X-Files 3x05 The List
- Mr. Simon ? Are you ready ? - Yeah.
Excuse me, Warden. It's 5:00, sir.
- How's Neech ? - He's still in with his wife.
No, I mean how is he ? How's he doing ?
Well, he won't eat his meal, and he won't see the chaplain.
- Told him to get the hell out. - What about the hired man ?
All right. Let's get Neech prepped.
If God can't save his sorry ass, neither can l.
Time's up, Neech !
2,000 volts, man.
You ain't never coming back, freak!
[Woman] It's just like Iíve always told you.
- I swear on my life, Neech. - Time to go.
I ain't ever gonna love another man.
You hear me ? I won't.
I won't betray our love. Ever.
It's time, Neech. Time to go.
That phone call's gonna come,
and the governor is gonna come through.
Gotta go now.
We've got a hood if you want it.
- Itís your option. - No.
Is there anything you want to say, Neech ?
Last words ?
I've been here 11 years, 56 days, and now youíre gonna murder me.
The Lord says thou shall be merciful and just. I know no mercy.
Allah says the spirit shall rise again...
and be reborn into this life.
- The soul shall be recast, - You should begin, Father.
-born unto new flesh. - "The Lord is my shepherd--"
I will return to avenge all the petty tyranny...
and the cruelty I have suffered.
I will be recast, reincarnated,
reunion of spirit and flesh.
Mark my words.
Five men will die.
- Save it. - Five men will go down !
This will be my justice ! This will be my law !
This will be my capital punishment,
and no stay of execution will be granted,
for there is no prejudice, no evidence to be admitted,
-no lawyer who did not perform his job. - Fry him.
These men will die righteous deaths !
-[Electricity Humming] - [ Straining ]
Napoleon "Neech" Manley.
He was convicted in 1 984 for double murder...
in the holdup of a Florida liquor store.
The actual gunman was killed in the pursuit.
Manley was driving the getaway car and got sentenced to death.
He was put to death in the electric chair three days ago.
He'd been to the chair twice before, but the governor granted him last-minute stays.
Third time's a charm. What's your interest in this ?
Manley was interesting. He was well-read, charismatic.
He became a writer, a kind of prison philosopher.
A week before his execution, word went through the prison...
that Neech said he was gonna be reincarnated.
He was gonna come back from the dead.
Well, reincarnation has always been popular on death row for obvious reasons.
Apparently, this was more than just a dying man's hope against hope.
- What do you mean ? - Manley didnít just claim that he was gonna come back,
but that he was gonna take vengeance on five men who had mistreated him.
Yesterday a death row guard was found dead inside the cell...
that Manley had occupied those 11 years.
His death cannot be explained.
[Scully] Has a cause of death been determined?
Suffocation, near as we can tell.
Somebody must have snuffed him with a pillow.
[Mulder] Any idea how one of your guards could get murdered...
in an empty cell like this ?
No. It's not supposed to happen, not with all the precautions we're taking.
I see the guards here all wear panic devices. Was the victim's activated ?
No. Apparently, he never touched it.
[Mulder] According to our reports, there were threats this might happen.
There's always threats of violence in here.
Prison's nothing but a police state, basically.
Do you give any credence to Neech Manley's claims...
that he was gonna come back and take revenge ?
Neech Manley. Hmm.
A smart man. Very smart man.
In fact, if heíd stayed outside, I would have figured him for a Nobel Prize.
But he made a mistake. Paid for it with his life.
A man of that intelligence, you put him inside for 10 or 11 years,
you're gonna have to pay for it.
- What do you mean ? - There's nothing but bitterness and resentment in here...
7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
It gets honed to a real fine point.
So youíre saying that Manley planned this...
and is carrying it out with the help of someone else.
Elaborate as Shakespeare.
Now, if you want to see the victim's body--
[Guard] Visitors coming through ! Woman on the block !
We're holding the corpse until the state pathologist...
comes down this afternoon and conducts the official autopsy.
