'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 12: Max and Helen's love triangle gets slammed, fans call it 'unoriginal'

We all know the two are perfect for each other and fans want them to be the endgame, but at this point it doesn't look like that will happen


                            'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 12: Max and Helen's love triangle gets slammed, fans call it 'unoriginal'
Dr Max Goodwin, Dr Helen Sharpe (NBC)

Sharpwin fans are not happy with the latest episode of 'New Amsterdam' and the direction it is taking with Dr Helen Sharpe and Dr Max Goodwin's romantic arc. We all know the two are perfect for each other and fans want them to be the endgame but at this point in the season, it doesn't look like that will happen. 

As of now, Helen is focusing on rebuilding her career after being stripped off her position as head of oncology. Max, meanwhile, is struggling to take care of Luna as a single dad. Added to the mix is the hospital's all-encompassing needs. Plus, the show has brought in Alice, a single mom that Max meets at the hospital and is supposed to go on a playdate with.

In the latest episode, Max actually decides not to go but Helen eggs him on. As the two catch up after a long day, Max tells Helen, "I accidentally accepted a date with a woman. I have no idea what I'm doing." Helen says that it doesn't necessarily have to be a plunge, but it was important for Max to move forward. "Doesn't Luna deserve to have a new friend? And don't you?" she says, being a supportive friend who seems genuinely happy for him.

Fans, however, thought it was an "unoriginal" plotline and that they expected better from the show. 

"Nice try, #NewAmsterdam writers! Setting up a triangle when we know #Sharpwin is endgame," tweeted a fan. Another said, "Agree, that is what happens when they force in 3rd wheels were none is needed. Complete utter nonsense (sic)."

Usually, dramas set up a third character in a plotline to spice things up a bit and usually, the characters find their way back to each other in a big flourish, usually towards the end of the season. "Like we didn't see this cliche foolishness a mile away. Well this is no new original arc & not even needed but whatever," tweeted a fan. A second one said, "Almost an insult to have them forcing this lol #NewAmsterdam."

Another fan pointed out that instead of the Alice arc, they should focus on Max's parenting woes, to show just how difficult being a single dad is.

"#Fans Not here for this! #Luna should be in a daycare for dads or parents to create more storylines of struggling newly single fathers. @NAWritersroom. You know how many #storylines y'all can write for #Max other than Alice with baby play date!"

Another said, "Not watching #NewAmsterdam. Until they get rid of that #Alice chick! These tv shows play too much, have you invested in #Sharpwin #Max and #Helen just to give Max another love interest and waste our time! I'm taking back my time now right now!" 

So where will Alice and Max's new relationship go? Will Helen be with Max anytime soon?

Watch 'New Amsterdam' on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on NBC.

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