‘Roswell New Mexico’ recap: season 3 episode 2 – the dictator explained

Roswell, New MexicoThe latest addition from is now two for two when it comes to mind-blowing reveals.

Just a week after revealing that Max is in fact his clone, Jones confirmed another major bombshell on Monday: Michael is the son of “The Dictator,” the malicious – and possibly immortal – being who terrorized their home planet. (aka The Oasis).

“Max, Michael and Isobel all thought they knew their place, both with each other and in the world,” Nathan Dean told TVLine. “Now we are learning a new dynamic here. It’s definitely going to be a bit of an adjustment, and that definitely throws a wrench into things. All this season, we’ve been learning more about where we’re from and why we’re here, and that’s just information. We still have a lot to learn about our place in the universe.

And that doesn’t mean that Max even fully processed what he found out about himself. Dean admits, “Finding out that Max is a clone was a bit of a shock, but it also opens up so many new possibilities. I’ve always been curious about the rules of these aliens and who they really are, so I see this as an opportunity to find out more.

In addition to this surprise from the dictator, Monday’s episode ended with Liz returning to Roswell. And wouldn’t you know, Max was the first person she met when she got out of her cab.

“It’s a show about the cosmos, about cosmic situations, and I think Liz and Max’s relationship is just that – cosmic,” Dean says. “They are in orbit of each other and they cannot escape no matter how hard they try. They don’t know why yet, but it’s been like that since Season 1. There’s a cosmic effect that these two have on each other, so Liz and Max have to be together. We don’t yet know why.

It’s also worth discussing “Give Me One Reason”:

* Following a slightly unconventional psychological assessment, Alex was officially welcomed into Deep Sky – you know, despite being completely against joining the shady organization just a week ago. He’s been tasked with studying an alien device that no one has been able to decipher for 50 years, so he’ll be busy for a bit.

* Don’t expect Max and Anatsa’s One Night Out to go beyond this. Seeing him in uniform, she admitted to being a reporter charged with investigating Roswell’s growing rate of racist crime, as well as the department itself. Also, I’m incredibly jealous that she got to read Max’s manuscript before I did.

* Bonus Scoop: Dean confirms that Jones will “finally” say goodbye to that big, bushy beard. “It was very combative,” Dean says of his relationship with the beard. “For the first few episodes, we were about to name this thing.”

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