Ten Knots
The Knick Season 2



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

In "Ten Knots," the promising first hour of season two, Soderbergh's artistic and technical choices provide a satisfying catch-up with all of The Knick's major characters.

Episode Info

In the Season 2 premiere, the hospital readies for its move uptown, while Dr. Edwards makes a play to be named permanent chief of surgery and Dr. Gallinger heads over to Cromartie Hospital in hopes of getting Dr. Thackery to come back to work. Also, Bertie rebuffs Lucy's attempt to make amends; Ping Wu demands his prostitutes be given regular medical checkups; Speight tracks a new plague; and Cornelia ministers to a quarantined San Francisco neighborhood.


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 Ten Knots

Never mind the difficuly-men tropes; [season one] was a must-see moody dream piece, and with this solid second-season premiere, The Knick appears ready to build even further on that foundation.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

It seems that Nurse Elkins is going to get her wish-her days are not going to remain mundane for long.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At both the start and the close of tonight's second-season premiere of Steven Soderbergh's gruesomely gripping drama The Knick, we find ourselves asking the same question: Who's that girl?

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

It's hard to avoid feeling like the same issues of dramatic proportion and temporal flow that dogged the first season remain.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The structure is generally the familiar cable-drama hop, skip and jump among intertwined story lines. But... Soderbergh constructs a seamless, shimmering, restlessly propulsive visual narrative that can fairly be called poetic.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

A detached retina, a bowl of teeth, a nose peeled back-the human body has been beaten down by 1901 on The Knick.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's a dizzyingly elegant and impressive start.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…

The new season isn't three minutes old and there's already a vom-worthy nose job. That'll do, pig.

Oct 24, 2015 | Full Review…

The criss-crossing between more than a dozen characters eventually felt well-constructed instead of disparate and that vibe continued throughout "Ten Knots," as the characters were more geographically dispersed than ever but linked thematically.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

It's the resolve to move forward and achieve the impossible, and do what has never been done before that drives these characters. And that pioneering spirit is also what makes The Knick such fascinating and endlessly watchable show.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…

All praise be to Clive Owen yet again, for finding those new shades and new depths in his portrayal of Thackery.

Oct 19, 2015 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…