Join 'The Knick's' Eve Hewson for a live chat Friday

Join 'The Knick's' Eve Hewson for a live chat Friday
Eve Hewson is the co-star of Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax series "The Knick." (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

When we first met Eve Hewson's lovely Nurse Lucy Elkins on the Cinemax drama "The Knick," she was an innocent young woman dedicated to the art of healing at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the 20th century.

That lasted for almost an episode. By the end of the series premiere, Lucy was giving Clive Owen's drug-addled surgeon John Thackery a shot of cocaine in his manhood (hey, it was the only usable vein!) so he could function and, from there, it pretty much was all downhill for the remainder of the show's first season.

Hewson will be stopping by The Times' studio on Friday to talk about Lucy's descent into darkness, thanks to her codependent relationship with Dr. Thackery. He's addicted to coke. She's addicted to him. And to think, she could probably be married by now to that nice young Dr. Chickering. Why not "Bertie," Lucy? Why?

OK, we're starting to sound like your mother, aren't we? We'll stop. For the moment. In addition to talking about her work on "The Knick" and its rather gruesome depiction of medical practices from the past century, we'll ask the Irish-born Hewson why her father told her not to go to Hollywood. Obviously, she didn't take his advice ... maybe because he's spent a fair amount of time performing himself. And it always looked liked fun.

Take a look at the video on Friday afternoon.