'New Amsterdam' Season 2 Episode 5: Fans thank Iggy for the NBC series' heavy focus on psychiatry unlike other medical dramas
In the upcoming episode, we will see Iggy treating someone that is described as the 'most dangerous patient', who just so happens to be an adorable little girl at the cusp of tweenhood.
'New Amsterdam', despite being a member of a genre that has been attempted by television networks a few too many times, has managed to stay unique and novel with its storylines, characters, and approach of storytelling. However, the reason most fans find it to be a refreshing new take on medical dramas is the fact that it takes on a wholesome approach to the hospital atmosphere, and explores psychiatry as much as it does physical illnesses.
Right from the very beginning, it was revealed that Dr. Iggy (Tyler Labine) would be an integral part of the show, and the biggest challenges of each episode, often also included his patients. One of the most concerned and caring doctors at New Amsterdam, Iggy takes on a holistic approach towards diagnosis and cure, and he gets very invested in the lives and well-being of his patients, not unlike Max (Ryan Eggold).
In the upcoming episode, we will see him treating someone that is described as the "most dangerous patient", who just so happens to be an adorable little girl at the cusp of tweenhood. She is brought in to see Iggy because not only did she choke her little brother, but lacks any emotion including guilt. The character portrayed by actress Emma Ming Hong, poses a very interesting ethical and moral dilemma for Iggy, since she is too young for anyone to categorize her as cruel yet, but has the capacity to grow up to be a violent and cruel adult even capable of serial murders.
As one of the fans of the show, Geoff Roach, points out in the Youtube comments section under the official trailer for the upcoming Season 2 Episode 5 of New Amsterdam, "Unlike other medical shows, this one gives equal focus to Psychiatry, which I love, and as I said before, Dr. Frome keeps everything functioning, because, without him, everyone would lose their base emotional support needed to function at that hospital."
Much like Roach and the other fans, we too are excited to see how Iggy helps Hong's character become a productive member of society, without posing a threat to herself and others. Watch Season 2 Episode 5 of 'New Amsterdam', titled 'The Karman Line' on Tuesday, October 22.