Roswell, New Mexico 4×07 “Dig Me Out” was an interesting hour of television. We got some relationship drama, sister time, a look back into the past, and we finally, finally had someone learn that Alex is gone.
That Damn Kiss
Alright, as we all know in Roswell, New Mexico 4×06 “Kiss From A Rose” Max did the dumbest shit in the world-he had Bonnie kiss him to disable his powers. First of all, as we told you we call that cheating. Max can justify it all he wants to but that’s what it was. We’re glad Liz read him the riot act because what he did was so disrespectful.
Like Liz we get that Max is scared but he made a decision that affects their relationship without talking it out first. How many times have we said that the problem with these two is that they don’t communicate? Both of them are impulsive and make rash decisions. If they continue this way, how are they going to have a successful marriage when it comes to that?
“Stop making me the banner for all your decisions.”
Max was so sure he did the right thing. Because his powers are so strong, and he’s seen what he can do, he believes he’s a danger to Liz. What he failed to realize is that now that he’s powerless (again) both of their lives are in jeopardy. As Liz points out to Max, Tezca is not only after him. She now wants her as well. Without his powers, Max might as well just waltz right up to Tezca and say “here I am, take me now. Oh, and here’s Liz too.”
New York, New York
Is it any surprise that Liz decided to hop on a plane to see Rosa in New York so she could decompress? We knew at some point that we’d see Rosa again before Roswell, New Mexico comes to an end. It was nice to see Rosa and the life she’s made in New York. She’s living with an interesting set of roommates, and her artwork is growing. Most importantly, she’s flourishing and seems happier than she’s ever been.
Back in Roswell, Rosa was going through a lot. She was dealing with being resurrected from the dead and trying to find her identity. On top of that, she had to adjust to a newfound set of powers. Having to live her life somewhat in the shadows because of her past indiscretions was affecting her life in a bad way. Now that she’s living in New York, she can be free to be the Rosa she has always wanted to be.
Though we did enjoy Liz and Rosas reunion, it was quickly ruined because Liz once again got distracted with all her science stuff. After Shivani who was also in New York, popped up during Rosa and Liz’s sister dinner, the moment they started in on the science chatter it was obvious Rosa felt small once again. It took her right back to the days of living in Roswell being in her sister’s shadow.
We do have to point out that Rosa did sort of leave Liz hanging when she first got to New York. Granted Liz showed up unexpected but, if it was our sister, we probably would have dropped what we could to make the time to hang out. What we loved abut Rosa and Liz’s reunion was that they felt comfortable enough to finally tell each other how they felt instead of hiding it. That bonding was important because it was a reminder that no matter where they are, they’re always going to support each other.
Hot Tub Time Machine
Like Michael, Dallas has been trying to find out more about his past and who he is. He’s been using his powers to try and locate his father Theos glasses and bible that was hidden for safe keeping. The bible contains some special messages that only he can decipher as long as he has the glasses. Dallas is not sure why the bible and glasses were hidden. He just knows he needs to find them.
Isobel once again comes to his aide and because she knows that water is the way to help him find his calm and center himself to harness his powers, she sets up a makeshift hot tub time machine. The two spend the majority of the episode sitting in the hot tub looking into Dallas’s past as a child.
“What you put on a chess board can become a chess piece.”
While inside Dallas’s mindscape, he learns a lot. He sees how Uncle Roy (Bronson) helped his dad. He learns that Jones’s was desperate to get the bible and glasses from Theo and that he was willing to kill for it. He even saw that Tezca once attempted to take him as the shapeshifted form of his father, but Bronson stopped it from happening.
After Dallas does his blast into the past, he is able to remember the location of the glasses and the bible. He literally parts the lake in the way of Moses in the Ten Commandments and finds both items buried in the mud where the water usually covers it. Once Dallas has these items, he tries to figure out just what the purpose is and why his father was hiding it.
During their hot tub time machine trip, Dallas is not the only one who learns something about himself. Isobel also finds something out as well. While listening to Bronson and Theo talk, she learns that she had someone who taught her things about her powers. That person she learns is Tezca after she has a quick vision of herself as a child training with her.
Tezca seems to know quite a bit about Isobel, so it was no surprise that the two of them end up having their own showdown later in the episode. After Liz dosed Tezca with Bonnies virus, it put her in a weakened state. Because of this she had to go down to the caves and re-energize herself with 40 gallons of paint thinner which contains condensed acetone. Michael and Max think this is the perfect opportunity to take Tezca down. Of course, it isn’t though because why would it be a good idea for these two to go down to a cave to fight another alien when they are both powerless? That’s going to go so well, right?
As we suspected, when Michael, Max, and Isobel get down to the cave Tezca is prepared and more than capable of holding her own. She easily takes Michael and Max down because well… No powers! Isobel on the other hand, is not so easily dropped. She’s got her alien glass sword and she is not afraid to kick ass with it which she does. It doesn’t hurt that she has a past with Tezca either. Since Isobel knows how to handle Tezca from past experience, she’s taken down and locked up. We know this isn’t the end though. It’s Roswell and nothing comes easy.
“A map where no roads go is where all roads lay hidden.”
As Dallas is doing his research of the messages in the bible, he stumbles on some cosmic quicksand. He’s not sure what it means but we know its clearly the place where Tezca trapped Alex. While this is taking place, Michael, Max, and Isobel are doing a de-brief after their fight with Tezca. Michael thought that Clyde had sent them to the cave to locate the spaceship that would take them to Oasis, but he realizes that it may have all been a trick. He knows he needs to get to Bonnie, unfortunately he may be too late.
Just as Michael comes to this realization Bonnie too is learning that Clyde set Michael, Max, and Isobel up to be killed by Tezca. Clyde doesn’t even seem to be following Tezca’s plans anymore. In fact, it seems like he’s formed his own plan. Unbeknownst to everyone, Clyde’s been eavesdropping and following Dallas. The final piece in the puzzle for Ophiuchus happens to be the glasses and the bible that belonged to Theo.
Dallas of course was not expecting to have a run-in with Clyde because he had no clue that his dad’s stuff was the missing piece to the puzzle. Clyde uses Bonnie as a bargaining chip in order to get Dallas to surrender the glasses and the bible. Because Dallas is a Pastor and just an all-around good guy, he gives Clyde what he wants. Clyde, we know can’t be trusted, and he does just what we expected, he puts both Bonnie and Clyde right into the cosmic quicksand where Tezca dropped Alex.
Speaking of Alex, after getting a bunch of weird signs that Maria believed were coming from her mother, she and Liz figure out that it was actually Alex trying to get her attention. The two now know that Alex is gone. Maria seems to think that Alex is communicating from the dead, but we hope not. We hope that space quicksand is like a version of the upside down where they’re living in real-time in another universe. Hopefully, Alex, Bonnie and now Clyde will be getting rescued soon.