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This article is about the original timeline's Max Caulfield. You may be looking for the alternate timeline's Maxine Caulfield.

Max Caulfield
Max Smile
Biographical Information
Name Max Caulfield
Real Name Max Caulfield[1]
Full Name Maxine Caulfield[note 1]
Nicknames

Mad Max[2]
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Hipster[2]
Hippie[2]
Poser[2]
Sista[2]
Blackwell Ninja[2]
Selfie ho of Blackwell[2]
Retro-selfie master[2]
Max Selfie[3]
Super Max[3]
Young Squire Max[3]
Girlie[3]
Maxwell Smart[3]
Maxwell Sliver Hammer[3]
Doctor Max[3]
Mysterious Max[3]
Sherlock[4]
Super Maxine[4]
Max Amber[4]
Bat-Max[5]

Known Aliases
Born September 21, 1995[6]
Arcadia Bay, Oregon
Died
Cause of Death
Age 18[6]
Family Vanessa Caulfield (mother)
Ryan Caulfield (father)
Citizenship American
Physical Description
Height 5'5 (1.65m)[7][note 2]
Weight
Blood Type
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Ethnicity
Career Information
Affiliations Vortex Club (alt. timeline)[8]
Occupation(s) Student at Blackwell Academy
Friends
Out-of-Universe information
Creator
First Appearance "Episode 1: Chrysalis"
Last Appearance
Voice Actors

Hannah Telle (ENG)[9]
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Motion Capture Serena de Mouroux[note 3]


"Max, you are not crazy. You are not dreaming. It’s time to be an everyday hero."
—Max Caulfield[2]

Maxine "Max" Caulfield is a 12th grade student attending Blackwell Academy. After a five year absence from her hometown, Arcadia Bay, she returns to the small town in Oregon to attend a photography class and discovers she has the power to rewind time after her friend, Chloe Price, is shot and killed. Dreaming of an impending storm set to destroy Arcadia Bay, Max must discover how to save the town and the origin of her time traveling powers.

Biography

Pre-Game Events

Maxine Caulfield was born September 21, 1995 in Arcadia Bay, Oregon to parents Vanessa and Ryan Caulfield. There, she spent most of her childhood and a young adulthood. As a child, Max had decided she wanted to be a photographer.[11] Her parents indulged her dream and gave her an old Polaroid camera to play and take pictures with. As she got older, she adopted a fondness for analog cameras over digital cameras.[11]

At some point she met a girl named Chloe Price and the two became best friends. They spent most of their time together, drawing fictionalized versions of themselves in self-made comic strips; pretending to be pirates roaming their homes and the forests of Arcadia bay, constantly searching for treasure that would lead them outside Arcadia Bay. They regarded Seattle as a "far away island" from a fable and dreamed of going there.[12] Max shared a strong rapport with Chloe's father, William Price, who also used an instant camera to take pictures of her family. Max visited the Price Household frequently, often sleeping over and having breakfast with Chloe's family.[4] On at least one Halloween, Chloe and Max dressed up as pirates.[2]

In 2008, Chloe's pet cat, Bongo had been killed by a passing car. Max helped Chloe bury her cat in the Price's backyard. That same year, Max had visited the Price Household to spend the day with Chloe and William. The two were working on their comic books and helping William fix pancakes when he received a call from his wife, Joyce. He took his car to pick her so they go shopping and was later killed in car accident.

Around that time, the Max's parents decided to move the family to Seattle. Max, despite realizing she would be moving away from Chloe, was excited by the prospect of living in Seattle.[2] The fate of their friendship was left in question when Max moved away.

Living a comfortable life in Seattle, she made new friends (Kristen and Fernando) and worked on improving her photography skills. Eventually, despite the value of Chloe's friendship, Max fell out of touch with her.[11] When she reached the twelfth grade, she decided to to apply for a spot in Blackwell Academy, a well-to-do private school with a photography class taught by Mark Jefferson.[13]

During the middle of the Summer, she received a letter from Blackwell Academy confirming that she was accepted into the school. Excited, the Caulfield family helped their daughter pack her belongings. They bid her farewell and remained in Seattle, while she returned to Arcadia Bay in September of 2013.[14]

Wanting to settle into her new environment at Blackwell, Max avoided the idea of contacting Chloe at all. She made friends with Warren Graham[15] and Kate Marsh[16], a quiet religious girl who believed in abstinence. Though was she friendly and got along well with the teachers like Jefferson and Michelle Grant, Blackwell Academy's Principal, Ray Wells, was suspicious of her regardless.[17]

"Chrysalis"

The Nightmare

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Max watches the tornado approach Arcadia Bay.

When Max wakes up, she is trapped in the middle of a storm with no recollection of how she got there. Distressed, Max spotted the light of the lighthouse and followed the path up to the top of the cliff. Shortly after reaching the top, Max catches a glimpse of what she believes to be a tornado moving across the water toward Arcadia Bay.

Before she could glimpse any more, a boat is thrown from the body of the tornado and destroys the lighthouse. As the top of the lighthouse falls towards Max she "wakes up" in her photography class with Mark Jefferson and her other classmates.

First Rewind

As Mr. Jefferson lectures the class on general history of photography, Max attempts to regain her bearings, recounting her location and observing her classmates --- Taylor Christensen (harassing Kate Marsh), Stella Hill and Victoria Chase. She studies her photograph that she intended to submit for Jefferson’s “Everyday Heroes Contest” and expressed her disappointment in it. Musing over her belongings, she decides to take a selfie of herself, interrupting and attracting the attention of her teacher.

Mr. Jefferson goes through the motions of expressing dislike of the term “selfie” and asks Max to identify the pioneer of the first self-portrait. Max, stalling for time, eventually admits she forgot or was uncertain that Jefferson was asking her directly. Frustrated by the apparent lack of knowledge from Max, Jefferson pressed the class for an answer. Victoria volunteers the answer he’s looking for, Louis Daguerre, embarrassing Max after declaring she was stuck in the “retro zone”. Jefferson’s lecture goes on for a little longer before the bell rings. As the classroom empties out, Jefferson reminds his students about the “Everyday Heroes Contest”, and those participating (including Max) had a short time before the submission deadline.

Before she approached Jefferson, she went to check on Kate. She apologized for “lame answer”, hoping she didn’t embarrass her friend. Kate makes a remark about the spotlight being unsuitable for everyone, except Victoria Max notes. Kate assures Max that she’s better than Victoria despite what happened. Max moved to investigate the paper ball Taylor thrown at Kate, and wished had hadn’t read it after glimpsing the message.[note 4]

Approaching Mr. Jefferson, Max asks for a moment of his time. Victoria attempts to rudely dismiss her, but Jefferson rebukes her, saying he would never let one of his finest students waste her talents by not submitting a photograph for the contest. Max attempted to come up with an excuse for not submitting her photograph for the contest. Jefferson tells her that there is no real “right time” for submission and that she was wasting her time and talents by stalling any further.

Departing from the class, embarrassed, Max dons her headphones and heads for the girls’ bathroom. In the hallways of Blackwell, she spots most of her classmates from Jefferson’s class and notices a missing persons poster before she reaches her destination. She reads the poster. The missing person in question is a young woman named Rachel Amber who was last seen sometime in April of 2013.

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Max regards herself in the mirror before she destroys her photograph.

In the bathroom, Max splashes water on her face and studies her potential submission for the contest before tearing it two, disguised with it. Moments after she tears her photograph, she spots a Blue Butterfly drift into the bathroom from an open window, toward the corner of the last stall in the bathroom. Seizing the opportunity, she takes a photograph with her camera just as Nathan Prescott enters the bathroom.

Hiding behind the stall, she listens him to ramble to himself before another person enters the room, a girl with blue hair. She overhears their conversation about drugs as it devolves into the girl taunting Nathan for “acting like a girl”. Nathan pulls a gun on the girl and accidentally shoots her when she attempts to escape. Frantic, Max steps out from the stall in a blind attempt to stop the death of the girl. Max somehow ends back up in Mark Jefferson’s classroom, reliving the end of class all over again.

Testing the Waters

Max watches as events she already witnessed occur all over again. Slowly realizing what occurred was not a dream, she accidentally knocks her camera from the table when Victoria's phone vibrates. Testing her theory out, she repeats the motion she made in the bathroom (extending her hand) and watches as time rewinds and her camera is restored from before it fell off the table. Wanting to further prove her theory, she grabs her camera and takes a picture of herself again.

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Max listens to Mr. Jefferson's words of wisdom about time and life.

Sure enough, Jefferson repeats his lecture over and asks her to identify the pioneer of the self-portrait. Max chooses to identify the artist, Louis Daguerre, and his process, the Daguerreotype. Her response pleases Jefferson and angers Victoria. Frightened, she wonders if it is possible to save the girl in the bathroom. As class is dismissed, Max attempts to leave the classroom without speaking to Jefferson, but Jefferson calls out to her.

She approaches Jefferson once again and tries come up a reason why she hadn’t submitted a photograph for the contest. Jefferson reminded her that there was no right time to submit her photograph, all while quoting John Lennon. Aware that she disappointed Jefferson with her explanation, she used her “rewind” ability to appease Jefferson with his own quote.

Exiting the classroom, she headed for the bathroom. Inside the girls’ bathroom she retraced her steps and waited until Nathan Prescott and the girl showed up. As the moment repeated, Max pushed a cleaning cart aside and found a hammer. Using the hammer, she triggered the school’s fire alarm, distracting Nathan long enough for the girl to attack him and escape unharmed. Nathan followed after, taking the gun with him. Baffled that what she did saved the girl, Max headed out of the girls bathroom only to be stopped by David Madsen, the head of security at Blackwell Academy.

He demanded to know what she was doing. When she claimed she had done “nothing”, Madsen accused her of wrongdoing anyway, spying "guilt" in her expression. Max passed her anxiousness off as a reaction to the alarm “tripping her out”. Madsen presses the issue further, but is ultimately dismissed by Principal Ray Wells, who tells him to shut off the alarm as there was no emergency to speak of. Max approaches Principal Wells, who notices she’s nervous. Max tells him she concerned about her future, but Principal Wells suspects there’s more she isn’t telling him and attempts to assure her that she could trust him with anything before asking if she’s done anything wrong.

Trusting Wells to do what's right, Max explains to the Principal that she saw Nathan talking to himself and waving a gun around in the girls bathroom. Wells, taken aback, asked Max if she was sure. Max reaffirms her account, added that she saw "everything" as it happened and that he was "babbling like crazy". Wells, still unconvinced, inquired how she saw this without being noticed by Nathan. Max told him that she was hiding behind a stall, adding that she had a right to be in the girls' bathroom. Believing that she is lying, Wells goes through the motions of reminding Max that Nathan was one of Blackwell's distinguished students and was from Arcadia Bay's oldest family.

He found it hard to believe that Nathan would be using a gun, but asked what happened next. Max explained that Nathan left the bathroom and she left as well, wondering what to do. When she asked Wells if he was going to "bust" him, Wells merely told Max that he would "look into the matter". Disappointed with his response, Max persisted with the issue. Wells dismissed her, saying that they would continue their conversation later in his office.

When Principal Wells asks if Max has done something wrong, instead of telling the truth, Max tells Wells that she "got sick in class", passing it off as "female troubles". Unconvinced, Wells noted that Max was walking around like a zombie and that he'd heard that kind of excuse from other female students one too many times. Max insists that she felt dizzy in in Mr. Jefferson's class. Wells ignores her, asking her to trust him with the truth she was hiding.

Again, Max denies there is anything to hide. Irritated by her attitude, Wells remarks that he isn't ignorant and knows what goes on in Blackwell between the students. He calls her a troublemaker, accusing her of "creating conflict" before implying he plans he call her parents about her behavior. He requests Max head outside with the other students before returning to his office.

Annoyed by the fact that Wells would likely not take any action against Nathan, Max heads outs of the school and onto the campus. When Max steps outside on campus, she overhears Wells on the loudspeaker calling Nathan Prescott to his office. Wandering around the campus grounds, Max runs into Michelle Grant, her science teacher. Ms. Grant explains that she was petitioning against the head of security’s idea to have the entire school under video surveillance.

If Max so chooses, she can sign the petition, against the idea of pure surveillance as opposed to well-minded security; or she can refuse to sign, believing Madsen may have the right idea (especially in light of what she witnessed in the bathroom). If she refuses, Michelle will lament that the youth of Max’s generation has been fooled into believing their every move must be recorded.

When Max approaches Brooke Scott, one of Warren’s friends, she notices she’s playing with a drone. Though she is friendly when she greets Brooke, Brooke cuts to the chase and assumes Max is only speaking with her to play with her drone. Initially, Max tells Brooke she’d love to fly her drone, but compares it to a balloon and a plane.

Brooke told Max that a drone was neither of those things and asked if she knew what a drone really was. Max believes it to be a weapon of war. Disappointed that Max doesn’t meet the expectations that her friend Warren built up in her head, Brooke asks Max to step away from her. Optionally, Max rewinds time and investigates into Brooke’s drone (a Hifly evo B400) and speaks with Brooke again, who again assumes she is only speaking with her because of her drone. Max uses the information she gained from their previous conversation and gains Brooke’s favor. Brooke allows Max to pilot her drone around campus for a while.

Max receives a message from her friend Warren, who is still waiting for the return of his flash drive. Max promised to have his flash drive once she reached the parking lot where he was waiting for her.

Learning about Rachel Amber

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Daniel DaCosta's portrait of Max if she allows him to draw her.

Max approaches Daniel DaCosta, a shy and quiet student from Mark Jefferson’s class. During their conversation, he admits that the missing girl, Rachel Amber, was his “muse”. Max asks if he knew her personally, but Daniel tells her Rachel only approached him once to draw a portrait of her and that she stopped coming to class after she disappeared. Optionally, Daniel will ask if Max wants her portrait drawn, but warns her that he posts his work online. Max may oblige Daniel's request and he draws a headshot of her.

