Max & Liz Quotes

These are Max & Liz quotes from the episodes.

I have no idea who saved these originally, but here they are.





1.01 Pilot

[Liz and Maria are walking back to the cash register together]
MARIA: You are sooo bad girl. Oh, and Max Evans is staring at you again.
LIZ: No way.
LIZ: Maria, that is so in your imagination.
[Liz looks at Max who is sitting at a booth with Michael at the far end of the restaurant. He looks at her and then quickly away.]
LIZ: Max Evans? This? No, un uh..it's not...

[Max looks over at Liz laying on the floor and gets up to help her. Michael stops him]
MAX: What are you doing? Let go of me.
MICHAEL: Max, what are you gonna do?
MAX: [To Maria] Call an ambulance.
[Max tears Liz's dress open, you can see the growing blood stain]
MAX: Uhh...it's gonna be OK.
Jennifer (Tourist #2): Oh my god!!
MICHAEL: Hey, get back!!
MAX: Liz, LIZ! You have to look at me. You have to look at me.
[Liz weakly looks at him, and he puts his hand over the bullet wound, we see images of Liz as a child, Max sighs and when he takes his hand away, the wound is healed]
MAX: You're all right now. You're all right.
MICHAEL: Keys! Now!!
[Max throws him the keys and breaks a ketchup bottle and pours the ketchup over her]
MAX: You broke a bottle when you fell, spilled ketchup on yourself. Don't say anything please.



MAX: So...you're going out with the Sheriff's son?
LIZ: Um, yea. Well, it's kind of like this, this casual...okay, Max. Can we just focus here for one minute please?
[She lifts her shirt and shows him the mark on her stomach]
MAX: Wow.
LIZ: Um, I-I scraped some cells from your pencil. This is really hard to say, I'm trying to keep from blacking out here. Um, the cells weren't normal. So, Max, what I'm going to suggest to you is that we just go back to the bio lab now, so that I can take a sample so that I can see what I'm thinking is wrong, you know? That I got the wrong cells...
MAX: You didn't.
LIZ: Okay, um. So help me out here Max. I mean, what are you?
MAX: Well I'm not from around here.
LIZ: Where you from?
[Max points up with his index finger]
LIZ: Up north?
[Max points higher]
LIZ: You're not an, an alien, I mean. Are you?
MAX: Well I prefer the term not of this earth. Sorry, it's not a good time to joke.
MAX: Yea, I am. Wow, it's weird to actually say it.
[Liz starts to leave]
MAX: Liz....
LIZ: Um, Max, you know, I have, I'm gonna be late for my US Government class, so I'm just gonna--
[Max stops her at the door.]
MAX: Liz, listen to me. You can't talk to anyone about this. Not your parents, not Maria. No one. You don't understand what'll happen if you do. Liz please? Now my life is in your hands.
[Liz leaves.]



MAX (to Michael and Isabel): I couldn't just let her die.



MAX: I can't imagine how you must feel right now, I mean, I've thought about telling you a thousand times.
LIZ: You have, me??



VOICE-OVER: Max Evans has put a force on me. It's like my whole life changed in an instant. It's just so ironic that when something like this finally happened to me, it was with an alien.



MAX: We don't tell anyone. We sorta think our lives depend on it.
LIZ: So when you healed me you risked all of this getting out didn't you?
MAX: Yea.
LIZ: Why??
MAX: It was you.



[Max walks up and pushes a stray piece of hair behind her ear]
LIZ: Oh.
MAX: You had a, uh....
LIZ: Hair thing, right. Thanks.
MAX: Sure. Liz, it's not safe. I mean, for you and , and me to....it's not safe.
LIZ: I don't care.
MAX: Liz I really, really wish that this could be something, you know, more. But it can't. We're just...
LIZ: Different.
MAX: Yeah.
MAX: I'll see ya at school.
LIZ: Max??
LIZ: I never got to thank you, for saving my life.
MAX: Thank you.
VOICE-OVER: It's September 24th, I'm Liz Parker and five days ago I died. But then the really amazing thing happened. I came to life.






1.02 The Morning After

VOICEOVER: September 27. I'm Liz Parker and I will never look at the stars in the sky the same way again. I'll never look at anything the same way again. What did Max Evans mean when he said, "I'll see you in school?" Was it "I won't be able to breathe until we meet again" or was it just something someone says to, like, fill space? And what is he thinking right now? Is he also obsessed, tortured, going through one sleepless night to the next, wondering what's going to happen between us?



LIZ: (voiceover as she glances over at Max) The thing about Czechoslovakians that you sorta have to factor in, is they have these incredibly soulful eyes.



LIZ: So were you like green?
MAX: Green?
LIZ: Before you took human form, were you 3 feet tall and green and slimy? (laughs, embarrassed). You know, I’m very sorry for asking you that. It’s Maria’s question.
MAX: No, we just always looked like this. Except for the, uh, third eye. (Max looks down at the ground as Liz casually looks over at him. Max then leans over as if to tie his shoelace and Liz leans forward staring at the back of Max’s head. Max peeks over and sees Liz looking at his head.) Kidding!
LIZ: Yeah, I knew you were kidding. (Laughs and playfully shoves him.) You’re such a jerk!






1.03 Monsters

TOPOLSKY: No, that's interesting. That's a hard place to be. I've been behind the tree myself. In college I barely left my dorm for three years. Then I realized that I had gotten myself into this situation where I wasn't really living. I was just going through the motions, and it was really, really risky to change. To get out there in the world.
MAX: But it was worth it.
TOPOLSKY: Yes, it was.
MAX: Coming out from behind the tree, huh?
TOPOLSKY: Exactly. You start small. You say, "Today I'm going to do one thing to get out there." Nothing big. Just one thing.
MAX: And, what did you do?
TOPOLSKY: Started a conversation with this guy I liked.
(Bell rings. MAX leaves. In her notes about the students, TOPOLSKY writes, "has secrets" next to MAX's name.)
[SCHOOL HALLWAY]
(MAX is waiting around the corner, while LIZ is talking to some friends.)
LIZ: Okay sure, so we'll talk about it later. All right, see ya guys later. Bye. (LIZ walks down the hall and MAX comes around the corner.) Hey.
MAX: Oh hey. So, how's it going?
LIZ: Good, it's going good.
MAX: Good. That's good (feels awkward because he can't think of anything else to say) Great LIZ: Okay. Max, is everything okay?
MAX: Yeah, yeah I just wanted to say hi. Uh. Just, uh, stepping out from behind the tree.
LIZ: What tree?
MAX: Oh, forget it. It's --



LIZ: Max, I'm so sorry. I should never have even told Maria in the first place.
MAX: Well you did it 'cause you trusted her, and you needed someone to talk to. It was only natural.
LIZ: So why did you tell me?
MAX: It was only natural.
LIZ: What did you mean the other day about that thing, about the tree?
MAX: Just somebody's advice. Not to get stuck behind them.
LIZ: Oh. Well did you take it? That advice?
MAX: I think I just did.






1.04 Leaving Normal

(Max looks over menu)
MAX: I'll just have an Alien Blast.
LIZ: Me, too.
MAX: Excuse me?
LIZ: Nothing...ok, one Alien Blast.



GRANDMA: No...everybody wants to find her soul mate, but there's so much time for that. I think it's nice that you have somebody you can have fun with.
LIZ: What if there was something else?
GRANDMA: Something else?
LIZ: Someone else.
GRANDMA: Now, this is worth the price of the airfare.
(Liz looks a bit embarrassed)
LIZ: What if this someone else could potentially be...you know, what you said.
GRANDMA: Is there?
LIZ: But what if were like complicated...like incredibly, incredibly complicated?
GRANDMA: Well, one thing I can tell you....if it isn't complicated, he probably isn't a soul mate.



MARIA: Ok, so what were you guys talking about?
LIZ: Nothing.
GRANDMA: Boys.
MARIA: Oh...Kyle or Max?
(Liz gives Maria a "gee, thanks alot" look)
LIZ: Thank you...
GRANDMA: Aha...Max.
LIZ: No...Max...he's so not possible. He's just like this whole different...
MARIA: Life form?
LIZ: Type.
GRANDMA: How intriguing. A dangerous man?
MARIA: Spacey man.
GRANDMA: A mystery man.
LIZ: Ok, you two...you're out of control.



ISABEL: Max, this whole thing with Liz and the sherriff's son. It's just...
MAX: I know, I'm staying away from Liz.



MAX: Hi, it's Max...I'm not here right now, but please leave a message.
LIZ: Hi, Max...it's Liz. I'm at the hospital. Something happened to my grandmother. We don't know if it's serious, but it seems really bad. I'm just scared. Look, I don't even know why I'm calling you. I guess I just wanted to hear your voice or something. Now I just feel completely stupid. Look, don't come here or anything because everyone is here. I'll just see you in school tomorrow. Sorry for the weird call. Bye.
(Max shows up anyway with the lame excuse that his cousin was in an accident)



MAX: I hope she's ok.
LIZ: So, about last night.
MAX: Yeah, I shouldn't have come. You told me.
LIZ: No, I'm glad you did. It really meant a lot that you were there. I'm just really sorry that it got so awkward.
MAX: It was a mistake. I mean, you had your family there...and Kyle.
LIZ: I know I shouldn't have called...
MAX: Yeah, you shouldn't have probably. We said we agreed to, you know...see ya later, Liz.
(Max leaves a bit frustrated)
(In bathroom, Max knocks down a stall wall)
MICHAEL: Ow.
MICHAEL: Gandhi feeling frustrated?
MAX: Shut up.
MICHAEL: Let me guess...you're in love with a girl and she's with another guy.
MAX: You realize that you can be really annoying, right?



LIZ: Maria, I'm getting this really weird feeling from Max.
MARIA: What kind of feeling?
LIZ: It's like he's pulling away or something...he can't even be pulling away because we're not together to begin with, but I feel him like avoiding me.
MARIA: Well, wasn't that the whole agreement, that you guys wouldn't be seen together for awhile.
LIZ: Yeah, but it's different. I saw Max before and he had this...like this tone like I was his enemy or something.
MARIA: Maybe you're just reading into this too much. I mean, with everything that's going on.
LIZ: Maybe.



ISABEL: So...depressed? Feeling sorry for yourself? Angry at the world?
MAX: All of the above.
ISABEL: Listen, I heard Liz's grandma isn't doing so well. She could probably use someone to talk to.
MAX: She's got Maria. She's got Kyle.
ISABEL: Who did she call when she first found out?
MAX: You're the one who's always telling me I have to stay away from her. What are you saying, Is?
ISABEL: I'm just saying that, you know, if something like this happened to grandma or grandpa, I wouldn't want to be kept away from who I really needed



(At Max's house)
LIZ: Can I talk to you for a second?
LIZ: So I've been thinking about why I called you, you know, that day from the hospital. Because I knew it was against the rules and it led to that whole awkward moment. But, I called anyway. Sort of couldn't help it. Because when something like this happens, what's happening to my grandmother, you don't listen to logic to what you're supposed to do. You listen to your heart, and my heart told me to call you. Because you were the one person in the world that I really wanted to talk to. Max, I've been thinking something, and I'm really not going to be able to get it out of my head unless I just say it. I'm really sorry for asking you this, but is there, is there anything that you could do for my grandmother, you know, do?
MAX: Liz, when I saved you, it was because you were shot, and there was a bullet in you. Something was happening to you that wasn't supposed to happen. It was before your time. But I can't just heal people. I'm not God.
LIZ: I know.



