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Millennium Episode Review of Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' by MillenniumIsBliss

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Episode Info

 Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense'



MLM Code

#MLM-209


Production Code

5C09


Season

2


Original Airdate

1997-11-21

Episode Summary

Controversial writer Jose Chung comes to Frank Black and the Millennium Group for help when a bizarre religious group called Selfosophy, which he’s recently written a very unflattering short story about, places a price on his head. With each murdered body, issue of Playpen magazine, and Selfosophy key to happiness that the investigators come across, they find the case becoming more convoluted and utterly absurd. The question becomes, as Frank puts it, "What the hell is going on here?"

Main Crew

Written by Darin Morgan
Directed by Darin Morgan
Edited by James Coblentz

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Awards and Nominations

Emmy Award


Charles Nelson Reilly (as Jose Chung) - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Nominee)

 

Reviewed: Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense'

Contributor: MillenniumIsBliss

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Wow, I just got done watching Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense, and I can't believe how much I had forgotten. First off, I had forgotten how utterly brilliant, hilarious, intelligent and clever this episode was. This was an episode of Millennium, one of the darkest series in the history of television, yet, I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard or so often. Once again, Lance Henriksen displays an incredible acting range in this episode, and all of the regulars who appear, Peter Watts, Giebelhouse, are totally effective in their revised roles in this masterpiece. Charles Reilly also turns in a spectacular performance and, in fact, got a well deserved Emmy nomination for it. As far as I'm concerned, Lance could have easily gotten some kind of nomination himself, as this is one of his best performances. The scene where he plays the fictional detective where he delivers the shot to the crotch is simply priceless and a highlight of the series. Something about that character reminds me of his character in Color of Night. I had also forgotten the scene where they used the posters of David Duchovny and many of the other small subtleties that made this episode so enjoyable and memorable.