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List of Roswell episodes

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The American science fiction television series Roswell ran between October 6, 1999, and May 14, 2002.[1] The first two seasons aired on The WB, and the third season aired on UPN.[2] The series follows the lives of teenage aliens, survivors of the 1947 UFO crash, hiding in plain sight as humans in Roswell, New Mexico. As of May 14, 2002, 61 episodes of Roswell have aired, concluding the third season.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122October 6, 1999 (1999-10-06)May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
221October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)
318October 9, 2001 (2001-10-09)May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)


Season 1 (1999–2000)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
11"Pilot"David NutterJason KatimsOctober 6, 1999 (1999-10-06)1ADA79
In the pilot episode of the show, Liz Parker learns Max Evans' out-of-this-world secret when he saves her life after being shot at the crash down. After saving Liz's life it rises suspicion with Sheriff Valenti. After learning where Max comes from and is sworn to secrecy Liz tells Maria after Maria kept asking questions. Now, Max, his sister Isabel, and their friend Michael must rely on them to safeguard their secret as orphaned extraterrestrials.
22"The Morning After"David NutterJason KatimsOctober 13, 1999 (1999-10-13)1ADA01
Liz tries to maintain her relationship with Kyle despite her deep bond with Max; Michael is obsessed with the idea that there was another alien in Roswell in 1959 and tries to decipher the meaning of the flashes only he sees. Meanwhile, Liz suspects the new guidance counselor Ms. Topolsky is hiding something, especially when she sees her with Michael's file.
33"Monsters"David SemelJason Katims & Thania St. JohnOctober 20, 1999 (1999-10-20)1ADA02
Isabel is concerned about Maria's nervous reactions to Sheriff Valenti after she crashes her car with her. So she invades one of Maria's dreams to determine whether she can keep the aliens' secret.
44"Leaving Normal"Chris LongJason KatimsOctober 27, 1999 (1999-10-27)1ADA03
Liz's grandmother is in town. While in town, she is rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke prompting Liz to reach out to Max for comfort which turns out to be a bad idea, as he'd been beaten up by Kyle's friends and was having to lay low again. He tries to delay her end of life long enough for Liz to say goodbye, by healing her. He is unable to heal her but ultimately Liz is able to talk to her grandma for the very last time, in spirit form, when she dies.
55"Missing"David SemelJon Harmon FeldmanNovember 3, 1999 (1999-11-03)1ADA04
Liz discovers her personal journal, which contains all she knows about the aliens, is missing and she fears it has fallen into the hands of someone who could expose the aliens.
66"285 South"Arvin BrownWilliam Sind & Thania St. JohnNovember 10, 1999 (1999-11-10)1ADA05
Michael finds a lead when his art teacher reveals information about the geodesic dome. Meanwhile, the dome continues to haunt his dreams and it forces him to hijack Maria's car with her in it all the way to Texas. Max, Isabel, and Liz follow shortly after they discover what has happened. When they all arrive together, Michael finds that the key he has opens a door to a secret underground room which could possibly holds all the answers they are looking for. While in the secret room they discover someone is really not who they say they are. To be continued...
77"River Dog"Jonathan FrakesCheryl CainNovember 17, 1999 (1999-11-17)1ADA06
Liz and Max journey to an American Indian reservation where they get information from an elderly tribesman about the alien who vanished in 1959 named Nasedo.
88"Blood Brother"David NutterBreen Frazier & Barry PullmanNovember 24, 1999 (1999-11-24)1ADA07
Max is injured in a car accident and Liz pressures Alex to help protect him from medical procedures that could expose his identity by providing blood samples to replace Max's.
99"Heat Wave"Patrick NorrisJason KatimsDecember 1, 1999 (1999-12-01)1ADA08
A freak December heat wave hits the town which sparks romance as Michael's relationship with Maria heats up and Liz's infatuation with Max intensifies; meanwhile Isabel enters into one of Alex's dreams only to discover she is already there, dancing with Alex.
