New Amsterdam (2018) s04e22 Episode Script

I'll Be Your Shelter

1 Previously on "New Amsterdam.
" Looking for someone who lived here years ago.
Horace Reynolds.
Nobody by that name has lived here since I've been around.
Courtney, I found Dad.
You were right.
I've been feverishly trying to make up for all of my shortcomings, been wounding myself so that you can save me.
I am not the problem.
You are.
- Leyla, this is a bad idea.
- So? Let's get married tomorrow.
In New York.
Okay, what do you need for a wedding? You need two people in love.
You need a couple of people, a couple of friends to witness it.
Is that a yes? Yes! Yes! Yes! [BRIGHT MUSIC.]
I didn't have to sit on my suitcase to do up the zip, which makes me think I've wildly under packed.
Well, who says you need clothes? I love it when you're cheeky.
I'll be at Heathrow in an hour.
This is really happening, isn't it? This is really happening.
I just spoke to the fine folks at the botanical garden, and they are ready for an intimate ceremony with our closest friends.
And they even threw in some exotic flowers for free.
And Luna? I'm heading to Connecticut to pick her up now, and what I'm being told is her big girl princess dress, I'm assuming, Gwen went for maximum cuteness here.
Of course she did.
Hey, what's your flight number? It's 476.
Why? Are you tracking me? You know I am.
Are you kidding me? I can't wait to see you.
♪ I love you.
I love you more.
High chance these two systems will miss each other by about 12 hours.
Alba will be ocean bound by this afternoon.
We will keep you updated, so please stay tuned.
Well, Samira is nestled at her sleepover, and she promises not to call for us at 11:00.
Hmm, that's sweet.
It's a total lie, but it's sweet.
Um, so Are we ever gonna talk about the other night? You mean about me being the problem in our relationship? I don't quite know what to say, to be honest.
Oh, Martin, I You know, the night that we met, that was the most breathtaking night of my life.
I mean, there I was, doing my usual gay bar routine of just standing there awkwardly, not talking to anybody, eyes down, and, uh, this gorgeous man comes over and says, "hello", to me.
Because you were cute.
There were lots of cuter guys there.
Not to me, they weren't.
I saw something in you.
Martin, you didn't You didn't look across the bar and see into my soul.
You didn't.
You came over because part of you was drawn to broken birds that need to be saved.
And I'm not I'm not a broken bird anymore.
I love you, but sometimes it just it feels like you have this need to be the strong one, and in order for you to be the strong one, I need to be weak.
Okay, I hear you.
Okay, thank you.
And I can't believe you have the gall to say that our problem is that I am too supportive because there is nobody, Iggy, and I mean nobody, who wishes you weren't broken more than me.
It has been your go-to move for years, and as far as I can see, you have no interest in changing that.
♪ Somebody need a half caf, with two shakes of cinnamon and extra foam? You didn't have to do that.
Why not? It's not your drink anymore? It it is.
It is.
Um, it's perfect.
Just didn't think you remembered.
♪ What meme are we all obsessing over now? - Come on.
- Not a meme.
A storm.
With the sudden trajectory shift, Hurricane Alba is now slated to hit New York City and the surrounding areas.
Citizens in Lower Manhattan are advised to evacuate and seek shelter above sea level for the duration of what is now considered a category 4 storm.
It is heading straight for us.
We can't have a repeat of Sandy.
As the new medical director, what's your plan to save this hospital and everyone in it? [UPBEAT MUSIC.]
I'm open to ideas.
What do you mean Dr.
Langford can't lead the emergency response? I mean, he's not equipped.
He literally asked me where the bathrooms were.
What about Max? Oh, you mean the guy getting married tomorrow, who no longer works here? Why can't you come in? Well, if the hurricane's changed directions once, it'll probably change direction again.
Yeah, and if it doesn't? Look, I'm finally getting some answers to some personal stuff I've been putting off my whole life, and I can't turn back now.
Geez, if you don't want to lead the response team, just say no.
