Millennium: Season 2, Episode 12

Luminary (I) (23 Jan. 1998)

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Frank searches for a young man who disappeared in the Alaskan wilderness.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Bowman
Tobias Mehler ...
Alex Glaser
Mr. Glaser
Tamsin Kelsey ...
Mrs. Glaser
Matthew Walker ...
Syd Vanroode ...
Astrologer (as Syd van Rood)
Millennium Group Member
Judith Maxie ...
John Moore ...
Bernie Coulson ...
Hagan Beggs ...


Frank searches for a young man who disappeared in the Alaskan wilderness.

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Wondrous Episode
9 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of Chip Johannsen's Episodes, this Episode is Bookended in many ways, with the scene of a body falling into a river, with some very Celtic sounding Music by Mark Snow, and the Narration of a kid who had gone on a personal Renaissance. The Music of Mark Snow creates a texture that flows through this episode, like the River that is shown.

Frank is called into a meeting with Elders of The MillenniuM Group, who he walks out on due to their rudeness - And the level of Rude these people were, I would have done the same thing.

Meanwhile Catherine Black has a couple who is missing their son, asks Frank to talk to them, Frank is called up North to Alaska. The authorities have found a body who they think is the kid, but Frank does not agree because the body is so badly damaged that positive identification is impossible. The MillenniuM Group does not seem to want to help Frank so he goes up alone and without their support.

Thus begins an odyssey that Frank will forever remember, as will we. The breathtaking location work is enchanting, basically this episode marks when Frank's ability comes back in Full, and just as the Old Man had "Prophesied" - Much Stronger than before.

There is reference to a "Mount Ventoux" and "Petarch" who had climbed it, in answer to the question posed by the Pope of his day: "Why do People Climb Mountains" - An action which began The Renaissance period.

Frank tracks down the kid, and in doing so learns a lot about himself and gets to see something truly Unique. We all leave this episode changed, as Frank is changed. Truly Remarkable, this is my Favourite MillenniuM Episode: When I first "saw" this Episode I was asleep, the episode playing in the background caused me to have wonderful dreams, so when I sat and watched the Ep fully awake I was profoundly moved by it.

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