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The Knick Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2014 - 2014

This medical drama set in the 1900s charts the exploits of the staff and patients at Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City, where they try to maintain their reputation for quality care while struggling to keep the doors open. In the first episode, accomplished but cocaine-addicted Dr. John W. Thackery (Clive Owen) is named chief surgeon and is pressured by a major benefactor to hire Dr. Algernon Edwards (Andre Holland), a black man, as his top assistant. Other principals introduced include Thackery's protege Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson); young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. (Michael Angarano); Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance), the well-meaning daughter of the facility's major benefactor; Lucy Elkins (Eve Hewson), neophyte nurse from the country; Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan), a brutal, opportunistic ambulance driver; Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), the underhanded, duplicitous hospital administrator; and Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour), a brash, outspoken nun who's not afraid to mix it up.

Episode 1

Method and Madness

Fri, Aug 8, 2014 60 mins

In the series premiere of this medical drama set in a 1900s New York City hospital, accomplished Dr. John W. Thackery is named chief surgeon and is pressured by a major benefactor to hire a black doctor as his top assistant.

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Episode 2

Mr. Paris Shoes

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 60 mins

Thackery orders the hospital superintendent to round up more cadavers for testing new surgical procedures, while Edwards is rebuffed in his efforts to demonstrate an operating technique he picked up in Paris. Later, there's an outbreak of typhoid fever; Thackery confides in Elkins; and Sister Harriet oversteps her bounds.

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Episode 3

The Busy Flea

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 60 mins

Thackery debates performing surgery on an ex-lover, while ordering that Chickering and Gallinger experiment on pigs. Later, Barrow goes the extra yard to square a debt; Edwards' tough day at the hospital sends him to a local pub; and Robertson's pleas about treating a typhoid-fever patient are acted upon.

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Episode 4

Where's the Dignity?

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 60 mins

During surgery, Thackery's hand is forced by Algernon, which irks Gallinger; a recovering Abigail regrets her involvement with Thackery; and Sister Harriet and Cleary make a couple of deals. Meanwhile, Bertie receives a scolding from his physician father who is unhappy with his son's career path; and Lucy becomes privy to Thackery's secrets.

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Episode 5

They Capture the Heat

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 60 mins

Barrow can alleviate a debt if he treats one of Collier's wounded men and also urges Capt. Robertson to buy one of Thomas Edison's new inventions. Meanwhile, Algernon tries a new approach to hernia surgery; the health of Everett and Eleanor's baby worsens; and Sister Harriet and Cleary head to Chinatown.

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Episode 6

Start Calling Me Dad

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 60 mins

Thackery and Bertie test a new operating-room procedure; Cornelia is second-guessing her impending nuptials; and Thackery considers a salesman's intriguing pitch. Meanwhile, Everett contemplates how to help Eleanor overcome her grief; and Barrow wheels and deals over some used merchandise.

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Episode 7

Get the Rope

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 60 mins

Racial tensions ramp up on the street and at the Knick when a cop stabs a black man; Everett finds a changed operating room on his return to work; and Barrow has concerns about Junia's safety. Meanwhile, Edwards' ingenuity and skills impress Cornelia.

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Episode 8

Working Late a Lot

Fri, Oct 3, 2014 60 mins

A drug-deprived Thackery fears that a prominent inventor-surgeon will overshadow his accomplishments at the upcoming New York Surgical Society event. Meanwhile, Bertie courts Lucy as he fends off his father's demands that he leave the Knick; and staff members go to court to keep Typhoid Mary in quarantine.

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Episode 9

The Golden Lotus

Fri, Oct 10, 2014 60 mins

Robertson must come up with hush money to cover up a late-night crime at the Knick; a desperate Thackery looks to Lucy to obtain his drugs; and Eleanor's erratic behavior concerns Gallinger.

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Episode 10


Fri, Oct 17, 2014 60 mins

In the Season Finale, Thackery becomes increasingly more paranoid and pushes himself to the limit while continuing the blood-transfusion research; and Edwards and Cornelia reach a crossroads. Meanwhile, Barrow gets in deeper with creditors; Lucy seeks help from Bertie; and, with the hospital in the middle of a crisis, Robertson orders a vote.

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