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Millennium Season One - Episode Trivia Listing

This Millennium Episode Listing includes all known additional Millennium trivia for specific episodes. This is additional trivia for each episode as detailed our episode profiles. You can see our Complete Millennium Trivia Listing which includes all stored trivia, references and caveats for each episode and season.

Many of these references have been spotted by eagle eyed Millennium fans from This Is Who We Are, published in books or have been shared by other websites in particular the excellent The Millennial Abyss. If you would like to submit and share accurate Millennium trivia or content to this episode guide, please send it via the Contact Us page.

This is a long listing so we've broken it down into 3 Seasons.

 

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About this Listing

Under each episode's title, you will see the following information:

 

Season

Advises in which of the three seasons of Millennium the episode appeared.

Millennium Code

A unique number used by Fox Television. Some episodes of Millennium aired out of production order.

Production Code

A unique number used by 1013 Productions when creating the series. Some episodes of Millennium aired out of production order.

Air Date

The network premiere of this episode of Millennium by Fox Television. The show was first transmitted in the USA during 1996.

Millennium Trivia

General and interesting additional trivia from each episode of the show.

 

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Pilot


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-100

Production Code:

4C79

Original Airdate:

1996-10-25



Millennium Episode Trivia:


  • The Pilot episode of Millennium attracted over 17 million viewers when it premiered in 1996, the highest rating network premiere in history.
  • The address of the Black's new home, commonly referred to as 'the Yellow House' is the fictional address 1910 Ezekiel Drive, Seattle, WA 98924.
  • Before it was to be known as Millennium, the shows working title was 2000. The Pilot episode is sometimes referred to as 2000 or The Frenchman after Elizabeth Hand's reconstructed novel.
  • The famous Yellow House is unique in the Pilot episode. The rest of the series used a different but similar looking residence as the original neighbourhood didn't want a film crew camped outside of their homes on a semi-permanent basis. The replacement house shown in every subsequent episode appeared in the second episode of The X-Files.
  • FOX network originally wanted William Hurt to play Frank Black, but Chris Carter was adamant about Lance Henriksen playing the lead role. (Thank God!)
  • Mark Snows dark theme song for the series was inspired contrary to popular belief, by the opening of a traditional Scottish song that Chris Carter allegedly sent him by Ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) Minogue, and not the catchy dance/pop song 'Confide in Me' by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) is a form of traditional folk music that originated in Scotland. Visit Ceilidh Minogue's website for examples of their work.
  • The poem that the Frenchman recites to the strippers in the episode Pilot was composed by William Butler Yeats and is called The Second Coming.
  • In the opening title sequence, and in many promotional materials, the word "Millennium" was spelled with two upper-case M's (MillenniuM) The Roman numeral MM means 2000, the year which marks the turn of the Millennium. Many fans therefore spell the show as MillenniuM on the Internet.
  • Such was Chris Carter's standing with the FOX network at the time, that he was given an entire month to shoot the pilot with little or no network interference - almost unheard of indulgences for a brand new show.



Gehenna


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-101

Production Code:

4C01

Original Airdate:

1996-11-01



Millennium Episode Trivia:


George Joseph, who played Eedo Bolow's father, is better known as a stunt man.

Credit: David Nutter, commentary on Gehenna


Dead Letters


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-102

Production Code:

4C02

Original Airdate:

1996-11-08



Millennium Episode Trivia:


Dead Letters is the first episode where Frank is paged by the Millennium Group with the simple message, '2000'.


The Judge


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-104

Production Code:

4C04

Original Airdate:

1996-11-15



Millennium Episode Trivia:


First mention of Legion.


522666


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-105

Production Code:

4C05

Original Airdate:

1996-11-22



Millennium Episode Trivia:


Kaboom, better known as Raymond Dees used a phone tone 'bomb alert code' during this episode in similar fashion to that used by the IRA. The code entered was 522666 which equates to Kaboom when converted to each phone key letter.

Jordan has a nightmare about her father.

The name of the English themed pub was The Queen's Arms, 424, 37th Street, Washington DC.

Frank Black's mobile phone number was 202-555-1367.

Lance Henriksen was noted for performing most of his own stunts, and did so during repeated takes for this episode's scenes.




