'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 8: Max forced to relive worst day of his life and fans wish they could give him a huge hug
As difficult as this episode is going to be for Max, and it going to be for us to watch, it is an important one because this is where the journey towards recovery begins.
Since the beginning of Season 2 of 'New Amsterdam', we have watched Max (Ryan Eggold) shove his sadness down and wallow in the misery of losing his wife on the day that his daughter Luna was born. We have also watched Max push away everyone who tried to be there for him during this difficult time, especially Helen (Freema Agyeman). However, she has always tried pushed past his defenses and made it clear to him that whenever he is ready to accept her help, she will be there for him.
In the upcoming Season 2 Episode 8 of the NBC series, Max will need Helen more than ever before, because he is going to have to relive the worst day of his life at the hospital when a pregnant woman comes in begging the doctors to save her baby. We see from the trailer that this takes Max right back to the day Georgia (Lisa O'Hare) died, and the complications during the pregnancy which Lauren (Janet Montgomery) got her out of, only for her to die from a brain injury caused by an accident later that day.
In the trailer for 'What the Heart Wants', we also see the rest of the doctors worry about Max and telling him to sit out this case, while they focus on it. However, knowing Max the way we do, we know that he is not going to be able to do that without feeling guilty. All in all, it is going to be a really difficult week for Max, and fans are feeling for him, with one fac asking if "we ever get an episode where we don't have to bawl our eyes out 😭😭 [sic]" and another saying that they wish "I can give Max a huge hug 🤗 This is sooooo sad and Georgia 😭 [sic]".
As difficult as this episode is going to be for Max, and is going to be for us to watch, it is an important one because this is where the journey towards recovery begins. We have seen Max deny for over three months that anything is affecting him, but he will finally be forced to confess to his friends what he is feeling. Hopefully, he will let them help him as well.
Season 2 Episode 8 of 'New Amsterdam', titled 'What the Heart Wants' will premiere on NBC Tuesday, November 12.