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Roswell – Tearin’ Up My Heart (1×03)

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Given the title of tonight’s Roswell episode, you were probably a little miffed to find out there weren’t any Backstreet Boys appearances. So was I.

Though I will say that I am wholeheartedly invested in this series and the small town of Roswell, New Mexico.

Things got a little weird with a scavenger hunt, a drive-in, and a murder mystery, but the hour was well worth it.

Keep this momentum going please!

On “Tearin’ Up My Heart” they really ramped up the murder mystery by posing the question: who killed Rosa and making Max the number one suspect.

In retrospect, Liz’s assumption that Max killed Rosa was valid as she dug up evidence to what happened to her sister.

Max hasn’t been completely honest with her and she knows an alien was to blame for Rosa’s death.

There are only three aliens in town that could be to blame. If she wasn’t initially expecting Max, she was after her scavenger hunt led her to love letters presumably from Max to Rosa.

I am so glad they didn’t go down that route because man, love triangles, specifically with a dead girl, are not something any of us need to be involved in.

After Liz confronted Max, he confessed that he’s always loved her and Rosa knew about it. What is Liz going to do with that information?

Despite her anger and need for revenge, there is a chemistry between them that cannot be ignored.

And it seems like Rosa kept a lot of secrets before her death.

Also keeping secrets? Isobel.

Whatever happened during that movie night at the drive-in when she was trying to control Liz’s mind was reflective of a guilty conscience.

She kept seeing Rosa pop up for a reason. Michael is weary about Max’s relationship with Isobel, however, it seems like Isobel is the most concerned. It’s almost like she has the most to lose.

I definitely don’t think she’s being honest with Max about what happened the night of the murder.

It seems like Isobel and Rosa were close friends until something went wrong. But what is that something?

I was also surprised by how openly Isobel was using her powers in proximity to the Army and Jesse. If they are trying to go undetected, why the heck is she being so careless?

Max was also pretty careless when he agreed to let Liz run tests on him.

He made it clear that he didn’t want to be a test subject, and that’s exactly what he became. Love is blind, I know, but he shouldn’t be that naive.

Michael and Alex tried their best to make a relationship work, but we all knew it wasn’t ever going to.

At the core, Alex believes everything his father, Jesse, believes about Michael — that he’s a criminal who is never going to change.

He wants to be with him, but he’s also embarrassed of him, which means it won’t ever work out.

We cannot blame Alex for being at odds with himself because that ideology was instilled in him when he was growing up.

His father has a very old school and army mentality and believes Alex should act like the esteemed soldier that he is.

Thankfully, Jesse doesn’t know Michael is actually an alien as that’s probably the only thing he hates more than the LGBTQ community.

While he tried to manipulate Kyle into revealing the patient touched by the alien “hand,” he wasn’t successful as Kyle is loyal to Liz and realized that Jesse wasn’t being completely honest with him.

Yes, at this point in time, Kyle and Max are antagonists, but I’m willing to bet they will soon join forces to stop Jesse.

I wouldn’t mind that arc, though I would hope they’d refrain from once again introducing an unnecessary love triangle.

I’m turning it over to you Cravers!

What is Liz going to the with the newfound info that Max has always been in love with her? Are they destined to be together?

Who is responsible for Rosa’s murder?

And will Jesse find a connection to Max?


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Roswell, New Mexico Review – Johnny Doe and Buckskin (3×09)

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Roswell New Mexico Review Tones of Home Season 3 Episode 9

Wouldn’t it just be so much easier if everyone took a vow of honesty on Roswell, New Mexico? We would eliminate so many issues through the sheer possibility of communication! 

On Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 Episode 9, Operation Save Max was in full swing, and everyone played their part in the plan. 

While Max and Liz took on the West Coast to find Heath in hopes of getting answers, Isobel, Maria, and Gregory teamed up back on the homefront to dig into the identity of the alien the Lockhart Machine was trying to reach. 

