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Nurse Jackie Review: "When the Saints Go"

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I've been down on Nurse Jackie for most of the season - and "When the Saints Go" didn't exactly feel me with hope that the show is going anywhere - which likely makes these reviews disheartening for fans of the series to read.

So allow me to focus on the positives from the latest episode instead for a change:

Nurse Jackie at Work

Peter Facinelli is hilarious. He cracks me up as Coop, even if his scenes just feel like filler until the story can shift back to Jackie. She took his crutch away out of love, right? Great stuff.

Zoey and Lenny 4 Eva! The former might finally be giving in to the latter's charm and loyalty. Loved the little smirk on her face, the one she just couldn't hold back, when Lenny quickly disposed of that female patient's number.

Vulnerability from Jackie. She's getting almost difficult to like these days, isn't she? So it was a welcome change for her to come out and ask Eddie not to date Tunie. At least we know there are some actual feelings inside Jackie someplace.

The introduction of Kelly. I've liked Gbenga Akinnagbe since he portrayed Chris Partlow on The Wire. Most recently, he recurred on The Good Wife. And his character of Kelly isn't intimidated by Jackie's experience or tone. I'm curious to see where this goes, which is more than I can say for other storylines on the show.

Darn. I find myself getting negative again. Therefore, I'll turn this review over to the readers. What did everyone else think?

Review

Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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