27 March 2005 @ 11:20 pm
Tonight, on Carnivale...

* Wait, "Season Finale"? Don't they mean "Series Finale"?
* Hee, Sofie seeing the Carnivale. OMG MOM IN THE WINDOW.
* "There's a loose thread on the back of my collar. It's driving me mad." -Justin
* Sampson's speech on religion was a treat. "When it comes to livin', dyin' is the easy part."
* The return of Benjamin St. John!
* Sampson, your ferris wheel idea is terrible.
* You know, Jonesy could be the breakout star of the show, once it's all over.
* "I wish I had made better decisions, but they're all mine." -Iris
* (An explanation still would have been nice.)
* "When I die I'm going to Hell, and if I'm very fortunate, my brother will be waiting there for my embrace." -Iris
* "If she's dead, then God help them all in this valley. Every single last one of them." -Ben (!!)
* The scene between Sampson and Rita Sue was positively keen.
* Hey Ben, great job hiding on the flatbed of that truck. "We wake them up."
* Yay Stumpy as barker!
* Hee, Brother Lazarus DuBois.
* Damnit, Ben, where's your tux!
* OMG he's *dismantling* Justin.
* OMG Jonesy tore off the lever!
* I confess I was kind of hoping for Gabriel vs. Stroud.
* Healing Reverend Norman!
* "The power of Christ compels thee!"
* Wait, this cornfield looks familiar. And they both brought their magic +1 weapons!
* Wait, that's the Kurgan's laugh! Oh, how I missed it so.
* You know, if he doesn't guess the scarecrow, he can't be that good a bad guy.
* OK, the exploding tree? Not a very special effect guys.
* Carnivale walking the rows.
* This just in: even more Christ imagery.
* Oh, Stumpy, why do you rule so much.
* And what now, Iris?
* Sofie heals?
* And Ben is Management.
* OK, I guess they did mean "season finale."

Well. That was certainly a weird episode to show on Easter. :}
catlikecatlike on March 27th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
I thought it odd that they showed the season finale on a holiday (as HBO tends to air repeats on holidays). Even better that Ben on the scarecrow post was much like a crucifixion (as was his being taken down and carried away from the, uh, scarecrow post).
PMMJ: Monkey writingcheetahmaster on March 27th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: observation.
Oh, the episode was thick with Christ-imagery. Putting it on Easter, all the more amusing.
Jenexamorata on March 28th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
Overall I liked Season 2 better than Season 1, but the season finale for 2 didn't hold a candle to the last ep of 1 if you ask me. I mean, I enjoyed it, but not much shocked me about it. They've hinted to us about Sofie, and I just knew one of the three of the people at the cabin wasn't going to live. And in fact, I figured it wouldn't be Sofie. She is the Omega. She is the last. She may in fact be a weird mixture of Child of Light/Child of Darkness. Or, she may just be possessed by her mom.

I totally called the last scene, completely. We were like hollering at the screen, "Why didn't you cut up Crowe, burn him, feed him to the dogs!?" Doh.

And now, thanks HBO, we'll have to wait like another year. Pfft.
Capncaptain_boots on March 28th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
I think the major difference between the two finales was for the first not knowing how far it would go, whereas this one we effectively been told there would be a fight.
PMMJ: Carnivale - Lodzcheetahmaster on March 28th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Will Sofie be the new darkness?

If so, who will be the new light?

And when is Lodz returning!
Dr. Aculaoontzgrrl on March 28th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
Dave pointed out to me tonight that Stroud was Drew Carreys cross dressing brother on the Drew Carrey show. This made it much harder to take his character seriously while watching the show.
PMMJ: Carnivale - Lodzcheetahmaster on March 29th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
Oh, wow.