The Eyes of God, also referred to simply as the Eyes, are the Republic of Gilead's secret police, responsible for maintaining law and order and rooting out infidels and traitors. They drive in black vans with tinted windows and wear dark sunglasses. Their vans have winged eyes painted on the sides; they occasionally wear small items with eyes on them too, such as pins. According to Offred, anyone could be an Eye and you wouldn't know until it is too late - although the organisation seems to be made up solely of men, it is possible they use women as spies and informants. In addition to monitoring and spying upon the general populace, Eyes also make arrests and interrogate suspects. It is heavily implied they torture suspects or blackmail them to get the answers they want.

Staff (TV Series) Edit


Plainclothes OperativesEdit

Business AssociatesEdit

  • Beth (alcohol supply)

Report Chains Edit

Mentions and activities Edit

In a flashback, Pryce reveals to Nick that Commander Guthrie has been sleeping with his last two Handmaids and is skimming from the transportation budget, according to his aide and his Martha. Due to the suicide of the Waterfords' handmaid, Pryce orders Nick to spy on Mr Waterford and report all his future activities. Pryce concludes "We are going to clean up Gilead, son".[1]

In a hotel room of the brothel, Mr. Waterford tells Offred that he feels "a target on his back" since he has been hearing from "purges" in other districts, fearing the Eyes could go after him, too. Offred supposes that this is what happens when you're the boss.

Beth is trading with Nick bottles of alcoholic beverages and additional contraband for other illicit goods, such as prescription drugs and pregnancy tests that are used by the customers or working girls of the brothel. Nick formally comments the trade with "The Eyes thank you for your service". [1]

Trivia Edit

Nick trades with Beth on behalf of the Eyes, i.e. the Eyes' administration tolerates drug trafficking (in a certain measure).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Episode 8, "Jezebels"