|Edith Falco||Jackie Peyton|
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Cast: Edie Falco
New York City nurse Jackie Peyton (three time Primetime Emmy-winner Edie Falco) is on call and ready for her next patient in this release of Nurse Jackie: Season One. Bonus materials include cast and crew commentaries, "All About Edie" featurette, "Unsung Heroes" featurette, "Prepping Nurse Jackie" featurette, and nurse stories.A black comedy centering on veteran New York City ER nurse Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco), who strives to juggle patients, coworkers and her own personal demons, including a substance-abuse problem. In the pilot, she tries to hide her painkiller addiction while dealing with a patient's untimely death. Eve Best and Peter Facinelli also star. ~ Ray StackhouseJackie substitutes a narcotic for artificial sweetener, and administrator Mrs. Akalitus mistakenly dumps it in her coffee; ER mayhem causes student nurse Zoey to second-guess her choice of career; and an unruly patient stirs things up in the hospital. ~ Ray StackhouseJackie and her husband fret over their 10-year-old daughter's nervous behavior; Jackie's pharmacist-lover tells her he may be replaced by a robotic pill-machine dispenser; a dying man (Eli Wallach) refuses medical treatment, claiming that all he needs is his wife's chicken soup. ~ Ray StackhouseJackie takes umbrage when Grace's teacher, the school nurse and the district psychologist suggest that they treat the troubled young girl with antianxiety medication. Elsewhere, Zoey deals with losing her first patient; and a young twin becomes overly attached to Dr. O'Hara after she saves his brother's life. ~ Ray StackhouseOn her first night shift, Zoey deals with a 10-year-old girl whose mother suffers from lupus. Jackie discovers that the youngster is her mom's primary caregiver, prompting her to once again flout hospital policy in order to lend them a hand. Later, Dr. O'Hara rewards Zoey with a trip to a first-rate restaurant; and Mrs. Akalitus has a run-in with the wrong end of a stun gun. ~ Ray StackhouseA former nurse coworker (Judith Ivey) asks Jackie to help in an assisted suicide; Coop's mother (Blythe Danner) has a gallbladder attack and is admitted to the hospital, where Jackie and Dr. O'Hara uncover a surprising secret about Coop's family. ~ Ray StackhouseIn a typical slice-of-life day at the hospital, they treat a man with a steak knife stuck in his chest, compliments of the ex-husband of the woman he has taken on a first date; on their one-year anniversary, Eddie gives Jackie an expensive gift that she feels she can't accept; an infant is left at the nurses' station and Mrs. Akalitus cares for the baby in her office; Dr. O'Hara deals with a personal crisis and Grace begins her stint in a private, Catholic school. ~ Ray StackhouseA woman (Andrea Martin) is admitted to the hospital with a head injury and her attractive daughter catches the eye of Dr. Cooper; Zoey suspects that a temp nurse is on drugs, but when Jackie confronts the nurse, he accuses her of the same; Grace has a panic attack while attending classes at her new school; Coop's gossipy ways reveal a secret about Jackie to Eddie. ~ Ray StackhouseWhen one of Jackie's patients returns with more severe symptoms, Zoey second-guesses Jackie's initial treatment; Jackie's continued drug use begins to have a physical impact on her health, and she's disappointed that Dr. O'Hara has betrayed a confidence. Later, an impatient Jackie oversteps her bounds and signs off on an organ-donation certificate for an accident victim who's been rendered brain-dead. ~ Ray StackhouseWith Coop threatening to expose Jackie for falsifying an organ donor's file, she takes drastic measures to keep abreast of his plans; Jackie asks for Dr. O'Hara's help when she can't remove her wedding ring prior to an assignation with Eddie. On the home front, Jackie and Grace take mother-daughter tap-dancing lessons. ~ Ray StackhouseKevin buys a replacement for Jackie's destroyed wedding ring; the new automatic pill dispenser leads to the hospital downsizing Eddie; and an injured movie critic (Victor Garber) is given the wrong dose of a painkiller and slips into a coma. Meanwhile, Coop breaks up with his girlfriend; the parents of the baby Mrs. Akalitus has been caring for reappear; Dr. O'Hara suspects someone close to her mother was responsible for the woman slipping into a coma. ~ Ray StackhouseIn the season finale, Jackie is pressed for time to meet Kevin for a midnight rendezvous and Dr. O'Hara, whom she promised to support when her comatose mother arrives from London. Meanwhile, a distraught Eddie drowns his sorrows at Kevin's bar, and then returns to the hospital and causes a scene; and the movie reviewer awakens from his coma to find that his critical senses have been radically altered. ~ Ray Stackhouse
|Edith Falco||Jackie Peyton|
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