"New Amsterdam" Season 2: What If "What the Heart Wants" Isn't What It Needs? [PREVIEW]

Created by David Schulner and now well into its second season, NBC's New Amsterdam has expanded the series to not only embrace Dr. Max Goodwin's (Ryan Eggold) personal and professional struggles but also the amazing depth to the series' ensemble cast – thankfully, Bleeding Cool's resident show expert Tiffany Tchobanian has been here to make it all make sense.

The story continues this week with "What the Heart Wants",  which finds Max, Sharpe, and Bloom facing major moments in their lives. One must come to terms with their grief, one must face the consequences of their decisions, and one must find the strength to keep moving on – as you're about to see in the following promo and five hand-selected preview images:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37FyZTB5_68

"New Amsterdam" season 2, episode 8 "What the Heart Wants": Sharpe lands in hot water when she goes out on a limb for a patient. Meanwhile, Max's grief comes to a head, and Bloom takes a major step in her recovery.

NEW AMSTERDAM — "What The Heart Wants" Episode 208 — Pictured: (l-r) Christine Chang as Dr. Agnes Kao, "Luke" Nephat Sathienthirakul as Tawan Hedlund — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
NEW AMSTERDAM — "What The Heart Wants" Episode 208 — Pictured: (l-r) Anupam Kher as Dr. Vijay Kapoor, Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
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NEW AMSTERDAM — "What The Heart Wants" Episode 208 — Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
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NEW AMSTERDAM — "What The Heart Wants" Episode 208 — Pictured: (l-r) Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds, Ian Duff as Michael Duke — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
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NEW AMSTERDAM — "What The Heart Wants" Episode 208 — Pictured: Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

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.

New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, with Tyler Labine and Anupam Kher; and 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.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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