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Jackie Peyton (Character)
from "Nurse Jackie" (2009)

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"Nurse Jackie: Pilot (#1.1)" (2009)
Jackie Peyton: [advising Zoe] I don't like chatty, okay? I don't do chatty. I like quiet. Quiet and mean. Those are my people.

Jackie Peyton: [from offscreen, after handing Zoe a severed ear] Puke away from the ear, Zoe.

Zoey Barkow: I just want you to know, I think it's supergreat that I'll be with you all day. I can tell you're somebody who, you know, lives the job, and that's totally me. Totally...
Jackie Peyton: OK, a quick question.
Zoey Barkow: Sure.
Jackie Peyton: Shut up.
Zoey Barkow: Is that the question?

[first lines]
Jackie Peyton: Let us go then, you and I, when the evening is spread out against the sky, like a patient etherized upon a table. T.S. Eliot, tenth grade English. Sister Jane Deshuntel. What a champ. She's the one who told me that the people with the greatest capacity for good are the ones with the greatest capacity for evil. Smart fucking nun.

[last lines]
Jackie Peyton: It bears repeating. Make me good, God. But not yet.

Jackie Peyton: Dr. Cooper grabbed my tit today.
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara: Did your tit make the first move?

Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: What does one offer as a side dish when serving John the Baptist's head on a silver platter?
Jackie Peyton: Hmm... coleslaw. No, mac and cheese. No, potato salad.

Zoey Barkow: Do you think there is an infinite amount of pain in the world?
Jackie Peyton: Yes. That's why there's drugs.
[Walks away. Zoey follows]

Jackie Peyton: Hello, my loves.
Fiona Peyton: Mom!
Jackie Peyton: Come here, babe.
[Lifts Fiona, kisses her and puts her down]
Fiona Peyton: A moonpie.
Jackie Peyton: Mmhmm
Fiona Peyton: For me?
Jackie Peyton: Split it with your sister.
[Watches Grace open packet, walks into kitchen after putting her ring back on]
Kevin Peyton: [Turns around] Hey babe. I made pancakes for dinner. How great is that?
Jackie Peyton: [Voice-over] It bears repeating; make me good God... but not yet.


"Nurse Jackie: Flight (#6.12)" (2014)
Jackie Peyton: Why does this have to happen?
Eddie Walzer: You can't escape nature.
Jackie Peyton: But why stay? They had plenty of warnings.
Eddie Walzer: They think they can ride out the storm.

Jackie Peyton: If I'm not a nurse, I'm no one.

Jackie Peyton: You should have come to me.
Zoey Barkow: I did.
Jackie Peyton: You have to tell Akalitus the truth.
Zoey Barkow: I did that too.
Jackie Peyton: Dr. Roman fucked up the insulin dosage for that patient.
Zoey Barkow: I was there, you know.
Jackie Peyton: Well then you know that already. Then maybe your part of the problem!
Zoey Barkow: Just stop! Just fucking stop. You think this is about the insulin?
Jackie Peyton: Yes! This is about the fucking insulin.
Zoey Barkow: You used a picture, of a dying nun to make a fake ID
Zoey Barkow: Listen, Zoey.
Zoey Barkow: And then you convinced her, the very last thing she did on earth, to lie for you, to say that she was Nancy Wood, and she stole Carrie's DEA number.
Jackie Peyton: This has got to be hard for you.
Zoey Barkow: It's hard for me that you've been using this whole time

Jackie Peyton: Zoey, you have to believe me.
Zoey Barkow: I did believe you. I always believed you.


"Nurse Jackie: Ring Finger (#1.10)" (2009)
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: What's up with O'Hara?
Jackie Peyton: Who knows?
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: Usually she says hello.
Jackie Peyton: No, she only says hello when she's bored. Or she's wearing something new and she wants someone to notice.
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: God, you're right. Those Chanel pumps are hot, though.

Dr. Eleanor O'Hara: Besides, you're a smart girl, you know what to do.
Jackie Peyton: I do.
Jackie Peyton: [looking up] I do?

