ORBzine - Millennium TV Review

[Season 1 !Season 2 !Season 3 ]

  • Lance Henriksen [ Terminator, Aliens] as Frank Black
  • Klea Scott as Hollis
  • Megan Gallagher as Catherine Black [ 1-2 ]
  • Terry O'Quinn [ Lost ] as Peter Watts [ 1-2 ]
  • Bill Smitrovich as Lt. Bob Bletcher [ 1 ]
  • Kristen Cloke as Lara Means [ 2 ]
  • Brittany Tiplady as Jordan Black [ 1-2 ]

    Season 1

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 1] Pilot
    Shown 25 Oct 96
    Shown 11th August 2006 [Saturday]

    Frank Black [Lance Hendricksen - Aliens ] is a Profiler who works with a group of ex-cops called the Millennium Group.

    Frank help his local cops, the Seattle PD, locate a serial killer.

    Terry O'Quinn [ Lost ] co-stars as one of the Millennium Men.

  •   2.   1- 2       4C01      1 Nov 96   Gehenna
      3.   1- 3       4C02      8 Nov 96   Dead Letters
      4.   1- 4       4C04     15 Nov 96   The Judge
      5.   1- 5       4C05     22 Nov 96   522666
      6.   1- 6       4C03     29 Nov 96   Kingdom Come
      7.   1- 7       4C06      6 Dec 96   Blood Relatives
    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 8] The Well-Worn Lock
    Shown 20 Dec 96
    Shown 15th October 2001 - Monday

    Frank Black's wife works as Victim Support in Seattle, and this time she has to deal with a 33-year-old woman who claims she has been sexually abused by her father for 20 years. The father is a respectable businessman, with contacts at City Hall.

    The allegations of incest make for a complicated storyline: she's my sister, she's my daughter, she's my sister AND my daughter! Frank Black gets a couple of obligatory scenes, since he's the star of the show, but most of the episode is weepy victim/survivor stuff. Since Chris Carter wrote this episode himself, it must have been a personal decision for him to run this story. It certainly has nothing to offer as part of this series.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 9] Wide Open
    Shown 3 Jan 97
    Shown 9th July 2007 [Monday]

    A man breaks into a family's home, kills the parents and locks up their little girl. Frank Black investigates, while his wife does the Victim Support thing with the traumatised young girl.

    Roger R. Cross [ First Wave ] is a police patrolman.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 10] The Wild and the Innocent
    Shown 10 Jan 9
    Shown 18th October 2001 - Thursday

    Yet another dreary depressing child-abuse story. This time the twenty-ish victim gets her redneck boyfriend to help her abduct the abuser, her stepfather, and find her kidnapped son. However, the boyfriend is a cop-killing maniac ...

     11.   1-11       4C09     24 Jan 97   Weeds
    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 12] Loin Like a Hunting Flame
    Shown 31 Jan 97
    Shown 22nd October 2001 - Monday

    Someone in Boulder, Colorado, is drugging couples, then photographing them having sex ... and murdering them. Frank Black and a female associate are called in to help, while the redneck detective in charge intimidates the witnesses.

     13.   1-13       4C12      7 Feb 97   Force Majeure
    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 14] The Thin White Line
    Shown 14 Feb 97
    Shown 12th November 2001 - Monday

    A copycat serial killer is stalking the city. Frank Black visits his nemesis, the original killer, currently in Hannibal Lecter-style incarceration.

     15.   1-15       4C14     21 Feb 97   Sacrament
     16.   1-16       4C16     21 Mar 97   Covenant
    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 17] Walkabout
    Shown 28 Mar 97
    Shown 30th October 2001 - Tuesday

    Frank and the Millennium Group investigate an illegal drugs test. Frank has vague memories of the testing session, which went badly wrong and possibly killed one of the patients.

     18.   1-18       4C17     18 Apr 97   Lamentation (1)
    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 19] Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions (2)
    Shown 25 Apr 97
    Shown 1st November 2001 - Thursday

    A serial killer, a Hannibal Lecter carbon-copy who Frank Black captured, disappears from a hospital ward. Black returns to the FBI Behaviour Sciences Unit. However, the villain decides to target Frank's family. A regular character is killed off.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 20] Broken World
    Shown 2 May 97
    Shown 5th November 2001 - Monday

    A Serial Killer is doing evil deeds in a horse-rearing valley. Ingrid Kavelaars pops up in the pre-credits sequence as a woman who disturbs the man during his grisly work ...

