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TV episodes The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie  

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There are so many good episodes of Nurse Jackie, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Flight" the best, or is "Soul" your favorite episode of Nurse Jackie? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Nurse Jackie are, let's rank every Nurse Jackie episode from best to worst.

Starring Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie was a Showtime series centered on Jackie Peyton, an emergency nurse working at All Saints' Hospital in New York City. The series premiered on June 8, 2009 and concluded after seven seasons on June 28, 2015. For her portrayal as "Nurse Jackie," Falco was nominated for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" six times, taking the award home in 2010.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Nurse Jackie, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Nurse Jackie episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Nurse Jackie: I Say a Little P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: I Say a Little Prayer Season 7 Episode 12: Jackie gets offered a job - and wants Zoey to come with her. Series finale.

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Handle Your Scandal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Handle Your Scandal Season 4 Episode 10: In the Season Four finale, Cruz purposely pushes Jackie to the breaking point and uses her reaction as grounds to fire her, despite the staff's protests. Jackie enrolls Grace in public school. O'Hara goes into labor and Jackie joins her but is soon pulled away when Charlie enters the E.R. as a patient.

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Sidecars and Spermicide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Sidecars and Spermicide Season 6 Episode 10: Jackie's drug use intensifies as the DEA zeroes in on a suspect.

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Flight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Flight Season 6 Episode 12: Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road. Season finale.

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Nurse Jackie: Jackie and the W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Jackie and the Wolf Season 7 Episode 10: An unexpected knock at the door puts Jackie and Eddie in jeopardy.

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Teachable Moments is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Teachable Moments Season 5 Episode 7: Akalitus forgets to hire an escort for a psych patient who ends up laying waste to the pharmacy.

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Nurse Jackie: Coop Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Coop Out Season 7 Episode 5: Jackie stirs up trouble for the developers. Coop preps for his last day.

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Nurse Jackie: Deal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Deal Season 7 Episode 2: Jackie gets inventive, setting her sights on returning to All Saints.

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Sisterhood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Sisterhood Season 6 Episode 11: Jackie reluctantly attends Kevin's wedding. Carrie makes demands on Coop.

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Happy F*Cking Birthday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Happy F*Cking Birthday Season 5 Episode 1: Season 5 premiere. An overturned bus makes for a crazy day at All Saints as two new doctors join the staff.

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Day of the Iguana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Day of the Iguana Season 4 Episode 7: Jackie meets her high-powered divorce lawyer, and is told to play hardball with Kevin if she wants to keep her kids. Eddie becomes an unwilling participant in the Peyton divorce battle. Having a hard time breaking off her engagement to Lenny, Zoey surveys her coworkers for the right breakup strategy.

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...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test Season 3 Episode 12: Akalitus is all over the staff: HR has mandated a urine sample from all the nurses. Jackie keeps dodging her. Coop's wedding is today and Jackie has forgotten to get the cake. Jackie is avoiding the inevitable conversation her husband is determined to have with her. Coop's bride stands him up at the altar. Akalitus finally gets Jackie to take a pee test just as Kevin arrives at the hospital.

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Are Those Feathers? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Are Those Feathers? Season 4 Episode 9: Grace argues with Jackie about enrolling in a new public school. Cruz claims Jackie will mess up again. O'Hara's hemorrhage patient needs surgery but she wants to leave to pick up her father, who slipped and fell. Jackie wants to hire temp nurses because All Saints is understaffed, but Cruz doesn't allow it.

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Rat on a Cheeto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Rat on a Cheeto Season 6 Episode 7: Jackie is ambushed by Antoinette. Coop's dream finally comes true.

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Love Jungle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Love Jungle Season 6 Episode 4: Jackie goes off the deep end over Kevin's fiancé. Frank discloses a secret.

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Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Soul Season 5 Episode 10: Season 5 finale. It's Jackie's one year anniversary of sobriety and she and Frank fight about their relationship.

