Recap / The X-Files S03 E05 "The List"


  • Death Row
  • Faux Affably Evil: Warden Brodeur 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, a few of the inmates, and 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.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Brodeur is a corrupt, murderous douchebag who regularly beats inmates up.