Roswell

The BEST episodes of Roswell

Every episode of Roswell ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Roswell!

In Roswell, New Mexico, a group of teenage alien/human hybrids attempt to survive as humans and hide their alien sides, while trying to learn more about their alien powers, as well as figuring out how to get home. Roswell intertwines romance and science fiction that always kept you guessing.

Last Updated: 9/22/2022Network: UPN
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Destiny
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8.55
257 votes

#1 - Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/15/2000

After escaping from Pierce, the aliens save Nasedo. Michael accidentally kills Pierce. Nasedo, as the aliens' guardian takes Pierce's place to help the aliens. The aliens figure out how to use the devices and release a message from Max and Isabel's real mother. She says Max is their leader and Tess, his fiance and that Michael is Second in command and he is Isabel's fiance. After hearing all this Liz runs out.

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Max to the Max
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8.50
257 votes

#2 - Max to the Max

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/1/2000

Tess's book suggests that she and Max are predetermined mates, as are Michael and Isabel, who thinks she might be pregnant -- with Michael's baby. Meanwhile, Nasedo disguises himself as Max and kidnaps Liz as part of a plan to trap FBI agent Pierce.

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Cry Your Name
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8.47
229 votes

#3 - Cry Your Name

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/23/2001

The sudden death of a close friend shocks the group.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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A Roswell Christmas Carol
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8.46
234 votes

#4 - A Roswell Christmas Carol

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/18/2000

Max witnesses a tragedy and is haunted by the ghost of a man he could have saved, leaving him overwhelmed with guilt and questioning his healing abilities. Isabel aka the Christmas Nazi (dubbed by Michael) tries to brighten up the holiday season and Tess tries to became a part of the Valenti family.

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Harvest
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8.45
209 votes

#5 - Harvest

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/2000

After the death of congresswoman Whitaker, Max and the gang visit her hometown, Copper Summit, Arizona, where they find themselves trapped in enemy territory when they learn the whole town population are Skins.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
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Ask Not
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8.45
213 votes

#6 - Ask Not

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2000

Brody Davis, the mysterious new curator at the UFO Museum has the group on edge, and Michael and Isabel plotting his demise.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
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Skin and Bones
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8.43
243 votes

#7 - Skin and Bones

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2000

Max and the others must rescue Michael after he is arrested for murder; Liz takes a job with a congresswoman who has a hidden agenda.

Directors: James A. Contner
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Wipeout!
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8.41
228 votes

#8 - Wipeout!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/2000

The Skins make all the humans in Roswell, New Mexico disappear turning it into a ghost town. Their assault ends with the death of one of the aliens: Courtney the helpful Skin. Fortunately Tess uses her mindblowing powers and destroys all the other Skins or so it seems until Max and Tess spy a boy resembling Nicholas on a scooter at the end of the episode.

Directors: Michael Lange
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The Departure
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8.38
223 votes

#9 - The Departure

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/21/2001

Max, Isabel, Michael and Tess struggle with goodbyes on what they believe to be their last night on Earth before they travel back to their home planet. In the final hours, Max frantically searches for the killer that is still out there and threatens the lives of everyone they love.

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Independence Day
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8.37
233 votes

#10 - Independence Day

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/16/2000

After Michael has a violent showdown with his father, Max and Isabel's father helps Michael set up his emancipation; the fourth alien emerges as a shapeshifter who watches over Max, Michael and Isabel.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
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The White Room
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8.35
261 votes

#11 - The White Room

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/8/2000

Max finds himself in a white room with no windows or doors, facing questions by Agent Pierce. Isabel telepathically contacts Max, who leaves her clues to his location. Michael, Isabel and Tess then set out on a rescue mission.

Directors: Jonathan Frakes
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Four Square
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8.33
258 votes

#12 - Four Square

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/24/2000

Harding finds the video camera hidden in his house and gives it to Valenti. The lawman then tells Max that his safety depends upon his willingness to share information. Meanwhile, Tess reveals a personal secret to Isabel.

