Gwen called Gram saying that she was sorry for the way she acted taking Kevin ("The Freak"). She invited Max over for dinner. Max's mom and Gwen were good friends when they were pregnant, but Max's father made it hard for Max's mother to have friends.
On the 4th of July, Freak and Max go to the fireworks display at a pond. On their way there they run into Tony D., a really bad dude. Tony and his gang threaten Max and The Freak, but The Freak outsmarts them. At the fireworks display, Freak can't see so Max puts him on his shoulders. The Freak loves it and keeps shouting out element names with each firework.
After the fireworks, Tony and his gang start approaching Freak and Max. Tony starts chasing them with a knife, so The Freak and Max have to run into the pond. Tony tries to run in there and has to come out because the water is too high. Then he and his gang start throwing rocks at Freak and Max. Freak spots a police car and gets their attention. Tony and his gang bolt. The police get them out and are very kind to them and ask them their names. Freak says, "Freak The Mighty".