The Knick (2014–2015)
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Williams and Walker 

Thackery operates on the conjoined twins, Cornelia reaches a discovery on her investigation, a hospital charity ball takes place and the operation on Garrison Carr arises trouble.

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Steven Soderbergh
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Cast

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 ... Lucy Elkins
Michael Angarano ... Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr.
Chris Sullivan ... Tom Cleary
Cara Seymour ... Sister Harriet
Eric Johnson ... Dr. Everett Gallinger
Leon Addison Brown Leon Addison Brown ... Jesse Edwards
Grainger Hines ... Captain August Robertson
Zaraah Abrahams ... Opal Edwards
Charles Aitken ... Henry Robertson
Tom Lipinski ... Phillip Showalter
Jennifer Ferrin ... Abigail Alford
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Storyline

Fighting his nerves, Thackery readies himself to attempt to separate Zoya and Nika in front of a packed audience. After getting a surprise gift from her father-in-law, Cornelia attends a gala charity ball for the new Knick with other familiar guests. Barrow gets rid of a threat. Opal spoils the Robertsons' good mood. Algernon gets a long-overdue spotlight in the surgical theater, but complications ensue.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The men who perform at the ball (and whom Effie Barrow introduces as "famous all over the nation...soon to appear on Broadway in 'In Dahomey.' The original Cakewalkers, the Two Real Coons, Williams and Walker!") were the show's depictions of two of the biggest real theatrical stars of the minstrel era, George Walker and Bert Williams. Walker and Williams were both African American men who nonetheless performed in blackface, a performance (and makeup) style usually employed by white minstrel performers (hence the "Real" in their now-offensive nickname). The dance that they perform at the ball, "The Cakewalk," was a real dance craze that was derived from traditional African folk dance and plantation slave traditions, and popularized by minstrel shows. The Broadway show that Effie mentions, "In Dahomey: A Negro Musical Comedy," had a successful 1903 run on Broadway, followed by tours of the United States and Europe. The show, with a book by Jesse A. Shipp, lyrics by the pre-Harlem Renaissance poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, and music by Will Marion Cook, is widely regarded by theater historians as the first Broadway musical ever created entirely by black artists. See more »

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I Hear A Crackle
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Composed by Cliff Martinez and Gregory Tripi
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