by pat howard

NURSE JACKIE | 1×07: “Steak Knife”

In Nurse Jackie on July 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

This’ll be short one, thanks to jury duty this week.

Eddie gets Jackie a braclet for the anniversary she didn’t know they had. The awkwardness builds as their relationship prepares to hit the rocks. Coop continues to buddy up to Eddie. O’Hara becomes more of a human being and less of a caricature. Zoey’s still learning, but not in that unintentionally hilarious way.

As the second half of the season unfolds, Jackie’s worlds are on track to collide — loved that Jackie brought O’Hara home with her. Meanwhile, someone across the street is off their meds and yells judgments at passersby and patients below. O’Hara enables Jackie, Akalitis runs around with an abandoned baby, and the bracelet ends up doing some good for a couple recovering from a bad first date. We’re still in search of an overall tone, but quality remains consistent week-to-week. This season feels like a train, and I’m curious about what station we’ll be pulling into by the end.


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