Isabel is talking to her parents, telling them that Max is now living with Michael. Or "crashing," as she puts it. Isabel's dad is asking if Max is paying rent, and Isabel says she doesn't want to talk about it anymore. Me either. Isabel's dad announces that Jesse is leaving and now he has to look for another lawyer. Part of this scene is filmed on the other side of glass, for some reason, and there are sparkles and reflections all over the place. Isabel's dad says that Jesse's moving back to New York. He says Jesse just walked out this afternoon. Isabel mumbles that she forgot some books at school and stammers out. Mom asks about dinner, and Isabel says she'll be back. She just leaves, just like that. I'd be so grounded. Are all of them aliens?
I like to watch one commercial round when I see a new show to find out what demographic I'm in. According to this, the UPN thinks that if you like Roswell, you want to see Snoop Dogg's new movie, need Arrid XX for your stinky pits, eat M&M's and find those candy things funny, want to play the Nintendo Gamecube, shop at IKEA, drink Slim Fast, and shouldn't take drugs in front of younger siblings.
Diner. Maria asks Liz how she's doing since she ordered a cottage cheese milkshake. Liz says she doesn't know if she's "mad or insane or what." Maria asks what she's mad about. Liz says she's mad about impotence. She says she feels powerless and wonders if she should pull the plug on life. I don't understand. Maria's all, "Suicide?" and Liz is all, "Would you stop?" She's mad at everyone and yelling about something as Max walks into the diner and Liz's dad shouts, "No, you don't!" from behind the kitchen counter. Max walks up and says he needs to speak to him for a second. The dad tells him to leave and starts to get pushy, so Liz jumps between them and tells her father to stop. Max says he's leaving anyway. He does. Liz's dad is scary-looking. "I hate you," she says to him, and leaves. Which one's the alien there?
Isabel has gone to see Jesse's mom. There's a tiny ice-cream cart behind her so you know Jesse's mom lives in the suburbs. She introduces herself, and MamaJesse invites her in. DeadAlex hides behind a tree for some reason as Isabel and Jesse walk through Jesse's backyard. Jesse's wearing a white tank top. Jesse shows Isabel his mother's garden. "My mom's pride and joy," he says. "I thought that'd be you," Isabel says. "No, I don't bend easy enough at the waist," Jesse says. What the fuck does that mean? He's not a plant? He's not a girl? He's not a dancer? He's not a prostitute? Jesse says they should talk. The music never stops here as Isabel says she doesn't want to lose him, even though she broke up with him. They hug. He asks her out for dinner tomorrow night. "Dinner?" she asks. He says they both need to lay their cards on the table. Isabel looks very far away, but there's no television orgasm this time.