The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 16

Mind's Eye (19 Apr. 1998)
"The X Files" Mind's Eye (original title)

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Mulder and Scully assist local police when they suspect woman they arrested at a murder scene, Marty Glenn, is the murderer. The problem is that the woman is blind. Mulder finds it all very... See full summary »

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Mulder and Scully assist local police when they suspect woman they arrested at a murder scene, Marty Glenn, is the murderer. The problem is that the woman is blind. Mulder finds it all very unlikely That a woman who has been blind from birth could actually commit the crime in question. Matty knows a great deal about the crime scene and can describe much of it in detail however. Testing confirms her blindness but Mulder begins to think that she is "seeing" things in a far different way than a normal human being can. Written by garykmcd

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Glenn refers to Marcia Clark, the prosecuting attorney in the O.J. Simpson murder case, when handed the bloody glove from the motel room. See more »

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Angry-young-blind-girl comedy routine.
14 December 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Mind's Eye draws a striking parallel to season three's 'Oubliette'. In both episodes, young women are accused of murder, however unlikely, and Mulder is the only one who believes them. There is a big enough difference in the story lines of the two episodes, that I don't fault Mind's Eye for having a similar theme. I think what carries Mind's Eye is the strong guest acting by Lili Taylor as Marty Glenn. She is so believable as an angry, young, blind girl. Definitely a top- notch performance. It was also great to see Blu Mankuma, last seen in season one's 'Ghost in the Machine', return as a guest star, albeit in a different role. I like the visuals of Marty's visions, probably a result of Kim Manner's direction. A great line is when Detective Pennock tells Mulder he is the most skeptical person he's ever met, and Mulder replies by saying he's been called a lot of things, but skeptical wasn't one of them. Just like in Oubliette, Mulder forms a connection with the young woman, and that's what makes the episode a little more special. It's almost as if he sees them as a younger sister to him. So, in conclusion, Mind's Eye: good story, great guest acting.


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