The season three finale of Roswell, New Mexico is almost here and episode 3×11 “2 Become 1,” didn’t pull any punches. As usual there was no shortage of jaw-dropping moments. We’re still currently processing everything that happened. In episode 3×10 “Angels of the Silences” we learned newcomer Dallas is Theos son.
After an intergalactic phone call courtesy of the Lockhart Machine, he had his father’s equation embedded into his mind. At the same time, Dallas learned if he, Isobel, and Michael could not succeed in severing Max and Jones’s connection, he would have to kill Max.
Roswell, New Mexico 3×11 “2 Become 1” is the pre-showdown episode. That’s the best way to describe it. Jones is holding Liz, and Heath hostage along with Sheriff Taylor who he used as leverage to make them do his bidding. Jones is desperate to untether himself from Max and he will stop at nothing to do it.
In an odd moment, which I am not complaining about, he gets all suited-up and invites Liz to join him for brunch. we aren’t sure how much of an invite it can be when you’re being held hostage though. It’s more like he ‘voluntold’ her to come to brunch.
During their brunch chat, Jones gives Liz the backstory of how he became the “savior” for his planet. The conversation involves tons of DNA talk that my brain is still computing at this very moment.
We also learned that Jones is as much of a psychopath as we suspected. To become the “savior” he massacred all the alien residents to build a new world. So, basically the whole “savior” thing was self-imposed. Nobody asked him to do that. He just took it upon himself. How narcissistic can you get?
Jones truly believes his own hype and thinks everything he does is for the greater good. He tries convincing Liz of that very thing. He likes to talk, a lot. As he tells Liz his story, she learns a few things that can be used to her advantage in stopping him. At the same time she’s learning things, so is Heath.
Heath is just as smart and crafty as Liz, and he is not about to let Jones win. His craftiness is showcased when he creates a CB radio to be able to get a message to his bestie Dallas alerting him that he, Liz, and the Sheriff are being held hostage. Isobel, Michael, Max and Rosa, along with Dallas, come up with a plan to stop Jones and rescue Liz and Heath.
One of the things we really enjoyed in this episode of Roswell, New Mexico was the time that Dallas and Max spent together. After Max realized he would have to sit out the mission because of how risky it would be to be in the same room as his doppelganger, Dallas informs him that he would have to kill him if Isobel, and Michael’s plan to sever his connection to Jones fails. Max seemed unfazed in learning this information. While Dallas trusts in his faith in God to get him through everything, Max deals strictly in fact.
Dallas’s faith is what saves Max. I mean think about it, if Dallas was a different kind of person, he could have easily just said “screw it” killed Max and moved on with his life. For goodness’ sake, Max literally gave Dallas permission to kill him. For Dallas, his faith means everything, and he doesn’t believe he was put on this earth to kill Max. In his mind, he believes God sent him to save Max’s life.
Dallas fills Max in on a lot as well. Particularly about his connection to Jones. Max learns that Theo was forced into making more clones for Jones because he threatened Dallas’s life when he was five years old. Eventually, as we learned earlier in the season, Nora took and altered DNA from Jones to create Max who was built as a weapon to stop him. It’s interesting because as this season of Roswell, New Mexico has gone on, I’ve noticed how similar Max and Michael’s stories are.
Both have been struggling with who they are and their destiny. They’ve needed a lot of reminders from the people around them that they don’t have to let their destiny dictate who they become. Max and Michael both think they are bad people, but we know that is the furthest thing from the truth. Michael has always been down on himself but after finding out that he was the dictator’s son, he really began hating himself.
Michael doesn’t understand just how loved he is. Sanders who has been like a father to him, really gave the most powerful pep talk ever. He got tired of watching Michael wallow and beat himself up. Michael thinks he’s doomed to become his father, so he won’t even fully use his powers. You see, Michael can take over someone’s mind and body just like his papa Jones and Isobel’s psycho ex Noah. Because he knows how much hell Noah put Isobel through, he’s been hiding it.
Michael is afraid of becoming dark like Jones. Sanders knows Michael is capable of so much more and makes it clear that Michael is nothing like Jones. He gives Michael the kick in the ass that he’s needed for a long time, and it was a great moment. It helped him to use that power and he also opened to Isobel and Max about it. Isobel’s reaction was amazing. We knew she wasn’t going to be upset to learn Michael could do the same thing as Noah. She’s known Michael for years and that he would never abuse his power in such a terrible way.
Isobel has really come into herself this season and we love her confidence. She’s been the strong one keeping everyone on track, and she’s also been the biggest cheerleader for Rosa. Sure, she makes Rosa sit out the battle against Jones but it’s for a good reason. We do have to acknowledge that Isobel wouldn’t have gotten her hands on her mom’s alien glass sword had it not been for Rosas new power of picking up frequencies.
In typical Roswell fashion, the episode ends with a jaw-dropping moment. As we said before, we think of this episode as the pre-showdown showdown. While Liz and Jones had brunch earlier in the episode, she convinced him to let Sheriff Taylor go. Or so we thought. Jones being the conniving manipulator he is, mind jacked her and had her bring Dallas back to where he was holding Liz and Heath. Dallas has Theo’s equation in his head and Jones wants it.
The equation in Dallas’s head as his father put it is the framework for the chemical weapon that will decouple the dictator from all his vessels permanently. Without that equation and the spores Liz and Heath have gathered, Jones won’t be able to untether himself from Max.
Isobel, Max, and Michael show up to save Liz, Heath, and Dallas from Jones and it’s pretty intense. As Max has been saying, Jones of course is smarter and always a step ahead. Just when it felt like everyone had the upper hand, Jones locked them all inside of his mind. There is no doubt in our mind that we’re in for a very wild finale. Jones has to be stopped and at this point even I don’t know how that will happen.
- Nathan Parsons in a suit. We have ZERO complaints.
- So, Wyatt Long came back again. For what? I’m sorry but I still can’t see him and Rosa together knowing all the terrible things he did. The only reason he’s a different person is because he was dosed with a drug that erased his memory. If weren’t for that, he’d still be a dick.
- “Fire destroys to create.” – Jones to Liz.
- “If your dads like the alien Voldemort, how come you haven’t gone all Harry Potter yet?” – Sanders to Michael.
- Seriously, Sanders telling Michael to fight like his mom, we are here for this pep talk.
- “Now you go and kick your father’s ass.” – Sanders to Michael.
- Rosa thinking about leaving Roswell to go to art school is something she deserves.
- Who else yelled “NO MAX, NO!” when he said, “What could go wrong?” as they were preparing to rescue Liz, Heath, Dallas, and the Sheriff? I’m like “EVERYTHING CAN GO WRONG MAX.”
- “What do you want bible verses or Tupac lyrics? You’re gonna have to be a bit more specific.” – Dallas to Jones.
- That alien glass sword fight between Jones and Isobel was pretty cool.