'New Amsterdam' Season 4 Episode 11 Review: New year but uneasy beginnings for Max
Spoilers for 'New Amsterdam' Season 4 Episode 11 'Talkin' Bout a Revolution'
'New Amsterdam' Season 4 returns from a lengthy hiatus and the timelines have seemingly changed. It's been six weeks since Max (Ryan Eggold) and Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) left the United States and settled in London, but the transition hasn't been smooth. Sure, they're painting the house and setting up things, but the America in them hasn't worn off, and that might be the start of issues for the couple. The episode, though, does offer some comedy to mask the situation, but safe to say, their return to New Amsterdam is inevitable.
'Talkin Bout a Revolution' also sheds light on the other key characters. Tyler Labine's Dr Frome has a dilemma where he has to make sure one of his patients get a work permit, Floyd and Claude deal with the confusion of how to take care of Lyn's baby, while Lauren Bloom and Leyla are still fighting. The latter has been AWOL much to Lauren's dismay. Michelle Forbes' Veronica Fuentes returns and there's a new face in Genevieve Angelson's Dr Mia Castries, an Energy medicine doctor who causes Lauren quite the grief.
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Despite using humor to lighten the situation, 'New Amsterdam' makes sure that the focus is always on Max and Helen, and that their hospital needs them. Helen's new start at the hospital isn't exactly off to the brightest of starts and Max as a makeshift receptionist isn't a hit with the blokes in the UK either. She does fire him in the end for being a shoddy receptionist, but the compromise and the sadness can only last so long. The triangle between Claude, Floyd, and Lyn continues to take up one part of the storyline and their relationship will hit rough waters pretty soon.
The episode sets up Max's return, but it also hints at major compromise, and whether it means calling off his relationship with Helen remains to be seen. Angelson as Mia holds her own as a doctor who believes in aligning the body's energy and strongly believes it is better than science-backed medicine. It's still unclear whether she has a recurring role or if it's a one-off appearance, but she does play a major role in the chapter. 'New Amsterdam' continues to have a good run and 'Talkin Bout a Revolution' makes for a good start after the break. It sets the tone for what to expect and says the closure is a long way off.
'New Amsterdam' Season 4 airs Tuesday nights at 10 pm ET on NBC.