Stella, another girl from Max’s class with Mark Jefferson, properly introduces herself when she realizes that Max is the “quiet girl” from Jefferson’s class. The two discuss Jefferson, Stella asking whether or not Max liked him. Max admitted that she was enjoying his class and that Jefferson was good teacher. Stella expressed how glad she was to have him back in Oregon after his time in New York during the height of his fame in the 90s. She tells Max that she knows with a certainty that Rachel Amber slept with Jefferson, as all the girls in his class --- herself and Victoria Chase included --- wanted to be involved with him, be it romantically or sexually.

Max noted that Victoria was too obvious with her affection for Mark and didn’t think he’d go for her. When Max asked whether or not Stella knew Rachel, Stella told her the two never hung out because they ran with different cliques. She had, however, heard “crazy stories” about Rachel.

Approaching Hayden Jones, a member of the Vortex Club, the two discuss the likes of the Vortex Club. Hayden believes Max wouldn’t be judgmental of their group if she took the opportunity to get to know them all personally. Max isn’t sure how Hayden is comfortable with Nathan Prescott representing their club, Hayden dismisses her suspicion, unsure why everyone is quick to attack Nathan as he considered the Prescott boy his friend. Especially when he, like Veronica Chase, was “a blast” when they were under influence of drugs that Nathan provided them.

Max politely refused hanging out with the club, saying she wasn’t a “party girl”. Hayden brings up Rachel Amber, as a comparison, citing that she was another level of “cool” than the Vortex Club. Investigating further, Max asked if Rachel and Victoria were friends. Hayden noted that Victoria respected Rachel, even if she didn’t act like it.

Moving on, Max speaks with Justin, a member of the “skate posse” of Blackwell Academy. Max attempts to greet him. Justin asks her if she's "come to thrash".

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Max after she takes a picture of Trevor's tre flip failure.

Max, confused about what he meant, asks if he was referring to stage diving. Disappointed by her response, Justin calls her a poser and tells her to walk on if she can't identify what a "tre flip" or a "noseslide" was. Rewinding time, Max uses the knowledge from her past conversation with Justin gain his favor. Max tells him she "came to noseslide", but would love to see someone perform a tre flip. Justin responds positively, relieved Max isn't a poser, though she admits she cannot skate.

When Justin asks what trick she wants to see, Max decides on the tre flip. Justin nominates Trevor to perform the trick. However, when Trevor attempts to pull off the tre flip, he falls off his skateboard when it hits him in the crotch. Justin and the others laugh at his misfortune while Max takes the opportunity to snap a photograph.

Using the knowledge she gained from the rewind, when Max prompts Justin into a conversation, he asks what trick she wants to see him and his "skater posse" pull off. Max decides she wants to see a noseslide. Justin nominates Trevor to do perform the trick. Trevor is able to perform the noseslide across the park bench without complication and poses for Max with his arms crossed.

After Trevor performs the noseslide, Justin notes that Max isn't a "Skate Betty". Optionally, Max tells him she used to be was more interested in her camera. Justin laments the lack of girls in their clique, mentioning Rachel Amber and her punk friend" used to skate with them before she disappeared. He expanded, telling Max that Rachel Amber used to "chill" with them. Justin hoped she was "living the dream" somewhere, but promised to harm anyone who may have hurt Rachel if she wasn't.

Max inquires about Rachel's "punk friend", however, Justin couldn't remember anything beyond characteristics; "tats", "blue hair" and hardcore". She stopped hanging out with them after Rachel disappeared. Additionally, Max asked if Justin ever mingled with Victoria Chase. Justin vehemently denied the question, saying he'd rather rollerblade than hang out with a snob like Victoria.

Drawing closer to the Dormitories, Max spotted Evan Harris, another student from Jefferson’s photography class and someone she admired for his professionalism. When she asked to get a look at his portfolio, Evan asked if she could identify the photographer who took the photograph, “The Falling Soldier”.

Max answers Robert Cappa, which impresses Evan. He gives her permission to browse his portfolio. Looking through the book, Max spots two photographs of Rachel Amber from 2012. Evan freely admits that Rachel Amber was his friend and his favorite model when taking photographs. When Max asks if he knew what happened to her, Evan believed “nothing good” considering her disappearance.

Max attempts to greet Luke Parker, a victim of Logan Robertson’s bullying, but the young man didn’t want to be bothered by her. When she persists, asking what was bothering him, Luke freely expresses his disdain for Nathan Prescott, the “little rich bitch kid”. When Luke wishes that someone would do something about Prescott’s behavior, Max may admit that she “busted” him with a gun in the girls bathroom and reported him to the principal’s office. Luke elated with Max’s decision, believed karma was coming to Blackwell and told Max that he would speak with her later. Afterward, Max heads for the dormitory.

Prescott Dormitory

When Max arrives on the grounds of the Prescott Dormitory, she spots Kate on a bench across from where Zachary Riggins and Logan Robertson were playing catch with a football. Asking her what was bothering her, Kate tells Max that she was “over humanity” and didn’t remember much about Jefferson’s class earlier that day. When Max attempted to pursue a longer conversation with her, Kate asked Max to leave her alone.

Walking over to Alyssa Anderson, another girl from Jefferson’s class, she asked what she was reading. Alyssa said she was reading a book called “Love Today or Die Tomorrow”, something she considers chick lit. Embarrassed, Alyssa asks her not to say anything. Max remembers that book is a best seller and didn’t see anything wrong with reading it.

Moving on, Max intended on entering the dorm through the front entrance was stopped by Victoria and her flunkies, Courtney Wagner and Taylor. Irritated that Max had gotten the jump on her with Jefferson’s question about self-portraits, Victoria taunted Max and her so called “waif hipster bullshit” and inability to pronounce Louis Daguerre’s last name. Snapping a picture of her with her camera, Victoria promised to post her picture on the “social medias” and told Max to fuck herself using “selfie” as a stylistic punctuation to her insult.

Irritated, Max devised a plan to get Victoria and her friends to move from the steps. Tampering with the paint can Samuel, a janitor at Blackwell, was using, she headed for the back room where the control panel for the sprinkler system was located. She turned the sprinklers on. Victoria and her friends were hit with water from sprinkler. Victoria moved under the scaffolding that Samuel was working with and was splashed with white paint when the handle of the paint can broke and dropped the can from where it was hanging.

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Max takes a picture of Victoria if she decides to make fun of her.

Walking out to see her handiwork, Max makes fun of Victoria. Using Victoria's own method of mockery against her, she takes her photograph using her Polaroid camera. Max tells Victoria that she needs no filter before she posts her photograph online. Max asks her to move, mimicking Victoria’s earlier body language, as she explains that “she had a messed up day” and would like to go to her room. She ignores the look of humiliation on Victoria’s face. Victoria warns that if Max uploads her photograph that “she knows where she lives” and so does Nathan Prescott. Ignoring her, Max begins to think she shouldn’t have done that before she enters the dormitory.

Walking out to see her handiwork, Max greets Victoria again. Irritated by her presence, she demands to know what Max wants. Max apologies about what happened to her cashmere coat. Victoria agrees, but tells Max there will be another just like the one she was wearing. Max further compliments her sense of style, saying she always knew what to wear. Victoria modestly admits that she has “some talent”, especially according to Mr. Jefferson. Max moves on, commenting on her photography, which reminds her of Richard Avedon. Victoria notes that Avedon is one of her heroes and thanks Max for the compliment.

Before Max enters the dormitory, Victoria hopes that Taylor and Courtney get her towels before the paint dry. She then apologies for the “go fuck your selfie” remark and deletes the photograph of Max from her webpage. Max agrees that it was mean, but funny nonetheless. Victoria expresses that she was having “one of those days”, a sentiment Max can sympathize with. Max tells Victoria she’ll see her later, Victoria farewells her with “Au Revoir” before scooting out of the path of the doorway. Max believes she was likely played by Victoria’s “kindness” before decides to head into dormitory.

Inside the dorm, Max heads for her bedroom. Inside, she headed for her laptop only to discover that the flash drive was missing. On her desk she found a note from Dana Ward, who took the flash drive to watch the movies Warren downloaded on it. Stepping outside of her room, she spots Juliet Watson stepping out of Dana’s dorm room and locking her inside. Investigating into the matter, Max asks Juliet what was going on.

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Max approaches an angry Juliet Watson.

Juliet accuses Dana of sexting with her boyfriend Zachary. When Max asked her how she found out, Juliet asked why Max even cared as they had never spoken to one another before. Juliet questions if Max even knew her last name. Max may get her name wrong on the first try, assuming it’s "Mason" or otherwise. Irritated, Juliet tells Max her name is “Juliet Watson”. Using the knowledge she obtained in their conversation, Max rewinds time and goes through the conversation.

When she gets her name right, Juliet admits that she found out Zachary was sexting Dana on the word of Victoria chase. Suspicious, Max obliged the request of Dana to check Victoria’s room for evidence that she wasn’t lying to Juliet. Inside Victoria’s room, Max checks her mail and finds the message she sent to Taylor about pranking Juliet about Zachary (when in truth, Zachary had sexted Victoria). Before she leaves Max may rearrange Victoria’s collage of photographs into a middle finger before snapping a photograph of it.

Heading back to the hall, she hands the copy of the e-mail Victoria sent to Taylor to Juliet. Embarrassed, Juliet unlocked Dana’s bedroom door and apologized to Dana. Dana told her that she owed her dinner and clean laundry as well. Dana invites Max into her room, telling Warren’s flash drive was on her desk. Entering the room Max heads for Dana’s desk.

Approaching the desk, Max spotted a home pregnancy test in a box on the floor. Kneeling, she picked the pregnancy test up to inspect it. Angry and embarrassed, Dana snatched the pregnancy test from Max and asked her to leave.

After Max discovers the pregnancy test, she has the ability to rewind and undo the events. After obtaining Warren's flash drive, Max asked Dana about a "rumor" she heard about her. Surprised, Dana asked who told Max she was pregnant. Max dismisses her knowledge as "no one important" and told Dana that "they" acted like the rumor wasn't true and wanted her to know before anyone else told her.

Resigned, Dana admitted that she was pregnant, but wasn't anymore. When Max asked who the father was, Dana indirectly admitted it was one of the football players, but not Zachary. Max initially asked who the father was, but thought of better of it and told Dana not to tell her. Dana appreciated Max's discretion and told her to get to Warren so he could "bug her". Approaching Dana’s dresser, Max discovers a letter written to her by Logan Robertson, apologizing for bailing on her and not being there for her when she needed him.

Speaking with Dana, Dana thanks Max again for helping her out with Juliet. Max asked why Victoria would play a joke on someone who was in the Vortex Club with her. Dana reminded her that neither her or Juliet's affiliation to the club meant they were all friends; Dana went as far as admitting that Victoria creeped her out. She thought Max was smart to be a loner at Blackwell, but noticed that Warren liked her. Max asked for clarification, Dana asked her if she had seen the “Max” folder on the flash drive. Getting the message, Max thanked Dana again and left her room.

Leaving the dormitory, she headed for the parking lot. Stepping outside the dorm, she caught an angry Zachary checking his cell phone when he threw his football. His football hit Alyssa in the back of the head, causing the girl to cry. Max used her rewind ability to undo the actions of Zachary and warned Alyssa of the danger. Alyssa moved out of the way in time, the football hit the window across from them. Alyssa, relieved, thanked Max. As she prepares to leave the dormitory grounds, Max witnesses David Madsen harassing her friend Kate.

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Max after she defends Kate against David's harassment.

Max chooses to take a photograph of the moment. David continues to tell Kate that he watches every part of the school, especially the lake front, and that she should decide what side she’s on. His message delivered, David leaves Kate alone and departs. Angry that Max merely stood by and watched, Kate told Max that she hoped she “enjoyed the show” before storming off.

Remembering her confrontation with David from earlier, Max steps in and tells David to leave Kate alone. When David tried to pass his behavior off as “official business”, Max persists, telling him he shouldn’t be bullying students. Doubling back, David states he wasn’t bullying Kate, something neither Max nor Kate believe. David calls Max a symptom of the “problem”, vowing to remember their conversation before walking off. Relieved, Kate thanks Max for her help before she departs.

After the incident with Kate, Max receives a message from Victoria. Depending on Victoria's actions, the message either read "BTW THANX BUT WERE NOT FRIENDS", or "HI WHORE I HOPE YOU ENJOYED TEH PIC ITS YOUR LAST ONE".[18]

In the parking lot she spotted Juliet, still upset over the actions of Victoria and Zachary. Max apologies for what happened between them, Juliet figures her finding out was better sooner than later and that Victoria could no longer laugh behind her back now. Max asked if Juliet talked to Zachary yet, Juliet called him a “chickenshit” who tried to pass his actions off as a joke. Juliet noted that Warren wanted her attention. Before she moves on, Max tells Juliet to “hang in there”.

Moving over to Warren she handed him his flash drive, blocking the hug he intended on giving her. Taking a moment to pocket his flash drive, Warren showed off his car, a 1978 model. Warren suggested, now that he had a car, that they head to the drive-in in Newberg that was sixty miles from Arcadia Bay. Amused, Max told Warren he was in the wrong time, but muses to herself that she was as well. Concerned, Warren asked her what was wrong. The most Max would tell him is that her day was “strange”. Warren tells her that he saw the photograph that Victoria uploaded on her webpage.

Depending on Max’s actions, she either promises to upload her photograph of Victoria covered in paint or remarks that she and Victoria made temporary amends and that Victoria would take the photograph down. Similarly, Warren states she could’ve started a kickstarter campaign with the photograph of Victoria covered in paint. Asking about his flashdrive, he asked if she had the chance check out the “movie booty” he had on it. Max answers in the affirmative, noting that he had “cool shit” on it, from the Twilight Zone to Akira.

