The Knick (2014–2015)
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They Capture the Heat 

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Gangster Bunky Collier shows up at the Knick after one of his pimps is shot in the leg. Thackery is called in to perform the surgery and is surprised to find Edwards there at that early ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Dr. John W. Thackery
André Holland ... Dr. Algernon Edwards
Jeremy Bobb ... Herman Barrow
Juliet Rylance ... Cornelia Robertson
Eve Hewson ... Nurse Lucy Elkins
Michael Angarano ... Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr.
Chris Sullivan ... Tom Cleary
Cara Seymour ... Sister Harriet
Eric Johnson ... Dr. Everett Gallinger
David Fierro ... Inspector Jacob Speight
Maya Kazan ... Eleanor Gallinger
Leon Addison Brown ... Jesse Edwards
Grainger Hines ... Captain August Robertson
LaTonya Borsay LaTonya Borsay ... Evaline Edwards (as La Tonya Borsay)
Helen Coxe Helen Coxe ... Miss Carhart


Gangster Bunky Collier shows up at the Knick after one of his pimps is shot in the leg. Thackery is called in to perform the surgery and is surprised to find Edwards there at that early hour. Barrow uses the opportunity to get a reduction in what he owes. Edwards is still performing surgeries at night and experiments with silver thread as sutures. He's called to the Robertson home when his mother falls ill. Cornelia and Jacob Speight continue their interviews in the typhoid cases. After seeing a demonstration, Thackery argues in favor of acquiring an Edison x-ray machine, the latest diagnostic tool. August Robertson comes up with the cash. Dr. Gallinger's baby daughter is admitted to the hospital with what appears to be meningitis. Written by garykmcd

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The worst episode of Season 1 I've watched
22 December 2020 | by yavermbiziSee all my reviews

My overall rating of "The Knick"'s Season 1: 6/10

Somehow this episode manages to fit a big percentage of all illogical, ill-conceived and ill-done things in the season. That "tense" scene of operating on the gangster with the "high stakes" falls completely flat because of how contrived it is. Cornelia's dad sends _his daughter_ to a less-than-salubrious hotel in person to fetch a black man, a son of his servant (and apparently folds a good poker hand), because said servant has been feeling unwell. Cornelia and the health inspector keep chewing the scenery. Nurse Elkins (?) arrives to the Knick in her nurse outfit and with no bag in the morning, but leaving it in the evening she's dressed in a proper outside coat... did she forget it at the hospital the last time?.. Also, regardless of what Thackery says, she's a terrible teacher. And what's the deal with these "buildings and heat" conversation, what does it illustrate?

However, the usual good acting, feel of the era etc are all present as usual, so it's not awful as a whole, and while I'd predicted the Gallangers' (?) plotline, it's still very shocking and evocative.

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