It’s the penultimate episode of Roswell, New Mexico’s four-season run, and with it, a storm of epic proportions and a villain of untamed powers. Not only is the pocket world collapsing with so many people in this alternate world of Roswell in the 1940s, but Liz faces memory problems after her alien mist overdose.
Our people are in trouble and there is literally no time left for a satisfactory resolution to history. Here’s the thing about The CW cancelation Roswell when they did… the fourth season was already filmed and ready to air. It wasn’t as if they knew in advance that it was the end. So how do we know this is how the story was supposed to end?
While we absolutely have more history than I realized when the series premiered, I’m still saddened that at this point it seems like the relationships we’ve seen build and grow n won’t get the conclusions we would have hoped for.
Roswell faces an epic storm as ‘Two Sparrows in a Hurricane’ sets up what will be the final battle
Now don’t get me wrong, Roswell often leaves us with a concluded story arc at the end of each season, but they also tease us to keep us coming back for more too. And in this case, it just feels like there’s so much more to this story.
In “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” we see the toll this pocket world has taken on Alex and it means life or death for him to return home to their Roswell. Liz isn’t normal and bright herself and while that would be great to explore in a brand new season, we won’t get that. Max is still coming to terms with who he is and what he can do and even with Teska sacrificing herself to help him embrace his gifts, he still has so much to do to be the hero of this story.
Each of these characters is always on a journey of discovery and growth and this episode proved it once again. The fact that it ended with Clyde holding almost every one of our people hostage on the other side of the door (minus Isobel and Max) leaves us with so much to worry about who will come out on the other side when the finale will bring this story to a conclusion.
After this episode of Roswell, I never wanted a TV movie again. I want to see this story give a proper ending and not the ending that season four gives us. We want to see what happens next for Bonnie, Dallas, Kyle, Michael, Alex, and each of the aliens and friends we’ve met over the past four seasons.
It was in many ways a brilliant episode, but it was also very bittersweet to watch. We literally only have one more episode left and we’re not okay with it.