List of Millennium episodes

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Millennium was created by screenwriter Chris Carter (left) and starred Lance Henriksen (right).

Millennium is an American crime-thriller television series which was broadcast between 1996 and 1999. Created by Chris Carter, the series aired on Fox for three seasons with a total of sixty-seven episodes. Millennium starred Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Klea Scott, and Brittany Tiplady. Henriksen portrayed Frank Black, an offender profiler who worked for the Millennium Group, a private investigative organisation. Black retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to move his wife (Gallagher) and daughter (Tiplady) to Seattle, where he began to consult on criminal cases for the Group. After his wife's death, he returned to the FBI to work with new partner Emma Hollis (Scott) to discredit the Group.

Millennium '​s genesis stemmed from "Irresistible", a second-season episode of The X-Files penned by Carter.[1] Influence was also drawn from the works of Nostradamus, and the increasing popular interest in eschatology ahead of the coming millennium.[2] The series began airing in the Friday timeslot formerly occupied by The X-Files.[3] "Pilot", the debut episode, was heavily promoted by Fox, and brought in over a quarter of the total audience during its broadcast.[4]

The series also attracted a high degree of critical praise, earning a People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Dramatic Series" in its first year.[5] At the beginning of the second season, Carter handed over control of the series to Glen Morgan and James Wong, with whom he had previously worked on both Millennium '​s first season and several seasons of The X-Files.[6] Despite its promising start, however, ratings for Millennium after the pilot remained consistently low, and it was cancelled after three seasons.[7] However, an episode of The X-Files '​ seventh season, titled "Millennium", was written to bookend the series;[8] the episode was later included in home releases of the third season.[9]

Series overview[edit]

Seasons of Millennium
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 22 October 25, 1996[10] May 16, 1997[11] July 20, 2004[12] July 12, 2004[13] February 2, 2005[14]
2 23 September 19, 1997[15] May 15, 1998[16] January 4, 2005[12] September 27, 2004[17] October 4, 2006[18]
3 22 October 2, 1998[19] May 21, 1999[20] September 6, 2005[12] October 25, 2004[21] October 4, 2006[22]
The X-Files - "Millennium" 1 November 28, 1999[23] May 13, 2003[24] September 22, 2003[25] October 20, 2003[26]
The Complete Series 67[nb 1] N/A October 28, 2008[12] October 25, 2004[27] June 20, 2012[28]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1996–97)[edit]

Main article: Millennium (season 1)
Millennium season 1 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Pilot" David Nutter Chris Carter October 25, 1996 (1996-10-25) 17.72[29]
2 2 "Gehenna" David Nutter Chris Carter November 1, 1996 (1996-11-01) 7.9[30][nb 2]
3 3 "Dead Letters" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong November 8, 1996 (1996-11-08) 7.76[30]
4 4 "The Judge" Randall Zisk Ted Mann November 15, 1996 (1996-11-15) 7.37[30]
5 5 "522666" David Nutter Glen Morgan & James Wong November 22, 1996 (1996-11-22) 7.76[30]
6 6 "Kingdom Come" Winrich Kolbe Jorge Zamacona November 29, 1996 (1996-11-29) 7[30]
7 7 "Blood Relatives" Jim Charleston Chip Johannessen December 6, 1996 (1996-12-06) 7.3[30]
8 8 "The Well-Worn Lock" Ralph Hemecker Chris Carter December 20, 1996 (1996-12-20) 6.6[30]
9 9 "Wide Open" Jim Charleston Charles Holland January 3, 1997 (1997-01-03) 6.7[30]
10 10 "The Wild and the Innocent" Thomas J. Wright Jorge Zamacona January 10, 1997 (1997-01-10) 6.9[30]
11 11 "Weeds" Michael Pattinson Frank Spotnitz January 24, 1997 (1997-01-24) 7.37[30]
12 12 "Loin Like a Hunting Flame" David Nutter Ted Mann January 31, 1997 (1997-01-31) 7.76[30]
13 13 "Force Majeure" Winrich Kolbe Chip Johannessen February 7, 1997 (1997-02-07) 6.9[32]
14 14 "The Thin White Line" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong February 14, 1997 (1997-02-14) 6.6[33]
15 15 "Sacrament" Michael W. Watkins Frank Spotnitz February 21, 1997 (1997-02-21) 6.81[34]
16 16 "Covenant" Roderick J. Pridy Robert Moresco March 21, 1997 (1997-03-21) 6.7[35]
17 17 "Walkabout" Cliff Bole Chip Johannessen & Tim Tankosic March 28, 1997 (1997-03-28) 6.1[36]
18 18 "Lamentation" Winrich Kolbe Chris Carter April 18, 1997 (1997-04-18) 6.7[37]
19 19 "Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions" Thomas J. Wright Ted Mann & Harold Rosenthal April 25, 1997 (1997-04-25) 6.5[38]
20 20 "Broken World" Winrich Kolbe Robert Moresco & Patrick Harbinson May 2, 1997 (1997-05-02) 6.6[39]
21 21 "Maranatha" Peter Markle Chip Johannessen May 9, 1997 (1997-05-09) 6.5[40]
22 22 "Paper Dove" Thomas J. Wright Ted Mann & Walon Green May 16, 1997 (1997-05-16) 6.4[41]

