The Best With The Best To Get The Best
The Knick Season 2



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Edwards helps Thackery test a new hypothesis; a young journalist works a story on a Thackery rival; Cornelia laments the limits of her husband's sympathies; Barrow deals with a new adversary at Tammany Hall; Gallinger takes interest in a discussion of eugenics at a class reunion.


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 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.

Nov 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Not that it's a surprise, but the episode is thorough: These paragons of virtue are facades.

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It's interesting to see the series dip explicitly into the subject matter of anti-Semitism and the fear thereof.

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Since we can't wait around hoping for Edwards and Cornelia to somehow find a way to be together publicly... giving the good doctor an enigmatic wife with an ulterior motive is a great way to keep things interesting.

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Running parallel to all that hubris was the theme of prejudice and xenophobia, which was ladled on fairly thickly, in ways that baldly echoed current debates over immigration.

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So now [Thackery] can get down to business, more specifically research. Sounds boring? Well, let me tempt you with the promise of a syphilitic pig, which is not, I'm happy to say, a metaphor.

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

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.

Nov 2, 2015 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 2, 2015 | Full Review…

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).

Nov 2, 2015 | Full Review…