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The Best Episodes of New Amsterdam

Every episode of New Amsterdam ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of New Amsterdam!

The new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America's oldest public hospital. Max Goodwin sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care, but the doctors and staff are not so sure he can succeed. They've heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin's instinctive response to problems large and small is four simple words: "How can I help?" He has to disrupt the status quo and prove he'll stop at nothing to breathe new life into this underfunded and underappreciated hospital, returning it to the glory that put it on the map.


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The best episode of "New Amsterdam" is "Luna", rated 9.2/10 from 1368 user votes. It was directed by Peter Horton and written by David Schulner. "Luna" aired on 5/14/2019 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "How Can I Help?".

  • Luna
    9.2/10 1,368 votes

    #1 - Luna

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-14

    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.

    Director: Peter Horton

    Writer: David Schulner

  • How Can I Help?
    8.7/10 610 votes

    #2 - How Can I Help?

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2023-01-17

    In the series finale, everyone's story reaches a surprising yet inevitable conclusion.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: David Schulner, Aaron Ginsburg

  • Six or Seven Minutes
    8.6/10 948 votes

    #3 - Six or Seven Minutes

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-01-08

    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.

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Laura Valdivia

  • Your Turn
    8.6/10 989 votes

    #4 - Your Turn

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-09-24

    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.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: David Schulner

  • King of Swords
    8.5/10 860 votes

    #5 - King of Swords

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-03-12

    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.

    Director: Darnell Martin

    Writer: Laura Valdivia

  • The New Normal
    8.5/10 901 votes

    #6 - The New Normal

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-03-02

    New Amsterdam is still reeling from the pandemic as a plane crash lands in the East River. When investigators come to interrogate the flight crew, Iggy fights against the clock to help the pilot uncover the truth. Max tracks down scarce medication after one of his own contracts COVID.

    Director: Peter Horton

    Writer: David Schulner

  • Domino Effect
    8.4/10 965 votes

    #7 - Domino Effect

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-13

    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.

    Director: Laura Belsey

    Writer: Y. Shireen Razack

  • The Blues
    8.4/10 786 votes

    #8 - The Blues

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2019-02-12

    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.

    Director: Nick Gomez

    Writer: David Foster

  • Sanctuary
    8.4/10 794 votes

    #9 - Sanctuary

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-04-09

    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.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Shaun Cassidy, Erika Green Swafford

  • This is Not the End
    8.4/10 757 votes

    #10 - This is Not the End

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-05-07

    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.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: David Foster

  • Death Is The Rule. Life Is The Exception
    8.4/10 392 votes

    #11 - Death Is The Rule. Life Is The Exception

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 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.

    Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

    Writer: David Schulner, Marc Gaffen

  • Pilot
    8.3/10 1,692 votes

    #12 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-09-25

    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.

    Director: Kate Dennis

    Writer: David Schulner

  • Anthropocene
    8.3/10 983 votes

    #13 - Anthropocene

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-10-30

    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.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: Aaron Ginsburg

  • Three Dots
    8.3/10 917 votes

    #14 - Three Dots

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-20

    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.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Cami Delavigne

  • The Forsaken
    8.3/10 762 votes

    #15 - The Forsaken

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-02-19

    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.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: Y. Shireen Razack

  • Happy Place
    8.3/10 738 votes

    #16 - Happy Place

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-04-23

    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.

    Director: Ellen S. Pressman

    Writer: Joshua Carlebach

  • Good Soldiers
    8.3/10 654 votes

    #17 - Good Soldiers

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-05

    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.

    Director: Rachel Leiterman

    Writer: Shaun Cassidy

  • Code Silver
    8.3/10 646 votes

    #18 - Code Silver

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 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.

    Director: Craig Zisk

    Writer: Leah Nanako Winkler

  • In the Graveyard
    8.3/10 671 votes

    #19 - In the Graveyard

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-02-11

    The doctors stop at nothing to help their patients, following a shocking realization that prompts a change in the hospital. Meanwhile, Reynolds must make an important decision in his career.

    Director: Darnell Martin

    Writer: Joshua Carlebach

  • Preventable
    8.2/10 729 votes

    #20 - Preventable

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 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.

    Director: Thomas Carter

    Writer: Aaron Ginsburg

  • Hiding Behind My Smile
    8.2/10 603 votes

    #21 - Hiding Behind My Smile

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2020-01-21

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

    Director: Lucy Liu

    Writer: David Foster

  • Essential Workers
    8.2/10 657 votes

    #22 - Essential Workers

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-03-09

    Max is forced to face the heartbreaking consequences of one of his policies. Bloom comes to a startling realization about Iggy.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: David Foster

  • Laughter and Hope and A Sock In the Eye
    8.2/10 430 votes

    #23 - Laughter and Hope and A Sock In the Eye

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 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.

    Director: Darnell Martin

    Writer: Laura Valdivia

  • Boundaries
    8.1/10 1,046 votes

    #24 - Boundaries

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-10-16

    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.

    Director: Kate Dennis

    Writer: David Foster

  • As Long As It Takes
    8.1/10 921 votes

    #25 - As Long As It Takes

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-27

    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.

    Director: Andrew McCarthy

    Writer: Graham Norris