(Liz sits down next to Grandma's bed)
LIZ: Grandma...grandma...
(Max enters)
MAX: Hey.
MAX: I can't stop, you know what's going to happen, but maybe I can help you say goodbye.
(Max tries to revive grandma, but can't)
MAX: I'm sorry.
LIZ: Thank you.
GRANDMA: Honeybear.
(Liz looks up and sees her Grandma, then looks back to the bed and sees her Grandma still lying on bed)
GRANDMA: Let me guess...Max.
LIZ: Grandma, I guess the thing I wanted to say to you more than anything else is just how much you mean to me, and somehow you just always manage to make me feel really special, and I, I just don't know what I'm going to do without you.
GRANDMA: You're going to do just fine, and I want to tell you something. When I look at you so excited about life, I see myself, and that's a gift, a gift that I will take with me, that I'll always treasure. Promise me one thing, that you'll follow your heart wherever it takes you. Trust it. Will you do that?
LIZ: I will.
(Flatline)
(Outside Crashdown Cafe)
["I Love You" by Sarah McLachlan starts playing]
VOICEOVER: The tough thing about following your heart is what people forget to mention, that sometimes your heart takes you to places you shouldn't be, places that are as scary as they are exciting and as dangerous as they are alluring, and sometimes your heart takes you to places that can never lead to a happy ending.
LIZ: Max, thank you for...
MAX: Shhh. It's ok.
LIZ: Good night.
MAX: Good night.
VOICEOVER: And that's not even the difficult part. The difficult part is when you follow your heart, you leave normal, you go into the unknown.
(Liz turns around and hugs Max.)
VOICEOVER: And once you do, you can never go back.
(Scene fades out with Liz and Max hugging each other under the Crashdown Cafe sign)






1.05 Missing

LIZ: Can I ask you something?
MAX: Sure, but I have to be honest with you, Liz. At this point, I don't think I have any secrets left.
MAX: Liz?
LIZ: Look, Max...there's something that you should know because something happened...
(Michael interrupts)
MICHAEL: Hope I'm not interrupting.
LIZ: No, you're not.
MAX: Liz?
LIZ: Um, it's nothing, Max. It's nothing important.
LIZ (TO MICHAEL): We...we just bumped into each other because I was walking this way from...and then he was coming that way, and we just...
MICHAEL: Interesting...bye, Liz.
(Liz walks off)
MAX: You said you'd be nicer to her.
MICHAEL: And you said you'd stay away from her. Let's call it even.



LIZ: Hi, Kyle.
KYLE: So, you and Max Evans now?
LIZ: No no. We're...we're just friends.
KYLE: Oh, friends. Well, that is a popular position these days, Liz...isn't it?



(Liz appears at Max’s work)
MAX'S BOSS: Well, go ahead. We both know she's more interesting than I am.
MAX: Hi.



MICHAEL: I never meant for things to get out of control...it's nice to know we have at least one friend in this town.
(Michael gives the journal back to Liz)
LIZ: Does Max know that you...
MICHAEL: No...and you know what would be really great? If you didn't tell him.
LIZ: But why didn't you just destroy this, Michael? Because anyone that found this would know all about you.
MICHAEL: No...they'd know all about you, Liz.
MICHAEL: Thank you for giving me one more reason to envy Max Evans.



MAX: So, can I see it? What you wrote?
LIZ: Oh...yeah, I don't...I don't think that's a good idea.
MAX: No?
LIZ: No.
MAX: Why? Because if I read what you wrote in your journal, I realize how you really see me.
LIZ: Exactly.






1.06 285 South

MAX: (to Isabel) We better hurry. (to Liz who’s getting in the jeep too) Hey, no. You can't come.
KYLE: Trouble in paradise? So soon?
MAX: (to Liz) Get in.



(Max, Liz, and Isabel are waiting for a roadblock to clear)
MAX: Liz, I'm sorry.
LIZ: Yeah. We're gonna get through somehow.
MAX: I don't mean about the roadblock. I mean about everything. From Michael taking Maria...for Isabel being so...Isabel. We're not all the same, you know.
LIZ: Yeah, I've known that for a really long time. I'm sorry, too, Max. You know, for Kyle and...how my stupid, boring life could possibly get you guys into trouble.
MAX: First of all, nothing about you is stupid. And secondly...it feels like...my life didn't even start until I told you the truth that day.
LIZ: Yeah. I know what you mean. Max...
MAX: Yeah?
LIZ: Umm...I know that we agreed, you know, not...not to feel a certain way about each other.
MAX: Yeah.
LIZ: Do you still think that's a good idea?
(Max reaches towards Liz's face but instead patches a hole in the jeep's canvas top)
MAX: Just wanted to keep you warm.






1.07 River Dog



LIZ: Max, you saved my life.
MAX: What does that have to do with it?
LIZ: It's what started all of this. People suspecting you. If anything happened to you...or Michael or Isabel, I just...I couldn't live with that. Let me do this one thing.
MAX: Liz, I already told you no.
LIZ: Max, I didn't come here for permission. I came here for the pendant. If you don't give it to me, I'll just draw it. I'm going.
MAX: Hey. First moment anything weird happens, anything at all, you come back.
LIZ: I promise.



Previously: (EDDIE: There will be a test. If you pass the test, River Dog will answer all your questions.)
(In the darkness, Liz is grabbed by someone)
MAX: Liz!
LIZ: Let me go!
MAX: Liz...Liz, where are you?
(Max creates some light to penetrate the darkness of the cave)
MAX: Let her go. Who are you?
RIVER DOG: You have passed the test.






1.09 Heat Wave

LIZ: It's kinda funny, isn't it? You know, how people have started pairing up and moving forward. Um...have you noticed anything strange about Michael lately?
MAX: What do you mean?
LIZ: Maybe just the way he acts around Maria. You know, have you observed any differences in his behavior at all?
MAX: Are you saying there's something going on between Michael and Maria?
LIZ: No, I'm not. I'm not saying that. Would it be bad if there were?
MAX: Yes! I mean...I don't know.



(Max is looking for Liz and finds her in the bio lab)
MAX: Hey.
LIZ: Hey, what's up? I'm just trying to get these stupid slugs to mate. Ah, come on! Won't you guys just do it?
MAX: Maybe one of 'em's gay.
LIZ: Max, you know when you said before that we couldn't be together? That we were different? I just sort of accepted it, you know? Because I thought that it was like physically impossible. That it...that it couldn't be. But when I saw Maria with Michael...the truth is that...I was hurt, Max. Why is it ok for them, but it's not ok for us?
MAX: Liz, I think that what I'm afraid of isn't that we try this and it works out really badly. What I'm afraid of is we try it and it works out really well. I'm afraid of feeling everything that I know I would feel. Because I know it's not meant to be. And somewhere down the line, we're gonna get hurt. I can live with that. I just couldn't bear to hurt you.
LIZ: But that's not your decision, is it?
MAX: I guess not.
BIO TEACHER: Hey, Liz. How are you doing on your mating ritual?
LIZ: I was doing just fine.



(Max and Liz go outside for a little more privacy)
MAX: It's uh, it's a little quieter out here.
LIZ: Yeah. It's more private.
MAX: So...
LIZ: So...let's hope nothing explodes.
(As Liz and Max move to kiss, Kyle sees them and interrupts)



VOICEOVER: The heat wave finally broke and I'm probably the only person in Roswell who didn't benefit from it. But it's for the best. Because if Max Evans and I had given in to temptation, if we had kissed each other even once, it would have taken us somewhere we both know we never should have gone.
MAX: Liz! Are you there?
(Liz walks over to the edge of the roof and looks down to see Max)
MAX: Hi.
LIZ: Hi.
MAX: Can I come up?
LIZ: Yeah, sure.
(Max climbs up the ladder very quickly)
LIZ: Very impressive.
MAX: I try.
LIZ: You really can't stay long.
MAX: I know. I just wanted to tell you that I've been thinking a lot about last night.
LIZ: Yeah, me, too.
MAX: When I saw Valenti taking you away like that...it just hit home for me, you know? How much knowing me has screwed up your life.
LIZ: No, it's just the opposite.
MAX: Thank you for saying that.
LIZ: It's the whole truth, Max.
MAX: I better go.
LIZ: Why?
MAX: Cuz if I don't go right now, things are gonna change.
LIZ: Change, how?
MAX: I'm gonna have to touch your hair...cuz it's so soft...and I'd have to tell you that...no matter what we go through, it's all worthwhile for me because we're together.
LIZ: And then?
MAX: And then...I'd have to do this...
(Max gives Liz a light kiss)
(Scene fades out as Liz and Max share a long, passionate kiss)






1.10 Balance

MARIA: What are you doing?
LIZ: Max likes cherry cola. What does Michael like?



LIZ: Cherry cola. On the house.



(Liz and Max are on their date playing billiards. Liz is playing like a pool shark, making lots of different shots)
MAX: Very nice.
LIZ: Make sure it's lined up.
MAX: Like that?
LIZ: Ok. Oh!
LIZ: Ha ha. You have chalk on your face.
LIZ: Like that.
(Liz and Max finish their dinner and Liz cracks open her fortune cookie)
LIZ: Ok, this is my favorite part. It says, "this is the best night of your life."
MAX: Is that really what it says?
LIZ: Well, it's better than "a broken clock is still right twice a day."
MAX: You're right. I like yours better.
LIZ: Ok, let me see yours.
MAX: "Ask a girl to dance with you."
LIZ: Is that really what it says?
MAX: It depends on your answer.
LIZ: Yes.
MAX: Then that's really what it says.
LIZ: Ok.
(Max and Liz start dancing)
LIZ: My parents are away for the weekend. They're at a stargazing camp-out. Something about Venus being in the morning sky.
MAX: I thought she was right in front of me.
(Maria interrupts Max and Liz as they kiss)



(Liz and Maria are discussing Max and Michael while eating ice cream)
LIZ: Nothing even happened. We kept getting interrupted.
MARIA: Nothing happened?
LIZ: Mm-mm. Well, yeah. The other night we um...we kissed.
MARIA: And?
LIZ: I don't think that we should talk about it.
MARIA: Are you kidding? We have to talk about it. We're the only 2 people in this world capable of having this conversation.
LIZ: That we know of.
MARIA: Don't complicate things, ok? Who wants to go first? Fine, I'll start. I'll start. It was...explosive.
LIZ: Yeah. Uh, that's a really good word.
MARIA: Right?
LIZ: Ok.
MARIA: It was like every cell in my body felt the same cell in his and started heating up.
LIZ: And I got really dizzy. Did you get dizzy?
MARIA: I get dizzy just thinking about it.
LIZ: Ok, you know like all of that time that I spent with Kyle...I didn't have any of those feelings that I did when I was with Max. What about you?
MARIA: Doug Sohn in the eighth grade?
LIZ: Yeah.
MARIA: Amateur. Michael is the real thing.
LIZ: Ok, now, here is the big question. Do you think that we feel like this just because of the fact that they're like...
MARIA: Oh, their non-human status.
LIZ: Right.
MARIA: What if they've like ruined it for us with anyone else?
LIZ: Yeah.



