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Season 1

Pilot

4C79 #MLM-100

Written by Chris Carter

Directed by David Nutter

Air date: 25 October 1996

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. Simultaneously, 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.

Gehenna

4C01 #MLM-101

Written by Chris Carter

Directed by David Nutter

Air date: 1 November 1996

When large quantities of human ashes are discovered in the flowerbeds in a San Francisco park, Frank Black joins an investigation that will lead to an overpowering cult that kills those members unwilling to conform to expectations. In getting closer to the cult's all-powerful leader, Frank gets his first glimpse of a dark force that is controlling the killers he seeks.

Dead Letters

4C02 #MLM102

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air date: 8 November 1996

A men preys on seemingly random women, making his bloody mark on a world he feels has reduced him to nothing but a number. Investigating on behalf of the Millennium Group, Frank Black finds difficulty on the case in the form of Jim Horn, a partner who is ill-suited to handle the intense horrors the case represents.

Kingdom Come

4C03 #MLM-103

Written by Jorge Zamacona

Directed by Winrich Kolbe

Air date: 29 November 1996

A desperate man embarks on a cross-country killing spree, taking his revenge on the holy men he perceives to have led him astray in faith. Frank Black knows that the man's sense of faith, or lack thereof, is the key to stopping his killing spree. Soon, however, Frank's determination leads him right into the lion's den when he willingly walks into a hostage situation at a small town church.

The Judge

4C04 #MLM-104

Written by Ted Mann

Directed by Randy Zisk

Air date: 15 November 1996

A man who calls himself the Judge is the mastermind behind a number of bizarre murders involving dismemberment, leading aimless young men to kill those he commands must die. His purpose is the meting out of personal justice and his primary interests come to lie in the unique drive and talent of Frank Black.

522666

4C05 #MLM-105

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by David Nutter

Air date: 22 November 1996

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.

Blood Relatives

4C06 #MLM-106

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by James Charleston

Air date: 6 December 1996

A juvenile delinquent begins taking advantage of families grieving the loss of a loved one, with the support of a sadistic friend, to a murderous end. Frank Black puts himself in the troubled boy's mind to find answers as Catherine looks elsewhere, into the boy's tortured family life.

The Well-Worn Lock

4C07 #MLM-107

Written by Chris Carter

Directed by Ralph Hemecker

Air date: 20 December 1996

Catherine Black desperately tries to help a woman who was sexually abused by her father, Joe Bangs, when the man threatens to do the same to her little girl. The struggle for justice proves to be a difficult one, however, as the community reputation and political connections of Bangs remain intact despite Catherine's efforts.

Wide Open

4C08 #MLM-108

Written by Charles D. Holland

Directed by James Charleston

Air date: 3 January 1997

Frank Black and the Seattle Police Department try to solve the mystery of the murder of a couple whose young daughter was forced to witness the event, committed by a killer who uses highly protected real estate open houses as his access to victims. Catherine encourages Jordan to reach out to the young girl to help her recover from the horror she has experiences, purposely blocking the work of Bob Bletcher who is determined to make the girl relive the incident in order to gain vital evidence.

Weeds

4C09 #MLM-109

Written by Frank Spotnitz

Directed by Michael Pattinson

Air date: 24 January 1997

Young men are being abducted from a specially designed private community and made to pay for the hidden sins of their fathers. Frank Black and Peter Watts try desperately to determine the killer's identity but meet an unexpected obstacle when they find the fathers simply aren't willing to admit to their crimes.

The Wild and the Innocent

4C10 #MLM-110

Written by Jorge Zamacona

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air date: 10 January 1997

Frank Black and Peter Watts, tracing a trail of clues and bodies across both Missouri and Arkansas, must track down an emotionally distraught young woman and her murderous boyfriend before they find the baby her father sold to a childless couple.

Loin Like a Hunting Flame

4C11 #MLM-111

Written by Ted Mann

Directed by David Nutter

Air date: 31 January 1997

Frank Black and Millennium Group sex crime expert Maureen Murphy are called to Colorado to investigate when a man's marriage failings turn into deadly sexual fantasies, attending local raves and swingers parties to track the killer. Unfortunately, the investigative pair find resistance in the form of a biased sheriff and a local law enforcement team unprepared to deal with such sexual attacks.

