The brand new season of Roswell, New Mexico airs tonight! There is still some time to go and one more article in our series of Best Character Moments from season one. It really wouldn’t feel like a complete series without highlighting some of our favorite Michael Guerin Cowboy Hat moments. Once fans got a glimpse of the hat, they quickly hoped there would be more Guerin + Cowboy hat duo scenes and they were not disappointed. Let’s take a look back at our favorite Michael Guerin Cowboy Hat moments below!
We can’t think of a better way to kick off this list than with the very first time we see the Cowboy Hat. Max has chased down Wyatt Long in an alley and Michael has to use his powers to force Max off of him before he kills Wyatt. The cowboy hat really lends an air of superiority to Michael in this moment.
Michael is understandably a little upset when he learns that their close-knit family aren’t the only ones who know their secret anymore, he discharges a little bit of that anger at Max’s car. The moment is significant as we don’t really see Michael lose control often (keep that secret at any cost, right?). The moment feels charged and it is only made more tense by the supporting cowboy hat quietly adding it’s intense energy to the moment.
Michael has the patented Cowboy Smirk down pat. Combine that with the dramatic downward glance, toss in the cowboy hat, and we have a very powerful and cinematically superior moment in this scene. The focus on the hat (ok, and Michael too) with the blurred background and foreground means no one escapes the full impact of smirk+cowboy hat combo.
Here, Liz experiences the combined power of Michael ‘I can move huge, heavy objects with my mind’ Guerin and the power of the cowboy hat in one moment. Not many are lucky enough to experience the power duo in season one, but our hopes are high that we will see this team up again (and more often) in season two!
Michael is also possibly the sassiest cowboy in New Mexico with his constant sarcastic one-liners and ‘I’m surrounded by idiots’ attitude. But what happens with that sass is paired with the cowboy hat? The highest levels of wit and sarcasm are seemingly surpassed in these moments. We think even Tyrion Lannister would be impressed.
When Michael Guerin cries, we all shed a tear. When Michael Guerin cries with the cowboy hat, we all sob a thousand tears that could form an ocean of our emotional distress. Max is even affected by the pleas of our heartbroken cowboy and his majestic hat. Who could stand up to such a force?
Michael Guerin without a shirt. But with a cowboy hat. Send tweet.
We get to see Michael race to the rescue a few times in season one, but when the cowboy hat is involved in the rescue the whole scene has a heightened sense of right. The hat is strong, the hat is superior, no one defeats the cowboy hat and the cowboy hat will always be there to save the day.
Who doesn’t love the confessional moment in the season finale? Fresh off the win of defeating Noah, Max heads home while Isobel and Michael share a heart to heart. Michael confesses he has (and probably always will) love Alex. The purity of the tender moment is heightened by the supporting presence of the cowboy hat, which throws dramatic shadows across Michael’s face at all the right moments and leaves his face bare to the morning sunrise light in others. Bravo, hat.
Another of our favorite season final moments is when Michael demonstrates his true understanding of the power of the cowboy hat, by removing it at exactly the right moment when talking with Maria. It shows respect, it shows openness, it reveals beautiful curls. In this moment, true mastery of the cowboy hat has been achieved.
With season one full of awesome cowboy hat moments we can only hope that the costume department and show creator Carina Adly MacKenzie will bring us many, many more scenes in season two. You can binge season one of Roswell, New Mexico on Netflix now. Season two will premiere Monday, March 16 at 9/8 C on The CW.