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"Roswell" The Departure (TV Episode 2001) Poster

(TV Series)

(2001)

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Micheal: There's a lot about you, Maria. There's a lot about you, but I think what means the most to me is that you're open. You know, I can look into your eyes and I can see you. I can see what you're thinking. I can see what you're feeling. How much I mean to you sometimes. How much I piss you off sometimes. But I can always see you.

Maria: I see you too.

Micheal: No. No, you don't see me. You know when Max and Liz would kiss and Liz would see get the flashes?

Maria: Yeah.

Micheal: And when we would kiss you didn't. I know how much that hurt you.

Maria: That doesn't matter to me anymore, Michael.

Micheal: The reason you didn't get the flashes is because I didn't let you get them. I didn't let you see me. I've never let anyone see me before. Because there are things inside of me that I don't want people to see. There's things inside of me that I'm not too proud of. But I've thought about it, and I want you to see me. Take my hands.

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Maria: I think we just took a huge step in human-alien relations. I love you Michael.

Micheal: I love you too... but I have to leave. Max, Isabel, and Tess and I are going home.

Maria: Yeah, I know. Like eventually, right?

Micheal: We're leaving in a few hours. We have to, I have no choice. I don't want to leave you. But we both knew someday this would happen.

Maria: How much time do we have?

Micheal: About an hour.

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Max: I need you to protect Liz, Maria and Kyle.

Valenti: With my life. It's been an honor to know you, Max. It's been an honor.

Max: Same here.

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Max: I always thought when we graduated I would give you my ring. It looks like I won't graduate, so this is something from where I'll be.

[He gives her the necklace from the first season]

Liz Parker: I can't believe that this is what I have of you. I can't believe that after everything...

Max: Liz. You never slept with Kyle, did you?

[Liz shakes her head]

Max: I wish... I wish this all could have been different. I wish that so much.

[They kiss]

Liz Parker: I guess this is goodbye. Just tell me one thing. Do you love her?

Max: Not like I love you.

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Isabel: What if I said I wanted to stay?

Max: When we came out of the pods and we lost Michael, it was just the two of us in the desert and I knew that I wasn't alone - that I had my sister. To me, earth isn't home and whatever's out there isn't home but you're my home.

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Isabel: [Taping themselves with a video camera] We want you to know that we love you so much. We're orphans, we could have ended up anywhere, with anyone, but we got you. What is it they say? There but for the grace of God. I'm sorry, I'm sorry to leave you, but we have to go. I wish we didn't, I wish I could just be your girl forever, but um...

Max: You were great parents to us. We will always, always love you. Thank you, for everything. And goodbye.

[Turns off camera]

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Max: [to Liz] I've been really wrong about a lot. But I was right about one thing. To get you into my life, to be around you. To love you.

Maria: [to Michael] You opened the door and you came out, why?

[Michael doesn't say anything]

Maria: You stayed for me.

Isabel: What happens now, Max?

Max: I have to save my son.

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[Michael leaves the Granolith Chamber and finds Liz, Maria and Kyle outside the door]

Maria: Liz!

Maria: [to Michael] Tess killed Alex!

Micheal: What?

MariaMichealKyleLiz Parker: [Michael, Liz, Maria, and Kyle rush into the Granolith Chamber]

Liz Parker: Max stop! It was Tess. Tess killed Alex. She mindwarped Alex and sent him to Las Cruces to decode the book, but he broke out of the mindwarp and she killed him.

Kyle: It's true, I was there, I witnessed it.

Max: Why didn't you ever say anything?

Kyle: Because she mindwarped me!

Kyle: [to Tess] You lived in my home, you were like my sister!

Max: [looking at Tess but to Micheal] How long?

Micheal: About 3 minutes.

Max: Everyone out.

Micheal: Max...

Max: Now!

[everyone else leaves besides Tess and Max]

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[after everyone else leaves the Granolith Chamber]

Max: [to Tess] Did you kill Alex?

Tess: I didn't want to. I wish I hadn't, but I did.

Max: Why?

Tess: Look Max, the-the clock's ticking, we don't really have time...

Max: Tell me why!

Tess: He would have told you what I did and I couldn't let that happen.

