Maria : You are sooo
bad girl. Oh, and Max Evans is staring at you again.
Liz : No way. Maria, that is so in your imagination. Max Evans? (points to her face) This? No, un uh..it's not...
Maria : And with those cheeks! Preciosita tan linda!
Liz : Maria! And, and even if it weren't I'm going out with Kyle. I mean, he's steady and loyal, and he appreciates me.
Maria : Sounds like you're describing a poodle.
Max: You broke the bottle when you fell. You spilled ketchup on yourself. Don't say anything, please.
Liz : Okay, uh... So
help me out here, Max. I mean... what are you?
Max : Well, I'm not from around here.
Liz : Where are you from? (he points up) Up north. (he points higher up) You're not an... an a... alien... I mean... Are you?
Max : Well, I prefer the term 'not of this earth'. Sorry, it's not a good time to joke. Yeah, I am. Wow. It's weird to actually say it. Liz...
Liz : Um, Max, you know, I'm have, I'm going to be late for my US Government Class, so --
Max : Liz, listen to me. You can't talk to anyone about this. Not your parents, not Maria, no one. You don't understand what will happen if you do. Liz, please. Now my life is in your hands.
Isabel : Michael, where
are we gonna go? You know, Roswell is home.
Michael : Roswell is not home. It's not even our solar system.
Max : Well, this is the closest thing we have to home right now.
Max : No one is caught
yet. We don't even know if there is a "them".
Michael : What happened to our parents? What happened to everybody else on the ship? They didn't disappear. They were killed, and you know that.
Max : Liz won't tell anyone. She's different.
Liz: I need to know
the truth, Max. I need to know everything, or I'm just going to go to Valenti
and tell him everything I know.
Liz: Okay. (reads question from page) Where did you come from?
Max: I don't know. When the ship crashed, I wasn't born yet.
Liz: So there was a crash?
Max: All I know was that it wasn't a weather balloon that fell that night.
Liz: The ship crashed in 1947. You're sixteen.
Max: We were in some sort of incubation pods.
Max: Isabel and Michael are... also.
Max: We don't tell
anyone. We sort of think our lives depend on it.
Liz: So when you healed me, you risked all of this getting out, didn't you?
THE MORNING AFTER
Liz (to her diary) : September 27. I'm Liz Parker and I will never look at the stars in the sky the same way again. I'll never look at anything the same way again. What did Max Evans mean when he said, "I'll see you in school?" Was it "I won't be able to breathe until we meet again" or was it just something someone says to, like, fill space? And what is he thinking right now? Is he also obsessed, tortured, going through one sleepless night to the next, wondering what's going to happen between us?
Maria : "I mean, what
do we know about these people? Nothing. How do we know that they're not
3 feet tall, green and slimy?"
Liz : "I guess we don't."
Maria : "And do you know what else doesn't like particularly please me? These powers. How do we know they just can't like wiggle their noses and like poof us into oblivion?"
Liz : "I guess we don't."
Maria : "Ok, you are like, being so casual about this. I want to choke you. Liz we are dealing with aliens!"
Liz : "OHH! Would you please not say that word in public."
Maria : "The point is that we don't know anything about these Czechoslovakians. Are they good Czechoslovakians? Bad Czechoslovakians? We don't know. They're just random Czechoslovakians. For all we know they don't have their passports."
Maria (sees Michael) : Czechoslovakian, 9 o'clock.
Liz : No. Look, Maria,
we mustnít tell anyone... ever. Ever.
Maria : Mustnít? When have you ever said "mustnít"? Look, we need someone with a little
perspective. OK, thereís all this stuff happening, and itís dangerous. The other day the
Sheriff asked me all these questions. And now we have this Topolsky person poking around. You know, thatís what they do. They send special government task forces. Alien hunters. And suddenly, weíre like, accessories to Czechoslovakians. We need Alex in on this... Admittedly, heís not James Bond, but heís all weíve got right now.
Isabel : Because, Michael,
I have a date with a guy that I like. In fact, I like my whole
life here. In fact, I have a date next Friday that Iím hoping I wonít have to miss because Iím running from the law.
Liz : OK, Iím still
confused. If you crash-landed in 1947, are you really 16 or are you like
52 in a 16-year-oldís body? Or do you guys just age differently? I mean,
is like 1 alien year equal to 3 human years?
Max : Youíve thought about this a lot, havenít you?
Liz : Kind of.
Max : Well, we know we came out of the pods in 1989. We just donít know how long we were there. When we came out we looked like 6 year olds.
