Okay, so, we thought Roswell, New Mexico episode 3×02 “Give Me one Reason” was a doozy, turns out episode 3×03 “Black Hole Sun” was so much higher on that scale. As you know, “Give Me one Reason” ended with Michael finding out from Jones that he’s The Dictators son, and we got an Echo reunion when Liz and Max ran into each other outside of The Crashdown. We’re only three episodes into season three of Roswell, New Mexico and I just can’t believe how much has already happened.
Let’s get into because we have a lot to discuss.
Reunited, And It Doesn’t Feel So Good
We finally got those Echo and Malex reunions we have been waiting for and they both kinda sucked. Watching Liz and Max’s awkward exchange with one another outside of The Crashdown was painful. Echo does not do small talk. It’s not in their nature at all. Max was literally on the brink of tears talking to Liz and I just wanted them to hug each other.
They both need each other and it’s obvious just how bad it was hurting them not to touch. It didn’t help that “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron was playing in the background. Those lyrics “take me back to the night we met” hurt like hell to hear. Also, what the hell was that “It’s good to see you Liz Ortecho” and “It’s good to see you, Max Evans.” Seriously, WHAT. WAS. THAT?
Things only got worse between them when Liz found out from Kyle everything that Max has been hiding from her. Although, I will say this, Max and Liz haven’t been together for an entire year so was he just supposed to spill his guts to her as soon as he saw her? Not exactly great reunion talk to say “Oh, good to see you, by the way, I’m dying again, and I have a clone hiding in the desert.”
Both Max and Liz got some great lectures from Kyle and Rosa about taking responsibility for their actions in this episode. Liz needed to come to terms with her lying to Max about using his DNA without telling him, and Max had to come to terms with what he did when he destroyed Liz’s lab and all of her hard work.
When they saw each other again and apologized, I was really hoping they would reconcile but in a shocking move, Max sent Liz packing. I get it, he was doing it in his classic “Max wants to protect everyone way,” but did it have to be so harsh? I mean, come on! He told her she couldn’t be part of his life anymore! Liz isn’t dumb though; she knows that Max is lying but she hops in her car anyway and heads back to California.
Now, on to Malex. We’ve all been waiting for that Malex reunion since Alex stepped off that bus in episode 3×01 “Hands.” It was also a reunion that left us hurting. Michael is struggling right now with the information that he’s the son of an evil dictator so he’s not making the best choices and has basically resigned himself to being a monster. His attitude is all “like father like son” and honestly, it’s pissing us all off.
Earlier in the episode, Michael met up with Maria, Isobel, and Max at the church from Maria’s vision to try and figure out who is going to be murdered. After a process of elimination, he determines it’s going to be him. This information really sets him off and his attitude gets even worse.
When Michael and Alex ran into each other we had all the Malex feels but then Michael had to go and ruin it by talking about how he’s basically a monster like his dad. Alex immediately puts a stop to it and reminds him that he and Michael are not so different when it comes to the type of fathers they had. He then makes it clear to Michael that he controls the type of person he chooses to become.
Alex knows Michael’s heart so he doesn’t believe for a second that Michael could be a monster. Even though we didn’t get the Malex reunion we were so desperately craving, we felt their connection and it was unreal. Michael is certain that he is the one who is going to be murdered but Alex tells him there is no way that’s possible because if someone murdered him, he wouldn’t cover it up and he would burn the entire world down first. The feels, the feels! Did we tear up watching this moment? Yes, we did.
Cutting Out the Middleman
Fist and foremost, we have to give Michael Trevino a shoutout because he has been absolutely incredible in this season of Roswell, New Mexico. Every episode I fall more and more in love with him as Kyle. We have said it before and we will keep saying it, everyone needs a friend like Kyle in their lives. Kyle has been working his ass off to help his friends. He’s looking after the health of both Max and Maria and it’s clear that it’s taking a toll on him.
