Nurse Jackie: Season 1, Episode 12

Health Care and Cinema (24 Aug. 2009)

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The film critic remains in a coma, and Zoey is in a somber mood. Mrs. Akalitus launches an investigation, but only after she gets stuck in an elevator. Dr. O'Hara flies her sick mother in ... See full summary »



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The film critic remains in a coma, and Zoey is in a somber mood. Mrs. Akalitus launches an investigation, but only after she gets stuck in an elevator. Dr. O'Hara flies her sick mother in from London. After following Jackie after work, Eddie goes to her husbands bar to get a drink. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Eddie Walzer: [pointing to a picture on the wall] Is that your wife?
Kevin Peyton: Yeah. Jackie.
Eddie Walzer: She's beautiful.
Kevin Peyton: Are you married?
Eddie Walzer: No. I'm seeing someone, but she's married, two kids.
Kevin Peyton: That's a rough ride.
Eddie Walzer: Brother, you don't know the half of it.
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Final Episode Health Care and Cinema
24 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having been a faithful viewer of Nurse Jackie in its first season, I feel like celebrating this finale--in my mind the most successful episode yet. All the characters have become beautifully real by now, their inter-relationships are working together in a lively and compelling dynamic ("It takes a village!") and the plot details were handled like a virtuoso symphony, with main themes and subplots building with distinct notes of comedy, tragedy, sympathy, cynicism and riotous horrific humor, to a masterful blend, culminating with Jackie on the floor, sharing the moment with us: "Did you see that?"

I love these people and can't wait until they come back to us. A hospital, especially an emergency room, is a wonderful metaphor for life with something for everyone, and the very best works of art have you laughing and crying at the same time. Nurse Jackie can do that.

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