Nurse Jackie Exclusive: Season 4 Poster Reveals Jackie is Out of Tricks, Excuses and [Spoiler]!

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No one’s ever accused Nurse Jackie of being a model of moderation. But, as this exclusive first look at her namesake series’ Season 4 key art suggests, going forward, she won’t be exercising any restraint whatsoever.

Frankly, why would she?

Since our title junkie (Edie Falco) split up with hubby Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) in the Showtime hit’s third season finale, she has no ball and chain to slow her down. But, left entirely to her own devices, how low will she sink?

Any way you slice it — and any way you look at this picture — we’re coming up on a game-changing batch of episodes (kicking off Sunday, April 8). What do you think? Will Jackie bottom out and bounce back? Or bottom out and just keep going? Thoughts, theories, observations in the comments, please.

Nurse Jackie Season 4 Spoilers

Comments (68)

  • I’m so over Jackie. Also, how can someone who is not pretty, a pathological liar, and a horrible personality land a hot younger husband?

    Comment by Lila – February 7, 2012 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AGREE!

      Comment by rfg_nyc – February 7, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Gawd! You are sad….and pathetic.
      Number 1) If you are “so over” Jackie, why do you read AND post about her?
      Number 2) …and more important. Not pretty? Let me tell you something, I would do her ANYTIME. Is she smoking hot? Maybe not..but dam*! She sure knows how to overcompensate for it with a f*cking attitude that will get any straight guy aroused. Will guys say the same about you? Judging by your bitterness, I guess no.

      Comment by Robert A – February 7, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Gay guys get turned on by Jackie’s butchiness too.. haha

        Comment by Billy – February 7, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LOL!! Very good point. My apologies.

          Comment by Robert A – February 7, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fat, unattractive, irresponsible man-children land hot wives on tv/movies all the freaking time. Like, 2/3 of sitcoms use this trope. One show decides to go the other way and you call foul?

      Comment by brandy – February 7, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I AGREE! This is such a good point. King of Queens? Please. Jackie IS pretty, but she’s a nurse. She works long hours, you think she should be wearing more makeup, maybe get her hair done?

        Comment by siobhan – February 7, 2012 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Geez! It’s a television show! Lighten up, it’s not supposed to be reality! You take crap much too seriously. I’ll bet you’ve got way to much time on your hands and too many reality shows recorded! Let those of us who love the show enjoy it. Opinionated much? Better watch that bitterness, it’ll make ya miserable!

      Comment by Merry – February 7, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Here-here!!! Never was into this unbelievable crap.
      Don’t know one person who’s ever watched it.

      Comment by you tell it, sister! – February 7, 2012 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just because she doesnt look like everybody else doesnt make her ugly. Her character is an addict. It changes people. Amazing actress!!!!!

      Comment by Debbie – February 7, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Edde falco is very pretty!! Hello…

      Comment by Joe – February 8, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • R*U*D*E

      Comment by Amy – February 8, 2012 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • she is beautiful and sexy and an amazing actress

        Comment by stan sirgutz – February 17, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she is sexy,thats how

      Comment by stan sirgutz – February 17, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If your SO over Jackie, what the hell are you doing here????. Jackie rocks!

      Comment by TwIsTeD – February 20, 2012 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s TELEVISION for crying out loud! Are you jealous of a character portrayed by an actress for our entertainment? Do you know where the on/off button is on your remote? Get over yourself!

      Comment by RC – April 8, 2012 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Edie Falco but agree completely.

    Comment by Diane – February 7, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nurse Jackie had such a great first season but they made some huge mistakes after that. Thank goodness The Big C just keeps getting better and taking smart risks.

    Comment by nyguy – February 7, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate to think what will happen to her daughters now. Their dad was always there for them while Jackie was being out of control.

    Comment by Debbie – February 7, 2012 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i watched the 6 or 7 first episodes a long time ago, but the series was so slow and episodes seemed to go nowhere, and that was supposed to be the best season? I loved the actress who played the naive junior nurse, but that was it.

    Comment by andres – February 7, 2012 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • These shows start out smart and then they go for sensationalism.

      Comment by laura – February 7, 2012 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I get so sick of programs like Jackie and House. I’ve seen both shows and with the exception of the actors playing the parts I don’t get the appeal. Its depressing to see such talented and capable characters wallow in their drug use.

    Comment by Trista – February 7, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know it’s just TV entertainment but as a Registered Nurse with a niece going to med school I feel humiliated & sad to see our professions trashed just for entertainment. I know there are health care professionals but please let’s not glorify them

      Comment by Barb Davies – February 7, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There ARE people in the medical field that get caught everyday for doing drugs & there are people that don’t get caught! Just because someone works in the MEDICAL field, doesn’t mean they don’t do bad things!
        You should NOT feel humiliated over a TV show. I don’t think the show glorifies it. I think it shows a realistic view!
        The society we live in is screwed up!
        Even in the medical field!

