Skin and Bones
10/02/00 The sci-fi drama about four alien teens begins its second season.
The intergalactic saga wrapped its freshman run with the extraterrestrial quartet finding a message from home. It revealed that in previous lives, Max was their planet's leader and Michael and Isabel were great warriors. Tess was Max's bride and Isabel was Michael's betrothed.
In this installment, their lives on Earth are again in jeopardy after a geologist discovers the remains of FBI agent Pierce. He presents his findings to Sheriff Valenti, who tries to stall the investigation---despite interference from an eager Deputy Hanson. Micahel is accused while Max has to change the bones with his powers to set Michael free.
10/09/00 Max struggles with his new role as the sole leader of the alien quartet. Michael aggravates the situation by questioning Max's plan, which calls for them to "try to blend in." Meanwhile, Kyle returns home from football camp with a new attitude, and Max discovers that Milton has left the UFO Center.
10/16/00 Isabel's friends throw her a surprise birthday party at the Crashdown Cafe, Where Alex dances for her, but a mysterious headache and hallucinations of Tess in jeopardy grip the alien teen during the festivities. Meanwhile, Liz discovers that Congresswoman Whitaker has been recording Liz's personal phone calls at work. We also learn the Congresswoman is a Skin(evil alien) and Isabel had to kill her.
Summer of '47
10/23/00 Michael interviews a WWII veteran from Roswell for a school paper and gets a first-hand account of the alien crash of 1947. Cast members portray the tale's participants in flashback segments. He learns that Hal saved his and the other 3 aliens life. Michael also show's Maria the greanolith.
End of the World
10/30/00 Max travels back in time from the year 2014 to the present to warn Liz that their personal relationship will result in Earth's conquest by alien forces. So Liz has to convince Max to be with Tess, when nothing works she stages a scene with Kyle. Meanwhile, Michael begins to suspect that Courtney is not who she appears to be.
11/06/00 Max, Liz, Isabel and Tess head to Arizona to find a secret organization called the Universal Friendship League that Congresswoman Whitaker belonged to. The town is nothing but skins. Meanwhile, Michael and Maria hunt for a missing Courtney. When Courtney confronts Michael and Maria they head to help the others. in the end destroying the skins husks.
11/13/00 Most of the residents of Roswell disappear after a green pulse from the sky descends on the town, leaving only the alien quartet, Courtney, Liz, Maria and the Valenti's behind to solve the mystery. The situation gets worse after Liz finds evidence of a Skin in the area. Tess destroys the skins , and Maria saves the town.
Meet the Dupes
11/20/00 After murdering their leader, aliens resembling Michael, Isabel and Tess travel to Roswell from New York to persuade Max to attend a summit with leaders from other planets. Elsewhere, Brody is attracted to Maria, whom Michael begins to take for granted. Max and Tess leave with the look alikes of Michael and Isabel while Ava, tess' look alike stay's behind in Roswell.
Max in the City
11/27/00 Max and Tess travel to New York City, where Rath takes Max to meet an enigmatic individual called the Emissary, who tests Max's claim to the throne. Elsewhere, Maria tells Liz about a rumor going around school that Liz slept with Kyle. When Michael and Isabel get worried about Max not returning home, they go to Liz and Ava. Ava tells them of Rath and Lonnies plans. Liz finds out because Max healed her she is Changed, so she projects herself to New York just in time to save Max's life. Max and Liz decide to be friends again.
A Roswell Christmas Carol
12/18/00 It's not such a wonderful life for Max after he allows a man to die rather than use his powers in public to save him.
A car strikes a holiday shopper who pushed his daughter out of the path of the vehicle. As the man lies dying on a crowded sidewalk, Max resists the urge to help him. The man's ghost then haunts the alien teen (the only one who can see him), demanding that Max do something to "restore the balance" for letting him perish.
A more mundane Christmas crisis plagues Michael. He agonizes over a present for Maria, since he neglected to get her any gift at all last year.
To Serve and Protect
1/22/01 Isabel suffers from nightmares depicting a girl bound, locked in a trunk and screaming for help. Sheriff Valenti is questioned about the year-old shooting of Everett Hubble. Elsewhere, Maria's cousin Sean arrives in town, fresh from a prison stint.