Liz : Um, well just
with me, you know, my parents own the Crashdown, so everyone in town knows
who I am. Like, if I so much as get a haircut, everyone seems to notice,
and they have to give me their opinion on it. It kind of makes life claustrophobic.
Itís like, you know, how am I ever supposed to become whoever it is that
Iím gonna become while everyone is looking? You know? Sometimes I wish
I could just be invisible.
Max : Sometimes I wish I didnít have to be so invisible.
Kyle : "Hey Max."
Max : "Hey Kyle."
Kyle : "What's going on?"
Liz (whispered) : "Nothing."
Kyle : "Why are you whispering?"
Liz (whispered) : "We're just, uh, waiting for Michael. We're gonna go, uh...
Max (whispered) : "Bowl."
Kyle : "Why are you whispering?"
Liz (whispered) : "We're going bowling."
Alex : OK, I want some
answers, all right? Because first of all, there are rumors going
around that last week you were shot here in the cafe. And then at the crash festival you
were seemingly run over by a car, but then you werenít. And everytime I walk up to you two, you go silent or make up some ridiculous story about Czechoslovakia, which is a country that has not existed for 10 years. So I want the truth, and I want it now.
Michael : The thing
I've realized is the fact that my life basically sucks is a good thing.
Itís easier. We always have to be able to leave, pack a suitcase, go somewhere else. Maybe 10 years from now, maybe a week from now, maybe tomorrow. So my advice? Donít get in too deep, Maximillian. It only makes us weaker.
Isabel : "That girl
is just an accident waiting to happen."
Max : "Look, Isabel, Can you at least try to make an effort?"
Isabel : "No."
Max : "Think about it, people see movies with aliens, aliens killing humans. Evil aliens, green aliens. You keep acting that way with Maria, she'll think that's what we are."
Isabel : "Yeah, exactly. I'm telling you this evil alien thing can work for us in this situation. The way to deal with DeLuca is to make her sweat, keep her on her toes. Make her afraid of my shadow, your shadow, her shadow, Michael's shadow. Right Michael?"
Liz : "It's October 19th, I'm Liz Parker and this is what I've been thinking. Can life ever go back to normal?"
Grandma Claudia : "Well one thing I can tell you, if it isn't complicated, he probably isn't your soul mate."
Maria : "Ok, so, what
were you guys talking about?"
Liz : "Nothing."
Grandma Claudia : "Boys."
Maria : "Oh! Kyle or Max?"
Liz : "Thank you."
Michael (to Max): "Gandhi feeling frustrated?"
Isabel : "17 people
at school already told me about your face. Oh my god, what happened?"
Isabel : "Pretty raw. why didn't you just get rid of them?"
Max : "Because I have to heal normal. Everything has to be normal."
Liz : "The tough thing about following your heart is what people forget to mention. That sometimes your heart takes to places that you shouldn't be, places that are as scary as they are exciting and as dangerous as they are alluring. And sometimes your heart takes you to places that can never lead to a happy ending. And that's not even the difficult part. The difficult part is when you follow your heart, you leave normal, you go into the unknown... and once you do, you can never go back"
Liz : It's funny how the world changes sometimes, how the streets you walked your entire life seem darker, colder. How the silence isn't so quiet anymore. How eyes you've barely even noticed now look at nothing but you. How the walk home every night is no longer routine, but a victory. And then you begin to wonder... maybe it's not the world that's changed. Maybe it's just you. And then, suddenly... you begin to wonder all over again.
Michael : You could
have put us in an awful spot, Liz. Roswell's not exactly the town you want
to be unique in, if you know what I mean. You have to know who your friends
are. I had to know the risk, so I had to know what your journal said.
Liz : You took it...
Michael : I never meant for things to get out of control...it's nice to know we have at least one friend in this town.
Liz : Does Max know that you...
Michael : No... and you know what would be really great? If you didn't tell him.
Liz : But why didn't you just destroy this, Michael? Because anyone that found this would know all about you.
Michael : No... they'd know all about you, Liz. Thank you for giving me one more reason to envy Max Evans.
Liz : October 28th. I've missed a few days. But in my absence I've been thinking about some things, about life before Max Evans saved me, of how I used to pray for something to happen, something to just break the routine, you know, of school and work...something that would make a small town feel bigger, that would make a small town girl feel bigger, too. And ever since I got my wish and Max Evans patched a bullet hole 2 inches below my ribs, I realized one thing...that the bigger your world gets, the bigger your problems get, too.
Maria : "I mean this is like cruel and unusual education. I mean, aren't there like Geneva convention rules against this sort of thing."
