The first season of New Amsterdam was picked up for a 22-episode order and began airing on September 25, 2018. It aired during NBC's Tuesday slot at 10:00 pm and ran for a total of twenty-two episodes over five months. The season finale aired on May 14, 2019.

The first season received positive reviews from watchers and critics, leading to NBC renewing the series for a second season.

Synopsis Edit

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.[1]

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No. Title Directed by Written by Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "Pilot" Kate Dennis David Schulner September 25, 2018 8.39[2]
Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
2 "Rituals" Peter Horton David Schulner October 2, 2018 7.44[3]
Max navigates his diagnosis while Dr. Sharpe encourages him to make a plan. Meanwhile, Dr. Bloom encourages Reynolds to take a chance and Dr. Kapoor and Iggy work together to help a child.
3 "Every Last Minute" Jonas Pate Shaun Cassidy October 9, 2018 7.04[4]
Reynolds begins to build his department as Dr. Sharpe battles skepticism from a patient's parents. Meanwhile, Max helps Bloom find a solution for a pregnant patient in a tough spot, all the while continuing to avoid the reality of his diagnosis.
4 "Boundaries" Kate Dennis David Foster October 16, 2018 6.27[5]
When Max volunteers New Amsterdam to take over for a short-staffed hospital nearby, things get chaotic quickly. Iggy has a crisis of conscience after receiving the news that funding for a garden has been granted and an eager resident learns a secret about Dr. Bloom.
5 "Cavitation" Darnell Martin Erika Green Swafford October 23, 2018 6.37[6]
A journalist visits New Amsterdam to shadow Max and learn about the hospital. Bloom and Reynolds have a major disagreement after she makes a call against protocol and Kapoor deals with issues from his past.
6 "Anthropocene" Michael Slovis Aaron Ginsburg October 30, 2018 6.66[7]
The pressure is on as Max takes on his first annual fundraising gala at the hospital and emotions are high as some of the doctor's families join them for the event. Iggy struggles to break difficult news to his daughter and Bloom and Reynolds continue to deal with the fallout of their argument. Meanwhile, Kapoor and Dr. Sharpe work together to find out what is making a father and son duo so sick.
7 "The Domino Effect" Laura Belsey Y. Shireen Razack November 13, 2018 6.02[8]
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.
8 "Three Dots" Jamie Payne Cami Delavigne November 20, 2018 5.82[9]
A patient's treatment plan takes an unexpected turn when Max gets overly invested. Meanwhile, Reynolds celebrates his birthday with some help from the hospital and Kapoor grapples with a case that hits close to home.
9 "As Long As It Takes"[10] Andrew McCarthy Graham Norris November 27, 2018 6.26[11]
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.
10 "Six or Seven Minutes" Stephen Kay Laura Valdivia January 8, 2019 5.35[12]
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.
11 "A Seat at the Table" So Yong Kim Jidéh Breon Holder January 15, 2019 5.61
As Max begins his treatment, he realizes that it may slow him down faster than he originally thought. Meanwhile, Reynolds must deal with an incident from his past when a reporter comes to the hospital and Sharpe and Bloom continue a contentious conversation.
12 "Anima Sola" Michael Slovis Aaron Ginsburg January 22, 2019 5.76
Dr. Frome reports a veteran surgeon at New Amsterdam who he believes is no longer capable of performing surgery. He and Max end up having him stay on in a consulting role. Dr. Sharpe struggles with Dr. Bloom, who is still practicing even after admitting to abusing Adderall. They work on treating a group of vineyard workers that come in with similar symptoms. Dr. Sharpe has trouble putting faith in Dr. Bloom because of her admission and realizes that the relationship and work environment is no longer sustainable. She ends up reporting her to Max. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Reynolds work together to treat a mother who became blind after spending 9 months in the ICU after giving birth to her daughter. Max begins to feel nausea caused by his chemo and struggles to keep up with his day to day responsibilities. He has his first round of radiation and immediately feels soreness in his throat.
13 "The Blues" Nick Gomez David Foster February 12, 2019 5.69
Dr. Bloom is required to be evaluated by Dr. Frome and eventually opens up about her family and how she left behind her struggling mother and younger sister to go to school in Washington instead of staying behind in New York to care for them. She reveals that her sister is in rehab and that she feels responsible for what happened. Max tries to find employees at the hospital that are doing obsolete jobs, but does not want to fire them, but find them a new job at the hospital. Dr. Kapoor struggles to figure out what is going on between his son and the woman at the coffee stand he likes. He ends up making the situation worse and breaks down in tears.
14 "The Foresaken" Michael Slovis Y. Shireen Razack February 19, 2019 5.58
