NURSE JACKIE “Rat Falls” Season 3 Episode 5 – This one advanced the plot in a strange way. Instead of carrying the story of Jackie’s family relations forward, it progressed in her drug habit further by having Jackie (still-great Edie Falco) enter the drug-buying world, purchasing six of those sweet little blue pills from epileptic Bill (a sublimely slimy Bill Sage)—the same dude she robbed last season while he was having an epileptic seizure. And I have two thoughts on this:
1. How messed up is it? It’s real messed up. She’s almost raising the white flag to her addiction, goingdown this road. And he says, “I’m rooting for you, Jackie.” Creepy-good.
2. Jackie gave that dude $200.00. I hope $200.00 buys a steady flow of those little blue bastards and not just the six he had packed away in that sobriety coin (el oh el) box. Jackie’s gonna run out of money before she knows it if that’s the case. She runs through like… six per day.
In fact, Jackie’s family wasn’t glimpsed at all today. It was all-hospital, all the time. Read More...