Critic Consensus: "The Golden Lotus" offers emotional moments for its major players and continues The Knick's bleak, sobering march toward its season finale in a compelling fashion.
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 The Golden Lotus
For those keeping score, he has now racked up so many bad-behavior points that Barrow looks positively saintly in comparison.
For the second episode in a row, The Knick did not feature any gory surgeries, and instead relied on emotional bloodletting.
It's a striking look that's not particularly pleasing, but it is fascinating to see Owen's lip curl underneath that mustache of his, while his eyes are seemingly busy penetrating the wall just beyond the audience's field of vision.
There's no telling where the show is going to lead us as it heads towards its season finale next week. There's little chance of a big happy ending to send us all off smiling into the fall and winter.
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