Plus, as David puts it, Wilder is offering “something new”, and seeing Max make a positive change to his personal life could be the perfect way to cap off the medical tearjerker.
However, the showrunner also warned Max’s decision will change how Elizabeth feels about him.
If he admits he still has feelings for Helen but wants to begin a new relationship anyway, will Elizabeth be happy waiting for Max to grapple with his emotions before things can get serious?
As the clock slowly ticks down on the fifth and final season of New Amsterdam, millions of viewers will be praying Max makes the right call before it’s too late to turn back.
New Amsterdam season 5 continues Tuesday on NBC in the USA. A UK release date is yet to be announced.