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Millennium Episode Review of Broken World by ZeusFaber

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Episode Info

 Broken World



MLM Code

#MLM-119


Production Code

4C19


Season

1


Original Airdate

1997-05-02

Episode 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.

Main Crew

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

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Awards and Nominations

Genesis Award:


Millennium: Broken World - Outstanding Communication of Animal-Rights in Dramatic Television Series (Awardee)

 

Reviewed: Broken World

Contributor: ZeusFaber

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This is a steady enough episode that doesn't set its sights too high, and as such delivers a perfectly satisfactory first season entry. What's particularly refreshing about it though is that it doesn't kick off with a homicide. The slaughtering of the horses and what Frank describes as “the birth of a psychosexual killer” is a nice change of pace, allowing us to come at familiar territory from a fresh angle.

Another positive is the all-too-true comment from Claudia Vaughn that despite the multiple horse attacks, Frank wouldn't be down investigating if a human hadn't been targeted. On the flip side, the pace can be rather pedestrian and the turns of the plot fairly formulaic. It's nice to see that neither Frank nor the law enforcement characters are the ones to ultimate bring down the antagonist though, with it instead being thanks to the horse (i.e. the victim) in the final confrontation.

In short, the episode is pretty standard fare, but it's the odd refreshing touches of originality that allow it to fall on the positive side of average, rather than the negative.