By Christina Sizemore
Topolski: Okay, let's play a relationship game. Tell me which character in this picture is the most like you and tell me what they're doing at the park.
Max: Probably the kid behind the tree.
People tend to pick on the shy kid in school. The one that hides behind everyone else, doesn't talk very much, gets his work done as fast as he can so he doesn't have to ask any questions...the one that works very hard to stay hidden. We've all known a kid like that growing up. We might have been that kid. It's common to hear the very truthful statement "Don't judge a book by its cover" when it comes to these quiet types; you never know what they are going through to make them this way. How many have hard family lives? How many might be suffering from depression? How many might be considered odd because they like the geeky things and therefore don't have any friends because people think they are weird? How many might be half human-half alien hybrids with special powers and destinies to rule an entire planet and have to hide their freaky lives from the rest of their classmates?
Oh...so...the last one doesn't happen that often? Well. Hmm.
Today I continue my study into the TV show Roswell by beginning a multi-piece character study into some of the shows best characters. We start off with the hybrid alien's reluctant leader and resident recluse, Max Evans. Spoilers ahead, just so you’re aware.