Posted April 26, 2011 by Nia Syrah in TV Show - Recap

Nurse Jackie Recap 3.5 – Rat Falls

Jackie (Edie Falco) is triggered by a conversation with Eddie (Paul Schulze) that doesn’t go the way she had hoped.  Going into his office like a jealous girlfriend concerned about why he’s texting Tunie (Jaimie Alexander) completely amuses him. He rolls back in his chair to look at her and when asked what he’s doing, he replies “trying to see if you have a leg to stand on”. She warns him that it’s her sister in law, and that she spent the entire night hacking into her ex’s email – she’s just trying to make sure he doesn’t get caught up. He smirks as she leaves.  She goes straight to her hiding spot in the ceiling tiles of the hospital basement, only to find out that her bag has been broken into by a rat and she only has just over a week’s worth of pills left.

Dr. Cooper (Peter Facinelli) is all giddy about a lunch he is having with his moms, but finds out the lunch is for them to tell him they are getting a divorce. Despite them telling him not to get all dramatic about it, he starts to cry little kid style. He goes into a small boat and sulks as the moms start to argue about why they are divorcing. Later, he comes back to All Saints as Jackie is leaving and just breaks down on her shoulder. Jackie reluctantly holds him as he weeps like a little girl. He then gets himself together, thanks her, and says “Now I’m gonna go heal some shit”.

Zoey (Merritt Wever) is talking to Thor (Stephen Wallem) as she’s about to eat her salad wrap when the intoxicated rat falls from the ceiling. Jackie grabs it with the wrap and flushes it, cursing about how it messed with her stash.  Because her stash was tampered with by the rats in the building, Jackie hits an all time low by calling Bill (Bill Sage), the rock bottom guy, and spends $200 for 5 pills (just a day’s worth for Jackie).

Highlights – those scenes that make the show so great.

  • Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith) “have you ever stolen anything?” Jackie replies yes.. “Good.. chapel.. half hour..  bring Thor”.  The mission – to steal the Virgin Mary before the de-consecration starts and all statues are gone.
  • Eddie talking to Tunie “What’s so great about pilots? Unless you work for Nasa you are just a bus driver in the sky”.
  • Thor mad a Jackie that she dismissed him. “You treated me like I was Zoey”.

Nia Syrah

Nia Syrah is a mom, a food and wine expert and a Television Junkie. Aside from Soap Operas, her medical background has guven her a personal love for hospital dramas, criminal drama and superhero shows. Nia also serves as an editor for The Hall of The Black Dragon magazine.