Nurse Jackie (2009–2015)
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Nurse Jackie Peyton is a hard working and dedicated ER nurse. She has a bad back, is married with two kids, but fools around and puts altogether too many hours in at work. She also has good... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edie Falco ... Jackie Peyton
Eve Best ... Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
Merritt Wever ... Zoey Barkow
Haaz Sleiman ... Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz
Paul Schulze ... Eddie Walzer
Peter Facinelli ... Dr. Fitch Cooper
Dominic Fumusa ... Kevin Peyton
April Hernandez Castillo ... Beth (as April Lee Hernandez)
Ruby Jerins ... Grace Peyton
Daisy Tahan ... Fiona Peyton
Anna Deavere Smith ... Gloria Akalitus
Angela Pietropinto ... Mother
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Policeman Brother
Michael Giese ... Fireman Brother
Justin Grace ... Peter


Nurse Jackie Peyton is a hard working and dedicated ER nurse. She has a bad back, is married with two kids, but fools around and puts altogether too many hours in at work. She also has good judgment and knows more than some of the doctors. When she tells Dr. Cooper that she suspects a bicycle messenger brought in following an accident of having a brain bleed, he blows her off. She decides that something good will come out of the situation regardless. Similarly, when she learns that a diplomat who attacked a hooker will not be charged because of his diplomatic immunity, she has a solution for that as well. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama


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Peter Facinelli plays Dr. Fitch Cooper. He also played a doctor (Carlisle Cullen) in Twilight (2008). See more »


[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.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Nurse Jackie Main Title
Composed by Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman aka Wendy & Lisa
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21 April 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Saint or sinner? Nurse Jackie is both. A pill popping addict because she has a had bad back.

She knows more than some of the douche bag doctors. In the opening scene of the pilot, we see an injured cyclist die as the emergency room doctor ignored Nurse Jackie's observations.

Nurse Jackie fakes the dead man's signature so he would be an organ donor. One scummy diplomat will forever wonder what happened to his ear,

This is a black comedy. In some respects the patients that turned up reminded of the kind that used to show up in St Elsewhere or the British hospital drama Cardiac Arrest. One young man had a candle sticking out of him.

Nurse Jackie cares about her patients. Her private life is a mess, we know this when she walks to her home and her husband and kids.

Having seen other episodes, this is not a laugh out loud comedy. More a dramedy and Edie Falco really understands her character.

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Release Date:

8 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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