Season 3 Episode 8

Behind the Music

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 2001 on The WB
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Episode Summary

When an old love visits Maria her passion for music resurfaces, which jeopardizes her relationship with Michael. Meanwhile, while Max's father is still trying to put together all the pieces of his investigation, Isabel joins Max in the quest to stop him.

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  • Maria receives at home an old friend of hers, Billy, who wonders why she stopped singing and playing music.

    Michael is now jealous of Billy and can't control his powers and starts blowing stuff up.

    There are some pretty good funny lines in this episode. One of them is when Max and Michael digs a whole to hide the alien artifacts and they have a fight about how Max put Michael's metallica discs in alphabetical order. Also when Michael learns that Maria had supper with Billy, Max tells him ''don't worry it was just food'' and Michael answers to him ''it's not just any food, it was italian food''.

    There are some good links with season 2. Phil tries to find where Max's jeep is. He thinks it could explain what Max is up to, and Phil then hires a private investigator.

    At the end, Isabel makes up some story about Max to stop Phil's crazy investigation. He doesn't buy it and puts Isabel on his list of conspirators.

    Another moment worth noting, Majandra Delfino sings in this episode.moreless
Jason Behr

Jason Behr

'Max' Maxwell Evans

Shiri Appleby

Shiri Appleby

'Liz' Elizabeth Parker Evans

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Isabel Amanda Evans Ramirez

Majandra Delfino

Majandra Delfino

Maria DeLuca

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Michael Guerin

Nick Wechsler

Nick Wechsler

Kyle Valenti

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode -
      -Love Is The Key by The Charlatans
      -Lies To Me by 54-40
      -Apple Bed by Sparklehorse
      -Carousel by The Lift
      -Only When You Go by Majandra Delfino
      -Hell and Bliss by Majandra Delfino
      -Breathing On My Own by Majandra Delfino

  • QUOTES (13)

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

    • Maria: 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.
      Michael: Of course it's you.
      Maria: No, it's not the me I used to be.

    • 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.

    • Billy: 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.

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

    • Liz (to Michael): You know that you really suck at small talk? Why don't you just tell Dr. Parker what's on your mind?

    • Billy: Look past the somewhat flammable hair and see what I see... Dreams. Look. This girl has beautiful dreams. And she makes beautiful music. So, what happened to her?
      Maria: Nothing. She just grew up.

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

    • Maria: So he didn't take it well, huh?
      Liz: Alien Defcon 5.

    • Maria: Nothing ever changes.
      Liz: Maybe you don't really want anything to change.
      Maria: Maybe. Or maybe neither one of us is strong enough or crazy enough to break the cycle.

    • Liz: Maybe sometimes, you have to go after your dreams. But who am I to tell you to just give him up, because without your dreams, you're just me.

    • 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!

    • 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?

  • NOTES (1)