Working Late a Lot



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.

Episode Info

A drug-deprived Thackery fears that a prominent inventor-surgeon will overshadow his accomplishments at the upcoming New York Surgical Society event. Meanwhile, Bertie courts Lucy as he fends off his father's demands that he leave the Knick; and staff members go to court to keep Typhoid Mary in quarantine.


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
Melissa McMeekin
as Typhoid Mary Mallon
Leon Addison Brown
as Jesse Edwards
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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.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Oct 3, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

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.'

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

It will be interesting to see if Thackery's problems escalate from here or if the opium fix at the end was enough to regulate him back to brilliance.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 8.6 | Full Review…

"Working Late a Lot" was in some ways an even more impressive technical achievement than last week's riot, finding its spectacle through internal rather than external pressures.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Working Late a Lot is the lull before the fall - like being perched on the edge of an abyss into which you know you're about to plunge. It's the awareness of the predicament that gnaws at you the most.

Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The storyline is also noteworthy for the subtle, usually unspoken hints it drops about how developed Thackery's colleagues and subordinates' sense of his addiction really is.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

"Working Late A Lot" is shot through with a sacred-profane contrast that itself has both snarky and sincere uses.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…