MAX: You all right?
LIZ: Uh, yeah, it...it's just kinda sad, you know? Thinking of being separated like that.
MAX: You're wondering if it could happen to me, aren't you? If I could get sick like Michael.
LIZ: No, mm-mmm.
MAX: I've been thinking about it a lot, too....whether this is just our life cycle. And maybe this is how we die.
LIZ: Max, it's...come on, it's not...
MAX: I can understand if you have doubts...about us...I mean, second thoughts. Because committing to someone is hard enough without having to wonder...if they're even gonna be here tomorrow.



(The bowl is passed around the circle. Max is first, and passes the bowl to Isabel, who passes the bowl to Alex, then to Maria. Liz is the last one to take the bowl and appears hesitant to join in the ritual)
RIVER DOG: You're afraid...not of the healing. Your fear runs deeper. You fear for someone else, someone you care for a great deal. Take a step back. You cannot stop the flow.
LIZ: I'm sorry.



VOICEOVER: I've always been the one who comes through in the time of crisis. I do what's necessary, and I don't panic. But seeing Michael so sick and having no way of knowing what was wrong or how to help made me scared. Scared that one day something could happen to Max and I wouldn't know how to help this person who means so much to me, who means everything.
(Max climbs up the ladder as Liz is writing in her journal)
MAX: Is this a bad time?
LIZ: No, it's not. Hi.
MAX: Just wanted to see how you were doing.
LIZ: I'm fine. Yeah, um...how's Michael?
MAX: Same as ever.
LIZ: That's really good.
MAX: But I'm not, Liz.
LIZ: What do you mean?
MAX: I mean one day it will be me, and I can't keep pretending that I'm normal.
LIZ: Max, look...you know, I didn't...I didn't mean to have doubts. I didn't...I didn't mean to let you down in the cave.
MAX: I don't blame you. You had every right to feel that way, because what you felt is true. We don't belong together.
LIZ: Don't say that.
MAX: The other night, you know, when we went out...and the whole day before...ever since we kissed...I've been off balance. You made me forget that anything else existed, but that's not real.
LIZ: It is the only real thing that I've ever felt.
MAX: Sometimes you have to take a step back to see what's really going on. Maybe that's what we both really need to do right now...find our balance again.
LIZ: You know, Max, I thought that...I thought that we'd found it.
MAX: You don't know how much I wish that could be true.
LIZ: Max...how is it possible that I could be...I could be the happiest that I've ever been in my entire life...you know, and now the saddest all at...all at one time?
MAX: I think that's what being in love is.
LIZ: Yeah, I think so, too.
MAX: So we'll just take a step back...for a while.
LIZ: Well, uh...you know, if that's what...if that's what you want, I...
MAX: It's what I need...cuz I'm just as scared as you are.
(Max starts climbing down the ladder)
LIZ: No, wait, Max.
(Liz kisses Max)
LIZ: I just wanted...to remember.
MAX: Good-bye, Liz.
(Max climbs down the ladder)
LIZ: Good-bye, Max.
(Scene fades out as Liz gazes upward and sees the constellation that Michael saw in his vision)






1.11 Toy House

DIANE: Oh...so, what's that, biology?
MAX: Yeah. Everything you always wanted to know about a dead frog.
DIANE: Oh...not my strongest subject.
MAX: Mine, either. But I have a good lab partner. She's really good in science, so...
DIANE: She?
MAX: Mom...
DIANE: Well, I'm just curious. Does, uh, she have a name?
(Mrs. Evans knocks over the bottle of oil and oil is oozing over the counter top towards the skillet)
MAX: Liz.
DIANE: Oh, right. Liz Parker. Isn't she the one that came by the other day?
MAX: Yeah.
DIANE: So...what are you, just...friends or...
MAX: Yeah. Just...



(At the Crashdown, Liz and Maria are talking about Liz and Max's breakup)
LIZ: I'm definitely ok with it. In fact...I'm great with it. You know? 'Cause we always knew that it couldn't be, that it was this total impossibility, so I'm glad that we were both able to finally just, you know, get it out there.
(Liz has been drying a glass incredibly thoroughly)
MARIA: Liz, the glass is clean.
LIZ: Right. Look. I mean...sure, you get caught up in the excitement of it all, but...I'm over it.
MARIA: Are you sure? 'Cause it seems like you kind of got over it pretty quickly.
LIZ: Well, there's just no reason to let it fester, you know? You gotta just move on and--and not look back.
(Liz is scooping coffee into the tray for the coffee maker)
MARIA: Good. So you're not hurt.
LIZ: Hurt?
MARIA: Well, by the way it happened. I mean, it kind of seems like it was more his decision than yours.
(Liz scoops more and more coffee into the tray)
LIZ: No, not at all. Ok? I mean...yes, technically, he is the one who ended it, but...no. It was mutual, you know? It was, like...it was, like, 90% mutual.
MARIA: Liz, that's enough coffee.
LIZ: Yeah, ok.



MAX: So how's it goin'?
LIZ: It's great. It's, um...it's really great.
MAX: Good.
LIZ: So, um...you know, about the game today and the fact that we all have seats together? You know, the way that I see it, it's just a basketball game. We'll go, and we'll watch, and then we'll leave. It doesn't have to be a big deal.
MAX: I agree. It's no big deal.
LIZ: It doesn't...have to be this whole awkward thing.



LIZ: Come on! Kyle!
(Kyle falls to the floor trying to get a loose ball and sprains his ankle)
KYLE: God! Ohh! Ohh!
(Max notices Liz's obvious concern for Kyle)
(At Crashdown, Liz is packing up a pie to go and Max greets her)
MAX: New home delivery service?
LIZ: Oh. No, actually, I was just bringing a pie over to Kyle's.
MAX: Oh.
LIZ: Yeah. I heard that he, uh, broke his ankle, so...
MAX: That's too bad.
LIZ: Yeah. I kind of, uh, feel a little bit responsible because I distracted him at the game and...anyway...it's not a big deal. It's just...
MAX: A pie.
LIZ: Right. Uh...I'll see you.



KYLE: But anyway, I just...I think it would be great if...you know, if we could, you know, maybe we could be friends.
LIZ: Well, it...um...sure. We could...you know, we could work towards that.
KYLE: So...anyway, about, uh, about lunch...
LIZ: Oh, yeah.
KYLE: I was hoping for something high in both fat and cholesterol and lacking in any inherent nutritional value.
LIZ: I think that you are just in luck. Let me show you. Right here on the menu us our fatty section. This right here, there's, like, 4 pounds of sugar...
(Max arrives at the Crashdown and sees that Liz and Kyle are becoming friendly with each other again)



(Max watches Liz through the window of the Crashdown Cafe and then taps on it softly)
LIZ: What's up?
MAX: Nothing. How's it going?
LIZ: Fine. Are you all right?
MAX: Yeah. Yeah.
MAX: I just...I want you to know that it's ok. I mean...you don't have to feel uncomfortable if you and Kyle get back together.
LIZ: What?
MAX: I saw you two together at the Crashdown yesterday.
LIZ: Ok, um...Max, first of all, that couldn't be further from what's happening, and secondly...if it was happening, I wouldn't need your permission, Max.
MAX: I'm getting out of here. Now you sound like Isabel.
LIZ: Why do I sound like Isabel, Max?
MAX: She's got this thing all of a sudden that I'm controlling.
LIZ: Oh, so it's HER thing.
MAX: What?
LIZ: Max, just take a psych class, because you ARE controlling.
MAX: Hey, I am who I am. I've got a lot going on, and I'm trying to make things work.
LIZ: Max, you know what your problem is? You put everything on yourself...on your own shoulders. Maybe you should have some faith in the people around you.






1.12 Into the Woods

LIZ: Who's Max meeting in the eraser room?
MARIA: Ixnay on the ining-pay, remember?
LIZ: No, I am not pining. I'm just...I am just curious, that's all. I hate not knowing what's going on with Max.
MARIA: His decision, if I recall.



MARIA: See what I'm saying? These Czechoslovakians have way too weird of an effect on us. And if you don't stay away from them, Liz, I'm gonna be picking up the pieces of your heart for the rest of your life.
LIZ: No, you're not, because I am staying away from him, Maria. Max and I haven't even talked to each other for days.
MARIA: Really?
LIZ: Yes.
MARIA: Then why has he been staring at you since he came in?
LIZ: He has?
MARIA: Am I gonna have to do an intervention with you? Liz, make him think that you are over him, that your life is so exciting. Lie if you have to. It's for your own good.
MAX: Hey.
LIZ: Hey.
MAX: Um, thanks. Haven't seen you in a couple of days.
LIZ: I...uh, it's been kind of busy.
MARIA: She means she's been kind of busy. Actually, we've both been kind of busy.
MICHAEL: Yeah, I can see that.
MARIA: You know, getting ready for the big weekend and all.
MAX: You have a big weekend?
MARIA: Dates. We have dates. With men.
MICHAEL: Men?
MARIA: These college guys that we met during winter break and, um, they're taking us out for dinner...an expensive dinner.
MAX: Great. Well, have a good time.
(Max and Michael leave)
LIZ: Maria, look, I know that you're just trying to, you know, be helpful and everything but I...
MARIA: But nothing. Liz, trust me. It's for your own good. Ok?
LIZ: Yeah.



LIZ: Oh, my God! Maria, what am I gonna do? He's here.
MARIA: Ok, no problem. Let's just, um, let's tell them that the 2 college guys had midterms, and we're gonna meet them next week in Albuquerque.
LIZ: Maria, having a life is one thing, but having a whole fantasy life is just a little bit troubling, don't you think?



MAX: No, uh, expensive dinner?
MARIA: Actually, there's been a change in plans.



(Max walks up to Liz as she is brushing her teeth)
MAX: Always be prepared.
LIZ: Well, contrary to what what some people might think, gambling is not a dental hygiene alternative.
MAX: Liz, wait. Is this the way...things are gonna be between us from now on?
LIZ: I think you were the one that wanted it this way.
MAX: No, I didn't. I wanted us...to slow down, not screech to a halt.
LIZ: Well, then you should let me in, Max. You know, I know what's going on. I've been...I have been waiting for you to be the one to bring it up, but you don't. You're here because of the sighting, Max.
MAX: Please, no one else can know.
LIZ: Max, I know you think...that we shouldn't be together, and maybe you're right. But you made me a part of this.



VOICEOVER: I guess everyone has their reasons for keeping people away, an instinct to protect yourself from getting hurt. It's part of human nature. I just wish Max would understand that...that he would realize that he's not that different from us at all. Maybe then we'd have a chance.



