The BEST Episodes of Roswell, New Mexico

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Network: The CW

Centers on a town where aliens with unearthly abilities live undercover among humans. But when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose them.

Recovering the Satellites

#1 - Recovering the Satellites

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 23, 2019

Max and Michael find themselves at an impasse over how to deal with the 4th alien. Liz has a dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor. Kyle spirals after uncovering a dark secret about his father’s death. And Michael is forced to make a difficult decision about his future.

star 8.15
454 votes
Directors: Julie Plec
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Eva McKenna
Champagne Supernova

#2 - Champagne Supernova

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 9, 2019

As the town prepares for the UFO Emporium Re-opening Gala, Liz and the team find themselves on a collision course with an unlikely enemy.

star 7.90
436 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Adam Lash, Cori Uchida
Sex and Candy

#3 - Sex and Candy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2020

Maria’s investigation into her mother’s disappearance leads her and Alex to the home of a mysterious boot maker named Travis. On her journey of self-discovery, Isobel’s night out leads her into the arms of someone unexpected. After making some major scientific strides, Liz is dealt a devastating blow.

star 7.89
220 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

#4 - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2019

Frustrated by her inability to remember what happened the night Rosa died, Isobel turns to Liz for help regaining her memories. Elsewhere, Max and Cameron investigate a series of strange deaths in the town, while Sheriff Valenti reveals information to Kyle about his father.

star 7.87
473 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
Crash Into Me

#5 - Crash Into Me

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 8, 2020

As the town prepares for CrashCon, Liz and Max attempt to piece together who may be behind a potentially deadly plan targeting the festival. Elsewhere, Maria and Isobel take drastic measure to learn more about the night Mimi disappeared, while Michael is forced to do someone else’s bidding.

star 7.86
183 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Carolina Rivera, Danny Tolli
The Diner

#6 - The Diner

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 11, 2020

After uncovering a surprising connection to their past, Michael and Isobel learn the painful truth about the night Tripp attacked their mothers. Meanwhile, Alex confronts his father about their troubled family history. Elsewhere, Kyle's first date with Steph takes an awkward turn after Liz inadvertently becomes a third wheel.

star 7.86
206 votes
Directors: Aisha Tyler
Writers: Alanna Bennett, Carina Adly Mackenzie, Steve Stringer
I'll Stand By You

#7 - I'll Stand By You

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

The discovery of some complications with Max's pod forces Liz, Michael and Isobel to confront the possibility that they may not be able to save him. Elsewhere, Maria and Alex make amends.

star 7.83
241 votes
Writers: Alanna Bennett, Jason Gavin

#8 - Creep

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 16, 2019

When a major revelation comes to light, Max, Michael and Isobel clash over how to deal with the fallout. Elsewhere, Alex uncovers a secret about Project Shepard and enlists Kyle and Michael’s help looking into it.

star 7.83
406 votes
Directors: Dawn Wilkinson
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Steve Stringer
Mr. Jones

#9 - Mr. Jones

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 15, 2020

Having realized that a deadly threat has infiltrated CrashCon, the busiest event of the year, Liz realizes that she can't save everyone she loves -- and with Max facing immediate danger, she and Isobel must make a heart-wrenching choice. Meanwhile, Michael finds himself caught up in the conflict between Jesse and Alex once again, even as Maria's life hangs in the balance elsewhere, and Kyle faces a moral dilemma when the enemy requires medical attention.

star 7.81
182 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Christopher Hollier
Songs About Texas

#10 - Songs About Texas

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 19, 2019

Max and Michael travel to Texas to visit a faith healer, who may be able to shed some light on the alien symbol Max has been researching. Meanwhile, Maria and Liz pay a visit to the same faith healer in hopes of finding a cure for Maria’s ailing mother. Elsewhere, Alex and Kyle look into what Sergeant Manes may be hiding.

star 7.81
473 votes
Directors: Shiri Appleby
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Sabir Pirzada
Good Mother

#11 - Good Mother

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2020

Determined to regain control of her life in the aftermath of Noah’s death, Isobel makes a risky choice despite its potential consequences. Meanwhile, Alex and Michael work together to unravel the mystery surrounding the night Nora’s spaceship crashed in 1947. Elsewhere, Liz makes a surprising confession when Cameron shows up looking for answers about Max.

star 7.78
265 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Deirdre Mangan
Say It Ain't So

#12 - Say It Ain't So

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 4, 2020

Despite promising Liz that he'll take things easy with his new heart, Max sets out to find Cameron after learning that she's gone missing. Michael grows concerned about Maria after a surprising discovery about her family history leaves her vulnerable. Alex goes on a date with Forrest. Rosa makes a decision about her future.

star 7.77
218 votes
Directors: Rachel Raimist
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Eva McKenna
American Woman

#13 - American Woman

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 18, 2020

After uncovering a cryptic message from the past, Alex, Isobel, Max, Michael and Maria set out in search of answers at the reservation where Alex’s mother grew up. Meanwhile, Cameron encourages Liz to reach out to someone from her past after Auturo gets detained.

