Okay, first off, I don’t even know where to begin with this week’s review of Roswell, New Mexico. Like I said in my last review for episode 3×03 “Black Hole Sun” season three has been moving along with lighting quick speed. No episode of this show has left us without feeling completely stunned but, episode 3×04 “Walk on the Ocean,” broke us. Like, it literally broke us, and we don’t know how to come back from what happened. I’m still currently trying to process everything as I put this review together.
Let’s discuss Roswell, New Mexico: 3×04 “Walk on the Ocean.”
I can’t be me without you
One of the running themes in Roswell, New Mexico “Walk on the Ocean” seemed to be that Max and Liz both need someone. Max as we all know is dying and Jones has made it pretty clear that he needs him in order to survive. Liz, doesn’t seem like she herself is doing that hot in the heart department and we’re pretty sure it’s because of Max.
After all, he is the one who healed her when she was basically shot to death by Wyatt Long. That healing clearly permanently linked the two of them so why should we be surprised that she’s been having more frequent dreams about him or that as he was preparing to help Kyle, she passed out? (More on that later).
We are currently still not sure just what Jones’ intentions are. Like, we like him, but we still can’t stop having some doubts in our minds. In Roswell, New Mexico “Black Hole Sun” he escaped the cage and put Max inside. We really don’t know why he did it, maybe to give Max a break since he’s been running around nonstop and is literally at deaths door. Initially, when Jones got out, we assumed he was going on this whole “I’m here to fuck shit up” journey but that did not appear to be the case.
Sure, he went to Max’s place, shaved, put on Max’s clothes, and went through all his stuff but it proved to be for a purpose. Jones was on a mission to learn more about what Max knew about him and what was going on with him. Jones fixing himself up to look more like Max, seemed to be just a way for him to be able to go around town without anyone making assumptions about who he was. Once Jones got the answers he needed, he met up with Max who was freed by Michael to let them know he was ready to be put back into the cage but not before trying to convince Max that he could heal him.
Like us, Max is still a bit apprehensive about being healed by Jones, but he has seen the memories of how Jones ended up inside of the stasis pod. We can honestly say after seeing what Jones went through with Louise and Bronson to save Max who he referred to as “my boy,” we saw him in an entirely different way.
We can also admit we are now looking at Isobel’s mom in a different way and it’s not a good one. Jones is a man of his word and Michael and Max get him back in the cage. Max is seriously considering being healed by Jones but oddly, he doesn’t think Jones is strong enough to do it. We are not sure why Jones would not be strong enough, we guess it’s because he’s been in stasis and then placed in a cage without using his power for so long.
We love the fact that Michael didn’t go the negative route when Max let him know what he was considering. He’s being very supportive which I’m sure Kyle and Alex are responsible for. Those heart to heart conversations obviously paid off. Michael who has been struggling seemed so much calmer in “Walk on the Ocean.” He’s clearly realizing that he does not have to be anything like his father and we’re glad because we miss our old Michael who knew who he was and didn’t let others define him.
Isobel and Maria in Wonderland
Since Maria had her vision of someone’s funeral, she has been desperately trying to uncover the mystery. Isobel has decided to embark on this journey with her which involves the two of them taking a trip into their subconscious.
It is quite a wild ride that is very much like Alice In Wonderland with Liz showing up as the “white rabbit” leading them through their journey. Props to Jeanine Mason because she was just so much fun! Both Maria and Isobel must go through a set of hidden truths which will ultimately lead them to the funeral vision which Maria has not been able to finish.
What I loved about this part of the episode was the chemistry between Lily Cowles (Isobel) and Heather Hemmens (Maria). We’ve seen them interact before but, watching the two of them bond in this particular episode was really sweet, and they learned a lot about each other. We forget that the two of them are family. Maria reminded us of that when she admitted to Isobel that she often feels left out and doesn’t really know where she fits in. Maria needs just as much support as Max, Michael, and Isobel give to each other. I hope we see more moments like this.
Welcome to Funeral Land
Roswell, New Mexico season three has been doing a lot and things are being revealed so quickly that we don’t really know what more we can expect. We did not think we were going to finish the funeral mystery so quickly, but we now know, or at least think we know who is dead. It’s Kyle. That’s right, our sweet baby Dr. Kyle Valenti, the man with the kind heart who looks after everyone is the one who was murdered. What is even worse is how he was murdered. I mean, not like there is a good way to be murdered but he’s killed by the racist asshole Jordan Bernhardt who is the leader of the Roswell Regiment, and also the Mayor’s son.
Kyle who has once again done his job of helping those in need is preparing to report a hate crime committed by Jordan and his crony Zeke. As he’s heading over to the sheriff’s office who by the way is useless, he runs into Jordan. A fight ensues and Jordan pushes Kyle who then becomes impaled on something. Our hearts broke completely in two as we watched a stunned Kyle realize what had just happened to him. We had tears rolling down our faces and we’re still not okay. Kyle is one of the most selfless people we know, and he did not deserve this at all.
Our minds also immediately went back to earlier in the episode when Kyle brought his fathers old radio to Michael to help him figure out why he was hearing his dad through it and what it meant. Once Michael and Kyle were able to get the radio working, they heard a warning from Kyles’s dad that was pretty much telling him to get the hell out of Roswell. Michael took it for exactly what it was and tried to get Kyle to hear it, but Kyle refused to turn away from everyone. He’s forever making sacrifices and made it clear he was staying.
Jordan being the cowardly piece of shit he is takes off and leaves Kyle to die. While all of this is taking place, Isobel and Maria call Max who shows up and finds an unresponsive Kyle. Like we mentioned at the beginning of this review, as Max begins to attempt to heal Kyle, Liz who is all the way in California, starts to feel something in her chest and passes out.
We honestly have no idea how Kyle would come back from this nor do we know how Max is going to save him. I find myself wondering if Max is going to need Jones’s help. Whether he and Jones have to work together or Jones has to heal Max after he finishes healing Kyle, remains to be seen.
If Kyle lives, there is still the matter of Alex saying they are covering up a murder. Then there’s the casket with the Valenti seal on it. One thing’s for sure, if Kyle does or doesn’t live, we want justice for him because there is no way that Jordan Bernhardt should be able to get away with murder.
- That beach dream Liz had about her and Max… Echo feels!!!
- “My body is not your wonderland.” – Maria to Isobel.
- We loved learning that Isobel wants to start a self-defense class for little girls.
- The new sheriff sucks and her all-lives matter bullshit can go somewhere else.
- We’re glad Wyatt is leaving town for a bit because that storyline between him and Rosa is a bit hard to get into because we know his past. We get that he has amnesia but, we still can’t see past the hateful person he was, and we keep waiting for the memories to come rolling back in.
- Jordan and Zeke are racist trash.
- “When you lock things up, you create monsters.” – Jones to Max and Michael.
- We feel like there is something to that “one road in, one road out” quote.
- “I just want my child.” – Jones to Louise.
- We don’t want Heath and Liz together, but their tango was pretty sexy.
- We are not surprised that Liz turned in her resignation to Genoryx. We saw it coming since the first episode of the season.
- Why the hell was Heath so angry that Liz was resigning from Genoryx? Like, he was really angry.
- So, we’re just gonna forget all about Alex and the Lockhart Machine being activated huh?
- NOT KYLE. WE CANNOT LOSE HIM.
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Roswell, New Mexico airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.