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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 severe 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

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : Crutchfield Oct 17, 2014

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    Thackery refuses to collaborate with Dr. Zinberg on blood-transfusion research; Cornelia and Edwards arrive at a crossroads; Barrow trades one creditor for another; Lucy requests Bertie's help.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : The Golden Lotus Oct 10, 2014

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    A late-night crime sheds unfavorable light on the Knick, which prompts Robertson to come up with hush money; Lucy goes to extremes to get drugs for a desperate Thackery; Eleanor's behavior becomes more erratic.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Working Late a Lot Oct 3, 2014

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    Thackery worries that Dr. Levi Zinberg, a Jewish surgeon and inventor, will steal his spotlight; Bertie continues his courtship of Lucy while staving off his father's demands that he leave the Knick.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Get the Rope Sep 26, 2014

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    The stabbing of a cop by a black man stirs up racial tension; Everett returns to work; Barrow fears for Junia's safety.

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

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    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.

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