After 5 seasons, Dr. Max Goodwin’s tenure at New Amsterdam has come to an finish.
The NBC medical drama—which aired its collection 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, however it wasn’t till the ultimate scene that it was revealed that the girl taking on his place was truly 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 stunning 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 completely instructed E! Information throughout a joint interview with Horton. “I used to be like, ‘Okay 11-year-old daughter, you eat your Cheerios and I am going to do the writing, thanks very a lot.’ Then Laura Valdivia—one in every of our writers—mentioned, ‘Am I loopy, however I believe Luna needs to be the medical director on the finish?'”