Babylon 5 (1994–1998)
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Colonel Ari Ben Zayn of Earthforce Internal Affairs investigates Sinclair and his command staff for recent station actions.


Jim Johnston


J. Michael Straczynski (created by), Larry DiTillio (as Lawrence G. DiTillio)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Hare ... Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair
Claudia Christian ... Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova
Jerry Doyle ... Michael Garibaldi
Mira Furlan ... Delenn (credit only)
Richard Biggs ... Dr. Stephen Franklin (credit only)
Andrea Thompson ... Talia Winters (credit only)
Stephen Furst ... Vir Cotto (credit only)
Bill Mumy ... Lennier
Julie Caitlin Brown ... Na'Toth (as Caitlin Brown) (credit only)
Andreas Katsulas ... G'Kar (credit only)
Peter Jurasik ... Londo Mollari (credit only)
Gregory Paul Martin ... Colonel Ari Ben Zayn (as Gregory Martin)
Jeffrey Combs ... Harriman Gray
Macaulay Bruton ... Tragedy
Marie Chambers Marie Chambers ... Sofie Ivanova


Colonel Ari Ben Zayn of Earthforce Internal Affairs investigates Sinclair and his command staff for recent station actions.

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13 July 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title has a double-meaning: 'Eyes' means Top Secret in spy jargon; it also stands for I.I., meaning Internal Investigation. See more »


Mr. Garibaldi seems to make a contradictory statement about the motorcycle, claiming it is in pristine condition, yet he says he has been scrounging parts for several years. It seems unlikely that a 200+ year old motorcycle of scrounged parts would be pristine. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Garibaldi: [interrupted assembling a motorcycle by beeping] Stop program. Open.
Lennier: Forgive me for disturbing you in your quarters, Mr. Garibaldi. But I've had urgent orders from Ambassador Delenn.
Michael Garibaldi: What can I do for the Minbari?
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References Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line (1994) See more »

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Why is a colonel in Internal Affairs targeting Sinclair?
18 July 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This episode sees a pair of suspicious characters arrive on Babylon 5; they start asking people about members of the command staff; in particular Commander Sinclair. At first it looks as they may be involved in illegal arms deals but when confronted it emerges they are Colonel Ari Ben Zayn and Harriman Gray, part of Earthforce Internal Affairs, AKA Eyes, and they intend to investigate the actions of the senior staff and telepathically scan then to ensure their loyalty... a procedure Lt Commander Ivanova absolutely refuses to undergo. In a secondary, minor story Lennier offers to help Garibaldi restore a classic motorbike.

I found this episode to be rather enjoyable; it starts well with some nice misdirection as the viewer is encouraged to assume Zayn and Gray are arms dealers before their real identity emerges. The way the investigation progresses creates an oppressive feel with the series three main human characters being targeted in what appears to be a witch hunt; for reasons that will ultimately be revealed. Gregory Martin does a solid job as Zayn even if, partially thanks to a large facial scar, his character becomes a bit of a pantomime villain. Jeffrey Combs is impressive as Gray; a character who is more nuanced than most members of Psi-Corps we have met so far. The secondary story involving Garibaldi's motorbike is a fun balance to balance to the main story.

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