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Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 3 – Akalitus looks to fire someone

Nurse Jackie recap

Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 3 “Godfathering” (original airdate April 26, 2015) Even sleeping next to Eddie, Jackie needs her personal space. She awakes to stay on task – she needs to be at church with her patient Vivian, who she’s determined to get back on her feet (despite the fact that she’s using Vivian’s drugs for a secondary source of income,  selling them to her former dealer). At All Saints a man is brought in on a gurney, having just fallen from a building. There’s a lot of blood. Jackie (Edie Falco) swoops in interrupting Zoey (Merritt Weaver), … Continue reading

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Jack Randall exposed …Recap: Outlander Episode 12 “Lallybroch”

Outlander Episode 12 Lallybroch

Outlander “Lallybroch” Episode 12 (original airdate 25, 2015) Let’s start by saying there were plenty of visually stunning scenes in Episode 12 of Outlander — some beautiful (the cinematography of Scotland in this episode is breathtaking), some horrifying (the floggings) and some just downright nasty (Randall schlopping out his ballocks, OMG). The episode opens with lavish panoramics of the Scottish hills and seaside —simply beautiful. As the aerial views zoom closer to land we see Claire and Jamie on horse making their way to what we presume to be Lallybroch, Jamie’s ancestral home. Claire and Jamie playfully chat. Probably a … Continue reading

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Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 2 – what goes into “The Deal”

Nurse Jackie Recap, SEason 7, Episode 2

Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 2 “Deal” (original airdate April 19, 2015) After going through sedated detox and being publicly defamed in front of half of her colleagues, Jackie Petyon (Edie Falco) is ready to get her job and life back, or so we hope. Season 7, Episode 2 of Nurse Jackie saw the unwelcome return of Jackie to All Saints Hospital. The episode starts with Jackie outside of the hospital entrance where she sees Zoey and offers her a coffee. Zoey takes a pass referencing that she’s given up caffeine. Jackie empathizes saying she’s 16 days clean of … Continue reading

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Recap: Outlander Episode 11 “The Devil’s Mark”

Outlander episode 11

Outlander Episode 11 “The Devil’s Mark” (original airdate April 18, 2015) True friendships come to play in Episode 11 of  Outlander “The Devil’s Mark.” The episode starts with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek) being thrown into some dark hole, left wondering where the hell they are. Geillis knows. It’s a thieves’ hole and they will be sharing these tight, cold quarters with a bunch of rats. “You only have yourself to blame for this,” Geillas tells Claire, believing that maybe it was Claire who brought the wardens to her house. So not the case. It’s that damn, … Continue reading

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Interview with Caitriona Balfe on Geillis Duncan, “she said @#$%ing barbecue”

Interview with Caitriona Balfe on Geillis Duncan, “she said @#$%ing barbecue”

Oh, I love Outlander’s Geillis Duncan. Wait, hold on, major spoilers ahead if you didn’t watch Outlander, Episode 11 “The Devil’s Mark,” so stop reading. When I interviewed Caitriona Balfe earlier this year I had already screened this episode, one of my personal favorites from the second half of Season 1, where we chatted about the WTF-moment involving Geillis. OK, so who else adores actress Lotte Verbeek? As we witnessed the heated exchange between Claire and Geillis, with Geillis so desperatelly wanting to know the truth about Claire, it was surprising that Claire never caught on to why she was … Continue reading

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Nurse Jackie recap: Season 7 starts with Jackie wanting her job back (good luck with that!)

Nurse Jackie recap: Season 7 starts with Jackie wanting her job back (good luck with that!)

Nurse Jackie recap of Clean, Season 7, episode 1 recap (original airdate April 12, 2015) Nurse Jackie: “Clean” immediately picks up where things left off with Jackie facing the consequences of yet again some really horrible decisions (she bolted from the hospital, packed a bag full of drugs — thank you very much Eddie — was heading to the airport to go to Miami when she crashed into an ambulance). The season returns with Jackie at a holding cell at Queens Central. As she hands in all of her personal items, her necklace is the only item she hesitates to … Continue reading

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Outlander Episode 10 recap: Oh wait, that’s Jamie down there

Outlander Episode 10 recap: Oh wait, that's Jamie down there

Outlander Episode 10 recap: “By the Pricking of My Thumb” (original air date Saturday, April 11): When we last left Claire and Jamie they had made amends with a steamy romp in front of the crackling fire, with an amusing vocabulary review to follow. They both ended up declaring the other their master, and Jamie vowing to never raise a hand to Claire ever again.  As Jamie readied himself to fetch them some food (all that sex leads to an appetite), Claire finds a wrapping of twigs and twine — very voodoo like looking, Blair Witch-style — under their bed. … Continue reading

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Outlander Episode 10 preview: Caitriona Balfe calls Laoghaire a “little wench”

Outlander Episode 10 preview: Caitriona Balfe calls Laoghaire a “little wench”

In last week’s episode of Outlander, after Jamie, Dougal and Ned got a tongue-lashing from Colum, Jamie headed out to the creek (his secret place since he was a lad) to clear his mind, which was mainly clouded by his rift with Claire. As he skipped rocks into the stream, the sultry young Laoghaire (Nell Hudson) approached, reminding Jamie that he had promised they would speak about his surprising nuptials. While Laoghaire told Jamie it was a gallant act of him to marry Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and spare her from the British, she would have none of it: “You don’t … Continue reading

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Edie Falco makes her final rounds, as Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” comes to an end

Edie Falco makes her final rounds, as Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” comes to an end

While not a believer in happy endings, showrunner Clyde Phillips says he is “a believer in authentic endings,” and the final season for Nurse Jackie will be just that. The final season of Nurse Jackie begins Sunday, April 12 at 9pmET/PT on Showtime. “I am very, very pleased,” says Emmy winner Edie Falco of the final script. “I thought it was sort of exquisite. We had great writers who were very true to the character, and the other characters, and the storyline — about what the whole show was about.” The final season is filled with unrelenting consequences for Jackie. … Continue reading

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe talk punishment, specifically Outlander Episode 9 “The Reckoning”

Outlander Episode 9 "The Reckoning"

Outlander’s back! When the first half of the season ended last September, Claire was under the capture and assault of Captain “Black Jack” Randall with a knife to her nipple when Jamie bursts through the chamber’s window and demands: “I’ll thank ye to take your hands off of my wife.”  SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched Outlander Episode 9 “The Reckoning” (original air date Saturday, April 4) stop reading now because all of the conversation between Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe is focused around this episode, plus detailed information on the plot line will follow. Outlander Episode 9 “The Reckoning” … Continue reading

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