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Also known as Roswell High (US/UK)
Genre Science fiction, teen drama
Created by Jason Katims
Developed by Jason Katims
Starring Shiri Appleby
Jason Behr
Katherine Heigl
Brendan Fehr
Majandra Delfino
Colin Hanks (1999–2001)
Nick Wechsler
Emilie de Ravin (2000-2001)
Adam Rodriguez (2001–2002)
and William Sadler
Narrated by Shiri Appleby as "Liz Parker" (season one)
Opening theme "Here with Me" by Dido
Composer(s) Joseph Williams, Will Edwards, Jon Ernst
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 61 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Jason Katims, Lisa J. Olin, Kevin Kelly Brown, Jonathan Frakes, David Nutter
Producer(s) John Heath, Barry Pullman
Running time Approx. 42 minutes
Original channel The WB (1999–2001)
UPN (2001–2002)
Original run October 6, 1999 (1999-10-06) – May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)

Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims.[1] The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third season. The last episode aired May 14, 2002. In the United Kingdom, the TV series aired as both Roswell High[2] and Roswell.

The series pilot is based on the Roswell High young adult book series, written by Melinda Metz and edited by Laura J. Burns, who became staff writers for the television series.[3]

Plot summary

Roswell is set in Roswell, New Mexico, site of the 1947 Unidentified flying object crash popularly known as Roswell UFO incident the Roswell Incident. Four teenagers are depicted as aliens who appear to be human. Central to the plot are Max and Isabel Evans, Michael Guerin and Tess Harding, who survived the Roswell crash to hatch from incubation pods in 1989, with the appearance of six-year-old humans, but secretly aware of their true origins.The relationships between the extraterrestrials and their human companions are a central theme, particularly between leading characters Max Evans and Liz Parker. The three seasons follow the extraterrestrials as they attempt to avoid being discovered by the FBI and the local sheriff. In addition, as time passes the characters learn more about their alien powers.The background plot suggests that the four were sent to Earth as cloned replacements for the royalty of Antar, an alien planet. Their counterparts died in a war, and the "Royal Four" were meant to one day return to Antar to save their race.





Guest stars



Roswell High was originally developed by 20th Century Fox Television and Regency Television for the Fox Network, though it eventually landed on The WB (retitled simply to Roswell) thanks to the latter network's offer to extend a full 22-episode upfront commitment. The pilot episode was filmed in 12 days with a budget of $2,000,000.[4] "The Morning After," the second episode of the series, was the first episode with the full title sequence utilizing the theme song, "Here With Me" by Dido.

Filming locations

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park

Roswell was filmed in various locations around California. City Hall, Charter Oak High School, and several other businesses and residences in Covina served as locations for the fictional locations in Roswell, New Mexico, as well as Vasquez Rocks, a 905-acre (3.7 km2) park in Los Angeles County.[5]

Airing history and reception

The series premiered on October 6, 1999 on The WB Television Network in the United States to generally favorable reviews.[6][7] Although it quickly garnered an outspoken fanbase, the series almost immediately entered a steady ratings decline that would keep the show under constant threat of cancellation.[8]

In response to the problems the series had with ratings during its first season, The WB ordered the relationship-driven standalone episodes of the early first season to be replaced with more science fiction themes and multi-episode plot arcs. Starting with the second season, veteran science fiction writer Ronald D. Moore was brought in to join Katims as an executive producer and showrunner and to further develop the science fiction elements of the show.[9]

Unfortunately, not all fans responded favorably to the shift to more science fiction-driven storylines during the second season and the ratings continued to disappoint The WB, causing the network to finally cancel the show on May 15, 2001, after the show's second season finale, a move widely anticipated due to the sagging ratings.[8][10] Fortunately, 20th Century Fox (the studio that produced the show) was able to persuade UPN to pick up Roswell for a third season as a package deal when UPN outbid The WB for one of its popular flagship series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. During the 2001 - 2002 television season, Roswell, in its third season, aired directly after Buffy on Tuesday nights on UPN, though it was unable to hold on to the audience Buffy provided as a lead-in. This eventually resulted in the show's cancellation from UPN as well.[8] Roswell aired its final episode on May 14, 2002.


Season one

Liz Parker, Maria DeLuca, and Alex Whitman are high school students and best friends residing in the small town of Roswell, New Mexico, site of the Roswell incident. The Roswell incident is a continual point of ironic reference in the series, a theme which contrasts the town's sometimes cynical and commercial exploitation of the now ancient 1947 Roswell incident with the "real" Roswell event unfolding before the young protagonists eyes. Liz's parents, for instance, own the Crashdown Café, which serves alien-themed dishes, and it is here that many of the scenes of the season are set. While waitressing there, an argument between two customers results in Liz being fatally shot, setting the scene for the entire series. School student Max Evans rushes to her side and heals the wound by placing his hand over it, bringing her back to life. He leaves a silver hand print on her stomach. This act arouses suspicions that follow the protagonists throughout the series.

During a biology class experiment the next day, Liz obtains a sample of Max's saliva without his knowledge and examines it under a microscope. She discovers that Max's cells look nothing like human cells. She confronts Max, who then admits that he, his sister Isabel and their friend Michael are aliens whose spaceship crashed at Roswell in 1947. Max intimates to Liz that he saved her life because he has strong feelings for her and the romance between Liz and Max begins in earnest.

In the first episode Max Evans swears Liz to secrecy, but she tells Maria. Tension around the secrecy issue becomes a major theme both in the development of the relationships of the protagonists, and also for the action elements of the plot. Eventually Alex is let into the secret, resolving the tension between best friends Liz and Alex. This group of six teenagers are involved in a struggle to protect the alien trio from Sheriff Valenti, who is suspicious of them from the first episode and who alerts the FBI, and from FBI agents investigating the paranormal who secretly attempt to discover evidence of their real identities by fair means or foul.

In contrast to the romance tenderly portrayed between Liz and Max, Michael and Maria engage in a passionate and explosive relationship - Maria terms Michael "the worst boyfriend ever". Later in the first season a tentative romance develops between Isabel and Alex. As with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series (which this TV series later ran alongside), there is a romantic tension which exploits the theme of the Romeo and Juliet type "star-cross'd lovers" - the "forbidden" relationship (the aliens and humans, vampire slayer and vampire, Montagues and Capulets).

Toward the end of the season another alien named Nasedo is introduced, who is a shape shifter. Nasedo has a violent, murderous past and nearly causes Max's demise at the hands of a vengeful alien hunter who had lost his wife and unborn child to Nasedo. The gang initially believes that Tess, the new kid in town, is Nasedo as she seems to have a strange effect on Max, but it is revealed that she is a fourth alien hybrid just like them. However, unlike them, she possesses knowledge of their past lives and the concept of their supposed destiny.

At the end of the season, it is learned that Max, Isabel, Michael and Tess are clones of the Royal Four of Antar and that Max is the king, Isabel his sister, Michael his second in command and Tess is Max's wife. The four learn that they are alien-human hybrids: their alien DNA was mixed with human DNA in order for them to assume human form. Their mission is to one day go back to their home planet Antar and retake the throne from Kivar, Max's enemy. As a result of this revelation, Liz distances herself from Max, as she believes that she can't get in the way of Max's destiny.

Season two

The second part of Max and Liz's love story involves Liz's insecurities about getting in the way between the destined love between Max and Tess even though Max assures her that his heart only beats for her. This causes a rift between Tess and the rest of the gang, as she always feels unwanted. Right when Liz finally starts to believe that Max will deny his destiny of being with Tess, the "Future Max" appears to Liz claiming that they must find a way to get Max to fall out of love with her in order to save the future and the lives of everyone they know. This leads to a relationship between Max and Tess, even though Liz still has hope that she and Max will one day be together.

