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Tonight, the second season of The Knick comes to a close. Last week, Dr. Gallinger’s day started off with some good news. The police had closed the case of Dr. Cotton’s murder â€“ the man’s sons had admitted to poisoning their father. This meant Everett’s wife Eleanor was off the hook, though she was still likely the real killer. Later that day, Algernon brought Everett before the medical board, trying to get his license revoked for performing dozens of vasectomies on the boys of the “idiot house.” However, the board denied his claim, affirming the importance of eugenics as a legitimate and necessary field of study. As they left the building, Edwards and Gallinger traded insults and were preparing for a fistfight when Everett sucker-punched Algernon. Everett continued, making sure to throw several punches to Algernon’s injured eye. He then called Algernon the N-word and headed home to celebrate by having sex with his wife’s sister. (What a classy guy â€“ how does Eric Johnson always seem to end up playing these jerks?!)
At the construction site of the new Knickerbocker, Cornelia confronted her father about his involvement in bringing several infectious diseases into the United States. As the captain tried to defend himself, a fire broke out. He helped his daughter escape from the burning building but ended up leaping to his own death.
Meanwhile, Thackary’s health was deteriorating â€“ he had massive internal damage due to his continued cocaine use; Barrow’s wife threatened to expose her husband’s money skimming if he didn’t agree to give her back her home and half of his earnings; Cleary and Harriet’s condom sales to prostitutes were booming; and Lucy tortured her ill father with the sordid details of her sex life before giving him a lethal injection.
How was the fire started, and was Capt. Robertson’s death a suicide, murder, or just bad luck? What does this mean for the new Knick â€“ and has Barrow lost his cash cow? Will Thackary get the medical assistance he needs, or will he continue to insist on alternate treatments? What will be the fallout from Gallinger and Edwards’ fight? And will Harriet ever warm to Cleary’s advances? I have thoroughly enjoyed this season of The Knick â€“ even more than the first â€“ and am really looking forward to seeing what happens tonight!
On tonight’s finale, “This Is All We Are,” 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.
Find out how the season ends tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording MasterChef: Junior and Z Nation.
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