Dr. Bloom is on leave so Dr. Candelario takes charge of the ED and implements new rules including a 10 minute limit to consult and diagnose for efficiency. Dr. Reynolds learns what happened to Dr. Bloom and goes to visit her. Dr. Sharpe finds a drug addict mother and her baby outside the hospital. The mother ends up giving up the baby, who is in withdrawal. Dr. Sharpe becomes attached to the baby girl and even considers adopting her, believing it's a sign from the universe as she is desperate to have children, but would have difficulty conceiving. However the baby's father comes to claim his daughter explaining that he only found out about her and his ex after it was too late. Dr. Sharpe learns that Dr. Panthaki has two children from a previous relationship. Max works to save Dr. Fulton's job as Dean, but in the end is unsuccessful. Dr. Fulton tells Max that hiring him as Medical Director was the best thing he ever did and hopes that Max can save the hospital.
15 "Croaklahoma" Laura Belsey Cami Delavigne March 5, 2019 5.82
Max finds it difficult to listen to his fellow chemo patients cracking jokes about their cancer and realizes that the reality of his diagnosis and prognosis has hit him hard and finds little humor. This spills over in to the birthing class he attends with Georgia as well as criticizing Dr. Sharpe after one of the chemo patients gets an infection. The Pope is at New Amsterdam giving a presentation and the staff butt heads with his staff and security. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Frome are detained after their actions and comments are accidentally interpreted as death threats to the Pope. Dr. Reynolds and Max work to help a family that is struggling to pay for their son's anti rejection medication after receiving a heart transplant. Dr. Sharpe finds herself overly involved in one of her patients after his legal guardian attempts to protect him from his girlfriends who he believes do not have his best interest at heart.
16 "King of Swords" Darnell Martin Laura Valdivia March 12, 2019 5.98
A historic blizzard hits New York City, crippling the city. Max discovers that a nearby accident is making it impossible for ambulances to reach New Amsterdam and decides to send doctors to the patients instead. Working in teams of two, teams of doctors are dispatched. Dr. Reynolds tries to save a man that slipped and was impaled on a fence spike while rushing to deliver his husband's insulin. Dr. Frome gets stuck on the roof with a suicidal patient while trying to fix his weather antenna. Dr. Kapoor's patient ends up in critical condition and most likely will not make it through the night and he goes out in the blizzard to retrieve her husband. Max and Dr. Sharpe respond to an unresponsive woman, who claims to be psychic and says things to both Max and Dr. Sharpe, which cause them to evaulate their relationship with each other. As they return to the hospital and begin speaking to each other about what their patient told them, the hospital's power goes out. Meanwhile Dr. Bloom struggles at rehab, sidestepping requests to help a patient that has overdosed and is stealing medication.
17 "Sanctuary" Jamie Payne Shaun Cassidy & Erika Green Swafford April 9, 2019 4.61
During a power outage, Max and Dr. Sharpe attempt to calm patients. Their one maintenance worker activates a backup battery that will provide a floor of the hospital for a few hours and attempts to fix the backup generator, but is electrocuted. Dr. Reynolds with assistance from Dr. Candelario attempts open heart surgery without aid from machines while the power is out. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Hartman are stuck in an elevator and attempt to help Agnes treat a new mother. Dr. Frome suggests asking a Riker's inmate that used to work for DPW that was at the hospital to help fix the generator. The inmate is reluctant at first, but eventually succeeds in getting the generator back up. Dr. Sharpe confronts Max and admits that she cannot be his friend, doctor, and Deputy Medical Director, finding the combination of the duties too difficult to manage. She tells him that she will be passing his cancer treatment to another doctor.
18 "Five Miles West" Kristi Zea Graham Norris April 16, 2019 4.47
Max meets his new oncologist, Dr. Stauton, a no-nonsense woman that is not pleased at his inconsistent chemo and radiation schedule. She immediately schedules his next radiation treatment. Max learns that the hospital plans to sell medical debt off, and to help, he instead has the former patients work off their bill by providing services to the hospital. He reschedules his radiation session and receives a rude awakening from Dr. Stauton about the reality of his situation. Dr. Sharpe and Dr. Reynolds attempt to diagnose a patient with cystic fibrosis, but soon discover she had stopped taking one of her medications. Dr. Frome and Max work to try to reunite a father whose son was born unexpectedly at New Amsterdam after the surrogate mother requires an emergency c-section and enters a coma. Their surrogacy contract that was signed in New Jersey is not recognized in New York and the mother's parents initially refuse to hand the child over even though the child is not biologically their daughter's.
19 "Happy Place" Ellen S. Pressman Josh Carlebach & Jiréh Breon Holder April 23, 2019 5.18
Dr. Stauton wants Max to have a feeding tube inserted since he has lost weight because of the nausea resulting from his chemo and his throat being raw from radiation. He reluctantly agrees. An NYPD officer that was run over during a traffic stop arrives in the ED along with her partner and much of her colleagues. It is initially thought that the man that struck her was drunk behind the wheel, but Dr. Sharpe learns that he suffered a stroke and is ill. Dr. Reynolds performs the officer's surgery, but she doesn't make it. The officers decide to donate money their fallen comrade would've received to help pay for his treatment so he can recover. Dr. Kapoor and Dr. Frome work with a deaf patient that just received a cochlear implant. And Dr. Frome faces the fact that Jemma no longer needs him.