Force Majeure

4C12 #MLM-112

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Winrich Kolbe

Air date: 17 February 1997

An unusual man prepares his bizarre family of cloned daughters for the great apocalyptic disaster of May 5th, 2000. While attempting to investigate a seemingly paranormal chain of events linked to these blonde-haired, blue-eyed girls, Frank Black and the Millennium Group find they have a thorn in their side in Dennis Hoffman, a man who is a self-proclaimed expert on the great planetary alignment that will cause the anticipated disaster.

The Thin White Line

4C13 #MLM-113

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air date: 14 February 1997

Frank Black's memories of a prominent serial killing case from his past become intensely vivid as he prepares to interview a murderer he locked away decades ago in order to catch that man's protégé, a copycat killer. Frank's concerns torture him day and night, giving him bizarre nightmares and a conscience which insists he should have killed the original killer when he was given the opportunity.

Sacrament

4C14 #MLM-114

Written by Frank Spotnitz

Directed by Michael Watkins

Air date: 21 February 1997

A police search strikes the Black family personally as Frank's sister-in-law, Helen, is kidnapped from her child's baptism. Frank's younger brother, Tom, finds the situation overwhelmingly difficult to deal with emotionally and foolishly chooses to take desperate measures. At home, Jordan exhibits extraordinary concern over the detailed events of the crime despite the fact that she was never present to witness them.

Walkabout

4C15 #MLM-115

Written by Chip Johannessen & Tim Tankosic

Directed by Cliff Bole

Air date: 28 March 1997

Frank Black wakes up in an alley amnesiac, having no idea why he attended a bizarre new drug trial, what happened to him there, who the mysterious doctor pulling the strings is, or why he has the disturbing feeling that someone has died.

Covenant

4C16 #MLM-116

Written by Robert Moresca

Directed by Roderick J. Pridy

Air date: 21 March 1997

Frank Black is asked by a persistent prosecuting attorney to come to a Utah court and testify against a man on trial for confessing to the murder of his own family. Determined to weight the evidence of the crime for himself, Frank soon finds that he doesn't believe the man he is to speak against truly committed the crime to which he's confessed.

Lamentation

4C17 #MLM-117

Written by Chris Carter

Directed by Winrich Kolbe

Air date: 18 April 1997

When a psychopathic doctor once captured by Frank Black escapes his hospital bed after requiring an operation, the famed profiler is called to Washington D.C. to aid in his recapture. As Frank and Peter Watts uncover clues regarding the escape they're introduced to Lucy Butler, a mysterious and dangerous woman who indicates that dark forces have specific targets that are close to Frank's home and that evil itself has plans for Frank's life.

Powers, Principalities, Thrones & Dominions

4C18 #MLM-118

Written by Ted Mann & Harold Rosenthal

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air date: 25 April 1997

Despite the fact that Frank feels he is unable to continue with his work on an emotional level, Peter Watts insists that he investigate a series of strange satanic slayings that may hold an unexpected link to the mysterious death of Bob Bletcher. While working on the case, the Millennium Group becomes caught in a battle between the human representations of demons and angels here on earth.

Broken World

4C19 #MLM-119

Written by Robert Moresco & Patrick Harbinson

Directed by Winrich Kolbe

Air date: 2 May 1997

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.

Maranatha

4C20 #MLM-120

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Peter Markle

Air date: 9 May 1997

Frank Black and Peter Watts investigate a series of brutal killings in the Brighton Beach Russian community of New York City, killings that are linked to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The shotgun slayings seem to be the work of mysterious Russian diplomat Sergei Stepanovich, a man recognized by the local immigrants as Yaponchik, a mythical Russian figure destined by prophecy to be revealed as the Antichrist.

Paper Dove

4C21 #MLM-121

Written by Ted Mann & Walon Green

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air date: 16 May 1997

The Black family travels to visit Catherine's parents in Maryland. Catherine’s father asks Frank to look into an old local case that may have been resolved improperly the first time around. The murder in question may have in fact been committed by the Woodsman, a serial killer still depositing bodies in the Maryland woods. In investigating these events, Frank might inadvertently be pulling his family closer toward the intentions of the Polaroid stalker.

