Pressure hits home
NURSE JACKIE Monday, 10.30pm, Eleven
AFTER an event-filled season four, season five returns this week showing plenty of promise and excitement.
It’s the day before Jackie’s birthday and after what has been a rough ride for the nurse – going to rehab, marriage breakdown and her fight for custody of her kids – this is a birthday of particular importance. She wants to spend the day with her children but it’s up to Kevin to give her access and he’s ignoring her.
Work isn’t going any better either. A bus has overturned on to a Bentley with a star footballer inside. While the footballer is fine he presents an interesting problem for Jackie that may see her efforts to stay clean come undone.
And just as Jackie is at her most vulnerable, O’Hara drops a bombshell that may just push her over the edge.
Meanwhile, two new doctors have joined the staff and they’re each making their mark but for different reasons.
And Eddie visits the hospital and gets more than he expected. This engaging episode demonstrates why this show has become so critically and publicly acclaimed.