Be advised: spoilers for the Season 2 premiere of New Amsterdam are discussed below.
New Amsterdam has a new romance in store for one of its doctors who was involved in the life-and-death storyline that ended last season. The resolution came in the tragic Season 2 premiere that revealed who died following last season’s cliffhanger ending.
Dr. Helen Sharpe, Dr. Lauren Bloom, and Max’s wife, Georgia, were all potential victims in the aftermath of last season’s ambulance crash. In the Season 2 premiere, New Amsterdam revealed that it was Max’s wife, Georgia, who had succumbed to her injuries. Helen and Lauren both survived. In the wake of the accident, both will be doing their best to move forward.
It will be Lauren who embarks on a new romance. Fans will recall that when New Amsterdam began, Lauren had been in a relationship with Dr. Floyd Reynolds. He ended things in the series premiere and has since moved on, becoming engaged to his fiancée, Evie.
Lauren’s upcoming romance will come via a newly introduced doctor set to arrive on New Amsterdam, per TVLine. JJ Feild will play Dr. Zach Ligon on the medical drama. For some background, Feild starred as David in the Idris Elba-led Netflix series, Turn Up Charlie. There is more info!
Based on promotional pictures from the upcoming New Amsterdam episode, I can surmise that JJ Field’s Zach may be treating or overseeing Lauren’s physical therapy. Will that be how they meet and begin a romance? Stay tuned. As seen in the Season 2 premiere, Lauren is still dealing with a lot of pain from the accident.
Last season, she had a rough go of it after becoming addicted to Adderall. In Season 2, Lauren is trying to manage her way through her pain “cold turkey,” according to what New Amsterdam’s showrunner, David Schulner, said to TVLine. As for Lauren’s new romance, Schulner said:
It sounds like Lauren may be a bit resistant to this new romance. Will it last? Fans will have to wait and see. She will undoubtedly have a lot of stories to share with him. She performed an emergency c-section on Max’s wife in their bedroom during last season’s finale. Then, she survived an ambulance crash.
New Amsterdam started off Season 2 with Lauren back at work as the head of the Emergency Department. She is going to be busy as this relationship gets underway. Along with Lauren’s romance, fans have Max and Helen’s relationship to continue to enjoy. For now, New Amsterdam’s showrunner has confirmed their bond will remain platonic.
As for Helen, a “shocking reveal” is in store for the fan-favorite. There will also be an update on her romance with future Flash star, Sendhil Ramamurthy’s Dr. Akash Panthaki. Are they still dating? Will Lauren’s new relationship go the distance? Tune in to New Amsterdam and find out.
New episodes of New Amsterdam air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. The medical drama's Season 2 return is one of many fall premieres.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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