Roswell

Season 3 Episode 1

Busted

5
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2001 on The WB
9.3
out of 10
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206 votes
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Max and Liz are arrested and jailed for holding up a convenience store. Meanwhile, Isabel has a secret affair with a handsome attorney, and Michael tries to straighten out his life.

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  • Max and Liz are arrested for armed robbery, while looking for the 1947 crashed spaceship.

    8.0
    When I say 'out of character' I don't mean the episode is out of charcter. Personally, I think that its pretty hard for Roswell to have a plot-line or story that is out of character because its a show open to so much.



    However, I felt that Liz in particular seemed out of character in this episode. It felt like personality wise, and even to a degree her dress-sense, had done a 180 from the last season. She started acting out against her parents, breaking rules much more radically than she ever had done before and simply in general seemed much more agressive than she had done in the first two seasons. Perhaps all of this is as a result of of Alex's death, and its a way for her to adjust, I'm not sure, I just didn't feel like it worked out.



    To a lesser degree, like I said before, her dress-sense changed quite a bit since last season. I'm only mentioning this because I feel that dress-sense is often representative of the character. Going with her new personality Liz is wearing sexier clothes and more make-up. I did enjoy the episode overall though, especially the flashbacks to how Liz and Max got together again- I loved their date at the wharf, up until Max's drowning scene that is. That scene also confused me with 'new' Liz- in that scene she's still the Liz I'd come to love in the first two seasons, yet in the present day she seemed completely different. As to whether or not I like the 'new' Liz, I'm not sure yet. Will have to watch more of the season before I can make up my mind.moreless
  • Max and Liz do their best as Bonnie and Clyde

    10
    This is probably my favorite episode from the third season because of how illogical it is. It begins with Liz and Max doing something completely out of character which kind of sets up the rest of this season which features big changes in everyone that aren't necessarily good ones. Max and Liz are really at their best in this episode where their love isn't annoying or overbearing but romantic and the weight of their decisions is really felt. The introduction of Jesse as Isabel's love interest is well played and shocks every time I watch this episode. Yes, the heist was poorly planned, but all the making out that occurred on the path way was hot and I have to mention how hilarious I found Michael at the beginning when he is trying to get into Bio 101.moreless
  • Liz and Max are finally back together! Max and Liz get arrested for armed robbery!

    10
    When Max discover that a government storage facility is under a convenience store, he holds to find the ship or something that can help him get back home to find his son. Max and Liz hold up the convenience store. Which is hilarious because Liz and Max are like the most responsible people lol. After a long car chase they get busted and jailed. Thier parents want to know why they would do this. Max and Liz get put to trial. Meanwhile Isabel is dating a new guy, Jesse. After Max and Liz get out of jail, Liz's parents want her to stay away from Max and Max's dad gets suspicious about Max. This is a great episode definitely a favorite!moreless
  • What a way to start a new season...

    9.0
    The episode is a bit confusing to begin with, but by the end of the episode everything makes sense. The episodes switches to flash backs and present day. And the flash backs help make the present day more understandable.



    The episode starts with Max and Liz in Utah, holding up a convenience store - how uncharacteristic! And of coarse, they are soon arrested. The reason for their wild streak soon becomes apparent: Max is after the space ship that crashed in 1947. He wants to use it to go home to save his son. As the episode progresses we learn a couple of interesting things: Max and Liz are a couple again, Isabel is dating an attorney who just happens to be her fathers assistant and who is 8 years older than her, and Michael takes a job as a security guard working very strange hours. Of coarse Max and Liz can not stay in jail for very long, this show is called Roswell not Prison Break! Isabel and Michael look great, and more mature with their new hair styles.



    This is a great episode, and sets the standard for the rest of the season. What a great episode it was indeed.moreless
  • Looks like they were getting back to what really made the show special.

    8.6
    The thing I really liked about this episode is that it finally got back to a nice combination of Max and Liz as well as the scifi element. You can definatly see the style differences from season two and season three. Coming back and watching these episodes a few years later after I they were produced and having seen them when they were first put out, you can see appriciate them in a completely different manner. In this specific episode I really like that everything seems unified again. As well as the fact that they don't use linear story telling. You just get bits and pieces of the story through the hour, and finally all comes together in the end.



    Great episode.moreless
Jason Behr

Jason Behr

'Max' Maxwell Evans

Shiri Appleby

Shiri Appleby

'Liz' Elizabeth Parker Evans

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Isabel Amanda Evans Ramirez

Majandra Delfino

Majandra Delfino

Maria DeLuca

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Michael Guerin

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Jesse Esteban Ramirez (Season 3)

Yorgo Constantine

Yorgo Constantine

Agent Burns

Guest Star

Jeanetta Arnette

Jeanetta Arnette

Dolores Browning

Guest Star

Michael Earl Reid

Michael Earl Reid

Harlan

Guest Star

John Doe

John Doe

Jeff Parker

Recurring Role

Jo Anderson

Jo Anderson

Nancy Parker

Recurring Role

Garrett M. Brown

Garrett M. Brown

Phillip Evans

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Maria: Why can't these aliens ever get in trouble somewhere decent? Like Graceland or Tahoe or New Orleans. No. Utah. Mormons and mountains.

    • Isabel: Max. You idiot. What are you trying to do to our poor clueless human parents?
      Michael: So what's the deal? You're running low on cigarettes?
      Max: There's an underground government storage facility under the convenience store.
      Isabel: That's a surprise.
      Max: Our ship is there.
      Isabel: You mean our spaceship?
      Max: It's been reassambled. I saw it with my own eyes.
      Michael: I can feel Biology 101 slipping through my grasp.

    • Mr. Evans: Max... There was over $200 left in that cash register. You didn't do it for the money. I never believed you did it for some adolescent thrill. You did it because you wanted to get down those stairs into that room. And I need you to tell me why.
      Max: I can't ever tell you the truth. Please, don't make me lie to you.

    • Michael: Mr. Seligman, I know you hate my guts. Personally, I hate yours, too.
      Mr. Seligman: This is how you ask a favor?
      Michael: But if you help me graduate this year, then you won't have to see me next year.
      Mr. Seligman: Well, you do have a point there.

    • Liz: Since I told her that you broke my heart -- without any of the alien details, of course -- she thinks that we should just take things slow. Just dinner, then straight home, no plans for future dates. No making out.
      Max: So I suppose skinny dipping would be against the rules, too.

    • Max: Liz, I just want to put everything that happened behind us.
      Liz: Yeah, you know that I would, too, if I had impregnated an alien killer who murdered one of our best friends and then left the planet with my unborn child.
      Max: So you're still holding on to that?

    • Isabel: I thought we made an agreement to let go of the other world and live here.
      Max: That was before my son tried to contact me.
      Isabel: Max, a little reality check. This ship you're talking about...sucks. It's a lemon. It crashed to begin with. That's why we're stuck here.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jesse: Max and Liz picked a bad place to play Bonnie and Clyde.

      Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a famous couple in the 1930s, who committed crimes and robberies together.

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