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The Best Episodes of 'New Amsterdam'

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Inspired by Eric Manheimer’s book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, there are so many good episodes of New Amsterdam, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Your Turn" the best, or is "Rituals" your favorite episode of New Amsterdam? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of New Amsterdam are, let's rank every New Amsterdam episode from best to worst.

New Amsterdam is a medical drama that follows Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) as he becomes the medical director at one of the oldest public hospitals in the United States and works to reform the neglected facility. New Amsterdam premiered on NBC on September 25, 2018. After only two seasons, a potential spinoff already seemed possible, thanks to the depth of characters and stories woven into the main series.

Vote up your favorite episodes of New Amsterdam, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be difficult to put one New Amsterdam episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. Once you've made your voice heard, make sure to check out these other shows like New Amsterdam.

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  • 1

    Luna

    May 14, 2019
    6
    0

    Season1

    Episode Number22

    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.

  • 2

    This is Not the End

    May 7, 2019
    6
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number21

    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.

  • 3

    Pilot

    September 25, 2018
    5
    4

    Season1

    Episode Number1

    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.

  • 4

    Rituals

    October 2, 2018
    2
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number2

    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.

  • 5

    Every Last Minute

    October 9, 2018
    2
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number3

    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.

  • 6

    Boundaries

    October 16, 2018
    4
    0

    Season1

    Episode Number4

    Max creates chaos when he volunteers New Amsterdam to take over for a short-staffed neighboring hospital; Frome has a crisis of conscience about the funding for a hospital garden; an eager resident learns a secret about Bloom.

  • 7

    Cavitation

    October 23, 2018
    1
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number5

    A visiting journalist picks at the hospital's flaws while shadowing Max; Bloom and Reynolds have a major disagreement after Bloom makes a call against protocol; Kapoor confronts issues from his past.

  • 8

    Anthropocene

    October 30, 2018
    2
    0

    Season1

    Episode Number6

    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.

  • 9

    Domino Effect

    November 13, 2018
    1
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number7

    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.

  • 10

    Three Dots

    November 20, 2018
    2
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number8

    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.

  • 11

    As Long As It Takes

    November 27, 2018
    1
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number9

    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.

  • 12

    Six or Seven Minutes

    January 8, 2019
    2
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number10

    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.

  • 13

    A Seat at the Table

    January 15, 2019
    0
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number11

    Reynolds confronts a difficult episode from his past. Max distracts himself from chemotherapy by taking on the case of a frequent-flyer patient. Frome helps a young man suffering from severe delusions. Sharpe worries about Bloom's attempt to detox.

  • 14

    Anima Sola

    January 22, 2019
    5
    0

    Season1

    Episode Number12

    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.

  • 15

    The Blues

    February 12, 2019
    2
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number13

    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.

  • 16

    The Foresaken

    February 19, 2019
    1
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number14

    Sharpe struggles when a case hits too close to home. Frome uncovers a patient's surprising past. Reynolds makes progress in his personal life after some difficult news.

  • 17

    Croaklahoma

    March 5, 2019
    2
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number15

    Max bonds with the patients undergoing chemo with him, but a conversation leads him to struggle with his reality. Meanwhile, Reynolds has difficulty handling a personal matter regarding a patient's family and Iggy struggles with a realization regarding his daughter.

  • 18

    King of Swords

    March 12, 2019
    1
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number16

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

  • 19

    Sanctuary

    April 9, 2019
    1
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number17

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

  • 20

    Five Miles West

    April 16, 2019
    2
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number18

    Reynolds struggles to help a young cystic fibrosis patient with curious symptoms. Kapoor finally comes face-to-face with Ella after their awkward encounter. Sharpe takes a major step in her personal life.

  • 21

    Happy Place

    April 23, 2019
    2
    5

    Season1

    Episode Number19

    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.

  • 22

    Preventable

    April 30, 2019
    2
    2

    Season1

    Episode Number20

    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.

  • 23

    Your Turn

    September 24, 2019
    2
    5

    Season2

    Episode Number1

    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.

  • 24

    The Big Picture

    October 1, 2019
    8
    2

    Season2

    Episode Number2

    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.

  • 25

    Replacement

    October 8, 2019
    10
    0

    Season2

    Episode Number3

    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.

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