Following the framework of previously established dramadies on Showtime, Nurse Jackie aims to show the life of a RN working at a busy hospital who pops pills and leads a double life.
Nurse Jackie has already created some controversy because of its content. The show is for mature audiences and tells a story about a hard working nurse, dedicated to her job, but with a habit.
This show is a lot better than Hawthorne. I wasn’t immediately hooked, but the situations that Jackie gets herself into are amusing. She’s cheating on her devoted husband with her pharmacist, who supplies her with pills. She deals out her own kind of justice in order to make things right in her own eyes.
Nurse Jackie is entertaining and between all of the new medical dramas, Hawthorne, Mercy, etc., it’s definitely the best.
Warning: spoilers ahead.
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Jackie is at the beach with her family. While getting lunch, she thinks that she sees Eddie on the beach. She just imagined it. When she gets to work, she almost gets shot.
Zoey is getting a talk from Gloria. They have been flagged by the FDA because of the drugs that have gone missing. Jackie has to give a speech. Coop wants a word with Jackie. He wants to go out with her. Jackie rebuffs his advances again. Eleanor wants to set up a college fund for Jackie’s kids.
Gloria informs Jackie that the temp that was a benzo addict has been hired. He successfully completed rehab. Coop is being an ass and all of the nurses think that he’s a total ass. Jackie has been ignoring Eddie’s calls for 3 months.
Coop tries to lodge a formal complaint against Jackie. He goes to see Gloria. He has a cry. He leaves without a word. She was just writing ‘World’s biggest asshole’ on her pad.
Jackie tries to talk to the insurance people of the deaf person. They told the husband that they aren’t covered for the surgery on the woman’s hand.
Jackie looks in on a new patient who overdosed on Xanax. It’s Eddie and he tried to commit suicide. He wakes up and Jackie leaves. She goes home.
She also got approval for the deaf woman’s surgery from her insurance company.
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