At the park, Adam is snorting and scoffing that he cancelled a meeting to come to the park and watch Gaby work with Max when apparently all she is doing is babysitting him. Kristina, also, is skeptical that any of this is doing any good. To their credit, it looks like Gaby is just enduring a ball-playing game with Max as he lectures her about guns, their histories, every detail of one she could buy, etc. But as they look on, they see something fairly amazing -- Gaby convinces Max to go over to a little girl to invite her to play four square with him. She achieves this by promising him he can get any lizard he wants on the way home. I hope, for everyone's sake, he has no desire to parent a Komodo dragon or something, because that seemed like a very general reward to bestow on a kid with Asperger's who will hold you to your promise on pain of death. Watching from the sidelines, Kristina is filled with mixed emotions -- a LOT of emotions, actually. She's amazed and happy that Max is socializing, bewildered that he could be convinced to do it, and upset that she has never been able to help her son do this, on her own. "Hey, she just got lucky," Adam says, seeing her clouded face. "No, she didn't," Kristina says, fighting back tears, yet again, and gives Max a big thumbs-up.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 1213 USERS: C+
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