you had me at "high and mighty". Showtime's succinct advertising copy for Nurse Jackie sooo defines the title character. Season 2's intervention didn't take. Jackie is increasing her self-medicating, in denial about her addiction, and lying to her husband, friends, co-workers, and boss. Resulting in her life rapidly spiraling out of control.
Many have been closed as the result of budget cuts, but All Saints Hospital is still standing. To give some shift relief to doctors O'Hara and Cooper, and nurses Zoey, Sam, and Thor, ER administrator Gloria Akalitus intends to scoop up as many of the closed hospitals out of work staff as possible, and since it's a buyers' market, she intends to get them for bargain salaries. Also she's campaigning to get First Lady Obama to help raise funds for All Saints, so it doesn't meet the same fate as it's neighbors.
Jackie hasn't lost her gift of being a terrific nurse---she has great bedside manner, and not just for the patients, but also for their anxious loved ones. Often thinking 3 steps ahead regarding what is best for the patient. And this is why despite her flaws, we root for Jackie. Yes, she is damaged. But she's also funny, charming, smart, and sincerely tries to do what's best for her kids, Grace and Fiona.
Nurse Jackie's 3rd season premieres Monday March 28th at 10:00pm on Showtime. Please check your local listings.
[Full Ep courtesy Megavideo]