#308 Behind The Music - Information

Writer: Garrett Lerner, Russel Friend
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Production Code: 3ADA08

First aired: November 27, 2001

Guest star: Garrett M. Brown (Phillip Evans), Matt Southwell (Mysterious Man), Clayne Crawford (Billy)

Description: Maria gets a visit of ther ex-boyfriend Billy from bandcamp. Billy has an completely differnet life style and he inspires Maria to make music again. Michael is suspicious of Billy and his powers get out of control. Maria recognizes that she has to break up with Michael, to find to herself again and to be able to dedicate to her music...

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#308 Behind The Music - Transcript

[Max and Liz are in Mr. Evan's office looking at the conspiracy board]
Liz: You ok?
Max: I can't believe this. My whole life is up here.
Liz: Yeah. So is mine. He knows that I'm a part of this.
Max: My own father. "Tess."
Liz: he's got cards up here for everything... Los Angeles, Utah... The jeep.
Max: I got rid of it.
Liz: Yeah, because you thought you'd never need it again.
Max: I was going home.
Liz: Max, maybe you should tell your father. You know, let him in on the secret.
Max: No. No, I can't. Not ever.
Liz: Max-
Max: these are my parents. I can't--I can't put them in this kind of danger. They can't ever know the truth.
Liz: So, what are you gonna do?
Max: The necklace I gave you when I thought I was leaving...
Liz: Yeah, what about it?
Max: I need it back.
[Liz and Maria are talking in the Crashdown]
Maria: So he didn't take it well, huh?
Liz: Alien Defcon 5.
Maria: It'll be ok, I hope.
Liz: Let Max talk to Michael.
Maria: Right.
Michael: so, when does Billy get here?
Maria: I don't know. I thought he'd be here by now.
Liz: Billy who?
Maria: Billy Darden.
Liz: First-kiss Billy? He's coming here?
Maria: Yes. He's on his way to New York.
Kyle: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Your ex-boyfriend's coming to visit? That's not legal.
Maria: He's not my ex-boyfriend. We kissed once 4 years ago. I was 13, and Michael knows all about it.
Michael: Yeah, we're all going to dinner.
Liz: No. No mayo on that one. Um, so, where's he gonna stay?
Maria: At my house.
Kyle: Your mom's ok with this?
Maria: My mom's out of town.
Kyle: What?
Michael: It's fine. There's your no-mayo.
Kyle: Michael, Michael, Michael. Let me explain something to you. Here on the planet earth we have this thing called jealousy.
Michael: Kyle, relax. I have nothing to be jealous about. They were 13-year-old geeks at band camp.
Maria: Ok, first of all, it was a, uh, songwriter's workshop. And, uh... Billy wasn't a geek. He was just a little skinny. He had a little acne on the face, but-
Michael: and braces.
Maria: We all had braces. All right, fine. He was a little bit of a geek.
Kyle: And you kissed him?
Maria: Would you shut up?
Michael: Shut up.
[A young good looking guys comes into the Crashdown]
Maria: Hello. Table or booth?
Billy: It's me.
Maria: Billy?
Billy: Yeah.
Maria: No.
Billy: Yeah.
Maria: Come here. Oh, my god.
Billy: Ohh. God, look at you.
[A dozen eggs sitting next to Michael, suddenly explode]
Maria: Oh. Um, let's go this way.
Billy: All right.
Kyle: I guess the braces worked.
Billy: God, last time I saw you you were like 13 going on 30.
Maria: And you were like 98 pounds going on this. You look great.
Billy: Now don't take this the wrong way, but have you looked in a mirror? I mean, you went from the girl no one wanted to dance with to the prom queen.
Maria: Now how am I supposed to take that the wrong way? And shut up.
Billy: I'm serious, really. You look great, Maria.
Maria: Thanks. Ahem. So... Uh, how long are you staying?
Billy: Uh, just a couple days. Uh, is it cool with your mom, me staying over?
Maria: Sure. Yeah. And anyway, she's, uh, she's actually gonna be out of town for a couple of days.
Billy: Oh. Well, uh, I can't wait to hear what you've been working on.
Maria: Working on?
Billy: Your music.
Maria: Oh.
Billy: God, I can still remember some of the lyrics you wrote back at band camp.
Maria: God. Yeah, most of it was crap, anyway.
Billy: Oh, come on.
Maria: If anyone asks, though, it was a songwriters workshop.
Billy: Oh.
[Max opens the back door of Crashdown and whispers]
Max: Michael!
Michael: What are you doing in here?
