Roswell, New Mexico episode 3×02 ‘Give Me One Reason’ gave us a lot, and we do mean a lot of revelations. Since the arrival of Jones, we have been dying to know more about him and his relationship with Max, well, we got that and so much more so let’s talk about it.
You Have Questions, the answers lie right here
Getting questions answered seemed to be the common theme for Roswell, New Mexico episode 3×02 “Give Me One Reason.” Everyone was looking for answers and whether they liked them or not, it cleared so many things up. First, let’s get to Jones.
As we saw in Episode 3×01 ‘Hands,’ Isobel and Michael pulled Jones out and locked him inside of some weird glowy expandable breathing ball toy (google it) looking thing. The goal is to not only find out just how he and Max are linked but also how to save, as Michael so lovingly put it, “Max’s stupid life again.”
Isobel and Michael want answers and boy, oh boy, do they get them. Jones goes into this long backstory and informs Michael and Isobel that both of his parents were murdered when he was only seven years old, and he ended up staying with a man known as “The Dictator.”
The Dictator took Jones as his secret weapon and used him for his healing abilities. During his time with The Dictator, Jones spent a lot of time healing people, but his power was also abused by The Dictator. Jones was often tasked with healing people for the sole purpose of The Dictator being able to torture people. That’s seriously so messed up we cannot even begin to describe just how much.
As Jones goes on with his story, a very shocking revelation is shared with Isobel and Michael. When Jones would heal people, it would create psychic memories and during one of his times healing someone, he had a vison of Max as a child. Jones saw Max sitting chained up and he thought that The Dictator was keeping him, but he realized that Max and Michaels mothers were actually the ones doing it.
Jones had no idea why until he remembered a time when he healed Nora who conned The Dictator into believing she was on his side. While he was healing Nora, he realized she stole his DNA and used it to create the clone that is Max.
Obviously, this is a hard pill for both Isobel and Michael to swallow but mainly Michael. Michael can’t believe that his mother would ever do what Jones is saying that she did. After everything he previously learned about his mom and what she went through, he just can’t see her being anything else but good.
Jones makes it very clear that Nora did in fact steal his DNA to make a clone and his mission became clear that he needed to save Max from the same life he was living as a prisoner. As Isobel and Michael attempt to take all of this in, Jones shares another piece of information with them. The Dictator is immune to death. Yeah, that’s right, The Dictator is immortal. Jones described him as unbeatable and able to walk through fire untouched. That’s just… so great right? (insert sarcasm).
After all these stunning realizations, Michael meets up with Max to discuss what he’s learned from Jones. He doesn’t go into full detail, but he gives Max just enough. Max knows he’s on borrowed time and he doesn’t have much left to waste. He wants Michael to finish the cage because he needs to talk to Jones one on one and learn more about himself and their past. He wants to understand why he was made and who made him.
During their conversation, Max tells Michael when Jones touched him one year ago after they released him, he had another flash of when he was a child. He always thought that Isobel’s mom Louise was setting him free but after going deeper into the memory he isn’t so sure. In the memory, he saw himself run towards Jones who immediately made him feel safe. Yeah, we want those answers too please.
In between all the storytelling from Jones, we get our fill of Maria and Alex as well. Maria is dealing with the aftermath of being attacked at the end of Roswell, New Mexico Episode 3×01. When Kyle and Max show up and she tells them about the vision she had, it’s confusing to say the least. In Maria’s vision, they are having a conversation about protecting a murderer, just who that murderer is, is unclear. Maria wants to figure it out and finish the vision but to accomplish this she has to trigger another vison.
Kyle, being the amazingly concerned doctor and friend he is, is completely against it. Because Kyle sees what the visions are doing to her brain, he cannot let Maria do this. We all know Maria never gives in and when she gets an idea in her mind, she does not let anyone stop her.
Maria lures Max and Kyle onto the roof of The Crashdown by telling them she has one more thing she needs to do before she lets this latest quest go. That thing is her jumping off the roof of The Crashdown to induce a vision. You read that right. Maria’s plan was to jump off the roof of The Crashdown to use the fear to induce a vision. Just how was she planning to prevent herself from dying you ask? Well, she was going to have Max, a dying Max we might add, use his powers to catch her.
There are so many things wrong with this plan. For one, she could die, and two, Max is DYING. His strength is waning by the day, how the hell can he save someone? Kyle and Max try to no avail to get Maria not to jump but she shares with the guys that she has to find out more because something she neglected to tell them about her vision was, she saw herself say “it was all my fault.”
