Roswell, New Mexico Review – Give Me One Reason (3×02)
Everything Guerin and Isobel thought they knew about each other, about their place in the world, and in relation to each other has been flipped upsidedown as they dive deeper into finding out who they were on their home planet (The Oasis).
On Roswell, New Mexico, as the duo interrogates Jones (at least Isobel brought whiskey!) in hopes of finding a way to save Max, they stumble upon some bombshell reveals.
The biggest is arguably that Guerin is the son of the Dictator, a malevolent figure that may or may not be (probably is) immortal.
He’s shook, and it doesn’t help that he finds out that his mother and Isobel’s mother created Max by stealing Jones’s DNA.
Does this mean that the two men we’ve come to know as brothers would have really been at odds?
This is a significant change for Michael, who spent most of his life on his own and thinking he was less than everyone else.
It also changes the narrative in terms of Nora and Louise, who are now more the enemy than Jones, whose sole purpose was the save Max from captivity. That’s definitely going to cause some friction.
With Max being the clone and savior and Guerin the heir, Isobels’s existence seems rather small in comparison, but I’m hoping Jones hasn’t gotten to the best part where she somehow ends up being the necessary heroine in all of this.
He did seem coy about everyone underestimating her.
Isobel seems to have a lot of untapped potential, and I can’t wait until she accesses it. She’ll be unstoppable.
While this was much of the episode’s focus, there were a few other developments that were crucial.
Maria risked her life to trigger a vision in hopes of gaining more intel about who the possible murderer is.
Kyle wasn’t vibing with her carelessness and found an alternative that was at least slightly safer.
I’m really digging Kyle’s vibe this season. He understands his role and the importance of getting information, but he’s not willing to get it at the expense of other people’s lives.
By the end of the episode, Liz made her way back to Roswell in hopes of digging up some of her old research.
Of course, the first person she bumped into was her dying ex, which isn’t good for anyone.
These two are cosmically fated, but even the cosmos can’t make things less awkward when they both realize they’ve been hooking up with other people.
Speaking of, Max and Anatsa had a one-night stand before they knew anything about each other, which is probably for the best because they’d never jive due to their careers.
I suppose she’s going to become an issue as she digs into the mysteries of Roswell that Max so badly needs to remain hidden.
She’s an intriguing addition though, so I’m excited to see how this will pan out. At the very least, she’ll cause some friction between the exes.
One relationship that they need to squash immediately? Rosa and Wyatt. I know Wyatt has had his mind wiped and the amnesia means he’s no longer a racist ass, but we cannot forget who he truly is deep down inside.
Rosa needs to steer clear of him at all costs.
I mean, what happens if he does finally get his memories back? That Wyatt would never accept this relationship. And it’s too risky to let someone like him find out the truth about who she really is.
How about we don’t pursue relationships with men who have tried to kill us once before?
Everyone is encroaching into dangerous territory, but especially Alex, who is now officially a member of Deep Sky.
After passing the brutal psych test — Ramos adopted some A-like techniques there (Pretty Little Liars, anyone?) — Alex was assigned the mystery of an alien machine that I imagine is somehow connected to Max, Guerin, and Isobel.
Alex was adamant about avoiding Deep Sky, so I hope that he’s doing all of this in order to gather intel for his friends.
What did you think of the episode? Is Jones to be trusted? Is he telling the truth?
How does this reframe Max and Guerin’s relationship? Is Alex in way over his head?
Will we ever get to meet the Dictator? We just got rid of one bad dad — Manes — and are welcoming another one!
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