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Roswell, New Mexico Review – Who Kidnapped Alex Manes? (2×11)

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The war between humans and aliens is brewing on Roswell, New Mexico as the truth about Project Shepard is exposed.

And there are some pretty surprising parties involved.

When Alex was kidnapped, we speculated that it was either Forrest or one of the Manes men.

Thankfully, it wasn’t Forrest, well, at least he hasn’t been mentioned for now, which means that all the fans can breathe a sigh of relief because that means there’s still hope for their love story. 

However, I don’t think it’s Forrest that fans are going to be rooting for. 

Michael is the real deal. He quickly realized something was wrong with Alex after finding the napkin with the symbols on the back. 

And the way he fought to find Alex puts me right back on #TeamMalex. That’s true love. We’ve never seen Michael use his powers so boldly, and it’s because he’s never truly had anything to fight for. 

But the man he loves — and will always love — is in danger, so there was no stopping Michael.

Unfortunately, when your love story is that passionate, you become collateral.

Michael thought he was making a lot of headway when he ambushed Jesse Manes and later, Flint Manes, but instead, he walked straight into a trap because they were expecting him. 

They didn’t think Michael would catch on as quickly as he did, but they knew he would come to save Alex. 

Jesse might not understand his son at all, but he understands that Michael would do anything for Alex. I was really hoping that Michal wouldn’t lose the upper hand here, but it was obvious he didn’t stand a chance and that Jesse wasn’t actually trying to find his son.

Michael loves and cares about Alex so much that he’s going to create the very bomb to take out his own species, which is saying a lot. 

The unexpected twist with Project Shepard was the revelation that Liz and Rosa’s mother, Helena, was also somehow involved. We don’t know the role she’s playing in all of this, but she was the one to numb Michael’s powers, so she has to be pretty high up there.

When Helena was first introduced, it seemed to be more to explain Rosa’s addiction, so this twist gives her character so much more depth. What are her motivations? Has she known about aliens the whole time?

Did she know Max was an alien when she met him? Is that the reason she came back into town?

And what’s her connection to the Manes men? 

There was something teleneovela-ish about Helena’s entrance, and I have to admit, she makes a good villain.

It’s impressive that everyone seemed to stumble upon the revelation in their own way. 

Rosa and Isobel figured it out after finding a note on Micheal’s trailer that was written in her mother’s handwriting.

Despite harboring so much resentment for her mother, Rosa wanted to make sure her mother was safe after learning that she was “missing.” I’m intrigued to dig deeper into how Rosa’s relationship with her mom affected her. And will knowing the truth about her mother help her heal and move on?

Meanwhile, Max and Kyle teamed up for the first time ever to investigate the use of butyricol, a memory loss-inducing drug found in Cam’s system following her kidnapping, which led them to Flint’s home. Max found the sniper, which confirmed that Flint is the one who temporarily kidnapped him. 

There were so many moving parts in the episode, that at times, it was a little hard to keep track, but it’s comforting that everyone is on the same page now so that they can organize a plan to get Alex and Guerin back. 

Then there’s Diego, who I don’t trust for a minute. No man who was stood up and walked out on by his ex-fiance would be so eager to help her. 

It’s great that he’s willing to be there for Arturo, but if he’s so happy in his new relationship with Naomi, why is he so eager to hang around and help Liz at the cafe?

He kept bringing up wanting to know about her secret project, which rubbed me the wrong way. Diego seems to pretty well connected and in a similar field as Liz, so he’d likely understand the importance of an NDA, which means he wouldn’t push it unless he was trying to find out something. I hate that she even began telling him what she’s working on before informing Max about it. 

And I wasn’t a fan of how he kept pushing Liz to join his company, which she clearly shut down years ago because of their shady practices. 

What does Diego really want from Liz? Who is he really working for? Does he want her to admit she’s working with aliens?

Max figured out that Liz was up to something secretive, and she explained that it had to do with finding a rapid cure for Kyle’s girlfriend, Steph. I love that Max felt comfortable enough to confront her and that she came clean about it, but I wish they didn’t do it in the cafe because I feel like the ICE agents bugged the place and are listening in to everything.

And Max has no place to get upset with Liz for keeping secrets about her research when he hasn’t told her about the drugs to help him remember what happened to him as a child. 

Roswell, New Mexico has never shied away from political topics of racism and immigration, and it’s never been more necessary than right now. 

With all the hate happening in our country, the series delivered some powerful scenes in this episode and commentary about our society.