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 21] Maranatha
    Shown 9 May 97
    Shown 6th November 2001 - Tuesday

    The episode starts in a scene reminiscent of Metropolis - it is Chernobyl ... just before the meltdown.

    We move forward over a decade, and a serial killer is wiping out Russians living in Brooklyn. Bill Nunn [Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead] plays the detective who investigates the case. Brian Downey [ Lexx ] appears as the coroner.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 22] Paper Dove (1)
    Shown 16 May 97
    Shown 8th November 2001 - Thursday

    Frank Black, his wife and kid all head off to Arlington, Virginia, for a family get-together with the in-laws. As always in this kind of show, a holiday is an excuse for a coincidence that leads to a murder-mystery. Yes, Frank stumbles across yet another serial killer.

    Frank profiles a man who is accused of killing his own wife. The man does not fit Frank's profile for such a crime, and it is frighteningly realistic to see how an innocent man could be jailed [on minimal evidence] for a crime he did not commit.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 1, Episode 2 ]
    Shown th April 2008 [ day]


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  • Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 1] The Beginning and the End (2)
    Shown 19 Sep 97
    Shown 12th August 2007 - Thursday

    The Polaroid Man [Doug Hutchison - Green Mile ] abducts Frank Black's wife, and starts playing mind-games with her.

    It's something to do with comets and meteors. Very astrological ...

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 2] Beware of the Dog
    Shown 26 Sep 97
    Shown th August 2007 [Thursday]

    People in a small town are attacked by a pack of wild dogs. Frank and the Millennium Group investigate.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 3] Sense and Antisense
    Shown 3 Oct 97
    Shown th August 2007 [Thursday]

    Frank hunts for a man who is apparently infected with a highly contagious virus.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 4] Monster
    Shown 17 Oct 97
    Shown th August 2007 [Thursday]

    Frank Black and Kirsten Cloke investigate child-abuse at a day-care centre.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 5] A Single Blade of Grass
    Shown 24 Oct 97
    Shown 30th August 2007 [Thursday]

    An archaeological excavation at a ancient Native American burial ground uncovers a fresh corpse. Frank Black investigates, and uncovers secret religious rituals.

    Frank's visions seem to fit into the Native American religion and their belief in another world. Unfortunately, they also think he is part of their prophecy!

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 6] The Curse of Frank Black
    Shown 31 Oct 97
    Shown 30th August 2007 [Thursday]

    Frank has flashbacks and visions concerning a man who died in Frank's childhood. Dean Winters [Oz] plays the ghost.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 7] 19:19
    Shown 7 Nov 97
    Shown th September 2007 [Thursday]

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 8] The Hand of Saint Sebastian
    Shown 14 Nov 97
    Shown th September 2007 [Thursday]

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 9] Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense
    Shown 21 Nov 97
    Shown August 2006 [Saturday]

    This features a wonderful parody of Scientology. This has got to be the best episode ever!

    Frank Black and the Millennium group try to solve a murder. Along for the ride is Jose Chung, hack SciFi writer. He's being targetted himself.

    Chung's fictionalised version of Frank is a wonderful parody of the show.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 10] Midnight of the Century
    Shown 19 Dec 97
    Shown th August 2006 [Saturday]

     33.   2-11       5C10      9 Jan 98   Goodbye, Charlie
     34.   2-12       5C12     23 Jan 98   Luminary
     35.   2-13       5C13      6 Feb 98   The Mikado
     36.   2-14       5C15     27 Feb 98   The Pest House
     37.   2-15       5C14      6 Mar 98   Owls (1)
     38.   2-16       5C16     13 Mar 98   Roosters (2)
     39.   2-17       5C17     20 Mar 98   Siren
    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 18] In Arcadia Ego
    Shown 3 Apr 98
    Shown th August 2006 [Saturday]

    Lesbian convict Missy Crider and her bull-dyke cellmate escape from a very insecure prison. Frank has to help Ed Lauter track them down.

    It turns out that Missy is mysteriously pregnant, and secretly involved with a cult of the Virgin Mary.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 19] Anamnesis
    Shown 17 Apr 98
    Shown th August 2006 [Saturday]

    Frank's wife is called in as a school counsellor. Some schoolgirls have formed a non-Coven, the opposite of The Craft . They are Xian fundamentalists, who believe they are chosen by the Virgin Mary. A Cult is involved, possibly linked to the previous ep.

