Joan Pickering with Erica Cavin
Beta Tester Draft 12/22/04 Final Draft 01/23/05 Posted 01/26/05
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|1||INT. UFO CENTER MUSEUM - OFFICE - NIGHT|
It's after hours and Max is doing some research on the computer in Milton's office. The monitor shows a March 30th newspaper article on the light-show sightings. Max starts printing out the article. He tenses, aware of something. We see a pair of hands approaching him. Max whirls about and grabs them.
Max pulls Liz toward him and kisses her.
Liz gives him gentle kisses along the side of his face until she can whisper in his ear.
They kiss again. As they break from the kiss Liz notices the article on the computer monitor and her eyes widen in surprise.
Before Max can respond, footsteps are heard on the stairs behind them.
Max and Liz turn quickly and the camera pulls back to reveal Milton picking up a Crashdown Café take-out bag from the top of the stairs and carrying it into the office. He's surprised to see Liz there.
Liz starts removing food items from the bag and placing them on the desk.
Max glances pointedly at Liz as he emphasizes "you're".
Both Liz and Max are startled by this news, but try to hide their discomfort at Milton's newfound knowledge.
|2||INT. SCOTTY'S BAR AND GRILL - CONTINUOUS|
It's a slow night so there are only a few stragglers left. A man in an Army private's uniform is seated at the bar. He apparently has been there awhile and is quite inebriated, muttering to himself, slurring his words. (Note: all of his dialogue in the scene will be slurred.) Larry Trilling is seated in a booth and is watching the private. He gets up and moves over to the bar, sitting on a stool next to the private.
The private takes another sip of beer.
He swings his arm wildly towards Larry, forcing him to lean back so as not to get hit.
Larry's interest really picks up now.
His shoots his arm up towards the ceiling in demonstration, causing Larry to flinch.
Larry is practically foaming at the mouth with excitement.
|3||EXT. SCOTTY'S BAR AND GRILL - PARKING LOT - LATER|
Larry is helping the private into his car. They are being watched, but we do not see who is watching them; only a male hand on a steering wheel of the person sitting inside a car as he watches.
Cut to commercial.
|ROSWELL: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Breathing Lessons" - ACT I - 01/26/05|
|4||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - DAY|
Isabel and Liz are walking down a hallway discussing what they have accomplished. It's in between classes and other students, faculty, and administrative staff are also milling about. Isabel and Liz are speaking in low voices, aware of those around them.
|5||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - SAME|
Michael and Alex turn a corner and start walking down another hallway that also has other students, faculty, and administrative staff milling about. They too are keeping their voices low.
|6||FLASHBACK - INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT|
The whole gang is there and the metal book Michael found in the cave is prominently on display and the main topic of discussion.
There's a moment of silence as they all contemplate this. Isabel is looking at Michael as if expecting him to say something, but he seems hesitant.
Liz reacts to this. There is an awkward moment as the others notice her reaction. Max puts his arm around her.
|7||FLASHBACK TO PRESENT|
Michael seems very pleased with himself. Alex seems to have something else on his mind that he's not sure how to broach.
|8||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - SAME|
Max and Maria are walking down another hallway, with other students, faculty, and administrative staff milling about. Keeping their voices low, they are discussing her research in looking for Hank.
|9||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS|
Liz and Isabel are continuing their conversation.
Suddenly Isabel stops short and starts to look around.
|10||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - SAME|
Michael and Alex are nearing the end of their hallway. It's apparent that Michael senses someone.
|11||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - SAME|
Max and Maria are nearing the end of their hallway and Max too, seems to be sensing something.
Maria continues to think of possible suspects while Max looks on bemused and appreciative of her enthusiasm.
|12||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - SAME|
Kyle and Paulie are walking down a hallway. They stop when Kyle notices a pretty, blonde girl who is working on the combination of her locker in the background.
You haven't met the new girl yet? She just started today. She's hot, but a little strange.
Kyle looks at Paulie like he's making it up.
Paulie starts to leave, but Kyle does not follow--he's totally focused on the new girl. Paulie shakes his head in defeat and leaves without him. Kyle leans against a locker, playing it cool, admiring the new girl from a distance, planning his strategy. Just as he is about to make his move the bell rings. The girl leaves for her class and Kyle gets caught in a mob of students rushing to class, missing his chance. Among the mob are Liz and Isabel, Michael and Alex, and Max and Maria who all acknowledge each other's presence; Isabel, Michael, and Max assuming they were "sensing" each other. They switch "partners" as they head off for other classes--Liz with Maria, Isabel with Michael, and Max with Alex.
Cut to commercial.
|ROSWELL: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Breathing Lessons" - ACT II - 01/26/05|
|13||INT. ROSWELL MALL - BOUTIQUE DRESSING ROOMS' HALLWAY - DAY|
Isabel and Liz are outside a dressing room talking, waiting for Maria to finish trying on a dress. Maria is contributing to the conversation through the door and also we will intercut to Maria inside the dressing room, but the angle is such that we do not see her dress.
Liz makes a face at Maria's dressing room door.
