The beginning or the end?
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Is it the beginning of the journey or the end when Frank allows his vengeance for the Polaroid stalker to push him over the edge in a relentless search for Catherine? The Millennium Group pulls Frank more deeply into its secretive ranks in an effort to bring closure to the abduction case with the knowledge that his work for them is not yet done.
Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.
Awards and NominationsThis episode of Millennium did not receive any Nominations or Awards.
The beginning or the end?
The Beginning and the End opens with images from outer space, the life of a comet. The same comet appears in the night sky Frank Black is staring into, causing him to contemplate his own destiny and the relevance of the celestial body. In his monologue Frank is considering the "life" of a comet and its analogous relationship to our own existence. Referring to his immediate state, Frank asks, "Is this the beginning or the end?"
Is it the beginning of the journey or the end when Frank allows his vengeance for the Polaroid stalker to push him over the edge in a relentless search for Catherine? The Millennium Group pulls Frank more deeply into its secretive ranks in an effort to bring closure to the abduction case with the knowledge that his work for them is not yet complete.
In Number, there is one for every life which ever was,
or ever will be,
And like most lives they wait, for a moment, The Moment.
When it will be sent on its journey back towards the yellow Sun.
Approaching the Sun, brings definitive change...
It will never again be the same.
Appearing in our skies it is believed to be the prophecy of extraordinary events...
...the birth of Kings,
...the death of Empires.
After Centuries, or Millennia, the Journey must end.
Perhaps smothered by its own dust,
the dark, soulless body continues eternally through space and time.
It may disintegrate and crumble into inconsequential rubble,
or may be lost forever, crashing, burning, into the yellow Sun...
And tonight as I look into the sky and it looks back on me,
I want to know, which am I?
I need to know, is this the Beginning of the Journey,
... or the End...
Spoken by Frank Black
Millennium Episode #MLM-201 The Beginning and the End