YMMV / Nurse Jackie

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Dr. Akalitus being too harsh on Jackie in her diversion program? Or just being extra careful in case Jackie doesn't steal drugs again?
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • "What Jackie needs right now is MOUNTAINS of hugs. Especially from you."
    • The little dances that Coop does whenever he's happy.
    • Pretty much anything that Zoe does.
    • Coop's reaction to his moms getting divorced; his lower lip quivers like a little boy and then he promptly goes and sulks.
    • Guest character Bernard on Dr. Akalitus: "That's not a happy woman."
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • When Lenny brings Zoe chicken soup. And later, duck sauce.
    • When Coop's bride fails to show up for their wedding the rest of the staff are surprisingly sweet to him about it, despite the fact they never thought it was a good idea. Jackie even comforts him in her own way, and Eddie joins him for the 'carriage' ride home rather than let him go it alone.
    • Jackie helping the heroin addict come out of hiding from the guy who was coming to kill him.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Seasons 6 and 7 may be too dark for some to handle.
  • Dueling Shows: With Hawthorne, to some degree, although that one isn't half as provocative.
  • Moral Event Horizon: May not fully cross it, but baiting your sponsor into joining you in rehab, getting her drunk after being sober for 10 years, then revealing that you signed HER into rehab to get her out of the way has to at least come damn close.
    • Jackie's home detox a few episodes prior might also qualify. She puts boyfriend Frank, ex-boyfriend Eddie, and her sponsor through five days of hell as she kicks. At the end of the experience, sober at last, she boots Frank out of the house and rails a capsule of Oxycontin. The entire thing was a Batman Gambit to allay her friends' suspicions.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • When Dr. Cruz is desperately trying to revive his son Charlie. Charlie dies no matter how hard he tries, and despite how much of an asshole Dr. Cruz has been, you can't help but feel sorry for him as he's crying and pounding on Charlie's chest.
    • Bernard Zimberg, full stop. He's this sweet, elderly, soft-spoken man pouring with Eli Wallach's trademark charm. He has the choice to go through medical tests but he's so stubborn that he wants none of it, and has his wife bring him chicken soup for healing instead. Sadly, he dies. He knew he was dying and he didn't want his wife to know.
    • Jackie, on her diversion program, watching a patient die, knowing full well she could have done something to save her.
  • Squick: It takes place in a Trauma Unit, so most every episode has a degree of this, however, a recent unexpected example would have been Thor removing his glass eye for Jackie. Somewhat more disconcerting when you realize this isn't special effects, either.
  • What an Idiot: Dr. Coop in regards to Dr. Roman. Dr. Roman has proven to be at least borderline incompetent, but, courtesy of an audio recorded liason with Coop, blackmails All Saints into letting her stay. Cut to the opening of Season 6, where Coop, while at least having the intelligence to know that he has to keep far and away from her, firmly believes that if she wasn't working with him would be a viable candidate for a relationship.
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