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‘New Amsterdam’ season finale leaves lives hanging in the balance

Warning: This story contains spoilers from Tuesday’s season finale of “New Amsterdam.” “New Amsterdam” wrapped its maiden season in uncharacteristic fashion — with a violent ambulance crash and horrific pipe-bomb explosion underscoring Tuesday night’s cliffhanger. “Initially we were thinking much more humbly about the last episode and kicking around various ideas,” says executive producer Peter Horton, who directed the hospital drama’s season finale. “We got encouragement from [NBC] to go bigger … and by the time we started prepping the episode we realized we’d created a monster. “Here we are with a show that rarely does any stunts or special effects other than prosthetics and medical stuff — and we’re ...