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"The Eyes Have It" is the sixth episode of Season Five and the 97th overall of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Oklahoma City to help local authorities track a serial killer who removes the eyes of his murder victims and keeps them as souvenirs.

Guest Cast

Referenced Criminals

Bookend Quotes

  • Derek Morgan: "And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee." - Matthew 5:29
  • Derek Morgan: "Dwell in peace in the home of your own being and the messenger of death will not be able to touch you." - Guru Nanak


  • The episode's title could be an off-color parody of the phrase "The ayes have it."
  • It's interesting to note that the episode's unsub, Earl Bulford, has a very similar name to Earl Fulford, a former U.S. Army officer who was present at the Roswell crash site in 1947. He recently appeared on A&E's UFO Hunters to tell his story. The writer of "The Eyes Have It", Oanh Ly, was a writing assistant to Breen Frazier, who wrote several episodes of Roswell (a show based on the crash) in the 1990s. Whether or not this was an intentional reference is unknown.

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