New Amsterdam: Season 1, Episode 5

Keep the Change (24 Mar. 2008)

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Amsterdam investigates a homeless man's death outside of a new homeless shelter.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Omar (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Daphne Tucker
Ben Tucker
Young Omar
Tara Brown (as Edwina Findley)
Bridget Barkan ...


Amsterdam overhears a homeless man, Mick, trying to report a homicide of his friend Ollie, also homeless, to Det. Santori. Mick mentions that Ollie was in AA, and wouldn't have ODed, as was the reported cause of death. Santori is less than sympathetic, and TASERs Mick when he becomes a little agitated. Amsterdam takes over the case, and discovers that Ollie was a musician (a guitarist). He also finds that Ollie couldn't have injected himself, as the handedness was incorrect. Further investigation finds clues to a new homeless shelter that has just opened across the street from the park where Ollie died, as well as near the AA meetings where he attended. This brings back memories for Amsterdam of how he got involved with AA (15,000+ days sober). Written by Tony-B4

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi






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When John drunk singing in a pub back in 1964, he's using a Shure SM57 microphone, which is not in production until 1965. See more »


[1964, The Dutchman Nightclub. The band passes by John]
John Amsterdam: Goodnight guys, goodnight Omar.
Frank: Young white man with a colored child. No day at the beach. You struggle through God knows what growin' him up. Don't give up now. You want your son back? You start writing. Do the work.
John Amsterdam: My whole life? That might take a while.
Frank: You like it? Your son walking past you like you don't exist?
John Amsterdam: What happens when I'm done?
Frank: You read it. Out loud. To another human being. Like me, for example.
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