Season 2

The Beginning and the End

5C01 #MLM201

Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 19 September 1997

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.

Beware of the Dog

5C02 #MLM202

Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong

Directed by Allen Coulter

Air Date: 26 September 1997

Frank travels to Bucksnort, a small town where residents fear for their lives outdoors after the sun goes down, when packs of blood-thirsty dogs roam the streets. Here he discovers that the Millennium Group and its members may be far stranger than is common knowledge and that there may be truth to legends of demons who took on the form of canines.

Sense and Antisense

5C03 #MLM203

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 3 October 1997

Frank Black is assigned to track down and identify patient zero of a terrifying biological epidemic. Instead of uncovering evidence regarding the origins of the plague, however, he finds himself plunged into a conspiracy attempting to cover up the man he's looking for. Frank and Peter find themselves wondering, could a nearby member group of the Human Genome Project have gone rogue and tampered with the DNA that controls our violence?

Monster

5C04 #MLM204

Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong

Directed by Perry Lang

Air Date: 17 October 1997

What is the truth behind a series of child abuse cases stemming from a day care center in Arkansas? Two of the Millennium Group's most promising visionaries are sent to find out yet aren't told a thing about their counterpart or their case. Frank and his new partner soon find that they may have more in common than they thought, and that demons can come in the most unexpected of forms. Unfortunately, the Group's little test takes a dangerous turn as the town's people go on a witch hunt for the child abuser and arrests Frank Black as their monster.

A Single Blade of Grass

5C05 #MLM205

Written by Erin Maher and Kay Reindl

Directed by Rodman Flender

Air Date: 24 October 1997

Frank Black gets himself into some trouble as he travels to investigate a recent murder near an excavation site of Native American Indian tribe artifacts in the middle of New York City. Here he finds a hidden tribe of men that have come together to spout ancient prophecies and legends, some regarding a man with powerful visions who can be the one to link the spiritual world with the world of reason.

19:19

5C06 #MLM206

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 7 November 1997

Frank Black, Peter Watts, and Lara Means race against time to locate a busload of kidnapped children who've been buried alive in a nearby quarry by a prophecy dictating madman who believes that World War III has begun and he is the one destined to carry out the Book of Revelation's instructions.

The Curse of Frank Black

5C07 #MLM207

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Ralph Hemecker

Air Date: 31 October 1997

Frank Black faces an eerie night full of unsettling coincidences when he takes Jordan to the streets of Seattle for some Halloween Trick-or-Treating. Are these coincidences the result of simple chance, or is someone -- or something -- trying to give Frank a powerful message?

The Hand of Saint Sebastian

5C08 #MLM208

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 14 November 1997

Why would Peter Watts risk his life, credibility, friends, family, and career searching for a religious artifact worth little past its mythical value? More importantly, who are the Millennium Group dissidents willing to kill to stop him? Frank Black finds himself troubled by these questions as he and Peter travel to the peat bogs of Germany to find the answers.

Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense

5C09 #MLM209

Written by Darin Morgan

Directed by Darin Morgan

Air Date: 21 November 1997

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?"

Goodbye Charlie

5C10 #MLM210

Written by Richard Whitley

Directed by Ken Fink

Air Date: 9 January 1998

Frank Black and Lara Means, teamed as partners, are pulled into the case of an emotional man who assists unhappy folks carry out well-planned suicides. The two investigators, wondering whether the evidence speaks more of murder than of compassion, become entangled within the ethics of the case while pressured with the job of preventing further death.

Midnight of the Century

5C11 #MLM211

Written by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl

Directed by Dwight Little

Air Date: 19 December 1997

Christmas Eve and the anniversary of his mother's death bring Frank Black into confrontations with Catherine, his estranged father, and even an angel. All the painful memories and arguments serve a purpose, however, in helping to steer Frank in the right direction for dealing with some important decisions regarding Jordan and the gifts she's inherited.