Season 2 (1997–98)[edit]

Main article: Millennium (season 2)
Millennium season 2 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
23 1 "The Beginning and the End" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong September 19, 1997 (1997-09-19) 7.15[42][nb 3]
24 2 "Beware of the Dog" Allen Coulter Glen Morgan & James Wong September 26, 1997 (1997-09-26) 6.37[43]
25 3 "Sense and Antisense" Thomas J. Wright Chip Johannessen October 3, 1997 (1997-10-03) 6.59[44]
26 4 "Monster" Perry Lang Glen Morgan & James Wong October 17, 1997 (1997-10-17) 5.88[45]
27 5 "A Single Blade of Grass" Rodman Flender Kay Reindl & Erin Maher October 24, 1997 (1997-10-24) 6.57[46]
28 6 "The Curse of Frank Black" Ralph Hemecker Glen Morgan & James Wong October 31, 1997 (1997-10-31) 5.59[47]
29 7 "19:19" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong November 7, 1997 (1997-11-07) 5.98[48]
30 8 "The Hand of St. Sebastian" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong November 14, 1997 (1997-11-14) 6.57[49]
31 9 "Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense" Darin Morgan Darin Morgan November 21, 1997 (1997-11-21) 5.49[50]
32 10 "Midnight of the Century" Dwight Little Kay Reindl & Erin Maher December 19, 1997 (1997-12-19) 5.19[51]
33 11 "Goodbye Charlie" Ken Fink Richard Whitley January 9, 1998 (1998-01-09) 5.49[52]
34 12 "Luminary" Thomas J. Wright Chip Johannessen January 23, 1998 (1998-01-23) 5.59[53]
35 13 "The Mikado" Roderick Pridy Michael R. Perry February 6, 1998 (1998-02-06) 5.29[54]
36 14 "The Pest House" Allen Coulter Glen Morgan & James Wong February 27, 1998 (1998-02-27) 5.59[55]
37 15 "Owls" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong March 6, 1998 (1998-03-06) 5.39[56]
38 16 "Roosters" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong March 13, 1998 (1998-03-13) 5.29[57]
39 17 "Siren" Allen Coulter Glen Morgan & James Wong March 20, 1998 (1998-03-20) 5.68[58]
40 18 "In Arcadia Ego" Thomas J. Wright Chip Johannessen April 3, 1998 (1998-04-03) 5.39[59]
41 19 "Anamnesis" John Peter Kousakis Kay Reindl & Erin Maher April 17, 1998 (1998-04-17) 5.2[60]
42 20 "A Room With No View" Thomas J. Wright Ken Horton April 24, 1998 (1998-04-24) 4.7[61]
43 21 "Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me" Darin Morgan Darin Morgan May 1, 1998 (1998-05-01) 5.59[62]
44 22 "The Fourth Horseman" Dwight Little Glen Morgan & James Wong May 8, 1998 (1998-05-08) 4.61[63]
45 23 "The Time Is Now" Thomas J. Wright Glen Morgan & James Wong May 15, 1998 (1998-05-15) 4.8[64]

Season 3 (1998–99)[edit]

