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The Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie

Every episode of Nurse Jackie ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Nurse Jackie!

Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to take a white lie here, a bent rule there, and a handful of secret strategies to relieve the pain, and stay one step ahead of total disaster.

Genres:DramaComedy
Network:Showtime

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Nurse Jackie" is "Handle Your Scandal", rated 8.8/10 from 260 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Handle Your Scandal" aired on 6/17/2012 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Flight".

  • Handle Your Scandal
    8.8/10 260 votes

    #1 - Handle Your Scandal

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-06-17

    While Cruz is in care, Jackie goes over his head to get the ER under control, resulting in her dismissal from All Saints for insubordination. Jackie pulls Grace out of Catholic school. O'Hara goes into labour and Jackie returns to All Saints in spite of Cruz. Charlie arrives at the ER and Cruz asks Jackie to help him save Charlie's life.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Flight
    8.8/10 214 votes

    #2 - Flight

    Season 6 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-06-29

    Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road. Season finale.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Soul
    8.5/10 218 votes

    #3 - Soul

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-06-16

    It's Jackie's one year anniversary of sobriety and she and Frank fight about their relationship. Zoey acts very professional and rigid around Prentiss after their intimate evening. Carrie's peer review does not go well. Grace has a breakdown about Jackie. Jackie takes something she shouldn't have.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sisterhood
    8.5/10 184 votes

    #4 - Sisterhood

    Season 6 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-06-22

    Jackie reluctantly attends Kevin's wedding. Carrie makes demands on Coop.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Years of Service
    8.4/10 245 votes

    #5 - Years of Service

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-06-07

    In the season finale, Jackie returns to All Saints where she must confront everyone.

    Director: Paul Feig

    Writer: N/A

  • Sidecars and Spermicide
    8.4/10 189 votes

    #6 - Sidecars and Spermicide

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-06-15

    Jackie breaks up with Frank and tries to separate herself from the people closest to her so she can keep using drugs. Meanwhile, Carrie forgets Coop's 40th birthday; the DEA investigation intensifies; and Zoey decides to become a nurse practitioner.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Clean
    8.3/10 218 votes

    #7 - Clean

    Season 7 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-04-12

    Picking up with her arrest, Jackie suffers through detox.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Health Care And Cinema
    8.2/10 335 votes

    #8 - Health Care And Cinema

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-08-24

    Kevin invites Jackie to a midnight rendezvous in order to give her a new wedding ring; the comatose movie critic wakes up but his tastes have radically changed.

    Director: Scott Ellis

    Writer: N/A

  • Day of the Iguana
    8.2/10 195 votes

    #9 - Day of the Iguana

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-05-20

    Jackie covers for Cruz when he has a panic attack; Zoey surveys her coworkers for the best ways to conduct a breakup; Akalitus enlists the staff in an elaborate charade when her mentor is admitted with dementia.

    Director: Miguel Arteta

    Writer: N/A

  • Are Those Feathers?
    8.2/10 191 votes

    #10 - Are Those Feathers?

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-06-10

    Things get out of control in the emergency room due to the recent firings and an overflow of patients who have been diverted from another hospital, causing Cruz to suffer a pulmonary episode and Jackie to step in. At home, a rebellious Grace refuses to go to class unless Jackie transfers her to public school.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Teachable Moments
    8.2/10 186 votes

    #11 - Teachable Moments

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-05-26

    Akalitus forgets to hire an escort for a psych patient who then lays waste to the pharmacy; Frank cancels a lunch date with Jackie; Zoey hears Coop and Carrie having sex; Jackie worries about Frank when she learns that a cop has been shot.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nancy Wood
    8.2/10 175 votes

    #12 - Nancy Wood

    Season 6 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-05-18

    Jackie's fake identity is compromised when it's learned that Carrie's DEA number has been stolen by a woman named Nancy Wood. Meanwhile, Jackie worries about her dwindling bank account and lack of pills; and Prentiss gives Zoey a shocking message.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jackie and the Wolf
    8.2/10 175 votes

    #13 - Jackie and the Wolf

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-06-14

    An unexpected knock at the door puts Jackie and Eddie in jeopardy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Vigilante Jones
    8.2/10 167 votes

    #14 - Vigilante Jones

    Season 7 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-06-21

    Jackie is forced to perform a procedure on her own. Zoey learns a secret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I Say a Little Prayer
    8.2/10 276 votes

    #15 - I Say a Little Prayer

    Season 7 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-06-28

    Jackie gets offered a job - and wants Zoey to come with her. Series finale.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tiny Bubbles
    8.1/10 398 votes

    #16 - Tiny Bubbles

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-07-13

    Jackie is caught off-guard when a nurse (Judith Ivey) she used to work with, who is dying of lung cancer, asks Jackie to help end her life. Meanwhile, Coop’s mother (Blythe Danner) is admitted with a gall bladder attack. We learn that he is the only son of lesbians…a fact that delights Jackie and O’Hara.

    Director: Craig Zisk

    Writer: Rick Cleveland

  • …Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test
    8.1/10 216 votes

    #17 - …Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2011-06-20

    When HR demands urine samples from all the nurses, Jackie tries to avoid it as long as possible as well as her husband, who seems to have found out about her affair with Eddie.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Serviam in Caritate
    8.1/10 181 votes

    #18 - Serviam in Caritate

    Season 7 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-06-07

    Zoey finally confronts Jackie. Dr. Prince attracts a mob to All Saints.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chaud & Froid
    8.0/10 187 votes

    #19 - Chaud & Froid

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-06-03

    When Cruz learns about Jackie's rehab, he takes revenge on coworkers who have been covering up her drug problems. Meanwhile, Eddie is deposed by Kevin's lawyer; a dumped Lenny decides to take off for Europe; and Coop accompanies O'Hara to her ob-gyn appointment.

    Director: Miguel Arteta

    Writer: N/A

  • Heart
    8.0/10 189 votes

    #20 - Heart

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-06-09

    Jackie and Frank have sex for the first time and he tells her he loves her. Akalitus has an extra spring in her step. Coop wants to take his mentoring of Carrie to the next level. Kevin and Grace show up at the hospital after Kevin finds a bag of pills in Grace's bag.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rat on a Cheeto
    8.0/10 174 votes

    #21 - Rat on a Cheeto

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-05-25

    Jackie is ambushed by Antoinette. Coop's dream finally comes true.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Deal
    8.0/10 183 votes

    #22 - Deal

    Season 7 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-04-19

    Jackie gets inventive, setting her sights on returning to All Saints.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Coop Out
    8.0/10 190 votes

    #23 - Coop Out

    Season 7 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-05-10

    Jackie stirs up trouble for the developers. Coop preps for his last day.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ring Finger
    7.9/10 337 votes

    #24 - Ring Finger

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-08-10

    Jackie and Grace begin mother-daughter tap class. Coop threatens to expose Jackie for falsifying a donor’s record. Jackie has forgotten to remove her wedding ring, and needs to get it off before meeting Eddie for a quickie.

    Director: Paul Feig

    Writer: Liz Brixius

  • Pill-O-Matix
    7.9/10 335 votes

    #25 - Pill-O-Matix

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2009-08-17

    Kevin decides to buy Jackie a new wedding ring. At work, the automated pill machine replaces Eddie. A movie critic is admitted with a broken elbow.

    Director: Scott Ellis

    Writer: Rick Cleveland