The second season introduces the Skins, another alien race from Antar who have been searching for the alien hybrids since they hatched. Their mission is to locate and turn them over to Kivar, who is now king of Antar. It is revealed that Liz's new boss, Congresswoman Whitaker, is a Skin and her brother Nicholas is the leader of the Skins. Along with a renegade Skin Courtney, a Crashdown Café waitress, who believes that Michael, not Max, should have been in charge of Antar, the group travels to the town where Congresswoman Whitaker is from and discover that the entire town is inhabited by Skins and that they are ready for the "Harvest". Skins unlike "The Royal Four" do not have a mix of alien and human DNA. In order to survive Earth's climate they create husks (fake bodies) which last around 50 years. Skins are so called because once their husks start to reach the end of their shelf lives they shed their skin.

Nasedo, the shape shifter who was protecting the teens as well as acting as a father to Tess, is killed by Congresswoman Whitaker at the beginning of the season. As Tess has nowhere to go, she moves in with Sheriff Valenti and his son Kyle. Shortly after, the "pod squad" destroys the Harvest. It is revealed during the "Harvest" that Isabel was named Vilandra on Antar. Vilandra was in love with Kivar, Max's enemy and rival, and she betrayed her family in favor of Kivar. This haunts Isabel so much that it creates a rift between her and Max when they find out that another set of clones of the Royal Four were created. The clones, known as the "dupes", are exact copies of Michael, Max, Isabel and Tess, only they grew up in the sewers of New York City. Their names are Rath (Michael's clone), Zan (Max's clone), Lonnie (Isabel's clone), and Ava (Tess's clone).

Rath, Lonnie, and Ava come to Roswell after killing Zan to convince Max to return with them and represent the family at a summit meeting of the families of the five warring planets. Max and Tess go with Rath and Lonnie to New York, while Ava stays in Roswell because she is haunted by the death of Zan. Nicholas returns as a voice for Kivar, and it is revealed that the owner of the UFO museum, Brody Davis was used by an alien many times to communicate on Earth, acting as a puppet, explaining why he believes he was abducted by aliens although he has no memories of the incident. Rath and Lonnie tell Tess and Max that if they give Kivar the Granolith (the rock that came with the "pod squad" when they landed on Earth), they can go home to Antar. Max remembers what Liz told him before he left—that "the Granolith could be dangerous if in the wrong hands" and turns down Kivar's deal. Lonnie betrays the others when she meets Nicholas in secret to discuss her desire to return to Antar, as she remembers more about her past life and wants it back, regardless of whether Kivar gets the Granolith. Nicholas tells her that can be arranged as long as Max is dead. The assassination attempt fails and Rath and Lonnie "disappear". Ava, still in Roswell, goes to live a "normal" life and is also not mentioned again; however, she does reveal to Liz that since Max healed her and brought her back she has "changed" and will be different from now on.

For most of the second season, Alex is on a trip to Sweden. However, shortly after coming back and getting Isabel to see him as something more than a friend and start to love him, he dies tragically in a car accident. The death of Alex has a dramatic effect on Liz, as she is devastated by the loss of her best friend. She finds a photo with Alex's head torn off from the photograph, causing her to suspect that Alex was murdered. Her investigations lead her into trouble with Max and the others when she accuses an alien of killing Alex. Through her investigation, she discovers that Alex never went to Sweden and that he had actually been to Las Cruces College. Just before she boards a flight to Sweden, Liz gets a phone call by which she discovers that a picture of a building seen behind Alex in the photo was in fact torn down before, thus making it impossible for Alex to have taken the picture in front of the building during the time period he was said to have been there. She goes with Maria and Michael and they find out that Alex had been working on the translation of the Destiny book. Even though they find the translation, they are unable to discover the identity of Alex's killer. It is first believed that the women in his pictures from Sweden may be an alien and the one responsible for Alex's death. However, Liz figures outs that the girl that Alex was with, is human thus she could not have been responsible.

Max impregnates Tess while Liz investigates Alex's death. At the end of the season, Max and the others decide to leave Earth after Tess tells Max that their son is dying due to the Earth's atmosphere. Everyone has 24 hours to say their goodbyes. Max and Liz make a last ditch effort to find Alex's killer. Isabel dances with Alex's spirit at his grave. Tess calls Jim Valenti "Dad", and Michael and Maria make love for the first time. As the aliens are about to leave, Kyle remembers how Alex died and Michael decides at the last minute to stay on Earth with Maria. He has found a new home, and, much to everyone's surprise, it's not in outer space. As Michael exits the Granolith, Liz rushes in to tell Max that Tess was the one who killed Alex. Tess reveals the reason she had to brainwash Alex to get him to translate the book. Nasedo and Tess made a deal with Kivar: Tess can return home safely as long as she's carrying Max's child, but she must turn over Max, Isabel, and Michael to Kivar. Max lets Tess go and the gang watches as Tess leaves Earth via the Granolith. Maria realizes that Michael stayed for her. Max tells Liz that he loves her, and that now he must save his son.

Season three

The third season opens with Max's quest to save his son. He and Liz are arrested in Utah after holding up a convenience store. They both end up getting out of jail, but their actions have serious consequences for the rest of the season. Max, during the holdup, found an alien ship that was being stored in the basement, but when he goes back, the ship is gone. While they are in a Utah jail, Michael searches for evidence Max tossed in a field while being chased. A man approaches him and warns him and the others to stop their search. This man is mysteriously murdered in L.A. by a fifth alien. Knowing that the alien is a shape shifter and in the film industry, Max tries out acting and auditions for a role in Star Trek: Enterprise. The fifth alien is, in fact, a very successful film producer who is also Max's protector. Max, against the fifth alien's wishes, forces him to help him find the ship, which is at a military base. They attempt to fly it but the ship is too damaged from the crash in 1947. Max leaves L.A. disappointed and he feels as though he has let down his son.

Isabel is revealed to be haunted by Alex's ghost, but it is actually a figure of her subconscious. She begins a relationship with Jesse Ramirez, an attorney who is several years older than her and works with her father. As the season unfolds, Max and Isabel's father is diving deeper into the past of his children, due to Max not giving him a satisfactory reason as to what happened in Utah, or why Max was even there in the first place. Midway through the season, Isabel gets married, much to the disappointment of her parents, Max and Michael. While on her honeymoon with Jesse, Isabel comes in contact with Kivar. He awakens Isabel's past self, Vilandra, who betrayed Max and Michael in their previous life for her love with Kivar, which is the reason the four of them died in their first life. Kivar tries to compel Isabel (now reawakened as Vilandra) to travel through a portal back to their home world, while Max and Michael attempt to stop them. In the end, Isabel pushes Kivar into the portal.

Michael and Maria are having trouble with their relationship, especially when Maria feels that the whole "alien thing" is ruining her life and decides to take a break from the gang so she can try to live out a "normal" life. Michael takes a job as a security guard during the night at a local pharmaceutical factory. But little does Michael know, the owner of the company has been going through the trash to obtain Michael's DNA, and the owners find out that he is an alien and kill one of Micheal's co-workers "Munk" to see if he is "the healer" which is Max's power, so Munk dies. Michael and Sheriff Valenti find a room with all of Michael's things and realize what the company has found out; Valenti, however, is captured. Michael enlists the help of Max and Isabel in order to rescue Valenti. Max is taken and coerced into healing the dying millionaire. Max is, at first, wary of doing so, as the millionaire has lived out his life and will die of natural causes, but he tries anyway. Max ends up transferring his age, and the millionaire's body transforms into Max's body, killing Max. While Michael and Isabel try to come to grips with Max's death, a patrol of guards come. Michael and Isabel use their powers to destroy their vehicles, but Isabel is shot. The millionaire is at his house in Max's body when he receives a memory of Liz. He can't stop thinking about her, due to having Max's soul inside him, so he decides that he must kill her in order to get rid of Max. Michael inherits Max's powers after his death, which he then uses to heal Isabel. As the millionaire is about to kill Liz, they both fall from a building window. Seeing that Liz is about to die, Max takes control over the body and uses his powers to save her life while he hits the ground. The millionaire's soul dies and Max miraculously survives after Liz kisses him. The group heads back to Roswell.