That information should help us solve the murder.
[Mulder] Did Manley have many friends among the prisoners ?
A man has to have friends in prison to keep an eye on his enemies.
A man has to have friends in prison to keep an eye on his enemies.
- Mostly, people were just afraid of him. - Warden ?
- What is it ? - The body.
I think you should take a look.
I suggest you get it into refrigeration,
or you're not gonna have anything left to autopsy.
[Mulder] Iíve been told you believe Neech Manley's claims.
It's not a matter of how or if heís coming back.
The question is, when...
- is he coming back again ? - What are you saying, Speranza ?
You believe Manley killed that guard ?
- How would you explain it ? - A prisoner waits for an opportunity--
Hey, look around. We ain't got but an opportunity...
to itchy-scratchy outside our cells.
Yeah, but youíve got prisoners on work detail. Trustees. A man slips away.
This is "Q" block, death row. Don't nobody come in and out of here...
without a guard watching, and lately, you got double that.
'Cause everybody's afraid of what they say can't be true.
- Neech is back. - Reincarnated.
Well, he would have called it "transmigration of the soul."
- Into what form ? - You, me, this mattress-- I don't know.
He didn't specify, but he's back.
I can feel it.
The man was electric, you know what I'm saying ? Pure energy.
Would it be possible to see the cell where the guard was murdered ?
I'll open it up for you.
-Any idea how he did it ? - Like I said, the man--
-[Wolf Whistle] -[Man] Yeah, sweet roja !
Nothing's been touched. It's pretty much the way Neech left it.
- Did you know Neech Manley ? - Oh, yeah. I knew him.
- What was he like ? - Neech ?
- Neech was so full of B.S., he couldn't stand it. - How is that ?
He actually started to believe that crap he'd been preaching all those years,
as if knowing all them religions made him some kind of god.
- Who do you think killed the guard ? - I don't know who killed him,
but I damn well know who didn't kill him.
Are you afraid at all ?
Me ? I just keep my ass covered and my eyes peeled.
-Same as always. -[Man] Fornier!
Hey, down here !
I'm gonna check back on your partner.
- Everything okay in there ? -[Mulder] Yeah, we're fine.
[ Whispering ] I'm not gonna hurt you.
I only want to talk to you, okay ?
I know who he's going to kill.
There's a list. One of the cons has it.
A man named Roque.
Who are you ?
My name's Parmelly. I want to help you.
[Fornier] Agent Scully ?
I was just looking around.
Not a place for a woman to be doing that alone.
- I'm ready to go now. - Okay. I'll be right there.
- Guard ! - What's wrong, Scully ?
I'm just ready to get out of here.
[Guard] I want every paintbrush and putty knife...
to be accounted for, understand?
Come on, gentlemen, move it.
It's the guard. It's Fornier.
Come on, you guys. Break it up.
I said get back.
I guess they haven't recovered the body yet,
so it's going to be difficult to establish an exact cause of death.
What did your preliminary exam turn up ?
Well, it looks like the head was severed just below the jaw line...
with repeated stabbing blows from a putty knife.
There were no other indications of trauma to the head.
From the eyewitness reports, there were already fly larvae infesting the flesh.
That seems unusual, considering the short time-of-death window.
Not altogether. Here, let me show you this.
Lucilia Cuprina, better known as the green bottle fly.
They can lay their eggs within a minute after death occurs,
and they breed more rapidly in a hot, humid environment.
In the anaerobic environment inside the paint can ?
On my autopsy on the first victim,
the lungs were absolutely alive with infestation.
Hmm. What was determined to be the cause of that death ?
Best I can figure, given the lack of indicators, he was suffocated to death.
Either that... or he drowned.
[Jail Door Unlocks]
[Guard] You've got a visitor, Roque.
- I hear you have a list. - I prefer not to talk about it here.
Not on the block.
You's a dead man, Roque! You hear me ?
I'm gonna peel that head like an onion!
I'm gonna break you off a big chunk! You hear me ?
