I agree JavaJo. One thing about this show is that with so many story lines the main plot does seem to drag. I was upset about the kid dying as well. But, if he had been delivered to the carnival, would he have been encouraged to kill or to heal? I think Tracy will go there when she reaches the end of her emotional rope - even though she is very cynical. Yes - Claire needs a memory wiper and quick. LOL Syler is back...Matt blocked him for awhile with alcohol, but now he knows that is not the answer. By the end of the season he will find his way to the carnival and the purge and swap will take place...at least that is what I think.
I do believe the carnival is the end place, the magnet, the drawing card for all of our heroes this season...but, what then?