Critic Consensus: "Crutchfield" concludes on a grim note for many of its characters, fulfilling the promise of somber but captivating storytelling The Knick established from its very first episode.

Episode Info

In the Season Finale, Thackery becomes increasingly more paranoid and pushes himself to the limit while continuing the blood-transfusion research; and Edwards and Cornelia reach a crossroads. Meanwhile, Barrow gets in deeper with creditors; Lucy seeks help from Bertie; and, with the hospital in the middle of a crisis, Robertson orders a vote.


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 Crutchfield

We're right back where we started, only somehow worse.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's hard to remember a season finale this bleak, in the sense that not one major character ends up in a better place than they started 10 episodes ago, and everyone across-the-board is miserable.

Oct 3, 2015 | Full Review…

The Steven Soderbergh-directed series wraps up its first season not in a happy place, but instead with every character in jeopardy, which is pretty much exactly where a show with a season 2 order perhaps should end.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…

To say things go from bad to worse would be putting it mildly. And yet, there's no sense the series derives pleasure sending its characters to wallow in a new form of misery.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

This last installment of Season One started to feel like much too much. It was like a haunted house that wouldn't end, but instead of frights around every corner, it was the pitiable fates of all these characters playing out in front of you.

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

The Knick's season finale, which held actual serious consequences for just about every character on the show, was a beautifully unnerving ride. No happy endings here.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

"Crutchfield" did a nice job of bringing the major stories of the season to a boil, mostly while linking them to the series' larger questions about scientific and social progress.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

I often feel that the most rewarding works are those that force you to grapple with the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens. Maybe because they're the most human. I look forward to The Knick's next chapter.

Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In keeping with the rest of the season, it strains (sometimes painfully) to guarantee a good time while preserving its in-hindsight moral outrage.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Even before this final act, "Crutchfield" was the most exquisite episode of The Knick, but after it, "Crutchfield" is evangelism material. Every new shot is diamond.

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