He ain't gonna tell you nothing but a bunch of lies !
You talk, punk, I gonna make you my Maytag !
He's a liar !
How did you come by this list you claim to have ?
I heard Neech on the bars one night telling Speranza.
- How many names are on the list ? - Five.
just like Neech said.
So you knew those two guards were gonna be murdered.
I knew they were on the list, yeah.
Who do you think killed them ?
I don't know.
I just know who's on the list.
You want to make some kind of deal, huh ?
That's right. I want a transfer out of this hole.
Why ? Are you on the list ?
I ain't saying nothing.
Not until I get my deal.
Well, what if they don't give you what you want ?
Then they're gonna see the other three die.
- Can't do it. I can't make that deal. - You don't have the authority ?
No. If I make that deal, I might as well go into the deal-making business.
Every con with half a brain would come up with a scheme like that.
What if it saves three lives ? Isn't that a deal worth making ?
Look, my job is about controlling anarchy.
I don't run this prison. I just patrol it.
Basically, it's war in here.
We have freedom. They don't.
Anything these men want, somehow it finds its way in here.
They want another prisoner dead, somebody's gonna find a way to put a shiv in.
These aren't prisoners. These are guards you've got being murdered.
Yes, and if I back down now, all I'll be doing...
is sending a message about the benefits of killing prison guards.
Thereís a conspiracy at work here.
I don't know who's behind it.
But I am gonna crack it. That's my job.
Ohh-- What the hell ? Guard !
Guard ! Guard ! Get in here !
I guess he'll be able to finish up that autopsy now, Scully.
[Scully] He had quite a library.
Looks like Neech Manley knew his Bible.
Listen to this.
"I come in return to the beginning of the end...
"to begin again the journey of souls,
the godhead universal for whom there is no death, only life eternal."
- What's that from ? - Neech Manley, 1994.
This stuff goes on for pages. There's references to the Hindu Atman,
Prarabdha, the Rosicrucians, Zoroastrianism.
The man was obsessed with reincarnation.
Being obsessed with it doesn't mean you can do it.
Unless he knew something we don't.
Like what ? The secret password ?
Every major world religion encompasses the idea of life after death.
That means millions of people believe in some kind of transmigration...
or rebirth of the soul.
I'm sorry, Mulder. That's not what I learned in catechism.
Well, even Christianity teaches about the resurrection...
and ascendancy of the heavenly body.
Do you honestly believe that Neech Manley came back from the dead to kill those two men ?
- Is there another theory ? - A very good one, and one much more believable.
That this is a complex scheme,
that the headless man planted behind the warden's desk...
is the work of a conspiracy of inmates.
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 ? - I only get five ?
I remembered your birthday this year, didn't l, Scully ?
Well, hereís somebody we havenít talked to yet.
- She should know better than anybody else. -[Knocking On Door]
- Mrs. Manley ? - Yes ?
We're from the F.B.I.
Weíd like to ask you a few questions about your husband.
I had this dream.
Had it many times.
They put Neech in that chair,
then they flipped the switch,
but that he wouldn't die.
They couldn't kill him.
He's a powerful man.
-A very powerful man. - Did he share his thoughts about dying with you ?
Neech wasn't afraid to die.
Because of his beliefs ?
See, I only got to have personal visiting days...
right before the execution dates.
There was three in the last 1 1years.
I could feel the power of his beliefs...
right through that visiting glass.
You think he's come back, donít you ?
I think that if anyone could,
it'd be Neech.
Getup, Roque. Putting on the chains.
Hey, man, for what ?
The warden wants to talk to you.
- Other way. - Where we going ?
Let go of my arm ! Iím going !
What you want with me anyway ?
Stop pushing !
- I want to talk to you about this list. - I ain't saying nothing.
Come on, Roque, you got a big mouth.
What are you shutting up now for, huh ?
Who's on the list ?
Am I on the list, Roque ? Am I on that list ?
Is my name on that list ?