Meanwhile, the Lockhart Machine took its toll on Alex, which gave us another sweet #Malex moment. Keep ’em coming, please!

Everyone is boo’ed up at this point — or on the verge of being boo’ed up — and I’ll be honest, many of these feel like the healthiest relationships to date. 

Max and Liz are only slightly troubling, but that’s because they keep falling into the same patterns instead of embracing where their relationship is at this point in time and where it could possibly go. 

I feel like they never take time to talk about what happened, they just go back to flirting as though they didn’t spend the last year trying to get over each other.

Surprisingly, this time, their bickering actually came in handy as it led them to the truth about Heath, who, yes, unfortunately, was lying to and using Liz this whole time. 

Max called it out, but she wanted to so badly believe that she was a good judge of character that she completely disregarded the blind spot she has. 

I knew there was something off with Heath, but I always assumed he was in cahoots with Genoryx. It never once crossed my mind that he could be Bucksin, the best friend of the alien connected to the Lockhart machine. 

Heath, color me impressed!

And the alien in question is none other than the preacher, Dallas (who previously went by Johnny Doe), that’s been helping Rosa with her journey to recovery. 

Isn’t it crazy that there’s been another alien in town this whole time that no one knew about? And why didn’t he know about them?

And he’s not just some any alien — he’s the key to this machine that Jones needs so badly!

There were some flaws within this episode that I couldn’t get over. 

You have to be just a tad annoyed with Liz for leaving all her research out in the open like that along with Heath’s name. 

If this really is a science race and Max’s life, and, quite possibly, the universe, hinges on them figuring out the equation first, then why would she risk that kind of information getting into the wrong hands. 

It’s also understandable that Heath would ignore all of Liz’s phone calls, but why would he pick up a call from her ex Max? Unless he knows Max is an alien already and was compelled to connect with him.

At this point, Heath is a major hypocrite. He became upsets at Liz for not telling him the truth about what was going on with Max, but he never told her the truth about trying to steal her research or the fact that he was attempting to help an alien friend. 

And what does Dallas need help with? It seemed as though Heath was looking for a solution for brain degeneration, but what’s that being triggered by?

Is it somehow connected to the Lockhart Machine?

I truly don’t know what’s going on with that machine, but the hallucinations it caused almost convinced Alex to walk off the ledge, so it’s definitely dangerous in the wrong hands. 

The matrix was glitching! 

Thankfully, Michael came in the knick of time and hit Alex with “I always got you,” melting our fandom hearts even more than usual. 

Alex never wanted Michael to get involved, but considering Michael is an alien and the son of a powerful dictator, he probably should’ve assumed that Michael could take care of himself.

It’s kind of a letdown that Alex got to have such a massive scene with Michael’s mom. I know she was technically a figment of Alex’s hallucination, but it would’ve been cool to have a little chat with her son. 

There was a powerful scene between Kyle and his Tio — though, it did feel slightly out of place because we never saw Kyle address that he knew his uncle or that he understood why he was being held and tested. However, Kyle seemed genuinely happy to learn more about his father from his uncle, so I guess that’s good. 

Despite knowing the dangers of getting involved with aliens, he’s still going to continue walking this path, which is excellent news for Max and Liz. 

Maria was also overly happy during this episode, but who can blame her? She’s sleeping with Gregory Manes!

And, again, Gregory is fully in the know about the alien happenings, which is also something I wasn’t aware was happening. 

I always thought he knew something because of his father, but I didn’t expect Isobel to be speaking so freely about the mindscape around him or snatching drinks from his hand with her mind. 

I’m not complaining though because Maria and Gregory are cute, so that means that he can always be around.

Without Maria in the picture, Malex can finally be fully invested in each other. 

And then there’s Isobel’s budding love life with Anatsa. While I always want what’s best for our girl and hope she takes the time to find herself and learn what she likes and dislikes, I have zero trust that Anasta isn’t just using her for all the wrong reasons. 