20 "Preventable" Thomas Carter Aaron Ginsburg April 30, 2019 5.24
Max wakes up miserable and realizes his hair has started to fall out, he goes in to work with a knit beanie to cover his head and starts having mood swings. Dr. Reynolds leads a morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference about the police officer that died in the previous episode. Max pushes the M&M conference too far and ends up insulting Dr. Reynolds in front of his colleagues and staff and a rift develops between the two. Dr. Sharpe sees Max's mood has changed and talks to Dr. Stauton and learns that Max's cancer is not responding to the chemo or radiation. Dr. Reynolds realizes that Max is having difficulty accepting that people can die for no reason and the two reconcile. He tells Max to fight for his life and Max agrees to do an experimental treatment that involves a double dosage of chemo. Dr. Kapoor deals with a patient leaving him poor reviews on a website and later works on the patient. Dr. Frome works with a patient whose mother has taken a new job in Missouri and is very reluctant to move back with her. The social worker assigned to the case believes that Dr. Frome's relationship with the boy and his other patients cross a line and files a formal complaint and investigation against him.
21 "This is Not the End" Michael Slovis David Foster May 7, 2019 5.19
Max has begun his new treatment and his tumor has begun to shrink, but he is gravely weakened by the double dose of chemo. After learning of patients delaying seeing a doctor because of lack of insurance Max creates a New Amsterdam family insurance plan and hands them out to everyone much to the dismay of Karen Brantley. Dr. Sharpe and Ms. Dobbs begins the review of Dr. Frome and it becomes clear that his relationships with his patients go beyond normal therapeutic relationships. However during this review his former patient admits to being sexual abused by an aunt and Dr. Frome admits that he is causing patients to only want to talk to him about such issues making him rethink the way he treats his patients. Dr. Sharpe is taken a back by Max's state and decides to find another means of treatment for him and send him home. Her re-commitment to Max puts a strain on her relationship with Dr. Panthaki. Dr. Bloom returns with the intent of resigning and looks for Max. She finally tracks him down to his apartment where she finds him covered in blood.
22 "Luna" David Schulner Peter Horton May 14, 2019 5.54
Georgia's placenta has ruptured and she is bleeding out. Dr. Bloom and Max work quickly to try to save her life as well as their unborn baby. Dr. Bloom is forced to perform a c-section before the ambulance arrives. Dr. Sharpe and the paramedics arrive in the nick of time to save Georgia's life. Dr. Frome and Dr. Kapoor are treating a man with severe PTSD from a pipe bomb explosion at a club. Dr. Frome struggles with not crossing any ethical barriers after accusations were brought against him with Dr. Kapoor providing him with support and counsel. Dr. Reynolds brings Evie home for dinner with the intent of proposing with the family ring, but his mother questions the match. Without the support of his family he proposes without a ring in the middle of the street. Nurse Acosta deals with a lawyer that has ingested a balloon of cocaine and is being uncooperative. He realizes too late that the high lawyer has escaped and commandeered an ambulance, which he crashes in to the ambulance that was bringing Max, Georgia, Luna, Dr. Sharpe, and Dr. Bloom to New Amsterdam. Max appears to have survived the crash simply dazed holding Luna. Georgia is given a quick okay by Dr. Kapoor. Dr. Bloom is shown to be seriously injured. Dr. Sharpe is not seen in the aftermath.




References Edit

  1. New Amsterdam - Medical Drama Starring Ryan Eggold Ordered to Series by NBC - SpoilerTV
  2. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Tuesday 25th September 2018" - SpoilerTV
  3. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Tuesday 2nd October 2018" - SpoilerTV
  4. "American Music Awards, 'This is Us,' everything else unchanged: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Number
  5. "'The Conners,' 'The Flash,' and more adjust up, 'Splitting Up Together' and 'Black-ish' adjust down: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
  6. "World Series and 'New Amsterdam' adjust up: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
  7. "'The Flash' adjusts up: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
  8. "'This is Us,' 'The Rookie,' everything else unchanged: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
  9. "'The Rookie,' 'The Voice,' and all others hold: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
  10. "Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 10th October 2018" - SpoilerTV
  11. "'This is Us' and 'The Gifted' adjust up: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
  12. "'Black-ish' and 'The Gifted' adjust up: Tuesday final ratings" - TV by the Numbers
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