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Nurse Jackie Season 5 “Happy Fucking Birthday” Review

Nurse Jackie is back for a fifth season with a new showrunner (Clyde Phillips) and new guest stars (Morris Chestnut), which begged the question would we see a new Jackie? Fans will recall that season 4 started off with major turmoil for our favorite pill-popping nurse – a failing marriage, rehab, a new administrator and pregnant best friend. When we last saw Jackie, she’d been fired from her job at All Saints Hospital. It was nice to see some return to normalcy, as the always entertaining Gloria Akalitus is back in her role as chief administrator. It would have been nice to get a little insight as to how this happened, perhaps it will be revealed as the season progresses. The return of Akalitus could of course only mean that Dr. Cruz (portrayed by Bobby Cannavale) was no longer at All Saints. Again, it would have been nice to get a little explanation for his absence. READ MORE...
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