'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 11: Baby Luna has a cancer scare that leaves Max frantic

It has been a tough time for Max, who recovered from cancer only to have his wife die in a car crash


                            'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 11: Baby Luna has a cancer scare that leaves Max frantic
Dr Max Goodwin with Luna (NBC)

Contains spoilers for 'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 11 'Hiding Behind My Smile'

After this week's episode of 'New Amsterdam', we think we need a hug. We see patients with gut-wrenching and heartbreaking stories come in and out of the hospital all the time, but can you imagine the pain when it is Dr Max Goodwin's daughter Luna who needs a trip?

Max had quite the scare this week after doctors find out that she has a lipoma in her stomach. Frantic, Max decides to use his pull as the director to get the pediatrician to do a biopsy even against her better judgment. "We could result in a false positive," she tells him, but fear has the better of him. "I would like to know!" he yells. 

With Max's own history of cancer, it is quite obvious for him to be panicking, but even when the pediatrician tells him its impossible that it was passed down to her, she refuses to believe it, being a medical professional himself.

As expected, the tests come back clear for Luna and she's thankfully okay and is prescribed a dose of steroids to help with her situation. However, the doctor tells Max that he has to stop being a doctor and start acting like Luna's dad — at least when he's meeting a pediatrician. 

This episode focuses a lot on Max's struggles of being a single father while also helping dozens of people at the hospital. Contrary to what was speculated earlier, it wasn't the diapers and time management that bothered him. It was the fact that he felt lost and confused without Georgia. He introduces himself to the other single mom he meets at the clinic, "I'm Hiding Behind My Smile Max" as a joke but really, we know it is true. 

It's been a very hard season for poor Max, who recovered from cancer only to have his wife die in a car crash. It is only natural that he is constantly being overprotective of Luna, fearing he won't be a good father. He definitely has a long road ahead. 

Catch 'New Amsterdam' on Tuesdays at  10 pm ET on NBC.

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