NBC Press Release summarizes the episode as: “Max and Helen settle happily into their new life in London. Dr. Fuentes takes over as medical director with disastrous effects. Bloom helps a patient who thinks he’s cursed. Iggy develops a plan to get his psych patients gainfully employed.”
And I’m basically here to say that more than anything, London looks excellent on Max and Helen…physically, that is. Like the photo above clearly shows, they look great splattered in paint and on top of each other. (Because, really, NBC went out and not only cast two of the most attractive actors who exist but two actors with so much chemistry, they could be rolling around in the dirt, and I’d still hold up a “HOT” sign.) However, where they physically look good, it’s no surprise that adjusting to a new country could be challenging. But no matter the challenges, the reason Max and Helen are one of the best couples of the year (and why they’ll likely continue to be even next year) is because they exhibit the detail that when you have a partner by your side who’s completely in love with you, there’s nothing you can’t overcome.
In an unsurprising turn of events, somehow, even the dullest conversation is made better strictly as a result of the way these two look at each other. No one does puppy eyes the way Max Goodwin does puppy eyes, but that’s something we already knew. New Amsterdam “Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution” is the kind of solid mid-season premiere that’ll be worth the wait.