When authorities of the cash-poor town of Tipton refuse to let the carnival set up, Samson takes Jones' advice and temporarily reinvents the troupe as a religious-revival show - with Ben as its headliner "act."
Meanwhile, Brother Justin is headlining his own new show at the former Chin's, promising to bring "Old Time Religion" to migrants, a move that upsets his regular congregation. Back in Tipton, Ben and Sofie visit an ailing woman outside of town in search of clues about his history. At the last minute, Samson decides to change Carnivàle's travel itinerary from north to south.
original airdate- September 28,2003 rating-3.57 million
music: Theme song--"Suspension" sung by Kipp Lennon
Ben's Location-Tipton, Missouri