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Bardo Thodol
Season 3, Episode 18
Airdate April 23, 1999
Production Number 3ABC17
Written by Virginia Stock &
Chip Johannessen
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
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Bardo Thodol is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Millennium, and the sixty-third episode overall.

Starring: Lance Henriksen (Frank Black), Klea Scott (Special Agent Emma Hollis)

Also Starring: Brittany Tiplady (Jordan Black)

Guest Starring: James Hong (Monk), Stephen E. Miller (Assistant Director Andy McClaren), Tzi Ma (Dr. Takashi)

and Terry O'Quinn (Peter Watts)

Co-Starring: Bob Wilde (Mabius), Trevor White (Doug Scaife), Patrick McManus (Agent)

Featuring: Daniel Bacon (Bio-Tech), Jefferson Dylan (Harbor Cop), Hiro Kanagawa (Shopkeeper), Kevan Ohtsji (Hotel Clerk), Anees Peterman (Receptionist), Sean Millington (Guard)

Uncredited: Barry W. Levy (ND Passenger)


Plot Overview

A raid of knockoff handbags results in the discovery of ceramic bowls and a freezer full of hands that are still living. Observing the case, Frank follows a pattern from a cryptic message and finds himself in a Buddhist temple where a dying scientist is taking refuge from the Millennium Group. Emma, meanwhile, gets a visit from Watts that leads her to find the origin of the hands.



  • Falls Church, Virginia
  • Quantico, Virginia
  • Arlington, Virginia


  • Tibetan Chant by Huun-Huur-Tu

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Emma: Peter Watts really is evil, isn't he?
Frank: Maybe no one's beyond redemption. I have to believe that.