Dr. Gallinger returns to the Knick to find his social order upended. Dr. Edwards is now a working member of the team with Thackery's full support. They are using his suction machine and Bertie performs an operation using his written guide. Constable Phinny Sears is stabbed by an irate African-American after the policeman suggests to his girlfriend that she could work in one of Bunky Collier's brothels. Sears is taken to the Knick and after he dies the mob forces its way in, attacking black patients who have sought refuge there. To save them, the staff is forced to transport them to the black hospital through the rioting crowds. With the crisis passed, Edwards and Cornelia become intimate, as do Thackery and Nurse Elkins.
Did You Know?
The character played by Michael Cerveris in this episode, Dr. William Halsted, is based on the real-life physician William Stewart Halsted (September 23, 1852-September 7, 1922). Halstead, who the showrunners have credited as the major inspiration for the character of Dr. John Thackery, was both an innovative and pioneering surgeon and a drug addict (as Thackery does, he attempted to cure his cocaine addition by becoming addicted to opiates/heroin instead). See more
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