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Max and Warren regard Nathan Prescott as he approaches them.

Warren tells her to make sure that she watched Cannibal Holocaust, something she thought was too “twisted” to watch with how her life was going at the present. The two go on to discuss Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, a selection that impressed Max. Warren tries to suggest that they go to a movie, but notices that she seemed distracted.

Max tries to confide in Warren what happened earlier that day in the girls’ bathroom with Warren and the girl she saved, but was interrupted by the arrival of Nathan Prescott, who wanted to know if she was “Max Caulfield”. Max confirms she is one of Mark Jefferson’s students (as opposed to “photo groupie”), and Nathan demands to know what she told Principal Wells after what happened in the bathroom.

Max may tell him that she told the principal that she saw a “student with a gun” in the girls’ bathroom. Nathan corrects her, saying that he knew she named him as the student with the gun. Unimpressed with his intimation tactics, Max tells Nathan to get help and back off. Angrier, Nathan demands that she stop trying to analyze him.

Warren attempts to step in and defend Max, but Nathan headbutts him, knocking him to the ground. Max demands that Nathan leave Warren alone and Nathan grabs her by the neck, telling her that no one told him what to do. Max scratches his face and falls over as a truck makes a sudden stop in front of her. Rising to her feet, Max recognizes the driver as her childhood friend, Chloe. Warren knocks Nathan down, buying Max enough time to get into Chloe’s truck and drive off to safety.

Catching up with Chloe

On the road, Max laments on the state of her day and the troubling behavior of Nathan. Irritated that she had yet to be thanked, Chloe mockingly thanks herself, pretending to be Max. Max relayed that she was relieved to see her and thanked her for helping her out. Chloe asked what Nathan wanted with her, Max hoped “nothing” after the events that transpired between herself and Nathan in the parking lot. Max asked how Chloe knew Nathan. Chloe doesn’t explain, but calls Nathan “just another Arcadia asshole”. She mentioned Warren took quite a beating for Max during the escape, Max notes that she owes him “big time” for his intervention.

When Max is surprised by the liveliness of Arcadia Bay, Chloe inquired whether or not she didn’t enjoy Seattle. Max expressed she enjoyed Seattle, and that it felt like “a city for artists”. Things in Arcadia Bay, however, looked considerably brighter after she reunited with Chloe. Chloe remarks that Max merely came back to her hometown for Blackwell Academy. Max is honest about her motivations, explaining that Blackwell had the best photography program in United States and her favorite teacher, Mark Jefferson.

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Max after her argument with Chloe in her truck.

Disappointed, Chloe concludes that Max only returned for Mr. Jefferson and not her. Confused, Max wondered if Chloe knew she was happy to see her. Instead, Chloe brings up the fact that Max never bothered to contact her in the five years she was gone from Oregon. Frustrated, Max demanded that Chloe “give her a break”, she was going through changes just like she was. Chloe assumed Max’s changes included dumping her, something Max tried to tell her wasn’t true. Unconvinced, Chloe remarked Max thought she could hook up with other “art pricks” in Seattle and when that didn’t happen, she had to come back to Arcadia Bay.

Max believed her line of thought merciless, Chloe merely believed she was being pragmatic, bringing up the fact that Max had been back home in Arcadia at Blackwell for a month and never bothered to call or text her even then. Max continues to defend her actions, explaining that she merely wanted to “settle in” to avoid the shy geek cliché and that she would’ve contacted Chloe sooner or later. Chloe dismissed her explanations as excuses she wouldn’t have used on Mr. Jefferson. Disgruntled, the two stop talking for a moment. Checking her bag, Max discovers her Polaroid camera is broken (presumably during her fight with Nathan). Chloe tells her step-father has tools at their home she could use to fix her camera.

At Chloe's house, Chloe leads her upstairs and asks her to put some music while she “medicated”. Max browses through Chloe’s bedroom for any sign of a CD. She spots a box at the bottom of Chloe’s bed and picks up the CD she spots. Noticing a photograph, she picks up and recognizes the girl with Chloe is Rachel Amber. Irritated, Chloe snatches the photograph from Max and tells her not to touch it. Max, not at all dissuaded, notes that Rachel Amber must've been a "good friend". Chloe thought was Max's phrasing was "putting mildly".

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Chloe tells Max about Rachel Amber.

Obliging her friend's curiosity, Chloe revealed that she and Rachel Amber became friends when Max left for Seattle. The two intended to achieve a shared dream of leaving Arcadia Bay for Los Angeles before her friend disappeared after meeting someone that “changed her life” and leaving for Los Angeles six months ago without her. Chloe considered Rachel her “angel”, and Max assumed Rachel was a replacement for her because she left Chloe.

Afterward, Chloe told Max she could find tools to fix her broken Polaroid camera in the basement. She dismissed Max, wanting time to herself as she got high. Taking the hint that she wanted to be left alone, Max left Chloe’s room and headed into Joyce’s bedroom. Approaching the window, she spotted a dead bird on the window sill and wondered if she could do anything to help it. Using her rewind ability, she revived the bird from before it hit the window and killed itself. Opening the window, she allowed it fly into the room and wished it well. Investigating the drawers on either side of the bed, Max finds a “little shrine” dedicated to Joyce’s late husband, William. On the left side of the bed, she discovers a pair of dog tags inside the left drawer and learns that Joyce’s new husband is named "David N. Madsen".

Heading downstairs, Max investigated the living room and kitchen, spotting old reminders of Chloe before she cut and dyed her blonde hair blue; photographs of Joyce, who still worked at Two Whales Diner. In the living room, she spotted an old stain on the carpet from when she and Chloe attempted to drink alcohol as kids. Heading outside, she spotted the old grave for Chloe’s cat, Bongo, who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2008. Old artifacts from their childhood, the swing Chloe's father built for them and the grill he used to make them burgers, remained in the backyard. An old painting that she and Chloe worked on was fading under the light of the sunshine, she could barely see the artwork five years later.

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Max observes the security footage of the living room in Chloe's house.

Returning inside the house, Max checked her messages. Her mother may send her a text explaining that she received a call from Principal Wells about Max lying about the actions of Nathan Prescott and wanted to speak with her. She then headed into the basement. In basement, searching for tools to fix her Polaroid camera, she spots more than a dozen things that belonged to David, including a glass case of guns. Searching the cabinets, Max discovered an elaborate security system set up around the Price household and a map of the Blackwell campus markered in red where security cameras would likely be placed.

Prying further in the basement, Max discovered photographs of Madsen during his time in the military and accidentally knocked down a file from the top of the cabinet. Investigating the folder, she discovered photographs taken by David of Kate around Blackwell Academy campus. He also maintained several files of other students on Blackwell, which troubled Max.

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Max confesses to being in the bathroom during Chloe and Nathan's confrontation.

When Max returned to Chloe's bedroom, she left Chloe to herself and worked on trying to fix her camera. After a while she gave up, knowing her camera was lost to her. Chloe got up to inspect Max's work. At the desk, she recognized the photograph of the blue butterfly Max took in the girls’ bathroom at Blackwell and realized Max was present during her spat with Nathan. Reluctantly, Max admitted she was there and that she reported Nathan to Principal Wells. Chloe told Max not to trust Wells, as he was only concerned how much money the school was getting from the Prescott family.

Chloe decided to give Max her father's camera, remembering that her birthday was last month and knowing she'd never use it. Max was hesitant to take it, but Chloe insisted, knowing that Max would use it “awesomely”. In exchange, Chloe took the photograph of the butterfly as "symbol of their reunion". An excited Chloe turns on her radio and proceeds to dance on her bed and demands that Max dance with her.

Max makes a few awkward moves before she decides to take a photograph of Chloe dancing instead. Their celebration is short-lived, however, with the unexpected arrival of her stepfather, David. Max cuts off the music and Chloe urges Max to find a place to hide. Max heads for the closet and opens the door, but the lamp leaning against it falls over and knocks several items off the desk. Rewinding time, she fixes her mistake.

If Max hides in the closet, Chloe will cover for Max, saying she was "trying on clothes" when her stepfather questions what she was doing. When David asks about the whereabouts of his missing gun, Chloe denies she took anything, stating she believed in gun control laws. David discovers her drugs on the table and demands to know where they came from. Chloe mocks him, telling him she was "smoking weed", playing with guns and "tripping balls". Irritated by her behavior, David orders that she tell him the truth and Chloe demands that David stop treating her and Joyce like "his family platoon".

David tells her to leave Joyce out of their argument. Chloe wishes that David would leave her mother instead and David backhands her. Though David apologies for his actions, Chloe tells him that would be the last time he ever touches her, threatening to call the police. David, believing she's bluffing, merely tells her that she'll grow up one day and leaves the room.

Stepping out of the closet, Max asks if Chloe is okay. Chloe dismisses her concern with sarcasm ("Welcome to "The Real Step-douches of Arcadia Bay"") and Max apologizes. Chloe tells her he would've been worse if he caught her in the room, then suggests that they go elsewhere.

If Max chooses come out of hiding, she'll take the blame, saying the pot was hers and apologize. Chloe will defend her against David's intimidation tactics: Threatening to call the police (implying she was responsible for the fire alarm, and witnessing his harassment of Kate Marsh) to tarnish her Blackwell Academy record. After the incident with David, Chloe reveals to Max that she did steal David's gun. Weary of how Chloe was handling the gun, Max questioned her belief in gun control.

Chloe told Max she believed in gun control, particularly wherein she was the one in control of the guns instead of men, who "needed to be checked". She used David and Nathan Prescott as her examples. Putting the gun back in its hiding place, she thanked Max for taking the fall, believing they had "defeated" David. Chloe then suggests that they go someplace else.

If Max doesn't hide, David will question why Max is at their house. Chloe dismisses David, telling him Max is one of her friends. David asks Chloe if she took a gun from his cabinet, as one is missing. Chloe lies and attempts to remind him she's for gun control, but her statement is interrupted when he notices the drugs she was using siting in an ashtray. David demanded to know if she was using again, Chloe instead mocks him. When he continues to push for the truth, Chloe lies and tells him that Max brought the drugs to the house.

If Max decides not to take the blame, David mocks Chloe's ability to obtain drugs, suggesting that she gives the people she knows "friend rates". Chloe tells David to take his rage out on someone else besides high school girls and calls him a pig, an action that gets her slapped. David defended his actions, saying Chloe knew what she was doing when she insulted him.

David warns Max away from Chloe, calling her a loser that will simply drag Max down with her. Angry that Max didn't defend her, Chloe dismisses Max's apology, believing that she merely bailed on her like everyone else. She leaves the house and heads for the lighthouse on the cliffside.

Reluctantly, Max chooses to take the blame for the drugs. David, none the wiser, threatens to call the police on Max to ruin her record at Blackwell and accuses her of dragging Chloe down. Chloe stepped in and defended Max, demanding David stop harassing her friends.

David claims she has no friends, but Chloe is quick to dismiss him as nothing more than a security guard who knew nothing and not a cop. David threatens Max one more time before leaving. Chloe thanked Max for taking the blame, believing they bruised his ego. Excited, she tells Max she knows of one place in Arcadia they can go and not be bothered.

In the Storm Again

When the two leave the Price Household, they head for the lighthouse on the cliff. Chloe goes ahead of her and takes a rest on a bench at the top. Way behind, Max takes her time reaching the top. She receives a text message from Warren; checking the message, she finds a photograph of Warren sporting a black eye and message that noted she'd probably be worried about her "White Knight". Eventually, Max recognizes the place as the one that she saw in her “dream” and begins to worries.

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Max and Chloe talk about what happened in her bedroom.

After snapping a photograph of a bird sitting atop of a boulder, she hurries to meet Chloe at the top. Chloe is sullen, but welcomes Max’s company next to her on the bench. She apologies that Max had to see her stepfather’s behavior toward, to which Max affirms that she was right about David being a “douchebag”.

When Chloe makes an offhand remark about feeling as though she was under surveillance whenever he was around, Max realizes that Chloe was unaware of the cameras of the house. She decides to tell Chloe about the cameras David set up in her and Joyce’s house, which angers Chloe and confirms her belief that David is paranoid. She feels as though everyone Arcadia knew everyone’s secrets, so Max asked what her secrets were. Reluctantly, Chloe admits that she knew Nathan through the fact that she was aware that he sold watered down drugs using laxatives.

She intended to scam him for money on the off chance that Rachel Amber returned from Los Angeles for her, but her drink was spiked and she passed out in Nathan’s house. When she regained consciousness, Nathan was attempting to take a photograph of her, but she kicked over a lamp and was able to escape because Nathan freaked out. Max, now armed with the knowledge of Chloe’s story, reminds her that Nathan is dangerous still, and not only to her. Chloe, however, was merely thankful that Max saved her from being shot in the bathroom earlier that day and that reunion five years felt like “destiny”, a sentiment Max shared.

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Max follows the transparent doe to the lighthouse.

Moving close to the edge of the cliff, Chloe hoped that, now with Max with her that she could find Rachel Amber. After Chloe wishes she could destroy Arcadia Bay because it had taken everyone she loved away from her, Max experiences what appears to be a headache. When she regains her composure, she finds herself back in the stormy “nightmare” she experienced earlier. Scared for Chloe, she makes her way back up the path, following the faded impression of a doe that appeared to be guiding her. She avoided the pitfalls of falling boulders, collapsing trees and log derbies to make it to the top.

The doe stopped near the edge of the cliff where a newspaper was flapping in the wind. Grabbing the paper, Max read the paper and noticed it was reporting the storm that she in the middle of. The date of the storm was October 11, 2013, which was only four days from her present. When the newspaper flies from her hand, she once again realizes that the tornado is heading for Arcadia Bay. Before she could see anymore, however, Chloe pulls her out of her vision by touching her shoulder.

