New Amsterdam Boss on Max's 'Huge Turning Point,' Helen's Job Future

TVLine | 11/19/2019 | Vlada Gelman
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Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday’s New Amsterdam. Proceed at your own risk!

New Amsterdam‘s fall finale was full of good news and very bad news. Let’s start with the happy times, shall we? After worrying for most of the episode that his cancer had returned, Max learned he’s actually in remission! The future, however, looks far less bright for Dr. Helen Sharpe, who found herself stripped of her titles by the hospital board.

Bloom - Pain - Meds - Evie - Fiancé

Meanwhile, Bloom wasn’t sure if she got high on pain meds or not, and Evie informed her fiancé Reynolds that she was offered a full-time job in San Francisco. On top of all that, some Rikers Island prisoners are planning to kill another inmate/patient in the hospital!

Below, showrunner David Schulner reveals what Max’s diagnosis means for his life and how he’ll react to Helen’s demotion. The EP also weighs in on Bloom’s hazy memory and previews the show’s upcoming lockdown.

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TVLINE | This episode was a real turning point for Max in that he’s now in remission, and he’s reluctantly said goodbye to Georgia. How is that going to shape his arc going forward?

It’s probably the biggest shift we’ve had for Max. I don’t think we’ve given him this much good news at once ever in the life of the show. So I do see it as a huge turning point for him… It opens up all sorts of new possibilities in his life — life inside the hospital and life outside the hospital. It’s really going to shake his world.

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TVLINE | Is he doing anything differently, knowing that he has this second chance and he has to live it?

Absolutely. He knows that the way he has been living has been untenable and not sustainable. And now, like you said, reluctantly — and soon, hopefully, enthusiastically — he’ll...
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