The writers likely didn’t intend for the episode to resonate as much as it did, but man, there were so many moments that did including Guerin’s speech to Jesse about being angry and lashing out because that’s the only way he can be heard or understood.

Then there was irrational fear of the Manes men that aliens were violent invaders that would colonize the planet, which was absurd. They do realize that there only three aliens who are just trying to live a normal life, right?

And finally, the racism Liz endured from the disgusting and hateful ICE agents, who wanted to antagonize her.

The whole scene was heartbreaking but painted a clear picture of how minorities are perceived in this country and how they’re stripped of their achievements and belittled by the jobs that they do. 

No, Liz isn’t a waitress, she owns the damn business and should be respected as a woman, daughter, and business owner. Can you even imagine thinking you can walk into someone’s business and disrespect them for fun because of their nationality? 

It’s unfortunate that Liz had to be prepared for such an attack, but I love that even when they hit low, she hit high proving that she did her research and wasn’t interested in being bullied.

She always told Diego that she had to be the perfect daughter so that no one could use anything against her, but he didn’t understand it until he witnessed the agent bringing up her “criminal record,” which is a vandalism charge for graffiti, against her. 

I may not have a good feeling about Diego, but I sure enjoyed him putting the ICE agents in their place. 

Other Roswell Moments

  • Rosa and Isobel’s relationship is sweet. Rosa showed her a very intimate moment to help her understand the pain brought on by Noah’s betrayal and not knowing her real mother. 
  • Rosa left rehab early, but hopefully, seeking the truth about being surrounded by those who love her helps her from relapsing. 
  • Kyle was fired from the hospital for stealing equipment. And when Max tried to help him return it, he did his best to help cover up for Liz. 
  • I’m still on the fence about Kyle and Steph’s relationship. Who is her father? There has to be more to this storyline than meets the eye. 

What did you think about the episode? Are you surprised the Manes men kidnapped Alex? Did you expect that Helena was involved?

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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Star Jeanine Mason Shares Sweet Update From Wedding



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Jeanine Mason is officially off the market!

The Roswell, New Mexico star, who announced her engagement back in March 2023, shared sweet wedding photos from her recent nuptials.

The So You Think You Can Dance champion is said to have married husband Nicholas late last year. 

She shared two intimate photos on Instagram, one of the duo kissing after they seemingly exchanged “I do’s” as their guests looked on, along with a second shot of the two cozying up to each other on the subway.

“So many thank yous to come. But for now, just one to this unbelievable man. I love you husband,” the Upload actress captioned the post, which you can see right here.

Brides got more of the scoop on the newlyweds and their big day, noting that she and Nicholas met on a dating app and later exhaling vows on the stoop of their New York City home, which is also where he proposed. 

“We thought, how fun would it be to bring our favorite people along for a weekend in our lives here in New York City and to fill all our neighborhood spots with our families and friends,” she told the outlet. “We imagined, ‘What would our ideal weekend be with our favorite people?’ and then, ‘How do we want to be married?’ We really threw tradition or answering to any standard out the window.”

With that said, they told guests to go all out with their outfits, telling them to “do the MOST.” 

Nicholas serves a major in the Army Reserves following years of active duty, so he opted for his military dress uniform.

They also used the day as an opportunity to hire as many artists as they possibly could, including a violinist to perform during the ceremony, local artists for illustrations, and florists for flowers and arches.

As for the public transit choice—that’s how everyone got to the reception! 

“We always knew we’d take the subway to the reception but this was the perfect way to start the party,” she said. 

Since Mason is Cuban, there was also plenty of music and dancing on a “large dance floor,” and she even danced the salsa with her dad as it’s a “huge part of our culture and the way we celebrate. I think we made the Cubans proud.”

Her co-stars immediately jumped into the comment section to share their congratulations—warming the hearts of The CW fans all around—as Michael Vlamis wrote “VLAMIS GOT MARRIED!!!!” Tyler Blackburn shared a series of heart emojis, Heather Hemmens wrote “So beautiful! Congrats you two!” and Lily Cowles added, “So gorgeous! Felicitaciones mi amor.”

Congrats to the happy couple—we wish you all the best on this new journey! 

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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Actress Jeanine Mason Shares Engagement News



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Jeanine Mason said ‘yes.’

The actress—best known for her role as Liz Ortecho on Roswell, New Mexicoshared the engagement news with her Instagram fans on March 9. 

