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'New Amsterdam' Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Of Knicks, Lauren and Max Goodwin's struggles

For now, the London storyline has scattered the characters who are dealing with quite a lot themselves
UPDATED JAN 12, 2022
Lauren Bloom in a s still from 'New Amsterdam' (NBC)
Lauren Bloom in a s still from 'New Amsterdam' (NBC)

Spoilers for 'New Amsterdam' Season 4 Episode 12 'The Crossover'

'New Amsterdam' Season 4 continues to impress. The second half of the season is all about the key characters coming to terms with the major changes in their lives and that theme continues in Episode 12 'The Crossover'. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) and Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) acclimatize to life in London. For the former, his struggles to practice medicine in a new country continue, but in typical Max fashion, he manages to brighten people's lives.

The same though couldn't be said for Lauren Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Floyd Reynolds (Jocko Sims) as they grapple with issues in their relationship. Leyla Shinwari has moved out of Lauren's place and the doctor has no idea where her girlfriend might be, while the love triangle with a pregnant Lyn is getting tougher by the day for Floyd. Both of them have a jolt in the form of a die-hard New York Knicks fan (who also happens to be a Mets fan by the way) who lets his following of the side get the better of his health.


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Every game they lose, it's a dagger of stress in the man's heart and Lauren operates on him wearing a Nico jersey. She and Floyd manage to keep the Knicks from killing him literally, but the man's just got the heart of an eight-year-old. And that teaches Lauren a lesson or two about valuing things in life, even at the cost of life itself. While it may be a cheesy lesson, it's important when it comes to relationships. 'New Amsterdam' will surely score Brownie points for that storyline.

Then there's Wilder who employs unconventional techniques by working with Genevieve Angelson's Dr Mia Castries on a patient who wants to cut off her cancer treatment and let it run its course. It is still unclear how her methods will help put a stop to Dr Veronica Fuentes (Michelle Forbes), but she does seem to be the one with a plan. For now, the London storyline has scattered the characters and perhaps the death of a fan-favorite character is what's needed to connect Max to New Amsterdam again.

Our theory: Dr Vijay is the one to pass, and perhaps his final request was to see Max be the man to change lives at New Amsterdam. This potentially makes his return to the US a lot easier while Helen can get her shop set up in London. For now, there are changes ringing in at 'New Amsterdam' and while there's a lot of humor, there's also a lot of heart. Only time will tell how it all ends for Max.

'New Amsterdam' airs Tuesdays 9 pm ET on NBC.