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'Nurse Jackie' Season 3, Episode 6 Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted May 3rd 2011 2:00AM
nurse_jackie_showtime_edie_falco_2011['Nurse Jackie' - 'When the Saints Go']

In the latest 'Nurse Jackie,' Gracie was obsessed with the devil, like a little 'Church Lady,' while Akilitus was down in the dumps over her statuary being carted out of All Saints hospital. For Jackie, there was also just one thing on her mind ... and it wasn't Satan or the saints.

Jackie remained a step ahead of Kevin, covering her online search for oxy with a faked history that made him think she was working the program like a good little member of NA. Jackie is the kind of character who's always a couple of moves ahead of everyone else.

But her deal with Kevin is perplexing. Does she really want to salvage her marriage or is it more that she doesn't want to upset the status quo?

She made love to Kevin, but then asked Eddie not to date Tunie. Is that because she's still attracted to Eddie, or does she need him as a back up plan if she can't score any oxycodone or valium elsewhere? It's hard to know if any of her feelings are real or just a way for her to manipulate situations to her advantage.

A good example is Kelly, the new guy. Instead of testing him on the first day on the job -- like she did Zoe last season -- Jackie gave him space. Everyone expected Kelly to be blasted by Jackie. But by holding back, Jackie seems to be setting him up as a fall guy. At least that's what it looks like in the previews.

Coop's still whining about his two mommies getting a divorce, lying about his bunion boot, and generally regressing as a doctor. Is that even possible? How could he not tell that the guy with the ribs was milking it for drugs?

O'Hara continues to show how Jackie has rubbed off on her. Last week it was copping a year's supply of blood pressure meds for Lou, this week she was plying a sophisticated lady with a prescription of sherry.

Tottie was a very New York character, played by a very well-known theater actress, Marian Seldes. Tottie's opinion of 'Jersey Boys' was hilarious. Perhaps O'Hara saw something of herself in the woman?

Lenny won points from Zoey by just being Lenny. The girl Lenny had brought into ER with the gunshot wound actually wanted to date him. She gave Zoey her number for him, unaware that Zoey and Lenny were a couple.



Ever the good girl, Zoey gave Lenny the slip of paper. Lenny wiped the meatball sub from his beard with the napkin and told Zoey he only had time for her. The pocket watch was a nice touch. If Jackie is the queen of duplicity, Zoey is the princess of honesty.

Ultimately, Jackie's day was much ado about nothing. Her main connection was to the waitress' dog. She was as dejected and he was. Jackie simply wasn't engaged at work and she wasn't engaged at home.

As the family frolicked in the kitchen, Jackie was on the outside, not even bothering to look in. The music for the scene was 'The Very Thought of You.' It's a love song, and for Jackie, the object of her love wasn't Kevin or the kids or Eddie. The very thought on her mind was oxy.

'Nurse Jackie' airs Mondays at 10PM ET on Showtime.

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Kevin Old

Does anyone know the artist that sings 'The Very Thought of You' featured on the episode? I think It is Emilie-Claire Barlow (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012PAJX0?ie=UTF8&ref_=tmm_msc_title_0&qid=1304442181&sr=1-3) but want to confirm.

May 03 2011 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Judy Groves

Nellie McKay - you can listen to it on iTunes

May 03 2011 at 8:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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