The second season of New Amsterdam was renewed on February 4, 2019. The season began airing on September 24, 2019. It airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 PM on NBC. It consists of 18 episodes. The season concluded on April 14, 2020.

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Title Directed by Written by Airdate U.S. Viewers (millions)
23 1 "Your Turn" Michael Slovis David Schulner September 24, 2019 5.91
Three months after the accident, Max and Georgia are seemingly at home with Luna. Max goes to the hospital with Luna. Through flashbacks, the full aftermath of the accident is slowly shown. One of the victims was the ambulance driver who was a friend of Nurse Casey, who died on impact. Dr. Sharpe survived after being thrown from the vehicle, and has returned to fundraising. She reluctantly rehires her former colleague, Dr. Castro, who has been treating Max who is responding well to the new treatment. Dr. Bloom also survives and returns to work as the head of the ED, but is shown to be in extreme pain. Dr. Kapoor tries to overcome the stigma of being a senior doctor and successfully diagnoses a patient. Dr. Frome struggles with home and work life balance and tells his husband that he wants to adopt another child. Dr. Reynolds attempts to keep in touch with his fiancée and mentor an intern. Max throws himself back in to work and helps a patient struggling to afford insulin. At the end, it is shown that although Georgia survived the initial crash, there was a bleed in her brain and she fell unconscious and later died on the operating table (Max had been imagining being in bed with Georgia).
24 2 "The Big Picture" Don Scardino Jiréh Breon Holder October 1, 2019 5.29
Max continues to plow ahead forward and decides to hold a hospital wide census to get to know the staff and learn to how to help them. He discovers that a majority of the staff are lacking time for themselves and their families and helps them to pool funds together to charter a bus that will cut down on commute time for the staff. Dr. Kapoor is worried that Max is not grieving properly after losing Georgia, but realizes that he is in his own way. Dr. Sharpe hesitantly works with Dr. Castro to identify patients that can receive the targeted therapy and reconnects with her Euchre patients after none of them are found to be eligible. Dr. Bloom struggles to deal with her pain without pain medication and ends up sleeping with her PT doctor. Dr. Reynolds works with one of his interns who makes a critical error while distracted in the ER. Dr. Frome attempts to start a class for Rikers inmates to improve their quality of life.
25 3 "Replacement" Jamie Payne Aaron Ginsburg October 8, 2019 5.27
Max interviews candidates to replace Dora, who left for a new jobs. He ends up hiring a veteran, Todd, who desperately needs a job, over other qualified candidates. Dr. Reynolds finds himself performing a repeat surgery on a patient who injured herself. Max attempts to start a visiting nurse service, but is shot down by the board. He then attempts to nominate a new board member who would side with him. He ends up sucessfully nominating his new assistant to the board. Dr. Frome and Dr. Kapoor deal with an outbreak, which seems to be caused by mass hysteria, but the original patient does not get better it is revealed she had a tumor in her brain.
26 4 "The Denominator" Michael Slovis David Foster October 15, 2019 4.95
Max attempts to help the neighborhood after an African American man collapses from undiagnosed hypertension. He is met with resistance from the African American community when he tries to set up shop in a local barber shop to take blood pressure readings from the customers. He instead chooses to teach the barber how to take blood pressures and when to prescribe medication under his remote supervision. Dr. Bloom still struggles with her pain management while still having sex with her physical therapist. Dr. Sharpe helps one of Dr. Castro's cancer patients take control of her life again. Dr. Frome and Dr. Kapoor take on the city after it ended up poisoning an entire neighborhood with lead paint. Dr. Kapoor is thrilled with the prospect of becoming a grandfather, but Ella reveals to him that she might not keep the baby.
27 5 "The Karman Line" Nick Gomez Laura Valdivia October 22, 2019 5.13
Dr. Sharpe works with a patient who was diagnosed with cancer, but would like to have a baby. Her insurance however stopped covering surrogacy three weeks ago. Max attempts to appeal to the insurance company, but finds trouble finding the right person to talk to about the case. He finally connects with an appeals agent that helps him get the patient's surrogacy covered. Dr. Reynolds treats a patient that is about to be launched to the international space station and is desperate not to get grounded. Dr. Frome encounters a girl with psychopathic tendencies and tries to prevent her from being sent to corrections. Dr. Bloom finally has a break through and decides to attend an NA meeting only to run in to Dr. Ligon.