Max: When do you get off work?
Michael: 10 minutes. But I've got plans with Maria and Billy bob Thornton out there.
Max: Something came up. Cancel them.
[Maria and Billy are talking in front of the restaurant]
Billy: That is so funny.
Michael: Hi.
Billy: Hey.
Michael: I'm the boyfriend.
Billy: Hey. Billy. Nice to meet you.
Maria: Ready to go?
Michael: Gotta cancel.
Maria: Wait a minute. I was gonna cook.
Michael: Something came up.
Maria: What?
Michael: It's work-related.
Maria: Oh. Of course.
Michael: Steve's wife, Cheryl, she got the flu on my other job, so I gotta cover for her...
Billy: Oh. Him.
Michael: Yeah. Sorry, Billy.
Billy: Oh, no. You gotta do what you gotta do, you know?
Michael: I'll make it up to you. I promise.
Michael: Nice meeting you.
Billy: Yeah. He seems nice.
Maria: Oh, yeah. He's a peach.
[Isabel and Jesse are moving into their new apartment]
Isabel: Oh, no-no-no, honey! Those go in the bedroom. Those boxes go in the bedroom.
Jesse: Uh-huh.
Isabel: Oh, you know what? I'm sorry. You were right. Kitchen.
Jesse: I just remembered. We forgot something.
Isabel: Oh, jeez! Wow! You're really strong.
Jesse: Ok, it's tradition...
[Jesse picks Isabel up and walks her over the threshold]
Jesse: Mrs. Ramirez, welcome to your new home.
Isabel: Thank you, Mr. Ramirez. I love you so much.
Jesse: Me, too.
[Telephone rings]
Isabel: I should get that.
Jesse: And I should get more boxes. But we should...
Isabel: Continue this later?
Jesse: Yes.
Isabel: hello?
Max: Did you find your healing stone?
Isabel: Yes, i did. It was in the box that i said it was gonna be in. You are way overreacting to this whole thing.
Max: No, I'm not, Isabel. Dad is on the warpath.
Isabel: He's our father, not the enemy. Listen to me-
Mr Evans: Isabel?
Isabel: Oh, my god!
Mr Parker: Sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. The door was open.
Isabel: Oh, can I call you back? I'll call you back. Ok, bye. Hi, dad. Um... What's up?
Mr Evans: I just wanted to see your new place. It's nice. Cozy. Uh, from your mother and me.
[Mr Evans hands a plant to Isabel]
Isabel: Ooh, thank you so much. Thank you. Um, you really should have waited, though, until, you know, we got a little more unpacked and situated.
Mr Evans: Nah, that's all right. Where's, uh, Jesse?
Isabel: He's outside by the truck, I think.
Mr Evans: I can't believe how grown up my kids are. You with your new house, Max with his new car.
Isabel: Yeah. Grown up.
Mr Evans: I guess I have to get used to my new role. I didn't get the chance to help you find this place. I didn't even know Max was getting a new car.
Isabel: Yeah, it all just happened really fast, you know?
Mr Evans: Do you even know when he got rid of the jeep?
Maria: I can't believe you're doing it. Moving to New York, huh?
Billy: Yeah. Greenwich village.
Maria: Playing seedy bars and coffee shops.
Billy: Well, that was the plan.
Maria: Yeah, but there are plans and then there are plans.
Billy: Well, I guess this was the plan.
Maria: Yeah, I guess so. So, what are you gonna do for money?
Billy: As long as I make enough to get by, I'm fine, you know?
Maria: Oh, god, that is so romantic, I could just scream.
Billy: Come on. It was your idea.
Maria: I know, but I mean, I was 13 and talkin' about going to the big city. Even then I knew it was just talk. Here. Taste.
Billy: That's pretty good. That's not how I remember it. I mean, even back then you were pretty dead serious about your music. I mean, you're the one that gave me the bug. If I hadn't have met you, I'd still be playing stairway to heaven in my mom's garage.
Maria: Well, I guess for me music was just more of like a passing thing.
Billy: Well, I find that very hard to believe.
Maria: What are you doing?
Billy: The sauce is just a little thin, so I'm gonna show you a little family secret.
Maria: In my sauce? You're putting creamer-
Billy: shh. Come on. Try it. Try it. Try it.
Maria: Ok. Mm-hmm.
Billy: Mm-hmm.
Maria: Not bad.
[Back at Jesse and Isabel's apartment]
Jesse: Your dad introduced me to some new clients as his son-in-law.
Isabel: This floor is way too hard.
Jesse: Do you think i should start calling him dad? Ha ha! That is too weird. I won't do it.
Isabel: We could use a blanket. I'll be right back .
Jesse: Hey, where are you going?
Isabel: To get a blanket.
Jesse: Why?
Isabel: So we can have sex.