Liz looks embarrassed.
|14||INTERCUT TO DRESSING ROOM|
|15||INTERCUT TO HALLWAY|
|16||INTERCUT TO DRESSING ROOM|
The camera focuses on Maria's hands as they do the straps (which wrap around her ankles) on her lavender shoes. Again, we do not see her dress.
|17||INTERCUT TO HALLWAY|
Maria opens the dressing room door to show Isabel and Liz her dress. She looks wonderful. The dress is a peach chiffon with thin straps, a V neck, and a multiple layer handkerchief hemline. It has an ethereal look to it.
|18||INT. ALEX WHITMAN'S BEDROOM - SAME|
Alex is at his desk studying the symbols from the book. His phone rings and he answers it.
|19||INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS|
Max is at his desk on the phone. His computer is on and he appears to be comparing pictures of military and non-military personnel to the Desert Man sketch, as Alex did in "Who Am I?".
|20||INT. ALEX WHITMAN'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS|
Alex hangs up and starts typing on his keyboard. The monitor displays the Eagle Rock Base personnel files. He types in search criteria such as "1980" and "male".
|21||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT|
Michael is looking through his CD collection when there is a knock on his door.
Isabel opens the door and enters. She is carrying a tote bag and puts it on the counter.
Michael looks at her aghast.
Michael looks at her askance, reluctant to believe her, but puts a CD into the player. "Enter Sandman" by Metallica begins playing. Michael starts to get into the music and starts playing air guitar. He's not bad but he's also not dancing. Isabel looks on in alarm--this job is going to be more difficult than she anticipated.
|22||INT. CRASHDOWN - COUNTER - SAME|
Liz and Maria are busy serving customers. They are both working the counter and the register. Jen and a couple of other waitresses are serving the booths and tables. We can see Ricky in the kitchen in the background. It's the night shift, but due to daylight savings time it's still light out. As Maria and Liz pass each other behind the counter they throw ideas back and forth for their plan against Elana and Vanessa. Kyle is one of their customers at the counter and overhears their conversation.
Liz goes to help someone at the register. Maria goes to pick up an order, then delivers it. They meet near Kyle.
Maria and Liz look at each other to determine how the other feels about telling him the truth. They each nod that it's OK.
Liz blushes. Kyle puts up his hands in surrender.
Kyle looks like he might be fantasizing about Liz scratching his back.
|23||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS|
The song ends and Isabel smiles bravely.
Isabel walks over to the tote bag and pulls out a CD holder.
Isabel puts in a more contemporary rock song. She starts dancing to it and she moves back over towards Michael.
Michael tries but he's very stiff and awkward.
Michael tries again. There is a slight improvement but it's still awkward as he tries to mimic her moves.
Michael looks at her skeptically, but tries it. There's a slight improvement. Isabel smiles.
|24||INT. CRASHDOWN - COUNTER - CONTINUOUS|
Maria, Liz, and Kyle are still talking.
The radio at the Crashdown starts playing the same song that Michael and Isabel have been dancing to at Michael's apartment.
She dances her way over to the coffee machine, picks up a pot and dances over to her customers. Kyle watches, amused.
Liz's smile acknowledges that he's right, and her sympathetic look also acknowledges that she knows this is hard for him.
Liz smiles. Kyle turns slightly on his stool and spots the new girl from school walking past the Crashdown. He stares, hesitates, then leaps off of his stool and heads for the door.
Maria and Liz, curious as to what caught Kyle's attention, make their way to the now-closed door.
The camera pans to show Kyle has been fighting traffic to get across the street and just misses getting to the new girl, who drives away in her car. Kyle looks frustrated.
|25||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS|
Isabel changes the CD track to something more romantic, slow.
Michael seems very hesitant. Isabel doesn't notice because she is busy taking off her shoes.
She approaches him and puts her arms around his neck.
Michael reaches out and places his hands on her back, leaving a large gap of space between them.
He does, reluctantly.
They start swaying to the music. Michael is a little off tempo at first, and steps on her toes.
Michael starts to get into the rhythm. Isabel relaxes and lays her head on his shoulder. They both seem at ease with each other. Suddenly there are a couple of flashes. First of young Michael cowering before Hank. The second of young Isabel horrified when she sees a greyling mannequin in a store. She keeps looking from the greyling to looking at herself in a mirror in the store, to back to the greyling. The camera shows their individual reactions: their eyes widen in shock. They stop dancing and separate quickly.
She heads for the door.
She exits, closing the door behind her.
Cut to commercial.
|ROSWELL: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Breathing Lessons" - ACT III - 01/26/05|
|26||EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - NOON|
Elana and Vanessa are carrying their lunches to a table. Kyle spots them and heads right for them, deliberately, but not too obviously, bumping into Vanessa, causing her to spill her drink.
Kyle walks off. Elana and Vanessa look at each other puzzled.
|27||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - LATER|
Maria and Liz are walking down the hallway in between classes. Other students are milling about. They see Kyle at the end of the hallway. He slides his finger along his nose a la the movie "The Sting", signaling Liz and Maria that they are "on". They respond in kind. He continues on his way and they continue their conversation.
Before Liz can respond they both notice Elana and Vanessa going into the girls' bathroom. They wait, conspiratorially, for a moment outside.
Liz and Maria enter the girls' bathroom. The camera follows them. They appear to be alone and they see Elana's and Vanessa's feet under the stalls. Maria gives Liz "the signal". Liz nods and returns it. They each go to the sinks and mirror. Liz pulls out a lipstick from her backpack and Maria pulls out a brush from hers.
