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Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions
Season 1, Episode 19
Airdate April 25, 1997
Production Number 4C18
Written by Ted Mann &
Harold Rosenthal
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
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MillenniumSeason One

Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions is the nineteenth episode of the first season of Millennium.

Starring: Lance Henriksen (Frank Black), Megan Gallagher (Catherine Black)

Terry O'Quinn (Peter Watts), Stephen James Lang (Detective Bob Giebelhouse), Brittany Tiplady (Jordan Black)

and Bill Smitrovich (Lt. Bob Bletcher)

Guest Starring: Richard Cox (Alistair Pepper), Robin Gammell (Mike Atkins), Rodney Eastman (Sammael), Sarah-Jane Redmond (Lucy Butler)

Co-Starring: Alf Humphreys (Damon Rummer), Guy Fauchon (Martin), Dean P. Gibson (Phil Brice), Robert Moloney (Uniformed Cop Adams), Judith Maxie (Judge Myers), Allan Franz (Medical Examiner Anderson), Bonnie Hay (A.D.A. Mills)

Uncredited: Marya Delver (Nanny Annie), Terry King (Mike), Gerry Nairn (Lyon)


Plot Overview

Finding it difficult to return to work after Bletcher's murder, Frank finds himself wrapped up in a bizarre murder case that appears to be tied to that of his friend. Things get stranger when an attorney representing the accused approaches Frank about an offer.


First Act Quote

"Paranoia is just
a kind of awareness,
and awareness is just
a form of love."
Charles Manson


  • Bellingham, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington

Arc Advancement


  • A man is arrested for murder who confesses to Bletcher's murder. He is represented by a lawyer named Alistair Pepper who changed the focus of his practises after he suffered a heart attack and was technically dead. Soon, the murderer kills himself under strange circumstances and Pepper offers Frank a job, which he rejects. After briefly seeing Pepper as Lucy Butler, Frank witnesses him being shot by a mysterious young man which he sees as being shot by lightening.


  • Frank has trouble returning to work following Bletcher's murder, feeling as though he's lost his confidence in it. But after forcing himself to get involved in a strange case that ultimately puts Frank at ease.



The Show

  • This episode marks the final appearance of Bill Smitrovich as Lieutenant Bletcher in the series.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Medical Examiner Anderson: He died of an aneurysm. Of natural causes.
Frank: That's what you'll put in your report?
Giebelhouse: You disagree?
Frank: What killed this man was anything but natural.
  • Sammael: By Uriel and by Raziel, powers, principalities, thrones and dominions, I bind and command you: Stand! I, Sammael, bound by his will, command you: Depart! (shoots Pepper) Die, you son of a bitch.