Jesse: In here?
Isabel: Yes. It's tradition that when a couple moves into their new place, they make love in every room of the house.
Jesse: Ok. Can I finish flossing my teeth? Oh! Before I forget, your dad-
Isabel: please! Could we just not talk about my dad for a second here?
Jesse: Yeah, sure.
Isabel: Oh, ok. What'd he say?
Jesse: He's bringing up Utah. Utah? Yeah, Max's little crime spree. He keeps asking me what I think really happened.
Isabel: What did you say?
Jesse: That I think Max is hiding something. Damned if I know what it is. What do you think?
Isabel: You wanna know what I think? I think that as long as my father and Max continue to invade my life with you, tradition is gonna have to wait.
Jesse: What did I just do?
[Isabel storms out]
[Billy and Maria are talking]
Maria: No! Oh, my god! No!
Billy: There she is. Right there.
Maria: Look at my hair and my eyes. Ugh!
Billy: Come on. It was your late 90s retro Annie Lennox phase. You know, you were experimenting. I think it was cute.
Maria: Right. Burn those now.
Billy: Oh, no--oh, no. These are goin' to the big apple where they'll be prominently displayed in my guitar case where people will be throwing money.
Maria: Look at that! Look at-- this hair spray alone could choke a horse.
Billy: Ok. Well, look past the somewhat flammable hair and see what I see.
Maria: Which is what? Bad eyeliner?
Billy: Nah. Dreams. Look. This girl... Has beautiful dreams. And she makes beautiful music. So, what happened to her?
Maria: Nothing. She just grew up.
Billy: Right. Right.
[Max and Michael are digging a hole in the dessert]
Michael: Is this deep enough?
Max: Almost.
Michael: Max, we've been up all night collecting every conceivable alien artifact that ever crashed in this god-forsaken planet, including all of Tess's stuff. I'm tired.
Max: All right. That's deep enough. We still need your healing stone.
Michael: I think it's at Maria's.
Max: You think it's at Maria's?
Michael: Yeah. I don't know. Most likely.
Max: I bet if it was one of your Metallica cds you'd know where it was.
Michael: Hey! You wanna bring that up again? The reason I got pissed is you put and justice for all before master of puppets.
Max: Yeah. Alphabetical order.
Michael: They go in order of the release date.
Max: And you don't know where your healing stone is?
Michael: You still wanna sleep on my couch?
[Cell phone rings]
Max: hello?
Isabel: Jesse is asking all kinds of questions about you, Max. You're right. Dad is out of control. We have to do something.
Max: Isabel, calm down. Just tell me what happened.
Michael: What's going on?
Max: My dad's recruited Jesse into this crusade of his.
Michael: Ok, Max, you need to talk to your father. Keep your friends close...
Michael: And your enemies closer.
Isabel: Our father is not the enemy, Max.
Michael: Talk to him. Make nice. Get close. Find out what he--
[The camera pans back. A man is hiding behind some rocks taking pictures of Max and Michael]
[Later, Michael is knocking on Maria's door- Billy answers]
Michael: you haven't left yet.
Billy: Oh, no, man. Late night. Sorry. I'm leaving later today.
Michael: How was dinner?
Billy: It was good, man. It was good.
Billy: How's Steve's wife?
Michael: Who?
Billy: Steve's wife, with the flu. You covered for him. Remember? Yeah. She's great. She's fine. Is Maria around?
Billy: No, man. You just missed her. Just missed her. Can I leave her a note or a message or something?
Michael: No. I'm here to pick something up.
Billy: Can I help you look?
Michael: No. That's ok.
Billy: What are you looking for?
Michael: Something I need.
[Michael puts the healing stone in his pocket]
Billy: Hey, when did Maria stop writing music?
Michael: She messes around with it once in a while.
Billy: Well, how often does she mess around with it?
Michael: Is this goin' somewhere?
Billy: No. I mean, maybe. I mean, I don't know. I'm just... I'm just wondering if she's given up on writing and singing altogether.
Michael: I really wouldn't know.
Billy: Well, listen, man, she's really good. I mean, she's really good.
Michael: Yeah, I'll keep that in mind.
Michael: I guess what I'm looking for isn't here.
Billy: Well, I'd tell her you stopped by, but I got a bus to catch.
[Later, Michael is making sauce at the Crashdown]
Maria: Hmm, you know what? That sauce looks a little thin. You should put half and half in there.
