Cut scene from “Missing” – Max loses his temper!

As we make our way through this period of reruns, here are some cut scenes for your reading pleasure. Some help clarify plot points. Some are just cute. These are scenes that were in the final shooting script, but never aired. Whether or not they were ever filmed is unclear.

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This seemed to be the scene that everyone wanted to see the most, so here it is! Max’s even demeanor finally explodes. When the episode aired, the scene ended after Max’s line, “I wasn’t dabbling in the arts.”

MICHAEL
But what? You can take chances , but I
can’t? You can roll the dice with our
lives, but if anyone else does anything–

MAX
No. I saved someone’s life, Michael. I
wasn’t dabbling in the arts.
(beat)
And whatever trouble I cause, I got us
out of it.

MICHAEL
Well, I haven’t gotten us into any
trouble…

MAX
(growing edgy)
Not yet. But then what happens? What
happens when it hits the fan? What are
you gonna do then?

Max is clearly projecting his “diary” frustrations.

MICHAEL
I’ll figure something out.

MAX
You’ll call me is what you’ll do. You’ll
call your friend Max for help. And
suddenly it won’t just be your problem.
It’ll be my problem. Well, you know
what, I don’t want any more problems,
Michael. I have enough. So why don’t you
do us all a favor and give your budding
art career a rest? Before it’s you and
me behind that glass case and not your
painting.

Isabel looks on, a little stunned at Max’s explosion.
Michael just stares at Max, then turns and walks away. Max
looks sheepishly at Isabel.

MAX (cont’d)
(understatement)
A little much?

ISABEL
A smidge.

Max thinks.

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