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Pilot


An image from Millennium's Pilot.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-100

Production Code:

4C79

Original Airdate:

1996-10-25



Main credits:

Written by Chris Carter
Directed by David Nutter
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

None


Promotional Episode Tagline:

The wait is over.


Summary:

A vicious serial killer is on the loose in Seattle, roaming strip clubs and gay hang-outs, believing he is on a mission to cleanse the plague-infested city from sin in preparation for the apocalypse. At the same time, renowned FBI profiler Frank Black retires to Seattle with his family as he gains membership in the secretive Millennium Group. He soon realizes that he must be the one to bring closure to the so-called Frenchman's grotesque crimes, before further innocents are brutally killed.


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Gehenna


An image from Millennium's Gehenna.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-101

Production Code:

4C01

Original Airdate:

1996-11-01



Main credits:

Written by Chris Carter
Directed by David Nutter
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen - W.H. Auden


Summary:

When large quantities of human ashes are discovered in the flowerbeds in a San Francisco park, Frank Black joins an investigation that will lead to an overpowering cult that kills those members unwilling to conform to expectations. In getting closer to the cult's all-powerful leader, Frank gets his first glimpse of a dark force that is controlling the killers he seeks.


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Dead Letters


An image from Millennium's Dead Letters.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-102

Production Code:

4C02

Original Airdate:

1996-11-08



Main credits:

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me. And what I dreaded has happened to me, I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes. - Job 3:25,26


Summary:

A man preys on seemingly random women, making his bloody mark on a world he feels has reduced him to nothing but a number. Investigating on behalf of the Millennium Group, Frank Black finds difficulty on the case in the form of Jim Horn, a partner who is ill-suited to handle the intense horrors the case represents.


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The Judge


An image from Millennium's The Judge.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-104

Production Code:

4C04

Original Airdate:

1996-11-15



Main credits:

Written by Ted Mann
Directed by Randy Zisk
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

...the visible world seems formed in love, the invisible spheres were formed in fright. - H. Melville 1819-1891


Summary:

A man who calls himself the Judge is the mastermind behind a number of bizarre murders involving dismemberment, leading aimless young men to kill those he commands must die. His purpose is the meting out of personal justice and his primary interests come to lie in the unique drive and talent of Frank Black.


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522666


An image from Millennium's 522666.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-105

Production Code:

4C05

Original Airdate:

1996-11-22



Main credits:

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by David Nutter
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

I am responsible for everything... except my very responsibility. - Jean-Paul Sartre


Promotional Episode Tagline:

The say that light is stronger than darkness. Pray they're right.


Summary:

A mad bomber terrorizes Washington DC in the hopes of becoming a glorified hero, bombing buildings before then rushing in to save the victims. Frank Black joins a specialized FBI team to help catch the madman whose attention-starved personality may be the key to his undoing.


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Kingdom Come


An image from Millennium's Kingdom Come.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-103

Production Code:

4C03

Original Airdate:

1996-11-29



Main credits:

Written by Jorge Zamacona
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

And there will be such intense darkness, That one can feel it. - Exodus 10:21


Summary:

A desperate man embarks on a cross-country killing spree, taking his revenge on the holy men he perceives to have led him astray in faith. Frank Black knows that the man's sense of faith, or lack thereof, is the key to stopping his killing spree. Soon, however, Frank's determination leads him right into the lion's den when he willingly walks into a hostage situation at a small town church.


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Blood Relatives


An image from Millennium's Blood Relatives.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-106

Production Code:

4C06

Original Airdate:

1996-12-06



Main credits:

Written by Chip Johannessen
Directed by James Charleston
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign shall be given to it... - Luke 11:29


Summary:

A juvenile delinquent begins taking advantage of families grieving the loss of a loved one, with the support of a sadistic friend, to a murderous end. Frank Black puts himself in the troubled boy's mind to find answers as Catherine looks elsewhere, into the boy's tortured family life.


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The Well-Worn Lock


An image from Millennium's The Well-Worn Lock.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-107

Production Code:

4C07

Original Airdate:

1996-12-20



Main credits:

Written by Chris Carter
Directed by Ralph Hemecker
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. - Robert Louis Stevenson


Summary:

Catherine Black desperately tries to help a woman who was sexually abused by her father, Joe Bangs, when the man threatens to do the same to her little girl. The struggle for justice proves to be a difficult one, however, as the community reputation and political connections of Bangs remain intact despite Catherine's efforts.


