Max feels helpless because he can't visit Freak right away so he walks to the hospital with Freak's ornithopter, hoping that Freak will look outside his window and see it. While he is outside the hospital using the ornithopter, Guinevere sees him and brings him into the hospital. In the hospital the nurses begrudgingly let Max see Freak, Freak tells Max that he has something for him, a blank notebook. Freak tells Max to fill it with their adventures but Max says he can't write .
Max decides to sneak out to see Max early in the morning, at the hospital he sees nurses crying and looking at him weirdly,he starts shouting no way and runs around. He reaches Freak's door and breaks through the first, before he can break through the second door, security catches up to him and put him in handcuffs as an attempt to subdue him. Dr.Spivak then finds him and talks to him about how Freak made up the idea of turning into a robot as a way of dealing with his condition.
After learning of Freak's death, Max hides in the down under for days and misses the funeral, Grim and Gram try to coax him out but Max only comes out when it is time for school to start and Grim says he is going to school even if he has to drag Max there. At school, Max hates the sympathy from everyone and he gets so mad when Tony D. feels sorry for him, that he says he will pound him into the millpond like a fence post if he ever feels sorry for him again.