3X05 The List
Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Chris Carter
Original Broadcast: AU: 13.03.1996 US: 20.10.1995
Episode Availability: DVD: AU CA UK US
Special Agent Dana Scully · Gillian Anderson
Special Agent Fox Mulder · David Duchovny
Tattooed Prisoner · Michael Andaluz
Key Guard · Denny Arnold
Guard · Craig Brunanski
Napoleon 'Neech' Manley · Badja Djola
Chaplain · Joseph Patrick Finn
Vincent Parmelly · Ken Foree
Danielle Manley · April Grace
Fornier · Mitchell Kosterman
Oates · Don MacKay
Perry Simon · Bruce Pinard
Ullrich · Paul Raskin
Daniel Charez · Greg Rogers
John Speranza · John Toles-Bey
Warden Leo Brodeur · JT Walsh
Sammom Roque · Bokeem Woodbine
A death row inmate's promise of reincarnation for the purpose of avenging the injustice of his execution begins to be fulfilled with the death of one of the Florida prison's guards. The fear of his retribution has everyone scrambling to determine if they are on the list of his five victims, including Mulder and Scully who are trying to determine how he has returned to execute his tormentors.
Mulder: "He'd been to chair twice before but the governor had granted him last minute stays."
Scully: "Third time's a charm."
Mulder: "A prisoner waits for his opportunity."
John Speranza: "Hey, look around, we ain't got but an opportunity to itchy-scratchy outside our cell."
[A headless body to match the previously discovered head is found in the warden's office]
Mulder: "I guess you'll be able to finish up that autopsy now, Scully."
Mulder: "The man was obsessed with reincarnation."
Scully: "Being obsessed with it doesn't mean you can do it."
Mulder: "No. Unless he knew something we don't."
Scully: "Like what, the secret password?"
Scully: "Do you honestly believe that Neech Manley came back from the dead to kill those two men?"
Mulder: "Is there another competing theory?"
Scully: "A very good one and one much more believable."
Mulder: "That this is a complex scheme. That the headless man planted behind the warden's desk is the work of a conspiracy of inmates."
Scully: "Or guards."
Mulder: "Okay, but imagine if it were true, Scully. Imagine if you could come back and take out five people who had caused you to suffer. Who would they be?"
Scully: "I only get five?"
Mulder: "I remembered your birthday this year, didn't I Scully?"
Mulder: "You think that he's come back, don't you?"
Dannielle Manley: "You know, I think that if anyone could it'd be Neech."
Warden Brodeur: "Am I on the list. Roque? Am I on that list? Is my name on that list?"
Sammom Roque: "You're number five. How's it feel to be on death row, Warden?"
Scully: "Woman gets lonely. Sometimes she can't wait around for her man to be reincarnated."