Isabel and Max accompany the Sherriff on the hunt for the girl. They do find her buried in Frazier Woods with a box on her head. Max has to protect the sheriff and Isabel with his new power (shield).1/29/01 1/27/01 1/24/01
We Are Family
1/29/01 Sheriff Valenti loses his tin star in this well-scripted episode, which finds the lawman taking orders from an ambitious FBI agent. Jim Valenti's unorthodox methods during the search for a missing girl draw the ire of a by-the-book police officer and an equally intolerant judge, who suspends Roswell's leading law enforcer. The sheriff gets a temporary reprieve when an eager Federal agent requests his help with the case. However, playing second fiddle doesn't sit well with Valenti, who has no choice but to keep his demanding new boss in the dark when the investigation takes an unexpected turn.
2/05/01 Laurie escapes from an ambulance on her way to a mental facility and unwillingly joins Michael and Maria, who were following her in the Jetta and witnessed her getaway. Meanwhile, Isabel is questioned by Agent Duff about her involvement in Laurie's case.
How the Other Half Lives
2/19/01 The four-part "Hybrid Chronicles" concludes with this pivotal installment, which reveals how the royal four became human. The story centers on the manhunt for the kidnapper of Laurie Dupree, an enigmatic young woman who first appeared to Isabel in the alien's nightmares. In this episode, the Roswell teens discover why Laurie was abducted and her role in another life form's attempt to wipe out all living creatures on Earth. They also learn the anthropological origins of their existence and why Laurie's relatives want her to believe she is mentally ill: she is the heir to her family's vast estate.
Viva Las Vegas
2/26/01 Michael's nerves are shot, so he decides that he and Max should take a trip to Las Vegas to blow off steam. Isabel and Maria discover the boys' plan and invite themselves to go along. Then Tess, Kyle, Liz and Alex hear the news and join the road trip.[Dido's "Thank You" can be heard in the background of one scene.]
Heart of Mine
4/16/01 Max and Liz agree to go to the prom together as friends, while Michael tells Maria that the festive event is "totally bogus." Isabel considers asking Alex to the dance and Kyle sets his sights on taking Tess.
Cry Your Name
4.31.01 Jim Valenti breaks the news to the aliens and their friends that Alex was killed in a car accident. Max attempts to revive the teen, but his efforts fail. The group is then forced to deal with the loss of their friend. Maria and Isabel respond emotionally, but Liz remains oddly stoic.
It's Too Late, and It's Too Bad
4.30.01Liz continues her investigation into Alex's death and she enlists Sean's help in breaking into the school guidance counselor's office, where she makes a photocopy of Alex's personal file. Meanwhile, Isabel tells Max that she received a letter from a college that she hopes to attend in the fall.
Baby, It's You
5.07.01 Max gets the shock of his young life when Tess tells him that they are going to be parents.
The news comes on the heels of the couple's first public display of affection as Max escorts Tess down the halls of their high school. With his arm around his latest flame, the alien king strolls through the parting sea of students and onlookers, including Michael, Kyle and a very annoyed Isabel. The announcement of their impending parenthood comes later that evening when Tess discloses her condition to Max. However, the extraterrestrial pregnancy yields unexpected complications---Earth's atmosphere proves inhospitable to the unborn child.
Off the Menu
5.14.01 An electrical shock knocks out power throughout Roswell and causes Brody to recall his alien abductions. The frantic man then takes Max, Tess, Maria and her family hostage at the UFO Center. Michael and Isabel come looking for Max...and stumble into the crisis.
5.21.01 The second season of the sci-fi series concludes as the alien quartet prepares to go home.
Max and his extraterrestrial pals have only 24 hours to say goodbye to their human families and friends as they prepare the Granilith for the journey to their home planet. According to producer Jason Katims, this installment also "solves, pretty definitively, the mystery surrounding [the death of] Alex." As for the future of the teen series, Katims says, "The only thing we know for sure is that we don't know anything for sure. It's similar to the situation we were in last year. We may return or we may not."