New Amsterdam Season 1 Episode 1: "Pilot" Quotes
Max: Unlike the previous medical director, I actually expect you to practice medicine at this hospital because I don't know, that's your job.
Helen: You're funny.
Max: You said that.
Helen: I'll tell you what, I'll continue giving speeches all over the world because you can't afford the type of publicity I give this hospital. And I'll continue my on-air appearances with Ellen, Oprah, and anyone else powerful enough to go by one name because someone has to remind New York that even though New Amsterdam is an underfunded public hospital, we can still go toe-to-toe with the privates from basic care to state of the art procedures. I will be back next week with lunch at the Tavern. My treat.
My sister Luna and I were born here in New Amsterdam, and eight years later, Luna died here. Hospital-acquired infection. Entirely preventable.Max
How can I help? [Silence] Sorry, uh, that's not a trick question. I'm really just asking. I work for you so you can work for your patients. How can I help? Really, no one? Well, let's try this. Everyone in the Cardio department, raise your hands. Don't be shy, get 'em up there. Great. Great, thank you. You're all fired. Any department who puts billing above care no matter how much you make for this hospital, you will be terminated. Oh, I am serious.Max
Iggy: Hi, Dr. Iggy Frome, head of Psych. Can we do something about healthy food?
Max: What do you want to do about it?
Iggy: Uh, have some.
You know, we all feel like the system is too big to change, but guess what? We are the system, and we need to change. So, just tell me what you need, what your patients need, and I don't care if it's not covered. I don't care if the board says no; let's get into some trouble. Let's be doctors again.Max
Max: Bloom, sorry, can I borrow you for a second? I need you to do a throat biopsy. It'll just take a second.
Lauren: Sure, for what patient?
Max: Uh, me.
Floyd: You know all due respect, I don't need a pat on the back on my way out.
Max: That's good because I don't intend to give you a pat on the back with the history of patient care in your department.
Floyd: If I were you and I analyzed our performance, I would have done the same.
Max: By performance do you mean the highest infection and mortality rates in the city? Because that's like the Beyonce of performances if Beyonce, you know, killed people.
Max: I'm unfiring you.
Floyd: To do what?
Max: To run the Cardiac Surgical department.
Floyd: there is no Cardiac Surgical department.
Max: Then build one. A good one. I mean it's only people's hearts we're talking about.
Floyd: You do know the whole system is rigged, don't you? They're not going to let you come in here and just help people.
Max: So let's help as many people as we can before they find out. You can't say no. You're already unpacked.
Iggy: Jemma, what do you want to happen?
Jemma: Nobody's ever asked me that before.
Floyd: When I was with you I forgot I had a plan.
Lauren: No, I'm sorry. I still don't understand.
Floyd: Well, I guess that's the point, right? You can't. You can't understand how confusing it was growing up watching every black athlete have a girl on his arm. Or how betrayed black women felt. My mom, my sisters, watching it happen time and again.
Lauren: I get it, you're just taking one for the team.
Floyd: I love black women.
Lauren: So do I, but I don't see one asking you out for a drink.
Kapoor: If I continued treating her for Parkinson's, she would have had another cardiac arrest and died. By taking my time by slowing down I bought her another year or two.
Max: How can I help?
Kapoor: When she wakes up you can help me tell her she's going to die.