LIZ: Don't leave me out of this, Max...please.



MAX: Can't outrun them. They're too fast.
ISABEL: What are we gonna do?
MAX: I don't know.
LIZ: You guys just keep going.
MAX: What?
LIZ: Maria and I'll stay here and just let them catch us.
MAX: Liz, no.
LIZ: No, Max, it's all right. We'll just say that we got lost in the woods. This is too important. Keep going.
MAX: Are you sure?
LIZ: Yeah. The important thing is you just find what you're looking for.
MAX: I will.
LIZ: All right. Go. Isabel, go. Go!






1.13 The Convention

(Max drags Michael into one of the rooms in the UFO Center)
MAX: Michael, I've got to talk to you about something...personal.
MICHAEL: Nothing's too personal.
MAX: How'd you do it with Maria?
MICHAEL: Too personal.
MAX: No, I mean...how did you stop? I can't stop thinking about Liz. Everytime I see her, she just starts going into slow motion.
MICHAEL: Maxwell, you've gotta be strong. You can't let yourself be led around by your...energy source. It wasn't easy for me, either, but you gotta throw yourself into something else...anything else. Something just to get your mind off her.
MAX: Throw myself into something.



MILTON: The problem is I'm overwhelmed here. The press is buzzing around like flies. And the celebrities, they're making my life a living hell. Oh, well, it's no wonder my cyadic nerve is acting up.
MAX: Well, maybe I could take on more.
MILTON: More?
MAX: More work, more responsibilities. I've actually been looking for something to throw myself into.



(Max is distracted all of a sudden because Liz just entered the UFO Center and is walking straight towards him)
MICHAEL: Mud.
MAX: What?
MICHAEL: When you're with her, think about mud. It helped me.
MAX: Michael, I don't need some trick. I can handle this.
LIZ: Hi, um, I just wanted to talk to you about the luncheon that we're catering.
MAX: Oh, yeah, if it's work-related, sure. It's just...I'm kind of busy.
LIZ: Ok, um, I'll just...come over...it's just that, um...Larry and Jennifer are back. You know, the ones that were there the day that I got shot? And now, Jennifer won't leave. She just planted herself in the Crashdown.
(Max's mind starts to wander and he sees Liz talking in slow motion)
LIZ: It's like, I don't know, she's been sitting there for hours. And it kind of feels like she's been watching me or something. So I came here to tell you that they're here, in case anything should happen...I want you...
MAX: Mud.
LIZ: What?
MAX: Pie. Mud pie. For the lunch the Crashdown is catering tomorrow. I was thinking about mud pie.
LIZ: Ok, um, I'll see if I can arrange it.
MAX: I gotta go. I'm really busy.
LIZ: Ok.



(Jen and Liz are bonding at the Crashdown)
JEN: I love Larry. That's the problem. He proposed a year ago. We bought a van to drive to California to get married. It was only supposed to be a 2 week trip. And then we stopped in here for breakfast that day. And we've been on the road ever since.
LIZ: No marriage license?
JEN: You know how guys get hooked on things? So obsessed with something, they forget about you?
LIZ: Yeah.
JEN: Larry's been chasing UFOs ever since that day. In the beginning I was kind of into it...but now I'm tired of adventure. I just want to settle down. I really want a normal guy.
LIZ: I can understand that.
JEN: You got one, too, huh? A unique boyfriend?
LIZ: Unique? Yeah, that's a good word for Max.
JEN: Max?



ALEX: Hey, listen...let me ask you guys a question. As women, do you find that all men are obsessive?
AMY: Yes.
LIZ: Absolutely.
MARIA: No question.
AMY: They find something...
MARIA: Usually something completely inane and useless.
LIZ: Oh, like football.
EVERYONE: Or UFOs.
AMY: Oh, and then they just don't let it go!
JEN: Until it consumes every waking minute of their day! Sorry. Couldn't help but deeply relate.
LIZ: Yeah, but then they use it as an excuse.
AMY: Oh, whenever it's convenient for them...
MARIA: To just completely ignore you.
AMY: Yeah, and it's so clear why they're doing it.
LIZ: Oh, yeah. It's an avoidance thing.
JEN: They hide behind their obsession!
AMY: Because what they really are is afraid.
MARIA: Deathly afraid.
LIZ: Of commitment.
ALEX: Ok. I got it. Crystal clear. But...what if, uh, there's a guy whose obsession is a woman?
EVERYONE: Oh!
AMY: Oh, yeah, right.
LIZ: Dream on.






1.14 Blind Date

KYLE: Evans. I know your pain, man.
MAX: I'm just fine, Kyle.
KYLE: I was in denial in the beginning, too. I mean...one minute she's telling me I'm the only one. Next, she's making goo-goo eyes at you. I can't deny it hurt. All break-ups do, huh?
MAX: We didn't break up, kyle.
KYLE: Max, Max, Max, don't...don't lie to yourself like this.
MAX: We didn't break up because we were never together.
KYLE: Whoa, she really did a number on you, didn't she? But I've come to realize that's her pattern. Her M.O. She's a man-eater. And I pity the fool that radio station fixes her up with, because...she's gonna fall in love, and then the hunger begins all over again. See ya.



DJ: You mean to tell me you don't already have a boyfriend?
LIZ: Um...no, not right now.
DJ: Well, whoever let you get away is gonna be kickin' himself when you're out with your dream date on Friday night. Now answer some questions for me now, Liz. Do you like blondes or brunettes?
LIZ: Uh, brunettes.
DJ: Ok. Home town boys or out-of-towners?
LIZ: Well, um...home town boys are ok, but...
DJ: I hear the sound of broken hearts all over Roswell. Brainiac or class clown?
LIZ: Yeah, I'm not into clowns.
DJ: Open books or challenges?
LIZ: Yeah, I guess I'm always up for a challenge.
DJ: It sounds like we've gotta find you a serious, dark-haired, mystery man from an exotic place by Friday night! Is Liz Parker's Mr. Right listening out there?



LIZ: Yeah but, Maria, look, this is serious, ok? This contest has completely taken over my life.
MARIA: Ok, have you thought about Max today?
LIZ: No, I...I haven't really had any time.
MARIA: Mission accomplished. And besides, it's gonna be over after the concert tonight, ok?



(Liz is dressed up, getting ready for her date, and sees Max standing outside her window)
LIZ: What are you doing here, Max?
MAX: I couldn't just let you find another guy. I love you, Liz. I'll always love you.
(Max moves to kiss Liz and they share a long kiss, until a car horn breaks up Liz's daydream)
MARIA: Get your butt down there, girl. True love awaits.



KYLE: Maybe getting you drunk wasn't such a good idea.
MAX: No, no, you were right.
KYLE: I was?
MAX: Yeah. All the stuff you said...about me, about Liz. I've been keeping all this stuff inside...not confronting the horrible, ugly truth of it all. I've been hiding for years, Kyle. Years. But it's time the real Max comes out.
KYLE: He wouldn't be gay, by any chance, would he?
MAX: You're funny, kyle. You're really funny. No matter how much of a jackass you're being...you always know how to turn a phrase.
KYLE: You think I'm a jackass?
MAX: Yeah, see? See? Secret-keeper Max would never say that to your face. But the real Max...he'll tell you everything he thinks. No inhibitions. You should try it.
KYLE: Ok, so let's be brutally honest with each other here, shall we? You and Liz are in love.
MAX: No flies on you, Kyle.
KYLE: Ok, so then why aren't you together?
MAX: The problem is that I'm a serious, dark-haired mystery man from an exotic place.
KYLE: But that's exactly what she wants.
MAX: Women.
KYLE: Yeah. Go figure. We're a couple of big, fat losers, Evans.
MAX: Well, that's a little harsh, don't you think?
KYLE: Not harsh, but true. I mean, the point is we've let ourselves sink. I mean, look at us. We're beaten.
MAX: Not unless we give up.
KYLE: Well, in case you haven't noticed, we're here in the gutter while she's off smooching with dogboy.
MAX: We're gonna win her back.
KYLE: We are?
MAX: We're gonna show her how we feel about her and she's gonna forget all about Mr. Shallow and come back to us.
KYLE: Shellow.
MAX: Come on.
KYLE: Well, how do we split her up, exactly? Every other week? Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, alternate Saturdays?



LIZ: I, um, I guess that's sort of a contradiction in terms. You know. Being normal in Roswell.
DOUG: No wonder you entered the contest. I mean, who are you gonna find in a town like this, anyway? An alien? So, what's good here? Besides the waitresses.
LIZ: Oh, um. You know, I don't...I don't want to miss the concert. My friends are playing, and I'd just really like to go see it.



MAX: It's a symbol of my love. This is where I blew it with her...so this is where I'm gonna make things right. Done.
KYLE: Nice.
MAX: Thanks.
KYLE: Girls always like that meaningful stuff. I suck at that. So tell me the truth, does it really get you farther?
MAX: What do you mean?
KYLE: You know...farther. All right, listen, I'll tell you if you tell me. How far did you and Liz get?
MAX: We saw into each other's souls. How about you?
KYLE: Second base.
MAX: Well, we can't win them all. Come on, let's go.
KYLE: Wait, wait, wait. We can't leave now.
MAX: Why not?
KYLE: Well, look where we are. Liz's bedroom. It's Mecca.



KYLE: Top drawer. Always lingerie. Dare I?
(Max sees a picture of Liz with Alex and Maria. He uses his power to put his face on Alex's body)
KYLE: The secrets of femininity, so close. Who knows what I may discover.
(Liz bursts into the room suddenly with Doug behind her)
LIZ: Kyle, what are you do...Max.
KYLE: Now, Liz, before you jump to any conclusion, I think you ought to know that we are really...really drunk.
DOUG: Who are these guys?
KYLE: We're the ex-es. The rejects. Actually, if you must know, we're here to win her back.
LIZ: Kyle, what did you do to him?
MAX: Now don't you go and tell her anything I've been talking about tonight. It's private.
KYLE: Oh, your secret's safe with me, pal.
LIZ: Um, look, um, Kyle, anything that Max has told you or anything that you've seen him do tonight, is a lie. Cuz Max, um...he has this problem. He...when he's drunk he sort of has a tendency to make things up. Right, Max?
MAX: But this is the first time I've ever been drunk.
LIZ: Would you two just excuse us, please for one second?
DOUG: No, this is supposed to be...
KYLE: This is none of your business, Shallow. And you're looking at 160 pounds of varsity greco-roman wrestler who's gonna keep it that way.
DOUG: Yeah.
KYLE: Ha ha ha ha. No.
(Liz and Max go out to the roof)
LIZ: Ok, Max, look, we've just got to get you somewhere safe until you sober up.
MAX: I don't think that's gonna happen.
LIZ: Why not?
MAX: All I had was one little sip...and it's not wearing off.
LIZ: Oh.
MAX: You like it?
(Max makes the symbol he drew glow like a neon sign)



(Max and Liz are running down a dark street)
LIZ: Max! Max, please. We have to stop. Please, we have to stop.
MAX: Let's just keep running, you and me, away from here, away from everything. I see everything so clearly now. We'll go someplace where no one knows us. As long as we're together, nothing else matters.
LIZ: You're drunk. Nothing that you're saying is true.
MAX: It's all true, Liz. It's how I really feel. It's all just magic when I think about you.
(Max touches a lamp post and causes the light to shine in a pattern)
LIZ: Max, turn it off. Anyone can see.
MAX: And when I'm not with you...I go crazy.
(Max touches a car and the car alarm goes off)
LIZ: Max.
MAX: When you're here...
LIZ: Oh, Max. Please.
MAX: You're my dream girl, Liz.
LIZ: And what if I believe you tonight?
MAX: Then we live happily ever after.
LIZ: And then what about tomorrow...when you go back to realizing who you really are, and all of your fantasies go away.
MAX: I'll still have you.
LIZ: This can never be normal, Max.
(Max touches the tops of some parking meters, and they start sparkling)
MAX: What's so great about normal?