They both smile and leave the bathroom. Elana and Vanessa flush their toilets and exit their stalls. It's obvious they have overheard. We stay a moment to note their calculating looks.
|28||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - SAME|
Max is walking down a hallway alone. The expression on his face tells us he's "sensing" something. The camera angle shows that there are a few students and teachers, etc. at the other end of the hallway behind him, some familiar, some new; among them is the new girl introducing herself to Mr. Seligman. The camera focuses on Max who stops in his tracks, trying to figure out what he is feeling. He turns to look behind him. Everyone who was behind him is now gone and the janitor's closet door is closing. Max hesitates, then approaches the door slowly. When he gets to the door he reaches out, hesitantly, then flings the door open. The person inside turns quickly at the sudden opening of the door and there is a blast of fire. Max reacts by putting out his hand in a protective stance and unwittingly puts up a "shield", which shimmers green, between him and the person in the closet. Within milliseconds he realizes it's just the janitor wearing a welder's helmet and holding a lit welding torch. Max immediately puts his hand down and the shield dissipates. The janitor raises his helmet. It's apparent he didn't see Max's shield because of the shield of his helmet and the fire, and it happened so quickly even Max isn't really sure it happened. He's looking at his hand strangely when the janitor breaks into his confused thoughts.
|29||EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - PARKING LOT - DAY|
Max, Michael, Isabel, Liz, Maria, and Alex are walking towards the Jeep and the motorcycle. In the background we can see Elana and Vanessa going up to other students, separately, talking to them before they can get into their cars (not always to the pleasure of the student), then rushing to the next student. Max, Isabel, Liz, and Alex stop at the Jeep; Max stops Michael and Maria from continuing to the motorcycle.
|30||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT|
Isabel, Alex, and Liz are sitting on the couch. Michael and Maria are sharing an arm chair. Their eyes are wide in wonder. Max is standing before them. It's apparent he has just shown them something. Alex is the first to speak.
Max does the same gesture he did in the janitor's closet and the green shield appears again.
Liz gets up from the couch and hesitantly reaches out to touch it. It's impenetrable, but does not harm her.
Liz walks around the shield examining it closely. She stops next to Max.
Max and Liz both nod. Max adjusts his stance to brace for an impact. Liz studies the shield closely to watch for changes. Alex bolts from the couch and rushes the shield. He bounces off and lands, unharmed, in Isabel's lap. Everyone looks astounded, then Isabel starts laughing.
|31||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - NIGHT|
Isabel goes through her closet, pulls out a semiformal dress and puts it on. She looks at herself in a full-length mirror. She doesn't like what she sees. She flashes back to the dress she was wearing in Alex's dream, then waves her hand over the dress she is wearing. It turns into the sexy red dress from the dream. Isabel smiles, liking what she sees. Then, a look of consternation crosses her face.
Isabel looks at herself in the mirror with a critical eye. She waves her hand over the dress, modifying it slightly--removing the black border at the top, the gold and black thread print--changing it to a Jacquard weave, and changing the color of the straps from black to red. She debates about changing the spaghetti straps to another style, and removing the slit in the back, but decides to keep them. She eyes it critically again, smiles and nods in approval. As she puts on her shoes, she changes their color to match the dress. She does the same as she puts on her shawl and as she picks up her purse. She takes one final look in the mirror, then opens her bedroom door and exits.
|32||INT. EVANS LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS|
Diane, Phillip and Max are there. Phillip is taking Max's picture, who is looking exceptionally handsome in a black suit, white shirt, and black tie. They all glance towards Isabel, as she enters the living room from the hallway, and smile broadly in approval.
Isabel smiles radiantly, basking in all the attention.
A look of guilt passes over Isabel's face, but she quickly covers it with a beaming smile. The doorbell interrupts before Isabel can respond.
Max picks up the box with Liz's corsage and heads towards the door. Phillip calls after him.
Max turns to look over his shoulder.
Max opens the door to Alex, who steps into the entry hall. He also looks very handsome in a similar black suit, white shirt and black tie.
Max leans in and whispers.
Alex is nonplussed, having no idea what Max is taking about. He smiles and nods at Max.
Max leaves and Alex proceeds into the living room. When he sees Isabel, he momentarily forgets to breathe.
Alex holds up the box with her corsage.
He takes it out of the box and places it on her wrist.
Diane positions them and Phillip starts taking pictures, as we cut to:
|33||INT. PARKER LIVING ROOM - LATER|
Liz is equally stunning in her outfit--a form-fitting, silky, midnight blue sheath with cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Max is speechless, mesmerized. Jeff notices and leans over to Max.
|34||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM - LATER|
Michael and Maria enter the gymnasium. We see that Maria chose to change the color of the dress to match the shoes. She looks beautiful and Michael looks amazing, having bitten the bullet and donned a black suit and shirt. The camera pulls back to reveal the school gymnasium, which is decorated for the Spring Blast-Off (with such things as paper rocket ships leaving a trail of paper flowers in their wake), and is filled with students and chaperones enjoying the festivities. The Alienettes are up on the stage, playing a fast song. They are doing a mediocre job of it, but some students are on the dance floor, enjoying it nonetheless, while others are seated at tables, talking. Kyle and Vicky are at the refreshment table. Kyle is busy eating; Vicky, who is facing the gymnasium notices Michael and Maria's entrance.
She starts playing with his tie, being kittenish. The camera pans away from Vicky trying to make up for her faux pas, passing Chris, Marcos and Nicky, who apparently found dates in time, then by Amy and Valenti at one of the tables, observing the activities, acting as chaperones. Amy waves to Maria and Michael. Maria gives a tiny wave back looking embarrassed. She walks quickly towards Alex and Isabel who are sitting at another table together. Michael speeds up to match her pace. The band, which has switched to a slow song, hits a sour note and Maria and Alex exchange pained looks, as do Chris, Marcos and Nicky. The camera continues to pan and stops when it finds Max and Liz on the dance floor.
