'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 Episode 8: Cameron is found, Walt is [spoiler] and Rosa admits she needs help
This episode took into account the alien mysteries along with tying into the deeper family aspects - it seems like one doesn't exist without the other
Spoilers for 'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 Episode 8 'Say It Ain't So'
After the end of last week's emotional family episode with Helena Ortecho (Bertila Damas) returning, 'Roswell, New Mexico' continued the family narrative in this episode. As Max Evans (Nathan Parsons) goes to find his partner Jenna Cameron (Riley Voelkel) who's been missing, he comes across her sister Charlie (Jamie Clayton) and a group called 'Deep Sky.' On the other hand, Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis) gets more concerned as his girlfriend Maria DeLuca (Heather Hemmens) is keen on finding out why she has visions and what they mean while Rosa Ortecho (Amber Midthunder) spirals with drugs being her assistant as she tries to figure out a future in a world where she was resurrected a decade after she died.
Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) and Max go to the junkyard to find Cameron's car and are then approached by Charlie, whom Max recognizes as Cameron's sister because of their tattoo. Charlie reveals that Cameron's last text was to Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn) asking where his father, Jesse Manes (Trevor St. John) was. After Max finds out from Jesse that Cameron went to investigate a group called 'Deep Sky' which it seems that Charlie recognized and she decided to go find her sister herself. Although Max shows up to help and they recover Cameron, Max gets a little hurt in that process.
On the more mysterious front, it was revealed in the last episode that Maria has visions and when Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino) had already deemed her non-alien, she doesn't know what her visions mean. She had found out that her grandmother, Patricia Harris, was experimented on by the American government using alien DNA to create super soldiers. In this episode, she tells Max that her mother insisted that she have a necklace that has a flower in it - it has a paralytic effect on alien abilities. Maria then tells Michael that she knew Isobel was pregnant, not to mention she was able to guess every card Michael pulled out of the deck - Michael tells her to keep the necklace on as it seems like preventative medicine that helps the DeLuca women's illness. Maria does not want to wear the necklace and would rather explore her newfound gift and hopefully learn more about her mother and grandmother in the process.
Isobel Evans (Lily Cowles) tries to help Maria understand her uninvited powers and ends up triggering a vision. In that vision they both see a woman, seemingly Isobel's mother talking to a little boy named Walt (Major Dodge Jr.) asking him if he knows were Ms Nora is. Ms Nora is Michael's mother and that little boy had a windmill in his hand. When Isobel reveals this news to Michael, he figures out that the windmill belongs to the owner of the junkyard, Sanders. Sanders was the little boy Walt in the vision which means Sanders knew Michael's mother and has been taking care of Michael.
The series had taken a deep dive into Rosa's addiction in the last episode where the pills seem to be the only thing that calms her down. After having gone a decade, her resurrection into the same cruel world, 10 years later has been hard on her - not to mention, her mother is horrible and had aided Rosa's addiction when she was a teenager. Now, having to conceal her identity, she decides to go explore her art-themed pit where after a squabble with what looked like an entitled teenager, we're taken in Rosa's drug dreams. There, we meet, Iris (Madison McLaughlin) who brings out the confidence in Rosa and we know that for now, Iris only lives in Rosa's mind. After being found by Liz, Rosa admits she needs help and rehab is the only option. In the meantime, Maria gives Rosa her necklace to help protect her.
This episode took into account the alien mysteries along with tying into the deeper family aspects - it seems like one doesn't exist without the other. Almost every character seems to want to save their family members or dig deep into their demented past to learn more about themselves. We needed this narrative to push forward, especially Maria's path to finding out what her power is and what she is, if not an alien, after last week's filler episode. Not to mention, Sanders taking care of Max brings in a whole new storyline because Max now has someone in front of him that knew his mother. It seems as though Maria's visions may trigger a lot more than just a dangerous path to self-discovery, could the Evans' siblings find out about their parents too?
Also, Sheriff Valenti (Rosa Arredondo) REALLY needs to let the Noah Bracken's (Karan Oberoi) death go already!
'Roswell, New Mexico' Season 2 airs on Monday nights on The CW at 9/8c.