Michael: It's not coffee.
Maria: It works. Billy showed me. It gives it heft.
Michael: I don't put dairy products in my meat sauce. It's not kosher.
Maria: Ok. I said no cheese in the nebulua salad.
Michael: Forgot. Listen, I was thinking about skipping out on bowling tonight, and maybe we could make up for last night.
Maria: That is so sweet, but I kind of had plans. Just...
Michael: Plans with who?
Maria: It's nothing...Big. Just me and Billy were gonna go and...
Michael: Billy? Isn't he on the bus?
Maria: He missed it. He's staying another night.
Michael: Another night?!
[The salad bowl explodes]
Maria: What did you do that for? You could've hurt me.
Michael: Sorry. I'm not sure what happened.
[Max is waiting in his father's office]
Mr Evans: Max.
Max: Hey, dad.
Mr Evans: What are you doing here?
Max: I think we need to talk.
Mr Evans: I agree completely.
Secretary: Your 11:30 is here.
Mr Evans: Gimme 10 seconds. I'm sorry, I've got a meeting waiting.
Max: No, it's ok. Why don't we go fishing, like we used to, away from all these interruptions?
Mr Evans: Sounds good. When?
Max: Tomorrow.
Mr Evans: Great. I'll pick you up early. Got to get a jump...
Max: On those fish. Excuse me.
[Mr Evans meeting is with the photographer who was taking pictures of Max and Michael]
Private Investigator: Saw him and that friend of his out in the desert.
Mr Evans: What were they doing?
Private Investigator: Couldn't really tell from where I was standing, but I got some pictures.
Mr Evans: What else you got for me?
Private Investigator: A receipt from the last time your son filled up his jeep. First week in may.
Mr Evans: That's when Tess disappeared. Do you think these 2 events are connected?
Private Investigator: There's only 3 reasons a person gets rid of a vehicle-- 1--they sell it. 2--they ruin it in order to bilk the insurance company. Or 3--they destroy it to hide something.
Mr Evans: What do you think my son's trying to hide?
Private Investigator: We better find that jeep, Mr. Evans.
[Maria comes home and finds Billy playing Alex's guitar]
Maria: Billy, I hope you're ok with hamburgers 'cause that's you're getting.
Billy: Hamburgers are fine.
Maria: Why is that out?
Billy: Michael stopped by today. This ended up on the bed, so I am tuning it for you.
Maria: Why?
Billy: It's out of tune, darlin'.
Maria: Put it back.
Billy: In just a second.
Maria: You know what? Forget it. I'll put it back.
Billy: Hey, what's wrong?
Maria: I invite you into my house and you go through my stuff?
Billy: Where's all this coming from? It's a guitar baby.
Maria: No, it's not.
[Michael and Liz are closing the Crashdown]
Michael: Pretty busy night, huh?
Liz: Mm-hmm.
Michael: How much money do you think we'd pull in on a night like tonight?
Liz: You know that you really suck at small talk? Why don't you just tell Dr. Parker what's on your mind?
Michael: Hey, tell me--do I need to be worried about this Billy guy?
Liz: No, you don't. He's completely harmless.
Michael: But you think he's good-looking right?
Liz: Uh, well, yeah, if you like that sort of thing, I guess.
Michael: The good-looking sort of thing.
Liz: Michael...
Michael: Do you really think he missed his bus?
Liz: Yes, i do. Haven't you ever missed a bus before?
Michael: No, 'cause I don't take the bus, and I don't write songs. And I don't cook with freaking half and half.
[The sugar dispensers explode]
Liz: Hey! Hey, Michael!
Michael: Sorry. My powers are out of control.
Liz: Would you look at this mess! My dad is gonna freak.
Michael: Relax. I'll fix it.
[Michael tries to fix the mess, but his powers don't work]
Liz: Please. Michael, you need to calm down, ok? Everything's gonna be fine between you and Maria, trust me.
Michael: She cooked him Italian food last night.
Liz: Oh.
Michael: I knew it. That's a problem.
Liz: No, no, it's not a problem. It's just, um... It's food.
Michael: No, Liz. It's Italian food.
Liz: Michael, please don't do anything stupid or alien or both, please?!
[Billy strums guitar in adjoining room]
Maria: try going to an f major 7th, please. I can't listen to you anymore. Just trying going to an f major 7th.
Billy: Not bad.
Maria: Oh, please. I totally fixed it for you.
Billy: Ok. Now let's see if you remember this one... So what about earlier?