DJ: Or Max, who kidnapped you, and vandalized your home? What do you have to say for yourselves, men?
DOUG: I thought she just wanted a normal date.
DJ: Ok, go for it, Kyle.
KYLE: Hey, I'm just happy to be nominated...and I think I'm gonna puke.
DJ: All right. Well, convince her, Max.
(Max steps towards Liz, puts his arms around her, and gives her a long, passionate kiss. Max and Liz see flashbacks of all the great times they spent with each other)
DJ: Well, it looks like we've found our winner.
(Max seems a bit dazed, then regains his senses, and realizes where he is and what he just did. He walks off into the crowd)
MAX: I'm sorry. I...I don't know what I...I shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry.
MARIA: We have to do something.
(Liz runs after Max)
LIZ: Wait, Max. Max. Did you really mean everything that you said when we were alone tonight?
MAX: I don't remember. What did I say? I didn't mean to ruin your night.
LIZ: You didn't.

 






1.15 Independence Day



(Maria and Liz are talking in a hallway at school)
LIZ: I don't even know how to explain it, Maria, but listen. Are you listening to me?
MARIA: I'm listening.
LIZ: When Max kissed me, it was like, I don't know. Ok, it was like I saw things, all right? I...I could like, feel the universe...
MARIA: Ok, ok, stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop.
LIZ: What?
MARIA: All right. I have just the thing for you, all right? Open your mouth.
LIZ: What?
MARIA: Just open your mouth, ok?
LIZ: Ok, fine. Oh, that...that's really gross. What is it?
MARIA: What is it? It's grief relief.
LIZ: What?
MARIA: I got it at my mother's shop. It's this herbal remedy that shocks the body back into reality when the mind's gone into overload. Veterinarians use it to calm wild animals.
LIZ: Oh, well that...that's great.
MARIA: Here, you can have this, and any time you feel yourself spiraling out of control, put 4 drops under your tongue, ok?
LIZ: Ok.
MARIA: Now would be a good time.
(Max walks towards Liz)
LIZ: Hey.
MAX: Hi. What's that?
LIZ: Oh, um, it...it's nothing. You know, Max, the other night, when...when we kissed, I, um...
MAX: Yeah.
(Isabel walks up to Liz and Max and interrupts them)
(after Isabel finishes telling Max something . . . )
MAX: I'll see you later. Sorry.
LIZ: It's ok.



(Maria is giving Liz some advice at the Crashdown)
MARIA: You and me, Liz. We've got to stick together. All right? Hold our ground. No matter how much they try to charm us, they are like a drug, and we have to just say no.
LIZ: Maria, I try and stay away, but I...I can't help myself.
(Max walks into the Crashdown and looks around for Liz)
LIZ: He obviously feels the same way.
MARIA: Ok. Do you remember that commercial? When the girl takes the pan and bashes up the kitchen? Ok. This is your brain on Max.



(Liz and Maria are talking at the Crashdown)
LIZ: You know, what you said really made sense, and I've been sticking to it. And you would be so proud of me. I mean, just last night even, I said it really clearly. No. Of course, Max wasn't there...but when he is there, I'll be ready for him. Are you even listening to me?
MARIA: Oh, sorry. I'm sorry.



(Liz is watching the stars with her telescope on her roof when Max stops by)
MAX: Liz, I'm sorry. I...
LIZ: No. It's ok.
MAX: I know we've been needing to talk.
LIZ: Yeah, there's...there's some more important things to talk about though, and...I heard about Michael. Are you ok?
MAX: Not really. I've just never seen him so upset. I have this weird feeling that...he's just gonna leave without even saying goodbye.
LIZ: You know, maybe, because if he did...he wouldn't be able to go through with it.
MAX: I can't lose him.






1.16 Sexual Healing

(Girls locker room at West Roswell High, where Liz is fantasizing about Max meeting her there)
VOICEOVER: It's February 20th. I'm Liz Parker, and lately I've been having these feelings, like I'm changing inside, and part of me doesn't want to change. Part of me always wants to be my mom's little girl. But the thing is, these feelings are strong...dangerous, undeniable. It's like I have no choice. It's like...chemical.
(Scene shifts to the Crashdown where Liz has been sitting on a stool daydreaming about Max)
MARIA: Liz, nice strawberries.
(Liz breaks out of her daydream and knocks over a basket of strawberries)
MARIA: Are you ok?
LIZ: Yeah, I'm...I'm fine.
(Max walks into the Crashdown in search of Liz)
MARIA: You have a visitor. Mmm. Sweet.
(Maria walks by Max and gives him a strawberry)
MAX: Hey.
LIZ: Hey.
MAX: I hope this isn't my fault.
LIZ: Why would this be your fault?
MAX: If I startled you.
LIZ: No. You know, I always knock over strawberries this time of day. Always. I'm just gonna go get more berries from...
MAX: Well, wait. Here's another one.
(Liz goes into the kitchen area and Max follows her)
LIZ: What are you doin' here, Max?
MAX: Well, I have orders from my planet to take over the Earth.
LIZ: Besides that.
MAX: I want to make sure we can still be friends.
LIZ: Yeah. I mean, we are.
MAX: Good.
LIZ: Why wouldn't we be?
MAX: We really haven't been able to talk since...that night.
LIZ: Max, people do a lot of dumb things when they're drunk. Anyway, I understand.
MAX: And we're friends?
LIZ: Yeah. We're friends.
MAX: Just friends?
LIZ: Yeah. We're just friends.
(Liz turns around and starts to leave and Max grabs her and they start making out. As Liz becomes overwhelmed with emotion, she sees images of something flying through space)



MARIA: Liz, you did not look normal.
LIZ: I didn't feel normal, Maria. I...it was the most amazing, incredible...
MARIA: Unbelievable, awe-inspiring...
LIZ: No, Maria. This was different.
MARIA: Different how?
LIZ: Um...like beyond.
MARIA: Wait.
LIZ: What?
MARIA: You guys didn't go...beyond?
LIZ: No no no.
MARIA: Gonna say...you were only out for 5 minutes.
LIZ: I know. Listen, Maria, if I...when...when...when I actually do it, it is not gonna be in between a plate of Kielbasa and a deep fryer.
MARIA: Hmm.
LIZ: I saw things, Maria. Did you see things when you and Michael kissed?
MARIA: What exactly did you see?
LIZ: Stars.



(At school, Alex and Maria are walking down a hallway)
MARIA: I have never seen her like this.
ALEX: So this was like the kiss of the millennium?
MARIA: Alex, if they actually do it, she'll probably explode.
ALEX: Or maybe she'll explode if they don't do it.



(Max enters Astronomy class and his face lights up as he looks at Liz and sits next to her)
ASTRO TEACHER: Ok, people. Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon. Created in the millisecond after the Big Bang. These simple molecules are the basis of all possible life forms in the universe, present and unaccounted for...or, so we think. The conceit that alien life forms would be like us in any essential way would be, uh, the wishful thinking of a lonely planet that once believed it was the center of the universe. So, we're going to combine hydrogen, liquid oxygen, and carbon today. Obviously, I don't expect any of you to create life here in third period science.
(As Mr. Seligman, the astro teacher, talks about science, Max and Liz flirt with each other. Liz mouths a "hello" to Max, who responds with a "hi". Max writes something on a slip of paper and passes it to Liz. Liz drops her pencil, and Max kneels down to pick it up. He touches Liz's hand and Liz starts to get a flood of images of something travelling through space. Liz starts to moan with all the feelings she's experiencing, which disrupts the class)
LIZ: Ahh! Ohh!
ASTRO TEACHER: Ms. Parker! Have you had an insight you wish to share with the rest of the class?
LIZ: No.
(Max stands up, looking a bit guilty)
ASTRO TEACHER: Mr. Evans?
MAX: I was just returning her pencil.
ASTRO TEACHER: I'd like to see both of you immediately after last period today in my classroom. The primordial experience known as...detention.
(Liz opens the slip of paper that Max had written a message on and reads the message: "Eraser Room? 6th Period?")



(Max and Liz are making out in the eraser room again. Max sees an image of Liz as a little girl trying on makeup and dressing up in front of a mirror)
LIZ: What?
MAX: Nothing.
LIZ: Ahh! Max, hold me.
(Liz sees the image of the saucer flying towards Earth and crashing into the desert)



MAX: They're Liz's personal thoughts, Michael...not secrets.
MICHAEL: Ok, yeah, so they're personal thoughts. How do you know they're real?
MAX: I'm not sure.
ISABEL: Can't you just ask her?
MAX: I don't want to embarrass her.
MICHAEL: Maxwell, if this is real...if there's any chance this is real, you owe it to us and to yourself to find out.



MARIA: Oh, my God. Liz. Liz.
LIZ: Mmm. What?
MARIA: Come here. Come here.
COACH: Let's go, girls.
MARIA: Just go look in the mirror.
LIZ: Why? What is it?
COACH: De Luca. Parker. Now!
MARIA: Coming. Ok, I'll cover for you. Just go.
LIZ: Ok.
(Liz walks back towards her locker to go look in a mirror and sees Max walks into the locker room)
LIZ: Max!
MAX: Liz.
LIZ: What are you doing here?
MAX: I just...I wanted to see you.
LIZ: Here?
MAX: I had to know if something was real.
LIZ: If what was real?
MAX: Well, just like you seeing things...I've seen things. And...one of those...things...
(Max slowly looks around the room and there's a slight air of familiarity as in focuses on a shower head)
LIZ: You saw my fantasy?
MAX: I had to know if...if...what I saw was...really from you or if it was just my imagination, which...it definitely...definitely could've been. Except...I've never been in the girls' locker room. And now that I see it, and...well, it...it is the same room...I know I didn't make it up.
LIZ: This is really horrible.
MAX: No, Liz. It's incredible, really.
LIZ: This is not incredible.
MAX: Wait. Please? Listen. Please? The main thing is...I didn't just see what you saw. I felt...what you felt...when you saw me. And I never thought anyone could really...ever feel that way about me.
LIZ: Really?
COACH: Parker!
(Liz motions to Max for him to follow her and they hide in one of the shower stalls)
COACH: Parker!
(The PE teacher leaves)
MAX: Uh...Liz?
LIZ: What?
MAX: You have a hickey...and it's glowing.



