New Amsterdam

10 Best Episodes of New Amsterdam

The new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America's oldest public hospital. Max Goodwin sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care, but the doctors and staff are not so sure he can succeed. They've heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin's instinctive response to problems large and small is four simple words: "How can I help?" He has to disrupt the status quo and prove he'll stop at nothing to breathe new life into this underfunded and underappreciated hospital, returning it to the glory that put it on the map.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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New Amsterdam - S1E13

#15 - The Blues (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Max continues to work to solve underlying problems within the hospital despite his continuing struggles with treatment. Meanwhile, Reynolds makes the choice to do a costly surgery to determine an elusive diagnosis and Bloom must face her personal demons head-on.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 992 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E9

#14 - As Long As It Takes (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Max convinces Dr. Sharpe to take a risk on his course of treatment and Bloom grapples with a difficult conversation. Meanwhile, Dr. Kapoor considers helping his son in a big way after some advice from a friend.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1085 votes.

New Amsterdam - S2E15

#13 - Double Blind (Season 2 - Episode 15)

When tasked with turning the opioid epidemic around, Max shuts down the ED and proposes a massive change. Meanwhile, Sharpe goes great lengths to prove a point.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 753 votes.

New Amsterdam - S2E10

#12 - Code Silver (Season 2 - Episode 10)


With the hospital on lockdown after the Rikers patients escape, Sharpe and Max find themselves in a situation that could cost them their lives; Bloom must put aside her pain to help a patient; Iggy is forced to face his marriage's issues.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 827 votes.

New Amsterdam - S2E7

#11 - Good Soldiers (Season 2 - Episode 7)

When Kapoor introduces a patient to Iggy's PTSD group, a creative treatment plan causes turmoil. Sharpe discovers a long-kept secret regarding a patient.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 859 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E6

#10 - Anthropocene (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Max faces the pressure of his first fundraising gala at the hospital; Frome struggles to break difficult news to his daughter; Bloom and Reynolds deal with the fallout of their argument; Kapoor and Sharpe work to help a sick father and son.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 1139 votes.

New Amsterdam - S5E13

#9 - How Can I Help? (Season 5 - Episode 13)

In the series finale, everyone's story reaches a surprising yet inevitable conclusion.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 240 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E21

#8 - This is Not the End (Season 1 - Episode 21)


Max goes head-to-head with hospital administration when he comes up with a new plan for patients without insurance. Iggy struggles with an accusation brought against him. Sharpe navigates her role as deputy medical director.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 965 votes.

New Amsterdam - S2E2

#7 - The Big Picture (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Max invokes a hospital-wide census in effort to get to know the staff of New Amsterdam on a deeper level. Reynolds takes a leap of faith that lands him in hot water, and Dr. Castro extends her treatment plan to more patients in the hospital.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 921 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E10

#6 - Six or Seven Minutes (Season 1 - Episode 10)


As Max fights for his life, New Amsterdam is in full swing with a pertinent heart surgery that is not covered by insurance and a potential nurses walk out. As the team feels Max's absence and the doctors find out that they may have to treat one of their own, Sharpe must finally come clean about Max's condition.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1056 votes.

New Amsterdam - S2E11

#5 - Hiding Behind My Smile (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Max and Luna make friends in an unexpected place as Max struggles with the realities of being a single father. Meanwhile, Kapoor takes a big step in order to help his family.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 826 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E7

#4 - Domino Effect (Season 1 - Episode 7)


With a big domino transplant procedure on the line, Max must decide if he can be present in the hospital while also dealing with his illness. Meanwhile, a bond with a patient makes Bloom consider her personal life and Iggy makes progress on a long-standing case.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1100 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E1

#3 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Dr. Max Goodwin shakes up the status quo on his first day as medical director of New Amsterdam, the oldest public hospital in the United States, while simultaneously dealing with his own personal and health issues.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 1525 votes.

New Amsterdam - S2E1

#2 - Your Turn (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Max works to find a new normal three months after the accident and the birth of his daughter. Kapoor grapples with the stigma of aging. Iggy has a successful day that inspires a life-changing idea. Reynolds deals with an unreliable new intern.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 1019 votes.

New Amsterdam - S1E22

#1 - Luna (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Sharpe works on a creative way to help Max and Kapoor gets surprising news. Meanwhile, Reynolds takes a big step in his relationship with Evie as one of the doctors makes a life altering decision.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 993 votes.

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