'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 11: Max struggles as single dad while Kapoor's future looks hopeful

After the Code Silver at the hospital leaves everyone shaken, the show will shift its focus back to the emotional bits


                            'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 11: Max struggles as single dad while Kapoor's future looks hopeful
Vijay Kapoor and Max Goodwin (NBC)

When 'New Amsterdam' returns next Wednesday, it will bring with it a different kind of panic, or at least that's what we think. After the Code Silver at the hospital leaves everyone shaken, the show will shift its focus back to the emotional bits. 

The synopsis for Episode 11 reveals that Dr Max Goodwin will struggle with the realities of being a single father to his daughter, Luna Goodwin. Even though the two "make friends in an unexpected place", it is clear that we will see Max deal with some serious frustrations in the episode.

Being a doctor is not an easy job and he's not just that — he's also the Medical Director of the hospital. The very long hours and his commitment to helping as many people as possible mixed with taking care of a baby will be difficult indeed.

Max — whose life has been one bad situation after another, first his battle with cancer, then his wife Georgia Goodwin dying in the tragic car accident — will hopefully find a way to overcome this.

But with this character, no decision ever comes right off the bat. Quite like his denial to take treatment when he had cancer to his leaving the China Town clinic to move to New Amsterdam, Max's struggles with fatherhood will see its own highs and lows.

It is likely that he will discover something else about himself he hadn't known along the way, as is with his character. The episode will also further Dr Vijay Kapoor's storyline.

In Episode 10, he had been locked into the room with a very pregnant Ella while the Rikers Island inmates had escaped and had helped calm her down by making her listen to her baby's heartbeat. After the sweet moment between the two, he ends up asking her to move in with him.

The episode is titled 'Hiding Behind My Smile' so it's safe to assume this will be a tear-jerker. Keep the tissues handy! 

'New Amsterdam’ Season 2 Episode 11 premieres on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 10 pm ET on NBC.

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