Nurse Jackie Season Finale Review: Same Old, Same Old...

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Someday, Jackie Peyton might face consequences for her actions.

But that day did not take place after an affair on season one. Nor did it take place after she was outed as a drug addict on season two. As for this season three finale? Nope.

Same old story on ...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test..., same lack of ramifications for a main character that has become utterly dislikable.

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It would make sense for Jackie to kick Kevin out for his affair if she were blind to her own behavior. But moments earlier she had opened up to O'Hara about her shortcomings and had spent the last few weeks seemingly aware that she was headed down a dangerous path.

In her screwed up mind, wouldn't Kevin's infidelity actually be a welcome surprise? She could take full advantage of his guilt and pretty much act however she pleased for the foreseeable future. Then again, she does that anyway.

Jackie's reaction aside, my main problem with the show is how easily it lets its main character off. She sleeps around, she pops pills, she doesn't do anything about her troubled kids. And in response? Eddie continues to be her friend, O'Hara does little about her pal's habit and now Kevin comes crawling back.

Heck, Akalitus even tosses out Jackie's urine sample and assures us that nothing will really change for Jackie next season. The series is a cycle of solid acting, but no risk-taking or progress.

I'll end this review and this season on a positive note, though: it was a very nice moment when the hospital saved Coop by singing happy birthday after he was stood up.

What did everyone else think of the finale and the season in general? Do you find it as irritating as I do that so little ever actually happens to Jackie?

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