Nurse Jackie

Showtime (ended 2015)
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  • Comedy meets drama in this quirky Showtime offering which spotlights the versatility of actress Edie Falco. Set in a New York City hospital, this half-hour single camera comedy is about a strong-willed woman balancing a hectic work life with a complex personal life, all the while fighting the health care system along the way.

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  • S 7 : Ep 12

    I Say a Little Prayer

    Aired 6/28/15

  • S 7 : Ep 11

    Vigilante Jones

    Aired 6/21/15

  • S 7 : Ep 10

    Jackie and the Wolf

    Aired 6/14/15

  • S 7 : Ep 9

    Serviam in Caritate

    Aired 6/7/15

  • S 7 : Ep 8

    Managed Care

    Aired 5/31/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Edie Falco

    Jackie Peyton

  • Eve Best

    Dr. Eleanor 'Ellie' O'Hara

  • Merritt Wever

    Zoey Barkow

  • Paul Schulze

    Eddie Walzer

  • Dominic Fumusa

    Kevin Peyton

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  • Quotes (168)

    • Jackie: (voice-over) If I were a saint, which maybe I wanna which maybe I don't, I would be like Augustine. He knew there was good in him and he knew there was some not so good. And he wasn't going to give up his earthly pleasures before he was good and ready. "Make me good, God, but not yet." Right?

    • Zoey: Do you think there's a finite amount of pain in the world? Like if I take a thorn out of someone's hand does that pain have to go somewhere else? Jackie: Yes, that's why there's drugs.

    • Mo-mo: Her name is Beth, girlfriend of the bike messenger kid. She wants to talk to you. Jackie: Why me? Where's the social worker? Mo-mo: She's still mad at us for the Christmas party. Jackie: Us? You're the one who tongued her husband after yuletide karaoke, not me. Mo-mo: You dared me.

    • Jackie: Dr. Cooper grabbed my tit today. Dr. O'Hara: Did your tit make the first move? Jackie: He said it was a Tourette's response to stress.

    • Eddie: How's your friend here feel about wheeling a cart of chemo meds up to the chemo ward? Jackie: I don't know. Why don't you ask her? Zoey: Oh my God, I'd love to.

    • (Interrupting Zoey's monologue) Jackie: A quick question. Zoey: Sure. Jackie: Shut up. Zoey: Is that a question? Jackie: I don't like chatty, okay? I don't do chatty. I like quiet. Quiet and mean, those are my people.

    • Jackie: What do you doctors have against healing people, for Christ's sake? Dr. O'Hara: Yeah, you see that... that right there. Healing, helping, fixing... It's fantastic. That's why you are a nurse. When I was a little girl, I took a butter knife and opened up a dead bunny to see how it worked. That's why I'm a doctor.

    • (Jackie and Dr. O'Hara are in a restaurant for lunch) Jackie: You care as much as I do and you know it. Dr. O'Hara: Yeah, no. No, I don't. Do you realize that you're the only sane one there? It's a fucking asylum. I'm telling you, Jack, if I didn't have this, and of course you, I don't think I could handle it there. I really don't. You're so dedicated. (an old woman next to their table starts choking) Jackie: I am off the clock. Dr. O'Hara: So am I. Jackie: Four minutes till brain damage. Dr. O'Hara: Two till she passes out. Jackie: I got it. You're buying lunch.

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    Notes (115)

    • Song featuring the beginning and the end of the episode Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls by K.D. Lang

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: October 3, 2009 on SVT1
      United Kingdom: January 4, 2010 on BBC2/BBC HD
      Finland: September 13, 2010 on Nelonen
      Poland: November 29, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Slovakia: January 4, 2011 on Doma
      Austria: January 10, 2011 on ORF1
      Germany: September 1, 2011 on TNT Serie

    • Just hours after its series premiere, Showtime ordered another 12 episodes for a second season of Nurse Jackie. This decision is a result of being the most-watched Showtime series premiere ever.

    • On Showtime On Demand, this episode was available one week prior to the official air date.

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for adult content and graphic language.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Sweden: October 10, 2009 on SVT1
      United Kingdom: January 5, 2010 on BBC2/BBC HD
      Finland: September 20, 2010 on Nelonen
      Poland: December 6, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Slovakia: January 6, 2011 on Doma
      Austria: January 17, 2011 on ORF1
      Germany: September 8, 2011 on TNT Serie

    • Stephen Wallem who plays nurse Thor is related to one of the showrunners and co-creator Linda Wallem.

    • On Showtime On Demand, this episode was available one week prior to the official air date.

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    Trivia (12)

    • When Dr. O'Hara examines Julian Armando in the beginning of the episode, her surgical gloves suddenly disappear just to reappear in the next closeup view.

    • When Zoey and Dr. O'Hara are out for dinner, Zoey reveals that her father is in prison for manslaughter.

    • The song that closes this episode is a rock cover of the theme "Love is all around" from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    • After taking morphine, Jackie is heard singing "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The same song plays during the closing credits.

    • Featured Music: I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin

    • When Jackie and Dr. O'Hara watch Zoey get out of the taxi, put on her shoes and Dr. O'Hara assumes Zoey had sex the other night, the scene resembles the beginning of Nurse Jackie's second episode of season 1 "Sweet 'n All" where Jackie watched Dr. O'Hara's similar arrival in a taxi.

    • When Thor mentions that he almost feels like O.J. because the gloves are so tight, he is referring to former American football star and actor O.J. Simpson who was charged with murder of his ex-wife and her friend in 1994. During the trial, O.J. Simpson was asked to try on a dark leather glove which was found at the crime scene, but the glove seemed to tight for Simpson.

    • Zoey's pin number for the Pill-O-Matix is 111986 which is also the date of her birth.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Paula: (to Zoey) I'm not going to hospice, Pippi Longstocking. Pippi Lonstocking is the infantile heroine of a famous threepart Swedish children's book series from Astrid Lindgren (1907 - 2002).

  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • Doctors cant call in narcotics!!

    By darla123, May 19, 2014


    By kdana, May 13, 2014

  • I had to come and rate.

    By alannagabriel, Feb 11, 2014

  • Comedy? WTF?

    By mindmalfunction, Jan 20, 2014

  • I like it

    By cjs123, Jan 01, 2014