- No? - No! I lack the institutional knowledge to guide the hospital through something this big.
One day I hope to, but that's not today so No no.
My department is literally bursting with patients I have to evacuate, and yours is not.
I just mean the needs of your department - are non-critical.
- It just arrived.
They're prepping Mr.
Clingman in OR-2.
Excuse me, I've got to go put this non-critical heart in Mr.
Clingman's chest.
I barely survived Hurricane Fuentes, and now you want to put me in the path of a real hurricane? [RAIN PATTERING.]
♪ What's wrong with you? Your weather app broken? You usually live for this kind of thing.
Yeah yeah, I'm just not I'm not feeling it today.
Yeah, you and me both.
You know, I asked every department head in this hospital to lead us through the storm, and every single one of them said no.
You didn't ask me.
You really think taking control and leading a response team is in your wheelhouse? In my wheelhouse? - You don't think I can do it? - I didn't say that.
Give me that binder.
Let me see this.
No, no, no, not another no, not another word.
I am in charge now.
Thank you.
Took you long enough! Come in! Come in! Uh.
Watch your head.
Horace is in the back.
How he thought he could get all this storm prep done by himself with that hurricane around the corner is beyond me.
That's why I insisted that he call to get some real help.
Just didn't think that help would be so well dressed.
Horus, your friend is here.
Hello, Mr.
♪ Don't just stand there.
Grab those sandbags.
Let's get to it.
Coming through.
Oh, God.
Uh, hi hi, everyone.
Can I have your attention, please? Everybody, your attention? Hey, listen up! [FAST-PACED DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
Thank you.
Uh, yeah, so as some of you may recall from Hurricane Sandy, the ED will be the first place to flood, so everything and everyone not nailed to the floor down here needs to be moved up or out.
Capeesh? Okay, thank you.
As you were.
- Very professional.
- You patronizing me? No, never.
You seem like you know exactly what you were doing.
It's all in the binder, I have no idea what I'm doing.
Hey, hey, we need some help over here! Sir, sir, we're not set up for her right now.
Please, she can barely walk.
- Dr.
Bloom, I got you.
- Okay.
Ow! - Hey, what's your name? - Her name's April.
Okay, is the pain in your stomach? Okay, I'm just gonna lightly press.
When was your last menstrual cycle? ♪ Do you think she's pregnant? I'm just gonna check your lymph nodes.
Okay, well, your symptoms are consistent with that of an ectopic pregnancy.
That's when the embryo grows outside of the womb.
Left untreated, it can be life threatening.
Oh, my God.
♪ Huxley, uh, Bay 26.
Excuse me.
Shinwari? Want me to take the boyfriend up to charting? That's not her boyfriend.
That tattoo behind her ear, I've seen it before.
That woman's being sex trafficked.
♪ No, no, no, no, no! Help! [SCREAMS.]
♪ Okay, okay.
Relocate patients to higher floor, check.
Transport all vital materials to corresponding floors, check.
- Uh - So now what? We just wait? I, uh I don't know.
Let me check on that.
Let's see.
Uh, that's fine.
That's fine.
Nobody panic.
Our main grid has gone down and, um, our backup generators should kick back on in about 5 seconds, okay? Five Mississippi, four Mississippi, three Mississippi, two Mississippi, and one Mississippi.
One Miss-iss-ipp-i! There it is.
Okay, apparently we just needed a slightly longer state name.
Okay, everyone, make yourselves at home, and like my friends in the meteorology community say, we will weather this weather together.
Whoa! [SCREAMS.]
♪ Iggy! It's not safe here.
- We have to move somewhere else.
- Okay okay, yeah.
I think everyone is headed to the EV overflow, right? Okay, just, uh, give me a second.
I have the right chapter here, somewhere.
Iggy, the binder's a lost cause.
No, no, no.
No, don't don't don't say that.
So the only pages that aren't wet say that we should start putting boards on the window 24 hours in advance.
All right, if every if everywhere with a window is dangerous, that means we need to find somewhere without a window, right? But this hospital is basically made out of windows, so Hey, hey.
