'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Episode 9: Is Max toxic for Zoey? Fans say not just that, he is also a douche

Max has not been subtle when it comes to his feelings for Zoey, let it be via his inner emotions when he breaks out into a song or just telling her how he feels


                            'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Episode 9: Is Max toxic for Zoey? Fans say not just that, he is also a douche
Zoey Clarke, Max (NBC)

Is Max getting a little toxic with his feelings for Zoey? Well, fans sure think so.

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' Season 1 returned on Sunday night for Episode 9 titled 'Zoey's Extraordinary Silence'. While everything was back to normal for Zoey when it came to her superpower, in reality, things weren't all that great for her this week. 

Last week, we saw Zoey face a glitch when it came to her powers. She sang Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' to Max, and then went on to sing 'I Want You To Want Me' to Simon, which ended with them kissing. 

Picking up right where they left off, the next day Zoey is depressed not knowing what to do. But she is determined to get clarity from Simon. Sadly, he doesn't seem to know what he wants. Simon is torn between Jessica and Zoey. Meanwhile, on the other hand, Max is still upset with Zoey. 

Max has not been subtle when it comes to his feelings for Zoey. Let it be via his emotions when he breaks out into a song or just telling her how he feels, especially in the recent episodes. But Zoey is definitely confused since her feelings still lead her toward Simon. "I just feel like the universe keeps pointing me to Max, but if that's the case then why can't I stop thinking about Simon?" Zoey tells Mo.

Despite Zoey's feelings leaning more towards Simon, fans have always been rooting for her and Max. But, it looks like that took a turn after tonight's episode as some fans called Max toxic because of his behavior. Max gets offered a job on the 6th floor and asks Zoey if he should take it up. 

It seemed like all he wanted was for Zoey to confess her love for him and hold him back. But instead, Zoey told him to follow his heart because as much as she would miss sitting across from him, she can't stop him. Max doesn't like the answer and storms away. 

Taking to Twitter, fans share their disappointment with his behavior. "This might be an unpopular opinion, but I think Max is a little toxic. He’s mad at Zoey for not knowing exactly what she wants, but she was honest and open about that. But it’s making me question has he only been friends with Zoey bc he wanted a relationship (sic)," a fan wrote. 

"Ok, so my feminist, well-adjusted daughter did not get why Max was upset. If she loves him, why wouldn't she want him to get that job and be successful? Why would she want him to stay behind just to be with her? She's not wrong. We raised her right," a fan shared.

While another added, "Idk if anyone else here is watching #ZoeysPlaylist but am I the only one who's not really a fan of Max? He just rubs me the wrong way...superficially, he's the nice guy-next-door type, but his actions make him more the kind of douche who believes the friendzone exists...yikes." 

"I'm not team Max because he keeps pushing it, let her come to you #ZoeysPlaylist," a fan shared.

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' airs every Sunday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.

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