Max isn't able to visit Freak in the hospital right away after Freak's seizure and max is upset about that. When Grim tells him that he can finally see Freak Max is very happy. When Max sees Freak, Freak has wires and tubes coming out of him. Freak tells Max that he wont be returning home in his current state, and the next time that Max sees him he will have a new bionic body. Freak then gives Max an empty book, and instructs him to write down all of their adventures.
The next day Max sneaks out early to go see Freak. When Max gets to the hospital he goes straight to the iCU but starts to suspect that something is off when nurses are walking out crying. Max starts running through the hospital screaming "No way!" Security catches him and puts cuffs on him, then Dr. Spivak finds him. Freak yells at Dr.Spivak saying that Freak trusted her, but then Dr. Spivak explains to Max that Freak knew he wasn't going to live a very long life, and that he used the bionics as a cover up.
After Freaks Death, Max hides in the down under missing the funeral. School starts back up again and Max doesn't want to go. Max hates every minute of school because everyone just looks sorry for him. Even Tony D tried to be sympathetic. One day Max sees Loretta and she tells him that Gwen is in California and has found a new boyfriend. After his encounter with Loretta Lee, he decides he'll start writing down him and Freaks adventures in the book Freak gave him.