Relieved to see her friend, Max tried to explain what she had seen. Chloe, believing that Max had merely “zoned out”, was freaking out over nothing, as Oregon only got “25 tornadoes a year”. However, Max persists in telling her the truth, trying to explain how she was able to save her from being killed by Nathan and how she knew the storm that was coming. Chloe seemed unable to be convinced by Max’s truths, until snow began to fall during eighty degree weather. Though Chloe was confused, Max believed the phenomena was a result of climate change and a sign that the storm was coming.

Hesitant, Chloe asks Max to explain her whole story “from the beginning” and so Max appears to do so.

"Out of Time"

Morning at the Dormitory

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Max first thing in the morning

Max wakes up from a night of researching and studying information on quantum physics and time travel theories with help from Warren, who sent her an e-mail on recommended films based on Time Travel. She when she climbs out of bed, Max receives a text message from Chloe, whom she spoke with night before about her abilities and the incident in her bedroom with David. She reminds Max that they planned on meeting at the Two Whales Diner and that she has to get there early.

Stepping out of her bedroom, she overhears Victoria Chase tell her friend Courtney about finishing her paper which she needed today. As Max heads down the hall after Courtney, Alyssa is hit in the back of the head by a roll of toilet paper by a girl in the bathroom. Max may or may not rewind time to prevent Alyssa from being hit by the toilet paper. If she does, Alyssa will thank her and mention that Warren let her borrow his flash drive, and ask about her favorite science fiction film. Max may mention Back to the Future, Looper or Groundhog Day. Impressed, Alyssa warns Max to weary of Brooke, who may be jealous of the time she spends with Warren, but Max pretends that she didn't hear that.

After their conversation Max headed down the hall toward Dana’s bedroom and spots Trevor writing something on her whiteboard before leaving. Across from Dana’s bedroom door, Brooke and Juliet are watching the video featuring Kate that had been mentioned yesterday by Taylor, and passing judgement on Kate’s character. Approaching Juliet, Max is asked by Juliet if she had seen “Kate’s hot video” and dubbed her “Church Girl Gone Wild”. Max admonishes Juliet for passing judgement on Kate and watching the video. When Max brings up the sexting incident from yesterday, Juliet acknowledges her error and promises not to watch the video anymore or show it anyone else.

Speaking with Brooke, she asked if Brooke had seen the freak snowfall from yesterday. Brooke acknowledged that she saw the snowfall and was "riveted" by the phenomena. Admitting that she was a novice at science, Max asked if Brooke could explain what happened. Brooke, however, thought that Warren would likely have the answers to what happened, considering that meteorologists didn’t. Brooke asks if Max has spoken to Warren yet. Max tells her that she intends to, Brooke assumes that Warren would manage to track her down either way.

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Max talks to Dana about the Halloween Party.

Inside Dana’s bedroom, Max finds Dana dancing on her bed. When she settles down, she announces to Max that Trevor was taking her to the Halloween Party. She asks Max join her and bring Warren with her. Max may or may accept the invitation to come.

Leaving Dana’s room, she heads for the shower room. Inside, she finds Kate brushing her teeth. When she greets her, Kate will either thank Max for standing up for her against David, or question why Max didn’t stand up for her when she took the photo of Kate and David.

Max’s response leads Kate to ask for the return of her book, The October Country for class notes. After agreeing that she would return the book, Max proceeds to take a shower. During her shower, she overhears and watches Victoria and Taylor harassing Kate about the “viral video” that featured her kissing men under the influence. Kate leaves the bathroom in tears, Max witnesses Victoria writing the url for the video on the mirror before she and Taylor finally leave. Stepping out of the shower, Max may or may not erase the link to the video from the mirror.

Heading for her bedroom, Max notices that her whiteboard may have been vandalized.

Max returns to find her room vandalized. A disturbing picture has been left on her bed, and "NOBODY MESSES WITH ME BITCH" has been spray painted onto her photo wall. Frustrated, Max thinks to herself that this was not what she came to Blackwell Academy for. Regarding the message on her wall, Max suspects "Nathan's Revenge" is the result of these actions.

Max returns to find her room torn apart. A disturbing picture has been left on her bed, her drawers and DVDs are splayed across the floor, "FILTHY ARTIST DIRTY WHORE" is written in lipstick on her mirror, and "NOBODY MESSES WITH ME BITCH" has been spray painted onto her photo wall.

Max returns to find her room torn apart. Her drawers and DVDs are splayed across the floor and "FILTHY ARTIST DIRTY WHORE" is written in lipstick on her mirror.

If Max did not report Nathan to Principal Wells and comforted Victoria, Max returns to find her dorm room untouched by either student.

She locates Kate's book under a pile of papers next to her couch and knocks over a cup with a soft drink in it over it. Frustrated, Max is forced to use her rewind power in order to retrieve the book undamaged. She proceeds to get dressed and exited her room. Before entering Kate's bedroom, she may receive a message from a private text message that warns her to be quiet about the situation or else they would come for her.

Max enters Kate's when she is given permission. Max investigates the room, picking up signs of her depression. She finds unsupportive letters from her aunt and her mother, obscured mirrors and morbid sketch drawings), with minor evidence of a support system remaining in her life (her father’s postcard, photographs of her sisters and friends, Stella and Alyssa. Repeating the question from the shower, Kate inquires why Max did or did not support her when he was confronted by David Madsen. When Max provides her friend the answer, Max tries to find out what happened to Kate.

Kate admits going to a Vortex Club party and becoming intoxicated after drinking something at the party. She mentioned that Nathan Prescott offered to take her home and that she remembered little else after that beyond the sound of someone else and Nathan’s voice followed by a sharp sting in her neck before she woke up back at the girls dormitory in front of the door of her room. Searching for support, Kate asked Max whether or not she should go the police about her situation.

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Max advises Kate on what to do about her situation

Max encourages her to go to the police. She believed every word of Kate's account and knew how dangerous Nathan Prescott was. Relieved, Kate assured her friend that she would go to the police and Principal Wells with her story. She added that with Max as her "backup witness" they would have to take Kate's story serious.

However, Max becomes nervous at the idea of being named as Kate's witness. Max tried to remind Kate that the police and the faculty saw them "spoiled punks" and urged caution because the Prescott family were powerful and dangerous.

Uncertain of her chances, Max tells Kate that if she approached the police without sufficient proof against Nathan, they wouldn't believe her. Max explains that they'll use the video of her kissing and grabbing boy in an intoxicated state against her. Persistent, Kate stated without hesitation that she knows she was drugged at the party. Max, however, reminds her that the burden of proof is on her and not the police. Max elaborates that video doesn't back up Kate's accusations. Kate remarks that Max makes her situation feel hopeless, but Max reassures Kate that she doesn't want to see her get hurt anymore.

Kate, not believing she could be hurt any more than has by the video, is disappointed in Max's answer. Max continues to tell her that they should wait to gather proof, that other things about her situation may help her in the future. Angry, Kate mentions that she'll be walking down the halls of Blackwell being called a "viral slut" by the student body. She sarcastically thanks Max and proceeds to ignore her.

Exiting Kate’s bedroom, Max heads outside of the dormitory.

Invitation to go “Go Ape”

Outside, she saw Samuel, who was sitting on the bench, feeding the birds. Max greets Samuel. The two discuss the changing climate following the snowfall that occurred yesterday and Rachel Amber, who he states gave him photographs to promote her dream of becoming of famous. When Max admits to seeing a deer in the woods yesterday, Samuel believes that she saw her spirit animal, a rare occurrence. Samuel believed that the doe that she saw was a likely sign regarding her destiny.

Max heads over to Taylor, who remained behind on the dormitory grounds. When she tries to speak to her, Taylor may remark that she does not have to kind to her because chose not humiliate Victoria after she was dosed in paint, or questioned why Max thought she’d speak to Max after she did to Victoria.

Not wanting to fight, Max tries to talk to Taylor about Kate and the video. While Max thought the video bought undue humiliation to her friend, Taylor believed Kate deserved it for “preaching” to the Blackwell Students about abstinence and would survive.

Max asks why Taylor hangs out with Victoria when she is so mean to her. Taylor defends Victoria, stating that Max doesn’t know Victoria like she does. When Taylor mentions her sick mother, Max can use the information to her advantage to gain Taylor’s favor, who reveals that Victoria supported her during her mother’s back surgery. She assures Max that she wasn't about tearing people down despite her actions with Victoria and promises the two would talk later.

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Max rejects Warren'e invitation to see the Planet of the Apes drive-in marathon.

Before she leaves the dormitory grounds she run into Warren, who is waiting at the exit of the dormitory grounds to speak with her. The two talk about what happened in the parking lot yesterday with Nathan Prescott.

Max thanks him for helping her out. Warren brings up the drive-in he mentioned before, but explains that the drive-in is showing a marathon of the Planet of the Apes.

Max accepts Warren's invitation, a fan of the Planet of the Apes films herself. Warren, happy that she is going with him, mentions that he has to tell Brooke that he's going to the marathon with her instead.[3]

Max decides to decline Warren's invitation, feeling that she couldn't concentrate on movies at the moment. Disappointed, but accepting, Warren accepts Max's answer and makes a joke about her being a "damn dirty human" (in reference to the quote "damn dirty ape") before saying he'd go himself. Before she leaves, however, Warren tells her that he plans on asking Brooke to go see the marathon with him instead and that he'd talk to her later.[3]

At the front of the campus, Max spots David Madsen arguing with Nathan Prescott and assumes it has something to do with Kate Marsh or Rachel Amber. Max heads for the bus stop and boards the bus into town.

Two Whales Diner

When Max arrives at the Two Whales Diner, she receives a text message from Chloe that she's running late. Not surprised, Max decides to speak to the locals surrounding the diner. Max speaks with a Woman waiting at the bus stop to be picked up. She asked Max whether or not if she knew when the bus would arrive because she couldn't get the online schedule to work for her.

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The woman while speaking with Max about her troubles with finding work.

Max explains that she just arrived in town on the school bus and that the bus would be arriving soon. Relieved, the woman expresses her complication with finding a job within Arcadia Bay and that she couldn't miss the one waiting for her out in Newport. When Max asks if things in Arcadia Bay were as bad as she made them seem, the Woman wonders if there were other places that weren't experiencing the same difficulties and that she couldn’t afford to live in Arcadia Bay. Max wishes the woman good luck heading off.

On the diner parking lot, Max spots the RV she saw on Blackwell Academy's parking lot from before. When she tries to approach its driver, his dog chases her off when he begins to bark. Backing off, she approaches a fisherman promoting the salvation of the bay. The two talk about the decline in fishing since the Prescott Family gained harbor rights within the town and questionable repudiation of the Prescott family, who've been honored at Blackwell and may have the town of Arcadia Bay named after them on account of their contributions to the town's economy. Max asked if the Fisherman new the Prescott family personally, but he admits to know them only through their bad deeds.

Exploring further, Max encounters an an angry man reading the latest issue of The Independent. Hesitantly, she tried to speak with man, asking him what was bothering him. The man admits to be irritated by the state of the news's choice of subjects, dismissing the snowfall from yesterday as a minor event compared to the legitimate concerns of Global Warming.

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Max and the man after they finish speaking.

The Man tells Max he believes Acadia Bay won't last for much longer despite the repeated reports that the town is doing financially well. He believed the newspapers were too preoccupied with Arcadia Bay's financial stability and the missing girls. When Max asked if he was talking about Rachel Amber, the man believed Rachel Amber left town because she was "bored" and didn't blame her for leaving.

At the back of the alley, Max happens upon a homeless woman sitting on the ground. When she greets the homeless woman, the woman appears amused by Max’s presence. The homeless woman explains that she has been around Arcadia Bay long enough to see the town go through major changes. She is vague about the particulars when Max asks for specifics, but is upfront her dislike of the Prescott Family, who wouldn't let anything, especially the police, get in their way when it came to controlling the town.

The homeless woman expresses that the Prescott family had done good for the town once, but had become corrupt. Max mentions, without naming Kate, that she was trying to help someone who was involved with the Prescott family. The homeless told Max to be her friend's "guardian angel" in light of the power the Prescott held over the authorities and Blackwell Academy.

Max directs the conversation toward Joyce Price. The homeless woman believed Joyce was a kind woman, who treated her kinder than her own family. She observed that Joyce's daughter, about Max's age, always got into trouble and that her husband was a "prick", and couldn't see why she had married him. The homeless woman decides to tell Max that she had encountered a pretty girl named "Rachel" who frequented the diner. The last she had seen of her, she was speaking with a man she assumed was her father.

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Max and the cop discuss Joyce's difficulties with her daughter, Chloe.

Max enters the diner and speaks with a police officer who knew of Joyce, who was treated like the "mother" of Police Department because she fed most the officers; and Chloe, who'd been apprehended by the police on multiple occasions. The cop brings up the incident in Chloe bedroom with David Madsen about the drugs.

Max will react accordingly depending on whether or not she took the blame for the drugs or remained hidden or stepped in between Chloe and David's altercation. He warned Max to stay away from the owner of the RV, Frank Bowers, who was thought to be untrustworthy. Max assured the cop that she usually avoided suspect vehicles. When she spots Trevor and Justin at a table, Trevor mentions he knows she saw him leaving Dana's dorm room. He goes on to mention his relationship with Dana. He got Justin high when he finally decided to tell his friend about their relationship. Justin, under the influence of drugs, was accepting of Trevor and Dana's relationship.

Max's discussion with one of the Trucker's eating at the diner turns unpleasant when he expresses dislike of Joyce, who boss and a smart mouthed to him. Max defends Joyce's character and tells the Trucker that she hopes to grow up and become just like Joyce one day. Bitterly, the Trucker hopes that Max ends up in the same position as Joyce, down to her occupation.