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Wide Open


An image from Millennium's Wide Open.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-108

Production Code:

4C08

Original Airdate:

1997-01-03



Main credits:

Written by Charles (D.) Holland
Directed by James Charleston
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

His children are far from safety; They shall be crushed at the gate Without a rescuer. - Job 5:4


Summary:

Frank Black and the Seattle Police Department try to solve the mystery of the murder of a couple whose young daughter was forced to witness the event, committed by a killer who uses highly protected real estate open houses as his access to victims. Catherine encourages Jordan to reach out to the young girl to help her recover from the horror she has experiences, purposely blocking the work of Bob Bletcher who is determined to make the girl relive the incident in order to gain vital evidence.


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The Wild and the Innocent


An image from Millennium's The Wild and the Innocent.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-110

Production Code:

4C10

Original Airdate:

1997-01-10



Main credits:

Written by Jorge Zamacona
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

O Lord, if there is a Lord Save my soul, if I have a soul... - Ernest Renan


Summary:

Frank Black and Peter Watts, tracing a trail of clues and bodies across both Missouri and Arkansas, must track down an emotionally distraught young woman and her murderous boyfriend before they find the baby her father sold to a childless couple.


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Weeds


An image from Millennium's Weeds.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-109

Production Code:

4C09

Original Airdate:

1997-01-24



Main credits:

Written by Frank Spotnitz
Directed by Michael Pattinson
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

But know ye for certain... Ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city... - Jeremiah 26:13


Summary:

Young men are being abducted from a specially designed private community and made to pay for the hidden sins of their fathers. Frank Black and Peter Watts try desperately to determine the killer's identity but meet an unexpected obstacle when they find the fathers simply aren't willing to admit to their crimes.


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Loin Like a Hunting Flame


An image from Millennium's Loin Like a Hunting Flame.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-111

Production Code:

4C11

Original Airdate:

1997-01-31



Main credits:

Written by Ted Mann
Directed by David Nutter
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast. - Faust


Promotional Episode Tagline:

Please and pain. Flesh and fantasy. Sex and terror. Somewhere out there is a killer too twisted to know the difference. And too evil too care.


Summary:

Frank Black and Millennium Group sex crime expert Maureen Murphy are called to Colorado to investigate when a man's marriage failings turn into deadly sexual fantasies, attending local raves and swingers parties to track the killer. Unfortunately, the investigative pair find resistance in the form of a biased sheriff and a local law enforcement team unprepared to deal with such sexual attacks.


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Force Majeure


An image from Millennium's Force Majeure.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-112

Production Code:

4C12

Original Airdate:

1997-02-07



Main credits:

Written by Chip Johannessen
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

You remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones. - Plato


Promotional Episode Tagline:

A prophecy of terror. Seven planets will align in the year 2000. And tonight is the dawn of evils new age.


Summary:

An unusual man prepares his bizarre family of cloned daughters for the great apocalyptic disaster of May 5th, 2000. While attempting to investigate a seemingly paranormal chain of events linked to these blonde-haired, blue-eyed girls, Frank Black and the Millennium Group find they have a thorn in their side in Dennis Hoffman, a man who is a self-proclaimed expert on the great planetary alignment that will cause the anticipated disaster.


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The Thin White Line


An image from Millennium's The Thin White Line.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-113

Production Code:

4C13

Original Airdate:

1997-02-14



Main credits:

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

A man's past is not simply a dead history... it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame. - George Eliot


Promotional Episode Tagline:

The first time he saw through a killer's eyes... was almost his last. Tonight, Frank Black must relive his first case... or die trying.


Summary:

Frank Black's memories of a prominent serial killing case from his past become intensely vivid as he prepares to interview a murderer he locked away decades ago in order to catch that man's protégé, a copycat killer. Frank's concerns torture him day and night, giving him bizarre nightmares and a conscience which insists he should have killed the original killer when he was given the opportunity.


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Sacrament


An image from Millennium's Sacrament.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-114

Production Code:

4C14

Original Airdate:

1997-02-21



Main credits:

Written by Frank Spotnitz
Directed by Michael Watkins
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

He said to me in a dreadful voice that I had indeed escaped his clutches, but he would capture me still. - St. Teresa of Avila


Promotional Episode Tagline:

As the millennium approaches, the battle between darkness and light... begins now.