Jackie Peyton: Zoey, what you walked in on was very, very private.
Zoey Barkow: Oh, I know. Listen, I don't have any judgement or anything.
Jackie Peyton: I don't care if you do.
Zoey Barkow: I went to second with my manager at Burger King, so I get it.
Jackie Peyton: See, I don't want to know that.

[lying on church benches]
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: I want to find your ring. Cause then I'll have done one good thing today. If I can do one good thing a day, I feel good about my life.
Jackie Peyton: That's doable.
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: Believe me, it's harder than it sounds. Plus I've got a lot of bad shit I'm trying to make up for.
Jackie Peyton: I don't believe you, Mohammed.
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: That's because you're a good person.


"Nurse Jackie: Daffodil (#1.5)" (2009)
Jackie Peyton: It wasn't even my twenty; I got it off a dead guy in the morgue.
[Zoey turns and stares at Jackie]
Jackie Peyton: I was kidding, Zoey, just kidding.
Zoey Barkow: I love jokes.

Jackie Peyton: I can't tonight.
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara: Sorry, have we met? What could possibly be more fulfilling than dining with me?
Zoey Barkow: I'll go.
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara: [looking at Zoey] Done.
Jackie Peyton: Are you kidding me?
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara: I'm not. That's how easily you're replaced.

Gloria Akalitus: I know that you do what you think you have to get the job done, but I have been fucking the system for over thirty years. There's not a move in this repertoire that I haven't already seen.
Jackie Peyton: We'll see.


"Nurse Jackie: Sweet-N-All (#1.2)" (2009)
[Zoey stands behind Jackie]
Jackie Peyton: Hovering...
[Zoey moves back a little]
Jackie Peyton: Still hovering.

Jackie Peyton: [to Zoey] What's this about? Nobody ate your muffins? You found an ear in the toilet? So what? You know what this job is, honey? This job is wading through a shitstorm of people who come into this place on the very worst day of their lives. And just so you know, doctors are here to diagnose, not heal. *We* heal. All Saints is in the business of flipping beds. That's it, end of story. The fact that you have even the slightest inclination to help people puts you miles ahead of one hundred percent of the population. So stop crying, okay? Buck up! If you need to cry, go do it in the ladies room. Is that clear?


"Nurse Jackie: Bleeding (#2.6)" (2010)
Jackie Peyton: [Grabs Kaitlyn, on the sides of her arms] Kaitlyn, shut the fuck up!


"Nurse Jackie: Pill-O-Matix (#1.11)" (2009)
Ginny Flynn: I told you not to scold my child.
Jackie Peyton: I asked your child to make a little bit of room for my child, and I think I said "please".
Kaitlyn Flynn: I don't think she practiced.
Jackie Peyton: Have you always been such a snot, Kaitlyn?
Grace Peyton: Mom, don't.
Ginny Flynn: You're embarassing your daughter.
Jackie Peyton: Fuck you!
Tap Instructor: Uh, is there a problem here?
Jackie Peyton: No.
Kaitlyn Flynn: She said the "F".
Ginny Flynn: In a church.


"Nurse Jackie: Nose Bleed (#1.9)" (2009)
Jackie Peyton: I am teaching you how to rule out a stroke, not how to give the man a massage.


"Nurse Jackie: Steak Knife (#1.7)" (2009)
Zoey Barkow: Can I at least take the knife out?
Jackie Peyton: No, Zoey. You never remove a foreign object protruding from a patient. A surgeon does that, do you understand?
Zoey Barkow: [whispering] But it's so tempting.


"Nurse Jackie: The Wall (#4.3)" (2012)
Lenny: 35-year-old female had a DNC 3 days ago. Severe abdominal cramps. She's got enough Dilaudid to knock out Rex Ryan. But she's still in a lot of pain.
Dr. Fitch Cooper: Rex Ryan's a big guy?
Jackie Peyton: Who's Rex Ryan?
Thor Lundgren: Head coach of the Jets. Hello. You guys are barbarians.


"Nurse Jackie: School Nurse (#1.4)" (2009)
Jackie Peyton: [a patient has died on Zoey] Everybody has a first. It's never easy. And if it does become easy, it's time to quit.