'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 Episode 6: A game of memories, gay bars and a [spoiler] threesome

Lot's of sex in this one, not much about the mysteries


                            'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 Episode 6: A game of memories, gay bars and a [spoiler] threesome
Alex Manes and Maria DeLuca (The CW)

Spoilers for 'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 Episode 6 'Sex and Candy'

In the last episode, we witness Max Evans (Nathan Parsons) come back to life - except dark energies also came back with him. After bringing Rosa Ortecho (Amber Midthunder) back to life, he absorbed dark energies, which now need to be expelled. In the episode, 'Sex and Candy,' we see Max throw Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) a devastating blow, Isobel Evans  (Lily Cowles) trying to move on with an interesting sexual encounter at a gay bar, and Maria's investigation of her mother's disappearance leading her, Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn) and Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis) to get something off their bucket list.

Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) and Max Evans (Nathan Parsons)  in 'Roswell, New Mexico' (The CW)

The episode begins with a fight between siblings Max and Isobel and as Max expelled his energy, Isobel's retaliation stopped the pacemaker in his heart. No worries though, Micheal was able to re-sets it, they weren't taking Max away from us again. While it was all good that Max was brought back to life, his memories with the love of his life, Liz, seem to have gone missing. Calling Liz a "stranger" that "knows all of their secrets" was not only hurtful to Liz, but we also teared up a bit too.

With the last episode, many of us were interested to see Max fall in love with Liz again, and wasting no time, he asked Liz out. "People that don't know each other, go on dates," he said. While Isobel thinks Max seems different, Liz makes up a milkshake concoction to help jolt Max'slimbic system, in an attempt to bring back all the memories he may have lost - especially remembering her.

Isobel Evans  (Lily Cowles)  in 'Roswell, New Mexico' (The CW)

On their meteor shower date, feelings get cozy and comfortable as Liz brings up her ex-fiancee Diego and Max speaks of the darkness inside of him, when he had to murder a man in the past. Not a typical first date we were hoping for. Liz realizes that the memories that Max has lost are for his own good, and that memories of her are attached to bad memories of him. With that, our girl leaves devastated. But Max's memories come back with a jolt shooting back to the diner where Liz was shot and Max helps bring her back to life. With that, he remembers the love of his life and we all got the sex scene we were waiting for.

As those two did it in a desert, Isobel treats herself to a night out at a gay bar. She meets Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino) there and when hitting on him doesn't work, she ends up in a lesbian hookup. After Noah, though, we are so glad this woman is moving on, we just don't know if she's choosing the healthiest of ways. 

David Anders and Tyler Blackburn in 'Roswell, New Mexico' (The CW)

Speaking of unhealthy sexual coping mechanisms, we have our favorite love triangle: Micheal, Maria DeLuca (Heather Hemmens) and Alex. Maria is trying to make sense of her mother's disappearance. Her mother was taken and then appeared back wearing a pair of turquoise boots. On a mission to figure out where these boots came from, Maria and Alex take a road trip to possibly the shadiest part of town only to land up in a hell filled with cornfields, and twin brothers. The evil one seems to have been on one hell of a PTSD bender, having knocked Michael (who ended up there after seeing Maria's car on the side of the road) on the head with an aze and stabbing Alex. The nice twin, on the other hand, revealed the name of his cow after hurting his brother to stop him from killing the confused trio. We don't know where they were going with this. It seems as though both the brothers do remember Maria's mother and the evil twin told Maria that her mother had paid all cash for the boots. Are we to take an ax maniac seriously? Also, Alex noticed a ring that the evil twin was wearing... there's more to THAT story.

On the road trip to cornfield hell, Alex and Maris exchanged good old times in high school and while all those sentiments came back to life, their near-death experience, the trip decide to have a threesome. It would have been satisfactory had they tried to be a 'thruple', but Alex walked away leaving Michael with the person he chose to be with: Maria.

Thie episode seems to have focused more on the emotional aspect of the characters, their love lives, their insecurities, self-esteem concerns and their need to be accepted. The actual narrative of the mysteries seems to have taken a back seat. Although a refresher, because we were waiting for the Max and Liz scene for a while, it seems to have spent an entire hour giving us no answers. Everything seems all dandy until Max gets an eerie flashback about his tattoo, and so we wait to see where this goes, on the aliens front.

'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 airs on Monday nights on The CW at 9/8c.

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