The FBI has been studying the group for many months and is closing in on them. Liz begins to exhibit alien powers, including premonitions, towards the end of the season, which later causes her to become a target. When Tess returns with Max's son, Zan, the gang has to group together and try to escape Roswell. Tess' arrival causes the FBI to find more evidence of the aliens, including a video revealing Isabel's powers. Everyone is angry with Tess and at first tries to kill her, but instead end up helping her. Because of Liz's forgiveness, Tess decides to sacrifice herself by turning herself in and blows up the military base. The baby is revealed to be fully human, as only Max's and Tess' human DNA produced the baby. Max, realizing that the baby can have a normal life, gives him up for adoption. He uses his father's help to get the baby into a good family.

The series closes with Liz getting a premonition of her, Max, Michael and Isabel dying in an FBI setup, so they decide to leave Roswell after their high school graduation. With the realization that he will be leaving possibly forever, Michael professes his love for Maria and she makes the decision to be with him no matter what. After Liz, Max, Michael, Isabel, Maria and Kyle escape from their high school graduation, where the FBI setup is, they hit the road in a bus, where there are several emotional goodbyes, especially between Kyle and his father, Jim Valenti. Isabel decides to leave her husband behind in order to save his life. The final scenes of the show feature Max and Liz getting married and Liz's father reading Liz's journal, chronicling the last three years. The final scene has Liz peering out of the van in her wedding dress saying, "I'm Liz Parker and I am happy".

Roswell release dates
Date Country
October 4, 1999 Canada Canada
October 6, 1999 United States United States
January 10, 2001 United Kingdom United Kingdom
February 8, 2000 New Zealand New Zealand
February 17, 2000 Norway Norway
March 15, 2000 Argentina Argentina
March 15, 2000 Colombia Colombia
August 25, 2000 Sweden Sweden
September 3, 2000 Switzerland Switzerland
September 7, 2001 France France
September 13, 2001 Finland Finland
September 18, 2001 Croatia Croatia
September 20, 2001 Italy Italy
February 3, 2001 Germany Germany
February 10, 2001 Portugal Portugal
May 12, 2001 Japan Japan
June 1, 2001 Hungary Hungary
July 6, 2002 Spain Spain

DVD releases

Season Episodes Originally aired Release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 22 19992000 February 17, 2004 April 26, 2004 April 2, 2004
2 21 2000 – 2001 October 5, 2004 August 9, 2004 February 7, 2005
3 18 2001 – 2002 August 9, 2005 October 11, 2004 March 15, 2006
1-3 61 1999 – 2002 April 29, 2008 October 31, 2005 April 19, 2006

Due to licensing issues, a majority of the music used during the show's original broadcast was replaced on the DVD versions of the episodes. The new music featured on the DVD sets were handpicked by the original music supervisors from the show. Despite this, the series' theme song "Here With Me" by Dido was retained, as were the songs "Fear" by Sarah McLachlan and "Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews Band in the pilot episode as the producers felt those songs in particular were vital to the show's theme and should not be replaced by new songs. "Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera is also still heard in a scene on the first season DVD because Maria (Majandra Delfino) is singing along with her radio to the song and they were therefore unable to change it without filming a new scene for the episode entirely. "I Shall Believe" by Sheryl Crow also remained in a second season episode due to the importance of the song to the episode's story.

In 2008, all three seasons of Roswell were re-released on DVD with new cover art prominently displaying actress Katherine Heigl (who portrayed Isabel Evans on the series) who was, at the time, experiencing enormous success and fame from her role on the popular television series Grey's Anatomy and movies such as 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. The rest of the content on these DVD's, with the exception of the new cover artwork, remains the same as the original releases.


In addition to the original Roswell High book series that inspired the television series, a range of novels were published based on the events depicted in the show. These focused on events that largely went unexplained on screen.

Pocket Books

While Roswell was still on air, three novels were published by Pocket Books. When the show was cancelled, this series ceased publication.

  1. Loose Ends by Greg Cox (June 2001)
  2. No Good Deed by D.A. Stern (October 2001)
  3. Little Green Men by D.W. Smith and K.K. Rusch (April 2002)

Simon Spotlight Entertainment

In 2002, Simon Spotlight Entertainment picked up the Roswell range and published eight more novels. Following low sales, the series ended a year later. The first four novels act as a bridge between seasons two and three, and the last four are set after the events of the series.

  1. Shades by Mel Odom (September 2002)
  2. Skeletons In The Closet by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (November 2002)
  3. Dreamwalk by Paul Ruditis (January 2003)
  4. Quarantine by Laura Burns (March 2003)
  5. A New Beginning by Kevin Ryan (June 2003)
  6. Nightscape by Kevin Ryan (July 2003)
  7. Pursuit by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (September 2003)
  8. Turnabout by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (November 2003)


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Roswell (1999–2002) is an American Science fiction television series created by Jason Katims. The series focused on teenage aliens hiding in plain sight as humans in Roswell. The love story comes into play when Max Evans (an alien) and Liz Parker (a human) fall in love. The series pilot was based on the Roswell High young adult book series, written by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz and published by Pocket Books.


Season One


Liz: [Voiceover] September 23rd. Journal entry one. I'm Liz Parker and five days ago I died. After that, things got really weird.

Liz: So, help me out here, Max. I mean, what are you?
Max: Well, I'm not from around here.
Liz: You're not an ... an alien ... are you?
Max: Well, I prefer the term "not-of-this-earth." Sorry, it's not a good time to joke.

Michael: Roswell's not our home. It's not even our solar system.

Liz: [Voiceover] I could feel everything he was feeling. I could feel his loneliness. For the first time I was really seeing Max Evans. I saw me as he saw me, and the amazing thing was, in his eyes I was beautiful.

Liz: [Voiceover] It's September 24th, I'm Liz Parker and five days ago I died. But then the really amazing thing happened. I came to life.

The Morning After

Maria: I mean, what do we even know about these people? Nothing. How do we know that they're not three feet tall, green and slimy?
Liz: I guess we don't.
Maria: And you know what else doesn't, like, particularly please me? The powers. How do we know they can't just, like, wiggle their noses and, like, poof us into an oblivion?
Liz: I guess we don't.
Maria: Okay, you're being, like, so casual about this. I want to choke you.

Maria: The thing is, we don't know anything about these Czechoslovakians. Are they good Czechoslovakians? Are they bad Czechoslovakians? We don't know. They're just random Czechoslovakians. For all we know, they don't have their passport.

Michael: I didn't just wander in. I had a cover story.
Max: And what was your cover story.
Michael: I was selling candy for charity. Peanut cluster?
Max: And they bought it?
Michael: No, they all seemed to be on a diet.
Isabel: Not the candy, Einstein, the story.

Maria: It's not just kissing that goes on in the eraser room, Liz.
Female Student: She's got that right.
Maria: All right, the eraser room does two things; cleans erasers and takes our innocence. Do you know what I mean by "takes our innocence," Liz? The eraser room has taken some of the best of us.

Liz: Sometimes I just wish I could be invisible.
Max: Sometimes I wish I didn't have to be so invisible.


Isabel: The way to deal with [Maria] DeLuca is to make her sweat, keep her on her toes. Make her afraid of my shadow, your shadow, her shadow, Michael's shadow. Right, Michael?
Michael: Or we could just kill her. [pause] Kidding.

Max: We're always being so cautious, you know? Always watching behind our backs, never getting too involved. But we're never moving forward either. We're just kinda stuck, Isabel. I'm not sure I want to be stuck any more.

Leaving Normal

Liz: But what if were, like, complicated... like, incredibly, incredibly complicated?
Grandma Claudia: Well, one thing I can tell you... if it isn't complicated, he probably isn't a soulmate.

