Brooding. Quiet introspection. Shadowy corners. Isabel stands in one of them, brooding and introspecting quietly. Jesse walks up to her and asks if she's okay. Isabel is not: "Max is with Tess. My parents think I'm some kind of freak." And they do, actually. Jesse assures her that everything will be "all right" (because that's as good as he's ever seen it get), promising, "Your parents will love you regardless." Isabel shoots a zinger, just to see if it will stick: "I don't know, Jesse. Do you?" How come nobody will think of the children?
More staring. Max, out the window. He asks Tess what brings her back this way ("Well, the spoilers said I was coming, so I guess I kinda had to come"), and she spins some more nonsensical mythology for our viewing needs: "Khivar betrayed me. He rejected Zan as the heir and he was gonna kill him so I escaped." Well then, why not another planet? They have five planets in their solar system alone. We have, like, nine or something in ours. That's gotta be almost fourteen. Go to another one instead. Max brilliantly surmises that Tess is the one who crashed last week, and Tess confirms that there was "an accident." The Air Force jet was trying to shoot them down, which Tess writes off as "a typical human response." Oh, don't start getting all overly evolved and I-do-not-understand-your-crude-earthling-ways, okay, Mr. Spock? Wow. Two references to two different Spocks in one recap. I have referenced every Spock I've ever known. Max knows that Tess killed all of those people, and Tess merely defends herself: "I protected my son." Max can't believe he ever cared about her. "Well, you did," Tess snipes. "And that was not a mindwarp." Ooooooooh! Oh, no you di-in't! Max invalidates a full season of activity with the gingerly delivered, "Well, none of that matters now." Okay. New central focus for the show. Everybody ready? Here it is now: "We have to get our son out of Roswell." Check. We're with you. As long as there is no more talk of Khivar. And provided Zan can be allowed to change his name to "Mike."
Knock knock knock. Back at the Den Of Porno, Military Men and two camouflaged individuals show up at Porno's house and say that their sniffing dogs sniffed them to their current location. They're going to have to search the place. Porno's all guilty-sounding, but really he didn't do anything wrong. He looks at the surveillance glamour shot of Tess and denies ever having seen her. Then he lies and says no one else is in the house. Why lie about that? No matter. There's a gaping hole in the plot -- er, I mean "wall" -- to attend to.
Monopoly Nazi finally wants to talk about the tape. The phone rings; Isabel makes to answer it, but Jesse says he can be on phone patrol and that she can stay and talk to them. He answers the phone to find Kyle on a pay phone, warning Jesse that the Air Force will be there at any moment and to get the hell out of there. Jesse proclaims this "a really bad time," terminating the call, and that's the end of that. You just can't get good temps anymore. Jesse bolts into the living room and steals Isabel away from her self-serious parents. Once in the kitchen, Jesse tells Isabel that the Air Force is on its way, and Isabel tells her parents that they have to leave before "bad people come for Max's baby." Knock knock. It's the Air Force. Isabel breaks the ice: "Max's baby is an alien. So am I. That's how I was able to do the things on that tape." Max begs for their help. Monopoly Nazi hops to, answering the door and telling the military personnel that they aren't allowed to come in without a warrant. And then they come in without a warrant. So good to have some authority at the top.