She’s an investigative journalist, so she’ll do anything to get the story. If she thinks Isobel is someone who could get her the truth, she’s going to take it.

Are you worried about Isobel getting distracted from the real issue at hand because of a new romance?

What does Jones want with Heath?

And what does the Lockhart Machine want with Dallas?

Let us know your thoughts about the episode in the comments below!


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Roswell, New Mexico Review – Free Your Mind (3×08)

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Roswell New Mexico Review Free Your Mind Season 3 Episode 8

Any win, even the smallest kind, must be celebrated when it comes to Roswell, New Mexico

And a drink was more than necessary after enduring a mindscape that found Maria walking the path of her ancestors in order to get answers as to why Jones wanted alien glass with an equation. 

A trip down memory lane put things into perspective for our aliens and scientists. 

It was revealed that Michael’s mother, Nora, and Mary Louise prevented Jones, the dictator (and Michael’s father), not only destroyed all the Max’s on their planet, but they prevented him from creating anymore close. 

Thus, he could no longer be immortal, which is what makes Max the savior. 

The writing was always on the wall there, but having it spelled out is super beneficial. 

Maria was also reassured that Patricia was on the right side of history by trying to help the aliens and people of color break free from Caulfield, which led to the Lockhart machine. 

The machine was initially supposed to help them contact their home planet, but it’s unclear what role it’ll play in the present day. 

However, it’s helpful that Alex Manes is involved with Deep Sky as they, or should I say Eduardo, has access to it. 

His connection will help Michael learn more about himself, which is necessary since he is always so eager to believe the worst about himself. 

Finding out that he’s the dictator’s son set him back quite a bit, but it’s reassuring to hear that his mother was a genius and a fighter. 

We haven’t had any solid Alex and Michael scenes this season, but this episode surely made up for it. 

Alex is putting it all on the line for Michael; he’s the only one who is able to talk sense into him. He’s able to calm him down and help him see reason. 

Michael was ready to stir up trouble, but in telling the story of how he lost his leg, Alex helped Michael stay focused on the mission at hand without sabotaging it. 

If he got Jones’ sword, they would’ve never been able to pull Max’s pod. 

Roswell New Mexico Review Free Your Mind Season 3 Episode 8

Roswell, New Mexico — “Free Your Mind” — Image Number: ROS308a-97r — Pictured (L-R): Michael Vlamis as Michael Guerin, Tyler Blackburn as Alex Manes, and Heather Hemmens as Maria DeLuca — Photo: John Golden Britt/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

It also led to a pretty wonderful scene between the two of them. 

Encroaching into dangerous territory has a way of reminding people that they have to be honest with their feelings. It’s safe to say that Malex is back in action and stronger than before!

While Maria and Isobel were navigating the depths of her mind and Alex and Michael were retrieving Max’s pod, Liz teamed up with Rosa to help save Maria’s life. 

There’s no one that geeks out harder about the alien sciene than Liz. 

Despite hitting a few hiccups in the road that forced cells to fuse back together and mutate, she eventually realized that manipulating sound was the answer. 

It’s so nice to see Rosa get an arc. Her character has undergone major growth since last season, and she’s found a way to cement herself within the core group. 

When Liz finally gave her a shot, she realized that her sister is much more capable than she gave her credit for. 

With all the pieces on the table, Liz finally knows what she has to do to save Max. It’s about time she accepted that her purpose in life is to come to his rescue. 

This time, however, it’s a group effort. 

Everyone is on the same page, and there’s a lot of love between the group that wasn’t there in previous seasons. 

Of course, Jones will still be an obstacle until they find a way to unlink him from Max and permanently get rid of him.

My only concern is that no one seemed to question what happened to Kyle. Did Alex fill them in on his whereabouts? Or was everyone just so preoccupied that they forget he disappeared?

