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The world changed because a boy loved a girl.
Roswell started with that simple concept, but it became so much more.



What is Roswell?
There is truth to every rumor.



The following is from a press release from the WB about Roswell -

In the tiny, but notorious, southwestern town of Roswell, N.M., teenagers Liz Parker and Max Evans forge an otherworldly connection when he saves her life while risking his own. In this sleepy town, Liz waits tables at her father's Crashdown Café and, when an argument between customers erupts into violence, Liz is caught in the crossfire and shot. Max, a fellow classmate at Roswell High, puts aside a lifelong pact of secrecy and mysteriously heals Liz's gunshot wound with the touch of his hand.

Liz's whole world comes crashing down when she learns that Max, his sister Isabel Evans and his friend Michael Guerin are surviving descendants from beings aboard the fiery crash of an alien spacecraft, that popular legend says plummeted to the desert in 1947. Since emerging from incubation, the three teenagers have grown up quietly among the Roswell residents, experiencing firsthand all the emotions that come with life on Earth and the struggles of adolescence.

Soulful and vulnerable, Max has been secretly infatuated with Liz since childhood, but always remained at a distance. Liz, meanwhile, was forever changed in the instant Max brought her back to life, and the intimacy between the two of them is both frightening and thrilling. Ultimately, his life — and his heart — are in her hands.

In saving Liz's life, Max not only exposes himself but also Isabel and Michael to the risk of their identities being discovered. Now the extraterrestrial trio must learn to trust Liz and her flighty best friend Maria De Luca in order to stay one step ahead of local officials and the FBI. Leading the charge is Sheriff Valenti, who is driven by a very personal need to expose the truth about what happened that fateful night in 1947.

Putting the teens in heightened danger is their overriding need to discover the truth themselves — about who or what they are, and where their home might be. The revelation that there was one of their own still alive on Earth after the crash gives new hope of gaining understanding. Bound together by the unbelievable secret they share, the fact that Max, Isabel and Michael's lives are at stake every day will always be an invisible line dividing them from Liz and Maria.

On the outside of this tight inner circle is Alex Whitman, Liz and Maria's best friend from childhood, who is confused and hurt when he is left out of their secrets for the first time, and Kyle Valenti, Liz's steady boyfriend — and the sheriff's son.



A suspenseful and touching new drama that blends science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood, this genre-bending one-hour series comes from writer/executive producer Jason Katims and director/executive producer David Nutter.

Developed by Katims, who serves as executive producer along with David Nutter, Jonathan Frakes, Kevin Kelly Brown and Lisa J. Olin, the series is based on the "Roswell High" series of books writtern by Melinda Metz, and is produced by Jason Katims Productions in association with Regency Television and Twentieth Century Fox Television.




Main Cast
Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker
Jason Behr as Max Evans
Majandra Delfino as Maria De Luca, Liz's best friend and workmate
Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin
Colin Hanks as Alex Whitman, Liz and Maria's best friend
Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans, Max's sister
Nick Wechsler as Kyle Valenti, Liz's former boyfriend
William Sadler as Sheriff Valenti, Kyle's father







Episodes

Roswell was a 60 min drama that aired from Oct 1999 to May 2002
The first 2 seasons were on the WB - the third season on UPN

There were 61 Episodes total
Season 1 - 22 episodes
Season 2 - 21 episodes
Season 3 - 18 episodes


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TL&V
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MTTM
TWR/WR
Pilot
The Morning After
Monsters
Leaving Normal
Missing
285 South (1)
River Dog (2)
Blood Brother
Heat Wave
The Balance
Toy House
Into the Woods
The Convention
(aka: The UFO Convention)
Blind Date
Independence Day
Sexual Healing
Crazy
Tess, Lies and Videotape
Four Square
Max to the Max
The White Room (1)
Destiny (2)



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Skin and Bones
Ask Not
Surprise
Summer of '47
The End of the World
Harvest
Wipeout!
Meet the Dupes (1)
Max in the City (2)
(aka. Journey to New York)
A Roswell Christmas Carol
(aka. Roswell: The Miracle)
To Serve and Protect
We Are Family
Disturbing Behavior (1)
How the Other Half Lives (2)
(Epis 33-36 aka the Hybrid Chronicles)
Viva Las Vegas
Heart of Mine
Cry Your Name
It's Too Late & It's Too Bad
Baby, It's You
Off the Menu***
The Departure
(aka. The Journey Home)

***For those of you who don't know, 'Off the Menu' was originally meant to air after 'Viva Las Vegas',
but they changed their minds and moved it to the next to the last episode because they thought it
would give away the 'surprise' ending that Tess was the bad guy.

It certainly makes more sense when you watch it that way, then some things don't seem so out of
the blue, like Max remembering his past life, and and why Liz is suddenly dating Sean.





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TH&TH



ATO2P
IMAA


CDB
WDAMYK

FAAAB

Busted
Michael, The Guys &
    The Great Snapple Caper
Significant Others
Secrets and Lies (1)
Control (2)
To Have and To Hold
Interruptus
Behind the Music
Samuel Rising
A Tale of Two Parties
I Married An Alien
Ch-Ch-Changes
Panacea
Chant Down Babylon
Who Died and Made You King?
Crash
Four Aliens and A Baby
Graduation









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