'Roswell, New Mexico' Season1 Episode 3: Kyle faces a dilemma between following his father's legacy and protecting Max's identity
Michael Trevino's character, Kyle Valenti, has quite easily become a show-stealing character in the first two episodes of 'Roswell: New Mexico'. Unlike the original '90s show, 'Roswell', where the character, then played by Nick Wechsler, was mostly on the sidelines and did not have much to contribute to the story, Kyle has a major role to play in The CW reboot.
Starring alongside Nathan Parsons as Max Evans, Jeanine Mason as Liz Ortecho, Lily Cowles as Isobel, Heather Hemmens as Maria DeLuca, and Michael Vlamis as Michael, Kyle is probably the only character on the show who saw a steep growth curve in the very first two episodes. A new promo trailer of Episode 3, titled "Tearin' Up My Heart", reveals Kyle struggling in a state of a dilemma as to whether he should follow his parents' legacy or keep his mouth shut about Max's secret.
So, how did he arrive at this dilemma in the first place? In Episode 2, we saw Liz almost revealing the glowing hand print on her chest that was left behind by Max when he tried to save her. Kyle noticed the mark while he was spending a moment with Liz, and he immediately recalled his father saying, "If you see the handprint, go to Manes."
Since Liz would not tell him how she got the handprint in the first place, Kyle had no other option but to visit General Manes (played by Trevor St. John), who happens to be the father of his friend, Alex (played by Tyler Blackburn).
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Manes immediately takes a keen interest in Kyle's story about the handprint, and we soon find out Kyle was, all this while, unaware of the UFO conspiracies that became the center of discussion for the U.S. military back in 1947. Manes explained to Kyle that his parents were one of the first to begin an investigation into the unidentified objects, and at the same time, he tried to threaten Kyle by claiming the creatures who are capable of leaving glowing handprints on humans could also be capable enough to kill humans. To find the truth, Kyle once again meets up with Liz, only this time he gives her some strange classified evidence of her sister, Rosa's death.
Doctor’s orders. #RoswellNM pic.twitter.com/CsFrFvpdIS— Roswell, New Mexico (@CWRoswellNM) January 23, 2019
We know that at this point, Liz, almost unintentionally, spilled Max's name while talking about the handprint on her chest which appeared similar to the ones that were seen on Rosa's face in the pictures that Kyle showed. The new promo trailer picks up at this point.
In the clip we see, Manes, visiting Kyle to convince him to give out the name of the person who has left the handprint on Liz. However, Kyle refuses to give out Max's name claiming he does not want to be involved in whatever project Manes and his parents were working on - looking into the threats imposed by aliens.
Kyle also opposes the idea of aliens being a threat to humankind and asks Manes to let his son, Alex, assist him in the project. However, that is not what Manes is looking for. He explains to Kyle he could either be a good son carry on his parents' legacy by working on the project, or he would be taken in by the U.S. government for concealing the identity of an alien.
Kyle, nevertheless, stands his ground and says he would never give out the name to anyone. So, what will Kyle do now that he knows the alien's name? After all, the alien is the same guy who is dating the girl he loves. We will find out when Episode 3 returns to The CW January 29.