The X-files

5X16 Mind's Eye

When Marty Glenn, a young blind woman has a vision of a killer with a switch blade advancing on another man, she is horrified. Later when police officers arrive at the murder scene, they find Marty hiding in the shower with a bloody sponge in her hand and immediately arrest her. When the police find out that Marty has been blind since birth, they begin to doubt her guilt. Agents Mulder and Scully are called in by Wilmington homicide detective Lloyd Pennock, he has forty-eight hours to prove that Marty possesses some kind of 'sixth sense'. Mulder and Scully question her and soon realise that she knows details from the crime scene that only the killer would know. While Mulder continues his interrogation Scully re-canvases the crime scene and discovers a bloody glove hidden in the bathroom. During the course of his questioning Mulder realises that Marty was a witness to the murder but not in the conventional sense. The bloody glove Scully found has Marty's fingerprints on and fits her exactly. Scully and the local police conclude that she is the murderer. However Mulder is sceptical, Scully offers a possible explanation, that Marty may not be blind, until an eye examinations proves that she is completely blind. When it turns out that Marty's mother was killed while pregnant in the same manner as the current spate of murders. Mulder theorises that is could be the same killer. Mulder believes that Marty is seeing visions in her mind's eye from the killer, but can he prove it?

Noteworthy Quote

Detective Pennock: "You know the thing I find most surprising about this case is you. You are one skeptical guy Agent Mulder!"

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Writer: Tim Minnear
Director: Kim Manners

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Lili Taylor Marty Glenn
Blu Mankuma Detective Pennock
Richard Fitzpatrick Gotts
Henri Lubatti Dr Wilkenson
Peter Kelamis Ada Costa
Joe Pascual Examiner
Colin Lawrence First Cop (Jimmy)
Dallas Blake Second Cop (Keith)
Jason Diablo Angry Man
Veronika Stocker Sexy Woman

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