Critic Consensus: The Knick continues to display its mastery of tone with "The Busy Flea," a compelling third outing full of striking performances and Soderbergh's slick style.
as Dr. John W. Thackery
as Dr. Algernon Edwards
as Lucy Elkins
as Herman Barrow
as Cornelia Robertson
as Dr. Bertram "Bertie" Chickering Jr.
as Tom Cleary
as Sister Harriet
as Jacob Speight
as Eleanor Gallinger
as Capt. August Robertson
as Dr. J.M. Christiansen
as Jesse Edwards
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Critic reviews for The Busy Flea
Doctor Thackery's ex-girlfriend Abby, who shows up at the hospital with a raging case of got-your-nose. It seems her husband has been sleeping with a girl in his office who was secretly syphilitic, and now-infected Abby has gone all Voldemort.
It's completely different then everything that came before, and it's this sequence, after all's said and done, that sticks with you the most. Well, that, and the syphilis.
We're only three episodes into this series, and there's enough beauty and darkness baked into even the most overwrought scenes to give the The Knick a mulligan this week.
With tone and vibe to spare as usual, The Knick continues to impress as Dr. Edwards' banishment to the basement is finally beginning to wear thin on his nerves.
Episode 3 may be the most compelling so far, but in many ways, it is also the most self-aware.
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