'New Amsterdam' Season 3 Episode 11: Is Dr Lauren distracted due to Leyla? Fans blame Dr Helen's outburst on Max

Dr Helen is rather frustrated with Dr Lauren, who has her head in the clouds, but fans feel Helen is taking out her own 'Max' drama on Lauren

                            'New Amsterdam' Season 3 Episode 11: Is Dr Lauren distracted due to Leyla? Fans blame Dr Helen's outburst on Max
Shiva Kalaiselvan and Janet Montgomery star in 'New Amsterdam' (NBC)

The chemistry between Dr Lauren Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Leyla (Shiva Kalaiselvan) finally culminated in a kiss in the latest episode of 'New Amsterdam'. However, for Dr Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) and Dr Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), it was a case of a missed kiss much to the disappointment of Dr Max and fans alike. But that isn't the only reason why Dr Helen seems so on edge in the trailer of the upcoming episode of 'New Amsterdam'. 

We see that Dr Helen is rather frustrated with Dr Lauren, who has her head in the clouds, thanks to the honeymoon phase of her relationship with Leyla. Dr Helen reprimands Dr Lauren rather sternly, telling her she's gone 'soft' and that her ED is a mess. She even goes so far to say that Dr Lauren is putting patients at risk, with her newfound careless attitude. 


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Fans are wondering now that Lauren is finally happy, will she be forced to make a tough decision between work and love? Fans don't see why she can't have both. One fan on YouTube said, "Bloom going soft bc of Leyla and it's putting the ED's patients at risk? I smell some Leyren drama coming already... Lauren really about to ruin her own happiness for the sake of her patients Pls baby you can have both!"

Fans also said it was far too simplistic to believe that a character like Lauren would suddenly become so giddy in love. One fan on YouTube said, "The Lauren/Leyla storyline has been done so well so far- the relationship developed really organically and didn't feel forced at all. please writers don't ruin it now with some dramatic nonsense just for drama's sake. I don't buy that Lauren would allow her happiness/new relationship to get in the way of doing her job - seems very out of character. she's been portrayed as very competent doctor and as caring a lot about her patients, so if she's harming them then it better damn well be for a better reason than bc she's happy in a new relationship- like this isn't highschool...the idea that it would take so little to lead lauren to harm patients just doesn't sit right with me. if it really is that simple, i'll be disappointed with the show."

Fans were surprised at Helen's behavior, though they felt it had more to do with Helen's own issues than anything to do with Lauren. A fan said on YouTube, "I think the promo is intentionally misleading. my theory: helen is stressed about her own stuff (mina, maybe max drama) and unfairly taking it out on everyone."

Surprisingly, fans are not at all disappointed that the Lauren Floyd (Jocko Sims) relationship no longer seems to be on the cards. A fan on YouTube said, "I knew she had more chemistry with the foreign doctor lady (whose name is escaping me at the moment) that she ever did with Reynolds! I said it to my husband the first episode the other lady showed up. lol". So will Lauren finally be able to have a successful normal relationship, or will juggling work and a new romance be too much for her as a recovering addict?

To find out how and if Lauren and Leyla's relationship progresses, you can catch new episodes of 'New Amsterdam' on Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC. 

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