Nurse Jackie Returns.... in 9 months...
Wonder if Dr. OHara is going to take 'Coop' (Peter Facinelli), up on his offer to be her 'manny' until she finds a suitable one?
In case there was any doubt in your mind, perhaps due to slightly tardy reporting of the official Showtime announcement of a fifth great season of Nurse Jackie to look forward to, here's another: Showtime has renewed Nurse Jackie for a fifth season and has tapped Clyde Phillips as the series' new showrunner, the network announced Thursday.
Nurse Jackie : With the Creators: 'Handle Your Scandal' VIDEO Interview:
The Creators and Producers of Nurse Jackie discuss the season 4 finale.
As you probably know, two of the creators/showrunners of Nurse Jackie are turning over the reins after five years, to Clyde Phillips. This last video for season 4 is then, their last thoughts shared on Showtime about their series while still working as it's showrunners.
I always enjoy hearing about the story I'm invested in from the storytellers and showrunners as they rarely fail to bring a fresh, unique perspective when speaking of their story-telling process.
It will be exciting to see what season 5 has in store for Jackie and her family, both in and out of All Saint's. It'll be a period of sobriety but her story doesn't disappear--she'll always be a woman in recovery, a nurse at that, because no matter what Cruz said, Jackie is a nurse whether or not someone actually employs her or not. It's in her DNA. I have a feeling, next time we see her, she'll be back in the profession. And, most probably sober. Now her real life is beginning, blemishes and all. She looks relieved!
I'd love to seek O'Hara seek mommy lessons from Jackie while Jackie continues to hash out things with Kevin regarding the girls, post-divorce. O'Hara's high-powered attorney should be able to at least get the sober, strong Jackie shared custody, which will help keep keep Jackie sane/sober.
I would like neither of them to be dating next year. Just sorting through both of their new lives and all the great hospital scenes at their day jobs would make for a terrific season. But, there's liable to be DRAMA anyway. This is Nurse Jackie, after all.
I hope to see Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith) too, next season despite like Jackie and Eddie (Paul Schulze), having been fired by Mike Cruz (Bobby Cannavale) from All Saint's. I'm not sure how they'll bring "Eddie" back for a second time. I don't know enough about 'Pill-o-Matix' to know how viable All Saint's again using them instead of Eddie to dispense medication, was. Are most NYC hospitals doing so, IRL?
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