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The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie 

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Updated May 23, 2019 204 votes 221 voters 1.4k views 80 items

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.

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Handle Your Scandal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 6 Episode 10: Jackie's drug use intensifies as the DEA zeroes in on a suspect.
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Nurse Jackie: I Say a Li... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 7 Episode 12: Jackie gets offered a job - and wants Zoey to come with her. Series finale.
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Walk of Shame is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Soul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Sisterhood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 6 Episode 11: Jackie reluctantly attends Kevin's wedding. Carrie makes demands on Coop.
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Nurse Jackie: Jackie and... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 7 Episode 10: An unexpected knock at the door puts Jackie and Eddie in jeopardy.
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Flight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 6 Episode 12: Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road. Season finale.
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Nurse Jackie: Coop Out ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 7 Episode 5: Jackie stirs up trouble for the developers. Coop preps for his last day.
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Teachable Moments is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Sweet-N-All is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Chicken Soup is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 1 Episode 3: An elderly patient checks in who has been treating his heart disease with chicken soup; Eddie learns that he is to be replaced by a pill-dispensing machine.
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School Nurse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 1 Episode 4: Jackie considers enrolling Grace in private school; the stoic Dr. O'Hara must endure the emotional thanks of a boy whose twin brother she saved; Zoey loses a patient.
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Daffodil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 1 Episode 5: Jackie breaks regulations to help a 10-year-old girl caring for her lupus-stricken mother; Mrs. Akalitus accidentally tasers herself; O'Hara treats Zoey to a meal at a four-star restaurant.
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Tiny Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Steak Knife is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 1 Episode 7: A man is admitted to the ER with a steak knife in his chest, after an attack by the ex-husband of a woman he was dating for the first time; Mrs. Akalitus takes charge of a foundling abandoned at the nurses' station.
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Pupil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 1 Episode 8: Jackie discovers that a new temp nurse is abusing drugs; Mrs. Akalitus still has the foundling infant left at the hospital; Coop reveals to Eddie that Jackie has a child.
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Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 1 Episode 9: Jackie admits a dying patient she has treated before, learns that O'Hara has betrayed her secrets to a sister in Paris, and forges an organ donation form in Coop's name.
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Ring Finger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Pill-O-Matix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Healthcare & Cinema ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
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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Comfort Food is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 2 Episode 1: After the confrontation with Eddie at the end of season one, it's now a few months later and Jackie is on the beach with her family. She's cut ties with Eddie and is determined to dive back in and spend more time with her family.
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Twitter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 2 Episode 2: After a morning dealing with Grace's escalating anxiety, Jackie helps a struggling family speed along a test to diagnose a little boy's cystic fibrosis. But cutting through the red tape leads to sending the patient home with the wrong information.
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Candyland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Season 2 Episode 3: During an after-school playdate, Ginny Flynn and Kaitlin annoy Jackie with their presence, and Kaitlyn catches Jackie snorting a line of Adderal. Kevin tells Jackie he doesn't like Dr. O'Hara's offer of money for the girls, for fear of being indebted to her.