A lot of emotions rolled in this episode of New Amsterdam. We were dealing with John's former partner Andy played by Chris Bauer dying of cancer, John's feeling of immortality slipping away and threats against his life, and finally a bitter almost unbelievable betrayal.
It seems John joined the NYPD after 9/11 because of what happened to his city. If anyone can call it that it is John. He was there when it still was owned by the Indians.
Things are progressing with John and Sarah but I have to feel that John is questioning his judgment after the way the episode ended. Is she the one? What is the process to becoming mortal? Is it just boom you're mortal or is their a gradual change? I'm not sure how he can know one way or another.
It seems Andy was a good but tough partner for John. I guess it never would have occurred to him who was responsible for his death in the end. I have to admit this piece and the shooting at the end raised this episodes score significantly. I was disappointed in this episode until the final last twenty minutes or so.
Andy never told John about his wife Didi's cancer even though they were partners at the time. It does seem strange the coincidence of her going into remission and Andy contracting the cancer thru his blood poisoning. Sometimes life is funny that way.
In general it turned out to be a pretty good episode with some nice twists and three very good endings (Who did it, Andy dying, and John getting shot) that if the rest of the episode had supported them this would be a clear 10.
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