The BEST Episodes of New Amsterdam (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019

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

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 8.32
713 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
Writers: David Schulner
Your Turn

#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.

star 8.11
616 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Schulner
Righteous Right Hand

#3 - Righteous Right Hand

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.09
113 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
Writers: Erika Green Swafford

#4 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.09
1,200 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: David Schulner
The Big Picture

#5 - 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.

star 8.03
527 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Jiréh Breon Holder
Six or Seven Minutes

#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.

star 7.99
804 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Laura Valdivia
Domino Effect

#7 - 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.

star 7.99
833 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Y. Shireen Razack
This Is Not the End

#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.

star 7.97
683 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Foster
As Long As It Takes

#9 - 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.

star 7.95
844 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Graham Norris
A Seat at the Table

#10 - A Seat at the Table

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.95
772 votes
Directors: So Yong Kim
Writers: Jidéh Breon Holder

#11 - Anthropocene

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.94
890 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg
The Blues

#12 - 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.

star 7.93
734 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: David Foster

#13 - Rituals

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.93
1,089 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
Writers: David Schulner
The Denominator

#14 - The Denominator

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.93
461 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: David Foster
The Forsaken

#15 - The Forsaken

Season 1 - Episode 14

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 7.91
758 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Y. Shireen Razack
King of Swords

#16 - King of Swords

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.90
777 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Laura Valdivia

#17 - Cavitation

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.90
920 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Erika Green Swafford
Three Dots

#18 - Three Dots

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.90
859 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Cami Delavigne
The Karman Line

#19 - The Karman Line

Season 2 - Episode 5

When Sharpe has a case that hits close to home, she and Max team up to make things right for the patient. Iggy and Bloom are forced to make a tough call on a unique situation.

star 7.89
368 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Laura Valdivia

#20 - Preventable

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 7.89
715 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg

#21 - Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 17

As the doctors continue to weather the storm without power, Max relies on an unlikely source to get the lights back on. Meanwhile, Reynolds must get creative as he continues to work to save Hugh with very few resources.

star 7.89
719 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Shaun Cassidy, Erika Green Swafford

#22 - Replacement

Season 2 - Episode 3

Max takes a chance on a new assistant and goes toe-to-toe with the board on a new plan. Iggy struggles to figure out what is causing a unit-wide illness. Kapoor receives some shocking news.

star 7.88
524 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg
Five Miles West

#23 - Five Miles West

Season 1 - Episode 18

Reynolds struggles to help a young Cystic Fibrosis patient with curious symptoms while Kapoor finally comes face to face with Ella after their awkward encounter. Meanwhile, Sharpe takes a major step in her personal life.

star 7.88
735 votes
Directors: Kristi Zea
Writers: Graham Norris
Anima Sola

#24 - Anima Sola

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 7.87
746 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg
Happy Place

#25 - Happy Place

Season 1 - Episode 19

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 7.86
752 votes
Writers: Joshua Carlebach, Jidéh Breon Holder