Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: Tetryl, the chemical Max finds under the convenience store, according to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981, is a pale yellow crystalline explosive used especially as a detonator.

    • TRIVIA: As of this episode the series switched networks from the WB to UPN.

    • TRIVIA: Through flashbacks it's stated that Max's son, with Tess, has been born.

    • TRIVIA: In the basement of the convienent store that Max and Liz "hold up" is the spaceship that crashed while bringing Max, Michael, Isabel and Tess to earth.

    • TRIVIA: Adam Rodriguez (Jesse Ramirez) joins the cast as of this episode.

  • Quotes

    • 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 It's a lemon. It crashed to begin with. That's why we're stuck here.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Nick Wechsler (Kyle Valenti) and William Sadler (Sheriff Jim Valenti) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • 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.