Maria: Yeah, I'm sorry that I went off on you.
Billy: Gonna tell me about it?
Maria: That guitar belonged to a friend of mine. His name was Alex. He died last year.
Billy: I am so sorry. I am so sorry. I had no idea.
Maria: His parents wanted me to have this guitar, but I just couldn't bring myself to play it.
Billy: Bad memories.
Maria: He was only 17. He had his whole life. His whole life.
Billy: Did you and Alex write songs together?
Maria: Not really. We tried once, but I just don't partner well. I don't know, you're, like, the only person that I've ever trusted in that way.
Billy: So if you guys were writing songs, then that means you were singing up until...
Maria: Until his funeral. Yeah, that was the last time.
Billy: Well, then I guess tonight's a special night.
Maria: (Singing) I wish I could read your mind - words don't mean a thing - I've given you all my time - all you do is leave - and if you were standing here in front of me - I know you would say - there's nothing oh, so precious - as something that's gone away - and if there is a reason - i just don't want to know - why you feel the need to love me so - only when you go - only when you go-
[Michael is watching thru the window- He gets upset and walks off- his powers are out of control and setting off car alarms- He slams the door as he walks into his apartment]
Max: what happened?
Michael: It's over.
Max: What, my dad found something? What?
Michael: No, it's not that. I saw Maria and what's his name, Billy, together.
Max: Oh, together as in... Together?
Michael: Worse.
Max: What could be worse?
Michael: They were singing together.
Max: So you're jealous.
Michael: I'm not jealous!
[A lamp explodes]
Michael: My powers are slightly out of whack.
Max: "Out of whack"?
Michael: I've been blowing things up all day.
Max: Get them under control.
Michael: I can't.
Max: Michael, get yourself together. What if this happens in front of my father?
Michael: I don't care about your father or his stupid investigation.
Max: All right, look, I'm sorry. We're part human. We're supposed to have feelings. You keep them bottled up like this, they're gonna get out somehow.
Michael: What should I do?
Max: Talk to her.
Michael: That's it? Just talk to her?
Max: Yeah.
Michael: Ok, sure.
[Max and his father are fishing on the lake]
Mr Evans: I've missed this.
Max: Yeah, me, too.
Mr Evans: So why did you get rid of the jeep?
Max: Got sick of it. Plastic doors, the roof took forever to get on and off.
Mr Evans: Yeah. I hope you got a good price for it.
Max: Blue book.
Mr Evans: Huh. So who bought it?
Max: This guy at school. Drove it cross-country to college. Cornell, I think.
Mr Evans: It was a fun car. Remember the guy we bought it from?
Max: Yeah. Now, he was scary.
Mr Evans: I thought he was gonna shoot us.
Max: You wouldn't meet his price.
Mr Evans: I did when the gun fell out of his boot. How old were you?
Max: 15.
Mr Evans: Yeah. I'm just surprised that you would sell it without telling me first.
Max: It was sort of spontaneous.
Mr Evans: And you say this guy who bought it-- he was gonna drive it all the way to Cornell?
Max: Yeah. He was planning on fixing it up first.
Mr Evans: Right.
Max: I saw the board in your office. I know what you're doing.
Mr Evans: And what am I doing?
Max: It isn't right to spy on your own son.
Mr Evans: I'm not spying. I'm trying to figure out what's going on. Is my concern for you a threat?
Max: Do I threaten you?
Mr Evans: You frighten me, Max. I don't think I know who you are anymore. I'm beginning to think I've never known.
Max: I'm your son.
Mr Evans: With secrets. And my biggest fear is that they're terrible secrets, that you're in trouble and I can't help.
Max: You can't help because I'm not in trouble.
Mr Evans: Not in trouble? Max, if it weren't for me, you'd be rotting in jail right now. I put my reputation on the line for you, and I still don't know why.
[Cell phone rings]
Mr Evans: what? Yeah. Wait there. We're done. Let's head in.
Max: Dad...
Mr Evans: We're done.
[Michael comes up behind Maria in the Crashdown]
Michael: hey.
Maria: "Hey" back.
Michael: Can I say something?
Maria: Back room.
Maria: Do we have a problem?
Michael: No, we don't. I do.
Maria: How can I help?
Michael: Be patient with me.
Maria: Always.
Michael: Don't say it like that, like I'm a kid.