star 7.76
219 votes
Directors: Marcus Stokes
Writers: Jason Gavin, Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
I Saw the Sign

#14 - I Saw the Sign

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2019

After uncovering a devastating secret about Rosa’s death, Liz takes matters into her own hands to protect herself and those around her. However, her plans are sidelined after a day with Mimi, Maria and Alex leads to a new revelation about Rosa. Elsewhere, Max takes aim at Wyatt, while Cameron decides whether she’s going to help Sergeant Manes.

star 7.76
490 votes
Directors: Paul Wesley
Writers: Chris Hollier, Miguel Nolla
Smells Like Teen Spirit

#15 - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 26, 2019

Secrets are uncovered about Rosa’s final day, Isobel’s mysterious blackouts and Alex and Michael’s relationship in high school.

star 7.76
499 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Eva McKenna
What If God Was One of Us?

#16 - What If God Was One of Us?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

On the verge of a breakthrough in her quest to save Max, Liz turns to Kyle for one last favor that could potentially land him in hot water. Meanwhile, Michael and Alex’s investigation into Nora leads them to a farm, where they meet a historian named Forrest. Elsewhere, Cameron confronts Jesse Manes about her sister’s whereabouts, and Isobel uses her powers for good.

star 7.75
255 votes
Directors: Shiri Appleby
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Steve Stringer
Don't Speak

#17 - Don't Speak

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 12, 2019

Max and Michael begin to worry about Isobel after a series of mysterious blackouts cause her to spiral. Liz turns to Grant Green for help when she learns that he may have witnessed something strange on the night Rosa died. Kyle and Alex uncover a secret that Kyle’s father had been keeping from everyone.

star 7.73
524 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Adam Lash, Cori Uchida

#18 - Linger

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 1, 2020

Driven by the prospects of her scientific research, Liz opens up to Diego about all the good her findings could do. Meanwhile, Max enlists Kyle's help getting to the bottom of the recent abductions, while Michael does his own investigating into Alex's disappearance. Elsewhere, after learning more about her mother Louise, Isobel pays a visit to Rosa, in hopes that Rosa could help her begin to heal.

star 7.72
189 votes
Writers: Ariana Quiñónez, Deirdre Mangan
Barely Breathing

#19 - Barely Breathing

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 12, 2019

With Isobel’s life hanging in the balance, Liz and Michael frantically search for a way to help her. Max turns to his mom Ann about the origins of the alien symbol. Finally, Alex turns the tables on Sergeant Manes.

star 7.70
484 votes
Directors: Ruba Nadda
Writers: Glenn Farrington, Kamran Pasha
Como La Flor

#20 - Como La Flor

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2020

Liz is forced to revisit a painful part of her past when her mother Helena shows up at the diner unexpectedly. Michael urges Maria to seek help after she experiences a strange vision. Kyle’s attempt to get Steph to open up doesn’t go as planned. Helena’s arrival in Roswell sends Rosa spiraling.

star 7.69
219 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Carolina Rivera, Danny Tolli
Stay (I Missed You)

#21 - Stay (I Missed You)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 16, 2020

Torn between the heartache of Max’s sacrifice and the joy of Rosa’s resurrection, Liz suppresses her grief to focus on moving out of Roswell with Rosa. Meanwhile, Michael copes with Max’s death in his own self-destructive way, while Isobel focuses her attention on honing her alien powers. Finally, Liz makes an alarming discovery after Rosa begins experiencing mysterious side effects from her resurrection.

star 7.64
309 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

#22 - Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 5, 2019

Fearing that his identity will be uncovered, Max is conflicted when a town-wide power outage leaves patients at the hospital in need of help. Liz turns to Kyle after learning details about the night Rosa died. Isobel and Michael come up with a plan to deal with Liz. Manes seeks help from an unlikely source.

star 7.61
564 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Sabir Pirzada
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

#23 - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2020

Liz is forced to put her latest experiment on hold after Rosa begins to struggle with her new life in Roswell. Reluctant to face the truth about his mother’s past, Michael turns his attention to helping Maria, who is dealing with her own family crisis. Elsewhere, Isobel agrees to join her mother for a day of spiritual healing to keep herself distracted. Finally, Rosa turns to Kyle to learn the truth about what really happened the night she died.

star 7.55
269 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Eva McKenna
Tearin' Up My Heart

#24 - Tearin' Up My Heart

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2019

After uncovering some unsettling information about Max, Liz runs a series of tests to see what his powers may be capable of. Michael and Isobel take matters into their own hands after learning that Liz may be getting too close to Max. Liz enlists Maria’s help as she goes on a scavenger hunt across Roswell to uncover more about Rosa’s final days.

star 7.55
601 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
So Much for the Afterglow

#25 - So Much for the Afterglow

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2019

The 10th anniversary of Rosa’s death reignites tensions as the town takes aim at Liz and her father. Max confronts Michael and Isobel, who are concerned that his feelings for Liz will expose their secret. Master Sergeant Manes’ attempt to convince Kyle of the alien conspiracy in Roswell takes an unexpected turn. Liz and Kyle make a shocking revelation about Rosa’s death.

star 7.46
672 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Eva McKenna