You're number five.
How's it feel to be on death row, Warden ?
Did you catch her body language ?
She was nervous... or scared.
Of what ? That her husband's gonna keep his word ?
A lot could have happened in her life in those 11 years Neech was in prison.
- A lot probably did. - You mean she thinks she's on the list ?
I don't know, but I've been thinking a lot about that list, Scully.
[Cell Phone Ringing]
We're on our way.
That was the warden. There's been another death.
- Who ? - Roque.
They found him beaten to death in the showers on death row.
[Man] Gotta go now.
[ Gasps, Sighs ] Oh, God.
You scare me when you do that.
Why ? You think it's him ?
- Wh-Where are you going ? - I'm going to work.
Parm, I'm scared.
You feel me ? I'm shaking like a little kitten.
Now what are you scared of?
What if somebody finds out ? l-l mean, what if--
Will you stop your worrying ?
Everything's gonna be all right. Hmm ?
He ain't coming back, Danielle.
Hey. Hey, you movin' in ?
Got room in my cell for you, baby.
- Who found the body ? - One of my guards.
- No one heard anything ? - Nobody who should have.
I'm ordering a lockdown of this facility until the situation is under control.
As far as I'm concerned, anyone who had contact with Neech Manley...
is a suspect.
[Parmelly] I warned you.
Why Roque ?
Neech hated Roque.
They pretty near tried to kill each other once.
- Then why the other victims ? - Neech probably hated them too.
Did Neech have a history with the guards who died ?
Neech had a small behavioral problem...
about a year, a year and a half ago.
Fornier and the other men had to, uh, discipline him.
How badly was he beaten ?
- He took his licks. - So there's a pattern here.
A logic. All these men had a violent history with Neech.
They all caused him to suffer physical pain.
- What are you getting at ? - A lockdown may not solve your problem, Warden.
- Sure as hell put a lid on it. - If itís a conspiracy among the inmates.
But how many inmates could have put that body in your office ?
How many could have gotten access ?
You're saying the guards are involved ?
I'm saying that Roque may not be victim number three.
Now, I need a name from you.
I need the name of Neech's executioner.
- It's confidential. - How many men know it ?
Three men, including me.
We place an ad, pay him in cash.
- There's no written record. - His life may be in danger.
- There is no chance-- - Look at it this way, Warden.
If I'm right, it'll reduce your list of suspects to four.
I said three men knew that name.
I'm counting Neech Manley.
Mr. Simon ?
Perry Simon ?
Couple of days' worth of mail.
What is it ?
I told you, didn't I ?
You told me everything but what I need to know.
Who else is on that list, John ?
- I can't tell you that. - How's he doing it, John ?
- I really can't tell you. - And youíre just gonna let those men die ?
- Ain't my call ! - They're gonna pin it on somebody !
- They're gonna pin it on you. - They're gonna what ?
- What are they gonna do to me ? - Put you in solitary.
One hour a week outside your cell, no contact with anyone.
They say it can break a man.
I can't tell you, man.
You're afraid of Neech ?
- I saw him. - You saw Neech.
Standing outside my cell, big as life.
Tell me who else is on the list, John. Who's next ?
I can't tell you who's on the list.
But I can tell you Roque... wasn't on it.
-[Door Opens] - Roque's not on it ?
Mulder, can I have a minute ?
Iíve just been going over Neech's phone calls over the last two months.
Over 30 of them were made to a man named Danny Charez,
- twice as many as to his own wife. - And ?
Charez has been here three times to see Speranza since the first murder.
He could be working with him on the outside.
Look, I've got nothing to hide.
Okay, then. What's your business with John Speranza ?
I was trying to get Speranza a deal.
- What kind of deal ? - Retrial maybe.
Reopen the case. I got some connections with the government.
What kind of connections ?
I used to be an attorney.
Actually, I represented Neech Manley.
You were Neech Manley's defense lawyer?
I was 26. I was court-appointed.
I had no business on a death-penalty case.