Maria: That's not what I meant. What are you worried about, really? What can I do?
Michael: Tell your friend to leave. He shouldn't be here. It's not a good time.
Maria: Not a good time? Let me ask you a question, Michael.
Michael: Here we go...
Maria: No, don't do that.
Michael: You ask "what can I do," and I tell you.
Maria: When is it a good time?
Michael: To step out with an old boyfriend?
Maria: He is not an old-- ooh, would you just-
Michael: where's your patience now?
Maria: When is it a good time for me to take a small step back from this nonstop alien hootenanny?
Michael: We're in danger. Max's father-
Maria: I know.
Michael: Yeah, and you don't care because that Billy guy--
[Michael's powers cause things on the shelf to fall]
Maria: Michael...
Michael: You're gonna leave me for him.
Maria: No. No. Ok, I'll tell him.
Michael: Thank you.
Maria: Hey, it's what I do. It's what I always do.
[Kyle is talking to Max on the phone]
Kyle: Max, I think we got a problem.
Max: What is it?
Kyle: Your dad just called for a tow truck.
Max: Where?
Kyle: Mile marker 16 out on route 7.
Max: They found the jeep.
[Maria comes home. Billy is playing the guitar]
Billy: Hey.
Maria: I have to tell you something.
Billy: What?
Maria: You have to go.
Billy: Right this second?
Maria: Yeah.
Billy: I'll get my stuff. Is this about Michael? Am I in the middle of something?
Maria: No. It's complicated. It's just my life. I can't have more than one thing going on. It's not you. It has nothing to do with you.
Billy: That's too bad.
Maria: What's that supposed to mean?
Billy: Truth? Maria, i missed my bus on purpose.
Maria: Why?
Billy: Because I was given some advice one time... Decide what you want in life and live it.
Maria: That's terrible advice.
Billy: You gave it to me.
Maria: That explains it.
Billy: 4 years ago, our last night at camp.
Maria: I was 13.
Billy: That night stuck with me. You stuck with me. That kiss stuck with me. It was my first one.
Maria: You told me that you kissed tons of girls.
Billy: I lied. I don't know. I was just... I was hoping that-
Maria: I'm with someone.
Billy: Yeah, I met him.
Maria: Look, you don't understand. Michael is just-
Billy: stopping you?
Maria: Stopping me from what?
Billy: from I don't know. From life. From this.
[Billy kisses Maria- she doesn't respond at first, then kisses him back]
[The scene switches to the jeep being pulled up from the ravine. Michael, Max, and Isabel are watching]
Isabel: This is bad.
Michael: What are you gonna tell your father, Max?
Max: I'm not gonna tell him anything. He doesn't trust me anymore.
Michael: Who does he trust?
[Max looks at Isabel]
[Scene switches to Liz and Maria talking]
Liz: and then you kissed him?
Maria: Yes, I did.
Liz: Where is he right now?
Maria: At my house.
Liz: Ha! What were you thinking?
Maria: I don't know.
Liz: And that's all that it was. It was just a kiss.
Maria: Maybe. You know? Maybe not.
Liz: Let's just talk about the kiss for one second. Was there any passion?
Maria: Tons.
Liz: Oh...
Maria: I know. But it's not that kind of passion. It's like it woke me up.
Liz: Like sleeping beauty.
Maria: Yeah, I guess.
Maria: Do you think I've been asleep this whole time?
Liz: Well... I think you've been trying to remember who you used to be for a long time. Say it.
Maria: I just-- sometimes I just feel like I've paid this huge price for knowing Michael and knowing these aliens. It's like... God, I didn't think I'd end up here dealing with this crap every day. I mean, I love Michael, and I do sort of love this ridiculous soap opera, but... I just...I can't take it anymore. I feel like I'm trapped and I'm never gonna get out.
Liz: I know.
Maria: I mean, I... I didn't sign up for this.
Liz: Yes, you did. We all did.
Maria: I know. It's just, I had this dream once... I mean, maybe I still do. I don't know.
Liz: Maybe sometimes you have to go after your dreams. And who am i to tell you just give them up, because without your dreams, you're just me.
Maria: Liz.
Liz: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. That sounded way too self-pitying, and this isn't about me. It's just that, um... I'm committed to going down this road with Max. Good, bad, indifferent, I'm committed. And I've given up a lot along the way, so unless you're sure that's what you want to do with Michael, don't be so quick to give up your dreams.