Max eventually settles down at the booth at the end of the diner. Joyce eventually pulls herself away from the grill to speak with Max. She asks Max about how she was doing. Max attempts to complement Joyce's looks, which leads the woman to question what she meant. Max clarified her statement and told Joyce that she "still looks pretty". Flattered, Joyce calls Max smart for her quick thinking and recovery.

Joyce tells Max that she wished Max had been there to help Chloe, who'd been caught "smoking out" by David. Max explains that Chloe "told her" that her stepfather hit her. Joyce was sorry that David's argument with Chloe was how they officially met. She hoped that Max would get to know David on her own terms instead of Chloe's. She assured Max that David was a good man. While Max believed her, she asked Joyce not be so harsh on her daughter. Joyce hoped that Max would a better influence for her daughter and Max promises to be just that.

Joyce chided Max for getting caught smoking pot in her house, but was quick to apologize for the fact that Max met David under those circumstances. Joyce tried to assure Max that he was a good man, regardless of what Chloe said. Max believed Joyce was telling the truth. Max tried to defend her reputation, saying that she never smoked and it was a stupid "almost an accident" on her account. Despite Max's apology, Joyce went on to say the account of her "selling pot" surprised and disappointed her because she hoped that Max would become a good influence on Chloe's life. In spite of her situation, Max promised to be a good influence in Chloe's life.

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Max expresses remorse over the loss of William Price.

Max steers the conversation to Joyce's late husband, William. She acknowledged that things were difficult for her and Chloe after her husband, William, died and that she felt bad for not staying in touch with them. Compares her situation to theirs. Her "karma" was not having her parents with her in Arcadia Bay while she was attending Blackwell Academy. Joyce didn't blame her for moving on with her life. Joyce had tried to do the same after William died, but she thought Chloe had chosen to remain angry.

Max mentioned she had great memories of William. Joyce believed that great memories were William's gift to his family and friends, something she didn't believe Chloe understood. Max thought Chloe did understand, but needed more time, which was inconvenient for Joyce.

Joyce reminiscences that Chloe "hit all of the phases" following William's death. Expulsion from school, running away, drugs, hanging out with "bad boys", tattoos, piercings and dying her hair blue. Joyce merely believed that Chloe hating David was just another facet of teenage rebellion.

When Max starts to say that she understands why Chloe doesn't like David, Joyce inquires about what she knows. Max will either tell her David hit her or remind her that she took responsibility for the pot. Additionally, Joyce will either commend Max for taking the blame over Chloe[note 5] or explain that David regretted hitting Chloe and would be punished for his actions.[note 6]

Joyce was aware that Chloe often pushed David's buttons on purpose, so she knew what she was doing. Joyce firmly believed David "paid his dues" during the war and cared about the students of Blackwell and Chloe. When Max tries to get more information on Kate Marsh, Joyce merely says that David mentioned her, but she didn't go prying into his business. Diverting their conversation toward breakfast, Max may choose a bacon omelette or a Belgian waffle to eat. After placing her order, Joyce goes to get the food prepared.

She returns a few moments later with Max's meal and awes at the fact that Max and Chloe are now women. When Chloe finally arrives, Max watches Joyce and Chloe get into an argument over what happened yesterday in her bedroom. Max tries to treat Chloe to breakfast, but Joyce stops her. Max laments that Chloe and Joyce haven't changed since they were all last together, Chloe uses her conflict with her mother as an excuse to leave town.

After changing the music on the jukebox, Chloe focuses her attention Max's powers. Max doesn't have an explanation for her powers or why she saw the vision of the tornado destroying Arcadia Bay. Chloe, not caring about her "daydream", demanded proof of Max's abilities. Max tells her that she could predict what was in her pockets. Her first attempt fails, leading Chloe to remove the contents of her pocket.

Max studies the contents of Chloe's pockets (86 cents, a parking ticket, a panda keychain and seven cigarettes) and uses her rewind ability to convince Chloe. Following the success of her first attempt, Chloe asks to see what else she could do with her abilities. Max declares that she could predict what would happen in next thirty seconds or so in the diner.

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Max and Chloe talk about what she can do with her powers.

Max observes the events that occur in the diner: A trucker knocking over his cup of coffee, the police officer's partner leaving him behind to respond to an incident, Justin and Trevor starting a fight, Joyce breaking their fight up and a cockroach crawling across the jukebox before it begins to malfunction.

When Max succeeds in predicting the order of events, a fully convinced Chloe decides they should have fun with her powers. Max warns Chloe that her abilities weren't a toy and that she had to be careful. Chloe, however, believed caution wasn't warranted in their situation because of the things Max could do without any real consequences. She jokes that Max could "bang" anyone and get away with it because it never happened for the other person.

Max's nose begins to bleed and Max passes it off as too much excitement from hanging around Chloe. As the two prepare to leave the diner, Max receives a call from Kate Marsh. Chloe tries to rush Max out of the door in fear her mother will start "more bullshit". Max tells Chloe who is calling her and Chloe becomes angry. Chloe attempts to guilt Max, saying that she never called her in five years, but had the time to contact Kate Marsh. Chloe brushes Max off with the claim that she had "other friends" to hang out with if she was going to leave her for Kate.

Max will answer the phone and Chloe continues to make jibe remarks about Max's decision, but Joyce Price overhears her remarks and they begin to argue. Max promises Kate that she won't forget their conversation and suggests that she finish her homework and try not to stress. She thought that they shouldn't go over her incident on the phone right now and that she would talk to her later. When Max ends the call, Chloe sarcastically thanks her and tells her to go hang out with Kate if that was what she’d rather do. Max calls her ridiculous and assures her that she was hanging out with her. Disappointed, Chloe leaves the diner ahead of Max.

Max hangs up and Chloe bids her mother goodbye. Max is concerned that she didn't answer Kate's call, but Chloe assures her that Kate will survive Max not answering her call and heads out of the diner.

Max and Chloe head out to her truck, unaware that they were being watched by Frank Bowers.

American Rust

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Chloe and Max in her favorite place: The local junkyad.

At the junkyard, Chloe continues to go on about the Max's abilities and the fun they could have with her powers. Max tries to caution Chloe, reminding that she doesn't know for how long she has her abilities. Chloe reveal the gun she stole from David Madsen. Max uncertain about Chloe's decision, expression doubt about Chloe's need for the weapon.

Chloe may remind Max that she has "more power than an army" and that she shouldn't be afraid of her "little toy", which she plans on using for "the test". Chloe asked Max if she could find five bottles for their test. Frustrated, Max asked why she had to find the bottles, Chloe explained that she had to set up the shooting range.

Before Max begins her search Chloe says that they have to figure out where she got her "rewind power" from. Max speculated her powers could've come from God or "the gods". During Max's search for bottles, she happened upon a small tool shed that was occupied with belongings of Rachel and Chloe. Max surmised that she could learn more about Rachel during her search.

However, Max's curiosity about Rachel devolved into jealousy as she looked at bracelets two made for each other, photographs taken a photo booth and a mixtape for Rachel. Max finds a poster for a Vortex Club block party that took place in March and assumed that Rachel attended it before she disappeared. Before she leaves she received a text message from Warren regarding her decision about the Planet of the Apes.

He reminds Max that the drive in at Newberg is sixty miles from Arcadia Bay and that they should leave for the Planet of the Apes marathon around five o'clock and that they should get supplies the drive-in. Additionally, he suggests that the two should get dinner as well. He texts again and appears to regret the latter idea, but Max responds with "Too late!" and he sends her a smiley face emoticon.

He tells Max not to worry about going to the Planet of the Apes marathon in Newberg with him, though he thought it would be cool to take a road trip in his new car. He makes a joke about deciding he would "drive in circles". Max apologizes, explaining that she's had a busy week. When she reminds him that she "still owes him", Warren agrees and asks her to let him know if she changed her mind about the movie marathon.

Around the time she is searching for the final bottle, Kate texts her about their discussion in the dorm about her situation with the Vortex Club and Nathan Prescott.

Kate: Max. Sorry to have bothered you by asking for your advice. I guess I shouldn't do anything but let people enjoy my video all over the world.
Max: Kate that is so not what I meant. I just want you to be careful.
Kate: Too late I guess.
Kate: And sorry for bothering you this morning. Guess you were too busy to answer. I was about to have a serious breakdown and I needed somebody.
Kate: Class bell. Have to go.

Kate: Sorry to have bothered you by asking for your advice. I guess I shouldn't do anything but let people enjoy my video all over the world.
Max: Kate that is so not what I meant. I just want you to be careful.
Kate: Too late I guess. But thank you for answering my call this morning.
Kate: I really needed a friend and you delivered.
Max: I'm on your side.
Kate: XO. TTYL

Kate: Max, thank you for giving me such great advice about going to the police and telling them everything about Nathan. I so appreciate you standing by me. Keeps my faith. xoxoxo
Max: I'm on your side.
Max: Please don't mention me if you can. I'm already in trouble around here.
Kate: And sorry about bothering you this morning. Guess you were too busy to answer. I was about have a serious breakdown and I needed somebody.
Kate: Class bell. Have to go.

Kate: Max. I want to thank you for giving me such great advice about going to the police and telling them everything about Nathan. I so appreciate you standing by me. Keeps my faith. xoxoxo
Max: Kate I'm on your side.
Max: Please don't mention me too much if you can. I'm already in trouble around here.
Kate: And thanks so much for talking to me this morning. I was about to have a serious cry and I needed a friend. You were there. As usual:) xoxoxo

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Max helps Chloe shoot the five bottles she collected.

Max returns Chloe with all five bottles to a prepared shooting range. Chloe declares that she will hit all of the bottles without wasting a single bullet with Max. Max guided Chloe in the right direction to shoot the bottles. When she succeeded, she searched for a larger target to hit. Max suggests the old car behind their shooting range.

Depending on Max’s choices, she will suggest Chloe shoot the top the car, or the tire, which cause the car to flip over and crush the bottles. Suggesting Chloe shoot the bumper will result in her death. After all of the bottles have been destroyed by the car, Max suffers another nosebleed and begins to feel dizzy. She collapses and blacks out, experiencing violent flashes of the vision she had the tornado. When she regains consciousness, Chloe allows her to take a moment to recollect herself before Chloe insists that Max learn how to use David's gun. Max hesitates and Chloe makes fun of her for being frightened, but placing the gun in her hand, confident that she could fire the weapon.

Before she could, Frank Bowers appeared, drawn to their location by the gunshots prior to Max's blackout. Max hides the gun from Frank's view behind her back, while Frank hassled Chloe about the money she owed him. Frank's attention was eventually drawn toward Max's anxious body language and demanded to know what she was hiding behind her back. Chloe, however, recognized a bracelet he wore as Rachel Amber's and demanded to know what he was doing with it. She makes a grab for the bracelet, provoking Frank to draw his switchblade on her. Max, fearing for her friend's life, brings the gun out of hiding and aims at Frank and asks him to step back. Frank stands his ground, not believing Max would shoot him.

Calling Max on her bluff, Frank tells her to shoot him. Max doesn’t pull the trigger, allowing Frank to get close enough to take the gun from her. Amused by her hesitation, Frank nicknames Max and Chloe "Abbott and Costello". Turning his attention back on Chloe, he tells her that he is taking the gun she stole as “interest” on the money she owed him. He reminds Chloe that she has until Friday to pay him back or he’ll come back and “track her down” with the gun.

Chloe sarcastically remarks that Max “stood her ground” against Frank, but Max is quick to remind her friend that she doesn’t like guns and panicked. Chloe stated it would be harder to keep Nathan from threatening her and that she couldn’t get to David’s other guns because he would be protecting the others. Max apologies, stating that she’d never held a gun on another person and thought it wasn’t cool. Eventually, Chloe relents and decides it was best that she didn’t have the gun.

Max pulls the trigger, but the there are no bullets in the gun. Frank, amused that she pulled the trigger, decides not to take the weapon from Max. Instead, he approaches her and tells her that he’ll remember Max and won’t forget the fact that she almost shot him. Turning his attention to Chloe, he reminds her that she has until Friday to pay him back and not to pull anything like Max with gun again or it would be the last thing she did. Before leaving he reminds them to use bullets the next time they have a gun. While Max apologies for her actions, Chloe thanks Max for standing her ground and defending her.

The Railroad

During their walk, Max and Chloe follow the train tracks. Chloe will either praise Max for standing up to Frank, or give her grief for allowing Frank to take the gun from her. Resting for a moment on the tracks, Max and Chloe reminiscence about their childhood together before Max turns her attention to Frank.

Chloe explains that Frank was her drug dealer, and the two of them hung out at times. Max questions whether or not Chloe ever slept with him or was the "bad boy" Joyce had mentioned to her during their conversation. Chloe denies both, saying Frank never tried to sleep with her and that she merely made the mistake of borrowing money from him.

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Max and Chloe talk about Frank Bowers.

Max focuses on the danger that Frank posed to both of them and cautioned that they should keep an eye on him. Chloe told Max that she planned on leaving Arcadia Bay without paying Frank off. Chloe wishes that Rachel was still with her so that she could meet Max. Max wondered if they would’ve been friends, Chloe believed she and Rachel weren’t so different. Rachel Amber also had an eye for images and art like Max did and was a “smartass” just like her friend. Chloe thought the three of them would’ve been “hella best friends forever” if circumstances were different.

Max gets up to take a photograph of the area nearest to the water tower when she experiences another violent vision of the storm. When her vision stops, Max heads over to help Chloe. Chloe tells her foot is stuck in the track. Hearing the train in the distance, Max works to get Chloe free. Max acquires a crowbar, axe and pliers to use to either cut the wires in the fuse box to manipulate the tracks, or move the block from underneath a drum and roll it toward the manual switch to force the tracks out of place.

When Chloe is out of the train’s path, she thanks Max for saving her and declares that they’re “bonded for life”. Weary, Chloe jokes about bringing Max to a "quiet and desolate spot" and prepares to bring Max back to the school. While Max warns her friend that her powers may not last forever, Chloe is certain that their friendship would.

