The Knick (2014–2015)
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Thackery's affair with Nurse Lucy Elkins continues. Bertie continues to pursue her. There is a shortage of cocaine due to the war in the Philippines and attacks on shipping. It has a ... See full summary »


Steven Soderbergh




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.
Cara Seymour ... Sister Harriet
Eric Johnson ... Dr. Everett Gallinger
David Fierro ... Inspector Jacob Speight
Maya Kazan ... Eleanor
Leon Addison Brown Leon Addison Brown ... Jesse Edwards
Grainger Hines ... Captain August Robertson
Matt Frewer ... Dr. J.M. Christiansen
Michael Berresse ... Parke Davis Rep.
William Hill ... Archbishop


Thackery's affair with Nurse Lucy Elkins continues. Bertie continues to pursue her. There is a shortage of cocaine due to the war in the Philippines and attacks on shipping. It has a detrimental effect of Thackery who goes into withdrawal. Fortunately, Lucy has a small supply but it's insufficient to his needs. Edwards and Cornelia continue their affair as well. 'Typhoid' Mary Mallon petitions the courts to set her free. The judge isn't convinced that a person can be asymptomatic and pass on the disease and so releases her. She's soon looking for a new job as a cook. Dr. Gallinger adopts a 6 month old baby girl from Sister Harriet's orphanage but his wife Eleanor says she is not sufficiently competent to care for another child. They keep the child but Eleanor simply ignores her. Dr. Levi Zinberg impresses at a medical meeting where he introduces a new device, the illuminating intrascope. The senior Dr. Chickering buttonholes Thackery asking him to release Bertie from service at the ... Written by garykmcd

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3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Knick...And How to Get Cocaïne
26 July 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This is a truly great and inventive show, no problem. Great directing, acting and screenplay about a subject not known at all thru movie pictures. Steve Soderbergh did a very good job for TV, maybe even better than what he did for the big screen. I am sure that's the best piece of work made about hospital by the turn of the twentieth century, with so many details speaking of social problems, racism, and of course health problems for the population. Details that could have not been shown for theatres audiences. Only TV industry can show this, because the audiences are not the same, as I have already told before. Home audiences wait for something totally different of the "outside" ones do. Clive Owen in need for cocaine but hiding it behind the hospital need, is fantastic...

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