Original Airdate: March 25, 2002
Director: Tony Bill
Written by Andi Bushell & Jim Praytor
The episode synopsis will be deliciously short and to the point, because, quite frankly, I refuse to watch this episode again. Ever. There's a traveling carnival in town, and enough clowns to fill a large VW beetle. Heads begin to roll as a clown runs around decapitating victims. One such clown steals Sam's necklace, and she's mean to him the rest of the episode as she tries to goad a confession out of him. More clowns die. Turns out the guy didn't steal Sam's necklace, but was killing clowns who looked like himself because he has this guilty complex over watching his police partner die in Chicago. Oh yeah, and on a sidebar, his partner's stepdaughter, who also happens to be Sara's sorority sister, comes to town to exact revenge on Mr. Killer Klown for letting her stepdad die. There's a gun...at 9:56 pm. And Ellie shares my utter terror of clowns. Go Ellie.