Casa de Creepy. Sofie backs away from Justin, who asks her if Ben is with the Carnivàle. Sofie plays dumb for a while, and Justin eventually guesses that Sofie was in the Carnivàle, too: "You're one of them." Sofie says, "Not anymore." Justin tells her that she's a prisoner of her past, and that he can set her free: "It is time to choose, Sofie." She doesn't answer, and a black-eyed Justin snaps, "Tell me!" and grabs her by the shoulders. Sofie nervously says, "Go to hell!" Justin replies, "'Go'? Why? I plan on bringing it here." Well, I guess that works, too.
Apparently, Samson led Ben out of the trailer so that they could go to the Cooch Tent and then continue their conversation. Why exactly they had to relocate will remain one of the many mysteries of Carnivàle. Samson points out that people are following Justin just because he talks pretty, but that if they knew what Ben could do, they'd follow him instead. Samson proposes that they do the healing act from Tipton again, and "beat that black-hearted bastard at his own game." Does Samson know of anything evil that Justin's done? I guess there's killing Scudder. Who was creepy and caused trouble everywhere he went. I miss the days when I thought this was something more complex than another battle between dopey-but-good and powerful-yet-poorly-motivated evil. If I wanted to see that, I'd watch the movies with all the fucking elves. Even all of the extended editions put together would be shorter than this show. Ben asks how it'll help to do a bunch of fake healings. Oh, Ben. You seemed to be improving for a while. Samson laughs, "Who said anything about fake?" Ben doesn't like the idea, and is forced to explain that in order to give life, he has to take it from somewhere. Samson ponders that.
Jonesy swings open a car on the ferris wheel and says, "Welcome aboard, Brother Justin." Samson turns to Ben and explains the plan: "Jonesy locks him in, fires her up, and spins him around. Meanwhile, you commence to healing." So, while Justin's trapped nearby, Ben heals a mess of people using Justin's life force or whatever. Libby strolls by and says, "Poor Brother Justin. Must have had a bad ticker or something." Samson figures that Justin will seem to have died of natural causes, so no one will blame the Carnivàle and cause trouble. Ben agrees to give it a whirl (get it?), and Jonesy observes, "There's still Sofie." Libby looks grumpy as Samson insists that they'll find Sofie. Ben asks, "What if the preacher don't want to ride?" Samson says he'll take care of that.