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Be advised: spoilers for the Season 2 premiere of New Amsterdam are discussed below.
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.
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:
We’re very excited to give Bloom some happiness in her life that she has been denied. She might not feel it’s happy or a good thing, but she’s going to get it nonetheless.
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.
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.