Episode No. 6. The halfway point of the second season for “Nurse Jackie.” Though it really feels like we’re back in season 1. Jackie starts off with Eddie in his brand new sheets. He’s rambling on about some random topic (this time vinyl versus digital), and she looks like she wants to gnaw off her leg to escape. Just like old times.
Only now, Eddie knows about Jackie’s secret life. He asks about her night and her kids, but when Eddie mentions Kevin, Jackie presses him to stop hanging out with her husband. Not much later, when Jackie says she likes Eddie, he presses her to say “love” instead. Turns out neither of them got what they wanted.
Jackie rushes home from the bed of her lover to help oversee a Kaitlyn sleepover. The girl who used to be only annoyingly honest and observant has grown into a full-on jerk. She says the kitchen smells bad, trips Fiona and calls wanting an arm cast as a birthday present “retarded.” Before, you might understand why only Jackie saw Kaitlyn as a bad kid, but Monday night she came off as obviously evil. How about when she was stroking Fiona’s hair? That was way creepier than whatever ear flick she was threatening to do before.
Jackie runs into the same problem as so many other Americans this time of year. Her Easter candy supply has run out. However many Reese’s peanut butter eggs you snagged in the discount bin, they’re all gone now. Same with Jackie’s pills hidden in her old decorations. She refuses more pills from Eddie (probably a smart idea), and the Pill-O-Max is under scrutiny, but luckily a pharmaceutical rep wanders past the yellow line and starts offering Jackie samples of his company’s newest barbiturate. And it’s his first day. I don’t think Jackie would have a problem saying “love” to that bit of luck.