To err is human; to forgive, divine. But what if doing the latter costs you the love of your life?
That's the question "Finding Carter"'s Max must be asking himself since breaking up with Taylor yet again last week, partly because the recently liberated twin couldn't accept the fact that the fabulously coiffed nice guy had begun forgiving Crash for his misdeeds. Now, on tonight's episode, Taylor pushed her on-again, off-again beau even further away because of the shot heard 'round the tube.
"It's just this whole Crash thing," she confessed to Carter. "Some things are just unforgivable. I was ready to give up everything for Max when he got shot. And now it seems like forgiving Crash is more important to him than I am."
Fortunately, that crafty Carter put together a plan: She'd dress Max up in one of David's suits and bring him to her grandparents' swanky anniversary party that very night, where -- fingers crossed -- he'd patch things up with Taylor. And you know what? It almost worked. Key word: almost.
At the bash, T made a beeline for the champagne (plus the cute waiter serving it). And apparently, girlfriend was thirsty: Before the night was over, the once-meek Taylor had more than a few glasses and had even begun playing a game of champagne pong (beer is for amateurs) with the staff. But just before she wiped out the country's entire supply of Moët -- hell, she'd even begun swigging from the bottle -- Max appeared and took her outside for a heart-to-heart.
"I wasn't ready to leave you," he told her. "I miss us. I think we should be us again -- together."
The makeout session that followed had us shouting "Maxlor 4Ever!" but wouldn't you know it? We shouted too soon.
"Nothing's changed," Taylor said. "How am I supposed to feel? Is your forgiving him more important than what it would have done to me if I had lost you?"
"It isn't," Max insisted.
But the damage was done. "When I think about how I'd feel right now if you'd died, I couldn't handle it," Taylor said. "And that right there is why I need to take a step back."
So there you have it: Maxlor are still kaput. But does Taylor's contempt for Crash really mean that they'll never reunite? The bad boy/gunman has been doing his best to prove he's a changed man, and even Max -- the guy who took the damn bullet -- has forgiven him. Should Taylor follow suit, or does she have a point when she said some things are unforgivable? And do you think there's hope for a Maxlor reconciliation?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments section, and be sure to catch next week's "Finding Carter" on Tuesday at 10/9c!