‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Review: Can They Find a Cure for Isobel?

We’re in the thick of the mystery now and I’m hooked. I have some theories about where this is all going, but regardless of if I’m right or wrong, I’m looking forward to enjoying the ride to unraveling it all.

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It’s about that time that The CW should be renewing Roswell, New Mexico. It’s been an incredible first season so far, and I want so much more. My one and only complaint about “I Saw the Sign” was there was no Michael Trevino. That’s it. And maybe more Tyler Blackburn. Just that. I want as much of these characters as possible.

I love the depths and range of emotions Carina Adly MacKenzie is writing for these characters. First, Liz (Jeanine Mason) creates a serum for Isobel (Lily Cowles) and then she comes to her senses and wants to get rid of it. Max (Nathan Parsons) was first hating his siblings, then he wanted to run away with them. Grief, sadness, fear and anger are complex emotions, especially when you are feeling them all at once. We are seeing all of these emotions and the actors are doing a great job showing the complexities. Carina did an amazing job casting.

I love seeing each of these conversations, though, I have so many emotions during these episodes it’s hard to catch my breath.

We still don’t know everything about Rosa’s (Amber Midthunder) death, and we have another mystery on top it. Though, that mystery could tie into what happened to Rosa. Isobel isn’t the only one having blackouts, it can’t be a coincidence.

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I love how much Max, Isobel and Michael (Michael Vlamis) care for each other and take care of each other, but sometimes they cross the line. Like forcing Liz to leave town. Or not telling Isobel what she did. But then again, they were all in high school, so how were they to know what was the right thing to do?

Isobel is so strong to make the decision to commit herself to the hospital. She’s protecting herself and others. That couldn’t have been an easy decision to make.

Sometimes I feel like Roswell, New Mexico feels familiar, and it could be because Carina worked on The Originals and learned from Julie Plec, but this week it probably had more to do with Paul Wesley directing the episode. There were great emotional dialogues between characters. From the moment the episode started, it felt familiar. It’s nice to have Paul’s soul in this episode, even if we can’t see him.

I loved Riley Voelkel on The Originals and I was liking her new character, Cam, too, but now, I’m not liking what she’s doing. Not that I can blame her. Every time Max is hurting, he runs straight to her, but he won’t be honest with her. If we didn’t have enough to worry about, now we have one more thing to make us nervous. And another reason to be hooked.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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