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Now that is how you leave voicemail! If you’re a Sharpwin fan, then you’re probably still hanging out New AmsterdamSeason 3 finalwho found that Max and Helen were finally moving from friends to potential lovers.
At the start of the class, which began a month after the penultimate episode, Helen was in England with her niece, so Max left her a voicemail full of longing: “I miss you. I can̵
This confession even surprised star Ryan Eggold. “I was just happy to hear it. There have been so many unspoken between them for so long, “the actor told TVLine in the above video interview. I was like, “Yes, man!” Say it!’ I’m just excited to see them cross this territory to play in a safe place and be kind, sweet and professional. “
According to showrunner David Schulner, Helen has been in England for three weeks, during which time Schulner believes the couple spoke on the phone (“Maybe these will be our websites”). But even when Helen later returned to New Amsterdam after recovering from her mother’s health and literally collided with Max, the two still did not act according to their feelings. Disappointment was clear on Helen’s face as Max recounted how he had lost his wedding ring earlier that day.
“The episode number – and it’s just the trick of being here at the end of three years – is that we’ve broken down all the barriers between Max and Sharpe,” Schulner said. “What we tried to do for the final was to give them one big obstacle. For Sharpe, this was created at the beginning of season 1, when she didn’t want to talk about her family, but about Max, [it’s] his wedding ring, which [he’s been wearing] for two years now. We hoped to give them one last hurdle to overcome and used the biggest pieces of the chessboard for each of them. “
Taking Max’s relief that he had found his wedding ring, Helen noted that perhaps too much had already been said between them and turned to leave. But Max asked if he could just walk to her without a word, and Helen nodded. They walked the streets of New York in silence until they reached Helen’s front door, after which Max hesitated and said goodbye.
“I think he just took this wonderful, romantic walk with this man he’s crazy about and has a relationship with,” Eggold said. Still, Max “moved away, I think, out of fear.”
Just as it seemed that once again Max and Helen’s time was off, Max stopped on the sidewalk and pulled out his ring before returning to Helen’s place and kissing her. “I think he’s standing there and realizing … his wife, who loved him so much, would like him to be happy, and there’s no point in staying in that relationship, which he doesn’t have,” Eggold said. “I think he wanted to kiss her for a long time and he wanted to knock on her door, in more ways than one, for a long time.”
His star Freema Agyeman points out that Helen “obviously does not see that he has removed the ring. So she just gets that bang on the door and he looks kind of on fire. I think she’s ready for a while, but I think she’s admitted or acknowledged that he it must be in a place where it is ready. “
“I think with these two it started to fall apart and I think they had to do something before their heads popped out,” the actress added with a laugh.
Looking ahead to Season 4, Schulner promises to give fans “everything you want from Max and Sharpe, and much more.” It’s upstairs. And there’s no going back. “
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