Space: Above and Beyond

Season 1 Episode 7

Eyes

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Nov 05, 1995 on FOX
8.8
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The Saratoga becomes a pressure cooker of violence and political intrigue when an assassination on Earth forces a delegation of UN officials to use the craft as the site of an important conference.

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  • Great sub plots and plot twists and some very revealing

    8.4
    I wasn't too thrilled at this episode. There a few twists and turns but not that predictable. One moral of the story, no matter how things change, they always stay the same. As is politics past present and future, there will always be someone wanting to control someone else or everyone else. This was demonstrated very well but I think too well. What also I didn't like is the USS Saratoga was referred to as the finest ship in the fleet. Now as the best ship in the fleet they lack security everywhere. From planting a bomb on the ship, to gunfights across the ship, as there were no sentries posted anywhere. Also anyone can just jump into a ship and launch it. I was disappointed with any realism or logic in this episode. So far this has to be the worse episode. I hope it gets better. The unfortunate thing is there were some details or hints on who really started the war. So it's a must see episode but add a lot of story development of the series.moreless
  • She's stone cold evil.

    8.0
    This episode has a strange feeling to it. I think its because it is the first episode we have that really focuses on an internal enemy rather than a clear external one. This is definitely helped by the slightly eerie soundtrack this episode adopts, really bringing out the mystery and tension.

    At the start of the episode, the US Secretary General is killed, and a new leader for the world must be found. The candidate that we are shown are either a apparently fascist French Undersecretary called Chaput, or a blind US ambassador, Diane Hayden. As the episode moves forward, the candidate that we at first thought would be the 'good guy' turns far more sinister and evil, leaving us with no good choice for world leader. McQueen and Hawkes are subjected to 'loyalty tests' because it was an invitro who assassinated the last Secretary General, however, during his test, Hawkes is brain washed into becoming an assassin himself. We are led to believe that the US ambassador, Diane Hayden, is behind several assassination attempts of the overtly evil Chaput, but in the end she is elected and gets away with it, using one of her co-conspirators as a scapegoat. Overall this is a good yet disturbing episode, far more complicated and complex than you might usually expect from SAaB.moreless
James Morrison

James Morrison

Lt. Col. Tyrus Cassius McQueen

Kristen Cloke

Kristen Cloke

1st Lt. Shane Vansen

Morgan Weisser

Morgan Weisser

1st Lt. Nathan West

Rodney Rowland

Rodney Rowland

1st Lt. Cooper Hawkes

Lanai Chapman

Lanai Chapman

1st Lt. Vanessa Damphousse

Joel de la Fuente

Joel de la Fuente

1st Lt. Paul Wang

Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart

Thompson

Guest Star

Kimberly Patton

Kimberly Patton

Feliciti OH 483

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John Verea

John Verea

Lieutenant Richard Cwirko

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Nathan refuses to keep a second medal in this episode. The first medal was awarded to him at the end of the "Pilot" episode, but he threw it away, in honor of Kylen. This time it wasn't even finished being presented when he refused it, demanding the truth from Sec. Hayden instead.

    • Nathan mentions that his brother Neil is thinking about enlisting. This will be the focus of the later episode "Toy Soldiers".

    • Opening Quote:
      "Tell my mother I died for my country. I did what I thought was best." - John Wilkes Booth, April 12, 1865

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Vansen: (referring to Lt. Cwirko) He's a jerk. But we can't forget, he saved our ass.
      Wang: Don't worry, he won't let us forget.

    • Thompson: If somebody had got to Hitler, or Stalin, or Dr Stranahan before he reprogrammed the AI's... how many more people would now be alive? Wouldn't the world have been a better place?
      West: That's for the world to decide.

    • Diane Hayden: When I was detained in '31 for marching in an InVitro rights rally, the bars were still quaintly made out of iron. I guess no matter what material they are made from, there will always be bars.
      McQueen: And loyalty tests.

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