1010"The Balance"John BehringThania St. JohnDecember 15, 1999 (1999-12-15)1ADA09
While at the reservation Michael ends up in an alarming hallucinatory state and the others must band together to save his life.
1111"Toy House"Michael FieldsJon Harman Feldman & Jason KatimsJanuary 19, 2000 (2000-01-19)1ADA10
When Max rescues his mother from a kitchen fire she faces her suspicions about his extraordinary abilities; Liz reaches out to Kyle in friendship.
1212"Into the Woods"Nick MarckThania St. JohnJanuary 26, 2000 (2000-01-26)1ADA11
A new UFO sighting sends suspicion and fear through the town and leads Max and Isabel to investigate the incident during a school camping trip.
1313"The Convention"Tucker GatesJason Katims & Emily WhitesellFebruary 2, 2000 (2000-02-02)1ADA12
Max plays host to actor Jonathan Frakes at the annual UFO Convention while trying to avoid the meddlesome couple who witnessed Max's life-saving abilities on Liz at the Crashdown Cafe.
1414"Blind Date"Keith SamplesThania St. JohnFebruary 9, 2000 (2000-02-09)1ADA13
Maria enters Liz in a blind date contest; Max and Kyle commiserate about their shared feelings for Liz by getting drunk; Michael and Isabel send a signal to the fourth alien which they think fails and leaves. But right as the episode ends we see Nasedo.
1515"Independence Day"Paul ShapiroToni GraphiaFebruary 16, 2000 (2000-02-16)1ADA14
After Michael has a violent showdown with his father, Max and Isabel's father helps Michael set up his emancipation; the fourth alien emerges as a shape shifter who watches over Max, Michael and Isabel.
1616"Sexual Healing"David SemelJan OxenbergMarch 1, 2000 (2000-03-01)1ADA15
Max is led to another strange alien artifact, a glowing orb as a result of the visions Liz has when they kiss. Meanwhile Liz's desire for Max reaches an all time high; Maria decides to fake visions with Michael but it does not end well.
1717"Crazy"James Whitmore, Jr.Thania St. JohnApril 10, 2000 (2000-04-10)1ADA16
Isabel befriends Tess, a new female student who immediately arouses Max and Michael's suspicions.
1818"Tess, Lies and Videotape"Paul ShapiroToni Graphia & Richard WhitleyApril 17, 2000 (2000-04-17)1ADA17
Max develops an uncontrollable attraction to Tess that includes intense sexual daydreams, and Sheriff Valenti learns that Topolsky was killed in a suspicious fire.
1919"Four Square"Jonathan FrakesThania St. JohnApril 24, 2000 (2000-04-24)1ADA18
Harding finds the video camera hidden in his house and gives it to Valenti. The lawman then tells Max that his safety depends upon his willingness to share information. Isabel and Michael realize they are not brother and sister when they start having dreams about each other.
2020"Max to the Max"Patrick NorrisToni GraphiaMay 1, 2000 (2000-05-01)1ADA19
Tess's book suggests that she and Max are predetermined mates, as are Michael and Isabel, who thinks she might be pregnant -- with Michael's baby. Meanwhile, Nasedo disguises himself as Max and kidnaps Liz as part of a plan to trap FBI agent Pierce.
2121"The White Room"Jonathan FrakesJason Katims & Thania St. JohnMay 8, 2000 (2000-05-08)1ADA20
Max finds himself in a white room with no windows or doors, facing questions by Agent Pierce. Isabel telepathically contacts Max, who leaves her clues to his location. Michael, Isabel and Tess then set out on a rescue mission leaving Alex, Liz and Maria behind. To be continued...
2222"Destiny"Patrick NorrisStory by : Thania St. John
Teleplay by : Jason Katims & Thania St. John
May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)1ADA21
After escaping from Pierce, the aliens save Nasedo and when Michael kills Pierce, Nasedo takes Pierce's place to help the aliens. Max figures out how to use the devices and release a message from Max and Isabel's real mother - she says Max is their leader and Tess is his young bride and that Michael is second in command and he is Isabel's fiancé.

