Questions About ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Season 2 Episode 11: What’s Next for Diego and Steph?

Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Episode 11, titled “Linger,” hinted that the new characters, Diego and Steph, may factor heavily into the narrative. With that in mind, here are a couple of questions to ponder about The CW show until the next episode. [Spoiler warning: This article contains details about Roswell, New Mexico Season 2.]

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Is Diego as perfect as he seems?

Previously on Roswell, New Mexico, Liz’s dad, Mr. Ortecho, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE. In desperation, Liz reached out to her ex-fiancé, Diego, a brilliant scientist who happens to have government connections. Diego swoops into town to help get Liz’s pop released from custody, thereby saving the day and making Max look pretty helpless in the process. Diego and Liz say their farewells, but not for long.

In Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Episode 11, Diego pops into the diner to Liz’s surprise. Instead of leaving town, he’s decided to stick around until Liz’s father is free and clear. As if on cue, two ICE agents show up at Liz’s diner to harass and threaten her. Diego flexes his influential muscles again and sends the bullies packing.

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In between the immigration drama, Liz and Diego mix it up like old times. They cook, banter, and bounce scientific theories off of each other. Liz stops to question why Diego would go out of his way to help the woman who dropped him like a hot potato without a goodbye. The smooth talker convinces her that he is happy with his new life and new ladylove and simply wants to do Liz a favor out of the goodness of his heart.

Liz buys what Diego is selling. But in the spirit of the soapy brand of science fiction that Roswell, New Mexico typically peddles, the other shoe could drop. Time will tell if Diego has something nefarious up his sleeve or if he really is just a nice guy.

Will Liz find a cure for Steph’s condition?

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Since her success in bringing Max back to life, Liz has been on a mission to help others with chronic and terminal illnesses. The biomedical engineer’s current project revolves around Kyle’s love interest, Steph. Liz has been secretly researching a DNA sample that she swiped. Unfortunately, Max is peeved that she would keep him in the dark about her extracurricular activities, which could put him and his alien cohorts at risk.

Meanwhile, Kyle stops by the hospital to visit Steph, whose condition appears to be deteriorating. Although they are in a tiff over Kyle’s liberation of hospital equipment at the expense of her father who runs the place, the chemistry between the two cannot be ignored. Fans can only hope that Liz will find a cure for what ails Steph before it is too late so she and Kyle can have a chance at happiness.

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