|Dates||1983 - 2006 (suicide)|
Max is one of the Special Children Azazel fed demon blood to as an infant. His mother died, pinned to the ceiling above his crib, presumably in the same manner that Mary Winchester died above Sam's crib. He had an abusive childhood, beaten by both his father Jim and his uncle Roger. His stepmother Alice knew of the abuse but did nothing to stop it.
When Sam has a nightmare depicting the death of a Jim Miller, the brothers head Saginaw, Michigan and confirm that the death did happen. The next day they go undercover as priests, where Sam speaks with Max and connects with him. When Max's uncle Roger is the next to die, Sam and Dean initially believe that Miller family is cursed and that Max may be in danger. Until Sam suddenly has a vision of Max killing his step-mother and realizes he wasn't connecting to the Millers, he was connecting to Max.
Sam and Dean arrive before Max is able to kill Alice, and while Sam tries to reason with and after learning how his mother dies to support Max. Max won't listen and locks Sam in a closet, and holds Alice and Dean at gunpoint. Inside the closet, Sam has a vision of Max shooting Dean in the head. In response to this horrifying image, Sam discovers a new psychic power as he inadvertently moves the cupboard blocking the closet door, via telekinesis. Sam is able to save Dean, but not before Max turns the gun on himself, shooting himself in the head.