Nurse Jackie

Season 1 Episode 6

Tiny Bubbles

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 13, 2009 on Showtime
6.7
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When Jackie meets an old friend and fellow nurse who suffers from terminal lung cancer, she is asked to help her commit suicide. A gall bladder attack brings Dr. Cooper's mother to the hospital where she gives away a secret about her son.

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  • #106 'Tiny Bubbles'

    10
    What an amazing episode. Perfect one - I'd even dare to say. Judit Ivey was brilliant as the former nurse named Paula who currently has lung cancer. She is being welcomed (?) in the All Saints Hospital by her old colleagues reminding them why they hated her and called her a major bitch. Well, now she's a sick bitch on wheels who needs a favor from Jackie - she'd like to go a little sooner rather than later. The final toast was amazing: F*ck You ... and here's to me! :) Just spectacular. The episode also featured Blythe Danner and Swoosie Kurtz as a duo of lesbian mothers to Dr. Cooper. Now I get his weirdness, insecurities and his 'boob-touching syndrome' as I call it. 10/10moreless
  • What a nice episode! We get to know Dr. Cooper Parents and Paula Korsenowski what a gem!

    10
    In this episode we could see that Doctor Cooper has to moms and I really enjoy the way the series makes their statements without compromising anyone and introducing the mom characters in a real and respectfull way. I want to see more of those two. we get to know one lovable character named Paula Korsenowski. It's a pity that she wont return because i would like to see more of her. This episode has a lot of dark humor and drama along the way, and she has all the best moments.



    Don't really understand the low user ratings. This show has lovable characters, one strong lead lady. One Great show.moreless
  • F___ you, and here's to me...

    9.0
    This show has captivated me, and this episode is one of the best episodes so far. It's definitely dark but makes light of a woman (Nurse Paula) who is terminally ill of lung cancer.



    Coopers character gains more depth with the learning of his two mothers and we also find out that the pharmacist Eddie might have been giving a little extra to Paula. The toast at the end of the episode is heartwarming, and cheerful and I don't understand why there are low ratings for this show either. The characters are dynamic and the show has a note of cynicism and humor that I haven't seen in any other show. Great episode.moreless
Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Jackie Peyton

Haaz Sleiman

Haaz Sleiman

Mohammed "Mo-mo" de la Cruz

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Eddie Walzer

Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli

Dr. Fitch 'Coop' Cooper

Eve Best

Eve Best

Dr. Eleanor O'Hara

Merritt Wever

Merritt Wever

Zoey Barkow

Judith Ivey

Judith Ivey

Paula Korsenowski

Guest Star

Daniel London

Daniel London

Mr. Batali

Guest Star

Reathel Bean

Reathel Bean

Father Frank

Guest Star

Ruby Jerins

Ruby Jerins

Grace Peyton

Recurring Role

Dominic Fumusa

Dominic Fumusa

Kevin Peyton

Recurring Role

Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

Mrs. Gloria Akalitus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dr. O'Hara: (to Jackie) You'd better not care more about that old nurse than you do about me.

    • Jackie: You know, with the lung cancer maybe you shouldn't be smoking.
      Paula: I know, It'll kill me.

    • Grace: (about Grace's new school Immaculate Virgin) The nuns there whack your knuckles with wooden rulers.
      Jackie: Honey, that is not true.
      Fiona: I'd whack them back.
      Kevin: No, baby. Trust me. You don't want to whack a nun.

    • Jackie: "Vagina mom", should I even ask?
      Dr. O'Hara: Apparently, Coop's got two mothers. Vagina mom is the one that actually gave birth to him, as opposed to putting him in a sack and tossing him in the sea, and the other one is... the other one.

    • Mrs. Akalitus: How are you feeling?
      Paula: Like I'm dying. And every time I see you, I'm reminded what a slow and agonizing process it is.

    • Mo-mo: You actually have beautiful feet.
      Paula: My ex-husband thought so too.
      Mo-mo: Someone married you?
      Paula: Don't get excited. He divorced me too.

    • Zoey: I sense that Jackie is going through something. And as her protégé, I think it's my duty to be there to support her.
      Dr. O'Hara: Darling, your instincts are spot on.
      Zoey: I thought so too. And not to take anything away from your friendship with Jackie...
      Dr. O'Hara: Of course not.
      Zoey: You're a doctor. She and I are both nurses and that trenches together, you know. I want her to know that I'm here for her. And I think she's afraid to cry.
      Dr. O'Hara: Darling, you're absolutely right. You know what Jackie needs right now is mountains of hugs. Especially from you. I'll give you a little tip. She's gonna want to run, but don't you let her. She needs you, Zoey. Now more than ever.

    • Mrs. Akalitus: (to Jackie) If there's anything I can do to expedite matters upstairs, just let me know. Even if I have to pull somebody else's plug to make room.

    • Paula: So is bed 5 still doing its magic?
      Zoey: I don't know what magic?
      Mo-mo: Bed 5's famous for people dying in it. They check in, but they don't check out.
      Paula: Sounds good to me.

    • Fiona: What's purple punishment?
      Grace: Corporal punishment. It means they can hit you, but they don't do it unless it's for your own good.
      Kevin: They hit me.
      Jackie: It must've been for your own good.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Sweden: November 7, 2009 on SVT1
      United Kingdom: January 11, 2010 on BBC2/BBC HD
      Finland: October 18, 2010 on Nelonen
      Poland: January 2, 2011 on TVP seriale
      Slovakia: January 20, 2011 on Doma
      Austria: February 14, 2011 on ORF1
      Germany: October 6, 2011 on TNT Serie

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

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

    • Song featuring the end of the episode
      When it don't come easy by Patty Griffin

  • 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).

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