A practical joke which has him clean an old dirty trailer leads Ben to a piece of the puzzle of his past -- a tuxedo-clad man named Henry Scudder who Ben keeps seeing in his dreams and who may be his long-lost father. Meanwhile, Brother Justin and his sister Iris have a conversation with Justin's mentor, Reverend Norman Balthus, who helps Justin realize that he has a gift he must put to use. With the help of a vision that comes to him at the right time, he persuades the owner of the local brothel Mr. Chin's to allow him to turn it into a house of worship for the local migrants. At the Carnivale, Sofie continues to tend to her comatose, telepathic mother, Apollonia, after their upsetting run in with Ben, whose powers may help ... or harm.
Did You Know?
At the water pump, Jonsey asks Sofie is he ever taught her how to throw a slider. However, in 1934, that pitch was called a "nickel curve." The term "slider" wasn't consistently used until the 1940s. See more
Reverend Norman Balthus
[holding a newspaper with Babe Ruth on the front page
In desperate times the good lord looks over the flock and chooses one man to inspire the multitudes. One man to accomplish the impossible, one man to offer hope where there was only hopelessness. And who are we to judge the wisdom of the almighty?
After the Ball
Written by Charles Harris
(as Charles K. Harris)
Performed by Karyne Steben and Sarah Steben See more