A much-needed pep talk.
In this exclusive clip from the June 1 episode of New Amsterdam, Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) urges Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) to fight for his daughter Luna. Helen's advice comes after Max's in-laws revealed that they were seeking custody of the child.
"Thought I might find you up here," Helen comments to Max, who is looking at a sweet video of his daughter. "Max, do you want some advice?"
He responds, "Take it."
At this point, Helen instructs an exhausted Max to "fight for" Luna. However, it appears that Max is on the verge of giving up. "It just feels like all I do is fight," he says. "This morning I had a thousand vaccines and a lot of people ready to take them, and that wasn't enough for me."
As he continues, Max reveals that his drive to "aim higher" and "do better" resulted in nobody getting the vaccine. Frustrated with himself, he adds, "Because I had to fight."
Refusing to accept his pity party, Helen counters, "When have you ever not wanted all of us to aim higher? To fight? It's all a fight. Luna. Mina. Vaccines. This hospital. Us."
Seemingly moved by Helen's words, Max gives her a knowing look. Before the clip ends, Helen concludes, "If you don't have to fight for it, it's ‘cause it's not worth it."
Watch the honest moment for yourself in the exclusive clip above.
New Amsterdam airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
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