Max moves one of his hands from its place on her lower back and begins gently stroking her long hair. She smiles. He takes her closer in his arms and strokes the side of her face. She tilts her head toward his hand and kisses his open palm.
|35||FLASH TO EXT. ROSWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLYARD - DAY|
Young Liz is playing rock, paper, scissors with her friends. She looks up from the game to see young Max staring at her. He and young Isabel are standing by the school bus. Young Isabel pulls young Max away. Young Liz watches young Max for a long moment as he walks away.
|36||FLASH TO EXT. ROSWELL CITY PARK - DAY|
Young Max is sitting alone under a tree. In the background young Liz and some other children are playing some game involving a ball. The ball rolls away and young Liz runs after it. It stops near young Max. She invites him to join the game. Young Max looks like he wants to accept, but then shakes his head and looks down. Young Liz waits a few seconds then walks away with the ball. Young Max does not see the hurt look on her face.
|37||FLASH TO EXT. ROSWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL - LUNCHROOM - DAY|
A young teen Liz is sitting at a table in the lunchroom with some other young teen girls. A number of young teen boys at a nearby table, a young teen Kyle among them, are showing off for the girls' benefit. Most of the girls are giggling, but not young teen Liz. Her attention is caught by young teen Max, sitting alone at another table. He appears totally isolated from what's going on around him. Absent-mindedly she is drawing a heart in her notebook.
|38||FLASHBACK TO PRESENT|
Max looks at Liz, astonished.
They kiss, the passion building. The camera moves back to show Valenti watching them, an unreadable expression on his face.
|39||FLASHBACK TO EXT. DESERT HIGHWAY - DAY|
Valenti and Deputy Owen have pulled off the road and are searching the area, as if for clues. In the distance we can see the old radio tower.
|40||FLASHBACK TO PRESENT|
Close-up of Max and Liz, still kissing. Suddenly a hand appears on Max's shoulder. Startled Max breaks from the kiss and turns to see Valenti standing beside him.
Cut to commercial.
|ROSWELL: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Breathing Lessons" - ACT IV - 01/26/05|
|41||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - GYMNASIUM - SAME|
Max and Liz look wide-eyed with worry at Valenti.
Valenti walks away with a slight smile on his lips and Max and Liz both sigh with relief. The camera pans and stops at Michael and Maria, seated at a table. The band is playing another slow song. Michael is fidgeting, trying to get up the nerve, then surprises Maria by getting up, taking her hand, and leading her to the dance floor.
They start to dance. He's actually doing a decent job; holding her close, not stepping on her toes. Maria rests her head on his shoulder, enjoying the closeness.
Maria looks up, confused.
The look on Maria's face tells Michael that he scored major points and he is pleasantly surprised. He leans down and they kiss. Just as it starts to heat up, a hand taps Michael on the shoulder. He breaks from the kiss and turns to see who interrupted them. The camera pulls back to reveal Mr. Seligman.
Seligman walks on, leaving Michael nonplused.
Dissolves show a passage of time; the various couples dancing to fast songs, Liz and Max with wild abandon--really enjoying themselves despite the band's performance, Alex and Isabel and Kyle and Vicky having fun, but not enjoying the "music" quite as much, especially Alex, and Michael and Maria giving it a try, but sitting most of the fast songs out. At one point we see Kyle carrying a decorated box (which looks like it might contain votes) towards the gym teacher's office. Elana and Vanessa, on the dance floor with their dates (ivy leaguer types) are watching him. Later the camera stops at a couple at the refreshment table. Elana and Vanessa and their dates are within hearing distance, as are Chris, Marcos and Nicky, but unseen by the couple. The lead singer of The Alienettes misses a high note.
Elana and Vanessa look indignant. Their dates steer them away from the couple as if they are beneath them. Chris, Marcos and Nicky, getting punch, have heard and seen the above. They speak in conspiratorial whispers.
They leave the refreshment table, carrying punch to their dates seated at another table. The camera keeps panning. The band is playing another slow song and the camera focuses on Alex and Isabel on the dance floor.
Alex is quiet for a moment, trying to work up the courage to ask her something. Finally he goes for it.
Isabel stiffens slightly and laughs nervously.
Alex holds her a little closer.
Isabel smiles and visibly relaxes.
Alex relaxes his hold on her enough to make eye contact. He has a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lips.
Isabel gives him a wry smile and a slight pinch on the arm.
Isabel holds him closer and puts her head on his shoulder.
They continue to dance. He's suddenly more confident in himself and it shows. Alex twirls her around, then dips her, just like in his dream. They are both loving every minute of it. The camera pans and then stops on Amy, who is now sitting alone at the table watching the couples on the dance floor. The camera angle widens to include who Amy is watching--Maria and Michael slow dancing. She slips a small camera from her purse and takes a few pictures surreptitiously. The strobe lights mask the flash from the camera. Then she decides she wants to take one close up so she moves in. Maria spots her.
Maria beckons to Amy to come closer.
Amy does and starts to walk away. Maria grabs her by the arm and leans in close so only Amy can hear.
Maria gives her mom a thumbs up and Amy walks away. Maria continues dancing with Michael. As the song ends, Mr. Seligman gets on the microphone on stage to make an announcement.
There are cheers and applause from the students.
