Roswell

Season 1 Episode 15

Independence Day

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 2000 on The WB
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After Michael has a violent showdown with his father, Max and Isabel's father helps Michael set up his emancipation. Meanwhile, the fourth alien emerges as a shapeshifter who watches over Max, Michael and Isabel.

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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

William Sadler

William Sadler

Sheriff Jim Valenti

Robert Katims

Robert Katims

Judge

Guest Star

Eddie Kehler

Eddie Kehler

Driver

Guest Star

Fernando Negrette

Fernando Negrette

Hispanic Man

Guest Star

Diane Farr

Diane Farr

Amy DeLuca

Recurring Role

Garrett M. Brown

Garrett M. Brown

Phillip Evans

Recurring Role

Mary Ellen Trainor

Mary Ellen Trainor

Diane Evans

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Twice during Maria and her mother's conversation about Valenti Maria turns away, but the next shot shows her looking at her mother again.

    • Early in Amy and Valenti's conversation in his office, Amy's arms change continually from at her sides to crossed in front of her to gesturing.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Maria: You and me, Liz. We've got to stick together, hold our ground, all right? Hold our ground. No matter how much they try to charm us. They are like a drug. We have to just say no.
      Liz: Maria, I try and stay away, but I don't... I can't help myself. (Liz turns and sees Max walk in) He obviously feels the same way.
      Maria: Okay. Do you remember that commercial when the girl takes the pan and bashes up the kitchen? Okay. This is your brain on Max.

    • Driver: If you were an alien and could go anywhere in the world, would you pick Roswell?

    • Isabel: I think it's time you either put up or shut up, Michael.
      Michael: Very poetic, Isabel.

    • Maria: You know the boy that I slept but didn't sleep with?
      Amy: Unfortunately the shock has indelibly printed his face on my brain.
      Maria: He's in jail.
      Amy: Oh, this just gets better and better, doesn't it?

    • Amy: I hope you're not talking from experience.
      Maria: Just yours.

    • Maria: He's a cop. And you're a hippie.
      Amy: Well, opposites attract.

    • Amy: Maria, there are like three single guys in all of Roswell. And two of them live in the Desert Inn Retirement community.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: Independence Day

      The title makes references to Michael's emancipation and sudden independence. It also could be a reference to the 1996 film Independence Day starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, which relied a huge amount on the Roswell conspiracy for its storyline.

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