Williams and Walker
The Knick Season 2



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Thackery tries to steady his nerves as he prepares to separate conjoined twins before a packed audience, while Cornelia receives a surprise gift from her father-in-law and attends a charity ball for the new Knick. Later, Barrow rids himself of a threat; Opal puts a damper on the Robertsons' good mood; Algernon receives long-overdue recognition in the surgical theater, but complications arise.


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 Williams and Walker

Bertie's first romp with Genevieve seems downright chaste, what with the adorable top hat strip tease followed by Bertie hemming and hawing over the fact that appearing naked before the woman he wants to have sex with might seem "too forward."

Nov 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The unleashing of Lucy's id is just one of the highly enjoyable events of this overstuffed episode, "Williams and Walker" - perhaps the best of the season so far.

Nov 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The magnificent scope of the charity ball is expertly captured by one long, seamless tracking shot expertly employed by Soderbergh. It allows us to take notice of nearly all of the main characters.

Nov 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Now, Edwards might be down, but I wouldn't discount him. He's got enough scientific chops to figure out what went wrong and why. But he just might have to conduct this investigation out of another hospital sooner than he'd thought.

Nov 28, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The real stars were Steven Soderbergh and his camera.

Nov 28, 2015 | Full Review…

"Williams and Walker" is another display of spectacular ingenuity from The Knick director Steven Soderbergh and writers Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, wherein the show's customarily airtight cross-cutting between narratives begins to spell clear doom.

Nov 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The "Get The Rope" of season two, "Williams And Walker" weaves every story and thematic throughline of the season together when a mob descends upon the Knick...charity ball.

Nov 28, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I'm starting to suspect that a similar but sneakier ploy is going on within The Knick.

Nov 28, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Business as usual. That's fine, but shows - especially emotionally remote shows like 'The Knick' - every now and then need to take a break from slow and steady world building and blow things up real good.

Nov 28, 2015 | Full Review…