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Heart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Heart Season 5 Episode 9: Jackie and Frank have sex for the first time and he tells her he loves her.

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Nancy Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nancy Wood Season 6 Episode 6: Jackie's fake identity is compromised. Prentiss plans a date with Zoey.

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Rag and Bone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Rag and Bone Season 6 Episode 5: Zoey confronts Prentiss. Jackie pops a surprising question to Frank.

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Candyman Season 6 Episode 9: Frank warns Jackie about a DEA investigation. Antoinette turns to Eddie.

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Nurse Jackie: Vigilante Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Vigilante Jones Season 7 Episode 11: Jackie is forced to perform a procedure on her own. Zoey learns a secret.

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Healthcare & Cinema is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Healthcare & Cinema Season 1 Episode 12: Kevin makes a special event of giving Jackie a new wedding ring; the comatose movie critic wakes up but his tastes have changed; Eddie learns the truth.

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Good Thing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Good Thing Season 5 Episode 5: Jackie is nervous about her date with Frank, so Zoey and Thor help her get ready and Eddie offers some friendly pointers.

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Chaud & Froid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Chaud & Froid Season 4 Episode 8: Jackie comes clean to Cruz about rehab while they tend to an intoxicated Charlie. Charlie bargains with Cruz for Jackie's job, then returns to rehab. Faulty air conditioning puts the entire staff on edge.

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Kettle-Kettle-Black-Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Kettle-Kettle-Black-Black Season 4 Episode 1: It's business as usual at All Saints, except for one small detail: the hospital has been purchased by the multinational corporation Quantum Bay, and the new director -- the handsome-but-serious Mike Cruz -- has arrived for his first day of work with a lengthy to-do list.

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Walk of Shame is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Walk of Shame Season 5 Episode 6: Jackie and Grace both have to recover from their nights of indiscretion. Carrie uses flashcards to strengthen her skills but then cons Coop into doing more of her work anyway.

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Forget It is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Forget It Season 5 Episode 8: Kevin interrupts Jackie and Frank's night. Akalitus' blood results are in and her memory loss is a result of a medication she's been taking.

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Nurse Jackie: Serviam in Carit... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Serviam in Caritate Season 7 Episode 9: Zoey finally confronts Jackie. Dr. Prince attracts a mob to All Saints.

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Pill-O-Matix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Pill-O-Matix Season 1 Episode 11: Eddie is replaced by an automated pill dispensing machine; Zoey administers the wrong dose of medicine to a film critic, who lapses into a coma.

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Clean is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Clean Season 7 Episode 1: Picking up with her arrest, Jackie suffers through detox. Season premiere.

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Tiny Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Tiny Bubbles Season 1 Episode 6: An old friend of Jackie's checks into the hospital with terminal lung cancer, and asks Jackie to help end her life; Dr. Cooper's mother is admitted with a gall bladder attack and reveals a family secret.

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Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Lost Girls Season 5 Episode 4: A heavily medicated Jane Doe is brought into the ER and Jackie tasks Zoey with finding out who she is.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Pilot Season 1 Episode 1: Veteran ER nurse Jackie Peyton bends the rules to create something good from a patient's senseless death, while concealing her addiction to a pain killer she gets from her secret pharmacist boyfriend.

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No-Kimono-Zone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
No-Kimono-Zone Season 4 Episode 6: Jackie wakes from a vivid dream about sex with Cruz and using again. Kevin, suing for full custody, prompts O'Hara to take action on Jackie's behalf. Jackie and Zoey grow accustomed to their new living situation at the Peyton home, and "co-parenting" duties. Jackie, O'Hara and Akalitus work as a team while treating a transgender teen.

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Nurse Jackie: Managed Care is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Managed Care Season 7 Episode 8: Dr. Prince enlists Jackie's help with a patient. Thor reveals a secret.