Why help Speranza now ?
I heard about Neech's death list. Word gets around.
And I know he blames me for him getting fried,
so I figured I got to try something.
You think Speranza's got some sway with Neech ?
I'm just trying to save my ass. I've been to the governor, Speranza, Neech's wife--
Why Neech's wife ?
Maybe she's got some mojo with him too. I don't know.
Anyway, I got run out of there by her crazy boyfriend.
- She has a boyfriend ? - Works at the prison.
Waving a freakin' gun in my face.
- Hello, John. - What do you want ?
Oh, no, sit down, sit.
I'm here to do you good.
- What you talking about ? - I want to be your advocate.
I'm gonna get them to look at your case again,
pull a few strings up in Tallahassee.
- And what do you want from me ? -Just call off the dogs.
What do you say ? Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
I'll have somebody from the governor's office down here to see you by this weekend.
[ Clanking ]
[ Gasps, Muffed Screaming ]
[Danielle] Where have you been ?
- Out. - Out. What do you mean, out ?
What's with you ?
You see who's sitting outside watching this house ?
You see that car out there ?
You know who that is ? Huh ? It's the stupid F.B.I.
They came here tonight asking about you.
- About me ? - Said they saw you...
waving a gun in some lawyer's face in my front yard.
- That's crazy ! - I thought you said nobody knew about us. Now look it !
just look it.
A woman gets lonely.
Sometimes she can't wait around for a man to be reincarnated.
I think we should notify the warden.
- Is that the man ? - That's him.
Yeah, give me Vincent Parmelly's work sheet for the last week.
Now, you say you saw him with Neech's wife ?
Yes. I hadn't reported it, but that same guard also cornered me...
and made an overture for prisoner Roque.
- He's tied in with Roque ? - Well, does it make sense to you...
that Parmelly is Neech's assassin ?
I don't know Parmelly that well. Heís a transfer in from out of state.
He's only been here six months.
According to an attorney, he had brandished a gun at the residence.
What attorney ?
A man named Charez.
- [ Scoffs ] - You know him ?
Everybody knows Danny Charez.
- He was found dead earlier this evening at his apartment. - Murdered ?
Suffocated to death, or so it seems.
Well, he could be the fifth victim.
I think somebody ought to go out and arrest Vincent Parmelly.
Oh, my God.
What the hell you doing ?
- He's here. - What are you talking about ?
Neech. I saw him.
Somebody's here, but it ain't Neech.
They're coming here.
- It's you, isn't it ? - What ?
- You're him. - You're crazy, baby.
[ Knocking ]
Put that gun away, Danielle. That's the police out there.
- This is Agent Mulder. Please open the door. - I should've known.
I should've opened my eyes.
Mrs. Manley, we're federal agents. Open the door.
- The way you touched me. -[Mulder] Danielle !
And the sound of your voice.
Point that gun away, Danielle. I'm telling you.
They're gonna put you away just like your old man.
- Donít you come near me. - You're seeing ghosts.
Mrs. Manley, open the door.
She's got a gun on Parmelly.
Center room, facing away.
- On a count. -[Gunshot]
- Drop your weapon ! -[Scully] Put it down !
- Put it down ! - Drop your weapon, Danielle.
Let's get a paramedic in here.
It was him. He came back.
I swear it was him. It was Neech.
- No, we're going this-- - What you talkin' about ?
- Somebody wants to talk to you. - What kind of crap is this ?
Who wants to talk tome ?
Well, the warden's office is that way.
- Weíre going down here. - Uh-uh. No.
Man, this is bull! I ain't going for it!
What the hell is this, man ? Why do you wanna talk tome in the shower for anyway ?
[ Laughing ] Hear about your friend Parmelly tonight ?
- He's not my friend. - Oh, he's not your friend ?
Well, it doesn't matter anymore anyway, does it, huh ?
- You promised me a deal. - Yeah, well, that was when there was a deal to be made.
Who else was in on it, John ?
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