Kyle : "All right,
number 4, what's your favorite TV show?"
Max : "I don't watch much television, you?"
Kyle : "America's Most Wanted. I watch it with my Dad... all right, all right, let's get to the good ones. Ohh, uh, what's the best things that's ever happened to you?"
Max : "Getting adopted I guess."
Kyle : "I'm gonna shed a tear."
Max : "What's the best thing that ever happened to you?"
Kyle : "Winning the state wide junior rifle competition."
Isabel : "The perfect
Liz Parker, lying to her mother?"
Liz : "Yeah, well, at least she knows what species I am."
Maria : "God, I just...
I knew you had criminal tendencies, you even drive erratically."
Michael : "What's exactly wrong with my driving?"
Maria : "I told you not to go over 80, the engine won't take it."
Michael : "Maybe it's just tired of hearing you talk?"
Liz : What about you?
Who do you envy?
Isabel : No one.
Liz : Isabel... I'm not trying to take him away from you. I mean... I could never even do that.
Isabel : I know.
Liz : But what if you guys found something in Marathon? Would you take him away from me?
Maria : "Favorite Book?"
Michael : "James Joyce, Ulysses."
Maria : "You have not read Ulysses."
Michael : "What incensed him the most was a blatant jokes of the ones who all pasted as a jest, pretending to know everything, and in reality, not even knowing their own minds. Page 655, told you wouldn't understand. Next question."
Maria : "All right, if you're so smart, then how come you fail every class in school?"
Maria : "All right,
how about just one personal question? You know, since I didn't turn you
in back there. Why is it so important to you to find out where you come
Michael : "Because there's gotta be something better out there for me then Roswell, New Mexico."
Maria : "The thing
about Michael is that he's weird but surprisingly interesting."
Liz : "He's interesting?"
Maria : "Not interesting for me, obviously."
Liz : "Oh yes, obviously."
Maria : "I mean, it can never be, number of obstacles. His hair, his personality, the fact that, you know, he was hatched."
Liz : "Can you please tell me what happened in that hotel room."
Maria : "Ok, so what's
with the Tabasco Sauce?"
Michael : "Sweet and Spicy."
Maria : "Sweet and Spicy?"
Isabel : "We all like things extremely sweet mixed with extremely spicy. It's our little dietary quirk."
Maria : "Well, I'll have to, uh, keep that in mind."
Michael : "You do that."
Isabel : "Are you two flirting? God, could my life get any worse?"
Liz : "This is so cool."
Max : "It's the old highway. My dad used to take this when we drove to Albuquerque."
Liz : "I never knew this place existed."
Max : "I just thought we should do something, you know, something normal for once. Things have been so-"
Liz : "Yeah, I know.... insane. Oh my god, I love this song!"
Max : "Me too."
Liz (voiceover) : "Have you ever had a moment when you're with the one person in the world you want to be with, and the wind is blowing through your hair and the song that just describes your entire soul happens to come on. And the person you happen to want to be with happens to love the same song and suddenly you realize your listening to it together? And that no matter how crazy your life has gotten, there's this one moment... this perfect moment where you could just say that no matter what happens, nothing could take this moment away from me... and then something does."
Michael : "That's him."
Maria : "Him?"
Michael : "What? You think I'm wrong?"
Maria : "No, he's just so avoidable."
Michael : "If we didn't need your car..."
Liz (voiceover) : Moments. It's amazing how one can just change things so radically. How a wild horse deciding to cross the road at that exact time could be responsible for Max being discovered. I need one more moment now. One more chance to change direction, to stop something bad from turning into something worse.
Liz : Thanks for coming.
Alex : I've met you here a thousand times, but it just doesn't feel the same. You know?
Liz : Yeah. I know. Alex. You've been my friend since Ms. Elmer's class in the fifth grade.
Alex : No no no. We actually met in fourth, but you didn't notice me till fifth.
Liz : Yes. And I've come to you with every problem I've ever had.
Alex : Until now.
Liz : Max, you know
when you said before that we couldn't be together? That we were different?
I just sort of accepted it, you know? Because I thought that it was like
physically impossible. That it...that it couldn't be. But when I saw Maria
with Michael... the truth is that... I was hurt, Max. Why is it ok for
them, but it's not ok for us?
Max : Liz, I think that what I'm afraid of isn't that we try this and it works out really badly. What I'm afraid of is we try it and it works out really well. I'm afraid of feeling everything that I know I would feel. Because I know it's not meant to be. And somewhere down the line, we're gonna get hurt. I can live with that. I just couldn't bear to hurt you.