Luminary

5C12 #MLM212

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 23 January 1998

When a meeting between Frank Black and Millennium Group superiors leads to an angry exchange of verbal blows, Frank decides that he's going to pursue the investigation of a teenager who's gone missing in the Alaskan wilderness despite their explicit objections.

The Mikado

5C13 #MLM213

Written by Michael Perry

Directed by Roderick Pridy

Air Date: 6 February 1998

Frank Black and Peter Watts call in Millennium Group computer expert Brian Roedecker for assistance on a very serious case when they find a serial killer who broadcasts his gruesome crimes over the internet to a bevy of sick spectators. Is this the work of Avatar, a sadistic killer Frank's tracked before, utilizing a brand new technological medium for his crimes?

The Pest House

5C15 #MLM215

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Alan Coulter

Air Date: 27 February 1998

When Frank Black and Peter Watts notice a series of killings which seem performed to fit urban legends and campfire stories, they look to the nearby East County Forensic Psychiatric Hospital for responsibility. Even though the criminally insane inmates being treated there are difficult to deal with, and a certain doctor remains quite stubborn, Frank discovers a man so willing to rid the patients of evil that he may have become it himself.

Owls

5C14 #MLM214

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 6 March 1998

The discovery of an extremely valuable religious artifact -- a portion of the very cross of Christ's crucifixion -- and its subsequent theft, force the Millennium Group's two disagreeing factions, the Owls and the Roosters, into battle. Frank Black and Lara Means, both valuable individuals to either side, find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict that could very well decide the fate of the human race.

Roosters

5C16 #MLM216

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 13 March 1998

It is discovered that Millennium Group dissidents are not those responsible for taking the cross of Christ's crucifixion. In actuality, a sinister third party, a group of Nazis known as Odessa, are the ones to blame for killing Group members, taking the cross, and trying to pull the Black family into their midst. Only the Group's leading Old Man and the two recently expelled candidates, Frank and Lara, can bring this evidence into the open and pull things back together in time... before there is no more Millennium Group.

Siren

5C17 #MLM217

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Allen Coulter

Air Date: 20 March 1998

When Jordan tries to get Catherine involved in helping a mysterious and beautiful woman rescued from the sea, Frank decides he should have a talk with the stranger. The exchange they have does a number on Frank's mental state as he lapses into a confusing realization of what his life would be like without the Millennium Group. Is this enlightenment a good thing, seeing as four other men have died as a result of this woman and her strange spell?

In Arcadia Ego

5C18 #MLM218

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 3 April 1998

Frank Black and Peter Watts begin the hunt for two escapees from a women's prison who used brutal force to gain their freedom. Certain evidence leads the two Millennium Group investigators to believe that one of the women has somehow gotten herself pregnant and that she is running under the belief that this is an immaculate conception. It's up to Frank to find them before the thoughtless and blunt state police do, and to prevent what could be a disastrous child birth.

Anamnesis

5C19 #MLM219

Written by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl

Directed by John Kousakis

Air Date: 17 April 1998

Catherine Black is called to a Seattle area high school to help understand why a local girl is claiming to have magnificent religious visions of Mary Magdalene. When she arrives, however, she finds her cool psychological findings to be in direct conflict with those thought patterns of another investigator: Lara Means, representing the Millennium Group. The struggle for answers may bring Catherine to a deeper understanding of her husband's work and driving essence.

A Room With No View

5C20 #MLM220

Written by Ken Horton

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 24 April 1998

When one gifted high school student dies of fear and his underachieving best friend disappears from the scene, Frank Black investigates and gets the intense feeling that his old nemesis, Lucy Butler, is behind the crimes. The investigation uncovers Lucy's new home, a prison of sorts where she uses conflicting stimuli of harsh violence and pure love to break down the wills of abducted youngsters.

Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me

5C21 #MLM221

Written by Darin Morgan

Directed by Darin Morgan

Air Date: 1 May 1998

Four vile demons, servants of evil who pose as elderly men, gather for their nightly meeting in a downtown donut shop and discuss over coffee and crullers their own personal methods of leading humanity down the path to hell. During the discussion they come to the realization that they've all encountered a gifted man who may have seen them for the demons they truly are: Frank Black.

