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Carnivale

Season 1 Episode 6

Pick a Number

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 19, 2003 on HBO
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The carnies get caught up in "Carnival Justice". Ben's dark adventure ends. Brother Justin wanders in the wilderness, where he meets a group of hobos.

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  • Classic tv making

    10
    The best episode this far which makes for classic tv, depressing, shocking and creepy.



    It begins where ‘Babylon’ left us, everyone is very upset over the dead girl’s body and they want to make someone pay no matter the cause.



    Meanwhile everything falls apart, Joinsy doesn’t believe Samson has any management and wants to leave when they arrive in a new town.

    But first they want to make someone pay, but there isn’t anybody in town.



    Ben also has his own storyline about going to some war and he sees the blind man in the past or whatever it was.



    Anyway, after they beautifully burry the girl and put a few things in her grave they find the man they met on the way. It turns out that he killed the girl for those men because they need a woman in town. He also didn’t want to be killed there because he says he wouldn’t be able to leave. He has to pick a number and says three, Samson shoots him three times but all the three times he failed. The girl’s mother wants to kill the man but that’s not the way the play it and they return him good and sound.



    Samson goes back and asks him about the men, the guy says that they all had died and keep returning. Then Samson shoots him and on the way out he sees the girl’s spirit with those men.



    The episode is very impressive and a sad goodbye to the girl left in a town to be raped for always.

    Justin also got his own storyline, he believes that god doesn’t want him anymore and he decides to skip town.

    The entire episode was magnificent, good storytelling and everything.

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John Hannah

John Hannah

Stangler

Guest Star

Peter Jason

Peter Jason

Lou Edwards

Guest Star

Leonard Kelly-Young

Leonard Kelly-Young

Pepper

Guest Star

Amanda Aday

Amanda Aday

Dora Mae Dreifuss

Recurring Role

Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

Burley

Recurring Role

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Tommy Dolan

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Samson: You sober?
      Jonesy: Enough.
      Samson: Well, when the midway clears out, let's get a head count. Management wants to make sure we ain't missing nobody else.
      Jonesy: No more of this Management crap. Just say what you want.
      Samson: What's that supposed to mean?
      Jonesy: You want me to follow orders, that's dutch with me, but just stop spinning these fairy tales. There ain't no Management.
      Samson: Is that what you think?
      Jonesy: What I know. I've been in the trailer.
      Samson: In the trailer?
      Jonesy: There was no one in there, Samson. No one.
      Samson: Well, in the first place, you're lucky to be alive.

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