'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 15: Fans slam show's incest storyline, call it 'shameful'
Iggy meets a couple who are 16 days away from getting married but can't go any further after they find out that they were actually siblings
While every episode of 'New Amsterdam' is a fan favorite, the latest one 'Double Blinds' does not seem to be a favorite - thanks to a particular storyline. Fans of the NBC medical drama are slamming a particular incest storyline in the latest episode, which brings a couple who find out they're siblings, together.
Iggy meets a couple who are 16 days away from getting married but can't go any further after they find out that they were actually siblings. They shared the same biological father through sperm donation. The woman is convinced that she cannot go on any longer while the fiance tries his best to keep them together - especially because they're still very much in love with each other. Iggy, does what a good therapist would do, he hears them out and sorts the issue out, leaving them still very much together.
However, not everyone was impressed. "This incest thing is so gross like #NewAmsterdam," said a fan on Twitter. "This episode is NOT hitting. They didn’t mention the war on drugs and how no one cared until white people started dying and getting addicted to opioids. And don’t even get me started on the incest couple," another said, noting a lack of understanding of the matter. "Are we really advocating for incest iggy? is that what we doin now?" a third one said.
Another said that it was the wrong concept to be promoted. "I'm sorry, but this is the most disgusting story line any show could of promoted. Seriously? Is #NewAmsterdam going to promote human trafficking next? OMG, I'm literally sick to my stomach over this. Incest is serious and people have suffered severely from it. It is not adorable!" One fan quipped, "@NBCNewAmsterdam this episode is weird. Why is Iggy advocating for INCEST!! They’re brother and sister #WTF"
One fan tweeted, "Yeah Idk if I'm gonna be back after that incest endorsing episode. #NewAmsterdam NOT cool." Another agreed, adding, "Sickening! Incest a crime look into it"
While Iggy does not judge them, he does not promote the relationship either. He does what any doctor would do, give them space to talk about their problem and help their patients.
Catch 'New Amsterdam' on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on NBC.