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Review: Nurse Jackie, "Kettle-kettle-black-black"
(S0401) It's interesting to me that after three seasons of watching Nurse Jackie and wishing she would get some help for her addiction, my first thought after seeing her enter rehab is, “How the hell did this happen?” It goes beyond the fact that addiction is what the show is about. I think it's more about seeing a character I've come to know and love making such a huge change without consulting me, but I suppose that was the intention.

I have to admit that I wasn't too crazy about the casting of Billie Joe Armstrong, but having him die right after being introduced was awesome. I am always wary when musicians become actors. Aside from the coolness factor they usually don't have anything else to offer. In this case, at least we got the satisfaction of watching the death of the guy who had the nerve to compare himself to Joey Ramone.

I am a huge fan of Bobby Cannavalle. From Third Watch to Win Win he is always interesting and believable. Moreover, as the capable and confident doctor in charge, he is the perfect foil for Jackie who has been running the hospital her way for far too long. Moreover, taking away the one thing that makes Gloria's (Anna Devere Smith) life worthwhile is not going to go unanswered.

I was pretty shocked to see Eddie (Paul Schulze) drop the bomb on Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) the way he did, but I suppose that if the writers are shaking things up, they're going to shake until every last thing is on the ground. I could have done without O'Hara's (Eve Best) pregnancy, though. After seeing so many single moms on TV, in movies and in real life, I'm not that shocked or even interested in a rich doctor having a baby.

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On: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
John Doep said:

For those that still need a stream to watch Nurse Jackie Season 4 Episode 1 Kettle-Kettle-Black-Black, you can watch it at

Pretty good episode, check it out yourself.


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