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Nurse Jackie: Nice Ladies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie: Nice Ladies Season 7 Episode 4: Still strapped for cash, Jackie's dealing takes a surprising turn.

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Pillgrimage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Pillgrimage Season 6 Episode 2: Jackie steals Dr. Roman's DEA number. Coop is recruited by a 'sperm scout'.

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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
The Wall Season 4 Episode 3: Worried about Grace, Jackie leaves rehab early against the medical advice of her counselor and returns to a very different All Saints. On top of the Quantam Bay takeover, this is the first time she's had to work sober. Almost instantly her nerves are rattled, and even Coop hurts her feelings.

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Silly String is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Silly String Season 2 Episode 7: Post-birthday party, Fiona busts her lip open on her cast, and Dr. O'Hara and Jackie stitch her up in the Peyton kitchen. Jackie notices Sarah Khouri's philandering behavior and brings up her concerns to Dr. O'Hara.

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F**k the Lemurs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
F**k the Lemurs Season 3 Episode 10: The Peytons meet with Grace's psychiatrist Dr. Bowen. When Jackie asks Eddie if he can fill Grace's scrip, he's cagey. Akalitus pulls Jackie off a case and tells her that she's putting her on probation. O'Hara and Jackie argue in front of the staff. Coop asks Akalitus if he can reserve the chapel for his wedding. Kevin promises to be home but doesn't make it back until after Jackie is asleep.

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Apple Bong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Apple Bong Season 2 Episode 4: Jackie confronts Eddie about his stalking her and asks him to stay away from her family. Dr. Cooper and Jackie are at odds about how to treat a cancer patient's nausea from chemo. Jackie provides the patient with medical marijuana, even though it's illegal in New York.

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Sweet-N-All is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Sweet-N-All Season 1 Episode 2: Jackie and her husband become concerned that their older daughter is suffering from anxiety disorder; a hospital administrator drinks Jackie's Percoset-laced coffee.

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Disneyland Sucks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Disneyland Sucks Season 4 Episode 2: Jackie is detoxing in rehab. When she finally wakes, she meets her elderly roommate, an unfriendly klepto named Doris. Meanwhile, back at All Saints, Mike Cruz's innovations continue to irritate the whole staff, except for Coop. In rehab, Jackie escapes to a broom closet for some solitude, only to find the 17-year-old Charlie.

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Super Greens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Super Greens Season 6 Episode 3: Coop gets crushing news. Carrie gets a lucky break. Jackie gets blindsided.

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P.O. Box is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
P.O. Box Season 2 Episode 9: Jackie tells Kevin she wants to send Fiona to Immaculate with Grace. Kevin makes Jackie promise not to accept money from Dr. O'Hara. Jackie rents a P.O. Box in order to safely receive her secret credit card bill that she's now using to pay for prescriptions.

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Ring Finger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Ring Finger Season 1 Episode 10: Jackie makes an unusual ploy to get Coop off her back about the fake organ donor card; O'Hara helps Jackie remove her wedding ring.

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The Lady with the Lamp is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
The Lady with the Lamp Season 6 Episode 8: Jackie detoxes at home - with help. Frank raises an objection about Grace.

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Smile is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Smile Season 5 Episode 3: After their custody meeting, Jackie rear-ends Kevin and wakes up as a patient in her own ER. Kevin accuses her of using.

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Slow Growing Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Slow Growing Monsters Season 4 Episode 4: When Grace reveals she knows about rehab, Jackie is blindsided, and goes to Kevin's to make sure he's aware of everything before he hears it from someone else. She's shocked to fi nd a scantily clad woman lounging on his couch when she arrives, but continues on with her confession. Thor and Coop give advice to a man who fears he has broken his penis.

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Popcorn Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Popcorn Shrimp Season 2 Episode 11: After avoiding Eddie, O'Hara and the drug dealer who has come looking for his stolen pills, Jackie takes off early for a family vacation upstate. Kevin and the girls are excited, but every activity they've planned is a disaster.