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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Zoey Barkow: What if he wakes up and the first thing he sees is me wearing kiddy scrubs? He'll think I don't take what happened seriously.
Thor Lundgren: Well, what if he never wakes up?
Zoey Barkow: Hey!
Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz: Or what if he wakes up and he's blind? What about the rest of us? We're stuck watching you mope around in grey.
Thor Lundgren: It takes a village.
Zoey Barkow: That's not what that means.
Thor Lundgren: Yes, it is!
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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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