Liz: No... Max... he's so not possible. He's just like this whole different...
Maria: Life form?
Liz: Type.
Grandma Claudia: How intriguing. A dangerous man?
Maria: Spacey man.
Grandma Claudia: A mystery man.
Liz: Okay, you two... you're out of control.

Michael: [after Max busts open a bathroom stall] Gandhi feeling frustrated?
Michael: Let me guess. You're in love with a girl and she's with another guy?
Max: You realize you can be really annoying, right?

Liz: Is there anything you can do for my grandmother? You know, "do"?
Max: Liz, when I saved you, it was because you were shot. There was a bullet in you. Something was happening to you that wasn't supposed to happen. It was before your time. But I can't just heal people. I'm not... God.
Liz: I know.

Liz: [Voiceover] The tough thing about following your heart is what people forget to mention, that sometimes your heart takes you to places you shouldn't be, places that are as scary as they are exciting and as dangerous as they are alluring, and sometimes your heart takes you to places that can never lead to a happy ending. And that's not even the difficult part. The difficult part is when you follow your heart, you leave normal, you go into the unknown. And once you do, you can never go back.


Liz: [Voiceover] It's funny how the world changes sometimes, how the streets you walked your entire life seem darker, colder. How the silence isn't so quiet any more. How eyes you've barely even noticed now look at nothing but you. How the walk home every night is no longer routine, but a victory. And then you begin to wonder. Maybe it's not the world that's changed. Maybe it's just you.

Max: You said you'd be nicer to her.
Michael: And you said you'd stay away from her. Let's call it even.

Alex: Okay, you know what? The next time you and Liz feel the urge to share with me, you know, feel the impulse to really open up... do me a favor, okay? Let it pass.

Max: Someone should tell the sheriff that deadbolts don't work as well when you leave your door open.

Liz: [Voiceover] October 28th. I've missed a few days. But in my absence I've been thinking about some things, about life before Max Evans saved me, of how I used to pray for something to happen, something to just break the routine, you know, of school and work. Something that would make a small town feel bigger, that would make a small town girl feel bigger, too. And ever since I got my wish and Max Evans patched a bullet hole two inches below my ribs, I realized one thing: that the bigger your world gets, the bigger your problems get, too.

South 285

Kyle: What's the best thing that's ever happened to you?
Max: Getting adopted, I guess.
Kyle: I'm gonna shed a tear.

Maria: I just... I knew you had criminal tendencies. You even drive erratically.

Maria: If there's ever a time to have secret powers, now is the time.

Maria: When I was a kid, I used to stay up at night and, um, make up stories about my father... you know, and who he was and... what he was doing. And they all ended exactly the same way. He would come in a limo and pick me and my mom up and take us off to some exotic place where we'd live like royalty. Because, you know... I thought to myself, there's got to be something better out there for me than Roswell, New Mexico.
Michael: Substitute a spaceship for a limo, and you know what i mean.

Maria: Not if you were the last alien on Earth.


Liz: [Voice Over] All logic is gone. Here were my plans last night: finish my shift, dinner with the parents, half-hour of talking to Maria on the phone, then dive into this issue I've been having with geometry and hopefully finish in time to watch this A&E biography on Madame Curie. Instead, I took off in an open-air vehicle that probably shouldn't be allowed on the road to begin with, broke into a house, essentially stole things from it, and engaged in general bonding with aliens. Welcome to my world.

Maria: I mean, it can never be. There's a number of obstacles. His hair, his personality, the fact that he was hatched.

Liz: Oh, I have to go talk to Kyle.
Maria: Oh, the stalker. Good luck with that, Lizzy.

Liz: Can I help you?
Eddie: I think I'll try the redskin basket.
Liz: Oh, yeah, I've been trying to get that off the menu for months.
Eddie: Thanks for the effort. My people are indebted. My name's Eddie.

Blood Brother

Liz: [Voiceover]: Have you ever had a moment when you're with the one person in the world you want to be with and the wind is blowing through your hair and the song that just describes your entire soul happens to come on, and then the person that you want to be with happens to love the same song and suddenly you realize you're listening to it together? And that no matter how crazy your life has gotten there's this one moment, this perfect moment, where you could just say that no matter what happens, nothing can take this moment away from me...
[A horse appears in the road ahead]
Liz: [Voiceover]: And then, something does.

Alex: See, I mean, my point is... is that there's no garage band scene here at Roswell, you know? Which makes for a potential genius situation. I mean, we could start an entire music scene, you know?
Lester: I think I'm tone-deaf.
Alex: You are tone-deaf, Lester. That's why I was thinking the drums for you.

Liz: Alex, I need you to do me a huge favor.
Alex: Of course. Anything.
Liz: I need your blood.

Maria: Relax. God, you guys act like I've never tailed someone before. [drives in reverse]
Isabel: Subtle. He'll never notice us going backwards.

Maria: This is the second time you've dragged me to some cheap motel.
Michael: Yeah, well, don't spread it around. You'll ruin my reputation.


Alex: It's amazing. You wanna know what? A couple weeks ago, if someone were to ask me who I would trust with my life other than my parents, I would have said you without skipping a beat. And now... now I feel like I don't even know who you are.
Liz: Alex, I want to tell you, I do, but... it's not my secret to tell. Alex, I need to know what you told Sheriff Valenti.
Alex: I want to tell ya, Liz... but it's not my secret to tell.

Max: Liz, I think that what I'm afraid of isn't that we try this and it works out really badly. What I'm afraid of is we try it and it works out really well. I'm afraid of feeling everything that I know I would feel. Because I know it's not meant to be. And somewhere down the line, we're gonna get hurt. I can live with that. I just couldn't bear to hurt you.

Sheriff: You were breaking the law. You were stopping honest, hard-working people from doing their jobs.
Amy: Those honest hard-working people were destroying a 200-year-old piece of Native American architecture, raping our town of its history.
Sheriff: Amy, the Native Americans wanted that thing torn down more than anybody.
Amy: That's not the point.
Sheriff: Well, it is kinda the point.

Isabel: [about Alex] Well, he's a complex individual with... a lot of complexities.

[Liz and Max prepare to kiss]
Max: So...
Liz: So... let's hope nothing explodes.

The Balance

Maria: Well, I guess when Liz was shot and Max dissolved the bullet into nothingness and then repaired the damages inside of her that would have otherwise left her dead, I guess that kind of changed my thinking.

Toy House

Michael: Well, I hope so, because dealing with frick and frack over there is one thing, but we can't bring adults into this and expect them to handle it. Adults are the enemy, Max. Remember that.
Max: Michael, you say everyone is the enemy.
Michael: They are.

Maria: It's cheating. You can't just wave your hand over a problem and make it go away. Why don't you figure out what's really going on with you, Michael...why you can't just piece together an apology like any normal human being. Oops. Maybe that's the problem

Michael: I have something to say to you. If anything like that happens to me again, like when I got sick, don't help me. I can't get indebted to anyone, and I can't get entangled. I got to be a stone wall. And when I'm around you sometimes, I don't feel like a stone wall anymore.
Maria: Well, what do you feel like?
Michael: I don't know. Like confused.
Maria: Like human?
Michael: Yeah, and I don't want to feel that way.

Liz: Max, you know what your problem is? You put everything on yourself...on your own shoulders. Maybe you should have some faith in the people around you.

Into The Woods

The Convention

Michael: Yeah, you know what, I do. I'm here trying to figure out the meaning of my existence, and I'm tired of having to wade through the kooks like you and the freak shows like this in order to do it.

Max: What did you tell him? Why did he come after me? You're the Sheriff. You're supposed to protect me. But all you've done is go after me! You believe all these crazy things. You're just like Hubble. You want me? Well, here I am! Take me.