Max : What's wrong?
Michael : It has gotten complicated. Suddenly, she wants to know where I'm going after school. She wants to have conversations. She wants to talk about my feelings. And now, she wants to go to a party together.
Max : That thing at the old soap factory?
Michael : Right. Like suddenly the eraser room's not enough. I can't let this become a public thing. I mean, she should know that. But all week long I've had this weird feeling. Like I was gonna hurt her or something. That just being who I am is gonna hurt her.
Alex : I like the way
you look in red.
Isabel : I know.
Liz : No, Alex, listen
to me. This doesn't have anything to do with drugs. Alex... Max, Michael,
and Isabel... they aren't from around here.
Alex : Where are they from?
(Liz points up)
Alex : What? Like, Wyoming?
(Liz points higher up)
Alex : Oh...ok, fine. Canada. They're Canucks. So what, you're saying the FBI is all over them because they're like...illegal aliens?
Liz : Yeah, sort of. Listen, Alex...they're from somewhere else.
Alex : Liz, what are you talking about?
Max : When I saw Valenti
taking you away like that...it just hit home for me, you know? How much
knowing me has screwed up your life.
Liz : No, it's just the opposite.
Max : Thank you for saying that.
Liz : It's the whole truth, Max.
Max : I better go.
Liz : Why?
Max : Cause if I don't go right now, things are gonna change.
Liz : Change, how?
Max : I'm gonna have to touch your hair...cuz it's so soft...and I'd have to tell you that...no matter what we go through, it's all worthwhile for me because we're together.
Liz : And then?
Max : And then... I'd have to do this... *kisses her on the lips*
Max: "You broke up?
Why didn't you tell me?"
Michael: "I don't know if we did or we didn't. It's kind of confusing."
Liz: "Cherry cola on the house."
Maria: "Yours is $1.25."
Michael: "I guess it's not so confusing anymore."
Mrs. Evans: Max, honey,
Liz is here.
Max: We're just...going out
Michael: You're going out.
Isabel: What, like on a date?
Max: No, not at all. We both kinda felt like Chinese food. It's no big deal Isabel: Why are you changing your shirt?
Liz : Ok, you know
like all of that time that I spent with Kyle...I didn't have any of those
feelings that I did when I was with Max. What about you?
Maria : Doug Sohn in the eighth grade?
Liz : Yeah.
Maria : Amateur. Michael is the real thing.
Liz : Ok, now, here is the big question. Do you think that we feel like this just because of the fact that they're like...
Maria : Oh, their non-human status.
Liz : Right.
Maria : What if they've like ruined it for us with anyone else?
Liz : Yeah.
Maria : Leave it to Michael to just wreak havoc on the rest of my life, even though he wants no part of it.
Isabel: You're really
upset. This is bad.
Max: I'm all right.
Isabel: Max, I know you. You only ever listen to the Counting Crows when you're really upset.
Michael: "Dealing with
Frick and Frack over there is one thing, but we can't bring adults into
this and expect them to handle it. Adults are the enemy, Max. Remember
Max: Michael, you say everyone is the enemy.
Michael: They are.
Maria: "Yeah, whatever."
Michael: "Humans. How excited they get over someone putting a ball through a hoop. It's ridiculous."
Isabel: "We can't just do a Max on this. We can't just sit back and passively watch."
Kyle: "About lunch. I was hoping for something high in both fat and cholesterol without any inherent nutritional value."
Michael: "I worked my ass off on that thing. It was beautifully crafted. It was spring activated to secure the napkins. It redefined the term napkin holder."
Michael: "I gotta be
a stone wall and when I'm with you sometimes I don't feel like a stone
Maria: "What do you feel like?"
Michael: "I don't know...like, confused."
Michael: "Yeah, and I don't want to feel that way."
Liz: "Max, you know what your problem is? You put everything on yourself...on your own shoulders. Maybe you should have some faith in the people around you."
INTO THE WOODS
Maria : Ixnay on the
Liz : No, I am not pining. I'm just... I am just curious, that's all. I hate not knowing what's going on with Max.
Isabel : Ok, now look
a little to your left...and a little further out, that small group of stars
right there, that's the Cygnus constellation. It's the furthest we can
see from here.
Alex : It's amazing.
Isabel : What is?
Alex : Staring at the stars with you. I mean, I used to look up there, and stars were just stars. One was just as good as the next one. Somehow with you... I mean... It's so wondrous, you know? I mean...each star is...is a mystery, you know, and so full of possibility. This is so much better than seeing a movie. Isabel : Thanks.
Isabel (about the UFO center): This place is psychologically damaging.
