Season 1, Episode 8
Air date November 2, 2003
Written by Daniel Knauf
Directed by Scott Winant
Episode Guide
"The River"

Lonnigan, Texas (Episode) is the 8th episode of Season 1 of the series Carnivale.

Summary Edit

Ben dreams of Justin and the gravely injured Russian soldier. The next morning, he has to run errands for Samson and meets freak-finder Boffo. When shaking hands, Ben comes in contact with Boffo's ring, which induces a powerful series of Knights Templar visions in him. Ben panics and drives off with the ring, but he has to return it to Boffo at the carnival. Samson possesses a medal with the same symbol as the ring; it bears the initials "H.S." on the back. When Samson turns to Management, he finds Lodz in the trailer talking about Scudder and is told to leave. As the relationship between Sofie and Jonesy seems to go nowhere, Jonesy is offered sexual relief with Stumpy's wife Rita Sue. Brother Justin is committed to an insane asylum, where he informs the doctors that he is "the left hand of God" and "His will made flesh". He practices his mind-bending powers on the people in the building.[

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