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New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam


New Amsterdam is the story of a New York detective, John Amsterdam, who's anything but ordinary. He's brilliant and mysterious, and has the burden of keeping a deep secret -- John is immortal.

In 1642, John (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) was a Dutch soldier in the New Amsterdam colony, which would later become New York City. There, John put himself in front of a sword intended for a native girl during a massacre. In return for saving her life, the girl saved John and conducted an ancient spell in which immortality was given to him. The only way that John will age is if he finds his true love.

But to John, finding his true love would be bittersweet. During the past 300 years, he's experienced year after year of endless adventures, perfecting his many talents.
However, everyone John meets eventually leaves him, all passing while he remains young. Friend and jazz club owner Omar (Stephen Henderson) is the sole keeper of John's secret, and also keeps a fair share of his own.

As the thrill of eternal life has slowly turned into emotional isolation and loneliness, John begins to think his eternal life is a blessing and a curse all in one.
Over the past 3 centuries, he's lived through the transformation of New Amsterdam from a colony to one of the largest metropolis' in the world. Using the experiences and the knowledge from the changes that he's seen, John is now the NYPD's top homicide detective. Alongside his partner, Eva Marquez (Zuleikha Robinson), they solve complex murder cases, slowly ridding the streets of dangerous criminals. However, when Amsterdam suffers from a massive heart attack, he's pronounced dead in the ER by Dr. Sara Dillane (Alexie Gilmore), but later recovers. Amsterdam realizes that the native girl's prophecy may be coming true since he felt the pain in his heart that she foretold many years ago. Thinking that his soul mate is nearby, John continues to work to find a killer knowing that his life, and ultimately his death, may have changed forever.
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Episode Info

Final: 1x08 -- Love Hurts (Apr/14/2008)


John and Eva investigate the links between a drowned woman, a dating service and a series of robberies aimed at wealthy men. The case takes John back to his life in the 1920s as a grifter and thief. Meanwhile, John's recent experience makes him doubt whether Sarah may truly be "the one" who will make him mortal.
Cast
Nikolaj Coster WaldauNikolaj Coster Waldau
As John Amsterdam
Zuleikha RobinsonZuleikha Robinson
As Eva Marquez
Alexie GilmoreAlexie Gilmore
As Dr. Sara Dillane
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Recaps
1x8: Love Hurts recap: John is swimming late at night while thinking about Sara. Eva comes in to check up on him after his recovery from the gunshot several weeks ago, and tells him to take it easy since he's off-duty. John isn't concerned and wants to get back to work. They're interrupted when Eva gets a call and goes to Hell's Gate on the East River where Callie and Santori are covering the case. The victim is a Martine Shane and John decides to drop by, recognizing the area... read more.
Recurring Guests

Robert Clohessy as Detective Santori (6 eps)
Jamie Harrold as Mank (5 eps)
Susan Misner as Callie Burnett (4 eps)
Greg Stuhr as Antique Dealer (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 10, 2008
Ended: April 14, 2008
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• Naujasis Amsterdamas (Used In Lithuania)
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