New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 17 Recap – Congratulations for being built of stronger stock if you weren’t emotionally drained and exhausted after New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 17. They seemed to throw everything they could think of at us nonstop for 40 minutes or more, with scarcely a chance to regain our breath.
The hour put us through the ringer, amplifying the drama to new heights and delivering on some of our most awaited moments, but at what cost, ‘Dam Fanatics? At what price?
Consider us your ally if you’re looking for a complete look at the episode and its conclusion.
New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 17 Recap
Following last week’s cliffhanger, it was revealed that Helen (along with Casey, Dr. Wilder, Dr. Castries, and Trevor) were all drugged by a bartender who was enraged by the toll COVID took on his business when it was only a nasty cold, according to him. He poisoned the group’s beverages because he resented medical practitioners for misrepresenting the consequences. But enough about Adam Rose’s dreadful bartender.
Max hurried Helen (Freema Agyeman) to the hospital after finding her unconscious on the floor, where they discovered she had several blood clots throughout her body. A hysterotomy was one of the surgeries she’d need, which caused Helen pause. While Max maintained that the treatment was necessary to save her life, Helen contended that it would fundamentally alter who she is as a person, not to mention prevent her from having children. (And, yeah, Max informed her that he is highly interested in having a child with her.)
Helen eventually chose a different, riskier course of treatment, which was successful in removing some blood clots. However, things quickly deteriorated, and Helen was rushed to the hospital for an emergency operation. She battled anguishfully to respond to Max as she awoke near the end of the episode.
Showrunner David Schulner tells SpikyTV, “She’s had a huge stroke.”
The documentary’s capacity to speak has been lost, and executive producer Peter Horton adds, “we don’t know if she’ll ever get it back.” “It could take a week, two years, or it could never happen.” And those are the story’s stakes. It’s a fantastic early trial for their loyalty and fidelity to one other because it’s a love that’s just burgeoning and ready to culminate.”
Helen’s medical emergency forces her and her new fiancé Max (more on that later) to confront a problem they’ve never had to face before. “When you’re in love with someone, everything is in front of you, and it’s all possibility, and you have this whole plan set out in your head,” Horton adds.
“And then, for whatever reason, someone, the partner, may be rendered unable to participate in that future.” What effect does this have on your system? What is love in those circumstances? When that happens, what does it mean to be dedicated and faithful? And it’s a question Max must answer to some extent.”
As a result, it appears that Helen and Max’s recent engagement has already faded. But, well, let’s look on the bright side for a little, shall we? After an unplanned proposal in which Max proposed to Helen while she was in an ICU hospital bed, “Sharpwin” is now formally betrothed. Although it wasn’t exactly how he had envisioned proposing, the sincerity was evident, as was Helen’s genuine joy when she answered yes.
“I mean, nothing ever goes according to plan.” Only I can speak for myself. “When I proposed to my wife, I had huge plans to propose on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, but every time I got close, I chickened out and couldn’t do it,” Schulner explains. “As a result, I was unable to sleep at night.” So one night at three a.m., I simply woke up my wife and told her, ‘I won’t be able to sleep unless you marry me.’ So I woke her up, proposed, and then was finally able to sleep again. So I wanted to offer Max and Sharpe a proposal tale that was similarly memorable but not as planned.”
Then the other shoe, of course, dropped. “For him to be right there at that time of, ‘I’m proposing to you, we got through this year OK,’ and then bam, she can’t speak!” exclaims Horton.
Was this episode all at once too much? What are your thoughts on the matter? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
— Alex (@AlexaYvr) April 26, 2022