Main article: Millennium (season 3)
Millennium season 3 episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
46 1 "The Innocents" Thomas J. Wright Michael Duggan October 2, 1998 (1998-10-02) 5.17[65][nb 4]
47 2 "Exegesis" Ralph Hemecker Chip Johannessen October 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) 4.47[66]
48 3 "TEOTWAWKI" Thomas J. Wright Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) 4.77[67]
49 4 "Closure" Daniel Sackheim Larry Andries October 23, 1998 (1998-10-23) 5.07[67]
50 5 "...Thirteen Years Later" Thomas J. Wright Michael R. Perry October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30) 5.37[68]
51 6 "Skull and Bones" Paul Shapiro Chip Johannessen & Ken Horton November 6, 1998 (1998-11-06) 5.07[69]
52 7 "Through a Glass Darkly" Thomas J. Wright Patrick Harbinson November 13, 1998 (1998-11-13) 5.07[68]
53 8 "Human Essence" Thomas J. Wright Michael Duggan December 11, 1998 (1998-12-11) 4.37[68]
54 9 "Omertà" Paul Shapiro Michael R. Perry December 18, 1998 (1998-12-18) 4.77[70]
55 10 "Borrowed Time" Dwight Little Chip Johannessen January 15, 1999 (1999-01-15) 5.27[70]
56 11 "Collateral Damage" Thomas J. Wright Michael R. Perry January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22) 5.77[70]
57 12 "The Sound of Snow" Paul Shapiro Patrick Harbinson February 5, 1999 (1999-02-05) 4.67[70]
58 13 "Antipas" Thomas J. Wright Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz February 12, 1999 (1999-02-12) 4.57[71]
59 14 "Matryoshka" Arthur Forney Erin Maher & Kay Reindl February 19, 1999 (1999-02-19) 4.57[71]
60 15 "Forcing the End" Thomas J. Wright Marjorie David March 19, 1999 (1999-03-19) 4.08[71]
61 16 "Saturn Dreaming of Mercury" Paul Shapiro Chip Johannessen & Jordan Hawley April 9, 1999 (1999-04-09) 4.17[71]
62 17 "Darwin's Eye" Ken Fink Patrick Harbinson April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16) 3.68[72]
63 18 "Bardo Thodol" Thomas J. Wright Chip Johannessen & Virginia Stock April 23, 1999 (1999-04-23) 3.78[72]
64 19 "Seven and One" Peter Markle Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz April 30, 1999 (1999-04-30) 3.68[72]
65 20 "Nostalgia" Thomas J. Wright Michael R. Perry May 7, 1999 (1999-05-07) 4.47[72]
66 21 "Via Dolorosa" Paul Shapiro Marjorie David & Patrick Harbinson May 14, 1999 (1999-05-14) 4.97[73]
67 22 "Goodbye to All That" Thomas J. Wright Ken Horton & Chip Johannessen May 21, 1999 (1999-05-21) 4.47[73]

"Millennium" (The X-Files) (1999)[edit]

