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Millennium Episode Review of 522666 by Erin (Raven Wolf)

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Episode Info

 522666



MLM Code

#MLM-105


Production Code

4C05


Season

1


Original Airdate

1996-11-22

Episode Summary

A mad bomber terrorizes Washington DC in the hopes of becoming a glorified hero, bombing buildings before then rushing in to save the victims. Frank Black joins a specialized FBI team to help catch the madman whose attention-starved personality may be the key to his undoing.

Main Crew

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by David Nutter
Edited by Chris Willingham, A.C.E.

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Reviewed: 522666

Contributor: Erin (Raven Wolf)

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522666 (KABOOM)

"I am responsible for everything...except my own responsibility." (Jean-Paul Sartre)

522666 has the feel of a very cool, exciting modern day Sherlock Holmes. Even the title lends an air of mystery to it. Millennium was now in the height of its gothic crime drama phase, and, though there was nothing supernatural in this episode, it was extremely tense and exciting. I, personally, was captivated by all the phone traces, the clues, the stake-outs and the repetition of the code 522666, which Frank quickly figured out spelled out the word KABOOM on the phone.

The character of the bomber was quite well cast, as the actor looked like a fine young man. No-one would ever suspect that he was responsible for all this chaos. In this episode, we again were able to see more into the mind of the criminal...To understand how his mind works, and what he wants and needs. We watched him quickly spiral downward; caught up in the drama he created. His "art", as he referred to it. It drew him in deeper and deeper; first, forcing him to participate in the chaos he created, and getting to play the part of the hero, after he rescued Frank from the building he had blown up, and finally at the end, claiming him as his last victim, as his obsession drew him to be a part of his own art, and die in the process.

I must add that this episode has left me and my friends with a rather gross inside joke. Since the bomber is shown to have been quite excited at each of his bombings, and evidence was found that he had masturbated during each of them, the phrase 522666 (KABOOM!) has become quite an inside joke. Still, as disturbing as that may be, it is rare to find a television show with the courage and the class to include an element like that, and handle it with such maturity.

522666 may not be the cream of the crop of season 1, but with its dark drama, its occasional touch of humor, and its air of mystery, it stands quite proudly on its own as a truly Millenniumistic episode.