Roswell

Season 3 Episode 13

Panacea

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 12, 2002 on The WB
9.4
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Michael uncovers a conspiracy at Metachem, when a guard is killed on duty. Michael enlists the aid of Max and Isabel when the investigation takes an alien turn. Meanwhile, Liz has entered boarding school in Vermont and tries to start a new life, and Maria disillusioned by New York goes to visit Liz in Vermont.moreless

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  • Michael's friend Monk is murdered on their work place.

    8.7
    This episode goes to the extremes. Maria is off to New York, Michael's friend is murdered, Jesse follows Isabel at night, and Isabel's and Max's life will change forever.



    It all starts at Michael's job where scientists where in fact investigating him. The wife's owner of this place wants to find the alien with the power to heal to help her husband about to die of old age. So her organization sets a trap for Max which leads to some pretty extreme events.



    Meanwhile Liz is at boarding school and with her newly acquired powers she feels what happens to Max in Roswell.



    It's a good episode, it just should have happened sooner. If Clayton's wife knew about the aliens, why didn't she act earlier? Again in this episode there are some good links with the other seasons. Liz's dress from the Crashdown Cafe incident from the first episode for exemple.moreless
  • Nothing says love like serial killing and genetic manipulation.

    8.0
    Where did this come from. Just when you think it's safe to go back to the security room, mysterious people appear and clear up everything that belongs to Michael, including a plaster with a very fresh sample of his blood.



    Then after an apparent break in at the chemical plant, Monk is murdered and our group of friends realise that there is something much bigger going on here.



    Liz's dress from the first episode even makes a return appearance, and it looks as though the cover of our friendly aliens has been well and truly blown.



    Enter Morgan Fairchild, playing, as usual, Morgan Fairchild. I think the casting here doesn't really work. She used to play b*tchy really well, but now she's almost a stereotype of herself. She's just Nora Bing from Friends with a gun.



    Valenti tries to help out, but is caught, then shot. Max manages to heal him, but in doing so proves to the Blonde One that she was right about the aliens - she just didn't know which one had the healing power, but had ruled out Michael when he couldn't save Monk, whose death was just a test.



    Ordered to 'heal' Ms Fairchild's husband, who looks like a sack of walnuts in an oxygen mask, things take a very sinister turn, leading to a Buffy dusting moment that takes everyone by surprise.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

Clayne Crawford

Clayne Crawford

Billy Darden

Guest Star

Morgan Fairchild

Morgan Fairchild

Meris Wheeler

Guest Star

Jack Donner

Jack Donner

Clayton Wheeler

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode -
      -Have A Nice Day by Stereophnoics
      -Black Curses by Communique
      -Euphoria by Delirium
      -Are You Gonna Move It For Me? by The Donnas
      -Behavior by Majandra Delfino

    • When Michael is talking to Meris Wheeler, the camera cuts to a close up of Michael, and his mouth moving yet no sound is heard.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Meris: Heal him.
      Max: Who is he?
      Meris: My husband. Clayton Wheeler. He owns all of this.
      Valenti: So you're what, a few days away from inheriting his millions?
      Meris: I don't care about that.
      Valenti: Right, you just happened to fall in love with a man twice you age, who just happens to be a multi-millionaire.
      Meris: Quiet. You don't know anything about me. Have you ever been married Mr. Valenti?
      Valenti: Once. Didn't stick.
      Meris: Well I've been married for twenty-two years, now that is a long time to be with someone. Things change. Feelings change. Motives change. He is my husband now, and I am not gonna lose him.
      Max: What's wrong with him?
      Meris: He's old. Unfortunately all the money in the world can't stop the aging process. Believe me, we tried. Everything. And then we heard a story about a girl in Roswell, who was shot, with no ill effects.
      Max: Liz. That's why you had her dress.
      Meris: We analyzed that thing for two years. The best scientists in the world couldn't figure that out. And then we got another little tip. Several children with terminal cancer mysteriously healed.
      Max: In Phoenix. The surveillance picture of Michael from the hospital. You thought he was the healer.
      Meris: Well, until he couldn't heal his friend. Then we knew we had the wrong guy.
      Max: You killed Monk as a test?
      Meris: My husband is dying. We're desperate.
      Max: That's no excuse to kill someone in cold blood.
      Meris: What's done is done. Now heal him.
      Max: It doesn't work like that. I can't save someone from a natural death.
      Meris: I think you can...and you will.

    • Maria: What do you drink now?
      Liz: No...a little bit.

    • Liz: Max is dead.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title "Panacea" is a reference to the legendary substance that was said to be able to heal all diseases and prolong life indefinitely...exactly what Clayton desires.

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