Chloe brings Max back to school in time for her class with Mr. Jefferson. Before she leaves, Chloe speculated that Max's abilities were connected to the snowfall that occurred yesterday. Max didn't see how her powers explained the snowfall or the tornado that would destroy the bay. Chloe wonders if Max ever ever of Chaos Theory, as her abilities and circumstance were an example of quantum physics and "strange attractors". Deducing that an Armageddon was on the horizon, Chloe continued to push to have fun with Max's powers. After their conversation, Max bids Chloe goodbye and heads for the entrance of the school.

School Conversations

Inside the school, Max decides to do some wandering before Jefferson's class officially begins. She approaches Principal Wells, who is standing out of his office.

Principal Wells hoped the reason Max came to speak with him wasn't about the alleged gun incident. Angry, Max reaffirms that Nathan did have a gun and asks if Principal Wells bothered speaking with Nathan. Wells assures Max that he had spoken Nathan, who was distressed about her accusations. He explains that once they had all of the fact they could talk, until then, it was best that Max focus on her school work. Bothered by his dismissal, Max tells him that she can't focus on her work when she's scared.

Principal Wells assured her that there was nothing at Blackwell to be afraid of, especially in light of David Madsen's efforts to establish security cameras at the school. Max tells Principal Wells that Madsen treated everyone like they were under surveillance already and that he harassed Kate Marsh yesterday. Uneasy, Principal Wells questions the validity of her account, asking if she "sees a pattern" developing in her situation.

Aware of what he was implying, Max replies that it wasn't the same pattern he was suggesting. Principal Wells explained that it was easy to accuse people of doing terrible things. He asks who Max intends of accusing next before dismissing her, telling her that he had a meeting to attend to.

Principal Wells asks if Max wanted to come forward with what she didn't tell him yesterday. Max reaffirms that there was nothing she had to tell him, explaining that there was "a lot going on" yesterday that was compacted by the fire alarm. Principal Wells acknowledged as much, but stated Max was distracted by something else. Max tells him that she can't focus on anything when she's scared. Uneasy, Principal Wells asks her not to say such things as she was completely safe at Blackwell Academy.

He assures that David Madsen was overseeing "a new era of campus security". If Max admits to seeing David harassing Kate Marsh, Principal Wells questions the validity of her account, asking if she "sees a pattern" developing in her situation. Angry and aware of what he was implying, Max replies that it wasn't the same pattern he was suggesting. Wells elaborates, saying Max wasn't comfortable about telling him the truth yesterday, but could come forward with "the truth" about David Madsen, which sounded like "sour grapes" to him. Wells excuses her.

Max heads over to Zachary who is standing next to Blackwell's trophy box. When he sees her, he mentions that she looks strange without her camera. Max reassured him that she was always taking pictures with her eyes. Zachary asks Max not to bring up the incident between himself, Victoria and Juliet again. Max considered the incident be over and just another brief instance of Blackwell drama.

Zachary expressed confusion over what Victoria got out of lying to about Dana to Juliet. Max surmised that Victoria merely wanted to be the center of attention like she was in their conversation. Zachary decided that they should stop talking about Victoria and told her that he'd see her at the football game on Friday.

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Max and Courtney after she is invited into the Vortex Club.

Max goes to speak with Courtney, who is preoccupied with creating a list for the End of the World Party hosted by the Vortex Club. Courtney brushes Max off at first, making assumptions about her sense of style and whether or not she owns a dress.

Max may rewind time to enter Courtney's good graces, using the information gained from their past conversation. She mentions the Vortex Club dress code, asking for pointers from Courtney with a compliment. Flattered, Courtney thanks Max and puts her name on the list. She promises to help Max with few style pointers before the party and resumes her work.

Max is approached by David Madsen, who is standing guard at the threshold leading to Mr. Jefferson's class and the Science Lab. He asks to speak with Max for a moment regarding what happened with Chloe in her bedroom.

Max is upfront about knowing David hitting Chloe. While David explained that he hit her because she called him a pig, he realized he was in the wrong and apologized with the intention of making it up to Chloe. Max presses the issue, stating that his status as a combat veteran should remind him why Chloe is "not a threat".

David asks Max if the drugs he found in Chloe's room were hers. If Max maintains the lie that the drugs were hers, she makes a point of stating that marijuana is "almost legal" in the state of Oregon and that she could get it on Blackwell Academy grounds. When she asks if Madsen is going to "bust her", David claims he's "not that much of an asshole".

He apologies for his behavior and admits that he was wrong. While drugs weren't "a big deal" for Max, they were for Chloe. Max believes that David should not feel threatened by Chloe because of his status as a combat veteran.

David argues that he cares for Chloe, otherwise he wouldn't care at all. Max, however, remains defensive and brings up the fact that he harassed Kate in the same manner. David argues that she caught him and Kate at a bad time. Max is blunt when she tells him Kate didn't deserve to be hassled like she was.

When she brings up that his campaign for security cameras won't do much to protect the students at Blackwell, he counters that Michelle Grant's petition against his campaign for campus surveillance won't help find missing students. Max reminds him that it was his job as head of security to safeguard the students. When she demands to know if he knew any thing about Rachel Amber, David ends their conversation.

Entering the next hallway, Max receives a text from Warren asking her to meet him in the science lab. Considering that she still had time, Max heads for the science lab. Inside, she finds Ms. Grant, Warren and Brooke. She speaks with Ms. Grant about her petition against David Madsen's want for security around the campus.

Ms. Grant thanks Max for "taking stand" and signing her petition against David Madsen's campaign for total camera surveillance at Blackwell. When Max asks how Ms. Grant's petition is going, Grant explains that the petition was also Max's now that she had signed and thanked her again for stepping up. Ms. Grant sadly explained that people were more interested in sending texts to each other than signing a petition.

Ms. Grant believed that was how "they kept everyone distracted", no one would notice cameras in every location of the school if what she believed was true. Max hoped that Grant was able to keep cameras from taking over Blackwell. Ms. Grant assured Max that they would if students like her continued to stand up and sign the petition.

Ms. Grant expresses her disappointment that Max didn't sign the petition, believing that her signature may have been the deciding factor. When Max asks how her petition is going, Ms. Grant states that it's "missing someone who should care", but she wasn't pointing fingers. Ms. Grant sadly explained that people were more interested in sending texts to each other than signing a petition.

Ms. Grant believed that was how "they kept everyone distracted", no one would notice cameras in every location of the school if what she believed was true. Max, however, argues that some wish to use their cameras for good. Ms. Grant, however, is quick to remind Max that David Madsen was more interested in spying on people than helping them. Max defends her character, declaring that she wasn't like Madsen. Ms. Grant acknowledged that, but stated it was important to prevent Blackwell from becoming like Madsen.

When Max heads over to Warren, he asks for her help regarding a chemistry project he was trying to pass. He was unsure about which chemical to mix with the solution to get the proper reaction. Max believed Warren wasn't going to get much help from her considering she was a novice at science.

Hesitantly, Max suggests potassium or sodium. Neither solution works for Warren's project. Rewinding time she speaks with Ms. Grant about the proper solution for the chemistry project. Ms. Grant tells her that chlorine was the proper solution and Max informs Warren and his project succeeds.

When she speaks with Brooke again, Brooke laments that Ms. Grant "busted" her with her drone and took it from her. Brooke protested that she wasn't using the drone to spy on Warren's car. Max asked if she planted on GPS device on Warren. Sarcastically, Brooke deadpans that Warren placed a GPS on Max before focusing her attention back on her cell phone.

Confronting Kate Marsh

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Max speaks with Mr. Jefferson about Kate and mentions Rachel Amber.

When Max leaves the science lab, she catches the tail end of a conversation between Mr. Jefferson and Kate. Kate leaves in tears, asking why Mr. Jefferson couldn't help her. Mr. Jefferson attempted to try and tell her that he was, but she had to understand his position, but Kate refused to listen, believing no one cared about her. When Max speaks to Mr. Jefferson about seeing Kate being harassed by David, Mr. Jefferson apologized to Max for Madsen's brazen behavior.

Mr. Jefferson asks if Max has proof to back up her claims about Madsen so that he could speak with Principal Wells. Max reassures Mr. Jefferson that she has hard evidence of Madsen's actions. Mr. Jefferson asks to see Max's photograph after class and congratulates her for using her instincts as a photographer. He later tells her that Madsen's behavior would be investigated by the faculty.

If Max chose to defend Kate, Jefferson will ask if she has proof to back up her claims about Madsen harassing Kate. Max questions why her word isn't good enough. Mr. Jefferson will remind her to "always take the shot" and that Madsen's behavior would be discussed by the school's faculty.

Jefferson tells Max that he believed Kate was hiding the truth about her situation and that she wasn't as innocent as she chose to portray herself. Max worries that Kate will become "the next Rachel Amber" because how people were treating. Mr. Jefferson may respond by dispelling the comparison to Kate, saying that she was nothing like Kate.[note 7]

Mr. Jefferson urges Max to think about her own well being if Max reported Nathan Prescott to Principal Wells. Max insists to Mr. Jefferson that she is telling the truth. If Max took the blame for Chloe's pot, Mr. Jefferson will bring up David Madsen's claims that Max is dealing drugs as an example of lying. When Max attempts to pursue the issue with Kate further, Mr. Jefferson's phone rings and he ends their conversation, asking Max enter the classroom and wait for his arrival.

If Max chose hide the truth, Mr. Jefferson will mention her conversation with Principal Wells from the previous day. If Max chooses to remain silent, she promises that she'll tell Mr. Jefferson everything once she figures everything out. Mr. Jefferson mentions that he wants to believe her, but the amount of "drama" hanging around her makes him dubious of her statements. When Max attempts to pursue the issue with Kate further, Mr. Jefferson's phone rings and he ends their conversation, asking Max enter the classroom and wait for his arrival.

Max enters the classroom as she was asked and tries to speak to Hayden, Dana and Taylor. Preoccupied with photographing Dana, Taylor tells Max that she'd speak with Max later and Hayden dismisses her, claiming he was busy. Dana does not speak with Max, preoccupied with posing, doesn't speak with her. She received much of the same reaction from Alyssa, who is preoccupied with contemplation.

Approaching Daniel, he tells her that he waiting for Hayden to complete taking photographs of Dana so he could draw her. Heading over to her desk, Max overhears Nathan and Victoria speaking ill of her when they sarcastically wonder if Max will be angry if she found them sitting on her desk.

When Max approaches her desk, Nathan calls Max “mysterious” and a “pixie hipster”. Victoria however, likens Max’s behavior from yesterday to the paparazzi. Calling her a whore, Victoria demands that Max hand over her photograph before she gets nasty. Max sarcastically replies that it was “too late” for that. Nathan eggs on Victoria and Max’s apparent dislike of each other, eagerly commenting that he enjoyed watching girls fight.

When Max asks to sit at her desk, Victoria gets up and questions, “I don’t know? …Can you?” before leaving Max’s space. Amused, Nathan remarks that it was fine to give Max the desk as it was all she had. Irritated, Max calls them assholes before finally sitting at her desk. Across from her, Nathan and Victoria continue their conversation in the corner.

When Max approaches her desk, Nathan calls Max “mysterious” and a “pixie hipster”. Victoria mocks her demeanor, calling her a “precious twee artist”. Sarcastically, Max remarks that they really nailed her character with the descriptions. Nathan eggs on Victoria and Max’s apparent dislike of each other, eagerly commenting that he enjoyed watching girls fight.

When Max asks to sit at her desk, Victoria gets up and makes fun of the idea that Max thought that they would be friends because of their conversation. Nathan gets up and follows after her. Irritated, Max calls them assholes before finally sitting at her desk. Across from her, Nathan and Victoria continue their conversation in the corner.

Victoria however, likens Max’s behavior from yesterday to the paparazzi. Victoria calls Max a whore and demands that she hand over her photograph before she gets nasty. Max sarcastically replies that it was “too late” for that. Nathan declares Max’s response a “burn” and calls her fearless now that she had “backup”. When Max asks if she could sit at her desk, Victoria gets up and warns her that she shouldn’t get too cocky, and that their confrontation wasn’t over. Nathan follows suit and adds that things were just starting for her. Irritated, Max calls them assholes before finally sitting at her table. Across from her, Nathan and Victoria continue their conversation in the corner.

When Max approaches her desk, Nathan warns Victoria that to be quiet. They were being confronted by an “a master snitch and liar”. When Victoria asks Max if she thought they were going to be “best friends forever” because she was nice to her, Max assures her that she thought nothing of the sort. Nathan calls Max an attention whore. Max remarks that Nathan “would know” about that and asks if she could sit at her desk.

Getting up, Victoria invites Max to her table and tells her to take a selfie their moment. Nathan agrees that Max should as well, so he doesn’t forget her. Nathan gets up and follows after her. Irritated, Max calls them assholes before finally sitting at her table. Across from her, Nathan and Victoria continue their conversation in the corner.

Shortly after sitting down, Max catches sight of Kate leaving the main campus and heading for the dorms. She spots David spying behind a tree and wonders why he was following her. Before class begins Warren enters the art class to speak with Max. He tells her that he saw Kate Marsh in the hall crying. Max is vague with Warren, merely saying that Kate had a lot on her plate.

Following the dismissal everyone who was not in his class, Mr. Jefferson begins his class with a lecture on moral responsibility and public humiliation when Victoria makes a joke regarding the viral video everyone had seen of Kate. Jefferson singles Max for not submitting a photograph, out when he brings up the deadline for the Everyday Heroes Contest. He moves on to discuss the lesson of the class, chiaroscuro, but is immediately interrupted by Zachary who declares something is happening at the girls dormitory.

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Max's rewind ability fails her when she tries to prevent Kate Marsh's suicide the first time.

