Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Say A Little Prayer For Me
Alert: Spoilers for Nurse Jackie!
Let me just start by saying I love the Showtime series, Nurse Jackie which had its season premiere last night. Edie Falco (Carmella Soprano for a time on another brilliant show, my favorite show in the universe) plays Nurse Jackie, a ER nurse in All Saints, a hospital in NYC. She also happens to be a pill-addicted adultress with two little girls. Last season, she had an affair with the hospital pharmacist Eddie (how much was love and how much was Vicodan is one of the gray areas this series skirts with ease) which blew up by the end of the season. He found out about her husband and children. The season opens with him attempting suicide and ending up in Nurse Jackie's care. But the chilling thing is this -- he didn't want to die. He wanted to see Jackie because she wasn't answering her calls. He took just enough pills to land in the emergency. She looks at him in horror. Like Michael Douglas in Fatal Attraction, she knows what has happened. Eddie is a bunny boiler.
You see lots of female crazies of this variety on television and movies, the Play Misty For Me types, the women who can't let go. We all know the type. But we seldom see men who aren't violent, but as Glen Close famously says, will not be ignored. What will Jackie do? Her supply is low and her nerves are shot. We end on a shot of Nurse Jackie, staring in the mirror. The rest of the season is going to be about what she sees looking back.
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"Not even the gods fight against necessity." Simonides
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