Season 2 (2000–01)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
231"Skin and Bones"James A. ContnerJason KatimsOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)2ADA01
In the opening episode of the second series. Max, Liz, Isabel and Maria must rescue Michael after he is arrested on suspicion of murder; Liz takes a job with a congresswoman who has a hidden agenda.
242"Ask Not"Bruce Seth GreenRonald D. MooreOctober 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)2ADA02
Brody Davis, the mysterious new curator at the UFO Museum has the group on edge, and Michael and Isabel plotting his demise.
253"Surprise"Frederick King KellerToni GraphiaOctober 16, 2000 (2000-10-16)2ADA03
Isabel is deeply moved when Max throws her a surprise birthday party, but she grows troubled after seeing visions of a bound and gagged Tess. Meanwhile, Alex does an interesting cop striptease for Isabel; Congresswoman Whitaker is revealed as Nasedo's killer and as a Skin. Isabel also learns some information about her past life on Antar.
264"Summer of '47"Patrick NorrisGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsOctober 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)2ADA04
Michael discovers the hidden history behind the 1947 crash when interviewing a World War II survivor for a school project. The story unfolds with familiar faces portraying people in 1947.
275"The End of the World"Bill L. NortonJason KatimsOctober 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)2ADA05
An older Max travels from 2014 to tell Liz that their relationship will imperil his planet and together they devise a plan to change the future: by making present Max fall out of love with Liz. Not an easy task until Liz tricks Max into believing she slept with Kyle.
286"Harvest"Paul ShapiroFred GolanNovember 6, 2000 (2000-11-06)2ADA06
After the death of Congresswoman Whitaker, Max and the gang visit her hometown, Copper Summit, Arizona, where they find themselves trapped in enemy territory when they learn the entire population are Skins.
297"Wipeout!"Michael LangeGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsNovember 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)2ADA07
The Skins make all the humans in Roswell, New Mexico disappear, turning it into a ghost town. Maria and Liz manage to slip through the cracks and don't disappear with the rest of the humans because they were out of town at the time. Upon returning to Roswell, they realize everyone is gone and freak out. When they get to the Crashdown, they meet up with the four aliens and together they try to figure out who is behind the disappearances. The Skins assault ends with the death of one of the aliens, Courtney. Fortunately Tess uses her mind blowing powers and destroys all the other Skins or so it seems until Max and Tess spot a boy resembling Nicholas on a scooter at the end of the episode.
308"Meet the Dupes"James A. ContnerToni GraphiaNovember 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)2ADA08
Duplicate versions of Michael, Isabel and Tess come to Roswell after killing their king Zan, to urge Max to attend an important interstellar summit in New York City, but they have their own agenda; Max also discovers Isabel was Vilandra in their past lives, causing friction between him and Isabel, Ava stays behind in Roswell. To be continued...
319"Max in the City"Patrick NorrisRonald D. MooreNovember 27, 2000 (2000-11-27)2ADA09
Max and Tess depart for the interstellar summit in New York City with Rath and Lonnie, Michael and Isabel's duplicates, who both harbor a secret agenda for their future king and an alliance with Nicholas, the Skin. Ava reveals to Liz that Rath & Lonnie murdered Zan. Tess is kidnapped by the dupes after Max learns of their true intentions. When Max finally finds Tess she reveals that they tried to read her mind to find the Granolith but she resisted. She then says that they're gone but did they die or are they still out there? Ava says goodbye to Liz and leaves Roswell.
3210"A Roswell Christmas Carol"Patrick NorrisJason KatimsDecember 18, 2000 (2000-12-18)2ADA11
Max witnesses a tragedy and is haunted by the ghost of a man he could have saved, leaving him overwhelmed with guilt and questioning his healing abilities. Isabel aka the Christmas Nazi (dubbed by Michael) tried to brighten up the holiday season and Tess tries to become a part of the Valenti family. Her and Kyle grow closer and Amy Deluca comes to Christmas dinner at the Valenti house. In order to set things right again, Liz gives Max the idea to heal Brody's dying daughter Sydney. After discussing it with the other aliens, he learns Michael thinks it is too much of a risk. Max decides to go through with it anyway with the support of the others. He and Michael drive to the hospital and after healing Sydney he can't bring himself to turn away from the other terminally ill children so he heals all of them and leaves just in time to avoid getting caught.
