‘New Amsterdam’ Season 4 Episode 5 Photos, Plot, and Promo

Max and Helen pledge to get into some good trouble before they leave (if they leave) as NBC’s New Amsterdam season four continues with episode five, “This Be The Verse.” Episode five will air on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

The cast of season four is led by Ryan Eggold as Medical Director Max Goodwin. Janet Montgomery returns as Dr. Lauren Bloom, Freema Agyeman stars as Dr. Helen Sharpe, Jocko Sims plays Dr. Floyd Reynolds, and Tyler Labine is Dr. Iggy Frome. Michelle Forbes guest stars as Dr. Fuentes.

“This Be The Verse” Plot: Dr. Fuentes continues her quest to remake the hospital in her vision. Max goes the extra mile to help a patient in need. Dr. Sharpe and Iggy find themselves at odds over a very serious issue. Reynolds discovers the importance of personal obligations. Bloom comes to a shocking realization about her mother.

The Season 4 Plot, Courtesy of NBC:

After a turbulent year of sacrifice and hardship, Medical Director Max Goodwin and the team at New Amsterdam begin a well-deserved new chapter in their lives. The opening episode, titled “More Joy,” reflects both the drive of characters and the tone of season four. More joy: How can we find it, and how can we hold on to it?

For Max that means acknowledging and surrendering to his long simmering feelings towards Dr. Helen Sharpe. While this new relationship brings its own set of challenges, Max continues his optimistic – and quixotic – quest to improve our nation’s healthcare system.

Continuing to navigate their own personal journeys – including Dr. Bloom’s relationship with Dr. Leyla Shinwari, who is now her resident, Dr. Frome’s new career and Dr. Reynolds’ personal entanglements – the doctors will strive to embrace the joy and successes in their lives.

But there is a surprise in store for our heroes. Dr. Veronica Fuentes is joining the New Amsterdam team to help turn around the overburdened and underfunded hospital. Her first order of business will be to tear down every progressive program Max has erected. Max will have his work cut out for him if he is going to outwit this calm, poised and fearless fixer.

New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 5
Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome and Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin in ‘New Amsterdam’ season 4 episode 5 (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)
New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 5
Shiva Kalaiselvan as Leyla, Gina Gershon as Jeanie Bloom, and Janet Montgomery as Dr. Lauren Bloom in season 4 episode 5 (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 5
Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe in season 4 episode 5 (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
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NayMyo Win as Khin Maung, Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin, Michelle Forbes as Dr. Veronica Fuentes, Grace Dumdaw as Chesa, and May Wynn-Maung as Hayma in season 4 episode 5 (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)
New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 5
Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin and Michelle Forbes as Dr. Veronica Fuentes in season 4 episode 5 (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
New Amsterdam Season 4 Episode 5
Michelle Forbes as Dr. Veronica Fuentes and Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds in season 4 episode 5 (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)