Panic's not an option.
Neither is hiding.
You asked to lead, so lead.
♪ Okay.
Yeah, thank you.
You said the magic word.
- Please? - Hide.
Hey, everybody, listen up, okay? We're gonna head to this hospital's innermost stairwells.
It is the farthest we can get from this weather, and it happens to be the one spot in this building that has no windows, all right? Dr.
Wilder, I need you to take the rear.
Make sure everybody makes it out.
Let's go.
Everybody, come with me.
All right, guys, come on.
Quickly and safely.
Quickly and safely.
We have to get April away from him.
We don't even know if she wants to get away from him.
She's been branded like property.
I mean, he barely lets her speak.
Okay, say you're right, and she wants out.
If he thinks you're onto him, he'll take her and leave, and she'll pay the price for that.
Well, we have to do something.
I need some help! Okay, keep an eye on them.
I'm gonna be right back.
I got a traumatic hip injury.
Max, we're not set up for triage.
We're trying to evac I need to stabilize his hip, all right? There could be internal damage.
I'll be quick, but there's no moving him until I do.
Bloom, the patient's O2 stat is dropping.
Go, I got this.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
What's going on? ♪ You just gonna leave it like that? Like what? You gotta pack those bags tight against that wall.
Shoot, you better just let me do this.
No, I I got it.
Never thought a man in those brogues would know how to do that.
I had to teach myself.
- This wall ever leak before? - Yeah, like a sieve.
Owner call it "self-remodeling the building".
Got these got these pipes going nowhere.
Beams holding up nothing.
Threw up some paneling and some paint, and suddenly the empty basement with the flooding problem was an apartment.
Miss Kate better than me, putting up with this.
Well, it's a good thing I came back, huh? Oh, is it now? 'Cause I don't need no favors.
I'm getting by just fine by myself.
At least you had a choice in the matter.
Looks like you two have things under control.
Oh, my photo albums.
It's always something.
- Look out! - [CRASHING.]
- You still with me, Fareed? - Yeah.
This is gonna make you feel a little better, okay? Just a little pinch, okay? My wife is gonna kill me, Dr.
You know how long we saved to buy that cart? The cart can be replaced, but your life cannot, and, Fareed, call me Max.
Okay, Max.
- I think it's working.
- Good.
The sooner that pain goes down, the sooner we can examine your hip.
Now let's just give that a minute to work and try to relax, all right? [SOFT DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
♪ [SIGHS.]
♪ - Max? - Yeah? I think I soiled myself.
It happens.
We'll get you cleaned up, and and and, um Fareed, have you ever had kidney problems in the past? I donated one to my daughter, but the other has been working fine, why? I think your kidney is failing, and I think we need to get you upstairs to a dialysis machine right now, or we need to go now.
Watch your step, please.
Come on everybody, we should be safe in here.
All right? Okay, go on.
Yeah, go on.
Okay, great, great.
Thank you, everybody.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Uh - You should say something.
- Yeah.
- They seem really scared.
- Yeah, yeah, okay.
Okay, so I know that that was very unnerving for a lot of you, but I promise you, we are we are protected here.
We are very safe from the storm.
And the good news is we only have to huddle in here for the next four or five hours.
Four or five hours? Yeah, yes, it's for all of our safety.
I can't breathe in here.
Being enclosed in a tight space can trigger physical reactions.
That's perfectly normal, okay, everybody? But I promise you, you truly have nothing to fear.
I can't breathe either.
Okay, guys, simple breathing exercise, okay? Maybe everyone can just close their eyes and listen to the sound of my voice, okay? And take a couple of deep breaths [INHALES.]
Getting more relaxed with each breath.
- Oh, oh! - [RETCHES.]
- Gladys, you all right? - I'm sorry.
- [GASPS.]
- Oh, oh! What's happening to us? I, uh I I don't know.
♪ I can't breathe either.
I can't breathe.
I can't breathe! Okay, all right, I gotcha, I gotcha.
