30 Days of Carnivale
30. Best fight
Definitely the fight between Ben and Justin. From the moment where Justin pursues Ben into the cornfields and we flash back to Ben’s dreams of being similarly followed by the “Tattooed Man” from the beginning of the series my heart was racing.
This was of course intended to be the first battle in an ongoing war and wasn’t intended to be the ‘final’ confrontation between the two (both Ben and Justin were to survive the fight, but left weakened by their wounds). I suppose had this been the *end* of the story it might be a little anticlimactic for Ben and Justin to only meet up briefly but taking it as the closing of one chapter and the beginning of the other, it’s definitely a great moment.
For all the talks of slow pace and nothing happening in Carnivale, I would point to this episode and the second season in general; the revelation of Management, the finding of Scudder and the battle between Ben and Justin. As stated earlier, compare that to Lost and how long it took to find out who Jacob was and what was up with the Smoke Monster.
And with this we close out on my ‘30 Days of Carnivale’. I hope fans of the show liked revisiting it and if only one person checked out the show because of this, then all the better.
Let’s shake some dust!