Warning: spoilers ahead for the Season 3 premiere of New Amsterdam on NBC, called "The New Normal."
New Amsterdam returned to NBC for Season 3 nearly a year after the reworked Season 2 conclusion, and "The New Normal" revealed how the doctors and nurses at New Amsterdam rose to the occasion of saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fighting the pandemic took its toll on all of them, requiring sacrifices of Max (Ryan Eggold) and Co., forcing changes, and resulting in one doctor going on a ventilator. The bad news is that Dr. Kapoor contracted COVID, but the good news is that the damage to his heart opened the door for a major departed character to return. Welcome back, Dr. Reynolds!