    Kristen Cloke represents the Millennium Group in the investigation.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 20] A Room with No View
    Shown 24 Apr 98
    Shown th August 2006 [Saturday]

    Millennium Millennium [Season 2, Episode 21] Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me
    Shown 1 May 98

    This is unbelievable - an ep that's original and good! 4 demons [great casting and makeup] meet in a diner to talk over past jobs. Frank Black has cameos in all their stories!

    1] A serial killer tries to break the existing record.

    2] Creating suicidal depression with minor irritations.

    3] Mass Damnation: The censor's tale. The demon tries to drive him insane with an Ally McBeal parody, featuring a demon baby. Apparently insane people lose their souls! The censor falls into the depressed man's way of life - attending a strip-club (which is then censored for the viewing public). We also get parodies of X-Files and alien autopsy - the result is a film entitled When Humans attack!

    4] stripper [suicide's a sin???]

     44.   2-22       5C22      8 May 98   The Fourth Horseman (1)
     45.   2-23       5C23     15 May 98   The Time is Now (2)
     46.   3- 1     3ABC01      2 Oct 98   The Innocents (1)
     47.   3- 2     3ABC02      9 Oct 98   Exegesis (2)
     48.   3- 3     3ABC03     16 Oct 98   TEOTWAWKI
     49.   3- 4     3ABC04     23 Oct 98   Closure
    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 5] ...Thirteen Years Later
    Shown 30 Oct 98
    Shown 11th April 2007 [wednesday]

    Frank is now working with a female FBI Agent [the black chick from Intelligence]. This adds a real element of jeopardy: we know Frank will survive, but she might easily become a secrificial lamb.

    One of Frank's early cases is being made into a cheesy slasher flick. However, a serial killer is bumping off the cast and crew, in ways that resemble scenes from famous slasher films! In a sense this quite resembles Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense ...

    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 6] Skull and Bones
    Shown 6 Nov 98
    Shown 11th April 2007 [wednesday]

    A mass grave is uncovered. Frank suspects a sinister coverup is going on - the FBI and the Millennium Group could be involved!

    This is a very downbeat ep, even for this show. The conspiracy theme is very X-Files , and it's good to see the older show's ethos being evoked again.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 7] Through a Glass, Darkly
    Shown 13 Nov 98

    A child-killer is paroled from jail ... and soon after, a young girl is abducted. The crime seems identical to the first one.

    Frank and his partner must find the girl before it's too late. Unfortunately, there's an outbreak of vigilantism.

     53.   3- 8     3ABC09     11 Dec 98   Human Essence
     54.   3- 9     3ABC08     18 Dec 98   Omerta
    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 10] Borrowed Time
    Shown 15 Jan 99

    People start drowning on solid land. Frank's daughter is one of the victims. Luckily his FBI skills save her.

    Frank discovers that Eric Mabius [Ugly Betty] was near all the victims when they drowned.

     56.   3-11     3ABC11     22 Jan 99   Collateral Damage
    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 12] The Sound of Snow
    Shown 5 Feb 99

    People start dying, apparently of natural causes. Frank discovers that the victims all listened to supposedly blank tapes. Not unlike the idea of the cursed tape in Ringu.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 13] Antipas
    Shown 12 Feb 99

    Frank and Emma investigate a woman named Lucy Butler, who appears to have demonic powers.

     59.   3-14     3ABC14     19 Feb 99   Matryoshka
    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 15] Forcing the End
    Shown 19 Mar 99

    A Jewish group kidnap a pregnant woman. Their plan is to raise the child as their Messiah.

    Guest stars include Juliet Landau and Andreas Katsulas [ Babylon 5 ]

     61.   3-16     3ABC16      9 Apr 99   
    Saturn Dreaming of Mercury
    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 17] Darwin's Eye
    Shown 16 Apr 99

    A female inmate escapes from a mental hospital, and takes a young Deputy hostage.

    Frank investigates a series of brutal murders the young woman is supposed to have committed.

    Millennium Millennium [Season 3, Episode 18] Bardo Thodol
    Shown 23 Apr 99

    Emma investigates an illegal smuggling operation. Someone's shipping in hands from China. Human, caucasian hands ... which are still growing!

    Frank's investigations take him to a Chinese Monk [James Hong - Big Trouble in Little China ]! Unfortunately, the Millennium Group's staff assassin is also on the trail.

     64.   3-19     3ABC19     30 Apr 99   Seven and One
     65.   3-20     3ABC20      7 May 99   Nostalgia
     66.   3-21     3ABC21     14 May 99   Via Dolorosa (1)
     67.   3-22     3ABC22     21 May 99   Goodbye to All That (2)