In the season 5 premiere of the series New Amsterdam we got to know the content of the letter that Max got from Helen. From it, it’s not entirely clear what the woman’s motivations are, but executive producer Peter Horton and showrunner David Schulner shed some light on the matter.
New Amsterdam – what’s next for Max?
According to Horton, his recovery will be a slow process. The showrunner points out that at first Max will remember all the good times he had with Helen, but over time he’ll realize how many warnings there were that something was wrong.
– Being able to finally answer these various questions allows him not only to not think about it obsessively, but to live on. But it’s not something that’s going to run through the entire season like “why did she leave me?”.
Ryan Eggold himself adds that issues of Helen’s motivation will be addressed as the season progresses. According to him, Max looks at their relationship through rose-colored glasses for a long time, focusing only on the good things.
The actress playing Helen did not return in season 5, but interestingly, the showrunner revealed that they were not sure if they would have her in season 4. She considered leaving after Season 3.
New Amsterdam – each new episode every week on Wednesday at 22:00 on FOX.