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 snoops around and finds out that Kevin went to dinner and a movie with Caitlin and Ginny. Jackie is jealous. She decides to sleep on the couch. She’s being a bitch. She’s projecting her own insecurities onto Kevin. She’s the one who is sleeping around and taking drugs, not him. The girls wake her up in the morning by crunching some cereal.
Jackie complains to Eleanor, who tells her not to sleep on the couch. Kevin will start asking questions. Eleanor rebuffs Sam. Gloria stations a guard at the pharmacy. They find a gun on a patient.
Coop gets called in by Gloria. He thinks that she is coming onto him. He will be the face of All Saints in a PR campaign. She gives him some papers to peruse.
The unconscious guy is no longer unconscious. He says that he is a laborer. He’s got a gun because people keep stealing his tools. An old woman was brought in. She smells of death. Apparently, she’s got a 24-hour caregiver. She’s senile.
Eleanor tells Jackie that she slept with a news anchor.
Zoey tells the paramedic that she’s preggers. Jackie frees the Mexican laborer. She detours the cop who has come to the ER to take the old woman’s caregiver into custody.
Jackie calls Eddie and they go out to see the movie that Kevin, Ginny and the girls saw without her.
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