Monsters is the 3rd episode of Season 1 on WB sci-fi series Roswell.


Maria's fears of the aliens are heightened when she has an encounter with Isabel who freely uses her powers to taunt her. Maria becomes unraveled, and ends up running her car into the back of Valenti's. Liz tells Maria it's important they stay in control. Isabel goes to Max saying she doesn't trust Maria to keep their secret, but Max assures her he trusts Liz to help. Isabel makes the decision to "dreamwalk" Maria (Isabel enters Maria's dream) to find out what she's thinking. In the dream, Isabel realizes that Maria wants to tell Valenti everything she knows about the aliens. Maria becomes visibly distressed, when Valenti mentions he wants her to come in to discuss the accident.

Liz urges Maria to stay in control, but Maria isn't sure she can pull through. Maria reveals to Liz she's torn, and can't promise she won't tell Valenti everything. Maria finds out for the first time, that Liz is also scared. On her way to Valenti's office, Maria witnesses Isabel sharing a tender moment with her mother, DIANE EVANS, and realizes Isabel may not be all that different from herself. The stakes now high, Maria goes to her interrogation with Valenti. When Valenti warns Maria he doesn't want any more families destroyed, Maria remembers Isabel with her mother and successfully stonewalls Valenti. Meanwhile, Max has accepted a job at the local UFO museum with Curator, MILTON ROSS, in order to find out all he can about the Crash.


Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker
Jason Behr as Max Evans
Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca
Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans
Colin Hanks as Alex Whitman
Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin
Nick Wechsler as Kyle Valenti
William Sadler as Sheriff Valenti

Recurring cast

Steve Hytner as Milton Ross
Julie Benz as Kathleen Topolsky



Isabel uses her powers to make the air conditioning work better in Maria's car; she heightens the performance of Maria's car's sound system


by seeing a photograph and concentrating, Isabel can dreamwalk, seeing into other people's dreams. In this particular episode, she dreamwalks into Maria's subconscious


"(to Isabel when she sees the alien keyring) Oh yeah, the, um, keychain. My mother makes those... I'll tell her to stop"
Topolsky: "What will the future bring for you?"
Maria: "Let me just make it easier for her. ( points to various students) Ahh, Tasty-freeze, Denny's, Gas world, prison"
Isabel – (talking about Maria) That girl is just an accident waiting to happen
Max – Look, Isabel, could you at least try to make an effort?
Isabel – No
Isabel: "You alone?"
Maria: "Do you see the army behind me?"
"Or we could just kill her...kidding"


  • All the students are subjected to a career aptitude interview and test
    • Isabel wants to be a supermodel; gets caretaker field results
    • Alex asks Topolsky a lot of questions as a repsonse; gets Psychologist
    • Max is advised to open himself up to others and chooses Liz
    • Kyle wants to be a professional football player; receives Law Enforcement field result, much to his dismay
    • Liz wants to be head of molecular biology at Harvard; likes to be in control and work with facts
  • This episode was nominated for the 2000 Excellence in Production Design Award for "Television Series
  • Maria refers to Isabel as Queen Amidala. Queen Amidala or Padmè is a fictional character in the Star Wars films. She was portrayed by Natalie Portman


  • When Valenti comes into the Crashdown and asks Maria for a Coke, she's standing in front of the beverage system and the Coke dispenser can clearly be seen. Maria doesn't fill his drink from the Coke dispenser though, she instead fills it from the dispenser next to the Coke.
  • When the sheriff approaches the front desk of his station he places his sunglasses on the desk with his right hand. When the angle changes his glasses disappear from the desk, back into his right hand


genie in a bottle | CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Maria sings in the car
head | TIN STAR
On the radio
the background | THIRD EYE BLIND
Max and Liz
Maria working at Crashdown
my ritual | FOLK IMPLOSION
Valenti orders
made to last | SEMISONIC
Maria at school