The BEST Episodes of Roswell, New Mexico

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2021

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.

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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. Michael is forced to make a difficult decision about his future.

star 8.10
512 votes
Directors: Julie Plec
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Eva McKenna
Never Let You Go

#2 - Never Let You Go

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 11, 2021

The ultimate showdown with Jones is finally here and Liz must trust herself if she is going to the save the man she loves.

star 8.02
121 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Christopher Hollier
Champagne Supernova

#3 - 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 7.88
494 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Adam Lash, Cori Uchida
Bittersweet Symphony

#4 - Bittersweet Symphony

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 30, 2021

Max investigates the break-in meanwhile, Alex continues his research. Rosa and Isobel team up and Liz makes a shocking discovery.

star 7.87
151 votes
Directors: Rachel Raimist
Writers: Eva McKenna, Leah Longoria, Steve Stringer
Angels of the Silences

#5 - Angels of the Silences

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 27, 2021

Liz and Max race to find Heath in the hopes that he can help find a way to get Jones out of Max's body. Meanwhile, Michael and Isobel try to get through to Dallas.

star 7.84
133 votes
Directors: Lauren Petzke
Writers: Danny Tolli, Onalee Hunter
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

#6 - 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. Max and Cameron investigate a series of strange deaths in the town. Sheriff Valenti reveals information to Kyle about his father.

star 7.83
532 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
Goodnight Elizabeth

#7 - Goodnight Elizabeth

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 6, 2021

Liz's plan does not go as expected, putting herself, Isobel and Michael in danger. Meanwhile, Eduardo confides in Alex.

star 7.82
152 votes
Directors: Heather Hemmens
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Eva McKenna, Kristen Haynes
Crash Into Me

#8 - 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. Maria and Isobel take drastic measure to learn more about the night Mimi disappeared. Michael is forced to do someone else’s bidding.

star 7.82
260 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Carolina Rivera, Danny Tolli

#9 - 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. Alex uncovers a secret about Project Shepard and enlists Kyle and Michael’s help looking into it.

star 7.82
465 votes
Directors: Dawn Wilkinson
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Steve Stringer
Tones of Home

#10 - Tones of Home

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 20, 2021

Liz and Max continue to search for a way to stop Jones. Michael is worried about Alex and elsewhere, Isobel finds a big piece of the puzzle.

star 7.81
152 votes
Directors: America Young
Writers: Alanna Bennett, Leah Longoria, Steve Stringer
Sex and Candy

#11 - 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 7.80
288 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
The Diner

#12 - 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. Alex confronts his father about their troubled family history. Kyle's first date with Steph takes an awkward turn after Liz inadvertently becomes a third wheel.

star 7.79
273 votes
Directors: Aisha Tyler
Writers: Alanna Bennett, Carina Adly Mackenzie, Steve Stringer
I Ain't Goin' Out Like That

#13 - I Ain't Goin' Out Like That

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 11, 2021

Isobel helps Kyle save a life. Jones needs something from Michael. Liz and Heath continue to work on the science in the hopes of stopping Jones. Everyone is working together to try and defeat the dictator.

star 7.79
119 votes
Directors: Lance Anderson
Writers: Danny Tolli, Isabel Nelson
I'll Stand By You

#14 - 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. Maria and Alex make amends.

star 7.78
311 votes
Writers: Alanna Bennett, Jason Gavin
Songs About Texas

#15 - 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. Maria and Liz pay a visit to the same faith healer in hopes of finding a cure for Maria’s ailing mother. Alex and Kyle look into what Sergeant Manes may be hiding.

star 7.77
528 votes
Directors: Shiri Appleby
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Sabir Pirzada
American Woman

#16 - 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. Cameron encourages Liz to reach out to someone from her past after Auturo gets detained.

star 7.74
290 votes
Directors: Marcus Stokes
Writers: Jason Gavin, Rick Montano, Vincent Ingrao
Good Mother

#17 - 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. Alex and Michael work together to unravel the mystery surrounding the night Nora’s spaceship crashed in 1947. Liz makes a surprising confession when Cameron shows up looking for answers about Max.

star 7.74
334 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Deirdre Mangan
2 Become 1

#18 - 2 Become 1

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 4, 2021

A desperate Liz agrees to a deal. Meanwhile, Rosa helps Isobel make a big discovery and the fight to save Max begins.

star 7.73
124 votes
Directors: Lauren Petzke
Writers: Eva McKenna
Mr. Jones

#19 - 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. Michael finds himself caught up in the conflict between Jesse and Alex once again, even as Maria's life hangs in the balance elsewhere. Kyle faces a moral dilemma when the enemy requires medical attention.

star 7.73
269 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Christopher Hollier
What If God Was One of Us?

#20 - 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. Michael and Alex’s investigation into Nora leads them to a farm, where they meet a historian named Forrest. Cameron confronts Jesse Manes about her sister’s whereabouts, and Isobel uses her powers for good.

star 7.71
323 votes
Directors: Shiri Appleby
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Steve Stringer
Smells Like Teen Spirit

#21 - 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 7.71
559 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Carina Adly Mackenzie, Eva McKenna
Say It Ain't So

#22 - 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 7.70
288 votes
Directors: Rachel Raimist
Writers: Christopher Hollier, Eva McKenna
I Saw the Sign

#23 - 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. Max takes aim at Wyatt. Cameron decides whether she’s going to help Sergeant Manes.

star 7.70
545 votes
Directors: Paul Wesley
Writers: Chris Hollier, Miguel Nolla

#24 - 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. Max enlists Kyle's help getting to the bottom of the recent abductions, while Michael does his own investigating into Alex's disappearance. After learning more about her mother Louise, Isobel pays a visit to Rosa, in hopes that Rosa could help her begin to heal.

star 7.70
260 votes
Writers: Ariana Quiñónez, Deirdre Mangan
Don't Speak

#25 - 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 7.69
586 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Adam Lash, Cori Uchida