NBC's New Amsterdam never seems to shy away from tackling current medical and societal issues over the course of now almost two seasons – doing its best to offer as many different perspectives on a topic as possible.
Which is exactly what we find in this week's episode "Double Blind", as Max (Ryan Eggold) is charged with doing whatever he can to turn the tide of the opioid epidemic.
But shutting down the emergency department?
Well, we definitely agree with the following promo: Max's move will definitely get the hospital some serious press coverage – but is it the kind of coverage they want… or can afford?
"New Amsterdam" season 2, episode 15 "Double Blind": 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.
In the wake of the ambulance crash that ended season one of "New Amsterdam," medical director Dr. Max Goodwin must grieve the death of someone close to him while continuing his commitment to solve systemic health care issues at the hospital. Add his new responsibilities as a father and his cancer still lingering in the rear-view mirror, everyone around Max has to wonder how long he can sustain this impossible load. But, "How can I help?" is not just Max's catchphrase, it's his reason for living. As long as he's helping others, he's able to find hope in the most hopeless of places.
The NBC series stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, and Anupam Kher. Series creator David Schulner executive produces alongside Peter Horton, Michael Slovis, and David Foster. Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions, and Mount Moriah share production.
New Amsterdam is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer's memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital.