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Mind's Eye 

The prime suspect in a murder case is a woman who has been blind since birth, leading Mulder and Scully to conclude she may possess the ability to see through a killer's eyes.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Tim Minear


Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Lili Taylor ... Marty Glenn
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Charles Wesley Gotts
Blu Mankuma ... Det. Pennock
Henri Lubatti ... Dr. Wilkenson
Peter Kelamis ... Assistant D.A. Daniel Costa
Joe Pascual Joe Pascual ... Examiner
Colin Lawrence ... First Cop
Jason Diablo Jason Diablo ... Angry Man
Veronika Stocker Veronika Stocker ... Sexy Woman
Dalias Blake ... Second Cop




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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Blu Mankuma appeared earlier in The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine (1993). See more »


The story takes place in Delaware, and the detective states in an early scene that he has "48 hours to convince the DA" to prosecute the woman. There is no "DA" in Delaware; all criminal cases are prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office. See more »


Fox Mulder: I'm curious, Marty.
Marty Glenn: Yeah? About what?
Fox Mulder: If you didn't kill him, why you were at the crime scene cleaning up, and doing such a piss poor job of it.
[Marty hesitates]
Fox Mulder: Why don't we just stop playing games here, okay? I mean, you probably don't know a feather duster from a duck's ass, do you? I mean it's ridiculous; you're a blind woman for God's sake. So why don't you just tell us who *did* kill Paco Ordonez and Agent Scully and I can go arrest him, and you can go home and work on your ...
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Lili Taylor Shines
5 May 2016 | by david_hokey_16See all my reviews

I've always thought Lili Taylor was a very underrated actress. She proves her acting chops by not only effectively playing a blind woman but by capturing the vindictive and cynical nature. The plot of the episode isn't the greatest and it didn't end the way I would've wanted it to but the performances are what really make this a great episode. Imagine not only being blind but having to live your entire life through the eyes of your murderous, imprisoned father. In other words, you not only have to live your life without sight but your freedom is essentially gone as you live through the minds eye of a man in prison effectively imprisoning you as well. Taylor pulls off this difficult role perfectly, and in my opinion is one of the strongest guest stars to feature on the entire series. Normally I'd have given this episode a 7-8 but with her powerful performance I boosted it to a 9.

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19 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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