One thing Roswell, New Mexico is good about doing is not wasting a bit of time getting to the nitty gritty of what’s to come. Roswell, New Mexico 4×01: “Steal My Sunshine” did just that. It stole the town of Roswell’s sunshine if only for a moment when it was hit by St. Elmo’s Fire. No, we’re not talking about the 1985 film. The new alien squad that consists of Tezca, Bonnie, and Clyde set off some weird vibes in the earth and now the gang has to figure out what it all means.
In Roswell, New Mexico 4×02: “Fly” things got even crazier and with what happened at the end of the episode let’s just say, we’re not okay. Let’s get into this week’s review.
Everyone in this episode seemed to be struggling with finding their work-life balance. Max is dealing with being the interim Sheriff and is feeling like he’s not really doing so good at it. There’s been a bank robbery in his town, and he hasn’t been able to bring in the culprits. He and Agent Cameron have been working together and they know that the robbers are aliens. As they search the bank vault, they notice nothing seems to even have been taken. Not even money.
Enter Dallas who we already know is valuable. While Agent Cameron and Max are scratching their heads trying to figure out why two aliens would rob a vault but not take anything, Dallas points out that the broken lamp inside the vault has a missing base. That may not seem like anything, but one lamp is still intact so it’s clear that one of the lamps contained something valuable within the base. Just what that is, we shall have to wait and see.
Liz has been doing her thing working to help teens get their GED but she’s having a hard time getting through to some of them. She’s pretty much put her science research on the backburner because she’s been feeling like that’s what’s had an impact on her relationship with Max in the past. She really believes that taking a break from the science stuff will help her sustain her relationship. We know that’s not something that will last. It’s Roswell for goodness’ sake and in Roswell, whether or not you want to be part of the science the science will find you.
That’s basically what happens with Liz when she meets Shivani Sen the wife of her college mentor Allie. Liz is literally summoned by a dude who looks like he was one of the extras in Men in Black and she goes up to the roof of the Crash down to have a chat. We’re honestly not sure what made Shivani reach out to Liz, but it seems like perfect timing. Liz is looking for a mentor and with Allie nowhere around she thinks that Shivani is someone she can relate to. It doesn’t hurt that she knows a thing or two about science.
Despite Liz telling Shivani she’s taking a break on science work; she’s given one of the locusts that came in with the alien storm. It just so happens the locust has that purple goo stuff inside so naturally Liz can’t resist examining it to find out what they will all be up against.
Can’t Have Nice Things
Boy oh boy does Roswell, New Mexico know how to take away our happy moments. We’re not even talking about Liz and Max anymore because we know their drama. We’re about to focus on Isobel/Anatsa, and Malex. We already knew that things with Isobel and Anatsa were going to be a bit rocky because we are aware that at some point in this season our Kybel moment is going to happen. We just didn’t think that they would be struggling so soon after professing their love for one another.
Anatsa is a reporter and that’s one of the things that originally brought her to Roswell. Her job means a lot to her and the latest story she’s been chasing is the bank robbery. Everything about the robbery is suspicious and it’s making her ask a lot of questions. She doesn’t know the secrets of the alien world or that Isobel and her family are all involved in it. Because of this, it’s putting Isobel on edge.
Isobel was already trying to decide if she could share her alien heritage with Anatsa but the fact that she’s so hungry for information makes Isobel skeptical as to whether or not she could even handle it. We don’t know much about Anatsa but for all we know, she might have surprised us and been able to keep the secrets. We won’t know anytime soon though. Since Anatsa seemed hell-bent on looking into the bank robbery and speaking to the victims for information, Isobel had to do something she hoped not to do to anyone she loved ever again.
Making the choice to step into Anatsa’s mind to make her stop investigating the bank robbery was obviously difficult for her to do. It’s a violation to waltz into someone’s head and reconstruct their mind but it was the only thing Isobel could do. We aren’t sure how long it will take before Anatsa’s mind clears because we know it will. And there’s no doubt in our mind that she won’t feel betrayed. Part of being in a relationship with someone means you should be able to tell them the truth. Like Kyle said, “In a relationship, white lies are still lies.”
Okay, onto Malex. Our precious beans have finally, finally learned to truly open up to each other. It’s not like we’ve seen in the past and every interaction feels different. Michael is different. He knows how much he’s loved so he’s begun to let his walls down. And he’s happy. Like, really happy. We don’t think we’ve seen Michael this happy in ages. That’s why it hurts so much that we know we’re about to watch him fall apart.
Being in Deep Sky is important to Alex and he has been doing a lot of good work for them. That work takes him away for a bit of time because everything is so top secret. Michael is starting to understand, and he needs Alex to know that. In one of the sweetest scenes, we’ve seen so far this season, Michael tells Alex that he is his home and that he trusts him to take care of his heart. Then he gives him a necklace made of alien glass. The necklace is important because it’s a reminder that no matter how far they are from each other, they will never be separated again. Oh, how we wish that were true.
As Alex is headed out of Roswell, he sees some weird activity in the distance which leads to newcomer Tezca finding and capturing him. Alex gets stuck to the ground and as he pleads for help from Tezca he realizes she’s one of the contingency plans Jones had set up. She informs Alex that he too is part of that plan and proceeds to somehow send him into the ground. Yes, you read that right, Tezca sent Alex underground. We won’t say buried him in the ground because he must be somewhere else.
We have no idea how he’s part of Jones’s contingency plan but maybe he’s going to be used as a bargaining chip to get everyone to do whatever it is Tezca, Bonnie, and Clyde need. One thing is for sure, Michael is going to raise hell to get back his man and we’re ready for that.
- Where is Maria?
- Max in uniform. That is all.
- Only a scientist would give the gift of a locust with purple goo inside it to another scientist as a gift.
- We love watching Liz and Michael work on their science stuff. We may not understand half the shit they say but we love their nerdy enthusiasm.
- Bonnie and Clyde have been out of their rock for six months. What have they been doing since then and why are we just now seeing them?
- Kyle got a date while working. We give props to girly for being brave enough to ask for a date, but we never go her name…
- We agree girl with no name who asked Kyle out on a date while he was working, he’s very attractive.
- It was nice to see Kyle on a date. He’s the only one who doesn’t have someone solid in his life yet.
- Is a relationship a possibility for Agent Cameron and Dallas? We saw some sparks.
- “Humanity behaves as if their excess is everlasting.” Clyde is a bit preachy but he does drop those truth bombs.
- Okay, did anyone else think Max’s Jones impersonation was a little hot? Made us miss that crazy character in a weird way.
- Okay, who or what is Ophiuchus? Is this something from a previous season? We forget.