[Maria comes home. Billy is packing to leave]
Maria: Hey. I have this insane idea.
Billy: What?
Maria: That we do what we planned, that I go to New York with you.
Billy: Wow.
Maria: Yeah.
Billy: What about your mom?
Maria: Well, I know that she'll want me to finish high school.
Billy: Not a bad idea.
Maria: No, so after I graduate.
Billy: Great.
Maria: Maybe.
Billy: Maybe.
Maria: No, I just don't know if this is what I wanna do-
Billy: hey, hey, hey. You don't owe me an explanation. I screwed things up.
Maria: No, you didn't.
Billy: Yes, I did. I should have known better. I changed the whole flow between us. But I been wanting to kiss you for about 4 years, and I'm a guy, so I took a shot.
Maria: I just think I may have given you the wrong impression.
Billy: No, you didn't. We're fine. And if I did anything to make you feel bad, I'm sorry. I just wish you hadn't of...
Maria: What?
Billy: I wish you hadn't hidden yourself away with that guitar.
Billy: You gonna come see me in the village?
Maria: Yes.
Billy: I'll get you front row seats.
Maria: And I will throw my underwear at you.
Billy: bye, Maria.
Maria: Bye.
[Billy leaves]
[Isabel and Jesse are having dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Evans]
Mrs Evans: It's newly upholstered. It has a dark print with big, uh... Pink cabbage roses.
Jesse: Wow. I don't know if that would really, uh-
Mr Evans: hey, hey, hey.
Mr Evans: You can't beat the price.
[As Isabel sits down, she is remembering what Max told her. We hear his voice and the conversation she had with him]
Max: They trust you, Isabel.
Isabel: I'm sick of lying to our parents.
Max: There's no other choice.
Isabel: Yes, there is. The truth.
Max: It's too dangerous for them and for us.
Isabel: Max, you're wrong I want to tell them...
[Voice over conversation ends]
Isabel: The truth.
Mrs Evans: What, hon?
Isabel: What?
Mrs Evans: Did you say something?
Isabel: The truth. I... I want to tell you the truth about what's been going on with Max.
Isabel: It's about Tess. Max got Tess pregnant, but she left before the baby was born, so Max may have a child out there somewhere.
Mrs Evans: Oh, my.
Isabel: That night that she left, he was so angry that he just drove all night and pushed his jeep off a cliff because he... Was so crazy.
Jesse: God, Isabel. I'm so sorry. If I had known, I wouldn't have-
Mr Evans: I'm sorry, too, Isabel, for asking you those questions, for putting Jesse in the middle.
Isabel: He would have told you himself. He was just so afraid to disappoint you.
Mr Parker: Thank you for finally telling us the truth.
[Isabel is talking to Max on the phone later]
Max: Did they buy it?
Isabel: Yeah. They bought everything.
Isabel: You're safe for another day.
Max: Thanks, Iz. I owe you.
Isabel: Maybe now we can get back to normal.
[Mr. Evans is in his office looking at a picture of Isabel. He pins it to his board under the conspirators section]
[Michael meets Maria in the park]
Michael: You wanted to talk, which usually means you're gonna kick my ass, so I brought some friends.
Maria: Thank you. I guess.
Michael: Ha. Is he gone yet?
Maria: Yeah.
Michael: good!
Maria: Feel better?
Michael: Getting there. What are we talking about?
Maria: I wanna break up. I want out because I love you so much. I love you more than you could possibly know.
Michael: I'm lost.
Maria: No, I'm lost. And you've been there the whole time to help me through all of it.
Michael: All of what?
Maria: This whole thing-- this alien, human, the scary stuff, the bad stuff.
Michael: And there was fun stuff, too.
Maria: Yeah, but I haven't been honest in any of it.
Michael: Listen, if you're trying to tell me that you're a bisexual or something, I'm--I'm cool with that. I'm...
Michael: Why do you want out?
Maria: Because, Michael, I don't think I've ever been in. I mean, this girl you've known for the past 3 years-- Maria-- it's just not me.
Maria: Of course it's you.
Maria: No, it's not the me I used to be.
Michael: Things change.
Maria: Yeah, things change.
Michael: Just like that. Will you come back to me?
Maria: I don't know.
[Maria hands the flowers back and walks off- she goes home and picks up Alex's guitar- we see Isabel looking out the window, Mr. Evans taking a drink, and Michael remembering his relationship with Maria]
[Song plays in the background]

