After 5 seasons, Dr. Max Goodwin’s tenure at New Amsterdam has come to an finish.
The NBC medical drama—which aired its sequence finale on Jan. 17—concluded with a tear-jerking twist after Ryan Eggold’s Max left his place as medical director to work on the World Well being Group in Geneva.
The episode sporadically launched Max’s unnamed alternative main as much as his final day within the hospital, but it surely wasn’t till the ultimate scene that it was revealed that the lady taking up his place was really his now-adult daughter, Luna, sooner or later. Now, New Amsterdam government producers David Schulner and Peter Horton are breaking down the ultimate episode and revealing the shocking supply of inspiration for the climactic ending.
“My 11-year-old daughter [Ella] got here up with the finale of Luna being the medical director,” Schulner solely informed E! Information throughout a joint interview with Horton. “I used to be like, ‘Okay 11-year-old daughter, you eat your Cheerios and I will do the writing, thanks very a lot.’ Then Laura Valdivia—certainly one of our writers—mentioned, ‘Am I loopy, however I feel Luna must be the medical director on the finish?'”