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Roswell, New Mexico Review – Mama’s Back 2×07)

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Sometimes, in order to move on, you have to come to terms with the past. 

Liz had to face her mother, Helena, who blew into town to stir up some trouble on Roswell, New Mexico

Liz kept her guard up for much of the night despite her mother insisting that she was a better person trying to make up for her past mistakes. 

Change is hard, which is why Liz didn’t believe for a second that her mother, an addict who abandoned her family in search of something greater and never looked back, was capable of it. 

And she was right. 

Helena came back after 7 years pretending to be a different person, but all she still cared about was herself. 

There were a few redeemable moments like Helena proving that she’d always kept up with her daughter and was proud of her successes via the Internet, but she also didn’t acknowledge how problematic and hurtful her behavior was for both of her daughters. 

Her mother almost got her by telling her she was sober since Rosa’s death and gifting her with the shoes Liz always wanted when she was younger, but Liz had been betrayed so many times that she knew better than to give in.

She also knew what to look for and caught her mother trying to steal from them again. The woman has no shame. 

After realizing her mother had come back only to pull one over on them again, Liz was finally able to confront her mother about how she abandoned them and how she was crippled by her mother’s unattainable expectations. 

Thankfully, Liz decided against allowing Rosa to see her mother. She knew her mom was an opportunist who would try to exploit the situation. 

Liz’s anger ran deep, but she had time to heal and process. The same cannot be said for Rosa, whose wounds were much fresher since less time passed for her. 

Rosa snapped simply by watching from the sidelines and accidentally lit Helena’s car on fire. Imagine the damage she would’ve done if she actually confronted her mother. 

Because of her inability to cope with her new normal, Rosa continues falling back into old habits. 

The vicious cycle continued as she turned to drugs to numb the pain of being hardwired to fail. 

If she only believed in herself and her recovery the way others believe in her. Liza has sacrificed so much to help her sister and try to get her to a better place only to get it thrown it back into her face. Usually, it comes from Rosa but this time, her mother explained she was wasting her talents by staying in Roswell. Little did Helena know, her late daughter was right upstairs and was the real reason why Liz was staying put.

Liz was also sticking around to help Arturo, which is yet another thing her selfish mother couldn’t see through.

It’s unfortunate that despite everything they’ve been through, Rosa still doesn’t feel comfortable being honest with Liz. She kept her mother’s addiction a secret and allowed her to believe that her mother sobered up. 

As for Liz, she needs to come back down to reality. She thinks that being there for Rosa is good enough, but the only way to help her is by getting her professional help.

The only good thing that happened from Helena’s visit was that she signed over the Crashdown to Liz, who can now finally help her father get a green card. And Max was able to get back the ring she stole by threatening to destroy the new life she created with a politician if she caused any more trouble. 

Honestly, I’m here for hero Max. He owns it. Plus, it’s giving him some much-needed edge because previously, he was just the kid made googly eyes at Liz. 

Liz and Rosa weren’t the only ones facing the past. 

Rosa really hurt Isobel when she said she was a prime target for Noah because she was broken. 

Since his death, Isobel has been trying to find herself, and in that process, she realized she needed to know where she came from… more importantly, who she came from. 

It’s been heartbreaking to watch Isobel beat herself up about what happened and wonder what she could have done to change it. A mindless hookup with a woman forced her to re-examine her life and it had a positive effect. 

Isobel no longer believes that she has to be the “perfect Stepford wife” or fit into some mold when she’s always been so much more. Noah snuffed out her greatness, but she’s getting it back little by little. 

She approached Michael Guerin about finding out who her real parents were, and he was more than eager to have her on board. 

Guerin has been spending much of his time investigating his real mother, which has allowed him to gain some insight about Liz and Max’s potential parents. 

Guerin also realized that he needs to find answers on how to help Maria De Luca, whose family was revealed to have undergone human experiments at Caulfield prison. 

When Maria got a “hallucination” of Kyle Valenti getting abducted, she assumed she was inheriting the illness that destroyed her grandmother and now, her mother. 

Valenti ran some tests to rule out that she’s an alien, which is when he noticed that her grandmother’s medical treatment was paid for by the same fake insurance that paid for his father’s cancer treatment. 

A quick investigation revealed her grandmother was part of Caulfield’s experiments to weaponize alien powers. This would explain why Mimi DeLuca is always wandering around connecting to some greater being. 

Obviously, whatever they did to her has been passed on from generation to generation, but while Maria always viewed it as a curse, it may be more than a blessing. 

It was very evident that what she was seeing was more of a vision than a hallucination and thankfully, she was able to figure it out in the knick of time and stop Kyle from getting run over by a drunk driver. 

But why wasn’t she able to help her mother or Cameron? Why did the visions kick in now?

They seem to be different than the phases her mother goes in and out of, but maybe this is just the beginning stages?

Maria has always been on the sidelines because she was never tethered to any of the supernatural dealings, but bringing her in with these new powers is exciting. 

After Maria and Guerin saved Kyle, the tension between him and Steph overflowed and they finally hooked up. The exchanges between them have gotten weird and mean-spirited as of late, so I’m glad they’re owning up their feelings. 

Though, there’s something off with Steph, she’s clearly sick and refuses to be upfront with him. 

But Kyle’s been asking the right questions when he brought up why she’s always in the hospital. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he saw her on the operating table?

Did he completely forget about that?

Sometimes, when I watch this series, I think that I missed an episode or a scene because what we’ve seen previously just doesn’t flow or make any logical sense. Kyle and Steph’s friendship turned relationship feels a lot like that. 

It was obvious they were going to get together, but it’s so strange.

However, Kyle deserves to be happy, especially after he spent years pining over Liz and doing anything for her without getting anything in return. 

Max even mentioned that he wanted to look into the past to figure out the memory of a boy being chained. He believes it could be a pre-pod memory, but Isobel and Guerin both advised against it because they don’t want Max to put too much stress on his heart.

If Isobel is going to start digging in the past, though, it’s only fair for Max to be allowed to explore his very real memories. 

What do you think his memory is? Why were they chained? And will unearthing something about their parents make them remember traumatic events?

Before he gets to any of that, he has to find Cameron. 

Even when Max isn’t feeling 100%, he’ll still put his life on the line for those he cares about.

How sad is it that not one person realized she’s missing? It took a man coming back from the dead to wonder what happened to her.

Still, Max is a good guy, there’s no doubt about that. Rosa might not see the goodness in him, especially since she feels like he tortured her while he was dead, but she needs to be grateful that he even gave her a second chance. 

Maybe if she accepted her new powers, she would realize that they trump all her insecurities and anxieties from before she was dead!

What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments! 

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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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