After what Maxine did, deceiving most of the village into thinking she was terminally ill, Maxine doesn’t have a lot of friends left to turn too. However a new friend appears in the form of Cleo, who is willing to give maxine the benefit of the doubt. Maxine had a meeting with her accountant and found out that her Minnie Cab business is in receivership, and Cleo takes pity on her and tries to help. Cleo tries to bond with Maxine over similiar experience of mental illness. Maine becomes inspired with a way that could help her pay back everyone.
Maxine ends up getting hired at Price slice by Walter, after Cleo puts in a good word about her. However not everyone is pleased about her getting a second chance.
However maxine soon finds herself getting herself back into trouble, when we see that she is tempted to steal money from the till at Price Slice to try and tide her over til she gets paid at the end of the month. However will she come to her senses, and not betray someone who has just given her, her much needed second chance.
To get hold of some more cash, Maxine also lies about losing a bank card, to try and get Liberty to loan her some money. There’s also someone else that may offered Maxine a helping hand, as she hears from her sister Mitzeee, who calls and invites her to come over to America. Maxine obviously doesn’t have the money to go there, but cheekily asks Mitzeee if she could pay for her tickets, and she could pay her when she gets there. Will we see Maxine leaving Hollyoaks for America???