Every Name on James Reece’s Terminal List (and What They Did)
Warning: this article contains spoilers for the list of terminals
The basis of Prime Video’s adaptation of The list of terminals is James Reece’s actual list of people to kill, all of which contributed to the deaths of his family and his SEAL team. Starring Chris Pratt as Commander James Reece, The list of terminals the cast includes co-stars Taylor Kitsch, Jai Courtney, Constance Wu, LaMonica Garrett and Jeanne Tripplehorn with David DiGilio serving as writer/showrunner. The show is the latest entry in Prime Video’s series of military thrillers, such as Reach and Jack Ryanbased on books and/or characters from popular novels of the genre.
The list of terminals is Carr’s first novel featuring Reece as the main protagonist, which he wrote with Pratt in mind. The role is a big change for Pratt, trading the goofy charm of roles like Andy Dwyer and Starlord for a hard-working military professional. Playing a war-torn Navy SEAL is tailor-made for Chris Pratt, online backlash and all, which exudes Reece’s emotional loss, pain, courage and revenge with inspired dedication. After the deaths of his entire SEAL team and then his wife and daughter, Reece sets out to root out everyone responsible for their deaths, top to bottom.
Making a “kill list” on the back of his daughter’s latest drawing, Reece adds names as new revelations emerge and The list of terminals grows to include all sorts of individuals responsible for its downfall. From those who chose to use the experimental drug RD4895 on his SEAL team without their knowledge, to those who profited from it, to those who spilled the truth and those who committed the actual murders, Reece’s list leaves no stone unturned. no one safe from revenge. . Below is a list of who made the list, why they are on it, and how Reece treated them on the show.
NCIS Agent Josh Holder
Josh Holder is played by Warren Kole in The list of terminals, an NCIS agent assigned to Reece’s case, specifically the murder of his family and “Boozer”, the only other surviving member of the SEAL Team ambush. Ultimately, Holder was paid to help cover up the murders and provide evidence that would cast Reece as the killer. Once discovered to be a dirty agent by Reece’s Katie Buranek and Constance Wu, Holder becomes the first name on James Reece’s terminal list. Reece confronts Holder at his home late that night, shooting him in the head after he confesses his role in setting up/covering up, giving Reece the name Saul Agnon to add to the list.
Agnon is played by Sean Gunn in Amazon Prime The list of terminals, a sleazy middleman and associate of Steve Horn who helps broker deals for his company, up to and including hiring a hitman to kill Reece and his family in order to protect their interests. Reece and Edwards examine Agnon’s dealings and decide to overpower and interrogate him, breaking into his rental house and tying him up where Reece gets him to confess that Mexican sicarios have been hired to kill his family and that Steve Horn is behind it all. Reece overdoses him on methadone, killing him painlessly.
Steve Horn is played by Jai Courtney, the CEO of Capstone Industries and the man who funded the creation of The list of terminalsis the drug RD4895. In his pride he worked with Secretary Hartley, Admiral Pillar, etc. to circumvent the FDA to expedite the drug’s processing, implementing tests on Reece’s SEAL team without their knowledge, which resulted in them all developing brain tumors. Although the drug makers later fixed the tumor problem, the SEAL team was already affected by the tumors. In order to cover up the illegal corners they cut to get drugs approved, Horn and his conspirators orchestrated the ambush that killed the team (minus Reece), later hiring hitmen to kill Reece and his family. and make it look like Reece was the killer. Reece eventually catches up to Horn and sets off an EFP bomb on his van, before shooting him down the steps of his corporate office.
Boykin is played by Butch Klein in The list of terminals, an oil businessman acting on behalf of Horn’s Capstone Industries, helping to smuggle two sicarios into the United States and kill Reece and his family. Reece kills one of the men when they attempt to kill him in the hospital, while the other escapes with a wound in Mexico. Reece sets up a sniper position along Boykin’s drive to work and shoots him from afar, killing him as his car leaves the roadway.
El Navajas aka Little Assassin
El Navajas is played by Albert Valladares in The list of terminals, one of two assassins who escaped Reece’s wrath after killing his wife and daughter and attempting to kill him. The sicario was injured by Chris Pratt The list of terminals character during the assassination attempt, but still managed to get away. Reece tracks El Navajas to Mexico, where he raids his hideout, capturing and torturing the sicario to death, gutting him with his tomahawk.
Admiral Gerald Pillar
Pillar is played by Nick Chinlund in The list of terminals, the commander of Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, who was paid by Capstone (along with Commander Bill Cox and JAG Captain Howard) to profit from the testing and implementation of the experimental drug RD-4895, allowing the SEAL team from being tested without their consent, helping to orchestrate their demise in a planned assault and assisting with all aspects of the cover-up, while working with Secretary Hartley and Capstone to do so. Reece eventually finds out about Pillar, Cox, and Howard’s involvement and kidnaps Howard, making him agree to wear a suicide vest to kill himself and Piller, which he does.
Commander Bill Cox
Cox is played by LaMonica Garrett in The list of terminals, Coronado’s second-in-command and co-conspirator with Pillar and Howard in profiting from, testing, and covering up RD-4895, including the death of Reece’s family. Cox is confronted by Reece, who tackles him to the ground and breaks his arm before drugging him. Cox wakes up to find himself at the ocean’s edge of Coronado where Reece asks the disgraced Commander to keep a training diary in the water, eventually leaving him to drown when he cannot bear the weight.
JAG Captain Howard
Howard is played by Matthew Rauch in The list of terminals and is part of the Naval Command trio of conspirators alongside Pillar and Cox, also profiting from the testing and cover-up of RD-4895, which killed Reece’s SEAL team and family. Reece and Edwards work together to kidnap Howard, eventually bringing him, his wife and son to the beaches of Coronado where Howard is given the choice to wear a suicide vest to kill Pillar or his wife and son will be killed. Howard agrees to the plan to spare his family, carrying the device to Pillar’s officer where Reece remotely triggers it, killing them both.
Secretary Lorraine Hartley
Hartley is played by Jeanne Tripplehorn in The list of terminals, who is the Secretary of Defense on the show, ultimately responsible for helping cut corners and testing the experimental drug on Reece’s SEAL team without their consent, as well as allowing their deaths from occurring in an organized ambush. The reason for hiding the drug’s side effects is to help ensure that a fixed version is approved and implemented, thereby generating huge profits and lending more praise to its political legacy. Initially Reece’s ally, he eventually discovers his role in the plot, becoming a late addition to the roster. Reece confronts her when he attacks her compound, but before he can shoot her, she grabs a gun and kills herself.
Edwards is portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in The list of terminals. A former SEAL and Reece’s teammate, Edwards is a CIA agent who acts as Reece’s partner in executing the list throughout the series, until it is later discovered that he was the one who ambushed Reece’s SEAL team (Operation Odin Sword), which resulted in their deaths. He rationalized it as wanting men “die with their boots on” when he learned from Admiral Pillar that the medicine had given them all the tumors they would all die of anyway. He was paid $20 million by Capstone to help orchestrate the ambush, but felt guilty when Reece’s family was killed following the cover-up. After sailing to Peru, Reece catches up with Edwards on his boat, where Edwards confesses and shows remorse before Reece presumably kills him off camera.
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