Let's just Hey, I think I think her airway airway's blocked.
- No, no.
- No? Um Cardiac arrest? - No.
- No? What? [AIR HISSING.]
What is it? Okay, breathe, breathe.
What have you got? What have you got? Carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide! Okay, carbon okay.
Okay, hey, we gotta move.
We gotta move, everyone.
Come on.
Nice and slow, take it easy.
Nice and slow, everybody.
I don't I don't want to die.
- We got you, Mrs.
- Put your back into it! We're getting it.
- All right, okay.
- The beam.
The beam.
The beam.
- Here.
- Help me.
Come on.
Come on.
She can't breathe.
She's got two minutes tops.
- I'm not leaving you, okay? I'm here with you.
I got you, all right? I'm gonna lever that pipe up, then you can pull her out.
All right.
Come on, come on.
Come on! Come on We've got it clear.
Get her out! [PIPE THUDS.]
Okay, help me get her to the table.
Nice and easy, nice and easy.
Okay, yep, take her back just like that, all right.
I thought moving that pipe was gonna fix her.
Is that her bone? Gonna need some rags, your needle nose pliers, and some plastic wrap.
What are you gonna do with that? I'm gonna save her life.
Yeah, just down the hall, guys.
Okay, all right.
Nice and slow.
- Oh, hey, Iggy.
- Oh, my God.
Oh, Max, like mana from heaven, oh, my God.
- Are you here to take over? - What? No, I heard you're in charge.
I got people shredded by flying glass in the ICU, poisoned by gas in the stairwell, and now my EPM is destroyed, and I have no idea what I'm gonna do next, Max.
These people are gonna see through me.
There's a gas leak in the stairwell? That's your takeaway? I have a patient who needs dialysis.
The elevator's down.
Now you're telling me the stairs are, too? - Iggy.
- Yeah? Go, go, go.
You're doing everything right.
it's just a few bad breaks.
So how do we get up to the sixth floor? [WIND HOWLING.]
Max, can't we wait for the storm to pass? You won't make it if we do.
It's okay.
Slow and steady, all right? [RAIN SPLASHING.]
Okay, April, let's get you set up.
Where where are you taking her? We just need a urine sample.
It'll just take a minute.
There's just so many people around.
I don't want us to get separated.
He can wait outside the door for you, April.
♪ Okay.
♪ Okay, if you just give it back to me when you're done, okay? Okay.
♪ How much longer is this going to take? We're gonna get right on it.
♪ Okay, everybody follow me.
Keep following me.
We're almost there.
Wait, dead end? No, listen, listen, it's not a problem.
We just have to we've got to move some of this debris out of the way.
Hey, everybody, can you hear my voice? There's more than enough room for everyone to park in here while we get this done.
Okay? Piece of cake.
Do we have any blankets? It's freezing.
No, no, guys, we're not staying here, okay? We just need to get through this ward, and once we do, we're right next to the ED overflow, and there Dr.
Bloom and her entire team is gonna be able to treat everyone.
All right, that's good news, so just come on.
I need you to stay with me and help me push through.
That's not happening.
Uh, okay, um All right, new plan, new plan everybody.
My bad, follow me.
Come on, it's okay.
- Whoa! - [SCREAMS.]
♪ Yeah, yeah sheets.
All right, we need to mop this up now.
Lay them flat so we can mop up as much as possible.
Come on, everybody, lay 'em down.
Yeah, but it's pouring out there.
We don't have enough sheets to stop it.
- Can we call somebody? - No, no, no.
Internet, Wi-Fi, phones, they're all down.
No one even knows that we're in here.
Yeah, spread them out.
- What do we do? - Uh, we, uh we, uh We we shut off the backup generators.
And kill any patients on ventilators too? No, they'll all be on portable generators by now.
Everybody will.
This is it.
This is the plan.
I'm pretty sure the binder wouldn't approve of turning off the backup generators.
There's no binder.
There's no binder.
It's just us.
