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The Knick: Season 2 (2015)




Critic Consensus: The Knick delivers an addictive second season with stunning visuals, knockout performances, and disturbing moments adding up to a period drama that's anything but dated.


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Season 2 of the medical drama, set in the 1900s, that charts the exploits of the staff and patients at Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City, kicks off with the facility readying for a move uptown. While Dr. Edwards (Andre Holland) makes a play to be named permanent chief of surgery, Dr. Gallinger (Eric Johnson) heads over to Cromartie Hospital in hopes of getting Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) to come back to the Knick. However, Thackery's move to return is not exactly greeted with open arms by the board. In one of the more explosive plotlines, a subway blast sends a flood of patients to the Knick, while in the operating room, Thackery attempts to separate conjoined twins and later performs plastic surgery on Abby (Jennifer Ferrin). He also tries out a new cure in the inebriation ward, dabbles in hypnosis, pioneers a new treatment for syphilis and contemplates a new theory on addiction.


Clive Owen
as Dr. John W. Thackery
André Holland
as Dr. Algernon Edwards
Eve Hewson
as Lucy Elkins
Jeremy Bobb
as Herman Barrow
Juliet Rylance
as Cornelia Robertson
Michael Angarano
as Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering Jr.
Cara Seymour
as Sister Harriet
Eric Johnson
as Dr. Everett Gallinger
David Fierro
as Jacob Speight
Maya Kazan
as Eleanor Gallinger
Grainger Hines
as Capt. August Robertson
Matt Frewer
as Dr. J.M. Christiansen
Leon Addison Brown
as Jesse Edwards
Arielle Goldman
as Genevieve
Perry Yung
as Ping Wu
Frederick Weller
as Brockhurst
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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

"The Knick" impresses with a look, sound and feel unlike any other series on the small screen. It's a style that continues to distinguish the show in its second season.

November 26, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The initial hours of The Knick Season 2 are uncommonly strong.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…

It's easy to treat the past as a cozy prequel to the present; The Knick treats it as a ghost story. I don't know if that makes for more honest history, but it makes for amazing television.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much like David Milch did with Deadwood, Soderbergh proves that period television need not be mere history lesson. In so many ways, The Knick feels like one of the most vital, current shows on the air.

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

The Knick isn't simply a lush costume drama, a gory medical history, or a lesson in social studies. It inspires true passion.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…

It offers the kind of gripping trip to a time and place - New York in 1901 - that can be both stunningly beautiful and unnervingly ugly.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…

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