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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Not Your Mother's Carnival: Carnivale on HBO, Sundays at 9 p.m.
Carnivàle - February Episodes
Episode #17:"Creed, OK"
Debut date:Sunday, February 6, 2005 (/PT) Other HBO playdates:February 8 (), 9 (), 12 () and 18 () HBO2 playdates:February 7, 2005 () and 10 () Dolan (Robert Knepper) pushes Justin (Clancy Brown) to make a difficult decision; Iris (Amy Madigan) gives an important dictation; Ben (Nick Stahl) has a nightmare visit with a mask-maker; Ruthie (Adrienne Barbeau) shares her visions with Sofie (Clea DuVall), who decides to help Ben; Rita Sue (Cynthia Ettinger) is generous with Stumpy (Toby Huss), who bets on a big fight; Libby (Carla Gallo) fishes for a compliment from Jones (Tim DeKay); Stroud (John Carroll Lynch) continues his pursuit of Ben; and Justin receives a mysterious gift that gives him a new perspective. Written by Tracy Torme; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #18:"The Road to Damascus"
Debut date:Sunday, February 13, 2005 () Other HBO playdates:February 15 (), 16 (), 18 () and 19 (/) HBO2 playdates:February 14 () and 17 () The troupe breaks bread with another carnival and Samson (Michael J. Anderson) makes a deal with Sabina (Bree Walker), an old friend; Iris and Justin prepare for their most difficult sermon yet; Stumpy panics as Rita Sue goes on a charity mission; Jones and Stumpy both try to defend Libby's honor; Lila (Debra Christofferson) makes a new friend; and Ben and Sofie dance around family issues. Written by Nicole Yorkin & Dawn Prestwich; directed by Tucker Gates.
Episode #19:"Damascus, NE"
Debut date:Sunday, February 20, 2005 () Other HBO playdates:February 22 (), 23 () and 26 () HBO2 playdates:February 21 () and 24 (), and March 11 () Justin and Iris placate Bishop McNaughton (John Aylward) with a hearty breakfast; Ben follows his visions to a seedy hotel, with Stroud hot on his tail; Sabina airs her dirty laundry with Lila; Libby and Rita Sue do some self-reflection; Iris displays her strength to Norman; the troupe worries about Sofie; Libby gives Jones special treatment; and Samson is distracted while Management tries to destroy a gift from Ben. Story by William Schmidt; teleplay by John J. McLaughlin; directed by Alan Taylor.
Episode #20:"Outskirts, Damascus, NE"
Debut date:Sunday February 27, 2005 () Other HBO playdates:March 1, 2005 (), 2 () and 5 () HBO2 playdates:March 3 (), 4 () and 11 () 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 with an announcement; Ruthie seeks refuge in the safety of her trailer; Smith (Time Winters) interprets a bad sign for Justin; Stroud nurses a wound; Jones is blamed for an accident; and Sofie finds a new job. Written by Daniel Knauf; directed by Timothy Hunter.