Millennium

Season 1 Episode 12

Loin Like a Hunting Flame

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 1997 on FOX
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Loin Like a Hunting Flame
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A pharmacist drugs unsuspecting couples and forces them to enact his sexual fantasies that he cannot carry out with his wife. Will Frank and the Millennium Group be able to end these crimes before he can strike again?

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  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Evil

    4.9
    Loin Like a Hunting Flame contains one of the most original storylines I've seen on Millennium so far. The sexual predator behind the killings is both as disturbing as he is strangely sympathetic. But, unfortunately, the strained, almost laughable script lets down an intriguing premise.



    One problem I've been having with Millennium recently is the unrealistic nature of many of the scripts. This episode was yet another hour featuring story developments which literally made no sense. Is it really possible that three different pairs of people would be fine with having themselves filmed by some creepy psychopath whilst they're having sex? The second pair of killings is the most ridiculous, with two married women avoiding a speeding ticket in return for having their lesbian love-making filmed. How exactly is this possible?



    I also disliked the subplot involving Detective Thomas' reluctance to work with a woman. His unprofessional attitude throughout the episode borders on comedy, with some verbal assaults on Millennium Group agent Maureen Murphy being completely un-subtle and plain embarrassing. And, in the end, it serves almost no point. I'm a massive fan of Harriet Sansom Harris and, like Lindsay Crouse a few episodes earlier, she's completely wasted in her role. Yet again we see an excellent actress underused and given such a low-key, hardly-worth-mentioning character to work with. Thank god the writers had the common sense to make CCH Pounder's Cheryl Andrews reoccur on the show.



    Despite the many problems in this episode, guest star Hrothgar Mathews at least puts a lot of effort into his performance as psychopath Art Nesbitt. He's one of Millennium's sickest killers so far, and Nesbitt's motives for his crimes are both original and freakishly twisted.



    Director: David Nutter

    Writer: Ted Mann

    Rating: D+moreless
William Lucking

William Lucking

Detective Thomas

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Hrothgar Mathews

Hrothgar Mathews

Art Nesbitt

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Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris

Maureen Murphy

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Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn

Peter Watts

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