'New Amsterdam' Season 2: Max definitely survived the crash, but do we have to say goodbye to Dr. Sharpe, Bloom or Georgia?
We know for a fact that Max is alive in season two, and despite his injuries, he will continue to work himself to – quite literally – death for a while
Season one of 'New Amsterdam' took us through an inexplicable range of emotions and cut us off with a tragic finale that continues to worry us. After the joys of holding his newborn daughter for the first time, Max (Ryan Eggold) and others with him met with a very severe accident.
From NBC's promos for the upcoming season, we know for a fact that this accident is fatal, with at least one confirmed casualty. We know for a fact that Max is alive in season two, and despite his injuries, he will continue to work himself to – quite literally – death for a while.
The fate of Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman), Lauren Bloom (Janey Montgomery), and Max's wife Georgia (Lisa O'Hare), however, hangs in the balance.
Both Sharpe and Bloom will live to see at least one more day, based on the promos, but there are chances they may die during treatment or due to a complication after they are assumed to be out of the woods.
At this point in the storyline, Sharpe is — among the three — the most important link in 'New Amsterdam', not only for her role as Deputy Medical Director but also as the character whose personal life we have explored the most.
We know that she is trying to get pregnant, that she was almost married to a man she lost, that she is in love with Dr. Akash Panthaki (Sendhil Ramamurthy), and that she has complicated emotions for Max which she doesn’t want to explore at the moment.
There is too much at stake for this character to lose, and since it is not 'Game of Thrones', it is safe to assume she will stay put on the show for now.
Her best friend at the hospital, who she lost touch with and just reconnected with ahead of the accident, Lauren, is the next potential death we might have to mourn in season two.
Especially with her love interest Dr. Floyd Reynolds (Jocko Sims) engaged to another woman, and her wanting to quit working at the hospital, her story on the show was heading towards a dead-end anyway.
That being said, taking Georgia out would be the easiest option, from the point of view of the writers. Her absence poses no threat to the balance of the hospital, and with her out of the picture, the writers can explore the dynamics between Sharpe and Max without posing an ethical dilemma.
However, the most important clue that she may be the death to mourn is seen in a promo where we find Max, three months after the accident, walking into New Amsterdam with Luna in a baby carrier.
Not to mention, there was quite a bit of foreshadowing with Georgia requesting Max to raise Luna a certain way if she is not around. 'New Amsterdam' has set the precedent for wholesome entertainment, and with Georgia having gotten to meet her daughter before passing, that criteria is met as well.
However, we will not know this for sure until season two episode one of 'New Amsterdam' premieres on Tuesday, September 24, on NBC.