Fed up with London's obsessive shopping sprees and other wastes of money, Wilfred Tipton threatens to disinherit his daughter if she did not stop spending money immediately. Knowing she could never stop her spending addiction on her own, she elected Maddie's help, so Maddie started by taking all of London's credit cards away. The plot becomes serious when we discover just why London is addicted to spending her father's money. Max reveals how she really feels about Zack when she kisses him following a basketball game they were playing in, but Zack still thinks of her as one of the guys. This upsets Max who decides to shine Zack on, and won't acknowledge him on the court any more. Since Max and Zack are the two star players, the rest of the team talks Zack into asking Max out on a date to make her feel better. Feeling obligated to take one for the team, Zack reluctantly agrees. But Zack's feelings towards Max change when he sees her as a girl for the first time. However, Zack--not being the master of tactfulness, blows it with Max.