‘The Knick’ Season Two November Episode Guide

Clive Owen in The Knick Season 2
Clive Owen in ‘The Knick’ season two (Photo: Mary Cybulski / Cinemax)

Cinemax’s critically acclaimed dramatic series The Knick continues with season two airing on Friday nights at 10pm ET/PT. Starring Clive Owen, André Holland, Eve Hewson, and Juliet Rylance, The Knick was created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and is executive produced by Begler, Amiel, Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, and Michael Sugar.

The Season Two Plot:

New York City, 1901: The Knick faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery’s absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board’s decision to shutter The Knickerbocker Hospital in favor of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it’s a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy.

As relocation plans proceed, the gifted but under-appreciated Dr. Algernon Edwards jockeys to become Thackery’s successor as chief of surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and administrators grapple with challenges at work and in their private lives.

The Knick November 2015 Episodes:

Episode #14 (season 2, episode 4): “Wonderful Surprises”
Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Nov. 6 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 7 (9:00 p.m., 12:15 midnight), 8 (5:30 p.m.), 9 (8:00 p.m., 10:45 p.m.), 10 (10:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m.) and 25 (7:00 p.m.), and Dec. 26 (6:00 p.m.)
Abby’s (Jennifer Ferrin) worsening condition persuades Thackery (Clive Owen) to test out his novel syphilis treatment. Edwards (André Holland) comes clean to Opal (Zaraah Abrahams), but does not get the response he expects. Cleary (Chris Sullivan) makes a last-ditch effort to raise funds for Harriet (Cara Seymour) as her date in court arrives. Bertie (Michael Angarano) undergoes physical training; Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) loses a sponsor; Gallinger’s (Eric Johnson) prejudices are reinforced; Cornelia (Juliet Rylance) probes a suspicious death; Lucy (Eve Hewson) laments her lot in life.
Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Episode #15 (season 2, episode 5): “Whiplash”
Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Nov. 13 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 14 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.), 15 (5:00 p.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m., 10:40 p.m.), 17 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (9:00 p.m.) and 25 (8:00 p.m.), and Dec. 26 (7:00 p.m.)
A subway explosion leads to an influx of patients at The Knick, but little margin for profit. Pursued by Henry (Charles Aitken), Lucy takes to heart advice from one of Ping Wu’s girls. An addict’s misfortune gives Thackery an ideal test case for his latest theory on addiction. Bertie submits his adrenalin research to Zinberg (Michael Nathanson); Cornelia gets a new clue in Speight’s death; Barrow repays a debt but gets no credit; Genevieve (Arielle Goldman) charms the Chickerings; Harriet finds herself a boarding-house pariah.
Written by Steven Katz; directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Episode #16 (season 2, episode 6): “There Are Rules”
Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Nov. 20 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 21 (9:00 p.m., midnight), 22 (5:45 p.m.), 23 (8:00 p.m., 10:35 p.m.), 24 (10:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:00 p.m.), and Dec. 26 (8:00 p.m.)
Faced with a quandary, Bertie decides to take matters into his own hands at Mt. Sinai, enlisting Algernon to help. Thackery investigates the efficacy of hypnosis, and takes an interest in a pair of conjoined twins. Lucy lobbies Henry for a gala invitation; Cornelia visits the brother of a deceased immigrant with ties to Speight; Gallinger dines with an unwelcome guest; Barrow previews a new home for Junia (Rachel Korine); Harriet agrees to make a change.
Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Episode #17 (season 2, episode 7): “Williams and Walker”
Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Nov. 27 (11:00 p.m., midnight), 28 (9:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), 29 (5:00 p.m.) and 30 (8:00 p.m., 10:50 p.m.), and Dec. 1 (10:00 p.m.), 2 (9:00 p.m.), 16 (7:00 p.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)
Fighting his nerves, Thackery readies himself to attempt to separate Zoya and Nika in front of a packed audience. After getting a surprise gift from her father-in-law, Cornelia attends a gala charity ball for the new Knick with other familiar guests. Barrow gets rid of a threat; Opal spoils the Robertsons’ good mood. Algernon gets a long-overdue spotlight in the surgical theater, but complications ensue.
Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler; directed by Steven Soderbergh.