Where's the Dignity?



Critic Consensus: "Where's the Dignity?" delivers another electric hour of melodrama for The Knick, solidifying character relationships and following through on the tension built in previous episodes.

Episode Info

Algernon makes a risky move to get on the surgical team and nurse Lucy follows Thackery into Chinatown to find out about his secret life.


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 Where's the Dignity?

The Knick's medical staff members continue dancing around one another like chess pieces on a board, while others live or die by their moves.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

So after weeks of simmering tension, The Knick finally came to blows this Friday night. Unfortunately it was Doctor Gallinger who gave Doctor Edwards a black eye, and not the other way around, but hey, we can't have everything.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Where's the Dignity - picks up more or less where we left off: crackling energy, unsettling tension, and another amazing dialogue-free visual sequence.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

While it stumbles around in a few places and makes some regrettable choices in dialogue, 'Where's the Dignity?' is at least commendable for working so hard to define the narrative's core relationships as well as the characters in them.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

The more they veer away from the hospital itself, the less interesting The Knick becomes.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

The Knick is finally beginning to take shape outside of its style and score... The characters are starting to shine through more.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

As in the superb back alley fight scene that closed the previous episode, director Steven Soderbergh drowns out all the sound aside from Cliff Martinez's oscillating electronic score.

Sep 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's the most breathtaking cross-section of Amiel and Begler's often club-footed historical observations yet, and the show's finest episode thus far: proof that, however irritating the procedure, Soderbergh's experiment is still working.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

So episodes like "Where's The Dignity" largely ride on what's happening and how, not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact, What's Happening is wild.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The writing and plotting was sufficient to the task. Everything else was good to superior, and scene by scene, even when the story bordered on melodrama or enlightened piety, the storytelling was believable, engaging, subtle and subtly humorous.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…