The BEST Episodes of Roswell
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 30, 2020
Network: The WB
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.
#1 - Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.
#2 - Max to the Max
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.
#3 - Harvest
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.
#4 - A Roswell Christmas Carol
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.
#5 - Cry Your Name
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 23, 2001
The sudden death of a close friend shocks the group.
#6 - Skin and Bones
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#7 - Ask Not
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2000
Brody Davis, the mysterious new curator at the UFO Museum has the group on edge, and Michael and Isabel plotting his demise.
#8 - Wipeout!
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.
#9 - Independence Day
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 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.
#10 - The Departure
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 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.
#11 - The White Room
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 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.
#12 - Four Square
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 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.
#13 - Viva Las Vegas
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 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.
#14 - Tess, Lies and Videotape
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.
#15 - It's Too Late, and It's Too Bad
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.
#16 - Blind Date
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.
#17 - Sexual Healing
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 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.
#18 - The Convention
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.
#19 - The End of the World
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#20 - Baby, It's You
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired May 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.
#21 - Off the Menu
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.
#22 - Disturbing Behavior
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.
#23 - Into the Woods
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.
#24 - Heart of Mine
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 16, 2001
The onset of junior prom stirs up emotional tumult as Liz tempts fate by asking Max to be her date, Isabel decides Alex is the man she's been searching for, and Michael tells Maria he won't take her to prom.
#25 - How the Other Half Lives
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.