Directors: Jonathan Frakes
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Viva Las Vegas
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8.29
233 votes

#13 - Viva Las Vegas

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/26/2001

When the gang makes a spur-of-the-moment trip to Las Vegas, in order to spend the DuPree money, the event-filled excursion ends in a faceoff between Max and Michael over leadership; Tess and Liz can't pass for over-21-year-olds; Maria recruits Alex to help her audition for a role that ends up to be for a stripper; Isabel meets a man.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
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Tess, Lies and Videotape
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8.28
227 votes

#14 - Tess, Lies and Videotape

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/17/2000

Max develops an uncontrollable attraction to Tess that includes intense sexual daydreams, and Sheriff Valenti learns that Topolsky was killed in a suspicious fire. Meanwhile, someone has secretly placed a video camera inside Michael's apartment.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
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It's Too Late, and It's Too Bad
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8.28
226 votes

#15 - It's Too Late, and It's Too Bad

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/30/2001

A startling breakthrough leads to a renewed connection for two of the gang. Differing reactions to a life shattering event creates tension among the gang, resulting in heartfelt revelations, hidden insecurities and thoughts of leaving Roswell. Meanwhile, Liz enlists Sean in her continuing quest for answers into the death of Alex.

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Blind Date
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8.25
241 votes

#16 - Blind Date

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/9/2000

Maria enters Liz in a blind date contest; Max and Kyle commiserate about their shared feelings for Liz; Michael and Isabel send a signal to the fourth alien.

Directors: Keith Samples
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Sexual Healing
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8.20
262 votes

#17 - Sexual Healing

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/1/2000

Liz is unnerved by her strong desire for Max and the visions that come when they kiss - visions that lead to a glowing orb in the desert.

Directors: David Semel
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The Convention
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8.19
272 votes

#18 - The Convention

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/2/2000

Max plays host to actor Jonathan Frakes at the annual UFO Convention while trying to avoid the meddlesome couple who witnessed Max's life-saving abilities on Liz at the Crashdown Cafe.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Disturbing Behavior
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8.18
230 votes

#19 - Disturbing Behavior

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/5/2001

Michael and Maria flee from Roswell after helping Laurie DuPree escape from the police, and Max learns that a deadly parasite was released into Earth's atmosphere when their ship crashed 50 years ago.

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The End of the World
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8.17
243 votes

#20 - The End of the World

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2000

An older Max travels from the future (2014 to be exact) to tell Liz that their relationship will imperil his planet and together they devise a plan to change the future: by making present Max fall out of love with Liz. Not an easy task until Liz tricks Max into believing she slept with Kyle.

Directors: Bill L. Norton
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Off the Menu
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8.17
225 votes

#21 - Off the Menu

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/14/2001

Brody Davis, his mind frazzled from an electric shock,holds several members of the gang hostage, when he begins to remember what happened when he was abducted, such as the New York City interstellar summit and the fact that Max is an alien. Max must use his healing abilities to fix Brody's mind so that he doesn't remember the alien mind that inhabits him. Tess must mindwarp Amy DeLuca into not remembering that Brody held them hostage.

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Baby, It's You
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8.16
232 votes

#22 - Baby, It's You

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/7/2001

Max is hit with a one-two punch after he discovers that not only is Tess pregnant with his son, but that the baby cannot survive unless they return to their home planet. Liz, Maria and Michael work together to unravel the mysterious double life of Alex. Isabel and Kyle explore her powers as they play pranks on Max and Kyle dreamwalks with a Playmate.

Directors: Rodney Charters
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Into the Woods
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8.13
270 votes

#23 - Into the Woods

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/26/2000

A new UFO sighting sends suspicion and fear through the town and leads Max and Isabel to investigate the incident during a school camping trip.

Directors: Nick Marck
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How the Other Half Lives
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8.12
227 votes

#24 - How the Other Half Lives

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/19/2001

Max tries to stop Alex and Kyle from being buried alive in a cave filled with glowing blue crystals; Isabel is kidnapped by Grant Sorenson possessed by the alien parasite queen; Michael is shot while trying to protect Laurie.

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Graduation
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8.11
281 votes

#25 - Graduation

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/14/2002

As their high school graduation approaches, the gang must come to terms with their expectations for the future, while joining together to thwart the FBI when they discover that several members of the group are under surveillance. Meanwhile, Liz begins exhibiting even more alien-like powers, that cause her to see visions of their future - including their deaths.

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