Season 2 Episode 10

Midnight of the Century

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 19, 1997 on FOX



  • Quotes

    • Peter: Wouldn't it be wonderful if in life, you could pick the speed in which you were going to experience time? I would have it take forever for these kids to grow up... I don't care if they didn't like it. I'd have autumn go much slower; winter a little faster... And the time that I was experiencing regret... I'd have go slower actually, so I could fix and leave the situation without regret. I'd like to know how much time I have left.
      Frank: That's part of the fun of it, Peter.
      Peter: You know that for almost the entire history of Western civilization, this month has been a holy time? The
      Druids, winter solstice, Hanukkah... the Romans converted Saturnalia into Christmas. Imagine that: Christ wasn't even born on this day, maybe not even 1,997 years ago. So no one knows for sure when the millennium really begins and ends. Or how much time is left.
      Frank: Not even the Group?
      Peter: It's midnight of the century.
      Lara: Will there be a dawn?
      Peter: We're working to assure there will be. Possible futures exist, like branches on a tree. Most of us only see the path we're on, but some people... the gifted ones... see those branches.