Summary:

A police search strikes the Black family personally as Frank's sister-in-law, Helen, is kidnapped from her child's baptism. Frank's younger brother, Tom, finds the situation overwhelmingly difficult to deal with emotionally and foolishly chooses to take desperate measures. At home, Jordan exhibits extraordinary concern over the detailed events of the crime despite the fact that she was never present to witness them.


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Covenant


An image from Millennium's Covenant.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-116

Production Code:

4C16

Original Airdate:

1997-03-21



Main credits:

Written by Robert Moresco
Directed by Roderick J. Pridy
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

Thou dost frighten me with dreams and terrify me by visions. - Job 7:14


Summary:

Frank Black is asked by a persistent prosecuting attorney to come to a Utah court and testify against a man on trial for confessing to the murder of his own family. Determined to weigh the evidence of the crime for himself, Frank soon finds that he doesn't believe the man he is to speak against truly committed the crime to which he's confessed.


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Walkabout


An image from Millennium's Walkabout.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-115

Production Code:

4C15

Original Airdate:

1997-03-28



Main credits:

Written by Chip Johannessen & Tim Tankosic
Directed by Cliff Bole
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

I remember the very things I do not wish to; I cannot forget the things I wish to forget. - Cicero


Summary:

Frank Black wakes up in an alley amnesiac, having no idea why he attended a bizarre new drug trial, what happened to him there, who the mysterious doctor pulling the strings is, or why he has the disturbing feeling that someone has died.


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Lamentation


An image from Millennium's Lamentation.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-117

Production Code:

4C17

Original Airdate:

1997-04-18



Main credits:

Written by Chris Carter
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

Every man before he dies shall see the Devil. - English Proverb, 1560


Summary:

When a psychopathic doctor once captured by Frank Black escapes his hospital bed after requiring an operation, the famed profiler is called to Washington D.C. to aid in his recapture. As Frank and Peter Watts uncover clues regarding the escape they're introduced to Lucy Butler, a mysterious and dangerous woman who indicates that dark forces have specific targets that are close to Frank's home and that evil itself has plans for Frank's life.


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Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions


An image from Millennium's Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-118

Production Code:

4C18

Original Airdate:

1997-04-25



Main credits:

Written by Ted Mann & Harold Rosenthal
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

Paranoia is just a kind of awareness, and awareness is just a form of love. - Charles Manson


Summary:

Despite the fact that Frank feels he is unable to continue with his work on an emotional level, Peter Watts insists that he investigate a series of strange satanic slayings that may hold an unexpected link to the mysterious death of Bob Bletcher. While working on the case, the Millennium Group becomes caught in a battle between the human representations of demons and angels here on earth.


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Broken World


An image from Millennium's Broken World.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-119

Production Code:

4C19

Original Airdate:

1997-05-02



Main credits:

Written by Robert Moresco & Patrick Harbinson
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Edited by Stephen Mark


Quotation:

Man is the cruelest animal. - Nietzsche


Summary:

Frank Black realizes that a dangerous situation is forming when a psycho-sexual killer who has spent months slaughtering horses across North Dakota begins to gain the courage to focus his attentions on human victims.


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Maranatha


An image from Millennium's Maranatha.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-120

Production Code:

4C20

Original Airdate:

1997-05-09



Main credits:

Written by Chip Johannessen
Directed by Peter Markle
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.


Quotation:

Behold ye scoffers, For I will work wonders in your days, Which ye will not believe. - Book of Habakkuk


Summary:

Frank Black and Peter Watts investigate a series of brutal killings in the Brighton Beach Russian community of New York City, killings that are linked to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The shotgun slayings seem to be the work of mysterious Russian diplomat Sergei Stepanovich, a man recognized by the local immigrants as Yaponchik, a mythical Russian figure destined by prophecy to be revealed as the Antichrist.


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Paper Dove


An image from Millennium's Paper Dove.

Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-121

Production Code:

4C21

Original Airdate:

1997-05-16



Main credits:

Written by Ted Mann & Walon Green
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by George R. Potter


Quotation:

And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying, All we did not know. - William Rose Benét


Summary:

The Black family travels to visit Catherine's parents in Maryland. Catherine's father asks Frank to look into an old local case that may have been resolved improperly the first time around. The murder in question may have in fact been committed by the Woodsman, a serial killer still depositing bodies in the Maryland woods. In investigating these events, Frank might inadvertently be pulling his family closer toward the intentions of the Polaroid stalker.


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