“Always knew I’d find you in New York, fiancé. What a wild thing this love!” she captioned a stunning photo of herself kissing the now-fiancé in a subway station. The couple’s reflection can be seen in the train whizzing by. 

Plenty of her fellow cast members descended onto the comments section to congratulate her on the big moment.

Omg!!! Congrats you angel!” Tyler Blackburn, who played Alex Manes, wrote, to which his onscreen love interest, Michael Vlamis, who played Michael Guerin, responded, “remember when we got married?” Vlamis also commented with a handful of heart emojis. 

Amber Midthunder, who played Mason’s onscreen sister, Rosa, added, “Beauty on beauty on beauty ♥️✨ so happy for you sister,” while her onscreen bestie, Maria DeLuca, played by Heather Hemmens, noted, “Omggggg!!! Yaaaay congrats babe!!”

Other Hollywood stars chimed in, with Abbott Elementary star William Tyler James writing, “Congrats Jeanine!” as Florence Pugh wrote, “WHAAAAAAAT OH MY GAAAAAAD. Congratulations my darling girl. X.”

Of course, her fiancé’s identity was a hot topic in the comment section as Mason lives a relatively private life. There was speculation that she was dating her onscreen love interest and co-star Nathan Parsons (Max Evans), however, neither ever confirmed the romance aside from Parson’s once admitting that he had a girlfriend and the internet running with the theory that it was Mason. 

But now, the plot thickens because the man in the photo definitely bares a resemblance to Parsons, with many fans questioning if it’s really him. 

One seemed fairly certain that aside from looks, the man in the photo even has a similar posture and hairline. 

“Look at the hands in the pockets posture that is a Nathan thing and the side hair line looks familiar. I think it might be him. And if he hasn’t said anything it’s probably because he wants to keep his personal life private. So happy for her tho. 😊” the fan wrote. 

Parsons did not comment on the post, nor has he weighed in on the engagement, while Mason seemingly did not tag her beau on purpose. 

Regardless of who the mystery suitor is, we’re just thrilled for Mason and wish her all the best in the wedding planning stages!

You can see the breathtaking photo announcement right here!

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Roswell, New Mexico Series Finale Review – How’s It Going to Be (4×13)



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Lives hanging in the balance and time running out—it’s a classic Roswell predicament for the finale episode ever.

On Roswell, New Mexico Season 4 Episode 13, the Pod Squad outwitted Clyde once and for all, but it wasn’t the whole focus of the episode. 

Defeating the season’s biggest villain was important, yes, but it was equally, if not more important, to give these beloved characters a proper conclusion. We’ve come on this supernatural journey with them for four seasons, and science and powers aside, it’s always been about their evolution. And at the core of that evolution is love. Love always trumps hate, and when Clyde was eliminated, a new day began with new possibilities and potential. 

And there was so much love everywhere, even if the outcome didn’t look exactly as some envisioned it. 

Let’s get Clyde out of the way first. The series finale kicked off with Isobel and Max coming back to Roswell from the pocket dimension only to find their biggest foe holding their friends hostage.

They quickly broke free from his grasp thanks to Rosa, whose abilities at tuning frequencies came in handy. They also got her kidnapped, unfortunately, as Clyde used the proteins in her blood to redraw the star map so that he could set course for Oasis. Shivani would’ve never helped him if she knew that’s what he was doing, so he lied and told her that he brought Rosa so that they could isolate the proteins necessary to save her daughter. Honestly, the only feeling I can muster up for Shivani is sympathy. The woman was so far gone. As Allie (Shiri Appleby)informed Liz, her wife didn’t have a blind spot when it came to Nicole, she was simply blind. All logic went out the window as she attempted to resurrect her daughter. It was heartbreaking to see such an intelligent and accomplished woman fall prey to manipulating tactics, but she just couldn’t let go of the desire to save her daughter. She wanted to believe, so she did. Thankfully, in the end, she seemed to come to peace with the fact that Nicole was gone, and she even got her wife back!

Allie played an integral role in the episode as she helped Liz and Kyle recreate the mark of Ophiucus that would prevent Clyde from going back to the home planet. And she made it stick this time so he could never get it removed. She also created a solution to help cure Liz and Shivani from the effects of the mist. Getting in on the alien science wasn’t her only contribution as she also continued to be a great mentor for Liz in her time of need. I loved that the OG Roswell got to play a role in the spinoff, and it was the cherry on top of the sundae to see the original Liz in the alien headband one last time.