Max: Save me, save me, I'm a human trapped in an alien's body.
Max: Michael, I've
gotta talk to you about something. Personal.
Michael: Nothing's too personal
Max: How do you do it with Maria?
Michael: Too personal Max: No, I mean...How did you stop? I can't stop thinking about Liz. Every time I see her she just starts going into a slow motion.
Michael: When you're with her think about mud. It helped me.
Max: Pie. Mud pie. For the lunch the Crashdown is catering tomorrow. I was thinking about mud pie.
Michael: "Alien Takedown?
What is that? Some sort of wrestling match?" Maria: "Yeah, the Alien Takedown.
You have a problem with that?"
Michael: "Yeah, you know what? I do. I'm here trying to figure out the meaning of my existence and I'm tired of having to wade through the kooks like you and the freak shows like this to do it."
Maria: "My mother.
Great first impression."
Michael: "Why would I want to make an impression?"
Michael (as Maria goes
to kiss him) : Mud.
Michael: Mud. I'm thinking about mud.
Maria: Why do I even try?
Valenti : I didn't
know this was gonna happen. I didn't know he was as dangerous as he was.
Max : What did you tell him? Why did he come after me? You're the Sheriff. You're supposed to protect me. But all you've done is go after me! You believe all these crazy things. You're just like Hubble. You want me? Well, here I am! Take me.
Michael: The guy was
crazy, Max, all right. He didn't know what he was talking about.
Max: I don't think he was crazy, Michael. I think the one we've been looking for has killed people... a lot of people.
Michael: "Fine. Both of you sit here with your cherry colas and your high school fantasies."
Isabel: "Michael needs his hope. It's the only thing that keeps him going."
Alex: "We are high school geeks and we like it like that."
DJ: This is the strangest
blind date I've ever been on as I enter with Liz Parker, her dream date
Doug Shellow, and not one but two of her ex-boyfriends Lyle...
DJ: And Max.
Liz: "This can never
be normal, Max."
Max: "What's so great about normal?"
Amy: "Maria, there are like three single guys in all of Roswell. And two of them live in the Desert Inn Retirement community."
Maria: "He's a cop.
And you're a hippie."
Amy: "Well, opposites attract."
Amy: "I hope you're
not talking from experience."
Maria: "Just yours."
Maria: You know the
boy that I slept but didn't sleep with?
Amy: Unfortunately the shock has indelibly printed his face on my brain.
Maria: He's in jail.
Amy: Oh, this just gets better and better, doesn't it?
Isabel: "I think it's
time you either put up or shut up, Michael."
Michael: "Very poetic, Isabel."
Driver: If you were an alien and could go anywhere in the world, would you pick Roswell?
Michael: "Did she see
anyone else on the ship, like our parents?"
Isabel: "Yeah, like Captain Kirk and the Klingons? Do you have a paper towel holder?"
Michael: "I could act like a person. But then I'd have to fake it."
Alex: "In the interests
of science, kissing being purported to invokeÖinsights, I wanted to, you
know, offer myself as a human subject available for experimentation."
Isabel: "Not gonna happen, Alex."
Alex: "Right, right. Thought I'd give it a shot."
Science Teacher: "You are an excellent student, Miss Parker. I'd hate to see anything get between you and theÖuhÖbeauty of the universe."
Isabel: "Do you have
Michael: "Isabel, you're pushing it."
Michael: "Listen, Maxwell. You're a sensitive guy and you have available to you one of the top three seduction lines in history with 'It's going to help me find my home planet'. And you're refusing to use it. No guy is that sensitive. Use it."
Michael: "OK. We're leaving now. But I have some Chaka Khan queued up on the CD player."
Maria: Is that so hard?
Maria: Acting like a real couple: kissing, arms around each other, shoulders... actually excited to see one another.
Alex: Would that, you know, be alien normal or just plain "we're the subjects of the FBI manhunt" normal?
Max: She's a stranger,
Isabel: Well, it's not like I'm gonna fall in love with her and tell her our secret and compromise our very existence. I thought we were supposed to be acting normal, right?
Heck of a job you two just did.
Maria : What, I don't look like a girl who gets flowers everyday?
Michael: I'm serious, Max, things are getting frosty. She went to the French Club meeting today instead of meeting me in the eraser room. The French Club. What the hell is that?
Maria: If you want
me, you have to earn me. That's how a relationship works.
Michael: No, Maria, that's how boy scouts merit badges work.
TESS, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE
Isabel : Hi, Alex.
Tess : He's got it so bad for you.