More cheers and applause from the students. Elana and Vanessa are eating it up and anticipating the announcement of the award.
Slightly less enthusiastic applause.
He hands the mike back to the lead singer of the band and turns to leave the stage. Elana and Vanessa look alarmed. Elana calls up to Seligman.
There are murmurs of puzzlement from the other students.
This causes some snickering from the other students.
Elana and Vanessa look smugly triumphant.
Elana and Vanessa look aghast that he would even consider listening to the rabble. Chris, Marcos and Nicky, are in the audience nodding approval. Seligman motions to the lead singer to begin the last song and leaves the stage. Some students start gathering their things to leave, others head for the refreshment table, some to the restrooms, and others head for the dance floor for the last dance. Max and Liz and Alex and Isabel are among those on the dance floor. It's a slow dance. Neither Michael nor Vicky are anywhere to be seen. Kyle is at the refreshment table, munching on some chips. Maria is scanning the floor looking for someone. She spots Kyle and heads for the refreshment table.
Disappointed, Maria sighs and leans against the table.
The camera pans over to Valenti and Amy at one of the tables. Valenti gets up and extends his hand to Amy.
Amy smiles and takes his hand, letting him lead her to the dance floor. They begin to dance, forgetting about watching the students as they gaze deep into each other's eyes. The camera pulls back to reveal Kyle and Maria's reactions as they watch from the refreshment table--their eyes widening in shock. Valenti leans in for a kiss and Amy responds in kind.
|42||EXT. EVANS HOME - FRONT YARD - LATER|
Isabel and Alex are walking slowly, hand in hand, towards her front door. They keep their voices low.
They have reached her front door. Alex is looking at Isabel as though she is the most beautiful thing he ever saw.
They kiss. Lightly at first, then more passionately.
|43||INT. CRASHDOWN - BACK ROOM - SAME|
The lights are dim. Max and Liz are at the bottom of the stairs leading to her apartment, saying goodnight. They are holding each other close, looking into each other's eyes. They keep their voices low, almost whispering.
She cups his face with her hands and draws him into a kiss that builds from gentle to passionate, but then is interrupted by a voice from upstairs.
They stop kissing and embrace.
He doesn't move.
The nuzzling tickles, so Liz giggles. She steps back slightly to look at him.
Liz points towards the swinging door to indicate they should move to the main dining area, which they do, holding hands, and talking as they walk towards their favorite booth.
Liz slides into the booth and Max slides next to her.
Their foreheads touch as they contemplate this. Suddenly something dawns on Max and he sits up straight, places his hands on Liz's shoulders and looks at her earnestly.
|44||INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM - MORNING|
Max is dressed and is just finishing making his bed. He hears a tapping on his window. He goes to the window, opens it, and helps Liz climb through.
Before she can answer, Isabel opens his door without knocking and enters. She's carrying the sketch of the Desert Man.
Isabel stops short when she sees Liz. She looks from Liz to Max to Max's partially made bed back to Liz.
Max quickly finishes making his bed then he and Isabel sit at the edge of it. Liz sits cross-legged in the middle of the bed facing them. Isabel puts her hand on the drawing. Max does the same. They hold hands with their free hand, close their eyes and concentrate.
|45||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - SAME|
Maria, wearing her Crashdown uniform, is waiting for Michael to finish in the bathroom. She's standing in the living room, casually looking over the paltry items Michael has decorating his apartment (a few Metallica posters, etc) as she talks to him through the door.
Michael, wearing his Crashdown T-shirt, opens the bathroom door, exits and walks towards Maria.
He comes over and gives her a hug from behind.
Maria stiffens slightly then steps away from Michael's hug and starts searching his apartment.
Michael goes behind the curtain that divides his bedroom from the living room then returns with a plant--the same plant that he accidentally exploded in "The Witness". Its pot has been seamlessly mended but the plant itself has not fully recovered from the shock and looks pathetic. Maria's mouth drops open. He places the plant on the counter and walks back towards her.
Michael raises his arm, about to demonstrate, but she doesn't realize what he is about to do and keeps talking.
The pot explodes and Maria lets out a startled scream. She stares at the shattered pot and uprooted plant, dumbfounded.
Maria is still a little bit shaken but trying to remain calm and supportive. She takes his hand in hers.
Maria walks towards Michael and puts her arms around him.
|46||INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS|
Max and Isabel are still concentrating. Liz is watching them intently, as if she is vicariously concentrating with them. Max and Isabel start to frown; it's obvious that no connection is being made. Liz seeing Max's look of disappointment places her hand on his in support and suddenly they are all in. All three feel as if they have been sucked into a vortex. Dark and disturbing images are whirling around; among them is Hank in a shallow grave with dirt being shoveled onto his face, another is of the Desert Man, in a military uniform, looking frightened, and someone's hand is on his chest. The images are so frightening that almost as soon as they got in, they break the connection. They sit there, wide-eyed and in shock.
|47||EXT. LIZ PARKER'S BALCONY - DAY|
Liz is on her lounge writing in her journal.
|48||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - SAME|
Isabel is sitting on her bed, knees up against her chest, her arms around her legs, and she's rocking slightly as if to comfort herself. She looks distraught.
|49||INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM - SAME|
Max is lying on his bed, looking up at the ceiling, rolling one of his healing stones in his hand like a worry stone.
|50||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT|
Max, Liz, Michael, Maria, Isabel, and Alex are all there sitting on the couch and arm chair. Maria is the first to break the stunned silence.
|51||EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - DAY|
Wide angle view. Isabel is seated at a table with Alex; we do not hear their conversation. Alex collects his stuff, gives Isabel a quick kiss and leaves. Kyle, passing by, stops to say hi to Isabel; again, we don't hear their conversation. In the background the new girl is making the rounds at the various tables, introducing herself, shaking hands and moving on. Max and Liz are at another table. The camera focuses on them. We join them in mid-conversation. Their voices are low.