Kingdom Come


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-103

Production Code:

4C03

Original Airdate:

1996-11-29



Millennium Episode Trivia:


This was the first episode to be aired out of production order. The reason given was that a senior Roman Catholic prelate, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, had died November 14, 1996, the day before it was due to air and was re-scheduled out of respect. However, others think this may have been a publicity ploy by Fox to bolster Millennium's falling ratings by putting it back in the news.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss

Credit: The Unofficial Millennium Companion by N. E. Genge


Blood Relatives


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-106

Production Code:

4C06

Original Airdate:

1996-12-06



Millennium Episode Trivia:

Sorry, there is no additonal Millennium Episode Trivia currently available for this episode.



The Well-Worn Lock


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-107

Production Code:

4C07

Original Airdate:

1996-12-20



Millennium Episode Trivia:

Sorry, there is no additonal Millennium Episode Trivia currently available for this episode.



Wide Open


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-108

Production Code:

4C08

Original Airdate:

1997-01-03



Millennium Episode Trivia:


The little girl is called Patricia Highsmith - probably for the crime writer most popularly known for her Ripley books.


The Wild and the Innocent


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-110

Production Code:

4C10

Original Airdate:

1997-01-10



Millennium Episode Trivia:

Sorry, there is no additonal Millennium Episode Trivia currently available for this episode.



Weeds


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-109

Production Code:

4C09

Original Airdate:

1997-01-24



Millennium Episode Trivia:

Sorry, there is no additonal Millennium Episode Trivia currently available for this episode.



Loin Like a Hunting Flame


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-111

Production Code:

4C11

Original Airdate:

1997-01-31



Millennium Episode Trivia:


The episode's title is taken from "The Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas. Among the quatrains included in the six-page poem is one that reads, "And steeples pierce the cloud on her shoulder / And the streets that the fisherman combed / When his long-legged flesh was a wind on fire / And his loin was like a hunting flame." The poem is known for its surrealistic metaphors concerning sex and sexuality and, as a result, the line chosen as the episode's title seems an apt means of depicting the fantasy-prone sexual mindset of serial killer Art Nesbitt.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss

Character: Nesbitt, who was unable to consummate his marriage.
Nesbitt's operation or plication is a surgical procedure to correct a deformity of the penis.

Credit: Libby of TIWWA

Succlynocide: Clearly spoken by Terry O'Quinn and spelled that way in subtitles. However, a web search shows no reference other than the transcript. Probably based on the real drug succinylcholine (pron. suk-sin'l-koleen), a muscle-relaxant that has been used in real-life murder.
Credit: Libby of TIWWA


Force Majeure


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-112

Production Code:

4C12

Original Airdate:

1997-02-07



Millennium Episode Trivia:


While the planetary alignment of May 5, 2000 was an actual event, during which the six innermost planets of our solar system aligned, the predicted cosmic catastrophe associated with it never came to pass. The same celestial alignment will not to occur again until the year 2675. Coincidentally, May 5, 2000 was also Lance Henriksen's 60th birthday.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss


The Thin White Line


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-113

Production Code:

4C13

Original Airdate:

1997-02-14



Millennium Episode Trivia:


Writers Glen Morgan and James Wong, like the show's other writers, clearly spent time researching the stories of real life serial killers. The conversation between Frank Black and Richard Alan Hance, which provides one of this episode's highlights, was directly inspired by famed FBI profiler Robert Ressler's interview with serial killer Edmund Kemper. Similarly, Jacob Tyler's delusions, in which he seems to believe his victims are volunteering themselves, were inspired by delusions professed by real life serial killer Herbert Mullin.

This episode marks the first occasion in the series, and one of a scant few, wherein Frank Black takes up a firearm. Both Chris Carter and Lance Henriksen were adamantly opposed to depicting Frank as a character who was willing to use guns or take the life of another person, regardless of circumstances.

The death cards seen throughout the episode serve as a means of delivering Glen Morgan and James Wong's trademark references to their work on the science fiction drama Space: Above and Beyond. Each playing card bears the insignia of Space's 58th Squadron along with their motto, "Expect no mercy." Each of the cards left by Jacob Tyler throughout the episode corresponds to the call sign of a character from that series.

