Nurse Jackie

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 08, 2009 on Showtime
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Longtime ER nurse Jackie Peyton bends the rules to bring some good from a patient's senseless death, while concealing her addiction to painkillers she gets from her boyfriend, the hospital pharmacist.

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  • 1.01 'Pilot'

    7.5
    Yes, we've met Jackie - an underpaid, under appreciated hospital nurse who works her ass off mostly because the pills still keep her on her knees and she is havin' some quality sex time with her colleague. I liked the Pilot episode but there's still a room for improvement. It was amazing when she came home at the end and we saw her cute little daughters and when I expected to see a nanny or her mother / sister in the kitchen .... there he was - her HUSBAND. This shall be interesting, I am going to keep watching. 7,5/10moreless
  • Nurse Jackie premieres

    7.9
    This is the second time I've had to write this review, so I apologize if it comes across as a little rushed and short, but it's annoying to write the same thing twice. Anyways, I thought the premiere of "Nurse Jackie" did a good enough job to keep me interested in watching, but it didn't do enough with its supporting cast. In fact, if it weren't for Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie Peyton, I'm not sure how interested I would've been in continuing with it. However, Falco is superb here, proving herself to simultaneously be a saint and a sinner in the role.



    And in the first episode alone, we're introduced to Jackie's pill introduction, the fact that she's having an affair, a new nurse named Zoey and a slew of other supporting characters that seem to do little but exist as things for Jackie to yell at (I mean, did Peter Facinalli's character as Coop have anything to do but grab her boob and act cocky?)



    Overall, the show has great potential, but the pilot felt like by the books Showtime. It needs to do something else to stand out.moreless
  • Pilot

    10
    The Pilot for Nurse Jackie was amazing, awesome, and a perfect introduction to the series. I really enjoyed the pace of the episode and the quality of the actors, as well as the general story. I found this series to be a great character study on people that work in these positions and how they really could be, or wish to be. This series blends seriousness with a twisted humor while examining the human condition. There was a good amount of character and plot development and the actors really made every thing seem believable. I look forward to watching the next episode of Nurse Jackie!!!!!!!moreless
  • We meet nurse Jackie for the first time and already we can see that she means business.

    10
    Edie Falco is perfect for this role! Her facial expressions make me laugh before anything happens like, for instance, just before she ruins that guy's bicycle tire. I like these shows in which the main character does controversial things - with which you tend to agree only in that context. It allows us to stretch our ethical muscles. To falsify someone's organ donor identification's card is something nobody in their right mind would think of doing, but that boy's death was so absurd that, to her, it would be worse to see his organs go to waste without saving someone else's life. Additionaly, we still had the ear affair and the money. Wow, she's really a busy beaver. Got to love her. The pilot ended perfectly with the surprise we - the unspoiled - get when she gets home. Just perfect.moreless
Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Jackie Peyton

Eve Best

Eve Best

Dr. Eleanor O'Hara

Merritt Wever

Merritt Wever

Zoey Barkow

Haaz Sleiman

Haaz Sleiman

Mohammed "Mo-mo" de la Cruz

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Eddie Walzer

Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli

Dr. Fitch 'Coop' Cooper

April Lee Hernandez

April Lee Hernandez

Beth

Guest Star

Angela Pietropinto

Angela Pietropinto

Mother

Guest Star

Quincy Dunn- Baker

Quincy Dunn- Baker

Policeman Brother

Guest Star

Dominic Fumusa

Dominic Fumusa

Kevin Peyton

Recurring Role

Ruby Jerins

Ruby Jerins

Grace Peyton

Recurring Role

Daisy Tahan

Daisy Tahan

Fiona Peyton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • 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.

  • NOTES (5)

    • 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.

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