Max follows the other students out of Jefferson's class, ignoring his orders to remain seated. She arrives after Courtney and Stella. She realizes too late that Kate is on the ledge of the girls dorm roof just as she jumps. Max is able to rewind time for a moment before her powers fail her again and her nose begins to bleed.

Max struggles to rewind time a second time, determined to prevent Kate's death. Time appears to stop, freezing everything and everyone except herself. Max struggles past the crowd toward the door. When she reaches the rooftop, Kate is still frozen in time. When time resume, Max tries to rewind again, but is unable to and draws Kate's attention.

Kate warns Max not to come anywhere near her or she will jump. Max, obliges her friend's warning and pleads with her friend to come down from the ledge. Kate, sympathetic, knows Max wants to help her and appreciated that Max defended her against David, but believed nothing mattered. Max tries to get Kate to see reason.

She tells her that things will get better and that she matters not to just her[note 8], but Kate doesn't believe her. Max tells Kate that her life still belongs to her and they can overcome her problem together if Kate lets her help. Kate is only momentarily relieved to know that Max worries about her. Max continues, telling her that she would always be there for Kate and her friends would come first.[note 9]

Kate mentions that she did feel better speaking with Max on the phone, she felt that Max really did listen to her. Max pleads with Kate, asking her to come stand by her, knowing that she could help Kate now. Max explains that she erased the link to the viral video that Victoria left in the shower room, but Kate believed she was being lied to by Max. She didn't feel as though she could trust Max, and brought the fact that Max told her to do nothing while she looked for proof.

Max continues to argue that she needed proof that Nathan drugged her[note 10] and that she was not the only victim of Nathan. Kate appeared to reconsider her position, saying that it made sense that Nathan Prescott would be responsible for harming her. When she asks if Max has proof to back up her allegation, Max tells her she'll have the proof soon and to consider what they were doing was a form of "cleansing Blackwell".

Kate expresses that Max's news has made feel hopeful. Relieved, Max asks Kate to come with her, she doesn't have to kill herself. Kate proclaims that she "is in a nightmare and cannot wake up" unless she "puts herself to sleep". Once she was dead, the student body at Blackwell could post pictures of her body online because she was already on the internet "forever". Mournfully, Kate wishes she could go back in time and erase everything that happened. Max argues that there are billions of videos on the internet and hers would merely fade away "like white noise".[note 11]

Angry, Kate describes the looks and laughter that she gets from everyone who watched the video. Max insists that she understands what it's like to be bullied and the harassment that Kate was experiencing was "blip". Kate sarcastically agrees with Max, proclaiming Blackwell Academy taught her that she was worthless and was going to prove it. Max begs that Kate not kill herself, that she couldn't in light of all the people who cared about her. Kate remained unconvinced. Max inquires about her mother; Max assumes that her mother would be devastated by her death and didn't care about her video.[note 12]

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Max if she is unable to save Kate from committing suicide.

Kate, however, states that Max doesn't know the kind person her mother is. She clarifies that her believed that Satan had her on the "fast track to hell". Deciding to prove her mother right, Kate turns and jumps the moment Max steps forward. Max is unable to stop her and can only watch her fall from the building.

In her journal, Max describes that Kate believed that she had no choice but to kill herself and that expression was frightened when she began to fall from the rooftop.[19] When she exited the dorm, she saw Kate's body on the ground surrounded by paramedics while the police kept the crowd of students away from her body. She was later questioned by the police.

Kate warns Max not to come anywhere near her or she will jump. Max, obliges her friend's warning and pleads with her friend to come down from the ledge. Max listens to Kate and doesn't move any further, but tells her that "she's here". Kate acknowledges that Max wants to help her and appreciated that she stepped up to defend her against David, but believed that nothing mattered now that she was on the ledge.

Max promises Kate that things will get better for her.[note 13] Kate wants to believe that things will get better for her. Max assures that things will get better for her and that her life is still hers. She asks Kate to let her help, like she helped when she erased the slander written on her whiteboard by the "hall tagger".

Max declares that she will always be there for Kate, that her friends would always come first now.[note 14] Kate admits that she felt better speaking with Max on the phone and Max always truly listened to her. Max insists that Kate get down from the ledge and trust her and that she can help her now. Max admitted to erasing the link to the viral video that Victoria wrote on the bathroom mirror in the shower room.

Kate, however, does not believe Max and demanded to know where Max's compassion was earlier that morning when she told her "do nothing" when she stated they needed more proof before going to the police. Max tries to explain that she was gathering proof to prove it Nathan was responsible for the video and that she wasn't only victim involved.[note 15] Max continues to ask Kate to help her. When Kate asks if Max had the proof to she needed, Max promised that she would have it soon and go straight to the police afterward.

Relieved, Kate believed that Max have her back and that she felt more hopeful than she did in the past week. Max explains that they "all have to have each others back" and that Kate should come down from the ledge, she didn't have to kill herself. Kate, however, was convinced that she was a waking nightmare she could only escape if she "put herself to sleep". She remarked that the students of Blackwell could take pictures of her body after she was dead and mourn her because she was on the internet "forever". Kate wished that she could go back in time and erase everything that happened to her.

Max tries to encourage Kate to be strong[note 16], that their chance "to beat the bullies" had come. The only way they could win against them was if Kate helped Max expose them. Kate remained uncertain because she no longer believe din miracles. Max, however, declared that she did believe in miracles and Kate was the reason why she did. Tried again to get Kate to come down from the ledge with the promise that she would explain her reasoning more. Kate believed Max was a good person, even if when she believed she was "full of crap". But she was Kate's friend.

Max declared that they would be friends forever and asked if they could "hug on it". Triggered, Kate suddenly backpedaled and refused Max's hand, believing no one cared about her. Acting quickly, Max reminded Kate of her relationship with her sisters, explaining that she saw the photograph of them in her room.[note 17]

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Max and Kate after she talks her down from the ledge.

Max claimed to see how much her little sister, Lynn, loved her. Kate mused that she would hate to see her sister sad. When Max extended her hand to Kate, Kate grabbed it and allowed Max to pull her away from the edge. In tears, Kate apologized for her actions. In an attempt to show Kate had nothing to be sorry for, she saved Max from speaking in class.

After Max talks Kate down from the ledge, she accompanies her down through the dorm. When she and Kate exit the dorm, the crowd outside was quiet until Logan presumably cheered, "give it up for Max!" She and Kate were greeted by the faculty "like heroes". When Kate was taken away for medical attention, Max was questioned by the police about what happened.[19]

Laying the Blame

Max following the events is called to Principal Wells's office with Mr. Jefferson, Nathan and David to speak on the issue of Kate Marsh. Principal Wells went through the motions addressing the errors each party that last spoke with Kate or was present during the Vortex Club party. When he finally turns his attention to Max, he asks why she was on the roof and if Kate Marsh told her what she intended on doing at the girls dormitory.

Max reiterates her account of David harassing Kate to Principal Wells. David, furious at the accusation, defends his position, saying that Kate Marsh was involved with a bad crowd of people and that he was trying to find out who those people were. Nathan supports Madsen's claim, however, he states that Kate was leading a double life and that he was shocked when he learned of it.

Max, however, accuses him and states that he was "a part of the crowd" Madsen claimed Kate was involved with and continues to say that she witnessed Kate being harassed by Madsen personally. David begins to call her liar but Wells demands silence from him. Frustrated, David asks if Principal Wells intents on taking the word of a troublemaker over the word of his security officer. Max insists that she has proof, and produces the photograph she took of David harassing Kate. David insists that the photograph is not proof, but Wells agrees with Max and puts David on leave until further notice.

Max reiterates her account of David harassing Kate to Principal Wells. David, furious at the accusation, defends his position, saying that Kate Marsh was involved with a bad crowd of people and that he was trying to find out who those people were. Nathan supports Madsen's claim, however, he states that Kate was leading a double life and that he was shocked when he learned of it.

Max, however, accuses him and states that he was "a part of the crowd" Madsen claimed Kate was involved with and continues to say that she witnessed Kate being harassed by Madsen personally. David begins to call her liar but Wells demands silence from him. Frustrated, David asks if Principal Wells intents on taking the word of a troublemaker over the word of his security officer. Max questions why Principal Wells should take the word of a man who harasses students before Wells silences them both. He reasserts that neither of their claims can be proven without a thorough investigation.

Max reiterates that she saw David bullying Kate yesterday. Annoyed, David tells her to "grow up", but Max presses forward, stating that she was there and saw him harassing Kate. David defends his position, claiming that Max had no idea what she saw. He explains that he believed Kate was running with a bad crowd and tried to figure out who those people were.

Nathan supports Madsen's claims, stating that he was shocked when he found out about Kate's double life. Max, however, is quick to point that that Nathan was a part of the crowd that recorded the video of Kate. Max repeats that she saw David harassing Kate Marsh. Angry, David questions whether or not Wells is going to take the word of a "junkie".

He goes on to say that he knows that Max smokes and deals marijuana. Max tries to dismiss David's accusation, saying that it had nothing to do with Kate. Max will dramatically produce her photo of David harassing Kate. David insists that the photograph is not proof, but Wells agrees with Max and puts David on leave until further notice.

Max reiterates that she saw David bullying Kate yesterday. Annoyed, David tells her to "grow up", but Max presses forward, stating that she was there and saw him harassing Kate. David defends his position, claiming that Max had no idea what she saw. He explains that he believed Kate was running with a bad crowd and tried to figure out who those people were.

Nathan supports Madsen's claims, stating that he was shocked when he found out about Kate's double life. Max, however, is quick to point that that Nathan was a part of the crowd that recorded the video of Kate. Max repeats that she saw David harassing Kate Marsh. Angry, David questions whether or not Wells is going to take the word of a "junkie".

He goes on to say that he knows that Max smokes and deals marijuana. Max tries to dismiss David's accusation, saying that it had nothing to do with Kate. If Max chose to report Nathan, Principal Wells will note her penchant for accusing others and suspend Max, stating that the matter between Kate and Madsen will be investigated. If Max hid the truth about Nathan, Wells will state that the matter needs further investigating. He reasserts that neither of their claims can be proven without a thorough investigation, but suspends no one.

Max declares that Nathan dosed Kate when they were both at the Vortex Club part. Kate was recorded her kissing several men at the party without her consent. Nathan responds incredulously to Max's accusation that he drugged Kate with flippancy, asking if Max has even seen the video. He declares that Kate was "loaded and playing the field". Max rebukes his statement, bringing up the fact that he told Kate that he would take her to hospital because she felt sick. Nathan argued that he was going to take her the hospital but Kate sobered up "eventually".

When Max brings up the gun he had in the bathroom, he accuses her of slander and threatens to sue both Max and Blackwell. Principal Wells, trusting Max, suspends Nathan indefinitely. Nathan responds that he will see Blackwell in court.

Max declares that Nathan dosed Kate when they were both at the Vortex Club part. Kate was recorded her kissing several men at the party without her consent. Nathan responds incredulously to Max's accusation that he drugged Kate with flippancy, asking if Max has even seen the video. He declares that Kate was "loaded and playing the field". Max rebukes his statement, bringing up the fact that he told Kate that he would take her to hospital because she felt sick. Nathan argued that he was going to take her the hospital but Kate sobered up "eventually".

When Max brings up the gun he had in the bathroom, he accuses her of slander and threatens to sue both Max and Blackwell. Principal Wells, question's the validity of Max's words, remembering that she chose not to tell him anything yesterday. Still reluctant, admitted that she was afraid yesterday, but couldn't remain silent any longer and needed to tell the truth. However, while Wells understood her reasoning, he still does not trust Max because she hid the truth about Nathan and took the blame for Chloe's drugs. He decided it was best to call Max's parents and suspends Max for a few days. Nathan is visibly pleased by this outcome.

Max explains that she last saw Kate speaking with Mr. Jefferson. Principal Wells, capitalizing on the knowledge that Kate assisted Jefferson during his classes, states that he should've noticed something was wrong. Mr. Jefferson admits that he noticed Kate had become withdrawn and assumed the video was the cause of her problems.

He claims that Kate was upset that Max did not return her calls and felt ostracized by her classmates, which Nathan Prescott attempts to dispel by stating that Kate voluntarily allowed herself to be recorded while intoxicated. Jefferson supports Max's rebuke that Kate did not ask for any of the sort, claiming that he wanted to help Kate but was too late.

Feeling that the publicity surrounding the incident would be negative press for the school, Principal Wells decides Jefferson should not be allowed to promote the Everyday Heroes contest. While Jefferson is baffled by the suggestion, he eventually relents and obliges to the possibility of being disciplined by the academy.

When Madsen scoffs at Mr. Jefferson's cooperation, Mr. Jefferson suggests that Principal Wells should also look into David Madsen based on the fact that Max "knew things" about his behavior. Wells, however, states that Max can speak for herself and the situation in general would be looked into.

Mr. Jefferson interrupted Principal Wells's questions, feeling that Max and Nathan needed a break in light of their situation. Wells agreed and asked that Max sign the paper confirming the statements she made in his office. Later in the day, Max meets up with Warren to talk to him about what happened with Kate.

Following the death of Kate and her meeting with Principal Wells, Max describes her experience on the rooftop to Warren. She explains that she watched Kate "drop like a weight" and that she was disappointed that she couldn't save her "like a real superhero" when it came to preventing her from killing herself. Warren tries to reassure Max, telling her to not blamer herself for what happened to Kate.

He tells her Kate was up on the roof for her own reasons and that her suicide had nothing to do with her actions. Though Max continued to blame herself, Warren reminds her that she was the only one brave enough to go to the top of the roof, that she was the only one who cared enough to stop Kate. Max, unconvinced, wished that more people better than herself had cared. Warren continues to try and encourage Max, saying that she was the best person around.

