A New Amsterdam recap would be incomplete without an episode of Max’s palliative care wing. This wing has been nicknamed the graveyard after an accident, in which the van was inadvertently involved in. The hospital is overflowing with patients, including one woman who was struck on the head by a spike in a fence. The mysterious disease that the woman has is spreading rapidly through her body and Max is forced to cut $2 million from the hospital budget.
The plot is predictable and the characters are boring. The show’s premise revolves around an old, public hospital that recognizes the inadequacy and quality of the health system. This is something that most shows overlook. There’s no Ebola scare, no misdiagnosis, no sexy romance, and no big action scenes, but New Amsterdam does have plenty of other elements, including a manic foster care kid, a misdiagnosed woman, a Coldplay song, and personal burnout.
Max tries to call Helen by phone but is unable to do so. When he tries to call Helen, he’s hampered by a storm. He accidentally bumps into an injured man in an elevator shaft. He tells the others that Helen will not be able to make the wedding. This is a difficult situation for Max, but he finds a solution for the problem and saves his life.
This season’s New Amsterdam episode had its best episode to date. It featured a lot high-risk, expensive surgeries. Dr. Iggy Frome spends the majority of the episode running around the hospital looking for patients who want to remain in their relationship or get married. In a classic New Amsterdam recap she fights to save her marriage. But in the end, she’s forced to face the reality of her own mortality in the process.
As the series winds down, the characters in New Amsterdam are dealing with a range of extreme situations. Max tried to reach Helen via text, but she did not respond. He must get the man on a dialysis machine and walk through a hurricane to reach another level. In the end, Max and Helen must face their own personal hell to survive. So it’s not just an episode of New Amsterdam, but a season full of twists and turns.
Max has a difficult time with chemotherapy sessions so he carries the IV pole everywhere. The team has issues with Dr. Bloom who admitted to using Adderall when he was a child. The ED is still running smoothly despite this and Dr. Bloom and his staff are arguing with security. Dr. Kapoor, and Dr. Frome are working with the father of a boy who has hallucinations.