The X-Files – 7×04 – “Millennium”

This episode was a crossover with recently cancelled Millennium and to be fair I never really watched Millennium (and as it was supposed to have been a pretty good show I’m going to have to rectify that one of these days). This episode revolves around a conspiracy to bring about the apocalypse at the turn of the century. Four members of the so-called “Millennium Group” believe they can become the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by killing themselves and being resurrected. The man responsible for retrieving the resurrected individuals has a flat tire and a police officer that stops to help discovers the zombie in the trunk. The resulting events are what lead agents Mulder and Scully to become involved.

Overall, I thought this was a fairly average episode. It was certainly fitting for the time being right before Y2k and the resurrection/zombie idea was not a bad one. However, unless you are really familiar with Millennium, the whole backstory felt a little rushed. It also did not feel as suspenseful as it probably should have. I was never really able to suspend disbelief enough to buy the premise that four dead guys in a basement were going to bring about the end of the world.

I would give this episode 3/5 stars. It was still a decent episode and I really like Lance Henriksen (star of Millennium who was in this episode) but it just wasn’t as good as it should have been. Maybe it has a little different feel if you are more familiar with Millennium.