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Nurse Jackie recap episode 9 – Zoey and Jackie take a road trip

Nurse Jackie recap episode 9 - Zoey and Jackie take a road trip

Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 9 “Serviam in Caritate” (original airdate June 7, 2015) Jackie and Zoey take an emergency road trip in search of Grace. Prince is the rockstar of the community at All Saints and Eddie comes to Akalitus’ aide. Episode 9 of Nurse Jackie was a bit of a wild ride. The episode starts with Dr. Prince and Jackie. “You could stick that fucker in my eyeball if it would buy me another six months,” Dr. Prince (Tony Shalhoub) tells Jackie (Edie Falco) as she inserts him with a needle of his experimental treatment. Prince has … Continue reading

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Nurse Jackie recap episode 8 – weddings, death and Donna Summer?

Nurse Jackie recap episode 8 - weddings, death and Donna Summer?

Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 8 “Managed Care” (original airdate May 31, 2015) We start with a little mommy/daughter one-on-one time with Grace (Ruby Jerins) and Jackie (Edie Falco) shopping. Grace can’t pick between two outfits. Jackie suggests she gets them both. Grace knows all too well, and reminds she doesn’t have money for that. Plus, she usually only buys her things when she feels guilty. Neither is the situation this time, so Jackie springs it on her. “I’m getting married to Eddie.” Grace ain’t digging that idea. When Jackie tries to defend Eddie as a good man, Grace digs … Continue reading

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Nurse Jackie recap episode 7 – help from some shrooms and a pill mill

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Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 7 “Are You With Me, Doctor Wu?” (original airdate May 24, 2015) OK Jackie, we are proud of you. When we left Jackie last week, I wasn’t 100% confident that Grace truly did save her from a relapse. I envisioned Jackie taking Grace’s call and then turning back to take the hit she was offered. Glad I was wrong. We start Episode 7 with Jackie (Edie Falco) and Kevin (Domenic Fumusa) meeting with a school counselor to discuss Grace’s future. “May I say you two did something right,” the counselor says pointing to Grace … Continue reading

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HAPPYish Episode 3 Recap

HAPPYish Episode 3 Recap

Last night’s episode of HAPPYish revolved around death. And God. But mostly death. It was … fun. Okay, so remember Dawson’s Creek? That show was huge when I was in college, and I found that at my upscale, super-preppy college, people would watch that show and then go to their (elective) film study or philosophy class, and would weave their very limited knowledge into a weird tapestry of words a la Joey Potter (Katie Holmes’ character), and then sit there smugly in their Abercrombie vests, feeling smarter than the rest of us, after basically saying nothing in very big words. … Continue reading

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Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 5 — it’s all about Coop (tissue please)

Nurse Jackie Season 7 Episode 5 marks Coop's finale goodbye

Nurse Jackie recap Season 7, Episode 5 “Coop Out” (original airdate May 10, 2015) As the title implies, this episode sees Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper (Peter Facinelli) making his final rounds and a pretty heartfelt goodbye (yep, I almost cried), but before we go there, here’s the rundown on the episode. It’s all about Jackie (Edie Falco) and Eddie (Paul Schulze) – and they got that thing everybody wants. Jackie thinks it’s the suitcase of drugs that Eddie is towing in his pharma-bag, Eddie thinks it’s a special kind of love. He’d do anything for her, and he kisses her … Continue reading

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HAPPYish Episode 2 Recap

Happyish Episode 2 Recap

HAPPYish is starting to grow on me even more. There wasn’t quite as much of the profanity for profanity’s sake tonight (just the right amount of vulgarity this time around), and it had some dark comedic moments that kept me glued to the screen. Episode 2 starts like episode 1, with a rant and a middle-finger-salute, but this time from Lee, the lead female role on the show (Thom’s wife). The rant–and much of the episode–focuses on Lee’s mother, “Mama,” who is a “sh*tty mom.” Perfect moms like Carol Brady (subject of aforementioned rant) only made Lee resent Mama that … Continue reading

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Wait, Jackie’s a nice lady … Nurse Jackie recap Season 7 Episode 4

Wait, Jackie's a nice lady ... Nurse Jackie recap Season 7 Episode 4

Nurse Jackie recap Season 7 Episode 4 “Nice Ladies” (original airdate May 3, 2015) We start in the courtroom where Jackie’s attorney Barry Wolfe (Mark Feuerstein) is making his case. He starts by explaining how Jackie is “a nice lady.” Ahem, what? Oh, yes. Remember how she was on her way to help Hurricane Penny victims and then how she stopped to save another lady? “Is it any wonder that that one person, Jackie Peyton, took something to smooth the edges?” Heck, even Wolfe, pops a drug / alcohol combo before he flies, he tells the judge. “Gratitude,” Wolfe says. … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful Season 2 a “make-or-break season,” says John Logan

Penny Dreadful Season 2 a "make-or-break season," says John Logan

“It is our make-or-break season, and we’re going for it.” So said John Logan, creator and executive producer of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, at a press conference for the show’s second season earlier this year. The Victorian era thriller, featuring some of literature’s greatest supernatural characters, finds Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group — including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Sembene (Danny Sapani) — unites to banish evil forces. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), The Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. … Continue reading

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HAPPYish Episode 1 Recap

HAPPYish Episode 1 Recap

HAPPYish premiered tonight on Showtime. I’m not going to lie: it exhausted me to watch it, but I’m going to keep watching, nonetheless. It’s a bit eye-rolling to watch an angsty, artsy interpretation of a wealthy, white male having an existential crisis, but I’ll try my best to keep my recap positive because, even though the pilot episode wore me down, something about it interested me. I think it was the murderous elf. More on that later, though. As the show opens, we see Mt. Rushmore, and hear a voiceover from Thom Payne, the show’s main character, which is pretty … Continue reading

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

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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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