Blind Date

Liz: Max! Max, please. We have to stop. Please, we have to stop.
Max: Let's just keep running, you and me, away from here, away from everything. I see everything so clearly now. We'll go someplace where no one knows us. As long as we're together, nothing else Matters.
Liz: You're drunk. Nothing that you're saying is true.
Max: It's all true, Liz. It's how I really feel. It's all just magic when I think about you.
[Max touches a lamp post and causes the light to shine in a pattern.]
Liz: Max, turn it off. Anyone can see.
Max: And when I'm not with you... I go crazy.
[Max touches a car and the car alarm goes off.]
Liz: Max.
Max: When you're here...
Liz: Oh, Max. Please.
Max: You're my dream girl, Liz.
Liz: And what if I believe you tonight?
Max: Then we live happily ever after.
Liz: And then what about tomorrow... when you go back to realizing who you really are, and all of your fantasies go away.
Max: I'll still have you.
Liz: This can never be normal, Max.
[Max touches the tops of some parking meters, which then sparkle.]
Max: What's so great about normal?

Independence Day

Isabel: Hey. Something's up with Michael. He's acting weird.
Max: Weirder than usual?

Max: I know what you're scared of, Michael.
Michael: No, you don't.
Max: You keep telling me how lucky I am... to have a great home, great parents. But in one way, it's harder for me, because when I screw up, I have no excuses. But you, you can do and say anything you want because you have Hank, and you can blame it on that. But what happens without him? It'll all be on you, that's what.
Michael: Well, leave it up to me to still screw it up, huh?

Max: He can't make up for in one night what he's never had in a lifetime.

Trucker: Ain't no aliens in that town. Let me ask you something. If you were an alien, you can go anywhere in the world, would you pick Roswell?

Sexual Healing

Maria: I have never seen her like this.
Alex: So this was like the kiss of the millennium?
Maria: Alex, if they actually do it, she'll probably explode.
Alex: Or maybe she'll explode if they don't do it.

Nancy Parker: What exactly is an eraser room?
Principal: It's a small room that we use to clean the erasers so that chalk dust doesn't fly all over the school.
Diane Evans: Wait. I'm a little lost. You mean Liz and Max were cleaning erasers when they created this disturbance?
Principal: No. They were what we used to call "making out." We're talking sexual activity here, not erasers.

Maria: I'm worried for you.
Liz: Why?
Maria: Because this isn't you.
Liz: Yes, Maria, see... this is, this is me. I'm sitting right next to you.
Maria: I just don't want you to go too far.
Liz: I think I want to.
Maria: Are you crazy? This is dangerous. This isn't like a game! We don't even know what could happen!
Liz: Look who's talking! You were the first one to take the plunge, Maria!
Maria: Michael and I just kissed. Okay, fine. We did a little more than kissing. But, look, I wasn't getting visions, and I didn't have glowing hickeys and rashes and... look, Liz, the bottom line is that we don't know what this is about, all right? Female spiders can, you know, bite off the males' heads after they mate. What if they need someone to mate with to get certain information, you know? And then... Blttt! You know?
Liz: What're you been trying to say? That Max is just gonna bite my head off?
Maria: Uh, no. What I'm saying is, how do you know that he's not like using you?
Liz: Maria, because it... it... it feels right. I'm sorry. It feels right in a way that nothing has felt right in my life before.

Maria: I want you to know that what I said about you being all shut down and that's why I had to fake the flashes, that was... wrong and very unfair. If something went wrong, it was because of me. I'm the one who's scared. I mean, I fake all kinds of things all the time with everybody. It's just you were the first person I actually ever admitted it to.
Michael: Well... thanks for sayin' that, but it's not really true.
Maria: What do you mean?
Michael: It's not true about you being shut down all the time. I happen to know that for a fact.
Maria: Really? How?
Michael: Because you let me see you. The red sneakers, Maria. One had a Kermit patch on it, and the shoelaces were blue, and you had your dalmatian dog with you there, licking off your tears.

Liz: Okay. Fine. If you know so much, then tell me, Max...what's my destiny?
Max: I only know the part I'm hoping for.


[Max and Liz are kissing in Max's jeep in a secluded woodsy area.]
Liz: Do you mind missing the movie?
Max: I heard it got bad reviews.

Max: All right... romantic. When you're with her, act like she's like the only girl in the room.
Michael: She's usually the only other person in the room.

Tess, Lies and Videotape

Max: Liz, about what Michael said before, about Tess, I just...I want you to know that I don't feel anything for her. I look at you, and I know you're the person I'm supposed to be with. I've always known it. What happened here that day, when you got shot, and how that brought us's fate. Look at me. You're the one, Liz...the only one. I could never be with anyone else.

Four Square

Max to the Max

The White Room

Max: You’ve made a mistake.
Agent Pierce: I don’t think so. I know what you are, and now, you’re going to tell me everything.
Max: I’m Max Evans. I live at sixty-twenty-five Murray Lane. You can call my parents.
Agent Pierce: We can do this the easy way, or the hard way. What is the name of your home planet?
Max: Earth.

Nasedo: It’s inside you. Your program.
Michael: Hey, I didn’t get the manual, ok?

Michael: You’re not who I thought you’d be.
Nasedo: Neither are you.


Liz: Max, the day that you saved my life, your life just ended.
Max: No, that was the day my life began. Liz, when I was in that room, and they did what they did to me. You're what kept me alive. The thought of you. The way your eyes look into mine. Your smile. The touch of your skin. Your lips. Knowing you has made me human. Whether I die tomorrow or fifty years from now, my destiny is the same: it's you. I want to be with you, Liz. I love you.

Sheriff Valenti: We'll be safe here for a while.
Michael: There is no safe anymore.

Michael: It's not safe.
Maria: It's never been safe. What difference does it make now?
Michael: No, I'm not safe. All right, I mean, I can do these things that I can't control. Look at what I did to Pierce. I'm not going to take that chance with you. I don't want you to be around for what's going to happen.
Maria: Wait. Don't do this to me Michael, please. You need me now, more than you have before, alright?
Michael: No, I don't need anyone.
Maria: Well, maybe I do. Did you ever think of that? I mean, look at Max and Liz. They can't bear to be separated. But you, you can just throw me away. Just like that. Why is that, Michael? Why?
Michael: Maybe because I love you too much.

Liz: Max, you do have a destiny. You just heard it. I can't stand in the way of it.
Max: But you mean everything to me.
[They kiss.]
Liz: Goodbye, Max.

Season Two

Skin and Bones

Max (voiceover): Well, I guess the natural place to start is...that I'm an alien...a hybrid, actually. You know, human DNA mixed with alien DNA...that kind of thing. Oh, I almost forgot. My sister Isabel and our friend Michael are also a little green around the gills.

Michael: I thought we agreed that it was over between us.
Maria: You agreed, and then you avoided me the entire summer.
Michael: Well, it is.
Maria: Why? 'Cause you're destined to be with Isabel?
Michael: No. I don't buy that. Because I'm destined to be the soldier, and a soldier can't have some chick at home waiting for him.
Maria: Michael, half the movies ever made are about soldiers with chicks waiting at home for them.
Michael: Well, be that as it may...
Maria: I miss you, Michael.
Michael: I know, but don't.

Ask Not

Kyle: Yeah. I just... I'm just not looking forward to dealing with all the little green men again.

Kyle: Listen! This... this whole aliens-are-among-us thing... it really screwed me up... made me question stuff... life, reality, my place in this universe... and you don't understand. You... you guys... you people turned my life upside down. I need a little clarity. I need a little peace of mind.
Tess: No, I don't understand. I'm a girl from another planet. No family, no friends. Only 3 other people like me in the world. And the man I grew up with...the man who raised me...he was just murdered. You're right, Kyle. What would I know about needing peace of mind?

Michael: And if he kills you?
Max: Then you can be fearless leader.

Brody: Exactly. Do you know what this means, Max? Aliens. I mean, not like they're walking among us or anything stupid like that, but they're actually making contact with people right here in Roswell.

