In the season 2 premiere, the hospital readies for its move uptown, while Dr. Edwards makes a play to be named permanent chief of surgery. Dr. Gallinger heads over to Cromartie Hospital in hopes of getting Dr. Thackery to come back to work. Also, Bertie rebuffs Lucy’s attempt to make amends and Ping Wu demands his prostitutes be given regular medical checkups. Speight tracks a new plague, and Cornelia ministers to a quarantined San Francisco neighborhood.
Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick centers on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.
The Knick season 2, episode 1 airs Oct. 16 at 10 p.m EDT on Cinemax.