As we make our way through this period of reruns, here are some cut scenes for your reading pleasure. Some help clarify plot points. Some are just cute. These are scenes that were in the final shooting script, but never aired. Whether or not they were ever filmed is unclear.
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My apologies for the fact that the cut scenes stopped for a bit. Tonight you get some extra stuff to make up for it!
This is a great cut scene for you Alex/Liz friendship fans. Too bad it wasn’t in the epsiode.
INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH - HISTORY CLASS - LATER THAT DAY Liz and Alex are completing their oral report in front of the class. ALEX "...and so we would conclude by saying that McCarthyism was without a doubt, one of the darkest chapters in recent American history." Their teacher, MRS. BROWNING, nods, as Alex wipes some nervous sweat from his forehead. MRS. BROWNING Liz? LIZ Hmmm? MRS. BROWNING What would you say was the climactic event that led to the downfall of Senator McCarthy? LIZ Well, um, that would definitely be the -- Liz looks at Alex. She's lost and he knows. Mrs. Browning awaits an answer. LIZ (cont'd) ...that would be the-- ALEX (interjecting) The Army-McCarthy hearings. When Army lawyer Joseph Welch asked Senator McCarthy if he had any decency, it was as if he pulled the country out of a nightmare. It exposed McCarthy for the bully that he was. MRS. BROWNING And what would you say was the final cost of those hearings? LIZ Um... well-- ALEX (interjecting) Careers were lost. Innocence, too. People who once trusted each other, no longer did. Liz thinks, as Alex talks. ALEX (cont'd) Accusations were made that tore apart life-long friends. Accusations, baseless and without merit. Friendships were lost. Many friendships were lost. The BELL RINGS. The class files out. Alex retrieves his books next to Liz, but he won't look at her. He turns and silently exits. Liz watches him, thinks. CUT TO: