Just when you thought things on Finding Carter couldn't get any crazier, the final run of episodes in season one had a shooting, a coma, and another abduction. MTV's kidnapping/family drama was not holding back.
"Season two will deal with the fallout from everything that went down at the end of season one," series star Alex Saxon tells E! News. "Plus, now Carter's [Kathryn Prescott] gone for the second time, and Max is worried about her all over again."
Quick recap of season one finale: Carter was drugged and abducted by her fake mom Lori (Milena Govich) again, while Max (Saxon) lashed out at everyone after waking up from his coma, breaking up with Taylor (Anna Jacoby-Heron) as a result.
"Since Max got shot, waking up in the hospital, he was in a very weird place," Saxon says. "We got to see a side of Max that nobody expected as far as him being angry and confused as to what was going on with Taylor, and wanting to do the right thing with her. He broke it off out of love for her since things were getting serious and she was too caught up in his recovery. He feels conflicted about what to do. He has to figure out how to move forward with his life after getting shot and feeling betrayal from Carter that she didn't listen to everyone about Crash [Caleb Ruminer]."
But don't expect the Max/Taylor breakup to last.
"Max yelled at Taylor, even though it was coming from a place of love, he was angry with her," Saxon says. "He's remorseful about that and he needs to figure out how to get back on track with her, and get back to a good place with everyone else in the family. Everything's been shattered. But a real theme of the show is forgiveness and how forgiving everyone is with each other."
Expect to see Max and Taylor patch things up almost immediately in the season two premiere, although that doesn't mean their relationship woes are over for good.
"They got so close so quickly in season one," Saxon says. "To then have that blow up, it sets them back a little bit. They are going to try to mend things and get back together and move forward, but sometimes the ramifications of what happened leaves you in different places. To try to rewind and be together may prove to be difficult as far as how they want to move forward together."
But the fact that Carter's been kidnapped again forces everyone to see things in a new perspective.
"Everyone's really worried about Carter so you'll see them banding together in spite of whatever differences or issues they all have with one another," Saxon says. "They've got a common goal and they all want to get Carter back, across the board from her family to her friends. They'll be focused on getting her back."
Saxon teases that one of the main themes of season two is "healing and more secrets, definitely."
"We're going to see everyone healing, and we're going to see more secrets being revealed that are jarring to everybody involved," Saxon says. "And also some new people coming into the mix who have information about other people's pasts, and as soon as you think you have a handle on it, this other element is thrown in and tilts things off balance."
Finding Carter season two premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV.