Ball Is Over
March 29, 2015 6:27 AM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Ben and Brother Justin meet in a dream. Ben is sent to clean out the baggage car and finds a mystery. Brother Justin tries to open a new church for the migrant workers.

AV Club Review (There are spoilers in the comments)
posted by drezdn (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If I could delete one thing from the episode, it would be the fetus coming to life.
posted by Monochrome at 2:08 PM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

This episode drops the first "answer" as Samson has a picture of Ben's mother who one Henry Scudder was apparently sweet on.
posted by drezdn at 4:51 AM on March 30, 2015

Come to think of it, the baggage trailer is surprising on its own. I know this is a fantastical world, but it seemed that the magic was limited to individuals' powers or to a quirk of fate. But the manifestation of the baggage trailer doesn't seem to come from any one individual (not even Management, I don't think) so I'm left to conclude that (God?) the universe is actively shaping events. IMO that's a significant shift in setting.
posted by Monochrome at 2:50 PM on March 30, 2015

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