3311"To Serve and Protect"Jefery LevyBreen FrazierJanuary 22, 2001 (2001-01-22)2ADA10
When Isabel develops a psychic connection to a girl who has been buried alive, she races to find the teenager before it's too late. Meanwhile the FBI comes to town and starts asking questions concerning Valenti and his involvement with Max and Isabel. Kyle develops the notion that he is 'changing' because Max saved his life, and fears he isn't ready for the change. Liz's feeling for Max are intensifying and she claims she is obsessed and has him on her brain 24/7. Sean, Maria's older cousin, gets out of Juvi and comes to town to stay with Amy and Maria. He sees Maria and Liz and the Crashdown and makes a flirtatious comment about Liz being all grown up. Isabel goes on a date with Grant and gets another flash from the missing girl.
3412"We Are Family"David GrossmanGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsJanuary 29, 2001 (2001-01-29)2ADA12
Sheriff Valenti is suspended from the force after refusing to answer the FBI's questions about Max and Isabel, but he soon finds himself right back in the thick of things when Laurie DuPree shows up at his house claiming to be chased by aliens.
3513"Disturbing Behavior"James Whitmore, Jr.Ronald D. MooreFebruary 5, 2001 (2001-02-05)2ADA13
Michael and Maria flee from Roswell after helping Laurie DuPree escape from the police, and Max learns that a deadly parasite was released into Earth's atmosphere when their ship crashed 50 years ago. To be continued...
3614"How the Other Half Lives"Paul ShapiroStory by : Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts & Breen Frazier
Teleplay by : Jason Katims & Ronald D. Moore
February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19)2ADA14
Max tries to stop Alex and Kyle from being buried alive in a cave filled with glowing blue crystals; Isabel is kidnapped by Grant Sorenson possessed by the alien parasite queen; Michael is shot while trying to protect Laurie..
3715"Viva Las Vegas"Bruce Seth GreenGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsFebruary 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)2ADA15
When the gang makes a spur-of-the-moment trip to Las Vegas, in order to spend the DuPree money, the event-filled excursion ends in a face off between Max and Michael over leadership; Tess and Liz can't pass for being over-21-years-old; Maria recruits Alex to help her audition for a role that ends up to be for a stripper; Isabel meets a man.
3816"Heart of Mine"Lawrence TrillingJason KatimsApril 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)2ADA17
The onset of junior prom stirs up emotional tumult as Liz tempts fate by asking Max to be her date, Isabel decides Alex is the man she's been searching for, and Michael tells Maria he won't take her to prom.
3917"Cry Your Name"Allan KroekerRonald D. MooreApril 23, 2001 (2001-04-23)2ADA18
Jim Valenti informs the kids that Alex was killed in a suspicious car accident. When the investigation into the car accident leads Valenti and Max to believe that Alex committed suicide, Liz refuses to believe it and begins her own investigation.
4018"It's Too Late and It's Too Bad"Patrick NorrisGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsApril 30, 2001 (2001-04-30)2ADA19
A startling breakthrough leads to a renewed connection for two of the gang. Differing reactions to a life shattering event creates tension among the gang, resulting in heartfelt revelations, hidden insecurities and thoughts of leaving Roswell. Meanwhile, Liz enlists Sean in her continuing quest for answers into the death of Alex.
4119"Baby, It's You"Rodney ChartersLisa KlinkMay 7, 2001 (2001-05-07)2ADA20
Max is hit with a one-two punch after he discovers that not only is Tess pregnant with his son, but that the baby cannot survive unless they return to their home planet. Liz, Maria and Michael work together to unravel the mysterious double life of Alex. Isabel and Kyle explore her powers as they play pranks on Max and Kyle dreamwalks with a Playmate.
