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

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Awards and Nominations

People's Choice Award 1996:

Millennium - Best new television dramatic Series (Winner)

American Society of Cinematographers Award:

Pete Wunstorf - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Pilot (Nominee)


Reviewed: Pilot

Contributor: Unknown

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Making Believe

The first great scene, where Catherine and Frank discuss the evil that exists in the world in the safety of their Yellow House, comes from the Pilot episode. Scenes like this made me give the show another look after the first week. The discussion, while not only poignant and relevant to anyone watching, also sets a context for the show. This is what it's about: one man who wants to think that he can stop evil. He can't, of course. We are hinted towards this conclusion as the usually warm glow of the Yellow House is replaced with the evil greys of his horrifying case investigations. And yet, making believe is something we all do everyday. We want to believe that we can make a difference in the world. Can we? Does one person's actions make a dent in the universe, timeless and huge beyond belief? Most likely not. But it keeps us going. Making believe is not always truly believing what you say. In this case, it's a lie, and Frank knows it. But just the existence of the lie makes it possible to not think about the truth. As Frank says, beautifully, "We all make believe."