Liz looks stunned. The camera switches to a wide-angle view. Elana and Vanessa enter the quad, spot Isabel and Kyle and head towards them in a hurry. The camera follows them. Kyle starts to leave, but they cut off his exit, glaring at him, with their arms crossed.
He walks away with a self-satisfied smirk, leaving them with dropped jaws. Isabel has been listening to the conversation. She goes into ice princess mode.
They quickly close their mouths. The new girl comes up behind them and taps Vanessa on the shoulder. She spins around angrily and is caught by surprise.
She reaches out to shake hands. At first glance, Elana and Vanessa are impressed by her pretty face and respond in kind, but as they shake hands they give her the once over, taking in her less than fashionable (to them) style of dress, and their demeanor changes to disdain.
Tess steps out of their way and they brush past her. Her face reflects her hurt feelings, but she recovers quickly when she notices Isabel. Isabel was observing the exchange and is looking strangely at Tess.
Isabel looks at Tess's outstretched hand then slowly takes it. Tess's eyes fill with wonder; she takes Isabel's hand in both of hers, sits across from her, and stares into her eyes. There are flashes of young Isabel emerging from her pod and of her and young Max alone in the desert as the car approaches. Tess starts beaming. Isabel gets a flash of a white sun in a yellow sky--she is speechless and looks alarmed, as if the wind has been knocked out of her. Finally she gathers her wits and slowly disengages her hand from Tess's. Tess is watching her, expectantly. Isabel is so shocked she can barely catch her breath. Finally she regains her composure and gets up the courage to ask the question burning in her mind.
The camera focuses on Tess's bright smile as we fade out.
To be continued ...
Potential solace for anyone who experiences distress at the very sight of the name "Tess".
|1||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - DAY (From Roswell Episode 109: Heat Wave)|
Liz comes out of a classroom and runs into Kyle and Vicky, who are holding hands. There is a slight awkwardness between Liz and Kyle.
|2||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - NIGHT (From Roswell Episode 109: Heat Wave)|
Isabel is lying supine on her bed; her knees are bent, propping up the West Roswell High School yearbook she is holding. She touches a picture of Alex in the yearbook and closes her eyes, concentrating.
|3||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - ALEX'S DREAM - TIME INDETERMINATE|
Dream Alex, dressed for school, is walking down the hallway among other dream students. He opens a classroom door, enters, and shuts the door. Isabel is in the same red silk pajamas she was wearing when she began the dreamwalk. She comes down the same hallway, following Dream Alex. None of the other dream students notice her. She opens the classroom door.
|4||INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - CLASSROOM - ALEX'S DREAM - CONTINUOUS|
The classroom is empty except for Dream Alex, who is now dressed in a tux. He is seated at a table, which is situated behind the student desks and chairs, and is covered with a linen tablecloth, crystal glasses, and a candle. Spread around the room there are fake trees with little white lights and additional candles on stands, creating a ballroom atmosphere. He does not see Isabel enter and sit on the teacher's desk. She is still in her pajamas. Dream Alex stands up and walks to a table behind him that has a boombox on it. He reaches into his inside jacket pocket and removes a disk. Dream Monique Powell, lead singer of Save Ferris, suddenly appears and takes the disk from him.
The camera follows Dream Monique as she walks towards her band and we see Alex's dream version of Isabel. She is wearing a red cocktail style dress with a black border on the top, black spaghetti straps, gold and black thread print woven through it on the front and back, and a slit in the back. Her hair is down. She looks stunning.
Dream Alex turns when he hears her voice.
The dream band has begun to play "Let Me In". Dream Alex walks towards Dream Isabel and extends his hand palm up as if inviting her to dance.
The camera pulls back and we see that behind the table Dream Alex was sitting at is a dance floor. Dream Isabel accepts his extended hand. He bends down and kisses it, then twirls her around onto the dance floor. Isabel is watching all this (still sitting on the teacher's desk) with mixed emotions--astonishment, intrigue, and pleasure. Dream Alex and Dream Isabel continue to dance. Dream Alex is very sure of himself and expertly moves her around the dance floor, twirling and dipping her. Dream Isabel is enjoying herself immensely. As they continue to dance, they talk softly.
Dream Alex and Dream Isabel continue to gaze into each others eyes, then each leans in for a kiss. Isabel is watching this intently. Just before Dream Alex and Dream Isabel kiss, we cut to:
|5||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - NIGHT|
Isabel bolts upright in bed, shocked at what she has seen and felt.
|6||INT. WEST ROSWELL SHERIFF'S DEPT - SHERIFF'S OFFICE - DAY (From Roswell Episode 115: Independence Day)|
Michael is sitting in Sheriff Valenti's office; Valenti is interrogating him about Hank.
|7||EXT. WOODED AREA - NIGHT (From Roswell Episode 115: Independence Day)|
Hank drives into a wooded area, stops the car, pops something into his mouth from a small container and pockets the container. He then gets out of the car, opens the back of the station wagon, drags out and buries the body of a man that looks just like him, then gets back into the car. A bright light eminates from the car as he shapeshifts into a Hispanic male, and again pops something into his mouth from the container and pockets it.
|8||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 119: The Witness)|
Isabel is lying on her bed; Max, standing by her door, has just asked her a question.