Max: This isn't about Tess. It's about you and me. You think I'm gonna forget about you or get over it or something, but... but I'm not. I don't... I don't care about my destiny or my planet or anything else. All I care about is you. So just know this... I'm coming for you, Liz.
[Max walks back to the table.]
Maria: Now that is a great man.


Summer of '47

Hal: They looked like human fetuses. There was 4 to a sac. 8 total. That night, I packed my things and never came back. The base was on full alert. There was no way anybody or anything else could have escaped...and that's the story of Hal Carver. The only time I ever stuck my neck out to save anything...and it all went to hell.
[Michael reaches out his hand and blows up the bottles from a distance]
Michael: You saved me.
[He then turns to Hal who is having trouble lighting his cigarette. Michael creates a flame on his thumb. Hal and Michael hug]

The End of the World

Max: You tried to get Tess and me together?
Liz: Look, I know that you must hate me right now. I, um...
[Max grabs Liz and gives her a long, passionate kiss. There are image flashbacks.]
Max: I felt that... and I know you did, too, and I know you think that... that I need to let you go... for the sake of Michael, and Isabel, and my race... so you went to Tess. But she can't be you. Tess can never be you.

Liz: Do you know how hard it was for me to tell him that I didn't want to die for him? He's the only reason that I'm alive right now.' gotta come up with another plan. Please go to someone else. I...I just...I can't do this anymore.
Future Max: Just 25 minutes before I came here, I held Michael in my arms...dead. Isabel died 2 weeks before that. Now you have to do this. You have to find a way. All of our lives depend on it.
Liz: How? What can I do that's gonna make you turn away from me?
Future Max: I don't know.

Alex: Do you have any idea what you've done to Maria?
Michael: Dude, it was a misunderstanding.
Alex: Look. I don't care that you've got 30 pounds on me or...or that you can kill me with some...some twisted alien power. I will not let you treat her like that. I...I don't care that Isabel treats me like crap, but no one does that to Maria, all right? She's not just some girl!

Max: I can't help it. I love her. What can I say?
Maria: You're hopeless.

Future Max: I've fought a thousand battles...but watching you do that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
Liz: The look on his face...on your face.
Future Max: Maybe it's for the best. For you, too.
Liz: What are you talking about?
Future Max: I saw you with Kyle. He's turning out to be a...a great guy. Maybe it would be better for you to be with a human.
Liz: Don't you realize what you are to me...and you're always gonna be? You're the love of my life. Everyone else is gonna be second best. There'll never be another you.


Maria: You look like you got your heart stomped out. No, wait...that would be me. Well, if it's possible, you look worse.

Michael: That's the shirt I lost at work. What the hell is this?
Maria: It's Graceland...and you're Elvis.


Meet the Dupes

Max in the City

Isabel: I know my brother, and I know that if there is one voice he will hear no matter where he is, no matter what he's doing, it's yours. Take my hand, Liz.

A Roswell Christmas Carol

Isabel: Actually I think Maria would find it in her heart to forgive you for exceeding the price limit, though there would be hell to pay if you gave the girl you love an electric toothbrush for Christmas. You're better off getting her no gift at all.
Michael: No. I tried the "no present" idea last year. It didn't work.

Isabel: You know, is it too much to ask that one day a year, I can be like a normal human being with a normal life and have a merry Christmas?!?

Michael: Hey, we're here for a reason, Max. So call me a selfish jerk, but I don't think we should risk everything just so you can feel a little bit better about yourself at Christmas. It's 3 against 1. I'm voted down anyway.
Max: Michael.
Michael: You made your decision before you walked through that door. I know you did. I could hear it in your voice, so why don't you just go do what you're gonna do... and make sure you don't screw up.

Liz: As beautiful as that is, Max... you can't keep doing it. I know it seems like there's no reason for those kids to have cancer or for a father to get killed saving his child or for any of it... but maybe there is. Maybe there is someone or something out there that's planning all of this, and maybe you have to respect it. You're not God, Max. You're the one that told me that.

Liz: I thought you didn't believe in God.
Max: I believe in you. [grabs Liz's hand and squeezes it tightly.]

To Serve and Protect

Maria: Okay, okay, you’re a Max-aholic. I’m here for you. What can I do?
Liz: Get me a life.

We Are Family

Max: Everyone we touch gets hurt in some way or another. 5 years from now, I don't want you to open your eyes and realize that...that you missed out. You're part of the group. You always will be. But you need to be allowed grow.
Liz: Why can't you come with me?
Max: Because I can't. But I'll be watching you, Liz Parker. Wherever you go...and I'll be here when you get back.

Disturbing Behavior

Maria: Pretty weird, huh? Michael, have you ever even thought of the possibility that this guy more than just looks like you? Like he is you. Like your donor. Like your human side is him. Which means in some weird and twisted way, that he and his relatives are like your family.

Maria: Look, you wanna know why you look like Grandpa 1935? She has the key. So, you have two choices, all right? You can let her in on the whole alien conspiracy thing and hope that it shakes something loose from the dusty corners of her brain, or you can... No. You know what? That's not gonna work, so look... You have that one option, all right?
Michael: No, no, no. What's my second option?
Maria: You're not capable of it, I promise.
Michael: Just say it.
Maria: Form an emotional bond with Laurie. (Michael shakes his head) All right, fine. You don't like that answer, then go show her the secret alien handshake.
Michael: (sighs) Okay, fine. What kind of psychobabble, Oprah crap do I gotta tell her?
Maria: I can't put the words in your mouth, Michael. It's gotta come from you. It's gotta come from your-- it's gotta come from whatever organ you have sitting in for your heart. Just go over there and tell her in your own words that she can trust you, and make sure that she feels that you're being completely, emotionally honest.

Michael: Look, Laurie, I know a lot of people think you're pretty crazy. But the truth is, knowing everything you've been through, you seem pretty normal to me. I just want you to know that whatever you are to me-- a sister, a cousin, whatever-- you're the only family I've ever known, and I just found you. I don't... I don't want to let you go. I know you're scared to death of me, but... if you could find some way to trust me... I mean, I got all kinds of faults. And this one over here, you know (gestures to Maria) she can list them off for you if you want later on, but... the one thing I am is loyal. I will not turn my back on you. That's all I got to say. I don't know.

Amy DeLuca: Michael, I want you to listen to me very, very carefully. On this glorious, rebellious, lost weekend of yours, you will take care of my daughter. You will protect her and be kind to her, and she will have fun. You will not get matching tattoos, and you will not allow her to pierce any part of her body that cannot be shown in polite company. [Sniffles] And, Michael, if you have sex with my daughter, I will hunt you down and kill you like the mangy dog you are. Okay?
Michael: Okay.
Amy DeLuca: Call me if you need bail money.
Maria: What'd she say?
Michael: [Sighs] She wants you to have fun.

How the Other Half Lives

Michael: If it was me, I’d tell us to get screwed and call the cops anyways.
Maria: That’s 'cause you don’t have any money Michael. People who do tend to get a little nervous when it’s threatened.

Kyle: What do you suppose alien crystals are going for on eBay?

Viva Las Vegas

Michael: Nightmares, Maxwell. I can't shake them. I've had them every night for two weeks. I mean my brain needs a vacation, or I swear to God I'm going to lose it on someone or something, and it's not gonna to be pretty.

Michael: Hey! I've been going through some heavy stuff the last couple of weeks. In case you missed it, I got shot.
Max: I know, I healed you.
Michael: You put your hand over my shoulder and you did your little trick like a robot. You're a machine, Max. You wouldn't know the first thing about what it takes to heal me. To really heal me.

Jim Valenti: So you skipped school. Missing class is excusable if it involves saving a planet-- yours, mine, or any other. It is not acceptable if it is done in the name of under-age gambling. Is that clear?

Heart of Mine

Michael: Just kill me now. I don't do proms. I don't believe in them.
Maria: You don't believe in them?!
Michael: The whole thing is totally bogus. It's completely unnatural.
Maria: You know what? I, I find it to be really unnatural that you're half alien warrior and half Grandpa Dupree! But I believe you.

