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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John states that he left home in 1620 when he was 14. But in the episode "Golden Boy", as he's filling out a form during World War II with his 20th century bio, he says his real name and birthdate, in 1607. This means he was only 12 or 13 when he left home. See more »


Dr. Sara Dillane: Why aren't you in public databases?
John Amsterdam: [lets out a weary breath]
Dr. Sara Dillane: It must be real bad.
John Amsterdam: Something happened. I had to become someone else.
Dr. Sara Dillane: What is it... undercover thing? What's your real name?
John Amsterdam: John Amsterdam. I like it. I'd like to keep it. I'd like to keep you.
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