Season 2 Episode 22

The Fourth Horseman (1)

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 08, 1998 on FOX
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The Fourth Horseman (1)
Frank and Peter are quarantined after they come in contact with an unknown pathogen which has caused several people to die. Meanwhile Jordan experiences a terrifying nightmare and Lara Means disappears under mysterious circumstances.

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  • The first of the two part final.

    This episode is Millennium at its best. Frank and peter come into contact with a mysterious illness which causes people to bleed from their pours in the skin. Frank and Peter are vacinated. Also Lara means begins to take a a change for the worse. She appears to be going made form whatever it is that the group have shown her or told her. This is one of the best seaosn finals i have ever seen on TV. It is a shame that Glen Morgn and James Wong never write anymore episodes for Millennium after this. Overll i loved it. I will never truth the Group.moreless
David Longworth

David Longworth

Farmer Duffy Deaver

Guest Star

Bill Dow

Bill Dow

Dr. Schroeder

Guest Star

Leslie Hopps

Leslie Hopps

Susan Davis

Guest Star

Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn

Peter Watts

Recurring Role

Eileen Pedde

Eileen Pedde

Dr. Mariam Greenwald

Recurring Role

Kristen Cloke

Kristen Cloke

Lara Means

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Frank is awakened by a bird hitting and breaking his window. Frank rushes over to the window in his bare feet, apparently encountering no broken glass.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (At the gravesite of Frank's father)
      Jordan: Are you lonely without your mommy and daddy?
      Frank: (beat) I'm very lonely.

    • Lara: It's all right. It's all right, Frank. There's no need to doubt... they're right. The things I've seen... oh!... the things... the things they show me? The secrets you will learn.

    • Peter: The blood test you were given indicate the presence of genetically altered Ebola virus.
      Frank: Yeah.
      Peter: There is also evidence of prions, which in nature have no R.N.A; they're not alive. But in your body there are prions with R.N.A.
      Frank: Exactly. Someone gave these prions life.
      Peter: But the report says they're inactive.
      Frank: Life was taken away from these creatures to render a vaccine. It's a D.N.A vaccine against the disease that killed Mogilny by the river. And it's out there... spreading. But you and I were given a vaccine... by the Millennium Group.
      Peter: In quarantine? I don't recall anything but blood being drawn.
      Frank: All right - a team came in. They weren't hospital doctors. They gave us the vaccine while appearing to be taking blood from us. So we wouldn't suspect. It's an old magician's trick. It's all an illusion, Peter. The Millennium Group's an illusion. Ceremonies and secrets that only certain members can understand? Collecting the Cross of the Crucifixion? Ancient text for future prophecies? It's all a diversion... sleight of hand. Distraction from the problems they're trying to control. This is not about the end of the world, it's about controlling the world... and that's not who I am, and...I believe... not who you are, Peter.
      Peter: They came to me at a time in my life when evil... there's no other word for it... had lost all proportion with the rest of the world around me. I was witness to crimes that had no basis in human motivation. There has to be something more to it than just us! There has to be! It all has to lead in some inevitable direction, Frank... I believe that. Their answers touched on all my questions. I believe it then, I believe it now!
      Frank: The Group, Peter, knows that there is an infectious man-made agent. And if reports are correct, it's a plague that can travel the world in a matter of days, killing people in seconds!
      Peter: You said we were vaccinated against this agent.
      Frank: Why didn't they want us to know that? The Group is not the solution, it's the problem, Peter.
      Peter: I'm not gonna leave the Group.
      Frank: Then investigate it with me... question your faith. If I'm wrong... and it's confirmed... you're stronger.
      Peter: If they found out that I was doing that... a made member investigating the Group... they would kill me.
      Frank: If I'm right we'll save lives.
      Peter: Tomorrow morning... at 4:13 AM... a 5.2 earthquake will hit the Seattle area.
      Frank: How can you know that?
      Peter: The same way we knew the Kobe, Japan quake would occur a year to the day after the Northridge quake. We knew where to look. And there shall be great earthquakes in various places and famine, and pestilence, and there shall be fearful sights. And great signs from Heaven. If this occurs will you accept an offer to become a full member of the Millennium Group? No more questions. No more doubts.

    • Catherine: Look at what they have done to you. You care more about their concerns than about your own daughter. How could you let this happen?! These nightmares are occurring because you are gone. And you are gone because of them. They have so engulfed your life... you don't even care about your own daughter. These are the psychological tactics--
      Frank: --of a cult!!

    • Catherine: We have to talk. Um... Jordan... has been having these intense, reoccurring nightmares. Uh... she says that there's a jungle. A wall of trees and there are these men... who she calls "bad men", although she can't say why. And they go into the jungle... but then all these angry, screaming monkeys come out of the trees... the monkeys are covered with blood. I don't know where a six-year-old gets such images. She dreams that we are the only ones left in the world. And then suddenly we... you, me, and her... are in a cabin in the woods. And then she sees me walk off into the woods... leaving her and you alone. She sees your father chasing after me.

    • Richard: The Trust understands the danger you're in. We've heard about the Millennium Group.
      Frank: There are people involved. I can't leave them behind. I've got to get them out.
      Richard: Investigating the Millennium Group will be the most difficult case you've ever had. They don't tolerate enemies.
      Frank: I've been involved in that ritual.

    • Frank: You have seen it before, haven't you. The Group knows what this is.
      Peter: The Group knows what it could become.
      Frank: Don't, don't... don't speak to me that way... I'm alone in a cell. I'm away from my family. I'm in a danger, but I don't know what it is. But you do. This really sums up my involvement with the Group... as far as I can see it does for you too, Peter.
      Peter: I know.
      Frank: Then why? Why d'you do this? Why?
      Peter: I don't know, Frank! Maybe I just have to have faith in something!
      Frank: Faith fills in the holes of uncertainty. Elements that are never meant to be known: God. Death. The Group creates uncertainties with their secrets: that's not faith... that's control. They know the sickness that killed Mogilny, but if they won't inform anybody outside the Group, they are not seeing prophecy fulfilled... they are fulfilling their own... for the purpose of control.
      Peter: 'And behold a Pale Horse. And the name of him who sat on it was death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth of the Earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. When he opened the Fifth Seal..'
      Frank: Peter, Revelations is not a prophecy... There is no millennium!
      Peter: And they called out in a loud voice: 'how long, Lord? How long will you judge? And avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?'

    • Group Elder [in Latin, subtitled]: And some of those understanding shall fail... To refine them, purify them...
      Peter [in Latin, subtitled: Until the time of the end... because it is still the appointed time.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Frank's mother's name is "Linda Anne Black" and Frank's father is named "Henry Franklin Black". The quote on their gravestone is "For Thou Art With Me".

    • Features the songs "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" by Dionne Warwick and "In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans.


    • Frank: Soylent Green is people
      Frank's computer password is a quote from the Charlton Heston film Soylent Green (1973).

    • Peter: "And there shall be great earthquakes in various places and famine, and pestilence, and there shall be fearful sights. And great signs from Heaven."
      This quote appears to refer to Luke 21:11.

    • Peter: And they called out in a loud voice: 'How long, Lord? How long will you judge? And avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?'
      This quote appears to refer to Revelation 6:10.

    • Peter: "How long, Lord -- how long will the wicked triumph?"
      This quote is attributed to Psalms 94:3.

    • Peter: "So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth of the Earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death... and by the beasts of the earth."
      This quote is attributed to Revelation 6:8.