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New Amsterdam – The Forsaken – Review

What exactly does someone with throat cancer eat? According to Max, many disgusting smoothie blends of his favorite foods. In an episode all about people who fall through the cracks, abandoned by those who love them, it’s no wonder not one person stopped to offer Max some breath spray after his fifth sip of bagel-caper-lox blend. 

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New Amsterdam – The Blues – Review

If Lauren wants to keep her job and not get her license suspended, she has to spend a little one-on-one time with Iggy talking about her Adderall dependency. Even though her first instinct is to blame Helen for ratting her out, in actuality, there have been multiple complaints about Lauren’s poor performance in the ED. 

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New Amsterdam – Anima Sola – Review: Being Dr. Merritt Does Have Its Advantages

Amina Sola, the lonely soul. A suitable patron saint to be identified in this episode of New Amsterdam and to perhaps one of the loneliest people on the show — Lauren Bloom. 

Ever since beginning her custom ADD treatment, Lauren has been in a downward spiral. She claims to have gone cold turkey but in the last episode we saw Helen digging through her purse to see if this was true or not. Is Helen making it all up in her head or is Lauren still secretly using? This is a question that haunts the latest episode. 

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New Amsterdam – A Seat at the Table – Review: Full Chemo

Iggy has a patient again! Finally. I feel like its been ages since we’ve seen him with a new psych patient but maybe it was just the hiatus that made it seem that way. Either way, this guy has an imaginary wolf (and I typed this I heard some howling outside my window… creepy) that plagues his daily life in nightmarish hallucinogenic attack scenarios. Iggy’s job will be to work out why that is.

With his delusions growing, Iggy talks with the patient’s father to get clarity on how they would to proceed on the case. If he has the surgery then part of him could be fundamentally altered. Parts of his personality could change, interests, hobbies, etc. But his dad is willing if it means saving his life. He’d rather lose parts than the whole.

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New Amsterdam returns: Will Max survive the season?

Ryan Eggold’s performance as Max Goodwin is a big reason for New Amsterdam’s success. But will he survive until Season 2?

Max has throat cancer and in the midseason premiere, he was rushed to the New Amsterdam ER after collapsing on a dock while on a picnic with his wife Georgia. Prior to this medical emergency, no one was aware of Max’s condition apart from his doctor, friend, and confidante, Helen Sharpe, and Georgia.

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New Amsterdam – Six or Seven Minutes – Review: This Job is Who You Are

New Amsterdam is finally back for its midseason premiere! Previously Max was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma, a form of throat cancer, and he decided he wanted to try precision targeted therapy, an experimental procedure, so he could continue to run the hospital instead of undergoing chemotherapy.

A patient who received her heart from Max’s deceased sister showed up, sending him into a tizzy. When Max and Georgia went on a picnic to release the ashes of Luna’s heart, he collapsed on the dock.

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New Amsterdam – As Long as it Takes – Review: Cold Springs

“As Long as it Takes”, a fitting title for an episode about persistence. Max is willing to take his chances with experimental clinical trials no matter the wait period, he’s also willing to stay up all night to ensure his patient gets the 3 passed PT tests she needs, and in a less positive example, Lauren is still struggling with her pills – leaving Casey to pick up her slack and fix her mistakes.

Max, Georgia, and Helen are meeting together to discuss Max’s decision to undergo an experimental clinical trial for precision targeted therapy. Helen is still trying to push for chemo and radiation treatments, as they’re proven to work, but Max doesn’t want that. He feels as if he’ll lose his mind to the brutal side effects.

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New Amsterdam – As Long as it Takes – Advance Preview: A Million to One

It’s time for the fall finale of New Amsterdam and this episode goes down with more subtly than most explosive midseason enders. It’s not flashy but it’s still a solid hour of television and it brings plenty of emotions. As we’ve come to expect from this show, you’ll likely be reaching for the tissues.

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New Amsterdam – Three Dots – Review: Bureaucracy!

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Three Dots, aka, the three little dots indative of Max finally beginning his journey to getting treated for his throat cancer.

MAX’S TREATMENT

It’s time for him to begin radiation therapy. Three little dots adorn his face as Helen begins prepping him for the impending trauma. Max hasn’t told the staff yet and he isn’t keen to, but as Helen points out, soon he’ll be vomiting uncontrollably and taking his meals through a tube.

Needless to say, people are going to notice.

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