MAX: Uh, listen...Liz is on her way over.
ISABEL: Ok. We'll leave.
MAX: You guys don't have to leave.
MICHAEL: Go for it, Maxwell, for the good of all mankind, you lucky, undeserving dog.
MAX: Michael, that's not what this is about for me.
MICHAEL: Don't make me beg you to do what you and Liz obviously want to do anyways. I really don't see a problem with it.
MAX: The problem is treating someone I care about like a thing...to be used.
MICHAEL: What, and that's what I'm about? Is that what you're saying?
MAX: The words are coming from your mouth, Michael.
ISABEL: Ok, you guys, stop. Enough.
MICHAEL: Listen, Maxwell...you are a sensitive guy. And you have available to you one of the top 3 seduction lines in history...with "it's gonna help me find my home planet". And you're refusing to use it. No guy is that sensitive. Use it.



LIZ: Max. I need to find out where all this leads, too. Look.
(Liz shows Max a strange rash that has appeared on her shoulder. Max puts his hand over it and it disappears)
MAX: It's gone.
LIZ: Thanks.
(Max moves his hand down Liz's arm, and a glowing light follows his hand)
LIZ: Max...do you understand any of this?
MAX: No.
LIZ: Can you take your shirt off?
MAX: Can I? Yeah.
(Max takes off his shirt and Liz tries to create a glowing light on Max's body by running her hand over his chest)
LIZ: I can't do it to you.
MAX: I'm glowing everywhere...my toes, my heart. You can't see it. It's on the inside.
LIZ: No, Max. We can't do this.
MAX: I know.
LIZ: You know, could I, uh..could I get sick?
MAX: I don't know anything. I don't even know who I am.
LIZ: You know, the...the mark went away because...because you touched it. Maybe...maybe it came because we were away for...too long. That sounds really crazy, but...it would be a complete disaster.
MAX: I can't ask you to do anything that might hurt you in any way.
LIZ: I know.
MAX: And I have no idea what that is...and what's right...or wrong.
LIZ: I know. I mean...and you know things...about me that you, um...that you shouldn't know. And my mother...my mother, who I love, is just gonna kill me...if i don't die from this.
MAX: You're right.
LIZ: I can't stop.



(Maria is driving Liz home)
MARIA: Liz, what was going on in there?
LIZ: What was going on?
MARIA: Yeah, it looked like it was getting pretty serious...like, very serious.
LIZ: Maria, I have my mother for these lectures.
MARIA: I'm worried for you.
LIZ: Why?
MARIA: Because this isn't you.
LIZ: Yes, Maria, see...this is. This is me. I'm sitting right next to you.
MARIA: I just don't want you to go too far.
LIZ: I think I want to.
MARIA: Are you crazy? This is dangerous. This isn't like a game! We don't even know what could happen!
LIZ: Look who's talking! You were the first one to take the plunge, Maria!
MARIA: Michael and I just kissed. Ok, fine. We did a little more than kissing. But, look, I wasn't getting visions, and I didn't have glowing hickeys and rashes and...look, Liz, the bottom line is that we don't know what this is about, all right? Female spiders can, you know, bite off the males' heads after they mate. What if they need someone to mate with to get certain information, you know? And then...Blttt! You know?
LIZ: What're you been trying to say? That Max is just gonna bite my head off?
MARIA: Uh, no. What I'm saying is, how do you know that he's not like using you?
LIZ: Maria, because it...it...it feels right. I'm sorry. It feels right in a way that nothing has felt right in my life before.



(Max and Liz are in the desert trying to follow Liz’s vision.)
LIZ: I guess we could just start...digging.
MAX: Or, uh...
LIZ: Or, um...we could look for the next clue.
MAX: Yeah. The clue idea seems more, uh...
LIZ: More efficient.
MAX: Yeah. Right this minute...I can't...not touch you.
LIZ: Let's just lie down.
(Max unfolds a blanket and spreads it out on the ground)
MAX: Are you scared?
LIZ: Well, I know I'm supposed to be, but...I'm just gonna put myself in your hands.
(A howl is heard)
LIZ: What's that?
MAX: It's a coyote.
(Max and Liz kiss some more and Liz winds up lying down on the blanket)
MAX: Are you sure?
(A beeping sound is heard)
LIZ: Oh, my God. Max, that's it.
MAX: What?
LIZ: That's the sound I heard in my vision.



LIZ: Max...everything that we did, everything we felt...was it...was it all just about this...this thing? You know, we don't even know what it is.
MAX: Yet.
LIZ: Max, was it ever just about us? You and me? Because a person could feel like they just served their purpose. You know, like being used.
MAX: Is that what you think? Because you're not the only one who could worry about being used. I mean, some girls would give a lot to see themselves fly through outer space. You know, I'm sure it doesn't compare to other things you could be doing, like watching Kyle barf after a beer blast.
LIZ: I can't believe you just said that.
MAX: Why not?
LIZ: Because it really happened.
MAX: You're kidding me.
LIZ: No. I swear. Last summer. It was a really hot night...
MAX: You know what? No, no...don't tell me.
LIZ: Ok, so what you're saying is that you saved me from a life of watching Kyle barf.
MAX: Liz Parker...I don't think that was ever gonna be your destiny.
LIZ: No?
MAX: No.
LIZ: Ok. Fine. If you know so much, then tell me, Max...what's my destiny?
MAX: I only know the part I'm hoping for.
(Episode fades out as Max and Liz hold hands and walk into the Crashdown Cafe)






1.17 Crazy

(In this episode Max and Liz are portrayed as the perfect couple to contrast Michael and Maria’s relationship.)



(Max and Isabel enter the Crashdown)
LIZ: Would you?
(Maria nods)
LIZ: Thanks. Table 5.
MARIA: Is that so hard?
MICHAEL: What?
MARIA: Acting like a real couple, kissing, arms around each other's shoulders, actually excited to see one another.
MICHAEL: Overrated.
LIZ: Look, if we leave right now, we can make the 7:35. I won't even change.
ISABEL: Leave? We just got here.
MAX: We kind of planned on seeing a movie.
LIZ: Maria, would you mind?
MARIA: Go ahead.
LIZ: Thank you.
MARIA: Live the life I so desperately want.
MICHAEL: It's kind of immature, really.
MARIA: Really.
MICHAEL: Just a couple of horndogs looking for a place to make out. I mean, we don't need that. We got my apartment, you know?
ISABEL: I guess I'll just have the special.
MICHAEL/MARIA: Uhh...we're closing early.
(Max and Liz are kissing in Max's jeep in a secluded woodsy area)
LIZ: Do you mind missing the movie?
MAX: I heard it got bad reviews.



(Maria walks over to Liz)
MARIA: Hey, Gidget. You got some flowers from moondoggie.
LIZ: I did? Oh, my God. Wow.
(Maria looks over Liz's shoulder as Liz opens the note)
LIZ: Maria.
MARIA: Come on. Just let me see what I'm missing, please.
LIZ: He's so romantic. He wants me to meet him at the restaurant where we had our first date. He just keeps on getting more and more wonderful every day.
MARIA: Mr. Wonderful.
(The flowers turned out to be from Topolski, who wanted to meet with Liz alone.)



(Max and Michael arrive at the Crashdown for their double date.)
LIZ: Hi.
MAX: Hi. This is for you.
LIZ: Oh, thank you. It's bubble bath.
MAX: It's supposed to make your skin soft.
LIZ: Thanks.






1.18 Tess, Lies and Videotape



(Episode starts out at the Crashdown with Max and Isabel sitting at the counter. Liz is working.)
MAX: Uh, Miss.
LIZ: Uh, yes, sir?
MAX: Refill, please.
LIZ: It would be my pleasure.
ISABEL: God, do you have to do that?
MAX: What?
ISABEL: Be so public. I mean, it's kind of creepy.



(Max and Liz go into the kitchen.)
LIZ: Max, look, I have to get back to work.
MAX: Shh, Liz, just...
(They kiss.)
MAX: I just really needed to do that.
LIZ: `K.
(They kiss again, but Max has a flash/dream that he's kissing Tess.)
LIZ: Max. Max. Max. Where'd you go? Did you have another flash?
MAX: Yeah. No. No, I'm fine. I'm just tired, I guess. I'm sorry.
LIZ: That's ok. Look, I gotta get back to work. I'll see you later.



TESS: Although I have to admit, I'm a little bummed your brother is unavailable. I'm sort of into those serious mooded guys.
ISABEL: Yeah, well, you can forget it. He's a total goner. You should hear him talk about her. "Oh Liz is my soul mate. I never felt like this before." It's enough to make you want to gag.
TESS: That's weird. I thought I felt him...
ISABEL: What?
TESS: Nothing. I'm sure it was nothing.



(Max goes to the front of the room, and grabs Tess off her stool, kisses her wildly as he lays her down on the teachers desk.)
TESS: Max, you're on fire. Oh, Max. You're on fire.
(He snaps out of his dream.)
TESS: Max. You're on fire.
(In the girls' bathroom.)
MARIA: Liz, Max was on fire.
LIZ: No, Maria, it was an accident.
MARIA: No, really, I did not like the way she was looking at him.
LIZ: Maria, Max and I are together now, and I don't have anything to worry about.
(In the boys' bathroom.)
MAX: Michael, I'm worried.
MICHAEL: You should be.
MAX: It's not about Valenti. It's about Tess, Isabel's friend. I'm having these daydreams about her.
MICHAEL: Daydreams?
MAX: Yeah, where we're together...you know, together.
MICHAEL: I guess you're only human after all, huh?
(In the girls' bathroom.)
MARIA: Max isn't human. What if Czechoslovakians can't resist temptation?
LIZ: Ok, so what you're saying is that this not only a romantic problem now, it's, you know, intergalactic. Come on, Maria. Don't you get it? You know, Max and I... we're really... we're really happy together, and...
(In the boys' bathroom.)
MAX: It's me. I'm the problem. Something's happening to me.
MICHAEL: Haven't you ever had a fantasy before?
MAX: This is different. It's out of my control. I can't stop it.
MICHAEL: We'll work it out.
MAX: Thanks for the compassion.
MICHAEL: Valenti has the communicator, and we need to do something about it. This isn't the time for your sex fantasies.
MAX: Michael, I'm telling you, there's something weird about this. It's like she knows something about me that she shouldn't know. I mean, who is she?
MICHAEL: Can you focus? I mean, focus on what's important here, Maxwell.
MAX: Forget about it? Why did I think you'd be any help?



(Nighttime. It's raining and Max is standing outside the Crashdown where Liz is closing up.)
LIZ: What's going on, Max?
MAX: I wanna talk.
LIZ: About what?
MAX: Liz, about what Michael said before, about Tess, I just...I want you to know that I don't feel anything for her. I look at you, and I know you're the person I'm supposed to be with. I've always known it. What happened here that day, when you got shot, and how that brought us together...it's fate. Look at me. You're the one, Liz...the only one. I could never be with anyone else.
(He leaves.)
(Outside the Crashdown, Tess is waiting for Max.)
TESS: Max! My car broke down. Can you believe it?
MAX: No.
TESS: No?
MAX: No, I don't believe it.
TESS: What are you talking about?
MAX: You planned this.
TESS: I planned what?
MAX: To be out here.
TESS: Max, you sound a little crazy.
MAX: You're doing something to me.
TESS: Max, my car broke down. I'm waiting for somebody to help me. I didn't plan anything.
MAX: I'm with Liz.
TESS: I know you are.
MAX: We belong together.
TESS: I'm sure that's true.
MAX: I don't want anyone but her.
TESS: I'm sure you don't.
(They kiss. Max has another flash of him and Tess in the desert holding hands. Liz sees them through the door of the restaurant.)
MAX: Who are you?



(At Michael's apartment.)
MICHAEL: What are you doing here?
MAX: I'm in trouble, Michael. I don't know what's happening to me.
MICHAEL: I'm not in the mood right now, Maxwell.
MAX: I kissed Tess.
MICHAEL: You what?
MAX: It was like... it was like something was controlling me.
MICHAEL: What's wrong with you?
MAX: I'm telling you that it isn't me.
MICHAEL: First you talk to Valenti behind my back, and now you're kissing Tess behind Liz's.
MAX: Michael, you've got to listen to me, please. You're the only one I can talk to about this. I'm telling you, there's something else going on!
(Michael changes the subject to talk about Valenti)



(At the Crashdown, Max, Isabel and Michael are discussing Tess)
(Liz walks in and walks right past Max.)
MAX: Liz?
ISABEL: What was that about?
MICHAEL: That guy's got bigger problems than Valenti and the FBI put together.
(At the lockers in the back of the restaurant.)
MAX: Liz.
LIZ: I saw you, Max.
MAX: Liz, it's not what you think.
LIZ: How could you kiss her?
MAX: I don't know. I don't know what's happening.
LIZ: You know all those thing you said to me, Max? Were any of them true?
MAX: Liz... Liz, you've got to believe me. It wasn't me. She was there. She was waiting for me.
LIZ: Oh, so it's her fault.
MAX: Liz, something is going on with her. I'm telling you, something is not right about her.
LIZ: Not right about her, Max! What are you talking about?
MAX: The way I'm drawn to her, it's not just attraction. It's something else. Please, Liz, you have to have faith in me. In us.
LIZ: To have faith?
MAX: Yes. Until I figure out what's going on. I'm telling you, when I kissed her, I saw things. I had a flash.
LIZ: You had a flash when you kissed her, Max? Like when you kissed me? I guess I'm not so special after all, huh?



(Outside Liz's bedroom. Liz is crying.)
MARIA: Liz, are you ok?
LIZ: No, no. Not really.
MARIA: Michael told me you wanted to talk to somebody. That you needed a friend.
LIZ: Max kissed Tess.
MARIA: You're kidding! You're not kidding. No way, I cannot believe that. What a jerk. Liz, I'm sorry.
LIZ: That's not even like him.
MARIA: I just knew something was up with that chick. No, but you're right. That is so not like Max
LIZ: I'm so confused, Maria.
MARIA: What are you going to do?
LIZ: I don't know.
MARIA: You know that what ever you do, you know I've got your back, right.
LIZ: Yeah, it's like everything I see with my eyes tells me that he's cheating on me. But everything I felt with my heart tells me that he's not.
MARIA: I don't know if Max is lying or what, Liz, I just... I know that you usually go with your heart, so...
LIZ: I've got to find out what going on.



(At the Harding residence.)
TESS: Liz!
LIZ: Hi, can I come in?
TESS: Sure.
LIZ: Thanks. Um, we kinda just need to talk.
TESS: About what?
LIZ: About... you know...about Max. Actually, um, have you ever been in love, Tess?
TESS: I've gone out with a lot of guys, but we move around too much for me to get serious with just one.
LIZ: I'm in love with Max.
TESS: I'm sorry. I don't know what that has to do with me.
LIZ: I saw him kissing you.
TESS: I wish you hadn't. Honestly, I don't know where it came from. It surprised me as much as it did you.
LIZ: Ok, look. The reason I came over here, Tess, is that I just the two of us should just, you know, talk about it and get it out in the open. `Cause I know that you're friends with Isabel, and that we would be seeing each other.
TESS: Liz, you're right. I've just started to make friends here. And I like Isabel, but I like you. And the last thing I want to do is wreck that.
LIZ: You see, it's just, like, he's never done anything like this before.
TESS: It won't happen again, Liz.
LIZ: I wish I could believe that.
TESS: Can I get you anything? A water? A soda?
LIZ: A cup of tea would be great.
TESS: Sure.



(Liz looses contact with Michael, Isabel, Alex, and Maria. Mr. Hardings invites her to dinner as the rest are panicking. Liz asks to call her mom first.)
(At the Evans residence. A phone is ringing.)
MAX: Hello?
LIZ: Hi, Mom.
MAX: Liz?
LIZ: Yeah, it's me, Liz. I just wanted to call and let you know that I'm over at Tess' house.
MAX: What are you doing at Tess' house?
LIZ: Mr. Harding's insisting that I stay for dinner.
MAX: Liz, what's going on? Is something wrong?
LIZ: Um, you...you know that thing we were talking about yesterday, Mom? You're right.
MAX: Liz, stay put, I'll be right there. I won't let anything happen to you.
LIZ: That'd be great.
MAX: I'll be right there!
LIZ: Thanks, Mom.
(Outside the Harding residence.)



(Outside the Harding residence.)
ISABEL: Max! How did you know we were here?
MAX: I didn't. Liz called me.
MARIA: What! When did she call you?
MAX: We have to get her out of there!
MICHAEL: We can't go in there.
MAX: Why not?
MARIA: We could make things worse, that's why not.
MAX: How could they be any worse than they already are? If that really is the FBI in there, who knows what they'll do to her?
MICHAEL: And if you go in there, we know what they'll do to you.
MAX: That's a chance I'll have to take.



(Doorbell rings. Mr. Harding gets up to answer it. Liz grabs the camera.)
MAX: Hi.
MR. HARDING: Hello.
TESS: Max!
MR. HARDING: Max? Liz's Max?
TESS: Dad.
MR. HARDING: How did you know Liz was here?
MAX: Actually, I came to see Tess.
TESS: But we have nothing to talk about.
MAX: But I think we do.
TESS: Look, whatever you think happened before was a mistake - that you made.
MAX: I think we both made a mistake.
LIZ: Ok, well whatever happened, it's over now, so let's just go.
MAX: Liz, I want you to go so that Tess and I can talk.
LIZ: Max, Tess and I have already straightened everything out. I'm not leaving without you.
MAX: Well, I guess we should be going then.
MR. HARDING: But the night's not over.
LIZ: Yes, it is.
MR. HARDING: Aw, we're going to have to do this again sometime, Liz.
(They leave and meet up with everyone outside.)



(At the Warehouse.)
MAX: You put yourself in danger. Thanks for believing in me.
LIZ: I went on faith...a lot of it.
MAX: I know.
LIZ: You know, you still kissed her, Max. I don't know if there'll ever be reason enough to explain that.






1.19 Four Square

(In a hallway at school.)
LIZ: I knew you weren't really falling in love with her.
MAX: That's the truth, Liz. You've got to believe that.
LIZ: I do. And now we know it's really Nasedo.
MAX: And whoever Nasedo really is, it’s using Tess' body to get to me.
LIZ: Right. To manipulate you.
MAX: I can't control myself when I’m with her.



(They follow Tess until she goes into the girls restroom.)
LIZ: Ok, I'll take it from here.
MAX: Wait, I don't want you going in there alone.
LIZ: Max, she still thinks I'm just your girlfriend. She'll never suspect anything.
MAX: She's dangerous. Never forget that.
(In the girls bathroom.)
LIZ: Tess! I thought I saw you come in here.
TESS: Look, Liz, I thought we got everything straightened out last night.
LIZ: We did?
TESS: I mean about Max. We're going to try and be friends, right? All of us.
LIZ: Right, friends.
TESS: Then tell me, why is everybody following me?



LIZ: You know, Max, Maria's right. We don't know what she'll do to you if she ever gets you alone.
MAX: I told you, you don't have to worry.
LIZ: I know. Max, I'm not saying any of this because I'm jealous. It's just that...she's an alien, Max.
MAX: So am I.
LIZ: Yeah but, what if she's...
MAX: The bad kind? One of the monsters people have been so afraid of since the crash?
LIZ: I can't help it. You know, no matter how much I get to know you, Tess, Nasedo, I...she scares me.
MAX: That's why we won't let her win. So go change, we'll go back to the garage and watch her on the monitor.



LIZ: You are who you choose to be. Just like...just like you’re with who you choose to be with.
MAX: I really want to believe that.






1.20 Max to the Max

ISABEL (looking at the book): I think he's right. I mean, we're paired just like in the pods. Max and Tess, me and Michael.
MAX: No, I belong with Liz.
MICHAEL: Not according to this.



(Nasedo, pretending to be Max, and Liz are driving off down the road.)
LIZ: So tell me.
NASEDO: Tell you what?
LIZ: Tell me everything. Isn't that what you said you were going to tell me?
NASEDO: I just wanted you to know, Liz, that nobody will ever come between us. Nobody.
LIZ: Tell me something I don't know. (She kisses him.)
NASEDO: Well, if you keep that up, I'm going to have to pull over.
LIZ: Is that a threat, or is that a promise?
(They pull of the road, and kiss. Liz gets a flash of black and white, desert, lightening, a dead woman. She breaks the kiss.)
NASEDO: What?
LIZ: Nothing.



TESS: You can't deny this, any of you. It's our destiny. It's what we were planned for. Even if you don't want to believe me, you can't hide from the truth.
MAX: It's not about the four of us right now, it's about Liz.
TESS: Liz is human. She has nothing to do with us.
MAX: No, you have nothing to do with us.



(At the Carnival.)
LIZ: I don't believe you.
NASEDO: It's true, Tess and Max were made to be together.
LIZ: But you don't even know what Max and I have. You know, ever since he saved my life at the CrashDown, he changed me. We saw into each other's souls.



TESS: Oh my god, I know what he's doing. He's leading Pierce right to him.
MAX: And to Liz.
MICHAEL: Why?
TESS: He wants to kill him.
MAX: Let's go.
TESS: We can't.
MAX: Yes we can.
TESS: Do you have any idea what Pierce would do if he gets a hold of one of us?
MAX: He's going to get to Liz if we don't get there first.
TESS: Nasedo will take care of Pierce.
MAX: I can't take that chance. I'm not going to let anything happen to Liz.



