The BEST Episodes of New Amsterdam (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2021

Network: NBC

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 - Luna

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2019

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

star 8.37
879 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
Writers: David Schulner
Your Turn

#2 - Your Turn

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2019

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.

star 8.12
845 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Schulner

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2018

In the series premiere, 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.

star 8.11
1,354 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: David Schulner
Domino Effect

#4 - Domino Effect

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2018

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.

star 8.06
969 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Y. Shireen Razack
Six or Seven Minutes

#5 - Six or Seven Minutes

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 8, 2019

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.

star 8.06
944 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Laura Valdivia
This Is Not the End

#6 - This Is Not the End

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 7, 2019

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.

star 8.03
857 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Foster
The Blues

#7 - The Blues

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 12, 2019

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.

star 8.01
876 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: David Foster
As Long As It Takes

#8 - As Long As It Takes

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2018

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.

star 8.00
976 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Graham Norris
Hiding Behind My Smile

#9 - Hiding Behind My Smile

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

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

star 7.99
659 votes
Directors: Lucy Liu
Writers: David Foster
Three Dots

#10 - Three Dots

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2018

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.

star 7.99
992 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Cami Delavigne
The Big Picture

#11 - The Big Picture

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

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.

star 7.99
761 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Jiréh Breon Holder
King of Swords

#12 - King of Swords

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 12, 2019

When a history-making blizzard hits New York, Max and his staff must work together to keep their patients safe with little resources, even if it means taking to the streets of the city and braving the storm.

star 7.98
926 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Laura Valdivia
Double Blind

#13 - Double Blind

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 25, 2020

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

star 7.97
570 votes
Writers: Shaun Cassidy

#14 - Anthropocene

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2018

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.

star 7.96
1,000 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg
Good Soldiers

#15 - Good Soldiers

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

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.

star 7.95
697 votes
Writers: Shaun Cassidy

#16 - Rituals

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2018

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.

star 7.94
1,259 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
Writers: David Schulner

#17 - Cavitation

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2018

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.

star 7.94
1,080 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Erika Green Swafford

#18 - Sabbath

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 18, 2020

Max races against the clock to rearrange the budget when faced with employees going unpaid. Kapoor is presented with a device that's the future of medicine. Iggy goes against the norms to prove a diagnosis. Bloom gets an unexpected visitor.

star 7.94
575 votes
Directors: Ryan Eggold
Writers: David Schulner, Marc Gaffen
The Denominator

#19 - The Denominator

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

When Iggy and Kapoor discover a patient might be suffering from lead poisoning, they are forced to take on the city. Max’s unsolicited attempts to help a patient backfire.

star 7.94
742 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Foster
Anima Sola

#20 - Anima Sola

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2019

Tensions are high in the hospital as Bloom is overruled on a diagnosis. Meanwhile, Iggy notices that something may be amiss with one of the hospital's most respected surgeons.

star 7.93
885 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg
A Seat at the Table

#21 - A Seat at the Table

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2019

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.

star 7.92
905 votes
Directors: So Yong Kim
Writers: Jiréh Breon Holder
Happy Place

#22 - Happy Place

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 23, 2019

When a NYPD officer is hit by a car in the line of duty, the hospital is turn upside down trying to save her. Meanwhile, Kapoor and Iggy work with a patient struggling with a previous surgery.

star 7.91
904 votes
Writers: Jiréh Breon Holder, Joshua Carlebach
Code Silver

#23 - Code Silver

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2020

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.

star 7.91
665 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Leah Nanako Winkler

#24 - Preventable

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 30, 2019

Max is forced to reckon with his diagnosis in a new way as things become more difficult for him. Meanwhile, Reynolds is forced to address what could have gone wrong in a recent surgery.

star 7.90
848 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg
The Forsaken

#25 - The Forsaken

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 19, 2019

Sharpe struggles when a case hits too close to home and Iggy uncovers a patient's surprising past. Meanwhile, Floyd makes progress in his personal life after some difficult news.

star 7.90
903 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Y. Shireen Razack