Critic Consensus: Despite a drastic tonal shift from last week's volatile events, "Working Late a Lot" further reinforces The Knick's equally skillful aptitude for quieter character moments and small-scale drama.
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 Dr. Everett Gallinger
as Jacob Speight
as Eleanor Gallinger
as Capt. August Robertson
as Dr. J.M. Christiansen
as Typhoid Mary Mallon
as Jesse Edwards
as Dr. Zinberg
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Critic reviews for Working Late a Lot
Well, after hitting a definitive climax last week, The Knick came through with an episode that is-both literally and figuratively-just one long hangover. Thematically appropriate? Absolutely. Fun to watch? Not so much.
Is it really just a human story about one of the doctors, or is this all a set up for something truly shocking? With just two more episodes to go, we're hooked.
The Knick indulges in some vices in its latest, which should maybe be called "Working It a Lot," because there's a whole lot of bad behavior, sexytime, and sass this week in the period drama.
It's a testament to the directorial prowess of Soderbergh, then, that he can switch gears from the hectic turmoil of last week's racially charged mob violence to something as intimate and single-minded as 'Working Late a Lot.'
That's the beauty of setting a show like this in the past; we can look at it through our modern eyes and marvel at how far we've come.
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