As much as I’d like every page to be densely chocked full of jokes and nerdy pop culture references, I do need to occasionally slow it down to get in some character moments here and there.
I’m not sure if Max saw The List being flipped over or gets the significance of that. It’s obvious to me, though, as Sydney does have thing in there that aren’t just there to remind her to plot against, like her wedding plans. One thing is certain though, Max knows that Leon has garnered Sydney’s interest, which as far as Max is concerned justifies the words of caution.
Being the socially… awkward? That doesn’t feel like it describes Sydney accurately. Being the social maelstrom that she is, this is probably as close as Sydney gets to flirting.
Edit: The requisite errors and omissions have been fixed.