4220"Off the Menu"Patrick NorrisRussel Friend & Garrett LernerMay 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)2ADA16
Brody Davis, his mind frazzled from an electric shock, holds several members of the gang hostage, when he begins to remember what happened when he was abducted, such as the New York City interstellar summit and the fact that Max is an alien. Max must use his healing abilities to fix Brody's mind so that he doesn't remember the alien mind that inhabits him. Tess must mindwarp Amy DeLuca into not remembering that Brody held them hostage.
4321"The Departure"Patrick NorrisJason KatimsMay 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)2ADA21
Max, Isabel, Michael and Tess struggle with goodbyes on what they believe to be their last night on Earth before they travel back to their home planet. In the final hours, Max frantically searches for the killer that is still out there and threatens the lives of everyone they love.

Season 3 (2001–02)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
441"Busted"Allan KroekerJason KatimsOctober 9, 2001 (2001-10-09)3ADA01
In the opening episode of the concluding series of the program. Max and Liz are detained and jailed for holding up a convenience store. Meanwhile, Isabel has a secret affair with a handsome attorney, and Michael tries to straighten out his life.
452"Michael, the Guys and the Great Snapple Caper"Paul ShapiroRonald D. MooreOctober 16, 2001 (2001-10-16)3ADA02
Michael works as a security guard, but when he tries to loosen up his co-workers, he causes more harm than good. Meanwhile, Max and Liz continue to see each other despite her parents' wishes.
463"Significant Others"Patrick NorrisDavid SimkinsOctober 23, 2001 (2001-10-23)3ADA03
With Alex's ghost as her guide, Isabel must finally confront her fears about love and her conflicted feelings for Jesse. Meanwhile, Maria happily discovers a whole new, human part of Michael in, of all places, a bowling alley, and Liz and Max struggle to remain together despite her father's insistent disapproval.
474"Secrets and Lies"Jonathan FrakesRussel Friend & Garrett LernerOctober 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)3ADA04
Max travels to Hollywood while investigating a murder he believes was committed by an alien. He discovers a link to a Paramount science fiction show called "They Are Among Us" and when he goes to the Paramount lot to investigate he ends up auditioning for the part of an alien on an episode of "Enterprise" directed by Star Trek alum, Jonathan Frakes. Meanwhile, back in Roswell, Isabel and Jesse struggle over how to reveal their engagement to their families. To be continued...
485"Control"Bill L. NortonGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsNovember 6, 2001 (2001-11-06)3ADA05
Max, with the help of Kal Langley, undertakes a dangerous journey as he seeks to learn of the fate of Tess and his son. Meanwhile, back in Roswell, Isabel and Jesse must face the negative reactions of their parents and friends to their impending marriage.
496"To Have and to Hold"Frederick King KellerRonald D. MooreNovember 13, 2001 (2001-11-13)3ADA06
Right before her wedding, Isabel is torn with doubt when she has erotic dreams of her former alien lover, Kivar. Meanwhile, a reluctant Max agrees to serve as Jesse's best man, while attempting to investigate him at the bachelor party.
507"Interruptus"Bruce Seth GreenDavid SimkinsNovember 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)3ADA07
After their idyllic wedding, Isabel and Jesse are stalked on their honeymoon by her alien lover Kivar who plots to take her back to their home planet. Learning of this, Max and Michael arrive intent on destroying the alien. Meanwhile, Liz and Maria discover that Philip has begun a secret investigation of Max, including the disappearance of Tess, and he's embroiling Liz's dad into the whole thing.
518"Behind the Music"Jonathan FrakesRussel Friend & Garrett LernerNovember 27, 2001 (2001-11-27)3ADA08
When an old love visits Maria her passion for music resurfaces, which jeopardizes her relationship with Michael. Meanwhile, while Max's father is still trying to put together all the pieces of his investigation, Isabel joins Max in the quest to stop him.
529"Samuel Rising"Patrick NorrisJason KatimsDecember 18, 2001 (2001-12-18)3ADA09
When Max is fascinated by an intriguing autistic child he wonders if his own lost child is attempting to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Michael plays Santa to Maria and Liz's elves at a charity event. Isabel and Jesse share their first holiday together as husband and wife.
5310"A Tale of Two Parties"Allan KroekerLaura Burns & Melinda MetzJanuary 1, 2002 (2002-01-01)3ADA10
In an attempt to find Roswell's legendary New Year's Rave, Max and Maria join forces together. Meanwhile, Liz connects with her father and Isabel helps Kyle find the perfect date for New Year's.
5411"I Married an Alien"Patrick NorrisRonald D. MooreJanuary 29, 2002 (2002-01-29)3ADA11
When a journalist friend of Jesse's comes to Roswell, Isabel discovers he's investigating her, Max and Michael, after he witnesses Michael using his powers. Meanwhile, Isabel fantasizes about what her life would be like if Jesse knew her alien secret through the device of a 1960s sitcom a la "Bewitched".
5512"Ch-Ch-Changes"Paul ShapiroGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsFebruary 5, 2002 (2002-02-05)3ADA12
When Liz begins to undergo some strange, alien-like changes to her body, she decides she needs to get as far from Max as she can. In order to separate from him she must leave Roswell to go to boarding school in Vermont. Meanwhile, Maria gets offered a recording contract in New York, but she isn't sure she likes what the record label people are doing to her music to make it "popular".
5613"Panacea"Rodney ChartersRussel Friend & Garrett LernerFebruary 12, 2002 (2002-02-12)3ADA13
Michael uncovers a conspiracy at Metachem, when a guard is killed on duty. Michael enlists the aid of Max and Isabel when the investigation takes an alien turn. Meanwhile, Liz has entered boarding school in Vermont and tries to start a new life, and Maria disillusioned by New York goes to visit Liz in Vermont.
5714"Chant Down Babylon"Lawrence TrillingRonald D. MooreFebruary 26, 2002 (2002-02-26)3ADA14
Michael, Jesse and Valenti call on a discredited doctor to help the wounded Isabel. Also, Clayton Wheeler undergoes an amazing transformation and soon finds himself drawn to Liz; and Jesse quizzes Michael about Isabel's alien roots.
5815"Who Died and Made You King?"Peter B. EllisGretchen J. Berg & Aaron HarbertsApril 23, 2002 (2002-04-23)3ADA15
When the gang attempts to return to their normal lives, they soon find that their lives have gotten a lot more complicated, which includes Jesse attempting to come to terms with his newfound knowledge but matters are complicated when he finds himself under FBI scrutiny, and Max's "death" creates a unique situation within the alien authority structure, resulting in a new King - Michael.
5916"Crash"Patrick NorrisDavid SimkinsApril 30, 2002 (2002-04-30)3ADA16
Michael witnesses a fatal crash between a fighter jet and an alien vessel, and embarks on his own investigation leading to the recovery of an artifact. Meanwhile, Isabel spends the day with her mother, who's harboring a secret agenda and is working with her husband to discover Max & Isabel's secret, which leads to a shocking revelation.
6017"Four Aliens and a Baby"William SadlerRussel Friend & Garrett LernerMay 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)3ADA17
Max's quest to find his son ends with the return of Tess and the baby, and the gang find themselves in danger again while trying to protect the child. Meanwhile, Jesse encourages Isabel to reveal her true origins to her parents, and the elder Evans' provide a way to ensure their grandchild's safety.
6118"Graduation"Allison Liddi-BrownJason Katims & Ronald D. MooreMay 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)3ADA18
In the concluding season-finale episode of the program, as their high school graduation approaches, the Roswell gang must come to terms with their expectations for the future, while joining together to thwart the FBI when they discover that several members of the group are under surveillance. Meanwhile, Liz begins exhibiting even more alien-like powers, that cause her to see visions of their future - including their deaths.


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