New York City, 1900: The Knickerbocker Hospital is home to groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the boundaries of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The newly appointed leader of the surgery staff is the brilliant, arrogant renegade Dr. John Thackery, whose addiction to cocaine and opium is trumped only by his ambition for medical discovery and renown among his peers. Into the all-white staff and patient hospital comes the equally gifted Harvard graduate Dr. Algernon Edwards, who must fight for respect while trying to navigate the racially charged city. Trying to maintain its reputation for quality care while realizing a profit, the Knickerbocker makes an effort to attract wealthy clientele, while literally struggling to keep the lights on.
Set in downtown New York in 1900. The series centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Doctor John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite nursing a severe addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protÃ©gÃ© Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr.; and Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon whoâ€™s been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins, a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked manager Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun with who isnâ€™t afraid to speak her mind.Read more »
The medical drama The Knick had a very depressing finale, leaving every character desperate and oppressed. For instance, we see Thackery rummaging in the medical facility to alleviate his drug dependence. Will he ever become his old self? Gallinger is now definitively and irrevocably mad after her child’s death and killing of her adopted daughter. Can anything be worse than this for her? Cornelia’s marriage falls to pieces. She doesn’t want to give up her career in order to become a housewife. Will she go to San Francisco after her husband or she finds a way to stay in New York? Edward is beaten up on the street, his life gradually ruins. But still he appears to be the only surgeon left in the Knick. Will he become a chief surgeon in the hospital? In the meantime, Lucy has to decide which of two men, Thackery or Bertie she should choose. And it’s going to be a challenging task. The big question is if there is Knick to return to in the new season. But how can The Knick series continue without Knick? The 10 episodes of the second season will show you everything.Read more »