The Sharpwin Report in New Amsterdam “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution”

New Amsterdam “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” Spoilers Ahead

NEW AMSTERDAM -- "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" Episode 411 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin, Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe --
(Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

Welcome to the first installment of the Sharpwin Report, a fancy way of saying I only watch this show for these two, and the feelings they give me demand to be written about. For those who are new, I’m a hypochondriac and cannot stomach watching New Amsterdam in its entirety—sometimes, I do, but even when I don’t, I always watch the Sharpwin scenes no matter the case.

And in New Amsterdam “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution,” they’re too much not to dissect. We could write thousands of words on the montage alone, and that, if nothing else, it’s proof of the detail that they’re always at their incandescently happiest together. As noted in our advance review, they could roll around in the dirt, and I’d still hold up a “hot” sign. 

The montage also tells us that when the two of them start something, it’s bound to be joyous through and through, even when mishaps or darkness are lingering in the corner. It’s a sign of the fact that together, there’s nothing they can’t conquer (especially when Max literally gives her heart eyes even as she fires him). Who does that? Seriously, who? 


A home is just four walls until laughter, adoration, and a little girl running into your arms make it a home. (A scene that will now live rent-free in my mind forever.) And the episode essentially cements this idea that wherever they are, as long as they’re connected, Max and Helen will always be home. No matter what challenges lie ahead, because they’re in it together, the fact remains that they’ll go unscathed. 

Sometimes, you have to drop everything for the other person, and that’s exactly what Max does. To then spend mere moments after he gets fired to tell her that he’s in awe of her equates to the fact that their relationship is ceaselessly about seeing the light in everything. Right now, it’s Helen’s turn to try everything she can to make this career change work for her. What comes next is a question we should be asking ourselves, but more than anything, this moment between the two of them tells me that whatever the following step is, it’s going to lead to them paddling together.

There’s nothing easier to appreciate than when a man lowers himself to his knees to affirm that there’s no way he could regret any decision he makes if it’s for the woman he loves. And Max getting off of his chair to kneel in front of Helen should shatter us all because it’s assurance that he isn’t afraid of being vulnerable when it comes to Helen’s feelings. She is his home. She is his safe place. Even while the rest of the world feels like it’s falling apart, they can hold each other through all sorts of changes. And that moment of vulnerability is a wholesome display of the magnitude of adoration that resides beyond that man’s inexhaustible array of heart eyes.

What are your thoughts on the Sharpwin scenes in this week’s episode? Tell us in the comments below, and be sure to check out Fangirlish‘s full episode review of New Amsterdam “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by clicking here.


One comment

  1. Well written. You have a new fan, I’ll share this on my YouTube channel (Nana’s Space) where I review this beautiful show. Am always here for sharpwin!❤️

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