The Knick goes to Hell

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“Finally a good outcome,” Bertie says just before finding out Gallinger’s been “sterilizing idiots” and Thackery’s bowel is at last responding to his methodical years-long cocaine treatment. “Finally” is right. The only thing to go well in “Do You Remember Moon Flower?” is the separation of the twins. We witness their…

The Knick is well on its way to becoming a haunted hospital

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The horror continues in the latest installment of Dr. Soderbergh’s Tales Of Madness. “Not Well At All” takes its name from a line of Eleanor Gallinger’s as she stands in her kitchen preparing rat poison tea for her guest. A detective has come calling to investigate why Dr. John Hodgman died so shortly after dining…

The Knick charity ball is the event of the season

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The “Get The Rope” of season two, “Williams And Walker” weaves every story and thematic throughline of the season together when a mob descends upon the Knick…charity ball. True to Mrs. Barrow’s hopes, this is an event, although the ball is just a portion of the episode. We also behold two momentous surgeries, the…

Halfway through the season, The Knick is in desperate need of reanimation

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Halfway through The Knick’s handsome second season, I’m wondering if this is going anywhere. Where’s the drama? Thack’s addiction, work rivalry, romantic tension, Harriet’s plight, Cornelia’s investigation, even the threat of Algie being one of three doctors operating on the 124 victims of a subway excavation accident…

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