Liz Parker is an average teenager, until one day she is shot during an altercation at the Crashdown café, where she works. A fellow classmate named Max Evans rushes to her side and miraculously saves her from death. Liz later learns that Max, along with his sister Isabel and their friend Michael Guerin, are not really from around here. To be exact, Max, Isabel and Michael are aliens, who are survivors of the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. But, Max, Isabel and Micheal's secret is not totally safe, as the local Sheriff, Jim Valenti is beginning to suspect something is amiss.
Did You Know?
The classic Liz/Max "Where are you from?" ... "Up North" scene appears to almost certainly have been inspired by, or intended as an homage to, the dinner seen in the cult SciFi film The Hidden
(1987). The same question, answer, and gesture, appear in that dinner scene, involving Kyle MacLachlan
, who also plays the part of an alien ("hiding" within the body of a human, unbeknownst to the other characters in the scene). See more
When Max heals Liz at the Crashdown Cafe he does so using his left hand, thumb facing upwards towards her chest, however, when we see her looking at the hand print at home the thumb print points downwards. See more
Max Evans has put a force on me. It's like my whole life changed in an instant. It's just so ironic that when something like this finally happened to me, it was with an alien.
Sarah McLachlan See more