#308 Behind The Music - Music

Charlatans UK - Love Is The Key
Scene: Scene with Max and Liz at law office into the scene in the Crashdown, as Michael, Liz, Maria, Kyle talk about Billy coming. “Guess the braces worked,” said by Kyle. Eggs explode.

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54-40 - Lies to Me
Album: Casual Viewin' USA
Scene: Michael takes off cheese from salad and wants to make up for missing dinner with Billy and Maria the previous evening, but Maria has plans; salad explodes onto Maria.
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Sparklehorse - Apple Bed *
Album: It's a Wonderful Life
Scene: Michael and Liz talk. Sugar containers explode after Michael says Maria cooked Italian for Billy.
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Maria DeLuca (Majandra Delfino) - Only When You Go
Album: ./.
Scene: Maria sings this song with Billy and Michael watches them.
Majandra Delfino - Hell & Bliss
Album: The Sicks
Scene: At the Crashdown, in the back, Michael talks to Maria, asks Maria to tell Billy to leave.
Maria DeLuca (Majandra Delfino) - Breathing On My Own
Album: ./.
Scene: At the end of the episode, Maria sings this song.

#308 Behind The Music - Quotes

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Kyle: Michael, Michael, Michael. Let me explain something to you. Here on the planet earth we have this thing called jealousy.

Liz: Everything is going to be fine between you and Maria. Trust me.
Michael: She cooked him Italian food last night.
Liz: Oh.
Michael: I knew it. It's a problem.
Liz: No, it's not a problem. It's just, um, it's food.
Michael: No, Liz. It's Italian food.
Liz: Michael, please don't do anything stupid. Or alien! Or both! Please!

Liz: I think you've been trying to remember who you used to be for a long time. Say it.
Maria: Sometimes I just feel like I've paid this huge price for knowing Michael and knowing these aliens. It's like... God, I didn't think I'd end up here dealing with this crap every day. I mean, I love Michael, and I do sort of love this ridiculous soap opera, but I can't take it anymore.

Max: We still need your healing stone.
Michael: I think it's at Maria's.
Max: You think it's at Maria's?
Michael: Yeah, I don't know. Most likely.
Max: I bet if it was one of your Metallica CDs, you'd know where it was.
Michael: Hey, you wanna bring that up again? The reason I got pissed is because you put "And Justice For All" before "Master of the Puppets".
Max: Yeah, in alphabetical order.
Michael: They go in order of the release date.
Max: And you don't know where your healing stone is?
Michael: Do you still wanna sleep on my couch?

Michael: My powers are slightly out of whack.
Max: "Out of whack"?
Michael: I've been blowing things up all day.

Michael: Will you come back to me?
Maria: I don't know.