It looks like super nurse, Jackie Peyton, may have found her Kryptonite in the form of sobriety. After just two weeks in rehab, Jackie (Edie Falco), emerged having shed her thick skin and now without the help of painkillers, is just a mere mortal. The kind of woman who cries when a co-worker makes a derogatory comment about her hair. Didn't see that one coming.
'Nurse Jackie' co-creators and showrunners, Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius are leaving All Saints behind after four seasons on the Edie Falco Showtime dramedy. Though fans of the hit series, which follows pill-popping New York City nurse, Jackie Peyton shouldn't worry that the show will be ending anytime soon.
It was clear when Jackie arrived at “Disneyland” last week on 'Nurse Jackie' (or rather the amusement park that is in-patient rehab) she wasn’t going to be able to get over on head counselor, Laura, but hot damn did Jackie get called out on her BS in this episode. I don’t know about Jackie but watching Laura finally confront her about “sucking at life” certainly made me feel like the monkey is off my back.
Resident ER pill-popper, Jackie Peyton is back in 'Nurse Jackie' - and so is her endless repository of lies. Last we saw Jackie Peyton, she kicked her husband, Kevin out after he admitted to having an affair, came to terms with her daughter, Grace's battle with depression and was made to pee in a bag by supervisor, Gloria Akalitus.
See? Showtime has the right idea. Rather than mercilessly taunt us with footage after footage, clip after clip, and poster after billboard as HBO has done for the coming second season of 'Game of Thrones,' Showtime has opted for the direct approach when it comes to promoting the return of its upcoming shows.