In this episode Max & Liz hold up a convience store with Liz holding a gun on the attendant while Max breaks into a hidden door which goes down to a secret storage room where the alien space craft has been stored.
As the name implies, they get busted. In flashback we see that the whole thing was arranged by Max. He decided on the stick up, gave Liz a gun, and let her expose herself to serious problems with the law so he could break in. It is just so out of charector for Max to not only allow Liz to take such chances - but to in fact dream up the plan himself.
We're glad to see Max and Liz back together again, but this is just not the Max we've known.