The Fourth Horseman

5C22 #MLM222

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Dwight Little

Air Date: 8 May 1998

As Lara Means disappears under strange circumstances, Frank Black and Peter Watts come to investigate a horrible death that looks so gruesome they assume it was a foul murder. Medical science states otherwise, tossing the two into a strict quarantine procedure to investigate their exposure to a horrific doomsday virus. Frank demands answers from Peter regarding the Millennium Group's knowledge of these events and considers joining an opposing group, The Trust, to get to the truth of the matter.

The Time is Now

5C23 #MLM223

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 15 May 1998

As Trust representative Richard Gilbert dies under tragic circumstances, Frank Black is given a lecture by Millennium Group superiors that only intensifies his fears regarding the now apparent cult-like organization. Peter Watts fights back against the Group he followed so loyally for so many years. Lara Means, confronted with the knowledge and sights of the coming doomsday, finds herself spiraling into insanity. As the bloody plague spreads far and wide, killing many, Frank, Jordan, and Catherine retreat into the woods of Washington to escape a grim end to the world as they know it.

Season 3

The Innocents

3ABC01 #MLM-301

Written by Michael Duggan

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 2 October 1998

Eight months following the fade of the Marburg Virus that killed Catherine, Frank and Jordan find themselves in Washington, D.C. Frank not only has difficulty getting back to work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation but also is given a hard time from Catherine's bitter father. When the case of a plane crash full of identical blonde women seems to hold connections to the Millennium Group and other Marburg mysteries, Frank decides to join Special Agents Emma Hollis and Barry Baldwin in investigating.

Exegesis

3ABC02 #MLM-302

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Ralph Hemecker

Air Date: 9 October 1998

Frank Black and his new partner, Special Agent Emma Hollis, continue to investigate a family of identical women that are being systematically killed off. Are they the product of a Cold War experiment in remote viewing? If so, what is the now-murderous Millennium Group's interest in having them brutally killed off?

TEOTWAWKI

3ABC03 #MLM-303

Written by Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 16 October 1998

After a fatal shooting during a high school basketball game Frank Black, Emma Hollis, and Special Agent Barry Baldwin travel to Seattle to become involved in an investigation that will soon lead to a survivalist group supported by a high-brow computer corporation. It soon becomes evident that this group is so frightened of the predicted Y2K computer meltdown that they're stockpiling food and weapons in preparation for their own Armageddon and willing to kill anyone, including their own children, in order to ensure their own survival.

Closure

3ABC04 #MLM-304

Written by Larry Andries

Directed by Daniel Sackheim

Air Date: 23 October 1998

A heavily armed spree killer and his tag along friends are on the loose, killing for pure amusement, and the case leads Emma Hollis into thoughts regarding the violent death of her own sister. Frank Black, who had previously been keeping a distance between himself and his new partner, takes Emma under his wing to bring some closure to both their current case and her own personal demons.

...Thirteen Years Later

3ABC05 #MLM-305

Written by Michael R. Perry

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 30 October 1998

To Frank Black's dismay, a movie is being shot based upon an infamous serial killer case he himself solved 13 years ago. Things get a little out of hand when new murders begin occurring with the same pattern featured in the film and case files. Frank hopes to find the answers during the filming of the movie's finale, at a KISS concert, while Emma searches famous horror films for clues.

Skull and Bones

3ABC06 #MLM-306

Written by Chip Johannessen & Ken Horton

Directed by Paul Shapiro

Air Date: 6 November 1998

When Emma Hollis and Barry Baldwin are dispatched to investigate a mass grave found beneath a highway construction site they comes face to face with Peter Watts and a Millennium Group team. Frank Black, at Quantico investigating the case through a reclusive and paranoid man who seems to have witnessed the killings, tries his best to determine what interest the Millennium Group has in the deaths. Both Frank and Emma soon discover the Group may have sinister intent and that anyone who uncovers the truth may be in grave danger.

