The BEST Episodes of Nurse Jackie

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020

Network: Showtime

"Nurse Jackie" is a half-hour comedy that is at turns wicked, heartbreaking and funny. Edie Falco stars as the title character Jackie O'Hurley, a strong-willed and brilliant -- but very flawed -- emergency room nurse in a complicated New York City hospital. A lapsed Catholic with an occasional weakness for Vicodin and Adderall to get her through the days, Jackie keeps the hospital balanced with her own kind of justice. Every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions.

Sisterhood

#1 - Sisterhood

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 22, 2014

Jackie reluctantly attends Kevin's wedding. Carrie makes demands on Coop.

star 8.22
549 votes
Flight

#2 - Flight

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 29, 2014

Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road. Season finale.

star 8.17
511 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Abe Sylvia, Clyde Phillips, Tom Straw
Godfathering

#3 - Godfathering

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 26, 2015

Jackie is on the floor again but back to square one. Under the Diversion Program, she cannot touch patients or medication and undergoes mandatory daily urine screens. But in her new role, she learns two big secrets with which she must contend. Akalitus makes it clear that she isn’t going to make life easy for Jackie. Just as the tables have turned in her relationship with Jackie, Zoey learns the outcome of her Master’s program application. Carrie withholds news about her pregnancy from Coop.

star 8.03
449 votes
Directors: Brendan Walsh
Writers: Liz Flahive
Handle Your Scandal

#4 - Handle Your Scandal

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 17, 2012

While Cruz is in care, Jackie goes over his head to get the ER under control, resulting in her dismissal from All Saints for insubordination. Jackie pulls Grace out of Catholic school. O'Hara goes into labour and Jackie returns to All Saints in spite of Cruz. Charlie arrives at the ER and Cruz asks Jackie to help him save Charlie's life.

star 7.98
732 votes
Super Greens

#5 - Super Greens

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2014

Coop gets the crushing news that his sperm count is too low to allow him to donate. Carrie gets a lucky break, which leads to a medical segment on the local news. Akalitus is on a winning streak, too, with her poker habit starting to pay off. Jackie, however, gets blindsided when Grace - who's been arrested for shoplifting - drops a bomb.

star 7.90
611 votes
Writers: Liz Flahive
Jungle Love

#6 - Jungle Love

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2014

Jackie goes off the deep end when she witnesses the budding relationship between Kevin's fiancé, Mia, and Grace. Frank discloses a secret about his past - giving Jackie all the ammo she needs to keep him at bay. Meanwhile, back at All Saints, Akalitus' poker streak continues, Coop and Carrie's bond deepens when she decides to put him on television, and Prentiss gets a visitor from his past.

star 7.89
622 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Abe Sylvia
Sidecars and Spermicide

#7 - Sidecars and Spermicide

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2014

Jackie breaks up with Frank and tries to separate herself from the people closest to her so she can keep using drugs. Meanwhile, Carrie forgets Coop's 40th birthday; the DEA investigation intensifies; and Zoey decides to become a nurse practitioner.

star 7.89
540 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Carly Mensch, Heidi Schreck
Coop Out

#8 - Coop Out

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 10, 2015

Jackie stirs up trouble when she rallies her co-workers against the developers, but an attractive offer challenges her allegiance. Coop prepares for his last day at All Saints while Carrie is confused by his excitement about leaving. Dr. Bernie Prince, Coop’s replacement, arrives and surprises everyone with his carpe diem attitude.

star 7.88
437 votes
Directors: Brendan Walsh
Writers: Ellen Fairey
Years of Service

#9 - Years of Service

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 7, 2010

Jackie returns to All Saints where she must confront everyone.

star 7.88
1,010 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Linda Wallem, Liz Brixius
Mitten

#10 - Mitten

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 18, 2011

Jackie finds a new hiding place for her pills and buries the hatchet with O'Hara, who becomes ER chief. Zoey works her first double shift. Kevin invites Eddie to a backyard barbecue. Jackie must tell more lies to retrieve her misplaced stash.

star 7.85
899 votes
Jackie and the Wolfe

#11 - Jackie and the Wolfe

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2015

Jackie and Eddie's nice quiet morning is ruined by an unexpected knock at the door.

star 7.82
440 votes
Twitter

#12 - Twitter

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 29, 2010

Jackie covers for a hung-over O'Hara, while Eddie befriends Kevin and Dr. Coop gets hooked on microblogging.

star 7.82
928 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Mark Hudis
Clean

#13 - Clean

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 12, 2015

Whilst in jail following her arrest, Jackie suffers through detox. Expecting a confrontation with Gloria Akalitus, Jackie approaches a lawyer with her return to All Saints.

star 7.82
541 votes
Directors: Brendan Walsh
Writers: Clyde Phillips, Tony Saltzman
Teachable Moments

#14 - Teachable Moments

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2013

Akalitus forgets to hire an escort for a psych patient who then lays waste to the pharmacy; Frank cancels a lunch date with Jackie; Zoey hears Coop and Carrie having sex; Jackie worries about Frank when she learns that a cop has been shot.

star 7.79
640 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Daniele Nathanson
Pillgrimage

#15 - Pillgrimage

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 20, 2014

Jackie steals Dr. Roman's DEA number. Coop is recruited by a 'sperm scout.'

star 7.78
649 votes
Directors: Brendan Walsh
Writers: Tom Straw
...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test

#16 - ...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 20, 2011

Jackie tries to avoid an HR demand for a urine sample, and her husband, who seems to have found out about her affair with Eddie.

star 7.78
843 votes
Smile

#17 - Smile

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 28, 2013

After their custody meeting, Jackie rear-ends Kevin and wakes up as a patient in her own ER. Kevin accuses her of using. Coop begins covering for Carrie and taking on a lot more work. When Carrie checks on Jackie, she writes her a prescription for Oxy, unaware she's an addict. The most unlikely person asks Jackie out on a date.

star 7.78
710 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Liz Flahive
Orchids and Salami

#18 - Orchids and Salami

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 9, 2011

Kelly wins over the All Saints staff; Kevin finds pills in a dental floss dispenser; a patient soothes Coop's depression; Jackie pockets drugs.

star 7.76
807 votes
Vigilante Jones

#19 - Vigilante Jones

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 21, 2015

Jackie has to perform a procedure when Dr. Prince manages to endanger a patient. A secret shocks Zoey.

star 7.76
451 votes
Apple Bong

#20 - Apple Bong

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 2010

Jackie supplies a patient with marijuana to ease their pain. Kevin prefers going out with Eddie rather than spending the night with Jackie. Zoey believes she is pregnant.

star 7.76
899 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Christine Zander
Sleeping Dogs

#21 - Sleeping Dogs

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 24, 2010

In order to get a phony prescription, Jackie falsifies an MRI. The campaign's end has its effects on Coop. Eddie is back as the hospital's pharmacist.

star 7.75
944 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Liz Brixius
Monkey Bits

#22 - Monkey Bits

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 10, 2010

Coop arranges a date for Georgia and Eddie. Jackie's daughter Grace starts therapy.

star 7.75
1,000 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Liz Brixius
Candyland

#23 - Candyland

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 5, 2010

O'Hara offers financial help, but Jackie and Kevin refuse to take it. Eddie and Kevin's secret friendship is revealed.

star 7.74
928 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Rick Cleveland
Soul

#24 - Soul

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2013

It's Jackie's one-year anniversary of sobriety; Jackie and Frank fight, He feels he took a big unreciprocated step forward in their relationship, and now he's taking one backward; Wally, an 80 year old gay man with advanced liver cancer is admitted into the hospital. Thor instantly gravitates toward him; Zoey acts very professionally and rigid around Prentiss after their intimate evening; Carrie is notified there will be a peer review of her first few months of residency, Coop pleads for her to stay but Akalitus, Prentiss and Jackie vote against; Wally asks Jackie to administer his last rites; When Zoey learns that Grace isn't going to Jackie's anniversary celebration she rents a car and kidnaps Grace from school, Grace has a breakdown; Jackie nonchalantly takes the pill from her ring box and swallows it, she arrives at her celebration stoned in front of everyone including surprise guest O'Hara who has flown in for the special day.

star 7.72
678 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers:
Nancy Wood

#25 - Nancy Wood

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2014

Jackie's fake identity is compromised when it's learned that Carrie's DEA number has been stolen by a woman named Nancy Wood. Meanwhile, Jackie worries about her dwindling bank account and lack of pills; and Prentiss gives Zoey a shocking message.

star 7.71
640 votes