NASEDO: What are you doing? Get out of here.
MAX: Where's Liz?
NASEDO: Pierce doesn't care about her; he only wants me.
MAX: He wants her, too. He wants all of us. I’m not leaving without her.
NASEDO: I won't let him take you.
LIZ: Max!
MAX: Liz. (A glass wall separates them.) Get out of here.
LIZ: Not without you. Max! Behind you!
(Two FBI guys are in the mirrors behind him. He runs off. Nasedo appears on Liz's side of the glass.)



(Valenti continues to look for Max. He spots him just as the two FBI guys grab him. Nasedo and Liz appear then and also see Max. They run out of the maze and over to a bus.)
NASEDO: Right in here.
LIZ: Max, are you all right? (She kisses him and gets another black and white flash.) You're not Max.
NASEDO: No I'm not. And now I've got to get him back. (Nasedo shape-shifts into a clown and runs into the crowd.)
(Liz runs off of the bus, and into Isabel, Michael and Tess.)
LIZ: Oh god.
ISABEL: Liz. Liz!
LIZ: They have Max. They have Max.
(Michael hugs her.)






1.21 The White Room

LIZ: Bring him back to me.
MICHAEL: I will.



PIERCE: Don't even try. Don't even try to use your abilities, Max. The serum we injected you with is very effective in suppressing the neurotransmitters in your cerebral cortex. Experiments on the alien in the forties taught us that that's where most of your powers come from. Come on, sit down. It's all right. That's not your real weakness, though, is it? You know, I've been going about this the wrong way the whole time. It's not that you're part alien: it's that you're part human. (Max is suddenly restrained in the chair, and Pierce puts a VR visor on Max's head.) You have feelings. (An image of Michael is projected on the visor.) Emotions. (Max sees Isabel.) Friendship. (Maria and Alex appear.) Love. (Liz is last. An image of Liz dead with blood on her face is projected.)
MAX: No! NO!
PIERCE: Trick photography, Max.
MAX: NO! No!
PIERCE: Max, Max! Computer rigged. Virtual reality, Max. It's not real. It's not real. We didn't kill her. We didn't kill her. I just wanted to show you what can happen. What will happen.
MAX: You're evil.
PIERCE: I'm evil? I'm risking my life to save my country, my planet from being colonized by alien life - by you. Tell me where the other one is.
MAX: The other what?
PIERCE: We found this in the crash. We have spent fifty years looking for the other one, and we know you have it. It took a little persuading, but Topolsky told us. Tell me where it is. Tell me. Ok. I'm going to give you a choice, Max. You can either tell me where the other orb is, or you can tell me which one of your friends you want me to kill first. Hmm? And you have ten seconds. Maybe I'll start with Liz.
MAX: Ok, stop it! Stop! I'll tell you where it is, just don't hurt Liz.
PIERCE: Huh. You do have feelings. Just like us. Whatever you are, you better tell me the truth for Liz's sake.






1.22 Destiny

(Liz and Max are making their way down a stream. They come to a junk yard, of sorts.)
LIZ: We've got to hide. Come on, in here. Come on, Max. Come on, in here. Come on. (They enter an overturned delivery truck .) I think we'll be safe in here for a while. They don't know how far down river we got. Max. (They kiss. Liz gets flashes of some of the things that happened to Max in the White room.) Max.



(In the overturned van.)
LIZ: So everything Nasedo told me was true. You and Tess were meant to be together.
MAX: Liz.
LIZ: I mean, it's your destiny, right?
MAX: I wish I could go back Liz. Back to when things were normal.
LIZ: Me, too. I just wish that I could have stopped you from saving my life that day in the CrashDown.
MAX: Don't say that.
LIZ: Max, the day that you saved my life, your life just ended.
MAX: No, that was the day my life began. Liz, when I was in that room, and they did what they did to me. You're what kept me alive. The thought of you. The way your eyes look into mine. Your smile. The touch of your skin. Your lips. Knowing you has made me human. Whether I die tomorrow or fifty years from now, my destiny is the same: it's you. I want to be with you, Liz. I love you.
LIZ: I love you. (They kiss.)



TESS: We have to get Nasedo.
ISABEL: I know where he is.
MAX: We've got to go. Now. I can't make you do this.
LIZ: Max, you're not making me do anything. We choose our own destinies, remember?



TESS: I knew this was meant to be.
MAX: No. (To Liz.) Look, everything I told you before is still true.
LIZ: Max, you do have a destiny. You just heard it. I can't stand in the way of it.
MAX: But you mean everything to me.
(They kiss.)
LIZ: Goodbye, Max.
(She leaves.)
MAX: Liz. (Outside.) Liz. Liz, wait. (She turns to look at him, then runs off.)
MICHAEL: (Restraining him.) You gotta let her go.






2.1 Skin & Bones

LIZ: Hey.
MAX: Hey. Let me ask you a question. I know what you said...that things couldn't go back to the way they were, but pretend they could for just one second. Could you and I go back, too?
LIZ: I...I can't pretend, Max.
(Max touches Liz on her arm and she gets a flood of images)
MAX: What?
LIZ: Nothing. Good night.
MAX: Night, Liz.




2.5 End of the World

FUTURE MAX: I won't leave you.
FUTURE LIZ: No, no, no. Max, you have to.
FUTURE MAX: If I'm successful, if I can do this, you and I won't exist. Not as we do now.
FUTURE LIZ: Max, if you don't do this, we're gonna die. Everyone will. Max, you have to do this. You have to try it.
FUTURE MAX: I'll never see you again.
FUTURE MAX: Thank you.
FUTURE LIZ: For what?
FUTURE MAX: For every kiss, every smile.
FUTURE LIZ: Max, I don't have any regrets.


LIZ: Rah-rah. What?
FUTURE MAX: Nothing. It's just...seeing you at 17 again is making it all come flooding back to me. How my stomach used to rumble every time I saw you.
LIZ: So, um...did we get married?
FUTURE MAX: Liz, you know I can't...
LIZ: You...I know, you can't talk about it. I'm sorry. I know.
FUTURE MAX: We eloped. We were 19.
LIZ: We were 19? Wow, that is so young. That is too young.
FUTURE MAX: That's what I said, but you said that Romeo and Juliet were even younger than us, so we drove to Vegas. Got married at the Elvis chapel. Congratulations, kids.
LIZ: So we didn't have a real wedding.
FUTURE MAX: Oh, we had a great wedding. You called Maria, Michael, Isabel, and Alex, and had them meet us halfway. We spent the whole night singing and dancing in some dive outside Phoenix, and at the end of the night, "I Shall Believe" came on the radio.
LIZ: I love that song.
FUTURE MAX: I know. Everyone else was exhausted, but not us. Oh, we danced...just the two of us. And ever since then, it's been our song.
LIZ: If this works...I'm not gonna have that day.
FUTURE MAX: No, you won't.


LIZ: Max.
MAX: Were you watching?
LIZ: Um...
MAX: So, it was all a setup.
LIZ: Yeah.
MAX: You tried to get Tess and me together?
LIZ: Look, I know that you must hate me right now. I, um...
(Max grabs Liz and gives her a long, passionate kiss. There are image flashbacks)
MAX: I felt that...and I know you did, too, and I know you think that...that I need to let you go...for the sake of Michael, and Isabel, and my race...so you went to Tess. But she can't be you. Tess can never be you.


FUTURE MAX: I've fought a thousand battles...but watching you do that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do.
LIZ: The look on his face...on your face.
FUTURE MAX: Maybe it's for the best. For you, too.
LIZ: What are you talking about?
FUTURE MAX: I saw you with Kyle. He's turning out to be a...a great guy. Maybe it would be better for you to be with a human.
LIZ: Don't you realize what you are to me...and you're always gonna be? You're the love of my life. Everyone else is gonna be second best. There'll never be another you.


LIZ: So Max and...Tess are going to be together now.
FUTURE MAX: I don't know. I don't know anything now. This is a different world.
LIZ: I'm gonna be alone.
FUTURE MAX: Maybe. Maybe not. From now on, the future is to be determined. It's what've always said to you, Liz. We create our own destiny.
LIZ: Could you dance with me?
FUTURE MAX: What?
LIZ: I wanna have my wedding dance.
("I Shall Believe" starts playing. Liz dances with Future Max. Future Max twirls Liz and she spins around by herself. When she stops spinning, she realizes that Future Max has disappeared. The episode ends with her looking upward at the night sky and seeing a shooting star)





2.6 Harvest

LIZ: Max, look. There's just...there's nothing left to say.
MAX: Except the truth.
LIZ: We have already been through this!
MAX: So far, all I know is what I saw, and what I saw can't be true, because it means everything I felt in my heart for the last year is a lie! Now, you owe me an explanation, and I want it right now!
LIZ: Please quit shouting, Max. You're scaring me.
MAX: That's a lie, too! You're not scared. You're hiding something.
LIZ: I'm not.
MAX: What the hell is going on with you, Liz? We never lied to each other, never kept a secret from each other.
LIZ: You know, you have got me up on this pedestal, Max, and...I'm not this perfect person. I made a mistake. Look, Kyle and I made love. The end. I'm sorry.





2.9 Max in the City

LIZ: I keep looking for some sort of change.
MAX: You mean like...
(Max puts two fingers on top of Liz's head, as if she has alien antennae)
LIZ: Yeah. Something like that. It's nice to see you smile again.
MAX: I want to thank you for saving my life.
LIZ: I guess that makes us even.
MAX: And...I'd like to...start again...our friendship, that is. I mean...I miss it.
LIZ: Yeah. Um...I miss it, too.
MAX: There's just one thing I have to say. One thing I have to ask...and...I promise I'll never ask it again.
LIZ: Yeah. Go ahead.
MAX: Did you...sleep with Kyle?
(Liz nods slightly)
MAX: Ok. I'll see you tomorrow.





2.10 Roswell Christmast Carol

LIZ: I thought you didn't believe in God.
MAX: I believe in you.





2.14 We are Family

LIZ: Max, you've been sitting here since 6:00.
MAX: I don't wanna go home. There's someone dangerous in our town, Liz. Someone who'd do that to a defenseless person.
LIZ: That's why you're here. You're worried about me. Thank you.


MAX: Everyone we touch gets hurt in some way or another. 5 years from now, I don't want you to open your eyes and realize that...that you missed out. You're part of the group. You always will be. But you need to be allowed to...to grow.
LIZ: Why can't you come with me?
MAX: Because I can't. But I'll be watching you, Liz Parker. Wherever you go...and I'll be here when you get back.





2.18 Viva Las Vegas

Liz is sitting by herself at the table, looking at her friends. There's a tap on her shoulder and she looks up to see Max holding out his hand out to her. Michael sees him and smiles. Liz takes his hand and they begin to dance.
LIZ: I thought you'd be at the airport right now.
MAX: I was on my way, but I had this weird moment.
LIZ: What do you mean?
MAX: Well, I saw this vision. You and me, jumping out of the cab like we'd just been married in Vegas.
LIZ: That's weird.
MAX: Yeah, it was like this memory flash of something that really happened, but then...
LIZ: Max. Oh Max. (It looks like she might be going to tell him about Future Max, but then the moment is lost.)


 









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