Napoleon “Neech” Manley, a well-liked prison inmate on death row, is strapped into an electric chair and killed. Several days later a prison guard is found dead in the very cell Neech had occupied for eleven years. Mulder tells Scully that Neech believed heavily in reincarnation, and swore he would return from the grave to take vengeance on five men who mistreated him.
The agents travel to the prison, where they examine the guard’s corpse and the cell
where the body was discovered. The Warden suspects that Neech’s inmate friends are
responsible for the murder. Mulder interviews Neech’s friend, Speranza, who firmly believes
Neech’s spirit killed the guard. Later, a prison guard named Parmelly pulls Scully into the
shower area and tells her about the existence of a list which names the five men Neech’s
spirit intends to kill. Parmelly claims an inmate named Roque possesses the list.
Soon after, an inmate opens a paint can and discovers the head of prison guard Fornier
inside. Mulder interviews Roque, who offers to recite the names of the men on the list in
exchange for a transfer. The Warden balks at the idea of negotiating with prisoners.
Suspecting that he might be on the list, the Warden interrogates Roque in the shower area,
and beats him up. When Roque’s body is later discovered, Mulder suspects he may not be
the third victim from Neech’s list. His suspicion is confirmed by Speranza. Mulder and Scully
travel to the home of the man who engaged the power on the electric chair that killed Neech. They find his maggot-infested body in the attic.
Scully reviews phone records indicating a man named Danny Charez spoke with Neech
on many occasions. Charez, who was once Neech’s defense attorney, tells the agents he is
now helping Speranza-hoping he has some sway with Neech’s spirit. Later, Charez is
attacked and killed.
Working on a tip from Charez, the agents learn that Parmelly and Neech’s wife, Danielle, are
lovers. One night, Danielle realizes Neech has inhabited Parmelly’s body. As the agents
surround the Manley home, Danielle pulls out a gun and shoots Parmelly. Later, Neech’s
spirit materializes in the Warden’s car. He claims his last victim by killing the Warden.
THE X-FILES “THE LIST”
Original Air Date: 10/20/95
Written and Directed by Chris Carter
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
J.T. WALSH as Warden Brodeur
DENNY ARNOLD as the Key Guard
BRUCE PINARD as the Executioner
BOKEEM WOODBINE as Sammom Roque
JOHN TOLES-BEY as John Speranza
BADJA DJOLA as “Neech” Manley
APRIL GRACE as Danielle Manley
GREG ROGERS as Daniel Charez
DON MACKAY as Oates
KEN FOREE as Parmelly
MITCH KOSTERMAN as Fornier
MICHAEL ANDALUZ as the Tattooed Prisoner
PAUL RASKIN as Ullrich
CRAIG BRUNANSKI as the Guard