Season 2 Episode 4

Summer of '47

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 23, 2000 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Michael discovers the hidden history behind the 1947 crash when interviewing a World War II survivor for a school project. The story unfolds with familiar faces portraying people in 1947.

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  • The worst episode so far…

    Okay, first, don't get me wrong – I love Roswell, it's just amazing, and so far season two is really great as well. But this episode was just kinda… uhm… boring. I know that the whole idea is for us to see the actors in those funny costumes, but I just didn't like the idea. It was funny, yeah, but it would have been better if it was just for ten or fifteen episodes and not during the whole episode. When I like a show it's usually because I like the characters. And I really do like Roswell's characters and care for them so I just wanted to see more of them, instead of those boring old army stories. But at the end there was a really huge revelation. ^^moreless
  • Micheal's assignment leads to a revelation.

    I love this episode. Micheal is great as the bad student who finally learns his lesson when he mets the ex-military man who was around during the crash. The flashback to the summer of '47 were classic and the character's everyone played were really funny and fit everyone's personality perfectly. Alex was really funny and Tess was also really cute. Isabel and Kyle played their roles perfectly as the sexy older women and the hometown sheriff (was he deputy then?). Then Maria and Micheal were good together both past and present and when he comes to borrow her car it is really funny. The back story of him doing thing is really great and when Micheal reveals that he did save someone that day was really cute.moreless
  • In this episode Michel meets an old man who was there when the crash orginally happened

    I really like this episode, i always like when people are playing other characters. The whole back story of the crash was really interesting and all the characters that people played where perfect mathces for their personalities. Michel was excellent as the bad boy/ miltary man that he was playing. The way they tied this story in was very clever and the old guy was really funny. The scene at the end where they are breaking the soda bottles is really sweet, becasue Michel actually does something nice and shows that what that guy did actually saved somebodies life. And all the Michel/ Maria scences, present and past were great.moreless
  • Alternate in terms of seeing our favourite characters playing different ones back in 47 at the time of the crash.

    This is an interesting episode that works despite itself and its internal conceit.

    Michael is faced with having to interview a veteran for a homework project, which he thinks will be a waste of time, but he discovers that this guy was there when the alien ship landed.

    So we go back in time, with the actors we know playing different characters, and doing it very well. It's a mix of fun and drama, and gives Michael his first real chance to shine. I particularly liked Majandra/Maria playing the sassy reporter. I do feel, however, that this was the point at which Maria and Isabel started playing 'who has the poutiest lips'. They've started to look like two sets of waterwings attached to the face!

    There's actually quite a sweet ending, when Michael reveals himself to Hal to prove that Hal's attempts to help weren't actually in vain.moreless
  • I never thought Roswell could pull off something like this.

    This episode is Michael-centric. He has to write a paper about an old WW2 veteran but he soons find out that this man actually has something to do with Michael's very existence.

    The episode is about the story of this WW2 veteran who had a role in the cover-up of the alien crash of 47. It's told as a flashback with every character playing another character from the WW2 veteran's story. It's well acted and surprisingly well written.

    I always thought only Buffy the Vampire Slayer could have such weird concepts. But ''Summer of '47'' succeeds in every way. It's entertaining, intriguing and makes the main story progress.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

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks

Alex Charles Whitman (Season 1-2)

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