"Millennium", The X-Files season 7
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
143 4 "Millennium" Thomas J. Wright Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz November 28, 1999 (1999-11-28) 15.09[74]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In addition to the 67 episodes of Millennium, this release also includes "Millennium", the crossover episode with The X-Files.[9]
  2. ^ Each ratings point represented 970,000 households during the 1996–1997 television season.[31]
  3. ^ Each ratings point represented 980,000 households during the 1997–1998 television season.[42]
  4. ^ Each ratings point represented 994,000 viewers households during the 1998–1999 television season.[65]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Order in Chaos, 00:03–00:45
  2. ^ Order in Chaos, 00:48–01:51
  3. ^ Genge 1997, pp. 8–9.
  4. ^ Adalian, Josef (October 11, 1998). "High-profile dramas skid on Fox, ABC". Variety Magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "People's Choice Awards 1997 Nominees". Procter & Gamble. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Soloman, Harvey (September 18, 1997). "Fall Watch; 'Millennium' takes new turn". The Boston Herald. Retrieved July 20, 2012.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ Wen, Howard (September 9, 1999). "It's not the end of the "Millennium," after all". Salon. Salon Media Group. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ Shapiro 2000, pp. 44–54.
  9. ^ a b "Millennium – Complete Season 3 Collection". EzyDVD. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ Shearman & Pearson 2009, p. 105.
  11. ^ Shearman & Pearson 2009, p. 122.
  12. ^ a b c d "Millennium on DVD, Release Info, Reviews, News". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Millennium – Season 1". Blockbuster.co.uk. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Millennium – Complete Season 1 Collection". EzyDVD. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ Shearman & Pearson 2009, p. 145.
  16. ^ Shearman & Pearson 2009, p. 162.
  17. ^ "Millennium – Season 2". Blockbuster.co.uk. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Millennium – Complete Season 2 Collection". EzyDVD. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  19. ^ Shearman & Pearson 2009, p. 188.
  20. ^ Shearman & Pearson 2009, p. 204.
  21. ^ "Millennium – Season 3". Blockbuster.co.uk. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Millennium – Complete Season 3 Collection". EzyDVD. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  23. ^ The X-Files: The Complete Seventh Season (booklet). Kim Manners, et al. Fox. 
  24. ^ "The X-Files – Season 7 Box Set DVD Information". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  25. ^ "X Files, The – Season 7". Blockbuster.co.uk. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  26. ^ "X-Files, The – Season 7". EzyDVD. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Millennium – Season 1 To 3". Blockbuster.co.uk. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Millennium: The Complete DVD Collection". EzyDVD. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  29. ^ Adalian, Josef (October 11, 1998). "High-profile dramas skid on Fox, ABC". Variety Magazine. Retrieved July 12, 2009. 
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Genge 1997a, p. xviii.
  31. ^ Meisler, p. 298
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  35. ^ "'Seinfeld,' Friends Push NBC into Lead". Rocky Mountain News. March 27, 1997. Retrieved May 13, 2012.  (subscription required)
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  38. ^ Bauder, Dave (May 1, 1997). "NBC Sustains Grip of Nielsens". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved May 21, 2012.  (subscription required)
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  42. ^ a b Bauder, Dave (September 25, 1997). "NBC Holds off Charge By CBS". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved July 5, 2012.  (subscription required)
  43. ^ Bauder, Dave (October 2, 1997). "'ER'. 'Seineld' Help NBC Remain on Top". Rocky Mountain News. Denver Newspaper Agency. Retrieved July 16, 2012.  (subscription required)
  44. ^ "Nielsen: Big Three nets each say goodbye to 1 million viewers". San Francisco Chronicle. October 8, 1997. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  45. ^ Associated Press (October 23, 1997). "Game 2 of Series Slides into Top 10". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved July 11, 2012.  (subscription required)
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  47. ^ "'Cinderella' sizzles on ABC". San Francisco Chronicle. November 5, 1997. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
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  49. ^ Bauder, Dave (November 20, 1997). "CBS Squeals Past NBC". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved October 6, 2012.  (subscription required)
  50. ^ ""Mafia" shoves CBS into top spot". San Francisco Chronicle. November 26, 1997. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Easy win for NBC". San Francisco Chronicle. December 24, 1997. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  52. ^ "NBC returns to head of the pack". San Francisco Chronicle. January 14, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  53. ^ "NBC enjoys a super Sunday in ratings". San Francisco Chronicle. January 28, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  54. ^ Bauder, Dave (February 13, 1998). "Olympics are Gold for CBS". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved July 7, 2012.  (subscription required)
  55. ^ Bauder, Dave (March 6, 1998). "CBS' Grammys Show Gives NBC a Good Run". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved July 16, 2012.  (subscription required)
  56. ^ Bauder, Dave (March 12, 1998). "WB Beats Its Own Record". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved October 5, 2012.  (subscription required)
  57. ^ McLean et al. 2012, p. 486.
  58. ^ ""Seinfeld" double-dose boosts NBC to top". San Francisco Chronicle. March 25, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  59. ^ "CBS on top with NCAA". San Francisco Chronicle. April 8, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
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  66. ^ "Baseball battle is great new for NBC". The San Francisco Chronicle. October 14, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
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  68. ^ a b c McLean et al. 2012, p. 490.
  69. ^ "Ratings: NBC squeaks ahead of CBS". The San Francisco Chronicle. November 11, 1998. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  70. ^ a b c d McLean et al. 2012, p. 491.
  71. ^ a b c d McLean et al. 2012, p. 492.
  72. ^ a b c d McLean et al. 2012, p. 493.
  73. ^ a b McLean et al. 2012, p. 494.
  74. ^ Shapiro 2000, p. 281.

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