New Amsterdam Stars Talk Future of Freema Agyeman’s Sharpwin and Helen in Season 4

New Amsterdam brought a big change to Max and Helen in season 4 when they found their joy and followed her across the ocean to start a new life together in London. Sadly, Vijay’s death took them back to New York to see for themselves what the hospital is like under Veronica Fuentes’ control, and her motto is definitely not “How can I help?” With Max staying behind to try and oust him, there was the question of what role will freema agyeman have now that Helen is back in London, and what that means for Sharpwin. Fortunately, stars Tyler Labine and Ryan Eggold each weighed in.

I spoke separately with Tyler Labine and Ryan Eggold ahead of the Feb. 22 episode of New Amsterdam, which will be the last before the medical drama goes on hiatus until April, so it’s not an episode fans will want to miss. Tyler Labine, who plays Iggy Frome recently betrayed and demoted, had some encouraging words for fans about Freema Agyeman’s future. When asked if Helen would still have a role to play across the ocean, he shared:

Yes, I can say don’t worry. They will never do a show where Freema is not there. I can’t say too much about it, but I can just try to reassure you and say, don’t worry. The Dam Fam will be fully intact.

The Dam Fam can officially celebrate the confirmation that New Amsterdam found ways to keep Freema Agyeman and Helen Sharpe in the mix even though the character is currently solo in London. Season 4 gave her a new career path as she rebuilds her life across the pond after years in the States, and it was her who encouraged Max to stay in New York for help their friends in New Amsterdam. So no need to worry about her going missing or forgotten while the main action returns to New York.

But what about Sharpwin? While they clearly love each other and Max was ready to go all-in build a life with her and Luna in London, there’s a lot of physical distance between them now, and it’s unclear how long Max will be needed in New York. That doesn’t even take into account the time difference! Luckily, Ryan Eggold, who of course plays Max, had some good news for fans who might have been worried about what the physical separation would mean for Sharpwin:

Freema is not going anywhere. If Helen goes somewhere, Max will follow. He loves her too much. Their relationship will face a new challenge with this distance. When they spoke at the end of [Episode] 14, she kind of gives him the green light and empowers him to say, you know, you’re not going to lose me. You should stay here and fight for this hospital. And it does exactly that. So being in New York and being in London and being separated by an ocean, I think practically living with that will be a new challenge for them. And we see that in this episode as they play on the phone and try to connect and miss each other and I think it’s going to be a struggle, but I think these two characters love each other so much. I’m sure they’ll make it.

Separation is not going to be a killer for the Sharpwin relationship after they made the decision to move together, even if some obstacles are in the way. Considering all the challenges Max is likely facing in New York now as he tries to oust Fuentes with no more power in the hospital, it’s good to know that the show’s main relationship isn’t going to get any better. collapse because of Fuentes. She’s already caused enough trouble for the characters, I’d say! Plus, a reunion with Helen could be a light at the end of Fuentes’ tunnel for Max, depending on how difficult things get.

See what happens in the next episode of New Amsterdam now that Max is back in New York trying to help on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, and don’t forget to check with CinemaBlend for more on the stars. Ryan Eggold directed the episode, so it will also be a special behind-the-scenes episode. The medical drama will then go on hiatus until April 19, with NBC’s upcoming miniseries The thing about Pam temporarily taking the time slot in the 2022 TV Scheduleso be sure to catch New Amsterdamthe last episode before the break!

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