Max: So you just, you just killed him?

Tess: I didn't mean to. His brain was just so weakened by the mindwarp, and... look, none of this matters now.

Max: Life matters Tess. My life, your life, his...

Tess: What matters is getting home, but you could never understand that could you? I might have been able to teach you but that stupid bitch had you wrapped around her...

Max: Don't you ever call her that!

Tess: See! Look how fast you run to her defense! Why couldn't you ever feel that about me? I'm your wife, Max! I'm carrying your child!

Max: This was all some kind of plan to get pregnant and go home, wasn't it? Home to what, Tess? To Kivar? To our enemies?

Tess: They're not my enemies, Max.

Max: You made a deal with them, with Kivar.

Tess: No, Nacedo made a deal, 40 years ago.

Max: What was the deal? Tell me!

Tess: To return home with your child, and deliver the three of you to Kivar.

Max: And what would happen to us once you delivered us?

[Tess doesn't answer]

Max: How did I ever fall in love with someone like you? How could I ever marry you?

Tess: You were different - you were a king! Now you're just a boy.

[Max raises his hand to Tess' neck]

Tess: You kill me, Max, you kill our son.

Max: [agonized] Go. This isn't over, Tess

[Max leaves the Granolith chamber]

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[Isabel is kneeling at Alex's grave]

Isabel: How can I leave now? I haven't even lived yet.

Alex Whitman: I know how scary it is to have to leave. To leave this world. But as it turns out... it's not so bad. Your heart is your heart; your soul is your soul. That doesn't change.

Isabel: Why should I listen to you? You're not even real. You're just a figment of my imagination.

Alex Whitman: Well, then you should really listen, because it's coming from within you. Go home.

Isabel: Home to what? I was a terrible person where I come from. I betrayed my whole family. What is home, anyway? Half of me is from there. Half of me is from here. What makes one half more important than the other?

Alex Whitman: I think that's what you have to figure out.

Isabel: Yeah. Alex, that night. That night at the prom when we danced. It was one of the best nights of my life and I never got to tell you that.

Alex Whitman: [Alex holds his hand out for her] Milady.

[They dance]

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Isabel: So what now Max?

Max: We save my son.

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Kyle: I carried his body. She made me think it was luggage. She killed him. Tess killed Alex.

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Micheal: Max, I can't go. Ever since we came out of the pods, I've been on some quest to figure out where I belong. I finally found home. The weird thing is... it's here. It's on Earth.

Max: You of all people...

[They hug]

Max: Take care of yourself, Michael. I love you.

Micheal: You're a great brother.

Max: [to Isabel] I would understand...

Isabel: What you said before... You're my home too.

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Tess: You okay?

Kyle: Oh yeah, yeah. It's nothing. Anyway, I just, I don't usually talk about this but uh, my mom left when I was six, and with you being here it's, uh felt like family again. That's all, I don't want to get all weepy or anything.

Tess: Kyle... Kyle I feel the same way.

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[Max gets out of the Granolith chamber]

Isabel: MAX!

Max: Quick, go. Let's go!

[Max, Liz, Michael, Maria, Isabel and Kyle run away from the chamber, and stand to watch as the chamber disintegrates and a ship shoots out into the sky]

Max: [to Liz] I've been really wrong about a lot. But I was right about one thing: To get you into my life, to be around you, to love you.

Maria: [to Michael] You opened the door and you came out - why?

[It dawns on her]

Maria: You stayed for me.

Isabel: What happens now, Max?

Max: I have to save my son...

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Kyle: No, there's no way I've been mindwarped. I'd remember it.

Maria: Uh, Kyle? That's the point of being mindwarped, so you don't remember it.

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Tess: [Tess kisses Max, and gets a flash of him kissing Liz earlier in the episode] You kissed Liz. Don't worry. You won't remember her where we're going

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Liz Parker: I jumped off bridges for you, I broke laws for you, I risked getting shot for you, I trusted you! And you go off - God, with Tess! I saved myself for you!

Max: Saved yourself? You slept with Kyle

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Tess: Thanks... Dad.

[Jim looks at her questioningly]

Tess: I just wanted to see what that sounded like.

Valenti: How'd it sound?

Tess: A little too weird.

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