NURSE JACKIE “Game On” Review

NURSE JACKIE "Game On" Season 3 Episode 1 – Since this episode was basically just a run-down / catch-up of the various Nurse Jackie characters, that’s what I’m gonna do. Consider this your primer on one of Showtime’s more interesting shows.

Nurse Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco): Since Edie won the Emmy last year for "Best Actress in a Comedy," suffice to say this is a well-rounded (and rather screwed up) character. Jackie is basically determined to be all things to all people. As an ER nurse, she navigates the rough waters of a crumbling healthcare system, doing everything she can to provide her patients with the best care possible. As a wife, mother and friend, she’s a rock (save for some infidelity here or there—but what’s a little cheating between friends?). And right or wrong, Jackie’s brand of moral and medical justice is made all the more manageable by a daily diet of prescription pain medication—a fact she is finding increasingly difficult to keep secret. As last season ended, in intervention was staged for Jackie by her husband Kevin and her best friend Eleanor. It did not go well, with the last scene of last season showing Jackie lock herself in the bathroom, laugh crazily into the mirror, and shout, "Blow me!" (It’s not really what you want from an intervention.) In this episode, Jackie has managed to talk herself out of direct trouble … but only sort of. See below. Read More...


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