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The Knick

Series Summary
As upscale care in New York shifts from urban locales in the early 1900s, Knickerbocker Hospital remains in the city to serve a mostly poor, immigrant population. Undeterred by high mortality from sepsis in a pre-antibiotics era, chief surgeon John Thackery pushes medicine's boundaries, pioneering procedures despite his painful past and cocaine addiction. Dr. Algernon Edwards, recruited by hospital patron Capt. August Robertson, is the chief's professional equal, but Edwards' color skews Thackery's opinion -- until a chance discovery changes it. Co-executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, who directs the first season, "The Knick" is a sometimes-graphic drama, revealing racism and corruption while desperate people became operating-room guinea pigs.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama, Medical

Network: MAX

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Season 1, Ep. 6 : Start Calling Me Dad Sep 19, 2014

Thackery and Bertie vow to reverse a series of operating theatre failures after finding success with a new procedure; Cornelia helps Speight track down a typhoid carrier; Edwards finds his clinic, and his career, in jeopardy.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : They Capture the Heat Sep 12, 2014

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    Barrow seeks to pay down a debt by treating one of Collier's wounded men; Barrow tries to convince Capt. Robertson to buy a new Edison invention; Edwards tries to improve on a hernia surgery.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Where's the Dignity? Sep 5, 2014

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    Algernon angers Eleanor when he forces Thackery's hand during surgery; a recovering Abigail regrets her past choices involving Thackery; Cleary and Sister Harriet strike a deal.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : The Busy Flea Aug 22, 2014

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    Thackery is asked to perform reconstructive surgery on a former flame; Algernon experiences a very frustrating day at work.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Mr. Paris Shoes Aug 15, 2014

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    Dr. Thackery berates Barrow about an abundance of cadavers; Edwards opens a covert basement clinic.

  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : Method and Madness Aug 8, 2014

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    Dr. John Thackery ascends to the role of chief surgeon and is pressured by hospital benefactors to hire a black assistant chief, Algernon Edwards.


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