The Worst Episodes of New Amsterdam: When The Medical Drama Missed The Mark.

Are you a medical drama junkie looking for your next fix? Look no further than New Amsterdam, the hit show that follows the maverick medical director Max Goodwin as he attempts to revolutionize America’s oldest public hospital. But let’s be real, even the best shows have their duds, and New Amsterdam is no exception. From bland storylines to cringe-worthy performances, we’ve rounded up the worst episodes of this otherwise addictive series. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and get ready to cringe (and maybe even laugh) at the missteps of our beloved medical team.
Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-09-27

Max tests a bold new cost-saving program that could help both New Amsterdam and its neediest patients. Wilder struggles with a patient’s decision to refuse life-saving surgery. Reynolds comes to an important realization about his father’s behaviors. Iggy takes the leap into online dating.

What the Heart Wants

What the Heart Wants

Season 2 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2019-11-12

Sharpe lands in hot water when she goes out on a limb for a patient. Max’s grief comes to a head. Bloom takes a major step in her recovery.

Sabbath

Sabbath

Season 2 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2020-02-18

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.

TBD

TBD

Season 5 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2022-09-20

Bloom, Iggy and Reynolds rally around Max as he deals with the fallout from Helen’s decision. Bloom gives extra space to Leyla, but she’s in for a surprise. Reynolds and Wilder help a young terminal patient realize his dream to star in a Bollywood show. Iggy has a breakthrough with a challenging patient.

14 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

14 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

Season 2 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2020-01-28

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.

Same as It Ever Was

Same as It Ever Was

Season 4 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2021-10-05

Max advises a young student at a science fair but encounters legal complications with her brilliant invention. Bloom encourages Dr. Shinwari to be more aggressive in the ED. Iggy gets a lesson in humility. Brantley has a surprise for the staff.

Seed Money

Seed Money

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2021-10-12

Max struggles with a new fiscal reality at the hospital. Dr. Sharpe is on a mission to provide follow-up cancer screenings for patients before it’s too late. Bloom grapples with Dr. Shinwari’s new overnight schedule. Reynolds has an interesting conversation with Dr. Malvo about their future.

Laughter and Hope and A Sock In the Eye

Laughter and Hope and A Sock In the Eye

Season 4 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2021-10-26

Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Malvo have a heart-to-heart with Dr. Baptiste. Max learns a little more about Sharpe when someone from her past resurfaces. Iggy plays referee between two young patients and their families. Dr. Wilder reconsiders Max’s offer to join the staff.

Harmony

Harmony

Season 4 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-11-02

Max and Bloom are shocked when a deadly ambulance crash reveals a dangerous plan. Dr. Fuentes pressures Iggy to take on patients. Sharpe realizes her own cost-cutting has adversely affected her department. Reynolds, Baptiste and Malvo strive to reach an accord.

Paid in Full

Paid in Full

Season 4 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2021-11-09

Max is faced with a wrenching decision when New Amsterdam falls prey to a massive ransomware attack.

In A Strange Land

In A Strange Land

Season 4 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2021-11-16

Max takes drastic measures to help several undocumented immigrants after a fire destroys the church where had sought refuge; Sharpe and Malvo assist a patient with a life threatening condition; Reynolds is conflicted about his new position.

Death Is The Rule. Life Is The Exception

Death Is The Rule. Life Is The Exception

Season 4 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2021-11-23

As Max and Dr. Sharpe prepare to depart for London, a deadly superbug hits the hospital and draws them back in. Leyla confronts Bloom about the secret she has been hiding. Iggy digs deep to help two grieving parents confront the reality that their son is gone.

Talkin' Bout a Revolution

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Season 4 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2022-01-04

Max and Helen settle happily into their new life in London. Dr. Fuentes takes over as medical director with disastrous effects. Bloom helps a patient who thinks he’s cursed. Iggy develops a plan to get his psych patients gainfully employed.

The Crossover

The Crossover

Season 4 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2022-01-11

Helen takes the reins at NHS Hampstead Hospital while Max gets creative to help a patient in need. Reynolds reaches a decision about Dr. Malvo. Iggy and Bloom help their patients understand the underlying cause of their stress. Dr. Wilder employs more unconventional techniques.

Family

Family

Season 4 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2022-01-18

Max and Helen adjust to sharing their lives and problems, including the challenge of Helen’s mother. Bloom and Reynolds treat a family after their horrific car accident lands them in the ED. Iggy and Trevor reach a new understanding in their business relationship.

...Unto The Breach

…Unto The Breach

Season 4 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2022-01-25

As the team gathers to mourn the loss of someone dear, Max and Helen realize the extent to which New Amsterdam has changed since they left. Bloom struggles with a big decision while Reynolds decides to take his concerns for his patients to a new level. Dr. Fuentes once again reminds the New Amsterdam team who is in control.

Preventable

Preventable

Season 1 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2019-04-30

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.

The Island

The Island

Season 2 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2019-11-19

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.

Double Blind

Double Blind

Season 2 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2020-02-25

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.

Code Silver

Code Silver

Season 2 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2020-01-14

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.