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.
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 Get the Rope
It's a tense, taut episode of television, with the pressure relieved at the end in classic Knick fashion.
Every now and again, television throws an episode at viewers that we can only discuss in hushed, reverent tones.
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.
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.
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.
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