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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 Jesse Edwards
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Critic reviews for The Best With The Best To Get The Best
When it comes to their higher calling, these men have always played God, applying their own unique ethical code to their work.
The pains that The Knick's writers have gone through to put their progressive politics front and center in the series have been handled admirably, if a little hamfisted-ly at times.
Overall, "The Best with the Best to Get the Best" isn't a very showy Steven Soderbergh effort, and Cliff Martinez's music is also a little muted, but the show's candle-lit look is still fantastic and Soderbergh still does a lot with a little.
A particularly feminist episode, from the physical and emotional abuse heaped on Elkins to Cornelia's husband giving her a post-coital lecture for wanting to help out jailed nun-abortionist Sister Harriett (Cara Seymour).
Not that it's a surprise, but the episode is thorough: These paragons of virtue are facades.
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