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Is there ever a week where Roswell, New Mexico doesn’t give us a list of things we’re still talking about days after? Is there ever a week when the show doesn’t make us run through the gamut of emotions? For me the answer to that is no, and I’m kind of glad. The TV landscape isn’t such that I have a great many shows that entertain me and make me feel, and it constantly feels like the ones that are doing that are being taken from me, so it’s good to have Roswell, New Mexico to fall back on.
Which is why I’m here to talk about the moments from “Barely Breathing,” and were they easy to choose, starting with:
“You think I’m weak because I’m gay.”
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one cheering Alex on as he confronted his dad. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one ready to murder Jesse Manes with a rusty knife for the way he’s always treated his son. And that’s why this scene felt so deserved that it was almost a super-hero finds his powers and saves the day kind of release. Because, YES, ALEX. Yes. Tell him! Tell that monster that you are much more than what he’s made you out to be, and you are whole and good and happy without him.
I didn’t know how much I needed this till it happened. Part of the reason for that is that the show has, to this point, not focused on Michael being like, hella smart, and what that means, something they probably did on purpose so that this moment felt as woah as it did. Because, of course Liz and Michael together are going to figure it out. I see it know, this was always where we were going. They all need to work together, yes, but these two especially. This way lies the answers they’re all looking for.
Who knew I’d be here, asking for more of Isobel and Noah? But I am, I really I am. I want to see where they can go, I want to see Noah learn the truth, because I’m absolutely confident his love for Isobel isn’t as shallow as she might think it is. And I also think her love for him isn’t as much about circumstances as she makes herself believe sometimes. She really does care, and they could have a future together, a real, happy future – all they need is honesty. Ball’s on your court, Isobel. That is, when you get out of the pod.
Max Breaks Down
It was, in so many ways, a long time coming. Max has spent his entire life being strong for other people, for Liz, for Isobel, for Michael, and to do so he’s had to repress so many of his emotions, to always put what other people want first, not what he wants, and we all have a breaking point: losing Liz and potentially losing Isobel is Max’s. But there’s no shame in breaking down, there’s no shame in vulnerability, and Max isn’t alone, he’s got people who also care for him and who will be there to help him through this.
What happens now? Can Michael and Liz save Isobel? Will she even remember them when she gets out of the pod? How long is this going to last? We have many questions, and so many feelings too, just the way Roswell, New Mexico likes to leave us.
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Roswell, New Mexico airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on the CW.
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Lawyer. Dreamer. Geek. Eternal optimist. Fangirl since the dawn of time. Hates the color yellow, olives and cigarettes. Has a recurring nightmare where she’s forced to choose between sports and books. Falls in love with fictional characters.