Still, Max believed she "screwed up", something Warren didn't believe made any logical sense. Shifting the conversation, Max states that she believes something "ominous" going on at Blackwell and that she was looking to connect the disappearance of Rachel Amber and the death of Kate Marsh, as well as Nathan and David. Admitting that he wasn't big into conspiracy theories, Warren also agreed something was amiss with both Nathan and David.

Their conversation is cut short when Max notices an eclipse is occurring right in front of them. Warren states that there was no eclipse scheduled to occur today. When Max reacts to the cooling weather, Warren puts his arms around Max. Max tells him that she believes him and was willing to believe anything at that point.

Following convincing Kate to come down from the ledge and her meeting with Principal Wells, Max describes her experience on the roof to Warren. She states she and Kate reaching out for each other's hand like watching a moment in slow moment. Warren declares Max's actions were the "greatest thing" he'd never seen, reiterating Max's own words and calls her superhero.

Embarrassed, Max thought herself a mess, but Warren believed Max was was a "human halo" that earned her wings. Max expresses her concern over Kate, noting that she tried to kill herself over a video. Warren compares the video to a disease and ashamedly reluctantly admits that he watched the video "one and a half times", like most the student body in the school.

Shifting the conversation, Max states that she believes something "ominous" going on at Blackwell and that she was looking to connect the disappearance of Rachel Amber and the death of Kate Marsh, as well as Nathan and David. Admitting that he wasn't big into conspiracy theories, Warren also agreed something was amiss with both Nathan and David. When he asks what she thinks is happening, they are both distracted by the sudden occurrence of an eclipse. Warren tells Max that there was no eclipse scheduled to happen. Max tells him that she believes him, that she'd believe anything that week.

During or after Max's conversation with Warren, she texts Chloe. She she declares that she and Chloe will find out "the truth" about what happened with Kate Marsh and Rachel Amber, together.

"Chaos Theory"

Breaking into Blackwell Academy

Investigating David Madsen

The truth about Rachel Amber

Changing the Past

Kid Max-01

An eighteen year old Max (inside her thirteen year old body) attempts to regain her bearings in the past of 2008.

Following her return to Blackwell, Max retreated to her dorm room. Sitting on her bed, she regarded William's photograph of Chloe and herself as teenagers until she began to hear voices from the past. The visage of the photograph became warped. Frightened, Max dropped the photograph on the ground, unable to believe what she was seeing. Picking the photograph up off the ground Max focused on the image of herself and Chloe as the voices began to increase. Max's abilities allowed her to travel back in time to 2008.

When she regained her senses, Chloe appeared beside her and mentioned that William would eventually get a "newfangled computer". William regarded Max and hoped that the flash of his camera didn't scare her. Disoriented, she watched as a fourteen year old Chloe interacted with her father, discussing the photograph he'd just took. When Chloe asked if she was alright, Max hesitantly assured her friend that she was fine.

Unsure of how she was able to travel back to the time when she was thirteen and retain her eighteen year old consciousness, Max watched Chloe interact with her father. She decided to prevent William's death for Chloe. Examining her environment, Max spotted the snow globe that belonged to William that she may have broken or never found in Chloe's room and photographs of Chloe's family as a child. When the phone rang, William answered the phone to speak to Joyce, who needed a ride home.

Kid Max-02

Max after she prevents William from finding his car keys.

Remembering the events that led to William's death, Max searched for his keys. In her first attempt, Max failed. William was able to locate his keys under his cap and prepared to leave, warning the two girls the avoid touching the wine so that that Joyce would prepare "salmon surprise" with chocolate cake. When William asked if Max was staying for dinner, Chloe gleefully tells him that she was never leaving her. William agreed and disappeared into the light surrounding the first floor of the house.

Rewinding time, Max located Williams keys and discarded them where William could not find them. Eagerly, Max suggests to William that he take the bus, citing its reliability and environmental strengths. Convinced, William left the house to pick up Joyce on the bus. Chloe, confused by Max's behavior, asked if her friend was alright. Relieved, Max reassured that they were "awesome" as the timeline begins to change.

Alternate Timeline

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Max with the Vortex Club members in the alternate timeline.

Max's actions in the past directly impacted the present. Chloe's life without her father and with David Madsen as her stepfather were erased, replaced with events that occurred with her father's survival. When Max "wakes up" in her new reality, shes surrounded by members of the Vortex Club. Victoria refers to her as Maxine and asked if she was okay. Still disoriented from the change, Max reminds her that her name was "Max" and never "Maxine". Victoria hastily apologizes, hoping Max isn't angry with her and asks if she wanted to go to girls bathroom to "smoke 'em peace pipe".

Courtney and Taylor make note of Max's odd behavior, Taylor assuming that she was high on drugs. Courtney disdainfully mentioned that she told the other Vortex Club members that they shouldn't have allowed Max into the club, but Taylor makes a point of mentioning Courtney never wanted anyone in the club. Max gets up and leave without a word. Just a few steps away from the Vortex Club members she encounters Warren with Stella Hill. Max assumes Warren and Stella have become a couple. Warren regards her for a moment before focusing his attention back on Stella.

Fearing the worse, Max wonders what else she changed by preventing William's death and fears for Chloe. Max heads for the bus stop as the bus arrives. When the doors open Max is greeted by David Madsen, now the school's bus driver. Boarding the bus, Max watches her imprisonment pass.

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Max upon seeing Chloe for the first time in the alternate timeline.

At some point the bus stops near the beach. Brooke Scott and Evan Harris approach the windows on her side of the bus to look outside. Max follows their line of sight and discovers three beached whales washed ashore. Getting up, Max ran the rest of the way back to Chloe's house.

Anxious, she approached the door and knocked. William answered, surprised to see Max back from Seattle after so long. When he expressed that the family thought they'd never see her again, Max stated she'd never do that to Chloe. William calls for his daughter, knowing she'd be happy to see her best friend. When she appears at the doorway, Max is unable to believe the sight of her friend in a wheelchair, genuinely happy to see her again.

"Dark Room"

Alternate Universe

Making Things Right

Gathering All the Clues

The Investigation

Secrets of the Dark Room

End of the World Party

The Culprit Revealed

"Polarized"

Characteristics

Personality

Max is a shy young woman, preferring to observe people from a distance or through the lens of her camera, as opposed to interacting with them face to face. As a result, she keeps largely to herself and has very few friends outside of Warren and Kate at Blackwell Academy. When she reunites with Chloe, she initially isn't sure they could be considered friends, due to the long absence of contact. Despite this, over the course of the game, Max is able rekindle her friendship with Chloe and both come to mutually consider each other their best friend.

Despite her somewhat timid nature, Max will stand up for herself or others when pushed, though drastic actions have her frequently wonder if she made the right choice. Within the Academy, Max holds a general respect for the people she either observes or decides to interact with, with the exception of Vortex Club members, whom she instinctively dislikes. However, in certain cases, she will correct this instinctive response, as with Dana and Hayden, who treat Max amiably.

While a tad nosy by nature, Max's sleuthing becomes more frequent after she discovers her ability to rewind time, allowing her to dodge potential repercussions of her actions. However, Max does occasionally chastise herself for snooping around in other people's possessions, claiming it's "fascinating, but terribly wrong".

Abilities

Photography

Max is a practicing photographer. Since childhood, she has practiced to perfect her skills using analog camera equipment, preferring "old school" over the much improved technology of digital cameras. She owned a prized Polaroid camera before it was broken in the altercation with Nathan Prescott. Her teacher, Mark Jefferson, often encourages her to put her skills out to the public, but her lack of confidence in her own photography often prevents her from submitting her photos for critique.

Unique Abilities

Initially unaware, Max learns during the course of the game that she has the ability to manipulate time by rewinding it, essentially allowing her to time travel.[1] This ability, triggered either by the "nightmare" of the storm she experienced in class, or the death of her friend Chloe, allows Max to effectively teleport, manipulate moments in time to work in her favor or to aid others if she so chooses, learn information she previously did not know, and acquire and bring along items from the past.

However, Max can only (at least from her perception) at most rewind several minutes into the past. Any attempt to push this limit and go further results in headaches. It is also shown that using her powers several times a day can be detrimental on her well being, causing her to be exhausted, suffer nosebleeds, and even blackout. Extensive use of her powers can also make it difficult for her to use them later on. When witnessing Kate Marsh's suicide, Max twice attempts to rewind time to prevent her from jumping, only to suffer severe headaches and a nosebleed, a consequence of abusing her powers earlier with Chloe.

Her desperation to save Kate pushes her power to the point that time freezes completely and she can move freely. However, this ability leaves Max drained physically, preventing her from using her powers for a significant period of time.[3] Additionally, Max can use her ability to manipulate time to travel much further into the past to alter the present. She did this by focusing on an old photograph of herself and Chloe, arriving on the day it was taken.

Unlike her normal use of her powers, Max is placed in the body of her younger self and confined to a limited area of where the photo was taken - in this case, the first floor of Chloe's house. Using this ability, Max is capable of altering history by changing what happened. It is unknown if Max can use this ability on other photos in which she is present in as she only uses this ability twice on the same photograph.[4]

Known Inconsistencies

  • In "Chrysalis" a photograph of Max and Chloe as teenagers establishes that their appearance was not dissimilar from their adult visages.[note 18][2] However, in "Chaos Theory", Max and Chloe at ten, eleven, fourteen and thirteen are markedly younger than originally presented.[note 19][4]
  • In "Chaos Theory" teenage Max's hair is a darker shade of brown in the past than originally depicted in "Chrysalis" and the adult Max's throughout the game.

Trivia

  • When Max was a child she swallowed the eye of her stuffed bear which resulted in an emergency trip to the hospital. She later brought her teddy bear to Blackwell Academy.[note 20][2]
  • Max keeps a hand sewn cushion she made with her mother on the bed in her dorm room.[note 21][2]
  • Max's mother sent her a box of chocolate coconut bites and $200 gift certificate for her 18th birthday at Blackwell.[note 22][2]
  • Max keeps a photograph of her parents inside her locker.[2]
  • Max and her father are fans of the Seattle Thunderbirds.[note 23][2]
  • Max prefers to be called "Max". Only her parents and Chloe appear able to call her "Maxine" without reproach.[4]
  • Max's plant is named "Little Lisa".[2]
  • Max's favorite photographers are Phillip-Lorca diCorcia, Julia Cameron, Dali, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson and David Hamilton.[2]
  • "Are you cereal?" is a personal phrase of Max's only judging from Chloe's remark in the truck.
  • During the EGX Rezzed presentation for "Out of Time", Chloe remarks that Max has "Irish Luck", suggesting someone in her family (presumably her father) may have Irish ancestry.[20] Additionally, "Caulfield" is considered a predominantly "Anglo-Irish" surename.[21]
  • According to Max's school file, Max has a 2.8 Grade Point Average.[4]
  • Max's school file make a reference to IEP. The Individualized Education Program is a federal organization meant to help children in the education system with learning or behavior difficulties.
  • For players that have Max and Chloe kiss in Episode 3, Max's last journal entry, if Chloe is saved, states that Chloe is "more than just my best friend" and that's why she probably hated "Chloe being mean... calling me names and flirting with those people" in the nightmare. She then goes on to wonder if it was the "power of friendship... or love" and that she was about to find out, showing that Max had romantic feelings for Chloe, if the player chooses to see their relationship that way. [note 24]
    • If the player does not choose to have them kiss, the entry states that she sees her more as family and wonders if it is the "power of love... or friendship." The developers chose to do this so that you can interpret Max and Chloe's relationship as either romantic or platonic.
  • Warren and Max may be frequent players of World of Warcraft:
    • In "Chrysalis" after Warren texts Max a photograph of his black eye, Max ends their conversation with "Kek", a term that is largely considered Orcish language.[2]
    • In "Chaos Theory", when Max calls Warren for help with Principal Well's door, she tells him to "Bubble Hearth", which suggests Warren's player class is Paladin.[4]

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Notes

  1. Maxine's happy birthday card
  2. Max's height
  3. Serena DeMouroux (left, dark hair) and Gabrielle Hersh (right, blonde hair)
  4. Taylor: "Dear Kate, we loved your porn video! xoxo Blackwell Academy"
  5. Joyce: "Nobody's in trouble over a doobie Max. And I admire that you took the heat for Chloe... like a great friend."
  6. Joyce: "He feels awful... And he will be punished."
  7. If you took a photograph of Madsen and Kate
  8. [Kate Dies]: Choose: "You matter, not just to me"
  9. [Kate Dies]: Choose: "I'm here for you."
  10. [Kate Dies]: Choose: "I'm gathering proof."
  11. [kate Dies]: Choose: "There are billions of videos."
  12. [Kate dies]: Choose: "Your mother."
  13. [Kate Lives]: Choose: "Things will get better."
  14. [Kate Lives]: Choose: "I'm here for you."
  15. [Kate Lives]: Choose: "I'm gathering proof."
  16. [Kate lives]: Choose: "Be strong."
  17. [Kate lives]: Choose: "Your sisters." Optionally, you can also choose: "Your father".
  18. Max and Chloe as teenagers
  19. Max and Chloe (13 and 14), Max and Chloe (10 and 11 years old)
  20. Max: Ahoy, Captain. At least I know you've got my back. When I swallowed your eye and my parents rushed me to the ER, I knew we were bonded forever..." --- Player must approach the teddy bear on Max's bed.
  21. Max: "So cheesy, but, it makes me smile, thinking of the day Mom and I sewed that together." --- The player must approach the cushion at the end of the bed.
  22. Max: "I love that mom sent me a fat box of chocolate coconut bites for my birthday, and $200 gift certificate. She sure knows how to make a sad birthday happy." --- The player must approach Max's closet in her dorm room and click on the red box on the shelf
  23. Max: I'll miss watching the game with dad. Go Thunderbirds!
  24. Max's final journal entry

References

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