Get the Rope



Critic Consensus: In The Knick's most explosive outing yet, racial tensions come to a head, and the episode's nimble handling of a singular stressful event is gripping and provocative.

Episode Info

New York shakes with racial tension when a police officer is stabbed. Contains violence, very strong language, racial themes & 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 Get the Rope

It's a tense, taut episode of television, with the pressure relieved at the end in classic Knick fashion.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Every now and again, television throws an episode at viewers that we can only discuss in hushed, reverent tones.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

I don't know how I feel about this as an overall strategy for a television show-it made for some slow-moving episodes and generally odd pacing for most of the season-but it definitely made for an explosively satisfying hour.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In the end, the conclusion to 'Get the Rope' presents The Knick with so many new story possibilities that the ungainliness of how certain threads were handled is outweighed by the benefits they bring to the overall narrative.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

I feel like his work on this series has only gotten stronger with each episode, to the point of giddy anticipation for the last three installments of this first season.

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

It was an ugly episode that was also extremely satisfying, if that makes sense.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

If there's a lot of forward momentum within individual episodes - this one in particular - the season as a whole has taken its sweet time moving stories forward.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

As if atoning for last week's dithering, Get the Rope is as perfect-in form, function and spirit-as Soderbergh gets.

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

The episode was a seamless, symphonic presentation of the hospital's involvement in a single event, a race riot that turned Lower Manhattan into a domestic war zone.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

"Get the Rope" grips undeniably, but it also goes down feeling like the most disingenuous episode yet. It's soapy, morally charged, and Grand Guignol all at once.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…