Now in Fargo, North Dakota, the troupe is still dogged by Detective Dunbridge, who hopes to finally find the killer of Javier Delgado. However, six months later the Detective is rapidly running out of suspects. They all have air-tight alibis. Well, almost all:
Yeah, that one. ‘Bella Luna’. She runs the show since Delgado took the big sleep. She’s the only one of these freaks that I haven’t tried to pin this on.
Whilst the Detective works on his theory, Olya the Fortune Teller and Winchester the Butler discuss how Zippo the Clown swore up and down that Delgado was still alive. Convinced that Zippo and Delgado have some connection in former times, Olya is startled to find out about Winchester’s past – he was a popular singer in his younger days.
All this talk about bygone days gets Olya thinking, causing a faint glimmer of recognition of Detective Dunbridge. Like all memories, though, this is a faded and worn picture glimpsed through the haze of time. Convinced there is more to it, Olya delves into an old photo album.
Dunbridge then interrogates the rest of the troupe. What do they really know about Bella Luna? What do they know of her whereabouts when Delgado disappeared? Other than revealing the Detective’s contempt for carnies, this line of inquiry provides no new answers. The Detective then challenges Bella:
I know you’re guilty of the murder of Javier Delgado. He knew the truth about you, how you funded your way through college by selling body parts on the black market. He also knew how after the bottom dropped out of black market body parts you moved on to the long con, bilking hundreds of lonely businessmen out of their money. He was going to turn you in.
Bella denies this elaborate scenario, and a new, far less wrought one is proposed by Kasey the Contortionist: That Bella wanted to take over the Carnival.
Buoyed by the newfound and far more credible motive, Dunbridge moves in for the capture, when a goat is heard outside. A terrified stranger enters, and Mad Scientist Dino Staats recognises the mysterious mustachioed man – it’s Javier Delgado! And he’s alive! Zounds!
Delgado and Bella begin arguing, in top-volume Spanish. Luckily, Frank Z Ombie, the Carnival Accountant, provides subtitles. It’s discovered that Bella had always wanted to take over the Carnival, and that Delgado treated the troupe inhumanely. Bella questions Delgado’s ability to run a Carnival; indeed, she questions his very masculinity. The argument escalates, much to the confusion of the troupe and the subtitle-reading audience.
Delgado takes advantage of the confusion to make his escape, pursued by most of the troupe. Olya, now aware that the goat outside is her long-lost companion Spartacus, runs to see him. In doing so, she presses the photo album into Bella’s hands.
Bella looks at one of the photographs, and recognises a face. It’s Detective Dunbridge revealing his true nature: he’s a carny. Dunbridge realises he’s been found out and flees, hotly pursued by Bella.
Where has Delgado been? Why is he so afraid of a goat? Is Dunbridge really a carny, and if so, what’s up with the self-loathing? Is the flag of Kasey’s disposition out of hopeful green stuff woven?
Episode #6 will answer these and possibly some other questions. Like if love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?