We haven’t had a Nurse Jackie thread in quite some time and with the season rolling to an end I thought I would start one and see how many people are still on board. Also, I thought this was a really good episode.
While I’m almost never a fan of the “character does X/character is forced to take responsibility” formula. It bugs me when I read a thread about a show and people moan and bitch about how some character has been cheating on their wife or doing drugs (or making drugs) or killing people or has whatever character flaw and never gets whats coming to them. Because, ya know what, some people do glide through life with no consequences. We all had that friend in high school that cheated on every homework assignment and test and still graduated with a 2.9 (etc etc etc). Having said that, I think they did a phenomenal job in this show of having Jackie’s life very subtly unravel as the drug addiction took a backseat. It didn’t feel like “You did drugs/you lost your husband.” At least for me, you almost have to go out of your way to remember that all the divorce stuff is happening because of the drug addiction.
There’s only two episodes left this season so I’m going to guess that the rest of the season is going to continue downhill for her with next season possibly being on her way back up.
While I’m guessing…here’s something just to toss out there. On paper, Jackie has always been a great nurse, everyone there can vouch for her and would probably tell the chief of medicine that she could run the floor. Perhaps Cruz will get fired or have to leave if something happens to his son and she’ll get his job. IIRC the only people that would be up for it would be Coop and O’Hara. O’Hara’s having the baby and Coop, who knows. First off, I don’t think he’s competent enough to do it and they seem to be setting him up to get together with O’Hara. I could see her not letting him take it so Jackie could have it if things go that way. Just to follow this train of thought for a second, I could also see the stress getting to her and her very quickly starting to use again. Now, everyone tell me what ginormous detail I completely overlooked that makes this scenario unpossible.
Lastly, this is my damn thread. There won’t be any spoilers. Everything is free game. You can talk about the previews, you can discuss things you think you know about next episode or next season, anything you want.
Speaking of the previews I really liked the exchange between Jackie and Coop.
Jackie-Gloria and Eddie were fired
Jackie-No, Zooey let them go.
Coop-How could Zo-[Makes face as if to say 'oh, wait, I get it, you’re making fun of me because I’m dumb, ha ha, good one )
Lastly, I see a blurb on the IMDB page that they were renewed for a fifth season but it specifically mentioned that there’s no word on how many episodes were ordered. I’ve never seen that caveat before.
Lastly for the third time. I think I may have been a little hard on you all about the spoilers thing. I don’t want to ruin the thread for anyone, but I also really don’t want a threadful of spoilers. You’re not going to ruin anything for me and this isn’t really the type of show that there’s much TO ruin. But if you feel strongly about putting something in spoilers go for it.