♪ Iggy, if you even graze that wire, you'll die.
♪ You in some good hands right now.
The best, some might say.
Yeah, that young man over there who's working on you, he a big time heart surgeon, Yale educated, top of his class, you know that? [CHUCKLES.]
What are you giving me those for? Look, you're gonna take the exposed end of that bone and push it back in.
Now, look, the ribcage is curved, so it should just glide back in.
- Here you go.
- No, I'm not a doctor.
Well, look, I can't do this with my hands alone.
All right? Look, you're working on a car engine.
All right.
- Okay, all right.
Just push it on down.
Yeah, just a little bit further.
Careful, hold on, hold on.
There you go.
Okay, hold it right there.
Don't move, don't move.
Just okay, just relax.
Now that that's in place, she should [WHEEZING FOR BREATH.]
What's happening? There's tension in her thorax.
I just need a pen.
I need a pen.
Get me that pen, that pen.
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, okay.
♪ There we go.
You're okay.
April, we got your labs back, and they are positive.
You are definitely pregnant.
Oh, okay.
Hey, hey, it's all good, babe.
Since this is ectopic, the best way to resolve is surgery.
- Okay.
- What kind of surgery? - A laparotomy is the best - Why are you lying to us? I'm not.
A nurse just told me this could all be fixed with some pills.
Pills can be used with some ectopic pregnancies.
But why not this one? Based on the gestational age of the embryo and where Yeah, we'll take our chances with the pills.
It's our choice, right? Well, it's April's choice.
Look, look, I know you want to get out of here, but this is a super safe procedure Yeah, we're out of here.
I don't feel so good.
Just hang on, okay? Here we are.
Here we are.
We're gonna get your kidney functioning in no time, all right? Just let this machine work.
- Max, what's happening? - We just lost power.
He did it.
Iggy did it.
Quickly, everyone, let's go! [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
Hey! Excuse me! Wait! Take these.
They'll terminate the ectopic pregnancy.
You'll need to watch her closely for the next 24 hours.
She could still suffer from a rupture.
If she starts running a high fever or menstruating more than normal, just just bring her straight back.
I'll watch her.
See, baby? Everything's fine.
April? April! ♪ Okay, first thing I'm gonna do is get you a social worker.
We're gonna get you somewhere safe.
Hey, hey, you're okay.
- Hey, you're okay.
Oh, honey, you're okay.
I can try a manual flush.
Without the supplies There's nothing left to do, is there? ♪ Maybe call your wife.
There's no signal.
♪ Maybe you can tell her that when my life was at its darkest.
She was my Light.
- It's working.
- I've got a signal.
I should call my wife.
I should call my wife too.
I'll come in and check on you as soon - as I can, Mrs.
- Thank you, Doctor Reynolds.
Well, there's a story, huh? Hey, yo! Hey! What you want? I I need answers.
I don't have any.
Hey! Think I jacked up my shoulder moving that beam.
You know any good shoulder doctors? Yeah, I know a few.
Will you call me with that number? Yeah, I'll give you a call.
♪ The social worker's the name is Shondra.
She's helped dozens of women in the same position as you.
She's gotten them help, and she's gotten them safe.
I have a friend.
I think she'll want to come too.
You can't contact her.
No one can know where you are.
But I'm not the only one.
Okay, you can talk to the police, but you cannot have contact with anyone you knew before for any reason.
This won't work otherwise.
Do you understand? Picking up that red pen was the bravest thing you could have done.
You took back your future But freedom comes at a cost.
♪ I never thought I'd get out.
I never let myself think it until you gave me the chance.
Jackson hurt me, made me do things that But at least I knew what was coming.
Now, not knowing what's next seems even scarier.
But I know I've got to do it.
You're not alone.
♪ Okay, so the ICU is still a disaster.
Gladys, maybe you can coordinate with maintenance, see if you can get it back online, and I'll do an inventory of all key usable equipment.
- Yeah.
- Where will I be? Building a temp ICU with whatever I can secure.
Pick a location.
