Carnivale, Season 2HDClosed Captioning
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As the final war between good and evil looms, two powerful avatars divided by fate share a single mission. For Ben Hawkins and Brother Justin, the race is on to find Henry Scudder—and the fate of the world depends on who finds him first. With mankind on the eve of apocalyptic destruction, the battle between good and evil resumes in Season 2 of this Emmy®-winning HBO drama series. In Season 2, the conflict, played out in the dust-bowl era 1930s, comes to a hair-raising series of climaxes. Nick Stahl returns as Ben, a young man whose evolving spiritual powers are his only hope against his nemesis Brother Justin (Clancy Brown). But in order to defeat his enemy, Ben must first find his father—the elusive Scudder—who holds the crucial link for both men.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLos Moscos||In the Season Two premiere, Brother Justin's word reaches a new 'apostle'--prison inmate Varlyn Stroud--and occultist Wilfred Talbot Smith, who pushes him to seek out the elusive Henry Scudder.||50:47||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAlamogordo, NM||Stroud hits the road on his mission; Ben seeks out a former associate of Scudder's named Fr. Kerrigan; Lila challenges Samson's easy dismissal of Lodz; Management confides in Ben about a secret fear; and Justin makes late-night visits to Chinatown.||51:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIngram, TX||As Ben searches for a mysterious next link, Justin tends to his flock. Meanwhile, Stroud investigates a mining accident that left all but one man dead; and Sofie refuses to read Ben's tarot...but the cards have an agenda of their own.||50:54||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOld Cherry Blossom Road||A relative of Ben's reveals to him dark family secrets--and the face of death. Stroud reports on his progress to Justin, who now sees the threat Ben poses; Balthus bears witness to more of Justin's abuse of power.||56:17||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCreed, OK||Justin is pushed by Dolan to make a tough decision; Iris gives an important dictation; Ben has a dark visit with a mask-maker; Ruthie shares her visions with Sofie, who decides to help Ben; and Justin receives a gift that gives him a new perspective.||56:37||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Road to Damascus||The troupe breaks bread with another carnival and Samson makes a deal with an old friend; Iris and Justin prepare for their most difficult sermon yet; Stumpy panics as Rita Sue goes on a charity mission; and Ben and Sofie dance around family issues.||56:46||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDamascus, NE||Justin and Iris placate Bishop McNaughton with breakfast; Ben follows his visions to a seedy hotel with Stroud hot on his tail; Sabina airs her dirty laundry with Lila; and Samson is distracted while Management tries to destroy a gift from Ben.||45:33||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOutskirts, Damascus, NE||Ben and Samson have a heated argument; Iris and Justin back a local politician; Rita Sue tries to play hardball with Stumpy's debt collector; Libby shocks her parents; Ruthie seeks refuge within her trailer; and Smith interprets a bad sign for Justin.||53:42||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLincoln Highway||Ben and Jones learn that justice is 'for the birds'; Ruthie's visitor leaves lipstick traces; Lila tries to reach Lodz; Sofie finds salvation in her work; and when chaos breaks out during a public speech, Justin shocks the crowd with forgiveness.||52:32||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCheyenne, WY||Libby struggles to stick to her alibi, buckling under Rita Sue's superiority; Ruthie delivers a nocturnal message to Lila; Talbot-Smith intercepts a near disaster for Justin and reneges on a deal with Scudder; and Justin does some backseat driving.||51:53||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOutside New Canaan||When Samson announces the carnival's next stop, Lila challenges his authority; Stumpy and Rita fear dark days to come; Libby urges Jones to reveal a secret to the troupe; and Justin is startled by a development in the migrant camp.||55:38||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNew Canaan, CA||In the series finale, as the world grows smaller, Samson devises a grand plan; Justin forces Iris to face her fear of heights; Ben performs his most important healings; and the carnival once more shakes dust...||52:21||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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Yanked before its time
This show is fantastic. The atmosphere and acting are superb. HBO's decision to drop it was not. They should have given the producers enough time to wrap the loose ends up by the end of this season. As it stood, fans were left wanting more, and HBO was left sitting on their wallet.
An Amazing Show
This television series is amazing! Once you start watching, you don't want to stop. This show's development is easy to follow and easy to fall in love with. The characters truly come to life and you're always left wanting more. You will be left wondering, and talking about Carnivale long after you see the show.
I understand the reasons why this show was yanked before its time. It was very expensive to produce and it didn't generate a large enough audience to justify such expenditures. But I still think it was a premature move. Given another season (and better adverstising) I am sure Carnivale would have punched toward a much bigger audience. This show was exquisite and challenging, unique in tone and perspective and a true foray into the world of the supernatural, so unlike that cheap soap opera True Blood that has become so inexplicably successful.
I beg the powers that be at HBO to bring back Carnivale, even if only for a mini season of 4 episodes or so. We devoted fans of the show (and paying customers of HBO) need and deserve a better resolution.