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Nurse Jackie Season 1 Episodes

12 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) is an experienced emergency room nurse who often butts heads with doctors and management. However, she just might be the best medical professional at Manhattan's All-Saints Hospital, despite her persistent rule-breaking and a low-level opiate addiction that she supports through her boyfriend, a pharmacist (Paul Schulze).

Episode 1


Mon, Jun 8, 2009 30 mins

A black comedy centres on veteran nurse Jackie Peyton who strives to juggle patients, co-workers 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.

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Episode 2


Mon, Jun 15, 2009 30 mins

Jackie 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.

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Episode 3

Chicken Soup

Mon, Jun 22, 2009 30 mins

Jackie and her husband fret over their 10-year-old daughter's nervous behaviour; Jackie's pharmacist-lover tells her he may be replaced by a robotic pill-machine dispenser; and a dying man refuses medical treatment, claiming that all he needs is his wife's chicken soup.

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Episode 4

School Nurse

Mon, Jun 29, 2009 30 mins

Jackie 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.

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Episode 5


Mon, Jul 6, 2009 30 mins

On 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.

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Episode 6

Tiny Bubbles

Mon, Jul 13, 2009 30 mins

A 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.

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Episode 7

Steak Knife

Mon, Jul 20, 2009 29 mins

In 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.

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Episode 8


Mon, Jul 27, 2009 28 mins

A 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.

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Episode 9


Tue, Aug 4, 2009 30 mins

When 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.

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Episode 10

Ring Finger

Tue, Aug 11, 2009 30 mins

With 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.

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Episode 11


Mon, Aug 17, 2009 30 mins

Kevin 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.

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Episode 12

Health Care and Cinema

Mon, Aug 24, 2009 30 mins

In 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.

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