Alex seems to think he’ll be able to tell Michael everything he learns at Deep Sky, but I think he’s being a bit naive. 

There’s a reason Deep Sky was introduced as an evil entity, so I’m excited to learn more about how they play into everything. 

Why did they pursue Charlie’s sister? What else do they know? And how will Genoryx, Liz’s company, eventually get involved? I don’t think they’d let her go so easily. 

Other Musings

  • The fight scene between Isobel and Max must’ve been fun to film. It’s such new territory for these characters. 
  • I love that Rosa and Isobel inspired each other to tap into their strengths. They were both told they weren’t worthy for so long, it’s empowering to see them learn how badass they are. 
  • Nathan Parsons is really delivering a standup performance this season. I loved Max, but I can’t stand Jones! 
  • I’m digging Gregory and Maria! But how is she going to explain her absence this whole time? I’m surprised the guy is still calling! 


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Roswell, New Mexico Review – The Dictator’s Identity Revealed (3×07)

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Roswell, New Mexico Review Goodnight Elizabeth Season 3 Episode 7

Who saw that coming?

On Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 Episode 7, we finally learned Jones’s real identity, and, well, it’s not what I imagined. 

After Michael was able to grab his glowing sword — which could only be held by someone sharing Jones’s DNA — he realized that Jones isn’t just evil, he’s the Dictator. 

And since Michael is the Dictator’s heir, it means Jones is Michael’s father.

You know how he always hated the fact that he didn’t know his family? Something tells me he was better off. 

Who would have thought Michael would be connected to the biggest villain in the show’s history?

Though, I’m not complaining because it’s a fun twist that’s going to allow us to explore this new dynamic between the actors.

It must be strange that Michael’s devious father looks just like the man he considers to be a brother.

It seems as though Michael may be the only one strong enough to stand up to Jones, but he needs to practice and train before he can face him because there’s no denying it, Jones is stronger than all of them combined at this point. 

He barely lifted a finger and wiped the floor with his son, Iz, and Liz. 

And it was Rosa who was their saving grace, and with a shotgun no less. Sometimes, all you need is a classic weapon when fighting against powerful aliens. 

However, since Jones was trying to figure out how much Liz knew, there’s obviously a weak point that they’ll be able to exploit. 

Their plan to get the lightsaber, which is a source of his power, away from him didn’t go as well as planned, but it was a good first start. 

I’m not entirely sure why they didn’t just bury it in concrete before finding Liz, but maybe there just wasn’t enough time?

Without that, he’d be significantly weakened. There’s also the fact that he wants to permanently sever the connection between him and Max.

Is that the reason why he was trying to get Max when he was a child? So that he could siphon his powers or feed on him like a virus?

We were all so foolish to trust Jones. 

There’s also the Lockhart Machine that is somehow connected to everything.

Jones is all about power and he’s been playing the long game to get it. It’s influenced every single decision he’s made.

By taking hold of Maria’s mind, he’s trying to pry information about the Lockhart machine.

Kyle, Alex Manes, and Dark Sky all are trying to crack the machine, but Jones is going out of his way to seek out a memory from Maria’s mind that dates back to March 11, 1968, which is when the machine was first activated. 

While season 3 has found good pacing and makes a lot more sense in terms of the bigger picture, it’s still not entirely clear how all of these events connect. 

Now, I’m not saying we should fully trust Ramos since that didn’t go so well with Jones, but maybe he isn’t all that bad either.

It seems as though he came to Kyle’s aide when he stumbled upon him at Max Evans’s house. And he knows all about aliens, including which ones they are. It’s possible he could become an asset in their fight against Jones!

Maybe the Lockhart Machine is the only thing that could destroy him?

It was a bit of a bummer to see a Max and Liz scene knowing that it wasn’t Max at all. What a tease to fans! But Liz wasn’t selling it at all. Her dynamic with Max is totally different, and Jones knew it. 

What did you think about the episode? Let us know in the comments!


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