Through A Glass Darkly

3ABC07 #MLM-307

Written by Patrick Harbinson

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 13 November 1998

When a child disappears in a small town, attention immediately turns to a recently released sex offender tried and convicted for similar offenses twenty years ago. Frank Black and Emma Hollis arrive on the scene and are quick to point out that this man may not be deserving of their blame and their hate for him is blinding them to the true series of events.

Omerta

3ABC08 #MLM-308

Written by Michael R. Perry

Directed by Ken Fink

Air Date: 18 December 1998

Frank Black decides to take Jordan on a Christmas vacation rather than allow her to dwell on the fact that this will be their first holiday without Catherine. The small Vermont town they travel to proves to be less quiet than expected, however, when the two become involved with a dead Mafia hit man who appears in the woods looking very much alive! What is the secret behind two magical women living amongst the trees and what effects do they have on those they heal?

Human Essence

3ABC09 #MLM-309

Written by Michael Duggan

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 11 December 1998

A series of events in Vancouver reveals that Emma Hollis' half-sister has developed a heavy drug habit which is affecting Emma's position with the FBI. Emma is soon faced with a painful choice. Should she drop the matter to preserve her role with the Bureau or get to the bottom of what local addicts claim to be a series of bizarre mutations being forced on them through tainted heroin?

Borrowed Time

3ABC10 #MLM-310

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Dwight Little

Air Date: 15 January 1999

Frank Black and Emma Hollis investigate a series of apparent drownings that occurred on dry land and discover that each and every victim had cheated death once before. Could these people, all members of a near death experience support group, be living on time borrowed from heaven? The case turns shockingly personal when Jordan falls terribly ill and Frank notices a man from the recent crime scenes, clad all in black, standing by her bedside.

Collateral Damage

3ABC11 #MLM-311

Written by Michael R. Perry

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 22 January 1999

Peter Watts is forced into the most distressing of circumstances when the eldest of his three beloved daughters, Taylor, is abducted by an enraged Gulf War veteran who has turned to violence, hoping to push the Millennium Group into admitting their crimes. Frank Black and Emma Hollis, part of the help effort, are met with great conflict from the bitter Watts who seems sorrowfully determined to let his daughter die rather than betray the secrets of his Group.

The Sound of Snow

3ABC12 #MLM-312

Written by Patrick Harbison

Directed by Paul Shapiro

Air Date: 5 February 1999

Frank Black is forwarded a mysterious copy of a cassette tape filled with audio white noise. A trip back home to Seattle illustrates that people all over Washington state are being sent the tape, and its effects are killing them! Refusing to drop the investigation, Frank submits himself to the tape's power again and again, leading him to a shocking reliving of Catherine's death and a powerful meeting from beyond the grave.

Antipas

3ABC13 #MLM-313

Written by Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 12 February 1999

When murder and mayhem become frequent at the estate of a Wisconsin politician, Frank Black snatches the case from Emma Hollis in order to pursue the woman he knows to be committing the crimes: his demonic nemesis, Lucy Butler. Now posing as a nanny, what are Lucy's plans for the politician's daughter? Frank's investigation becomes personal and dangerous when he learns, once and for all, what Lucy's plans are for his life.

Matryoshka

3ABC14 #MLM-314

Written by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl

Directed by Arthur Forney

Air Date: 19 February 1999

An investigation conducted by Frank Black and Emma Hollis into a retired FBI agent's suicide leads to some confusing information that links the Bureau to the Millennium Group's modern rebirth 50 years ago. Piling evidence and personal memoirs also imply that both organizations had their hands in the powerful historical events the occurred at the Los Alamos nuclear research center.

Forcing the End

3ABC15 #MLM-315

Written by Marjorie David

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 19 March 1999

Acting as swiftly as possible while the opportunity presents itself, a fundamentalist Jewish group abducts a pregnant woman, hoping to gain ownership over the woman's unborn child. They hope to fulfill biblical prophecy by raising a pure child for the new millennium, forcing it into the priesthood, and leading the second coming of the Messiah at the yet-to-be built third temple in Jerusalem. Emma Hollis suspects Millennium Group involvement in these events and is shocked when Peter Watts reaches out to her to help close the investigation.

