#101 The Pilot

Writer: Jason Katims
Director: David Nutter
Production Code: 1ADA79
First aired: October 6, 1999


Liz Parker is an average teenager, until one day she is shot during an altercation at The Crashdown café, – the restaurant Liz’s father owns in Roswell, New Mexico. A fellow classmate named Max Evans rushes to her side and miraculously saves her from death. Liz later learns that Max, along with his sister Isabel and their friend Michael Guerin, are not really from around here. To be exact, Max, Isabel and Michael are aliens, who are survivors of the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. But, Max, Isabel and Micheal’s secret is not totally safe, as the local Sheriff, Jim Valenti is beginning to suspect something is amiss.

Main Cast

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

Also Starring

John Doe (Jeff Parker), Deputy Blackwood (Michael Horse), Dayna Price (Gertrude Lake), Zoe Nutter (Isabel at 7 years), Channing Carson (Liz at 7 years), Daniel Hansen (Max at 7 years), Wendle Josepher (Jennifer), Kevin Weisman (Larry Trillin), Vance Valencia (Mayor Sandler), Joe Camareno (Paramedic), Yolanda Lloyd Delgado (Miss Hardy), Richard Schiff (Agent Stevens), Jonathan Frakes (Countdown Guy), Michael Horse (Deputy Blackwood), Laura Silverman (Student)