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NEW AMSTERDAM’s Tyler Labine Teases the Finale: ‘Expect the Unexpected and Buckle Up’

May 24, 2022 by  

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NEW AMSTERDAM — “I’ll Be Your Shelter” Episode 422 — Pictured: Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

At the end of the penultimate episode of NEW AMSTERDAM’s season, Iggy (Tyler Labine) had a revelation about his marriage to Martin (Mike Doyle): Martin was actually the problem in their union, not Iggy.

When Labine read that in the script, “my reaction was immediately to call Mike Doyle, [who plays Martin],” Labine recalls in the video below. “I was like, ‘What the fudge, man? These guys—Iggy’s being ridiculous.’ But Mike was like, ‘I think Martin’s being ridiculous, too.’ And I was like, ‘Interesting.'”

Labine acknowledges he can relate to Iggy’s botched “Eureka!” moment—thinking you’ve figured something out, but then expressing it in the wrong way. But after throwing that out there, Labine admits he was concerned for the couple—”I don’t know that we come back from that”—and Doyle had the same thought. But in the finale, “There is a back and forth that leads to a certain amount of clarity that we’ve never seen with these two before.”

Helping bring along that clarity is an unexpected natural disaster: A hurricane hits New York, out of nowhere.

“The hospital, historically speaking, has been woefully under-equipped for a lot of these big things,” Labine notes. “And this is no different. I think Iggy’s emotional state…is not great. But I think sometimes when we’re we’re in that place, you do things you wouldn’t normally do. And maybe sometimes it’s an attempt to sort of quiet the voices in your head about what’s happening with your relationship. Maybe sometimes it’s because you’re really uncovering a part of yourself that you have buried.”

“So when this disaster strikes, I’ll just say that Iggy steps up into a new place, a new position at the hospital, that he’s never been in before,” he continues. “And I think it’s a direct result of his mental stasis. His emotional and mental stasis, it’s in just the right position to make him do something that he would never normally do.”

But it’s not just the relationship drama and hurricane fans should be worried about. “The final scenes of the [episode] made me as a fan, and a member of the show, feel very upset,” he says with a laugh. “[Let’s] put it that way. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ Called David Schulner, our showrunner, and was like, ‘Come on, man.’ But in true David Schulner form, he was like, ‘That’s our job. We’re making challenging TV. This has always been the formula.'”

“So it’s not surprising, but then it also made me think a lot more about season 5, and is there a way to walk it back?” Labine continues. “I don’t think so. And I don’t think we want that. I don’t think we want to walk it back…I think there’s a lot of happiness and joy that was promised at the onset of season 4. But season 4 was the joy journey, and the joy journey is never joyful, right? So season 5, I think is going to be where we’re really meeting these people kind of broken all the way down. And we see that maybe they were looking in the wrong places for the joy. Maybe this is where they now really start to find their joy.”

In short? “Expect the unexpected and buckle up.”

NEW AMSTERDAM, Tuesdays, 10/9c, NBC


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