Saturn Dreaming of Mercury

3ABC16 #MLM-316

Written by Chip Johannessen and Jordan Hawley

Directed by Paul Shapiro

Air Date: 9 April 1999

Jordan is filled with uneasy knowledge that the devil has come to town when a new family moves into the Black's neighborhood. Frank's unsure how to handle the situation when an imaginary friend named Simon leads Jordan into a biting incident at school, an attack on the family's father, and violently uncharacteristic behavior. Could Jordan's now advanced powers of perception be identifying the presence of evil? Emma is hurt when Frank refuses to reveal what it is he and his daughter are cursed to live with.

Darwin's Eye

3ABC18 #MLM317

Written by Patrick Harbinson

Directed by Ken Fink

Air Date: 16 April 1999

Frank Black and Emma Hollis are forced to consider how many of their cases are truly ruled by conspiracy when a young girl, put in an asylum after being accused of murdering her parents, escapes from captivity with the help of a willing Sheriff's Deputy. Are the girl's rants regarding evolution and constant drawing of crossed palm trees a sign that there may be a more complex cover-up at work? Or is she, like Emma's ailing father, simply going mad?

Bardo Thodol

3ABC17 #MLM318

Written by Virginia Stock & Chip Johannessen

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 23 April 1999

The discovery of a cooler full of living hands draws Emma Hollis' attention to mysterious research conducted by former Millennium Group member Dr. Steven Takahashi, a man now afflicted by a disfiguring and deadly disease. These secrets leave one murderous Millennium Group operative desperate to kill Takahashi as Frank Black holds watch by his bedside. Emma engages in a desperate attempt to lash out at the Group with the knowledge she's gained, hoping to prove she can do so on her own.

Seven and One

3ABC19 #MLM319

Written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz

Directed by Peter Markle

Air Date: 30 April 1999

Frank Black, for the third time in his life, ends up on the receiving end of a series of disturbing Polaroid photographs. This time, however, he begins questioning his own sanity, for the digitally enhanced photos depict the victim of a horrible drowning accident and the face in the Polaroids is his own. Is a ruthless demon seeking to push him over the edge into madness? Frank's painful childhood memories and the FBI's opinions that he is a crazed man make it all the more difficult for him to confront the evil attempting to ruin him.

Nostalgia

3ABC20 #MLM320

Written by Michael R. Perry

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 7 May 1999

When a dog digs up a freshly severed woman's leg, Frank Black and Emma Hollis travel to a small town, where Emma spent part of her nomadic youth, to investigate. Frank, from the start, knows fully well who the culprit is but a lack of evidence forces him to engage in a dangerous game of slowly breaking down the killer's psyche, thus forcing him to reveal his own crimes.

Via Dolorosa

3ABC21 #MLM321

Written by Marjorie David & Patrick Harbinson

Directed by Paul Shapiro

Air Date: 14 May 1999

As Frank Black watches one of his greatest foes, Ed Cuffle, die in the electric chair he assumes he's found a way to put evil behind him. Shocking serial murders with patterns familiar to Frank prove, however, that someone's found a way to bring Ed back. Emma Hollis' father's illness takes a dangerous turn, forcing her through a series of painful choices. Peter Watts emerges from the shadows with arms outstretched to Emma, offering her father a cure in exchange for assisting the Millennium Group. As Emma and Peter enter into a silent agreement, Frank, Barry Baldwin and the FBI make a desperate attempt to stop the new Ed Cuffle.

Goodbye to All That

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Written by Ken Horton & Chip Johannessen

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Air Date: 21 May 1999

With Frank Black being held responsible for Barry Baldwin's death at the hands of a Millennium Group assassin, Emma Hollis further distances herself from her former mentor while gaining Millennium Group membership. The Federal Bureau of Investigation dismisses Frank once and for all from its ranks, an act which pulls the Bureau and the Millennium Group closer to each other. Frank, Emma, and Peter engage in angry attacks against each other as the new Ed Cuffle continues to leave a trail of bodies. The battle will end in role reversal for all, an end to things as they once were, and an uncertain future.

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"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." Terry Pratchett

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