The Knick

Season 1 Episode 1

Method and Madness

19
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 08, 2014 on Cinemax
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With the death of Dr. J.M. Christiansen, Dr. Thackery ascends to the role of chief surgeon. Cornelia Robertson, daughter of the hospital's benefactor, insists that Thackery hire a black assistant chief, Dr. Algernon Edwards. The addition of Dr. Edwards stirs up the hospital staff where he encounters enmity and resentment. His addition the question as to whether the other doctors will accept an African American doctor and if patients will allow him to operate on them, but in the end, the concern is setting breakthroughs in the world of surgery.

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Clive Owen

Clive Owen

Dr. John Thackery

Andre Holland

Andre Holland

Dr. Algernon Edwards

Jeremy Bobb

Jeremy Bobb

Herman Barrow

Juliet Rylance

Juliet Rylance

Cornelia Robertson

Eve Hewson

Eve Hewson

Lucy Elkins

Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano

Dr. Bertram 'Bertie' Chickering Jr.

Melissa Errico

Melissa Errico

Catherine Christiansen

Guest Star

Karl Bury

Karl Bury

Mr. Corker

Guest Star

Louis Butelli

Louis Butelli

Sebastiano Gentile

Guest Star

Collin Meath

Collin Meath

Phinny Sears

Recurring Role

Lucas Papaelias

Lucas Papaelias

Eldon Pouncey

Recurring Role

Frank Wood

Frank Wood

Mr. Havershorn

Recurring Role

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