He stops at Isabel's "give it a rest" look.
Cut to Liz's dream:
|9||INT. HALLWAY - TIME OF DAY INDETERMINATE|
Liz is walking down a corridor with an endless amount of doors. Doors which, when she opens them, lead to empty rooms with another door, which lead to another corridor with endless amounts of doors. The corridors have a kind of double reflection (mirror on mirror effect) which gives the impression of infinity. Liz keeps opening doors, looking for something, or someone, becoming more frantic by the minute. Then she calls out.
Max and Isabel enter her dream. They do not see her, but can hear her calling for him. He runs toward the sound of her voice and calls out; Isabel stays behind.
Cut to Liz. Hearing him, she runs toward his voice. She opens the next door and he is on the other side. Liz runs into his arms, resting her head on his shoulder.
She lifts her head from his shoulder and looks into his eyes.
He breaks their embrace to cup her face with his hands.
They kiss. A deep, passionate, loving, kiss. The corridors and doors disappear; Max and Liz are standing in a field of flowers. A few butterflies in the air land on them but they are oblivious--lost in their kiss. Isabel is caught unawares, and sees them in their loving embrace. She turns around to give them privacy.
She sits on the grass.
Max and Liz continue to kiss in the background.
|10||EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - NOON (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 119: The Witness)|
Isabel is sitting alone at a table eating lunch. Michael comes by and sits with her.
There is a long pause while he gets up the courage to tell her, leading her to the wrong conclusion.
|11||INT. MICHAEL'S APARTMENT - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 119: The Witness)|
Max and Michael are alone in Michael's apartment having a discussion.
Michael stands up and demonstrates.
Max stands up. He looks around and spots a plant on the counter. He raises his arm, concentrates and makes it move a few inches to the left.
Michael steps forward and reaches out in the direction of the plant. Nothing happens. Michael looks at Max and shrugs.
Michael raises his hand, aims it at the plant, and focuses his full attention on it. They both jump when it suddenly explodes. They continue to stare at the broken shards of the pot and uprooted plant for a beat, in awe.
They both turn and look at each other, at a loss for words, then turn back to look at the broken shards.
A smile of satisfaction plays at his lips.
|12||INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM AND LIZ PARKER'S BEDROOM (Split screen) - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 119: The Witness)|
We see both Max and Liz go into their rooms. They each sit at their desks. Max takes the picture of Liz he had used as a marker for the end of his previous grounding and tapes it to the square for March 15 over the words "party" and "grounding ends". Liz draws a heart, with the word Max in the middle of it on the same date on her new calendar right above the words, "Max's birthday". She touches the words and her eyes glisten. They both go over to their beds. Max lies down on his back. He reaches into his pocket for his wallet and pulls out Liz's picture. Liz picks up the picture of Max in the heart-shaped frame from her night stand, then stretches out on the bed. Each places a hand on the picture of the other; they close their eyes and concentrate.
|13||EXT. ROSWELL STREET - COMMERCIAL DISTRICT - NIGHT DAY (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 120: Limited Options)|
Hank is walking down the street with Alex following at a safe distance. Hank turns a corner down an alley. Before Alex can get there, a bright light shines out from the alley; then a man walks out, the same Hispanic man from Independence Day and Sexual Healing. He pops something into his mouth, pockets the small container, and continues down the street. Alex notices the man, but is curious about the light and turns down the alley. It's a dead end and no one is there. Alex looks back in the direction the Hispanic man went (which is now empty), then back to the alley. He starts looking around, behind trash bins, etc. to see if Hank is hiding, but finds nothing. Alex ends up standing in the middle of the alley looking baffled.
|14||INT. CRASHDOWN - MAIN DINING AREA - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
It's after-hours and the place is empty except for Liz, Max, and Maria in one booth, and Michael and Alex in another. Michael is working on a sketch pad and Alex is making comments, but we do not hear their conversation nor see what Michael is drawing. Liz, Max, and Maria are discussing Michael and Alex
Max, Liz and Maria going over to Michael and Alex's booth and peering over Alex's shoulder at the drawing pad. The camera focuses on the drawing--a very good likeness of the Hispanic man from Independence Day and Sexual Healing.
|15||FLASHBACK - INT. ROSWELL SHERIFF DEPT. - INTERROGATION ROOM - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Michael is sitting opposite Deputy Green at the interrogation table. Valenti is standing near the door; he seems pissed. Deputy Blackwood escorts Hank into the room. Michael stiffens when he sees Hank. Hank glances at Michael but does not address him.
|16||INT. MICHAEL GUERIN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Michael, Max, and Isabel are standing in Michael's living room.
|17||INT. ALEX WHITMAN'S BEDROOM - DAY (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Alex's bedroom is filled with computer and electronic equipment, as well as bookshelves filled with books, manuals, and magazines on a variety of subjects. Alex is at his computer. There is a copy of the picture Michael drew of the Desert Man on his desk. On his monitor's screen are thumbnail pictures of men. Most are in military uniforms, but some are not. They all have dark hair, and dark eyes. The pictures have an old look to them, based on style of dress and hair, like they are from the 1940s. He appears to be comparing the sketch to the pictures on the screen.
|18||FLASHBACK - INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - EMPTY CLASSROOM - NOON (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Max, Michael, Isabel, Liz, Maria, and Alex are all sitting at desks, clustered close together, brainstorming on what to do.
|19||EXT. HIGHWAY 42 - OLD RADIO TOWER - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Liz is holding the orb. Max reaches out to take the orb and when he touches it the beam turns on.
