So Max is dead and Rosa is back. What next?
Those were the questions we had for Roswell, New Mexico executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie and Chris Hollier when we sat down with them during New York Comic Con… among other questions, of course.
Max is dead. He’s dead. I don’t even know why Nathan is still here. It’s very awkward. We keep trying to tell him, but I don’t think he’s realized.Carina Adly MacKenzie
Of course, that was all said in good fun. In seriousness, both MacKenzie and Hollier agreed that Max’s death is devastating and tragic and will send our characters into a crossroad moment where Max is now part of that question mark of ‘how do we move forward or not move forward with what we now know’.
Though we don’t know when season 2 will grace our screens, we do know that flashbacks to 1947 will occur. But why 1947? And what exactly will we learn from these flashbacks? When we asked, MacKenzie and Hollier responded with this:
There’s a lot and we’ve been geeking over having certain people agree to come onto our show. We feel very honored to work with these particular actors and have the chance to tell stories about what post-war America felt like. Especially what it felt like in the southwest and what it meant to be a cowboy or a soldier in 1947.Carina Adly MacKenzie
And while we may have a lot of questions about this upcoming season, our biggest question for the showrunners was definitely about Rosa’s return. Both Mackenzie and Hollier told us that Rosa’s return will cause a huge disruption within Roswell. Rosa is still 19 and herself after all. So according to them, there will be a power struggle between Liz and her sister.
This then directed the interview towards discussing the show’s ongoing theme of family, love, and second chances. Because essentially, Liz, Michael and Isobel had to give up someone they love for Rosa to have a second chance.
This is kind of a metaphor for second chances, isn’t it? Just because you get one doesn’t always mean you get it right. Not only does she [Rosa] get a second chance, but someone had to give up his life. So she’s got that big burden of ‘Is this worth it and was I the one this should’ve happened to?’Chris Hollier
I guess the answer to that question remains to be seen. For right now, the only thing we know for sure is that Roswell, New Mexico second season is sure to be a doozy. And just like season one, all of the episode titles will be that of popular 90s song. The first episode? “Stay (I Missed You).”