Nurse Jackie Years of Service S02E12 (Showtime)

Nurse Jackie intertitle, image via Wikipedia

Nurse Jackie intertitle, image via Wikipedia

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 driving alongside the car. The girls are worried. Jackie is pissed so she just drives off. Eddie picked him up. Kevin comes home royally pissed. He ends up forgiving her. Jackie forgets her keys. He finds Jackie’s key to the PO Box. He goes through all of Jackie’s stuff. He finds a receipt to the PO Box place. He goes there and finds a bill for drugs. There are quite a few. It’s not what he expected. He calls Jackie.

At All Saint’s, Coop talks with Sam. His girlfriend broke up with him. Sam finds out that Coop slept with her and he hits him. Eleanor tells Jackie that she went up to ortho yesterday. They talk in the chapel. They make up and hear Zoey and Lenny going at it.

Zoey bought Lenny a pocketwatch. He brings her some spring rolls and she makes out with him. There is something going on at the hospital. Gloria smells smoke and Coop hears like a whoosh. Coop and Sam are in front of Gloria. Gloria extends Sam’s probationary period. Coop wants him fired. Coop gets a bill for some ad space. He said that he would pay for it. Gloria is inspecting the ceilings and finds something. It’s a wild animal I’m sure. No, it’s the guy who thinks that he’s God from across the street. He is smoking. She bribes him with candy bars.

The creepy guy named Martin is back with some flowers. The guy who thinks that he’s God has got a bad feeling about him. Sam is waiting for Jackie. He’s completely drunk. She hides him. They hear Zoey pretending to present Lenny to her mom. She tells him to get Thor, a wheelchair, and some drugs. They take him to the basement. Jackie and Thor perform a tap-dancing routine to keep Sam awake. Later, she tells Eddie that she has to put her marriage back together.

Kevin called Eleanor not Jackie. He shows her the bill. Kevin knows that Jackie is an addict.

Zoey gives the pocket watch to Lenny. He’s pretty happy.

Jackie is confronted by the drug dealer. He wants his drugs back. She stole over $12,000 worth of dope from him. Thor tackles him.

Jackie comes home and finds Kevin and Eleanor waiting for them. They stage an intervention. Jackie doesn’t want to hear it.

She locks herself in the bathroom and realizes that she is a drug addict and says “blow me” to her reflection.

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