Roswell

Season 3 Episode 11

I Married An Alien

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 29, 2002 on The WB
9.4
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When a journalist friend of Jesse's comes to Roswell, Isabel discovers he's investigating her, Max and Michael, after he witnesses Michael using his powers. Meanwhile, Isabel fantasizes about what her life would be like if Jesse knew her alien secret through the device of a 1960s sitcom a la Bewitched.

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  • a very well-written episode.

    10
    this is fun episode for me. it's always nice to watch a series w/ a reference in this case a tribute to bewitched. i like the editing from the bewitched time switching to the present time. the clothes, the hair, the setting and the characters on that time and that split screen phone conversation w/ isabel & michael is so funny. the story is being imagined by isabel in the sitcom and in the present time about her life as an alien married to a mortal, the only difference is in reality her husband jesse doesn't know her secret yet. and a visit from jesse's friend who's a reporter complicates things. and the last lines isabel said in the end 'the problem is i don't live in a sitcom. you know, they get to wrap everything up all nice & neat. real life is complicated. classic.moreless
  • What if...

    9.5
    ...Jesse knew Isabel's secret and they were living happily ever after?

    God, it was so good. This was like the funniest episode of Roswell - ever! I so loved it. Most the scene with Kyle and Maria coming in and wanting Isabel to help them with her powers. Loved the clothes and wasn't it just so cool how they were all talking?

    And you could see how easily life could be for her if she had just told him...

    The switches between the scenes in reality and in Isabel's fantasy were so well connected, I just kept wondering and laughing all the time.moreless
  • Life imitating art.

    9.0
    This episode was a nice break for the show from all it's seriousness by doing something rather experimental, paroding on the old time sitcom Bewitched.



    It was great because of it's sense of familar nolstalgia. From the bright colors, 50's -60's customs, fashions, you name it it's all there. But it was most memorable because all the characters we know and loved in the show act as alternate sitcom versions of themselves. From Isabel, Max, and Michael all of them we see as the same people but slightly different more brighter and ridiculous. My only real gripe about the episode is the fact the Maria, Kyle, and Liz are a bit underused but despite only brief appearences their great in their roles. Also there is an interesting format where both the alternate world and reality parallel with one another all to revolve around the issue of trust. My favorate moment in this, was when both reality and fantasy litterally colided during a four way phone conversation, both versions of Michael and Isabel were confused. In the end of the episode of course we learn that life can never have any simple solutions like in a sitcom world and that trust is always fragile it depends on what you do to either strenthen it or break it. But it was really a love letter to the TV entertainment back then which may have been ridiculous but always brought joy and imagination to peoples hearts.moreless
  • But good silly!!!!

    8.8
    I really liked this episode as it's an episode that seems really silly but it is still entertaining! Katherine Heigl did a great job of portraying a Samantha Stevens type of person, with Max and Michael in the character of her mother on Bewitched! The whole episode was entertaininng from start to finish and it is really my one mf my favourites!
  • Isabel dreams of what her future and marriage may entail if only she were in an old sitcom.

    8.0
    This is really very clever, because it gives a chance for Isabel to wonder what her life might be like if Jesse were in on the secret. Watching an episode of Bewitched on TV she begins to fantasise about being in a similar world, and suddenly we're in very alternate reality territory.



    The actors must have had a great time playing not just their characters, but these over the top Bewitched/I Love Lucy/My Favourite Martian/any other show of the time... versions of the characters too.



    The episode fires on about three and a half cylinders - it's not great (in the way that the alternative episodes in something like Buffy were), but it's still entertaining enough to keep you hooked.



    It also provides a possible threat to the aliens' secret in the form of Jesse's old friend, now a reporter, who is suspicious of everyone and determined to write a story, even if it's for the Enquirer.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

Nick Wechsler

Nick Wechsler

Kyle Valenti

Kristoffer Polaha

Kristoffer Polaha

Eric Hughes

Guest Star

Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes

Social Worker

Guest Star

John Doe

John Doe

Jeff Parker

Recurring Role

Garrett M. Brown

Garrett M. Brown

Phillip Evans

Recurring Role

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