I don't care where.
Just make it happen, and we'll keep the patients in Pan de Villa 'til it's up.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Who needs a binder? [CHUCKLES.]
- Oh, thank God.
- Hey, I'm okay.
Oh, how are you? How are the kids? They're good.
We're all good.
Did you stay in your office? [CHUCKLES.]
Uh, no, I did quite the opposite actually.
Didn't you get my message to hunker down, to stay put? Martin, I I led the entire hospital response team.
I was in charge of New Amsterdam.
Why why were you in charge? Because I asked to be.
Why would you risk it? Why would you do that? [EXHALES SHARPLY.]
Because I had something to prove.
You know, the only reason I didn't think I could do it, the only thing holding me back, was this voice in my head.
And, Martin, the voice is you.
♪ Well, if that's really true, then What are we doing? ♪ I don't know.
I don't know.
I do know that I can't be who I am, I can't be who I want to be with you.
♪ Okay, um Then you should move out.
♪ So how's April? She's with a social worker now.
We make a good team, Doctor Bloom.
I concur, Doctor Shinwari.
So let's go do something about it.
Earlier, when I brought you a coffee, I saw a look on your face.
Flash of worry.
No, I was appreciating it.
You were wondering whether you had to pay me back.
We started with this money thing, and it keeps coming back.
It's in everything we do, and it's not going away.
Lauren, let's just go home, get some sleep.
You need money, and you need my apartment, and you need your immigration to go through And you need all those things more than you need me.
No, don't say that.
What happens when we fight? You can't win because I have all the power.
What if you want to break up with me? You can't leave.
The money, it just just taints everything.
Even me getting you a cup of coffee.
So you're gonna take my apartment.
What? No, no! Yes, just until you get your visa.
And I am not gonna be there with you.
I can't be there with you.
Where will you go? Someplace safe.
♪ Yes, well, can you please just check the name Helen Sharpe? No, no, I understand confidentiality, but she's my fiancée, and she's No, no, I don't want to go on a brief hold.
Can you just tell me what happened to her flight? I [PHONE CHIMES.]
Oh, there you are.
When I wake up ♪ Well, I know I'm gonna be ♪ I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you ♪ And when I go out ♪ Yeah, I know I'm gonna be ♪ I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you ♪ And when I come home ♪ Hey, so I know it's last minute, but I was wondering if I could change from the fish option - to the meat option.
- Yeah, right.
Just as soon as I figure out where we can even have a ceremony.
Oh, I'm assuming the Botanical Gardens is out.
Unless you have scuba gear.
It's fine, we'll regroup.
We'll figure something out.
Hey, hold on.
Actually, no need to stop the love train over a venue.
Well, except for the fact that we don't have one.
Actually, you do.
It's a perfect place.
And I would walk 500 more ♪ Just to be the man ♪ Who walked a thousand miles ♪ To fall down at your door ♪ When I'm working ♪ Leave a message after the chime.
Okay, so I hope that your dress isn't too wrinkled, because I think we're getting married right now on the roof at New Amsterdam.
Our friends have turned this place into magic, which is fitting because this place has always been magic for us.
It's where we work, and it's where you and I became friends, and it's where we fell in love, and it just makes sense that this would be the place that we finally start Forever.
I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you ♪ But I would walk 500 miles ♪ And I would walk 500 more ♪ [PHONE RINGING.]
Just to be the man who walked ♪ Helen? A thousand miles to fall down at your door ♪ But I would walk 500 miles ♪ And I would walk 500 more ♪ Max, I can't.
I just can't.
I'm so sorry, Max.
- A thousand miles ♪ - I'm so sorry.
To fall down at your door ♪ [SOBBING SOFTLY.]
♪ - When I wake up ♪ - What happened? Well, I hope I'm gonna be ♪ I'm gonna be the man ♪ - She's not coming.
- Who's wakin' up to you ♪ And when I'm dreaming, well, I know I'm gonna dream ♪ I'm gonna dream about the time I had with you ♪
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