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