“If I’m Not A Nurse, Then I’m No One” – Jackie Peyton
This is possibly the best non-Edie Falco scene of the entire Nurse Jackie sixth season.
Jackie’s protégé, nurse Zoey Barkow (Merritt Wever), with extreme reluctance has requested a meeting with their boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith) who happens to be Jackie’s mentor. Both women are Jackie’s closest friends besides being colleagues, so their conversation topic, Jackie’s probable relapse into a painkiller addiction, is extremely distressing for them both.
This is the stuff of soap operas–or could be–if not placed into the hands of the two strongest supporting players on the the crack Nurse Jackie roster. With Devere-Smith and Wever, both award-winning actors in their own right, you get the fine balance of comedy and tragedy expertly executed. Enjoy the full scene in the embedded video sneak peek, “Water, Please” (below)–and the episode in its entirety, Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.
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Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road.
NURSE JACKIE 612 – “Flight” Premiere Date: 6/29/2014
Nurse Jackie Season 6: Episode 12 Clip – “Water, Please” Sneak Peek VIDEO
Zoey confides in Akalitus that she is concerned Jackie is relapsing.
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Akalitus gives Jackie an ultimatum.
Synopsis (below): NURSE JACKIE Season 6 Finale “Flight”
Zoey tells Akalitus that she suspects Jackie may be using drugs again, because Jackie almost killed a patient.
‘Nurse Jackie’ Episode 6.11 “Sisterhood” (CR: Showtime) While high, Jackie administers the wrong dosage and nearly kills a patient. (CR: Showtime)
But Zoey doesn’t share the damning evidence: a photo that Jackie used to make a fake ID, while blaming a dying patient for stealing Dr. Roman’s DEA number.
Meanwhile, Jackie sleeps with Eddie. When Jackie gets to work the next morning, Akalitus orders her to submit to drug testing, or admit that she’s using drugs and enter a ‘diversion program’, which involves rehab, probation, and a major pay cut.
Jackie manipulates Eddie for the bazillionth time and though he is now “the wiser” his compulsive enabling behavior stops him from saying "no" to Jackie when he knows he should.
Jackie, ever-defiant, won’t admit a thing. Akalitus tells Jackie if she fails the drug test, she will be stripped of her license and will not be able to practice medicine again.
Jackie tries to convince Coop that it was Carrie’s incompetence that almost cost a patient’s life. When Coop confronts Carrie, she takes full responsibility and also tells Coop she’s pregnant with his child.
Peter Facinelli as Dr. Fitch Cooper and Betty Gilpin as Dr. Carrie Roman in
‘Nurse Jackie’ Episode 6.12 “Flight” Finale (CR: Showtime)
Desperate now, Jackie confronts Zoey, but Zoey won’t back down. She tells Jackie that she will hand over the damning fake ID photo if Jackie doesn’t go to rehab.
Akalitus calls Jackie to take the drug test, and Jackie flees the hospital.
Jackie stops at Kevin’s apartment to ask her daughters to spend the afternoon with her, but Grace tells Jackie off. Jackie uses drugs and hits the road – with a suitcase full of pills that Eddie gives her. But as she’s rushing to catch a flight out of New York, she sees a car accident. Her nursing instincts take over, and she helps the injured motorist. When paramedics arrive on the scene, Jackie gets back in her car and drives off – right into an ambulance. The pills in her suitcase go flying. Cops point flashlights into her car and see the drugs. And then, they arrest Jackie Peyton.
Teleplay by: Clyde Phillips & Tom Straw
Story by: Abe Sylvia Directed By: Jesse Peretz
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