Steven Soderbergh's bloody, brutal and brilliant take on turn-of-the-century surgery rolls on with another episode. Clive Owen's Thackery has run out of cocaine and is facing quitting his "habit" cold turkey. This coincides with both the arrival of a long-time rival and the prestigious New York Surgical Society event where he'll present his pioneering work. Meanwhile, Dr. Bertie continues his struggle to keep Typhoid Mary in quarantine by convincing a judge that asymptomatic carriers of the disease exist.