Kyle is feeling lost because he’s trying to do the best job, he can for those he cares about but it’s gotten harder and harder to find the balance between his own life, his friendship, and his career. He says as much when he confronts both Max and Liz to let them know he won’t be the middleman in their relationship anymore.
He’s done all he can for both, and they need to be willing to help themselves. It’s also no surprise that he is furious with Max and Isobel when he finds out that while he’s been working tirelessly to try and save Max, there has been a clone hidden away that could have given him what he needed.
Kyle reaches a sort of breaking point in Black Hole Sun and after talking with Isobel, he starts to consider that it may be time for him to leave Roswell too. We really hope he doesn’t because we love Kyle and we would be lying if we said we didn’t get a tad happy that he heard his father Jim Valenti’s voice over his old radio at the moment the Lockhart machine was activated. Now that that has happened, we think he’s going to stick around because there’s a new mystery to solve.
Jones is …a Villain?
I think we all saw this coming, right? From the moment Jones got pulled out of that pod, we knew something was up with him. He is a great manipulator though. He worked his way through everyone’s heads, from Isobel to Michael. We knew eventually he and Max would have their time. Jones knows that Michael, Isobel, and Max are stronger together and he found a way to sever the ties piece by piece. He got to Isobel by using her powers as an empath and then he got to Michael when he told him he was the heir to The Dictator.
Max has been waiting for his chance to get some information from Jones. His health is getting worse and worse, and he is literally mainlining acetone to function. As his heart is getting weaker, his powers are getting more out of control. He knows Jones has the answers he needs. Max has been waiting for the cage to be finished so he can meet with Jones but what he didn’t know was that Michael had finished it already but didn’t tell him.
Everyone’s been hiding things from each other and naturally it’s upsetting to Max to find out that Michael and Isobel have been communicating with Jones behind his back. The bond between Jones and Max is breaking him down and he want’s to be free. He was reluctant to see Jones and rightfully so because Jones does everything he can to rile Max up to lose control which he does, and Jones uses that opportunity to escape the cage and surprise, surprise he puts Max inside. We have no idea what the endgame is for Jones, but we don’t think it’s going to be good.
- Watching Rosa and Liz bond again was so sweet. We missed their sister time.
- I wonder if Liz is going to find out about what happened with Wyatt Long. She is not going to be happy when she finds out that Rosa has been hanging out with him.
- “I’m sorry my visions aren’t more instagrammable.” – Maria to Isobel.
- Michael needs Alex, he is spiraling without him. We need our Malex back together.
- Those turquoise stones are interesting, and I wonder why Michael was just handing them over to everyone.
- This show has so many entertaining one-liners we never get tired of them.
- Isobel is an empath. We should have known.
- Kyle, we love you for telling it like it is.
- “Has everyone forgotten I have a day job?” – Kyle to Max.
- Kyle had every right to be pissed off at Max for hiding that he had a clone. Max has been his patient for a long time, he should have known this.
- I want Gregory Manes and Maria together like, now.
- So, Jones gets to change his clothes everyday huh? Gotta get dressed up for the cage, right?
- “Being an empath is acknowledging what’s yours and what isn’t.” – Jones to Isobel.
- “Funny thing about concerned citizens is they always seem to be white men with guns.” – Bert to Jordan Bernhardt leader of the Roswell Regiment which is basically The CWs version of The Proud Boys.
- Jordan and his racist trash bag buddies going after Bert to commit a hate crime against him was despicable. Thank goodness for Michael.
- Alex and Gregory bonding, and him rooting for his relationship with Maria was adorable.
- Rosa and Kyle really are siblings.
- “I’m the tyrant, you’re the savior.” – Michael to Max.
- “If it were you, I would not cover it up. I would burn the entire world down first.” – Alex to Michael.
- What is the Lockhart Machine’s purpose?
- So, now that the church has burned down, we’re back to square one with Maria’s visions.