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‘New Amsterdam’ Season 2 opener deals with tragedy’s aftermath

Tuesday’s season premiere of “New Amsterdam” weaves the fatal ambulance crash that ended Season 1 with its emotional and physical toll on the show’s lead characters. “I think the trajectory of this season is about grief and recovery,” says series creator David Schulner. “The [ambulance] accident … has forced each character to re-evaluate their lives — even for characters who weren’t directly involved in the crash, like Iggy (Tyler Labine), who makes a shocking announcement to his husband. “Every character is going to have a ‘Come to Jesus’ moment, for lack of a better phrase, with the aftermath of the accident.” NBC’s hospital drama — one of last season’s few freshman success stories — will continu ...