She believes she’s the one who murdered someone and that everyone is trying to protect her. Maria jumps but luckily for her, Michael just happens to show up and catch her. This actually pisses Maria off because she is literally willing to die to get the answers she needs. Not really a smart idea though because, if she dies, how will anyone get the answers?
Alex has finally been contacted by Deep Sky. He mysteriously receives a card that says “You Have Questions, the answers lie right here” with some coordinates attached to it. Alex shows up to some building that gave us some serious Men In Black vibes where he meets a man who later on turns out to be his new boss, Eduardo Ramos. He is immediately given his first assignment which is to monitor the “Lockhart Machine.”
The Lockhart Machine is named after Ryan Lockhart, and nobody has been able to figure out what it does. Ramos informs Alex that the Lockhart Machine turns on every 47 days at 11:11 for one minute and then it shuts off. It’s been 46 days since it last turned on so naturally, Alex is right on time. We can’t wait to see what’s up with the Lockhart Machine.
Liz doesn’t get too much screen time in this episode and to be honest, her storyline is a little boring right now. It just feels like they were trying to figure out what to have her do until she had to return to Roswell which of course she did at the end of the episode. She and Max run into each other as she steps out of a taxi and we don’t know about you but, that felt more right than anything that has happened since episode 3×01 aired. Liz is home and we hope she sticks around.
Alright, had to save this final extremely shocking moment involving our baby Michael for the end of this review because well, it left us stunned. Like we said earlier, Michael is having a hard time believing everything that Jones revealed to him. One of the main things he found hard to believe was the existence of The Dictator. It just doesn’t make sense to him.
He’s trying to come to terms with what his mother did as well. As he replays his conversation with Maria after he rescued her, something she said pops back into his mind. As he’s sitting by the fire outside, he recalls her telling him “your abilities are the only ones that don’t have limits.” She is absolutely right. We haven’t ever seen Michael truly sick, he’s never weak like Max is, and he always seems stronger than everyone else around him.
As Michael flashes back to the conversation with Jones, he sticks his hand into the fire and you guessed it, it doesn’t burn. In a panic, Michael goes to talk to Jones and finds out that he is The Dictators heir. We don’t even know what to do with this information. It’s a lot to process. Like we said at the beginning of this review, there were a lot of revelations. With everything we learned on this latest episode, we have no clue what’s in store.
- Michael bringing up when Noah got into Isobel’s head and made her murder teen girls, was a very low blow.
- “Thanks for the sex. It actually wasn’t bad. See you never.” – Anatsa (Sibongile Mlambo) to Max.
- Anatsa, girl you are a stranger, you have no right to be going through Max’s manuscript without his permission.
- So, Max’s random hookup Anatsa, turned out not to be so random after all. We just learned that she’s an investigative reporter who has been hired to do an investigation into the racism at the Roswell police department. It was quite the shocker for her to learn that Max is on the police force she’s about to investigate.
- So, Wyatt Long has lost ten years of his memories due to that dose of butryicol that Rosa injected him with in episode 3×01. He is a totally different person. No racist tendencies whatsoever. Looks like the writer’s plan to have him and Rosa get involved but this worries us because it can, and probably will backfire in a very bad way once he starts to piece things back together. We just know it’s going to be bad and that’s sad because if he wasn’t originally an asshole, they would be cute together.
- Oh, Kyle we just adore you and your kind heart and concern for Maria. Seriously wondering if these two would ever get together.
- “Ring ring, your brain is calling. It says stop hurting me.” – Kyle talking to Maria about her wanting to induce another vision.
- Kyle injecting Maria with Adrenaline to give her the vision she wants to induce, is irresponsible but, we understand it. It’s a controlled situation for him because at least this way he can be with Maria and prevent herself from harming herself any further. He knows if he doesn’t help her, she’s just going to find other ways to do it.
- “Discount Max.” – Michael to Isobel in reference to Jones.
- Kyle and Rosas heart to heart. (Insert heart emojis)
- “Lately I’ve been feeling like failing is all I do.” No Kyle, you are not. We definitely do not see a failure when we look at you help all of your friends.
- Trying to figure out if Jones was being genuine during his conversation with Isobel or if he was manipulating her.
- Alex (Tyler Blackburn) is looking really really good this season.
- Echo is back!
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Roswell, New Mexico airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.