Isabel : He's sweet.
Tess : Sweet as in nice guy, or sweet as in potential love connection?
Isabel : Sweet as in I don't know. What about you? You've been here a couple of weeks. You must have somebody in your radar.
Tess : Still soaking it all in. Although I have to admit, I'm a little bummed your brother is unavailable. I'm sort of into those serious mooded guys.
Max : I didn't know
if it was true. I didn't want anyone to panic and do something stupid.
Michael : Hey, I'm trying to figure out which problem to panic over: you having secret meetings with Valenti or your new girlfriend Tess bringing the Army to town. You asked for my help.
Maria : Max isn't human. What if Czechoslovakians can't resist temptations?
Valenti: Before you
expect someone to trust you, you have to trust them first. Whenever you're
Michael : You're just making friends all over the place, aren't you, Max?
Isabel : It's nice
to meet you, Mr. Harding.
Harding : Oh, please..."Mr. Harding"...it makes me sound like my father. It's the 21st century after all, call me Ed.
Michael : We're using
it to spy on Tess, alright?
Maria : Don't you think that's a little drastic? I'm mean we already know they kissed.
Michael : No, we think it's much more than that. We think they're FBI.
Maria : What? What happened to partners? What happened to an even exchange of information, Michael?
Michael : I lied.
Liz: Hi, mom.
Liz: Yeah, it's me, Liz. I just wanted to call and let you know that I'm over at Tess's house.
Max: What are you doing at Tess's house?
Liz: Mr. Harding's insisting that I stay for dinner.
Isabel: I don't think that anyone or anything that would pretend to be a teenage girl in order to seduce Max is on our side.
Michael: You just wanna
deny who we really are?
Max: I want us to stay who we really are.
Maria: Operation never-leave-Max-alone-for-an-instant. That way one of us is always around in case she works a voodoo on you again.
Michael: Why are you
so scared of being alien?
Max: Why are you so scared of being human?
Max: Michael's been
doing this all of his life, you know. Always thinking that he's better
than us, but always getting us into more trouble.
Liz: Max, families can be hard.
Max: I don't even know if that's what we are. I mean, that's what we've pretended to be, but what if. Nasedo tells us something different? Doesn't Michael even think about these things?
Kyle (to Liz): Can't beat a blonde... Oh, sorry.
Max: What were you
guys doing in the middle of the desert?
Isabel and Michael: Nothing.
Michael: I've been
Maria: Oh, great. That usually involves me having to get my car towed
Michael: What? I'm talking about us.
Michael: Yeah, our relationship.
Maria: Wait. I've never heard you use that word in a sentence before.
Isabel: Alex, I've
Alex: Oh, this can't be good.
Isabel: You know how I said that I wanted to take things slow?
Alex: The word glacial comes to mind.
Isabel: Maybe it's time to melt the ice.
Isabel: I'm ready for a relationship. And I want it to be with you. Not with anyone else I know.
Alex: There's someone else?
Isabel: No, no, absolutely not. Only you.
Michael: I think we
should only see each other.
Maria: Great. As oppose to all of the other relationships we're having with other people.
Michael: What do you mean by that?
Maria: No, I mean, we already are only seeing each other, right?
Maria: Right...yeah, unless you've got someone on the side.
Michael: So, if we're already doing it, let's make it official.
Maria: Official? Like going steady or something?
Michael: Going steady.
Isabel: Alex and I
are together now.
Michael: Maria and I are going steady.
MAX TO THE MAX
Isabel : How did they
know what we would look like?
Michael : Because we were designed.
Max : Thatís impossible, Michael.
Michael : Whether you want to face it or not, we werenít born, we were engineered.
Max : Do you understand what youíre saying? What that means we are? I wonít believe that.
Isabel: I think heís right. I mean, weíre paired just like in the pods. Max and Tess, me and Michael.
Isabel: I thought you
said we can't trust her.
Max: Who said anything about trusting her?
Liz: Are you gonna
Nasedo: Not as long as I still need you.
Liz: Do you have to be Max?
Nasedo: Oh, I like it. Being him. Being 17. I don't think you would have been as friendly to Ed Harding.
Liz: That was you?
Nasedo: I've been a lot of different people you don't even know about. But right now Max Evans is my most important role.
Nasedo: Because, I'm the bait. Pierce is looking for Max and I'm gonna draw him to me
Liz: So, why do you even need me?
Nasedo: You're my collateral. My hostage.
Liz: What kind of hostage am I? Pierce would just kill me.