Max smiles, liking that thought. They continue to hold the orb together, watching the Whirlwind Galaxy symbol displayed in the sky.
|20||INT. DARK ENCLOSURE - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
We are in a dark enclosed space. The only light is provided by the Whirlwind Galaxy symbol being beamed from an orb, which makes it difficult to see where we are. It appears as if it might be a storage vault.
|21||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Isabel and Maria are sitting cross-legged on her bed. The sketch Michael drew of the Desert Man is on the bed between them. Isabel's hand hovers over it then she moves her hand to her face and nervously brushes aside a lock of hair. Maria picks up the sketch. They are talking, but we do not hear their conversation.
Isabel nods, places her hand on the Desert Man picture, then hesitates.
Maria can see she's still a little nervous so she takes Isabel's free hand in hers. Isabel smiles, takes a deep breath, and closes her eyes. She's concentrating, then she jumps with a start as she opens her eyes and comes out of the dreamwalk.
Isabel is momentarily overwhelmed by Maria's barrage of questions, then composes herself to answer each in succession.
|22||INT. PETERSON HOUSE - KITCHEN - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Michael, alone, is finishing cleaning the mess in the kitchen. Maria enters from the hallway.
|23||INT. PETERSON HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - LATER (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Maria takes his hands in hers and looks into his eyes.
|24||EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - DAY (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Alex is talking to Liz. Maria is with them trying to appear depressed, like Alex, but not quite pulling it off.
Isabel overhears this as she approaches their table.
Liz nods, Alex hasn't heard anything past "I wanted to go to the dance with you".
Maria glances quickly at Alex to see if he heard Liz, but he's oblivious to anyone but Isabel.
Liz and Maria take off.
|25||INT. MESALIKO RESERVATION CAVE - NIGHT (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Michael walks over to the painting on the cave wall that Nasedo left for them to examine the symbols. He starts to lean on the wall above the symbols with his right hand as he peruses them. He's surprised when a silver hand print starts to glow under his right hand and he quickly removes it. He checks his hand but nothing appears amiss so, curious, he hesitantly reaches out and places his hand in the same spot. Again it starts to glow and this time his hand starts to sink into the wall. Startled, he pulls his hand back again and examines it. Once again, nothing seems amiss, so he places it back on the wall, this time letting his hand sink in up to his wrist. The look on his face tells us he feels something and when he pulls his hand back he's holding a metal book. Michael stares down at the book. Engraved on the front cover is the symbol that he and Isabel burned in front of the library in "Blind Date" to contact Nasedo. Before he can open the book he is hit with several visions in a row. Most are of the same symbols he saw in the desert during his illness in "The Balance" and each one seems stronger than the last, obviously causing Michael pain. His left hand goes to his head as he is hit with one more vision, different from the others. It's of a broken fence with a sign lying next to it that reads "Pohlman Ranch". This vision is so strong that it knocks him to the ground, unconscious, still clutching the book.
|26||INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM - TWO HOURS LATER|
Michael, recovered, is telling the others (Max, Isabel, Liz, Maria, and Alex) about his visions. Maria is fussing over him trying to put wet cloths on his forehead which he immediately removes. The metal book from the cave lies open on the bed beside him; we can see that it is filled with symbols similar to those on the cave walls.
|27||EXT. ROSWELL DESERT - VASQUEZ ROCK FORMATION - DAY (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Max reaches the rock wall, stands before it momentarily as the others catch up. Somehow he just knows to reach out and place his hand on the wall, as if he had been doing it all his life. It glows silver under his hand, then the stone appears to ripple and shimmer. They all look on, stunned and amazed as it transforms itself into a doorway-like opening. There is a hollowed-out area inside, large enough for two people and a child-sized pod. Light streams in from the opening Max just made and from a small one in the ceiling of the pod chamber, which also lets in air. Max steps in and we see the egg-shaped gossamer-like pod shell he emerged from in 1989. Max stares at it, mesmerized. He reaches out to touch it and gets a flash (two moons and green clouds). Isabel, standing at the opening notices an engraving on the wall opposite the pod.
Max sees the Whirlwind Galaxy symbol Isabel is pointing at.
|28||EXT. ROSWELL DESERT - VASQUEZ ROCK FORMATION - LATER (From Roswell: What Might Have Been Episode 121: Who Am I?)|
Michael uses the breathing technique he learned from River Dog then closes his eyes and concentrates. He gets a flash, his eyes pop open, and he takes off running towards another section of the rock formation, dragging Maria behind him, who is still holding his hand. In the background we see Max and Liz have returned to his chamber and re-opened it. He enters and Liz stands by the opening. Isabel is in her chamber with Alex by the opening. Michael reaches his and, still holding Maria's hand he reaches out with his right hand, places it on the stone wall causing the glowing hand print, the rippling wall, and the doorway-like opening to appear. Releasing Maria's hand, he steps inside. Maria observes from the opening. Michael's chamber matches Max's and Isabel's. Michael reaches out to touch the Whirlwind Galaxy engraving on the wall and, like in the Mesaliko Reservation cave, his hand passes through up to his wrist. When he removes his hand he is clutching a pair of blue baby booties.