Post Mortems

New Amsterdam EPs on Series Finale's Full-Circle Twist, Max's Romantic Future and Stirring Up 'Crazy Emotions'

Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Tuesday’s New Amsterdam. Proceed at your own risk!

New Amsterdam‘s very final episode kicked off with a surprise announcement: Max was leaving the hospital to go work for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The big move was part of his plan to devote more time to his daughter Luna, which must have worked out, because in the show’s closing scene, New Amsterdam’s new medical director addressed her staff and revealed that she’s Luna, who’s all grown up and in charge and played by Molly Griggs (Servant, Prodigal Son) in the future!

Back in the present day timeline, Max’s decision to take on the new job put an abrupt end to his relationship with Elizabeth Wilder. But Max was committed to making Luna the center of his life, even if it meant leaving behind all the things he loves, he told Elizabeth. While handing her the keys to New Amsterdam, he reassured her that if he does come back, it won’t be for the hospital. But technically, he is single, so does that mean there’s hope for #Sharpwin? (More on that below.)

Elsewhere in the series ender, Iggy and Martin got remarried in a small family-only ceremony officiated by Gladys; Vanessa reached out to Lauren at an NA meeting; and Floyd appeared to have finally convinced a woman he loves to stay in New York.

Below, showrunner/executive producer David Schulner and EP/director Peter Horton break down the finale’s Luna twist and whether Max’s ambiguous romantic ending leaves the door open for him and Helen to reunite. Plus, scroll down to grade the series finale!