The KniCK’s note­wor­thy faCes

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Dr John thack­ery (clive Owen) Bril­liant Dr thack­ery is pas­sion­ate about im­prov­ing his pa­tients’ chances of sur­vival. “pro­fi­ciency is com­pelling. We are com­pelled by any­body who is ex­cep­tion­ally good at what they do,” says steven. But John is also a drug-ad­dicted sex­ist, racist, grumpy so-and-so. co­caine and opium al­low him to for­get that de­spite his bril­liance, he has far more dead pa­tients to his name than liv­ing ones. cornelia robert­son (Juliet ry­lance – she acted in and pro­duced the 2013 in­die movie Days and nights) she’s a driven so­cial re­former and in­sists that Dr thack­ery ap­point al­ger­non ed­wards as his as­sis­tant chief of surgery. But when peo­ple look at her, the first thing that they see ev­ery time is that her ship­ping mag­nate dad’s money is keep­ing the trou­bled Knick hos­pi­tal afloat. Dr al­ger­non ed­wards (an­dré hol­land – Mar­shall Mal­loy in 1600 Penn, 20122013) he’s gifted, he’s bril­liant, he’s har­vard trained, he’s stud­ied the lat­est tech­niques in europe and he has an al­most su­per­hu­man drive to suc­ceed. But his col­leagues know that many of their equally racist pa­tients would rather die than put them­selves in a black sur­geon’s care. Dr Ber­tie chick­er­ing Jr (Michael an­garano – he played ed­die in 2013 movie em­pire State) Ber­tie is train­ing to be a sur­geon and he’s ea­ger to learn from the best. he could’ve gone into treat­ing the rich in up­scale nYc, but the Knick is where all the experimental ac­tion hap­pens. nurse lucy elkins (eve hew­son – she was in 2013 movie enough Said and is U2 front­man Bono’s daugh­ter) this naïve young nurse came to the big city chas­ing ad­ven­ture and, well done – she’s found it. But the bru­tal re­al­i­ties of nurs­ing and surgery are go­ing to be an eye-opener and a chal­lenge to her sense of moral­ity.

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