The X-files

7X05 Millennium

A widow at her husband's funeral in Tallahassee, Florida is approached by a man, Mark Johnson who claims to have worked with her husband. After the other mourners have left Johnson returns to the funeral parlour and places a phone in the dead man's hand. A week later Johnson waits outside a cemetery, his phone rings and he walks towards a grave. Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to examine the empty grave, from the evidence available to them they conclude that someone broke out of the casket. Scully theorises that someone made it look that way. At a briefing lead by Assistant Director Skinner however Mulder explains his own theory of Necromancy, the summoning of the dead. Skinner takes Mulder and Scully aside and explains to them that the dead man Crouch was part of the Millennium Group, a constancy organisation made up of former FBI agents. Mulder and Scully visit a criminal profiler, Frank Black a former member of the Millennium Group, he is reluctant to help them as he is involved in a custody battle for his daughter. But he agrees to help in their investigation, explaining that the members of the Millennium group believe they can bring about the end of the world by killing themselves before the dawn of the new Millennium. Acting on information from Frank Black, Mulder concentrates on trying to find Johnson, when Scully is attacked in the morgue by the dead deputy. The two agents put all their effort in to finding Johnson before it is too late.

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "Now, as crazy as this sounds, I have to ask. Do you believe that the Millennium Group is actually capable of bringing about the Endtime? Armageddon?"

Frank Black: "I understand their beliefs. I've spent years trying to unravel them, make sense of them. Doesn't mean I believe them myself."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Frank Spotnitz
Director: Thomas J Wright

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Lance Henriksen Frank Black
Holmes Osborne Mark Johnson
Colby French Deputy
William Forward Funeral Director
Brittany Tiplady Jordan Black
Dick Clark as Himself
Marilyn McIntyre Widow
Mone' Walton Female Coroner
Octavia L Spencer Nurse
Romy Walthall Second Agent
Stephen Ramsey First Agent
Eulan Middlebrooks Young Cop
Michael Dempsey Sheriff

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