The true Bonnie and Clyde — Liz and Max — teamed up brilliantly to take down Clyde. He thought he had won and was even giving a victory speech before realizing that, much like Jones, he couldn’t one-up the great Liz Ortecho. One last time, the science won! And he disintegrated right then and there while watching Oasis slip through his tiny little aspiring-dictator fingers. 

And then, the real fun began. 

First up, a proper wedding for Alex and Michael Guerin. Yes, Alex finally shed the Manes name because “he was never much of a Manes man.” These two deserved the happy ending; they worked like hell for it. 

And I almost lost it when Guerin called Alex his husband while returning the favor and dedicating a song to him.

There were so many incredible moments: Guerin’s nervous telekinetic energy breaking things prior to the wedding, Walt Sanders giving Guerin a final send-off with a speech about finding great love amid everything and a trinket from his mother, and Alex and Guerin getting “the hell out of there”—a town that was never ready for their epic love story. 

We also saw the progression of a few more couples, including Kyle and Isobel. Their love story blossomed earlier in the season, so there wasn’t much here aside from the duo finding comfort in each other as one of the few staying behind in Roswell to find happiness. Bonnie also ended up flying solo, but I find comfort in knowing she’s going to have a permanent spot at Maria’s bar honing in on all the earthly things she’s come to love.

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There was also Maria and Dallas, who officiated the wedding, Maria realized Dallas made her feel “safe,” which is why she could astral project to him, and it was all code for “I have feelings for you.” For those on Team Gregory, Maria briefly touched on it by explaining that he just wasn’t her person in the end.

Maria and Dallas were a long time coming, and truthfully, I could watch a spinoff about them as a couple. Their chemistry is electric, but I also agree that before Dallas jumps into any relationship, he has to figure out who he is; he owes it to himself to understand where he came from. And those answers are waiting on Oasis, a planet that Maria confirmed is crumbling and on the edge of imploding if it isn’t saved by the Savior, Max Evans. 

Prior to her death in the pocket dimension, Tezca shared a crucial memory with Isobel that revealed Max is the only person capable of saving Oasis from destruction by using the blue flame to restore the energy in the crystals. He basically didn’t have a choice, which was devastating news for his love story with Liz, but also not entirely unexpected. Since day one, Max’s destiny was always tied to his home planet in some way, and try as he might to rewrite what’s meant to be by finding his other half in Liz, you can’t rewrite what’s written in the stars. 

Upon seeing the memory, and confirming with Maria that there is still a planet to save, Max knew in his heart what he had to do. 

Liz always knew it too, hence the “other foot” finally dropping. She may be his destiny on planet Earth, and the final scene revealed that she would be there for him when he got back, but he had another destiny to fulfill before they could get their happily ever after. 

And there’s nothing more earthly than a diamond to seal the deal. It’s a reflection of Max’s human side. He’s as human as he is alien at this point, so it’s important that the show didn’t forget about all the progress he’s made simply because of the Savior storyline. 

 The rock also looked damn good on Liz’s finger, plus, it’s nice to see supportive couples on television. Max would never keep Liz from doing her best work, and Liz couldn’t keep him from completing a mission eight decades in the making. They could never hold each other back, especially as his ancestors were relying on him to get the job done. It’s why I loved the science analogy about love; it was so fitting for all the different stages of their romance. They’ve gone through a rollercoaster of emotions, but it’s been worth it to see them come out on this side completely secure in themselves and in their love. They know that the distance is no match for their feelings, which is why they can plan for a future together even when things seem so uncertain. 

It’s unclear how long Max will be gone (it’s not like she can text him in another universe), but at least they’ve destroyed the imminent threat and now have a connection to the home planet. That’s all anyone has ever wanted. And once Max gets Oasis up and running, there’s no stopping Michael from visiting in the future and finally getting to see where he came from. To be honest, I thought Liz was going to jump through the portal with Max for a minute there since she really has nothing holding her back in Roswell. Her father is running his business, and Rosa is continuing on her path of self-discovery in New York. My guess is that there are some rules about interdimensional travel, however, and Liz wouldn’t have survived the trip since she’s not an alien. 

 The “ending” to Max and Liz’s romance is enough to satisfy fans while leaving the door open to a potential spinoff, possibly even on a network that would do a better job of showing Roswell, New Mexico the love that it deserves. I’m convinced more people would’ve watched the show if they promoted it better.  

But that’s neither here nor there because as it stands, the directors, writers, cast and crew gave fans the most fitting ending possible and love stories that can be felt across the universe. 

What did you think of the Roswell, New Mexico Series Finale?

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