Recap: The X Files S 03 E 05 The List

Tropes

  • Death Row
  • Faux Affably Evil: The Warden seems both friendly and reasonable until he starts beating inmates about halfway through the episode.
  • Flies Equals Evil
  • Pinball Protagonist: This episode was a deliberate effort to have a story in which Mulder's and Scully's presence does nothing to change the end result. They don't even manage to solve the entirely unsupernatural murder of Roque.
  • Reincarnation
  • Revenge
  • Scary Black Man: Neech, the inmates, guard Parmelly.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Neech's wife has promised to stay loyal to him forever, but she doesn't. She feels guilty about it and fears Neech's revenge.