He's in the kitchen! He's in the kitchen! Liz dumps the plates and takes off to the back, devouring the shrunken remains of Max's tiny head (careful, that thing gets kind of prickly if you don't prune it every, like, six months or so). There is ill-advised panting and close-ups of tongue. He takes her by the head: "Midnight, Friday, I want you to meet me. Dress warm." But Slackjaw appears in the kitchen -- a room I'm not sure he knew existed before this episode -- calling for his delicate flower. Sorry, Mr. Slackjaw. She's being eaten alive by a tiny-headed alien right now. No wonder he's being so protective. Liz shepherds Max out the door just as Slackjaw finds his way in; he looks remarkably suspicious when she cops to "taking out the trash" and somehow pulls it off without lying at all.
Back in the dining room, Isabel enters to find Kyle sitting at the counter. She launches right in, offering, "You're probably wondering what you saw in the convenience store the other day." Kyle makes it through letting her know that "a stone unturned is " before Isabel cuts off his swipes at Buddha For Suburbia and gives him the facts: "His name is Jesse Ramirez. He's my boyfriend." Kyle asks if he hasn't seen that guy leaving Mr. Evans's office before, though why he would care about that, much less know where the hell Isabel's dad's office even is or what he does inside of it, is up to the "writers" trying to string all this together to decide. I envy not your Herculean task, kids. Isabel explains Other's age, and they have a long, bonding moment over the sheer, unrelenting OLDNESS of being twenty-six (I mean, it's not like I'm running around sleeping with eighteen-year-olds or anything, but still can it, young'uns). Kyle asks if Isabel has told Jesse about her "secret identity" (as "the only talented one"), and Isabel lets him know that Max and Michael would never agree to tell anyone else. They agree that it's "never easy" to be in a relationship, and Isabel thanks him for listening, tacking on a gay line about being forced to use the full extent of her alien powers arsenal (which, by current show standards, includes "thinking really mean thoughts about him") if Kyle were to tell anyone. As she leaves, Kyle offers her a "good for you," because all of the other aliens have been in relationships, and she never was. Except with Alex, which he fails to add. Alex? Exactly.