28 6 "Righteous Right Hand" Peter Horton Erika Green Swafford October 29, 2019 5.16
When a group of women on a retreat end up in the ED, Max gets some troubling information that could put a patient in jeopardy. Sharpe and Kapoor work together to mend fences between two feuding sisters.
29 7 "Good Soldiers" Rachel Leiterman Shaun Cassidy November 5, 2019 4.96
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 that leads to trouble for Max and the board.
30 8 "What the Heart Wants" Don Scardino Y. Shireen Razack November 12, 2019 5.06
Sharpe lands in hot water when she goes out on a limb for a patient. Meanwhile, Max's grief comes to a head, and Bloom takes a major step in her recovery.
31 9 "The Island" Michael Slovis Graham Norris November 19, 2019 5.46
When an inmate comes in with an entirely preventable illness, Max, Sharpe, and Iggy head directly to the source - Rikers Island. Meanwhile, Bloom struggles with her recovery, and Reynolds gets news that could change his life.
32 10 "Code Silver" Craig Zisk Leah Nanako Winkler January 14, 2020 4.98
Max and Helen do whatever they can to help some of the Rikers prisoners. Ella is supported by Dr. Kapoor after she experiences panic attacks. Dr. Frome questions himself after an argument with his husband. Dr. Bloom breaks up with her Physical Therapist. Dr. Reynolds makes a decision about his relationship with his girlfriend.
33 11 "Hiding Behind My Smile" Lucy Liu David Foster January 21, 2020 4.70
Max and Luna make friends in an unexpected place as he struggles with the realities of being a single father. Meanwhile, Kapoor takes a big step in order to help his family.
34 12 "14 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days" Seith Mann Aaron Ginsburg January 28, 2020 4.87
Sharpe has an important realization that will affect her career. Meanwhile, Max and Reynolds take on uncharted waters when a young patient comes to New Amsterdam with symptoms of a heart attack.
35 13 "In The Graveyard" Darnell Martin Josh Carlebach February 11, 2020 4.47
The doctors stop at nothing to help their patients, following a shocking realization that prompts a change in the hospital. Meanwhile, Reynolds must make an important decision in his career.
36 14 "Sabbath" Ryan Eggold David Schulner (Story), Marc Gaffen & David Schulner (Teleplay) February 18, 2020 4.71
Max races against the clock to rearrange the budget when faced with employees going unpaid, while Kapoor is presented with a device that's the future of medicine. Meanwhile, Iggy goes against the norms to prove a diagnosis and Bloom gets an unexpected visitor.
37 15 "Double Blind" Allison Liddi-Brown Shaun Cassidy February 25, 2020 5.16
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.
38 16 "Perspectives" Craig Zisk Y. Shireen Razack March 10, 2020 4.44
Max, Bloom and Reynolds frantically recount a patient's past encounter that could throw them into a massive lawsuit. Meanwhile, Iggy confronts a local middle school about its teaching policies, and Kapoor lets his superstitions take over.
39 17 "Liftoff" Kristi Zea Graham Norris March 17, 2020 5.20
Max searches for a solution to crowdfunding after his eye-opening appearance in a viral "Go Fund Me" video. Reynolds takes his last laps at the hospital while Kapoor helps a former pilot deal with his life as a paraplegic.
40 18 "A Matter of Seconds" Dinh Thai Aaron Ginsburg April 14, 2020 6.03
When multiple patients throughout the hospital begin to show similar, alarming symptoms, Sharpe and Bloom scramble to figure out the root of the issue. Iggy tries to create peace for a divorced couple in a dangerous situation and Kapoor experiences a flirtatious encounter. Meanwhile, Max meets a child with a rare muscular disease and desperately tries to get him into the only clinical trial in the country that could extend his life.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On February 4, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.
  • The series had its midseason break November 19, 2019 — January 14, 2020.
  • On March 14, 2020, Universal Television announced that this season will halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it will be extended 18 episodes instead of 22.
  • New Amsterdam Season 2 Release Date, and expected Story

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