Cry Your Name

Max: You can't compare The Matrix to Crouching Tiger.
Michael: Crapping Tiger is a chick flick with kung-fu.

Diane: Oh, honey. I wish -- I wish I had some kind of special powers or something to make all of this go away for you.
Isabel: Special powers don't help.

It's Too Late and It's too Bad

Maria: If you're here to trash-talk, I'm gonna have to take a rain check, 'cause that is the only way I'm gonna get through a simple school day without losing it, all right?

Tess: You're scared to go home.
Max: What is home? Is home really up there? I just feel like this whole idea about where we come from, and I want to believe it. I want to understand it more and more, but it just feels like this dream... this, this dream that I can never really quite touch or see or...feel. And earth just seems so much more... real.

Max: Michael. The idea that Alex might have died just because we're here... I can't bear it. All those times you would run off chasing some clue to find out where we come from. Why we're here. Where we belong. I always thought you were chasing something that wasn't out there, because in my heart, I believed that we belonged here, you know? That we were human. Lately, I've been thinking that you might have been right all along.
Michael: Lately, I've been thinking I might have been wrong all along.

Maria: I can't count on you.
Michael: Yes, you can. I'll take care of this. I mean, I'm right here for you.
Maria: But you won't always be.
Michael: What?
Maria: One day you're gonna leave me. You're gonna get on a spaceship and go away, and you being the perfect boyfriend right now is really not helping me. I can't lose anyone else, Michael. My heart can't handle it.

Baby, It's You

Off the Menu

Liz: That was weird.
Michael: What was?
Liz: Maria just hung up on me.
Michael: Happens to me all the time.

The Departure

Max: I always thought when we graduated I would give you my ring. [handing her the pendant they found at Atherton's] It looks like I won't graduate, so this is something from where I'll be.
Liz: I can't believe that this is what I have of you. I can't believe that after everything...
Max: Liz, you never slept with Kyle, did you?
[Liz shakes her head no.]
Max: I wish, I wish this all could have been different. I wish that so much. [kisses her]
Liz: I guess that this is our goodbye. Just tell me one thing: do you love her?
Max: Not like I love you.

Isabel: What if I said I wanted to stay?
Max: When we came out of the pods and we lost Michael, it was just the two of us in the desert and I knew that I wasn't alone, that I had my sister. To me, earth isn't home and whatever's out there isn't home, but you're my home.

Michael: There's a lot about you, Maria. There's a lot about you, but I think what means the most to me is that you're open. You know I can look into your eyes and I can see you. I can see what you're thinking. I can see what you're feeling. How much I mean to you sometimes, how much I piss you off sometimes. But I can always see you.
Maria: I see you, too.
Michael: No, no you don't see me. You know when Max and Liz would kiss, and Liz would get the flashes? And when we would kiss, you didn't. I know how much that hurt you.
Maria: That doesn't matter to me any more, Michael.
Michael: The reason you didn't get the flashes is because I didn't let you get them. I didn't let you see me. I've never let anyone see me before... because there are things inside of me that I don't want people to see. There's things inside of me that I'm not so proud of. But I've thought about it, and I want you to see me.

Michael: Max... I can't go. Ever since we came out of the pods, I've been on some quest to figure out where I belong. I finally found home. The weird thing is, it's here, it's on earth.

Max: [to Liz] I've been really wrong about a lot. But I was right about one thing: To get you into my life, to be around you, to love you.

Season Three


Max: Rules? She has rules?
Liz: Well, yeah. Yeah, since I told her that you broke my heart, without any of the alien details, of course. She thinks that we should just take things slow. Just dinner, then straight home, no plans for future dates. No making out.
Max: So I suppose skinny-dipping would be against the rules, too.

Michael: Now if I'm to have any chance of graduating this year, I need to get into your Bio 101 class.
Mr. Seligman: Why didn't you come to my Bio 101 class when you were in it?

Michael: Mr. Seligman, I know you hate my guts. Personally, I hate yours, too.
Mr. Seligman: This is how you ask a favor?
Michael: But if you help me graduate this year, then you won't have to see me next year.
Mr. Seligman: Well, you do have a point there.

Isabel: Max! You idiot! What are you trying to do to our poor, clueless human parents?

Liz: I want to do this with you, Max. Together.
Max: Why?
Liz: Because if I had lost a child, I would want you to help me find him. But that's only part of the reason. The other part is that I don't want you to slip away from me. I know what it's like to be with you, and I know what it's like to be apart from you. And I would rather be with you.

Michael, The Guys and The Great Snapple Caper

Michael: Yeah, you left the loving parents, the cushy home, college fund. Smart move.

Liz: No matter how hard my parents try, nothing can keep us apart. I love you, and even when I can't see you in the day, I see you at night in my dreams.

Mr. Parker: Did you have fun? Where you been? I'm asking you man to man where you took my daughter in the middle of the night. Be man enough to answer me.
Max: We went to the desert. We didn't do anything wrong.
Mr. Parker: It was wrong for you to see her at all. You know that.
Max: I'm sorry. I love her.
Mr. Parker: I don't give a damn about your love. Because of you, my daughter was arrested for armed robbery. She could've been killed. Did you ever think about that? Tell me you're not dangerous, Max. Tell me that being with you doesn't put my little girl's life in jeopardy. Yeah. That's what I thought. So now this is gonna stop. It's gonna stop right now, and you are never to see Liz again. And if you do... If I find out that you so much as sat next to her in class, she'll be on the next plane to Vermont.

Steve: You're a crazy bastard. You know that?
Michael: Welcome to my world.

Significant Others

Isabel: Alex, I can't really talk to you about guys.
Alex: I'm dead. I'm beyond getting jealous.

Liz: How am i supposed to help you find your child if i can't even be with you?
Max: You are with me... All the time. All the time.

Secrets and Lies


Kal: How did you get to Los Angeles?
Max: I-10 west, then straight north.
Kal: Don't get cute with me, you prick.
Max: Do you murder everyone who discovers you're an alien, or do they get a warning first?

Kal: So, this is the mighty king of Antar? A low-rent Tom Cruise with a $10 haircut? Buddy boy, you have no idea what you're gettin' yourself into.

Isabel: Michael... I don't want to put my life on hold. This is my one chance to be happy... To love someone and have him love me back without all of this garbage that has made us miserable our whole lives getting in the way. I've put a lot of thought into it, and I don't see any reason why Jesse has to know the truth.
Michael: Well, knowing what I know about alien sex, he's gonna have major questions after the honeymoon.

Maria: I still can't believe Isabel's getting married. This is, like, a disaster of epic proportions. If you think Michael freaked when he found out, Max is gonna go ballistic.

Max: I failed. And my son... He's up there somewhere. I've just messed everything up. Langley's life. Yours. I'm so sorry, liz. I'm so sorry.
Liz: It's ok. It's ok.
Max: I'll never leave you, liz.

To Have and To Hold

Michael: We've got bad news, Maxwell. Jesse Ramirez is... Ta-da! Human. Yeah, nice red blood cells. Not a green one in the bunch.

Michael: Hey, no, sit down. None of us know what happened in that life. All we know for certain is who are in this life. And in this life, you're Isabel, and Isabel isn't the kind of person who's gonna betray her husband.


Kyle: Isabel, I'm all for denial as a... way of life, but you can't just run away from this one.

Kyle: So what's the deal with this guy?
Michael: Son of a bitch killed us.
Max: All of us.
Kyle: He killed you?

Kyle: Nothing's ever simple with you people, is it?

Behind the Music

Kyle: Michael, Michael, Michael. Let me explain something to you. Here on the planet earth we have this thing called jealousy.

Liz: Michael, please don't do anything stupid or alien or both, please?

