The Knick - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Paris Shoes



Critic Consensus: "Mr. Paris Shoes" successfully delves into deeper thematic territory, further establishing conflicts and drawing viewers into the lives of its characters.

Episode Info

Thackery orders Barrow to deliver more cadavers, while Edwards opens a covert basement clinic. Strong language, violence & distressing scenes.


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
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Critic reviews for Mr. Paris Shoes

The flood lamps are turned on the players, exposing soft underbellies, torn seams, and frayed edges, as standout conflicts slowly emerge and present themselves as full-on personal battles.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Knick - come for the horrifyingly botched surgery, but stay for the unspeakably racist doctors!

October 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If it all feels a little clunky in how the writers are setting everything up, there's no doubt these are the pins that are going to be knocked down throughout the season's run.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a satisfying second episode that plays off the premiere's set-up quite well, while also demonstrating where the series' storytelling strengths are. Unsurprisingly, the majority of those strengths are evident through Soderbergh's meticulous eye.

October 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Viewed from a distance of 114 years, all those interactions feel downright deplorable, fictional though they are... we are given a stark look at race relations, which might have been otherwise ignored on another show.

October 7, 2015 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…

The Knick continues to intrigue (and dazzle with its enveloping synth score) as we grow more invested in the lives of the hospital staff.

October 7, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

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