Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Before Max (Jason Behr) and Liz (Shiri Appleby) can get romantic, four thuggish friends of Kyle (Nick Wechsler) jump Max outside of the restaurant, beat him to a pulp, and warn him to stay away from Liz. Though an enraged Michael (Brendan Fehr) wants revenge, Max insists that they not draw attention to themselves and sadly vows to keep a safe distance from Liz. Back at school, Liz tries to talk to Max, but he blows her off -- even though she broke up with Kyle. Things look bleak for the would-be couple, but when Liz's grandmother has a stroke, Max channels her spirit and allows Liz to talk to her grandmother one last time before her death.