There Are Rules
The Knick Season 2



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Bertie is faced with a quandary at Mt. Sinai, which leads to him take matters into his own hands and enlist help from Algernon; Thackery considers using hypnosis, while taking an interest in conjoined twins. Later, Lucy lobbies Henry for an invite to a gala; Cornelia visits the brother of a deceased immigrant who had ties to Speight; Gallinger has an unwelcome dinner guest; Barrow checks out a new home for Junia; and Harriet agrees to make some changes.


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 There Are Rules

[Cleary and Harriet are] gonna be roommate and he's gonna hang a curtain up to afford her some privacy and make any other arrangement she needs. Oh, to be a fly on that wall. Or an executive producer on that spin-off show.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Of all the varying ways women on The Knick deal with their daily oppression, only one is truly blazing her own path. Eleanor Gallinger.

Nov 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The consequences of inquisitiveness and desperation were on display throughout the episode. In its poignant centerpiece, Chickering and Edwards tried to save Chickering's cancer-ridden mother.

Nov 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Even if the at-times unbelievable density of The Knick's second season has felt thus far like no accident, it's a welcome change to see Steven Soderbergh digging his directorial heels deeper into fewer subplots in this week's "There Are Rules."

Nov 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The episode ends on the strongest note of tenuous reconciliation.

Nov 21, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Sounds like there's something really fishy going on behind the scenes at the steamship companies.

Nov 21, 2015 | Full Review…

While the Russian sideshow veterans aren't exactly the Knick's preferred clientele, they're a step in the right direction.

Nov 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Of all the characters we are supposed to marvel at for their scientific brilliance and financial acumen, [Mr. Cleary and Sister Harriet] are the two that leave the strongest impression.

Nov 21, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

That mix of the clinical and the messy - as we've said time and time and time again, ad nauseum, really - is what makes 'The Knick.'

Nov 20, 2015 | Full Review…