The final season of Roswell, New Mexico, started as a dream with all of our favorite characters, especially our ships, exactly where we wanted them. It wasn’t until the end that the new enemy showed itself.
Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) and Max Evans (Nathan Parsons) have lived together for five months. Does it even get better than this? When Max was getting her grandmother’s ring to propose to her, it did. He almost did it at the Egg hatching party (how cute, btw), and then Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis) told him that in front of all their friends was probably not the right way to propose. So, he tried in front of the gazebo, and someone beat him to it with their own proposal. It became apparent that the final season premiere was not when we were getting our Echo proposal.
Echo still looks pretty much endgame, though. Liz doesn’t feel like it was the right time because she was waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it does. More on that later. But she asked Max to ask her again and said she would say yes. So, is this what we get to look forward to in the series finale? The CW President Mark Pedowitz told all the bubble shows to write towards a series finale, and an Echo proposal seems the least they could do for us. Better yet, a wedding.
Echo wasn’t the only couple shacking up. Malex was moving in together in this episode. It was a little bit of a bumpy start. Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn) was thrilled to have him moving in. He even showed Michael the gazebo he made with his mother. And what does Michael do? Break it within 12 minutes of being there. Of course, he was using it as an excuse to run. Dallas (Quentin Plair) (great to see him back) was right. Alex cared more about Michael than the gazebo. Alex has been a loner and has never really found a home, so I get his fear. But look how much these two have overcome. I love these two so much. I know it will be rocky as they adjust, but I’m looking forward to some domestic moments between them.
Sadly, not all of our ships are living their best lives. Some of us may want Isobel Evans (Lily Cowles) and Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino) together, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards at the moment. He cares for her so much, but she’s fallen in love with Anatsa (Sibongile Mlambo). She almost told her who she really was before the sky lit up. I’m all for representation on a show, but we haven’t gotten to know Anatsa yet, but we love Kyle. And all we want is to see him happy. Right, now, he’s hiding in his work. He sure looks hot doing it, but he needs a life too. But let’s give Anatsa a chance. If Kyle can’t be with Isobel, maybe the writers can find someone else for him. Not that everyone has to end up paired up, but everyone else is with someone.
Maria DeLuca (Heather Hemmens) is excitingly awaiting her man’s return from grad school. Even better, Liz and Kyle have cured her. It looks like it’s messing with her mojo, though. It’s hard to know if this is a temporary thing or permanent. Dallas said new meds would mess with his powers, so maybe it’s temporary. Or the other aliens are messing with her abilities.
Yes, there are new aliens in town, and they are bank robbers. I guess the alighting needs money to finance. No idea what that is. The most exciting thing about the appearance of the new aliens is Andrew Lees from The Originals. It’s so nice to see familiar faces. And Riley Voelkel is also back as Jenna Cameron. This time she’s an FBI agent. I’m so here for this. We got to see Riley and Nathan chase down Andrew in a car. That was pretty fun seeing our Originals characters reunited. Though, Max’s powers are a little rusty. He will need to start practicing because Andrew’s character’s powers are on point.
It was scary when the sky was glowing purple and raining purple—an ominous sign of things to come. But for the most part, the season premiere let us catch up with the characters that we’ve missed. It was a great way to start the final season. Now, we can get to dealing with the new aliens in town.
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