'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 Episode 2: Rosa adjusts to a new life and new world as her past comes to light
As with the previous episode, 'Roswell, New Mexico' continues to bring matters of political importance to light within the fictional world of the show
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With the knowledge that Max could be brought back to life, Episode 2 of Season 2 of 'Roswell, New Mexico' starts on a more hopeful note as Liz Ortecho, Isobel Evans, Michael Guerin, Kyle Valenti and Alex Manes meet up at what used to be an Indian boarding school and was converted into a Project Shepherd facility.
The facility is to be repurposed as an underground lab for Liz, Michael and Kyle to work on regenerating Noah Bracken's heart so that they can transplant it into Max's body.
Of course, Max himself doesn't want to be resurrected — he appears to Liz's sister, Rosa, to tell her that Liz cannot bring him back — though he does not specify the reason. Throughout this episode, Max is hellbent on convincing Rosa to stop Liz's work.
Rosa herself is struggling with being back in a world that has changed around her. She eventually finds out about Max and Michael's roles in her death and how they placed the blame of two other girls on her, leading the town to break out into a race war that led to many attacks on the Ortecho family.
This is something she doesn't understand, especially in the context of why Liz chose to fall in love with Max. While at first Rosa felt that she did not deserve to be back, she is now struggling with the added weight of having to be invisible in a world that hates her because of false accusations.
Meanwhile, Isobel is also going through turmoil after having found that she is pregnant with Noah's baby. Isobel is in a unique position that she cannot go for checkups to the hospital as other women because she is alien.
She is also forced with making a decision for herself, not wanting to have the baby and so she chooses to ingest Liz's "alien death serum" towards the end of the episode, in order to choose her fate for herself.
As with the previous episode, 'Roswell, New Mexico' continues to bring matters of political importance to light within the fictional world of the show, something it does brilliantly.
As always, the music choices on the show add to the drama, with the use of 90s music, especially during Rosa's scenes, keeps within viewers' minds the original 'Roswell' show and plays like a tribute to it.
'Roswell, New Mexico' airs on The CW on Monday nights at 9/8c.