This Is All We Are
The Knick Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

"This is All We Are" competently ties up loose ends while maintaining enough dramatic momentum to draw viewers back in for a potential third season of The Knick.

Episode Info

In the Season 2 finale, Thackery ignores Zinberg's advice at Mt. Sinai and undertakes a risky, alternative course of action; Cornelia confronts Henry about the family business; Barrow's actions at the hospital construction site are called into question; Gallinger ponders a job opportunity; and Cleary steadfastly refuses to give up on Harriet.


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 This Is All We Are

Tune out the dialogue and simply become immersed in the show's colors and textures... it's a complete and satisfying dreamscape. But try and follow the plot, and it all comes crashing to earth.

Dec 19, 2015 | Full Review…

If anything, The Knick is a relentless reminder of the abject horror in the banality of everyday living, and God, I couldn't get enough.

Dec 21, 2015 | Full Review…

This departure, this closing shot of the disappearing city, has me worried for my favorite doctor and the rest of them, that this might be farewell. Is this really it?

Dec 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

When you stop and think about it, that had all the makings of a great series finale.

Dec 19, 2015 | Full Review…

"This is all we are" is almost a mission statement for The Knick, or so it has seemed.

Dec 19, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Director and cinematographer Steven Soderbergh is generous to his actors throughout.

Dec 19, 2015 | Full Review…

"I have bad dreams," the man said. "Really," Edwards answered, taking a long, thoughtful pause. "Tell me about them." If those were the final words of The Knick, it was a nice way to go.

Dec 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Brilliantly directed, beautifully acted, sometimes spottily written, 'The Knick' has been - and may continue to be - an exciting experiment.

Dec 19, 2015 | Full Review…

"This Is All We Are" most certainly raised the bar on the Thackery-insanity front.

Dec 19, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Watching the Harriet and Cleary story arc come to a gentle conclusion was the most satisfying part of this season finale.

Dec 19, 2015 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…