At the end of the episode Frank Black shouts to Jacob Tyler, "You are not who you are!" The line is taken from The X-Files episode "Ice," also written by Morgan and Wong.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss


Sacrament


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-114

Production Code:

4C14

Original Airdate:

1997-02-21



Millennium Episode Trivia:


While there are occasional references throughout the series to the fact that Frank Black has a brother or brothers - most notably in "Midnight of the Century" and "Seven and One" - this episode marks the only appearance of one of these blood relations.
While there is foreshadowing throughout the first season, "Sacrament" grants viewers the first clear indications that Jordan Black has inherited her father's unusual powers of insight. This theme, and its potential ramifications, would be explored throughout the series.
Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss




Covenant


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-116

Production Code:

4C16

Original Airdate:

1997-03-21



Millennium Episode Trivia:


It has been said that the first cut of "Covenant" was approximately one hour and twenty minutes long, nearly twice the length of a standard one-hour network drama. As a result, nearly half of the episode was trimmed in the cutting room and is now lost to viewers. Copies of the original shooting script for the episode reveal those scenes that were lost.
Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss

This episode marked the final appearance of nosy neighbour Jack Meredith.


Walkabout


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-115

Production Code:

4C15

Original Airdate:

1997-03-28



Millennium Episode Trivia:


Proloft, the experimental drug featured in this episode, is named after anti-anxiety drugs Prozac and Zoloft.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss


Lamentation


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-117

Production Code:

4C17

Original Airdate:

1997-04-18



Millennium Episode Trivia:


  • Lamentation contains one of the more subtle and amusing Ten-Thirteen sight gags. While Frank and Peter are discussing matters on the concrete staircase at Quantico, a strikingly familiar pair walk by them. Appearing from a distance as if they were Agents Mulder and Scully, the extras in this scene were actually David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson's stand-ins from The X-Files.
    Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss
  • It is said that Bill Smitrovich's character Bob Bletcher was written out of the series in this episode (much to the sadness of the show's fans) because of an alleged fued between Bill and Millennium's lead actor Lance Henriksen.



Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-118

Production Code:

4C18

Original Airdate:

1997-04-25



Millennium Episode Trivia:


The only proper names for angels provided by Scripture are Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Other angelic names can be gleaned from various apocryphal sources, however. With a name literally translating to "poison angel," Sammael is known primarily as the angel of death, characterized in some instances as a figure representing "the severity of God."

The episode takes its title from Sammael's powerful invocation, which reference four of the nine orders of angels identified by Scripture: Seraphims, Cherubims, Thrones, Dominions, Principalities, Powers, Virtues, Archangels, and Angels.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss


Broken World


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-119

Production Code:

4C19

Original Airdate:

1997-05-02



Millennium Episode Trivia:


Millennium editor Chris Willingham informed the Millennium Abyss website that "Broken World" was one of those episodes that was trimmed in the cutting room as a result of its graphic nature. "There have most definitely been shots that were not used for censorship reasons. In 'Broken World,' there was a lot of slaughterhouse footage that could not be used due to its graphic nature. Watching the dailies was difficult for the editor."

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss


Maranatha


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-120

Production Code:

4C20

Original Airdate:

1997-05-09



Millennium Episode Trivia:


The helicopter Yaponchik utilizes for his escape from the hospital rooftop is labeled on its underside with the registry number 666, the number noted in Revelation to be the mark of the Beast.

This episode's closing is unique in that it represents the only occasion, in sixty-seven episodes, that the final scene fades to white instead of black. Frank Black opens a door and steps into blinding white light and, in what is a negative inverse of the traditional closing, the executive producer credit that ends the episode appears as black text on a pure white background.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss


Paper Dove


Season:

1

MLM Code:

#MLM-121

Production Code:

4C21

Original Airdate:

1997-05-16



Millennium Episode Trivia:


Once again, Millennium's writers created a fictional serial killer built from real world research. The fate of Marie France Dion was directly inspired by acts committed by real life serial killer Ed Kemper. Like Henry Dion, Kemper was driven to commit his crimes by a nagging, overbearing mother. Upon beheading her on Easter Sunday in 1973, Kemper removed her larynx and forced it into a garbage disposal, precisely as Henry does during this episode's climax.

Two of the FBI Special Agents that appear in this episode, Agent Devlin and Agent Emmerich, are named for writer/producers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The creative duo is best known for their science fiction films, including Stargate, Independence Day, and the American Godzilla.

Credit: Brian Dixon, The Millennial Abyss