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The Knick follows a group of innovative healthcare staff, nurses and doctors that are employed with the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York during the 1900s. The hospital, nicknamed The Knick, is just barely keeping their bills paid and is attempting to attract wealthy patients without limiting the degree of care being delivered. However, personal and professional struggles highlight the drama in this television series.

The show stars Clive Owen playing the part of Dr. John Thackery, whose storyline somewhat follows the life of William Stewart Halsted. In the series, Dr. Thackery and fellow staff members will have to overcome obstacles in the healthcare field that were present during this time period in order to save lives, perform surgeries and give proper treatment to all. Meanwhile, Thackery must deal with his own personal battles dealing with addictions to drugs such as opium and cocaine.

The show also highlights the struggles of Dr. Algernon Edwards who becomes the deputy of the Knickerbocker Hospital and is portrayed by African-American actor Andre Holland. He is faced with the struggle to gain acceptance as a doctor, despite his Harvard education. His fight to gain acceptance by his peers and the city alike are solely based on the color of his skin.

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on CINEMAX
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
August 8, 2014
Drama
8.5/10
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The Knick Full Episode Guide

  • Thackery deliberately ignores Zinberg's advice at Mt. Sinai and chooses a dramatic, and risky, alternative course of action. Cornelia confronts Henry about his role in the family business.

  • Thackery's connection to Captain Robertson and The Knick's arrival are revealed. The conflict between Edwards and Gallinger comes to a head.

  • After dealing with an unwanted intruder, Thackery faces the realities of his addiction research, and sets his sights on improving Abby's appearance. Algernon suspects foul play during his surgical debacle; Gallinger shuffles his family priorities; Barrow's social standing rises, at a cost; Lucy makes a shocking discovery; Cornelia shares unsettling news with Henry.

  • 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 an overdue spotlight in the surgical theater.

  • Faced with a quandary, Bertie decides to take matters into his own hands at Mt. Sinai, enlisting Algernon to help. Thackery investigates the efficacy of hypnosis, and takes an interest in a pair of conjoined twins. Lucy lobbies Henry for a gala invitation; Cornelia visits the brother of a deceased immigrant with ties to Speight; Gallinger dines with an unwelcome guest.

  • A subway explosion leads to an influx of patients at The Knick, but little margin for profit. Pursued by Henry, Lucy takes to heart advice from one of Ping Wu’s girls. An addict’s misfortune gives Thackery an ideal test case for his latest theory on addiction. Bertie submits his adrenalin research to Zinberg. Cornelia gets a new clue in Speight’s death. Barrow repays a debt but gets no credit. Genevieve charms the Chickerings. Harriet finds herself a boarding-house pariah.

  • Thackery enlists Edwards to help him test a new hypothesis. After rejecting Robertson’s advances at The Knick, Lucy learns that confession isn’t always good for the soul. Young journalist Genevieve Everidge works on a story about one of Thackery’s rivals. Cornelia is dismayed by the limits of her husband’s sympathies. Barrow faces a new adversary at Tammany Hall. Gallinger is intrigued by a discussion of eugenics at a class reunion. Edwards deals with a surprise visitor.

  • Dr. Thackery sets his sights on a return to The Knick - a request that doesn't sit well with the board. After a shocking discovery, Cornelia enlists Cleary to do a dirty job, for a price.

  • As Barrow and The Knick prepare to move uptown, Dr. Edwards tries to persuade the hospital board to appoint him permanent chief of surgery in Dr. Thackery's absence.

  • Thackery becomes more paranoid and is pushed to his limits while continuing the blood-transfusion research. Edwards and Cornelia come to a crossroads. Barrow gets in deeper with creditors.

  • Thackery is concerned that Dr. Levi is going to steal his thunder. Bertie continues courting Lucy, while disregarding his father's demands to leave his position at work.

  • After a cop stabs a black man, racial tensions are on the rise on the street and at the Knick. Everett returns to work and discovers the operating room has changed. Barrow is concerned about Junia. Edwards' impresses Cornelia.

  • Thackery and Bertie have a new operating-room procedure to test out. Cornelia reconsiders getting married. Thackery is interested in a salesman's pitch. Everett tries to help Eleanor overcome her grief. Barrow sells some merchandise.

  • Barrow will be able to reduce his debt if he treats a wounded man of Collier's. He also wants Capt. Robertson to buy a new invention from Thomas Edison. Algernon has a new method for treating people with hernia's. Everett and Eleanor's baby's health deteriorates.

  • Gallinger is upset when Thackery's hand is forced by Algernon during surgery. Abigail has a different perception of her closeness with Thackery as she recovers.

  • Thackery is asked to perform surgery on a ex-lover. Algernon has an infuriating work day.

  • Edward opens a covert basement clinic. Dr. Thackery is disappointed with the abundance of cadavers.

  • When John Thackery climbs the hospital ranks, he is pressured to have a black member on his staff team.

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