Nasedo: Hmm, there's a thought...Actually, he wouldn't. He knows what Max did to you at the Crashdown that day. He wants you alive. See, he needs answers. You can come in extremely handy in terms of my survival. And even if you don't, you've been a fantastic company.
THE WHITE ROOM
Max : Youíre the deputy?
Pierce : You have your tricks, I have mine.
Max : Who do you think I am?
Pierce : Thatís what weíve been trying to find out at the lab. You know, thereís something very strange about your X-raysÖ something that doesnít make sense. Theyíre completely human: your bone structure, your organs, circulatory and pulmonary systems. Everything human. But. Hereís where things get really strange. These are your blood cells. Completely not human. Still want me to call your parents? I told you Max; I know what you are, so now youíre going to start answering my questions. Delta, Colorado, 1962, Agent Lewis, the first head of this Special Unit was found dead. His internal organs had reached a temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit. A silver handprint was found on his chest. What do you know about that?
Max : Why are you doing
this to me?
Pierce : You know, I might not have been around in 1947, but I know all about the Crash. About the 4 aliens they captured, 2 dead, 2 alive. I've spent my entire career studying the documentation. Especially the 3 years of observation they've made on the the one held in captivity. Right here, in this room.
Max : I thought you said there were 4.
Pierce : One of them escaped. Nasedo. Isn't that what you call him?
Liz : You guys arenít
going there without me.
Tess : No. Look, you want the truth? Youíre liabilities, all three of you. Weíve got a better chance of saving Max without you, and thatís what this is all about, right?
Liz : Bring him back to me.
Michael : I will.
Tess : Weíd better hurry.
Maria : You come back to me.
Nasedo: I have 4 of you to watch now.
Nasdeo : That isnít
some deadbolt up there. That door is made up of depleted Uranium; a metal
composed of heavy atoms, which we canít manipulate.
Isbael : We canít.
Nasedo : You have many limitations.
Michael : They know about them?
Nasedo : They know more about you than you do. Theyíve been studying us for fifty years.
Michael: I have been
looking for you for a long time.
Nasedo: Not as long as I've been looking for you.
Nasedo: I can shape-shift
into any of these agents: take their form, even their fingerprints. Thatís
why they added the X-ray scanner. My bone structure is far from human.
I can change my appearance, but not whatís on the inside. Your bone structure,
on the other hand, is one hundred percent human.
Michael: So, you're different from me?
Nasedo: Biology lessons later.
Nasedo: Humans are
weak, which doesn't bother me, and wasteful. Their brains are incredible
machines they haven't even begun to learn to use. When you were engineered
you were given the capacity to do everything the human brain is capable
Michael: You mean, besides our powers
Nasedo: Those are you powers, Michael. Everything you can do is human. You're just programmed to be a several thousand years ahead of the rest of mankind, that's all. But from what I saw earlier, you barely tapped in to what you're capable of...
Nasedo: It's inside
of you. You're programmed.
Michael: Hey, I didn't get the manual, Ok. All this time I've been alone. Where have you been? Where the hell have you been? Why did you let this happen to us... to me?
Nasedo: Emotions are a weakness, Michael. Focus.
Max : Youíre evil.
Pierce : Iím evil? Iím risking my life to save my country, my planet, from being colonized by alien life - by you.
Max (to Pierce): Who's inhuman now?
Michael : How can you
do this? How can you kill all these people? You donít care, do you?
Nasedo : Michael, if you want to survive, if you want to get back home, youíve got to be willing to fight for that. You understand?
Michael : Youíre not who I thought youíd be.
Nasedo : Neither are you. Itís show time.
Liz : So everything
Nasedo told me was true. You and Tess were meant to be together.
Max : Liz.
Liz : I mean, it's your destiny, right?
Max : I wish I could go back Liz. Back to when things were normal.
Liz : Me, too. I just wish that I could have stopped you from saving my life that day in the CrashDown.
Max : Don't say that.
Liz : Max, the day that you saved my life, your life just ended.
Max : No, that was the day my life began. Liz, when I was in that room, and they did what they did to me. You're what kept me alive. The thought of you. The way your eyes look into mine. Your smile. The touch of your skin. Your lips. Knowing you has made me human. Whether I die tomorrow or fifty years from now, my destiny is the same: it's you. I want to be with you, Liz. I love you.
Liz : I love you.
Valenti : Tell me what
just happened back there, Max. All this time, I thought it was just you.
It's Michael, too, isn't it? Isabel? My god. Man.
Max : You swore to me that we could trust you. I need to trust you right now. It's our lives, Sheriff. There's no time for doubts.
