Gram starts knocking on Max's bedroom door. Max's opens the door, and Gram steps in. Gram says, "i just got a call from Gwen and Avery, and I think it's important." Max sat there, waiting for the worst. Gram finally says, "She was calling to say sorry." "She said she just wasn't expecting to see you so big."
It's the Fourth of July. No rules apply. It's the first time Max gets to go to the fireworks without his Grim and Gram. Then when he gets there with Freak, he hears these voices saying, "Hey you! Mutt and Jeff! Frankenstein and Igor! Don't look around i'm talking to you bonehead! Max knew that voice. Tony D.
Freak and Max come back from the fireworks and Freak is riding on Max's back. Suddenly, Freak sees some bad looking people. Max says, "That's Blade (Tony D.) and his gang." "LEFT!" Freak yells. They're getting out of there, but then they get stopped in their tracks..Someone from the gang. He says, "C'mere Tony! Got em' cornered!" Max runs right through the gang. They can hear the gang behind them. They eventually find the officers!