They Capture the Heat



Critic Consensus: "They Capture the Heat" focuses on largely separate storylines, but it succeeds in moving the season forward and setting up potential future intrigue.

Episode Info

Thackery is forced to operate on a thug from Collier's gang and Algernon tries a new surgery. Very strong language and 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 They Capture the Heat

Despite our decidedly pro-Knick stance up to now, if ever there was an episode in this series so far that stubbornly refused to congeal, They Capture the Heat seems it. Too much stuck when the ideas were thrown at the wall.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

In an episode full of x-rays and Edison, it's young Lucy, all dressed in white and atop her blue bicycle that is the true symbol of modernity. She is the future.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Halfway through its first season, The Knick appears to be foundering a bit... the show has fragmented into a series of overlapping stories.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Knick continued to build up the relationship (ever so slowly) between Thackery and Edwards this week while making dangerous moves to connect Barrow's criminal connections to the hospital.

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

The Knick is still a bit of a circus built around a large group of characters it doesn't entirely seem to know what to do with, episodes like this help to better define them and point toward individual arcs that factor more concretely in the narrative.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Heavy handed though it was, it moved things forward appreciably and left the door open to what could be some fiery dramatics in the weeks to come.

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

This burning desire to play god seems especially suited to the world of doctors. But They Capture the Heat, the fifth episode of The Knick views this ambition as quintessentially, free-floatingly human.

Sep 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I don't know what's going on in his head, but I know there's an actual brain at work. And I can't look away.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

On the other side of the dramatic ledger, when the Captain, in conversation with Thackery, remarked on the heat, Thackery repeated Edwards's comment about the tall buildings - a bit of theft and an unconscious sign of respect.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It's been a pleasure watching Steven Soderbergh stress Thackery and Algernon's unspoken shifts in opinion of one another, and "They Capture the Heat" skirts it on the margins.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…