Max : When Pierce told
me the things they've done to the other aliens... I'll die before I let
that happen to any of you.
Isabel: Then we have to run.
Max: He'll just keep hunting us. There's no coming back. Are you willing to never see home again? Any of you? Then we have to fight.
Alex: Fight the most elite unit in the FBI?
Isabel: Who now knows who we are and everything about us.
Max: He does know who we are, but we also know who he is. We're stronger than he thinks. We're maybe even stronger than we think.
Maria : It's never
been safe. What difference does it make now?
Michael : No, I'm not safe. All right, I can' do these things and I can't controll them. Look what I did to Pierce. I'm not gonna take that chance with you. I don't want you to be around for what's gonna happen.
Maria : Wait, don't do this to me, Michael. Please, all right? You need me now more than you have before.
Michael : No, I don't need anyone.
Maria : Well, maybe I do, did you ever think of that? I mean, look, Max and Liz, they can't bear to be separated. But you, you can just throw me away, just like that. Why is that, Michael? Why?
Michael : Maybe because I love you too much... Good-bye.
Alex (to Isabel): I know what you need to do and I know that you need to do it alone.
Liz: Can you just do
that with everyone? Make them see things that aren't even there?
Tess: Sometimes it's easier to do that than to make someone see something that's right in front of her eyes.
Max: You were just
trying to stop him. I know you didn't mean to kill him.
Michael: No, that's just it, I wanted to kill him. I mean, that's all I could think about. I wanted him dead, you know, and then I just did it. It just happened. What kind of person does that make me?
Max: We would have been dead if you didn't help us.
Michael: No, the bottom line, Maxwell, I kill people. I kill people, you heal 'em. You're good and I'm bad.
Max: It's not true, Michael.
Nasedo : It's not my
job to show you. My only job is to keep you alive.
Max : Your job?
Michael : Well if your only job is to keep us alive, then tell us. They're communicators. They communicate with who?
Nasedo : You're not ready to know yet.
Michael : They communicate with our home planet, don't they? Why don't you want us to contact them?
Nasedo : Because you don't know who else you may contact in the process.
Isabel : Who else is there?
Nasedo : Set off those orbs, and you have no idea who you may be leading straight to us.
Max : You don't know, do you? You don't know how to use the orbs. If you knew, you would've already used them. You're here to protect us, but not to lead us, you said it yourself. But if you're not the leader, who is? (Everyone looks at Max.)
Max : If you're really
here to protect us, there's something you have to do. The only way we can
ever go back is if nobody's hunting us anymore.
Michael : Pierce is already dead.
Max : He'll only be replaced, unless we replace him.
Momogram : If you are seeing me now, it means that you are alive and well. I take this form because it will be familiar to you, and it will help you to understand what I am about to say. You have lived before. You perished in the conflict that enslaves our planet but your essence was duplicated, cloned, and mixed with human genetic material so that you might be recreated into human beings. My son, you were the beloved leader of our people. I have sent with you your young bride. My daughter, the man you were betrothed to, and your brother's second-in-command... Our enemies have come to the Earth. You will know them only by the evil within. Learn enough to use your skills, your knowledge, your leadership to combat the enemy so that you can come back and free us. And that I may once again hold you both in my arms. I live for that moment. Help us. I love you.
BEHIND THE SCENES
"The scifi experience
was a little new... I was interested in finding something like a contemporary
love story that would have the sort of 'Romeo & Juliet' stakes - the
idea of two people who are in love but can't be together. I was having
trouble finding something because in this day and age it's hard to find
a real roadblock to being together, there aren't the Montagues & Capulets
so much anymore."
- Jason Katims, creator of Roswell TV series, on what attracted him to the story
The series bring a
sardonic wit to the genres they at once inhabit and send up, slyly using
escapist fantasies to address what really matters in high school and college:
finding love and an identity. The central message of these series is smartly
calculated to resonate with their young audience: putting yourself on the
line emotionally is tough and risky, whether you're an alien, a vampire
or just a human teenager.
- Caryn James, on teen shows such as Roswell and Buffy, "The New York Times"
Shiri Appleby has the
tandem that can translate into stardom -- a tablespoon of sexuality stirred
into a cup of girl-next-door innocence. Her character, Liz, is a
latter-day Juliet who finds herself attracted to 16-year-old Max Evans
(Jason Behr), an alien Romeo... He has his own high-beam brown eyes and
a kind of smoldering vulnerability that might put someone in mind, however
loosely, of Montgomery Clift (which will make sense only to alien WB viewers).
- John Carman, reviewing the pilot, "San Francisco Chronicle"
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