Season 3 of 'In the Dark' Had a Fair Few Twists and Turns — Did Max Make It Out Alive?


Oct. 31 2021, Updated 9:32 a.m. ET

Casey Deidrick as Max Parish and Perry Mattfeld as Murphy in 'In the Dark'
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On Feb. 3, 2021, the CW renewed one of its most popular crime dramas, In the Dark, for another season, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next batch of episodes ever since. The Season 4 premiere is still some time away — to the extent that the channel is yet to announce the official release date. Which cast members will resume their roles? What's next for Casey Deidrick, the actor portraying Max Parish? Will we see more of him in the future?

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What happened to Max Parish in Season 3 of 'In the Dark?' Did he die?

Season 3 of In the Dark captured some of the direst complications the main characters have had to face so far. Jess (Brooke Markham) went AWOL. Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) got arrested on suspicion of murder — which didn't exactly bode well with fans either. A food truck owner and hobbyist money launderer, Max has had his fair share of problems as well. But did he die in Season 3 of In the Dark?

Casey Deidrick as Max Parish
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Here's what happened to Max in Season 3 of 'In the Dark.'

The Season 3 premiere captures a not-so-casual tête-à-tête between Murphy and Max, the latter of whom is still reeling with disappointment felt over their breakup. By Season 3, Episode 2, the dark clouds above his head start to disappear. In a memorable scene, he even urges Jess to adopt a more nonchalant approach when it comes to dealing with Murphy.

Things get more intense by Season 3, Episode 5. In a scene, Max tries to convince Trey (Dewshane Williams) to avoid hooking up with Murphy. In Season 3, Episode 7, Max starts spending time with Leslie (Marianne Rendón).

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"Ugh... Dear #InTheDark - please stop trying to make it look like Max and Leslie are some serious couple. They've literally known each other about four days ... Sincerely, every Max and Murphy fan in the world," tweeted @AimeeBWrites.

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Tensions reach fever pitch in Season 3, Episode 8, when a power cut leaves Max, Murphy, Trey, and others with no choice but to crash at Leslie's place. At one point, Max and Murphy end up bickering over a phone. In Season 3, Episode 9, some characters start to look at Canada with a fresh pair of eyes, thinking they might have better chances of survival on the other side of the border.

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Max visited Murphy in prison in the Season 3 Finale of 'In the Dark.'

While Max didn't die in Season 3 of In the Dark, he did have a few atrocious moments (including a brutal scene in which he pretended to call his dad instead of admitting he has nobody to rely on.)

He and Felix went to visit Murphy in prison in the Season 3 Finale. But will Max appear in Season 4 of In the Dark? Some viewers would like to see Max and Murphy together again. At this stage, it's uncertain what might happen next to the fan-favorite characters, however.

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