Max: What happened?
Michael: It's over.
Max: What? My Dad found something, what?
Michael: No, it's not that. I saw Maria and what's-his name, Billy, together.
Max: Together as in together?
Michael: Worse.
Max: What could be worse?
Michael: They were singing together.
Max: So you're jealous?
Michael: I'm not jealous! [makes a lamp explode] My powers are slightly out of whack.
Max: Out of whack?
Michael: I've been blowing things up all day.

Max: We're part human. We're supposed to have feelings. You keep them bottled up like this. They're gonna get out somehow.

Mr. Evans: You frighten me, Max. I don't think I know who you are any more. I'm beginning to think I've never known.

Samuel Rising

Michael: I'm not gonna starve because I have a weird girlfriend.

Isabel: You know, Michael, I, too, was miserable around the holidays until I found my calling.
Michael: Making other people miserable.

A Tale of Two Parties

Kyle: Look, it's been a long time, all right? I used to be a fun guy. I used to have fun, but then the alien invasion happened, and I sorta- my social life started to suck.

Maria: So, wait a minute. My New Year's eve isn't being ruined by some life-threatening, hot flash alien disease. It's because Michael's drunk?
Max: I think the alcohol affected his senses. Some sort of sensory overload. Everything's too bright, too loud.

Maria: Shh. Shh. Shh. Look, his senses are super, super heightened. So if the lights are too bright, or if he hears anything really loud, it really, really hurts.
Michael: Like your whispering is doing right now.

Michael: You're being way too self-sacrificing. I want you to have a night off from all this alien crap.

I Married An Alien


Liz: What makes me different from everybody else is the fact that I was brought back from the dead by an alien.

Liz: No, he risks so much when he healed me. It's what made me fall in love with him.
Kyle: Yeah, me, too.
Liz: Kyle!

Michael: You guys are always giving me crap about being impulsive and stupid. Well you know what's stupid? Sneaking around in the desert while your father is watching our every move.
Max: Shut up, Michael.
Michael: Whose idea was it to bury the alien stuff anyway? What are we? Eight? It's called a safety deposit box.
Max: I need the book translation. It might have something on Liz's change.
Michael: You read it like 10 times.
Max: Well maybe I missed something.
Michael: What if there's nothing in there?
Max: Well then I'll find somebody who knows something. [pauses] Even if I have to contact the FBI.
Michael: Hey Max, I know this is a big deal, but you gotta keep calm. All right? Don't kick up any dust, if we get exposed we can't help her.
Max: It's a risk I'm willing to take.
Michael: Do I have to smack some sense into you right now?? I got a shovel here, I'll do it!
[Max uses his powers to send Michael's shovel flying a few feet.]
Max: There is something wrong with her Michael, and I don't know how to fix it.
Michael: We'll figure it out.
Max: And what if we can't? What if it gets worse? I've screwed up hundreds of times to find out who we are, do you know how many times Liz has?... Never. And this is what she gets in return. Look, I'm doing whatever it takes to help her. If you got a problem with that you can leave right now.
[Michael walks away. He gets his shovel and goes back to where Max is digging and helps him.]

Michael: Let me get this straight: you dumped me so you can go live your dream, and now you're telling me you're dropping that too?
Maria: I'm sorry, I just really need some advice right now.
Michael: It's like you said we're not linked anymore. I could invite you inside, tell you to stay in Roswell, because that's what I want, but you know what? I'm not going to be the guy you blame for ruining your life.

Liz: Just stop hurting me.
Max: I wasn't trying to.
Liz: No, but Max, you do. You always do. Why did you sleep with her? Why?


Chant Down Babylon

Michael: [on top of Jesse pinning him down.] No you can't take her to the hospital. You can't!
Jesse: Why? Tell me why.
Michael: Because your wife isn't human. Okay. Understand that. Your wife isn't human.

Clayton: Max Evans. He's still alive. He's in my head. His head.

Michael: First day of school, third grade. I'm standing by the lunch line arguing with that ass Mr. Trevors. He tells me that the cafeteria won't take my food stamps. I say that they're for food, aren't they? And he looks down on me, and he says with that scraggly mustache and that stupid comb over, he says, I don't take lip from welfare punks. I'm about to kick his balls up into his throat, but then I feel someone watching me. And it feels like a heat lamp turned on in the back on my neck, and I turned around and there you are. You're sitting at a table all by yourself. You're just staring right at me. So I walk over and I sit down. You're still staring at me with those big eyes. And you push your tray of food over to me, and you said that you can have my lunch. Right then, I knew you were different. You know, you were different like I was different like people liked you and wanted you around [trying not to cry], I want you around. I want you around, so please don't go. [he cries and lays his head down on her chest. He squeezes her hand, and we see Michael's hand turn white and the white travels to Isabel's hand and up her arm. She puts her hand on his back. Michael lifts up his head and looks at Isabel.]
Isabel: You still owe me for that lunch.

Who Died and Made You King?

Max: Michael, what the hell is wrong with you?!?
Michael: You. You were dead, Max, and now I'm lookin' at you and I don't know. Who are you, are you a ghost? And you're here in my face all day and you're freaking me out.

Kyle: Well, maybe. But I realize that I'm part of something bigger than myself.
Jesse: No, it's not bigger, it's all-consuming. There's a difference. They've robbed you of your life.
Kyle: No, actually they gave me one.

Michael: You know what really pisses me off? No one ever listens to me. You didn't not even when we were together. All you tried to do was make me weak.
Maria: No, I loved you!
Michael: I stayed on this planet for you and you show your appreciation by dumping me? Yeah, you love me.

Maria: Okay, Michael's a freak show.
Liz: What happened?
Maria: He's like a desert-wandering Anne Heche times a thousand, babbling about how Max should've stayed dead because he'd be a better king or something.


Kyle: But what I was going to say was maybe Michael can get like "I'm eternally sorry" tattooed there instead and just flash it every half hour, regardless. Saves time, cuts stress.

Michael: Why am I always apologizing for who I am.
Maria: It wasn't you, Michael.
Michael: Yes it is me. [points at Max.] Max was dead. [points at himself.] I was king. I did what I had to do.

Michael: You scared I'm gonna find something?
Max: I'm terrified they'll find you.

Liz: It'll be okay.
Connie: Should have gone with them.
Maria: You would have been stopped.
Connie: They could die.
Liz: They have practice.
Connie: Dying?

Four Aliens and A Baby


Max: Liz... they're taking our home from us. They want to kill us... and they might. But when I look in your eyes, I... I don't feel angry, or deprived. I feel like the luckiest half-human on the planet. You're pure... you're true... and you're real. And right now that seems like the only thing that's important. I want to be with you Liz... forever.
Liz: Forever may only be twelve days.
Max: Then we'll take those twelve days... [He places a diamond in Liz's palm and closes her hand around it] And we'll live twelve lifetimes. Liz Parker... will you marry me?

Maria: I thought you were leaving.
Michael: I am... but I just wanted... I dunno.
Maria: To say goodbye?
Michael: (struggles to form words, then speaks) ...I wanted to say that this thing has been screwed up from the beginning. You and me. Us. Just the whole long, stupid story...
Maria: ...Thanks...
Michael: But I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's meant so much to me, y'know. From day one, from the moment I kidnapped you and stole your car... I knew you were the girl for me. I never wanted anyone else...
Maria: Michael... (takes a step towards him, sad, but touched.)
Michael: I still don't. Just... Wherever I'm goin,' whatever I'm doin,' just know I'll always love you.

Max: I'm a member of that group of... outsiders. I always knew I was different and for a long, long time, all I wanted was to be another face in the crowd... but in the end, it wasn't possible. I guess it never was. So from now on, I'll just concentrate on being who I really am. Some of you might not like that. Some of you might even... find that frightening. But that's not my problem any more. I have to be who I really am and let fate take care of the rest. So... thank you, Roswell... Thank you for... for letting me live among you. Thank you for giving me a family. Thank you for giving me a home.


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