Eyes (Babylon 5)

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Babylon 5 episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 16
Directed by Jim Johnston
Written by Lawrence G. DiTillio
Production code 122
Original air date July 13, 1994
Guest appearance(s)

Gregory Martin (Colonel Ari Ben Zayn)
Jeffrey Combs (Harriman Gray)

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"Eyes" is an episode from the first season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5.


An internal affairs investigation of Sinclair forces him to answer for his recent command decisions. Ivanova confronts a member of Psi-Corps, as well as her own fears, when she is told to submit to a scan.

Meanwhile, Garibaldi endeavors to rebuild a 1992 motorcycle, but his limited time presents an opportunity for Lennier to aid him.

Arc significance[edit]

  • Terrorist attacks are now happening on Mars.
  • Sinclair was chosen over Colonel Ben Zayn by the Minbari for command of the station despite being low on a very long list, stressing the interest the Minbari have in Sinclair.
  • Susan Ivanova's dream sequence foreshadows the revelation that she is a latent telepath, specifically the shot of her sitting in the chair where her mother sat a few moments earlier.

Production details[edit]

  • Lennier's chant, "Za ba ga bee," is from the title of a 1987 album Bill Mumy made with Robert Haimer as Barnes & Barnes.[1][2] Series showrunner J. Michael Straczynski was reportedly not amused when he discovered the truth, and had a "discussion" with Mumy about not improvising on set, since it may necessitate a change in the series' overall story, or plugging outside projects on the show.
  • Macaulay Bruton, who played Tragedy in this episode, also plays the recurring character Garibaldi's Aide. It is suggested that there is a relation.[2]


  1. ^ "Zabagabee". Voobaha.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Guide page: "Eyes"". Midwinter.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 

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