Nurse Jackie Recap 3.12 – Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test
It’s Cooper’s (Peter Facinelli) wedding day and he arrives in scrubs. In the midst of his happiness, Jackie (Edie Falco) is in emotional distress. Alkalitus (Anna Deavere Smith) warns that the entire nursing staff on her floor has been ordered to take a urine test by the end of the day. New nurse Kelly (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is prepared for the urine test and offers to assist Jackie. She refuses telling him she’s okay. Jackie manages to avoid Alkalitus most of the day but eventually was cornered and monitored in the stall.
Fiona (Mackenzie Aladjem) gets caught lighting a fire in school. Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) calls Jackie to talk to her about it but she ignores his calls. She goes into Eddie’s (Paul Schulze) office to complain about the day (deaf blind patient, tumor patient, and the pee test) just as Kevin calls him looking for her. Eddie tells her to call him but Jackie refuses. They are both under the impression that he’s onto them and their affair, and she is avoiding him.
Cooper’s wedding does not go as planned, as the bride gets cold feet just at the last minute. As he is standing there waiting at the alter, the priest is texting, and Eddie (his best man) is just smiling. Alkalitus tells the staff they have 5 minutes before getting back to work. Jackie decides to break it to Cooper that the bride is not coming. He’s clearly feeling humiliated until Zoey comes to give him a birthday present. They use the wedding cake as a birthday cake and sing Happy Birthday to him to try to cheer him up.
Jackie can no longer avoid Kevin as he brings the kids to the ER to see her. O’hara (Eve Best) takes the girls so that Kevin and Jackie can talk. She walks him down to the basement where they can have privacy. On the way down, he mentions that they are doing something wrong because one of their kids is on medication and the other is starting fires. When they get to the basement, he makes wastes no time telling her that you just can’t go sleep with someone else when the marriage hits a rough patch. Jackie sits and waits for it. However, he just admits to her that he had an affair. He says he knows he was wrong and its over. She doesn’t know what to say so he suggests her telling him she loves him and forgives him. Instead, she realizes this is her out, so she looks at him and says “pack your bags”.
Highlights – those scenes that make the show so great
- Zoey (Merritt Wever) and her excitement that Kevin remembered her.
- Thor (Stephen Wallem) and his story of a guy he’s dating who cut himself while cleaning his sword. Jackie wanted to read more into it and he says “it’s a nerd thing, not a pervert thing”.
- the texting priest.
- the weird dude who wanted to be seen in the ER threatening to have a seizure and die, then get lots of money.