The Knick - Season 2, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: "Whiplash" deepens and develops character relationships while giving The Knick's overall arc a welcome narrative jolt.

Episode Info

A subway explosion sends a flood of patients to the Knick; while being pursued by Henry, Lucy heeds advice from one of Ping Wu's girls. Later, a troubled addict makes an ideal test case for Thackery's theory on addiction; Bertie submits his adrenalin findings to Zinberg; Cornelia uncovers a clue about Speight's death; Barrow pays off a debt; Genevieve charms the Chickerings; and Harriet becomes a boardinghouse pariah.


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
Arielle Goldman
as Genevieve
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Critic reviews for Whiplash

Progress! Finally!

November 16, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The show picks up steam when it takes on an occasional calamity, and while the series probably couldn't maintain this pace week after week, disrupting the rhythm every blue moon acts as a welcome jolt of electricity.

November 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The triage in the Knick does make for some arresting sequences and overall it feels like the lull before the storm.

November 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Maybe by Season Three, they can bring in some fresh writers to help focus the show. Until then, we'll be stumbling along to the finish line of this run of episodes, gritting our teeth through it all.

November 14, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a calm, spiritually scientific show that delights when things prove messy and unpredictable.

November 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Well, hello, Henry Robertson. I knew you were around.... But I didn't really notice you until this week, you debonair, dashing, and democratic playboy.

November 14, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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