Roswell

Season 1 Episode 17

Crazy

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 10, 2000 on The WB
9.5
out of 10
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5

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FBI agent Topolsky returns to warn Liz that a covert alien hunter inside the Bureau is pursuing Max and his friends -- and that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Meanwhile, Isabel befriends Tess, a new female student who immediately arouses Max and Michael's suspicions.

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  • Best episode so far

    9.0
    The episode before this one really didn't amount to much. It was like 30 minutes of kissing scenes and little plot development. This was much better. Emilie De Ravin is a good addition to the show. She's great on LOST. The one thing that did confuse me about this episode was Michael working at the Crashdown at the beginning of the episode. When did that happen? Did I miss something in the previous episode? I was kind of half-asleep during it because it was lackluster. Oh well. Guess if he's hoping to limit the drama with Maria, he's made a huge mistake.moreless
  • One word. CRAZY.

    8.5
    So Topolski is back, I didn't even recognise her at first. She is crazy! So that storyline is the main focus of this episode, with the 6 kids all trying to act normal. And i think they succeeded. The couples are so cute, and Maria's jealousy over Max and Liz is totally understandable, i can relate to her! I love that Max tries to give Micheal dating tips, and his first gift to Maria was soo awesome!! So this is also the episode we're first introduced to Tess. She does leave a good first impression so i'm still wondering why everyone hates her.



    Best quote for this episode would be from Isobel: "It's not like i'm going to fall in love with her, tell her our secret and compromise our very existence."moreless
  • Darla... err... I mean Topolsky is back.

    7.7
    Topolsy comes back to Roswell to warn the trio of something to come, an alien hunter. The gang doesn't trust her and she tries all kind of ways to be heard.



    This episode starts the tradition of the little gang meetings in the desert.



    Also it's around that time that the WB wanted Roswell to become more and more like Buffy. So the story will progress faster and faster and on screen we start to see flashier stuff.



    This episode is also the first where Emilie de Ravin appears as Tess, a new student at Roswell High who obviously hides things about her.moreless
  • This episode just knocked me. All the emotions were played out in an excellent way. Just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10
    I think Julie Benz played the part of Topolsky great. This episode mixed fear, pain and frustration. Tess was a bit fishy showing up everywhere like she was involved, maybe she's working with Pierce. The way Topolsky asked Michael to promise her that if she gets another orb/communicator he will take her with when his 'people' come to get him. Michael was a bit of a jerk, but then you can't exactly blame someone who never really had a caring person besides two other aliens. Liz was really concerned about Max, the emotions really touched me. And it was good to see that everyone was really involved as a team. I have to say that I hate Nasedo. It was all his fault that Pierce took Topolsky. I knew that she was going to die. I felt bad. But maybe he knew that Pierce was going to be there, so he probably saved all their lives. This IS my favorite episode, it really made me wonder: Are there aliens?moreless
  • Topolsky’s back, but now she’s a real nutjob.

    8.5
    Topolsky’s back, but now she’s a real nutjob. She has a secret meeting with Liz and confuses the situation. There’s a new kid who seems to be a bit odd. The regular six have a desert meeting and decide not to talk to Topolsky. She tells Valenti that there is an FBI Unit of elite alien hunters run by an agent named Pierce.



    This episode deals with the growing Tess issues. Also Valenti is starting to seem like a good guy. Michael tries to be like Max, but doesn’t have the requisite personal skills. Alex tries to put the moves on Isabel yet again.



    A nice episode with the apparent end of Julie Benz guest appearances.

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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

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks

Alex Charles Whitman (Season 1-2)

Kevin Cooney

Kevin Cooney

Dr. Margolin

Guest Star

Yelyna De Leon

Yelyna De Leon

Sonia

Guest Star

Hugh Benjamin

Hugh Benjamin

Delivery Guy

Guest Star

Julie Benz

Julie Benz

Agent Kathleen Topolsky

Recurring Role

Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

Tess Harding

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Tess: I always hate the first day at a new school.
      Isabel: Done this before?
      Tess: Only about a hundred times. Everyone's always so ... nice.
      Alex: Is that a bad thing?
      Tess: Well, the guys are usually nice because they wanna jump my bones, and the girls are usually nice because they wanna find out if I wanna jump their boyfriends' bones.

    • Michael: I'm serious, Max, things are getting frosty. She went to the French Club meeting today instead of meeting me in the eraser room. The French Club. What the hell is that?

    • Maria: What, I don't look like a girl who gets flowers everyday?

    • Alex: Would that, you know, be alien normal or just plain "we're the subjects of the FBI manhunt" normal?

    • Maria: Is that so hard?
      Michael: What?
      Maria: Acting like a real couple: kissing, arms around each other, shoulders... actually excited to see one another.
      Michael: Overrated.

    • Liz (to Maria about closing up the restaurant): Would you mind?
      Maria: Go ahead.
      Liz: Thank you.
      Maria: Live the life I so desperately want.
      Michael: It's kind of immature, really.
      Maria: Really?
      Michael: Just a couple of horndogs looking for a place to make out. I mean we don't need that. We got my apartment you know?
      Isabel (finishes studying the menu): I guess I'll just have the special.
      Maria & Michael: Oh we're closing early.

    • Max: Topolsky.
      Isabel: She's back.
      Liz: She practically just attacked us in the car at Buckley Point.
      Maria: I thought you went to the movie.
      Liz: It got bad reviews.

    • Isabel (to Max and Michael about Tess): What's wrong with you guys? She just moved here. I'm helping her catch up.
      Michael: She looked pretty caught up to me. Topolsky was a plant when she showed up at school. This girl could be too.
      Isabel: She's a transfer student Michael.
      Max: She's a stranger Isabel.
      Isabel: Well it's not like I'm going to fall in love with her and tell her our secret and compromise our very existence.

    • Topolsky: There's a hunter, an alien hunter. He's buried deep inside the FBI. Even the President and the director are on a need-to-know basis only. Do you understand what I'm saying? He answers to no one and will stop at nothing to get what he's looking for.
      Liz: What is he looking for?
      Topolsky: Max Evans…and anyone he thinks is involved with him. All six of your names are on that list.

    • Maria: …If you want me you have to earn me. That's how a relationship works.
      Michael: No Maria. That's how the Boy Scout merit badges work.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Maria (to Liz): Hey Gidget. You got some flowers from Moondoggie.
      This is a reference to the Gidget movies of 1950's & 1960's, later made into a TV series in the 1965 and then again in 1985. Gidget was a high school girl in love with an older surfer nicknamed Moondoggie.

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