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In this backdoor series finale to Millennium (1996), Mulder and Scully ask Frank Black to help them prevent a zombie apocalypse orchestrated by the rogue members of the now disbanded Millennium Group on the very eve of the new millennium.


Thomas J. Wright


Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Lance Henriksen ... Frank Black
Holmes Osborne ... Mark Johnson
Colby French ... Deputy
William Forward ... Funeral Director
Brittany Tiplady ... Jordan Black
Dick Clark ... Dick Clark
Marilyn McIntyre ... Widow
Monnae Michaell ... Female Coroner (as Moné Walton)
Octavia Spencer ... Nurse (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Romy Windsor ... Second Agent (as Romy Walthaml)
Stephen Ramsey Stephen Ramsey ... First Agent
Eulan Middlebrooks Eulan Middlebrooks ... Young Cop


At the turn of the 21st century, a religious fanatic enlisted by the Millennium Group resurrects four members of the group as zombies to bring about the end of the world. Mulder and Scully enlist the help of Frank Black to help stop the apocalyptic designs of the Millennium Group. Written by Muldernscully

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Did You Know?


According to Lance Henriksen, the first thing David Duchovny said to him when they met to shoot the episode was "You know, you're like a younger brother, doing this show. I wanna drop a rock on your head." It was meant as a joke, of course, and a reference to the fact that an older brother is sometimes jealous of younger brother stealing the spotlight away from him, intentionally or otherwise. See more »


Mulder refers to the Book of Revelation as Revelations. Frank Black correctly refers to it as the Book as Revelation. See more »


Mulder: The world didn't end.
Scully: No, it didn't.
Mulder: Happy New Year, Scully.
Scully: Happy New Year, Mulder.
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Referenced in Book of the Senseless (2015) See more »


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Frank Black's Monkey gone to Heaven
1 April 2012 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

I loved MillenniuM, it was a great show. I watched every episode of it. And I was very disappointed by Fox' treatment of the series. Not only Musical Producers, but they forced changes that Carter never should have allowed. In a sense, they no longer TRUSTED Carter to create quality Television like he had been doing for the last seven years with this, The X-Files.

And so part of Carter's Revenge was to end MillenniuM within an X-files episode. I did not like the non-resolution ending of the series, Fox held up announcing cancellation until the day the episode was broadcast.

Not giving Carter a chance to wrap it up.

So, in this X-File, Carter annihilates The MillenniuM Group.

It may be me, but I do not think Carter wanted to make The MillenniuM Group the heavies of MillenniuM - The actual group on which The MillenniuM group was based, the Academy Group, seems like it does a lot of good and being able to reach in where FBI may be bound by Law and Jurisdiction.

And so, what occurs in this special episode of The X-Files, Carter destroys the ERSATZ MillenniuM Group that was created during the time he was absent from Exec Producing MillenniuM.

Carter totally obliterates the last remnants of the Group - Who had gone Off Radar by this time. We don't know what happened to Black's FBI partner who had gone to the Group - And we do not know what happened to the Character played by Terry O'Quinn - Frank Black's former Boss in The Millennium Group. But we can safely watch this episode and not have to worry about those people.

Instead, we can watch Mulder and he digs into The X-File dropped in his lap - Which has to do with odd activity from The Group, and the suspicion of some kind of misrepresentation of The Bible End Times prophecies being carried out by the last five "Members" of the Group - Four of which happen to be Dead.

In relating this episode to MillenniuM, one has to remember this is an X-File, not a case Frank Black would be working on. So the overall story is simplified, because most of the story regarding MillenniuM Group was told in MillenniuM.

This episode, ends the MillenniuM Group but more importantly wraps up Frank Black's story. And gives frank a much-needed break from his MillenniuM-Group induced problems.

This episode is very much Carter's revenge to Fox on their treatment of his MillenniuM project. You can feel Carter stabbing it to them in every scene.

It does not really matter, that the world "Didn't End" at the end of the Episode, It didn't end that year, and may not end at the end of 2012, as The X-Files predicted in it's very last Episode.

What does matter is Mulder working with Black, and Black doing his very last work as a kind of Saviour - He does save Mulder at the end. Even though it is doubtful that the actual world would have ended - Mulder WAS in real trouble - And, it probably would not have been very good to have four Apocolpse-Zombies roaming about, would it?

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28 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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