        Comment by Reader – February 7, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I knew a girl whos mom was a RN, as well and stole srcipts to feed her addiction. She also took her nursinghome patients pain pills. Nurses are people with problems too and yes sometimes peolpe use to escape reality. You should know that. Plus they didnt make pixies for no reason. This is show about someting that really is happening good or bad.

        Comment by lia jones – February 7, 2012 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Wallow in their drug use” Are you kidding me? You do realize this is NOT reality, right? They are ACTING!!!!
      I GUESS everyone is entitled to their opinion…..

      Comment by Number 1 Fan of Jackie – February 7, 2012 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m a huge Nurse Jackie fan, mostly because there are an alarming number of health care providers out there (including doctors and nurses) who truly ARE “wallowing in their drug use.” “Nurse Jackie” just happens to handle the situation in a more realistic fashion than “House,” which has become FOX’s #1 Sci Fi.

        Comment by Think Again – February 7, 2012 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Totally agree. I once had a roommate who was a nurse and I saw firsthand things she did that made me go “hmmm” to say the least. No where near as extreme as Nurse Jackie but surprised me nonetheless. I like the show and agree S3 wasn’t as good as S1 or S2 but still getting psyched for it.

          Comment by Abbey – February 7, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Edie Falco is a phenomenon. Is she the hottest actress out there? Maybe not but who cares? She rocks big time and keeps the focus of the show tight! The show has great actors and the subject is much closer to home than many may realize. I LOVE this show and can’t wait for the next season.

    Comment by Lauren – February 7, 2012 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are u guys kidding me??? Nurse Jackie is by far one of the best series out there right now..great writing awesome acting..can’t wait till April!!

    Comment by Terra – February 7, 2012 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the show but the lack of realistic consequences of drug use in the healthcare workplace is astonishingly unrealistic. Jackie could not be working in the real world, no one would hire/employ her; employers are WAY to risk-averse to put up with even a suggestion of drug use in healthcare providers. Likewise, House would long ago be unemployed for even a fraction of his antics.

    Comment by champmav – February 7, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • these comments are bizarre. I mean…like this show, or don’t…but nobody watches tv shows about perfectly well-adjusted human beings. For plots to work, characters need flaws.
    bunch of whiners.

    Comment by susan l. – February 7, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Nurse Jackie, there is ton of pill abusers out there now adays, who can relate, and maybe some good will come of this show. It will be a while before Jackie hits rock bottom, loosing her job, stealing, it is all comming, that is drug abuse. Ya never know who has it, and it could be some one’s kid right under there nose and the parent not know it. Nurse Jackie shows all the people watching what to look for in pill abusers, especially pain pill addiction. there are now more pill related deaths than cocaone and heroine in this country.
    House got old, and i am sure Nurse Jackie will wear off too, who knows what is next? Shamless i do like for now, keeps us all guessing what is next?
    Just my thoughts.

    Comment by Elaine Kirk – February 7, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Absolutely love nurse Jackie..I find the entire cast blends well and if you really know how a hospital works her addiction is not all too Hollywood…have you ever heard of “two for you, one for the nurse”…Kudos to you Edie and can’t wait until the season premier! <3

    Comment by Christianne – February 7, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Edie I love the entire cast.. The show rocks !!! Can’t wait for season 4 to start!

    Comment by Domenica – February 7, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is wrong with all if you? Nurse Jackie is an amazing show! You do realize its fantasy, NOT reality…I love getting lost in this show for a half hr once a week..its one of the few shows I actually laugh out loud to! It is a CHARACTER she plays & I think she does an awesome job! She is not a spokes person for all the wonderful nurses out there! I look forward to sitting back & laughing once a week! Good job!

    Comment by nichole – February 7, 2012 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man, her husband was hot. I would have done anything to hang on to that dude.

    Comment by rabbit – February 7, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show is hilarious! You people picking every little thing apart is ridiculous! It’s a TV show for gods sake! If you wanted a perfect little, well-adjusted, white picketed fence show that doesn’t offend anyone in ANY way…well..that would be one boring show. It’s entertainment ya losers! LOL

    Comment by Katy – February 7, 2012 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You got that many flat boring tv shows out there, this one keeps you laughing and wondering all in a very short episode! glad to see someone else enjoys premium television viewing!

    Comment by Christianne – February 7, 2012 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree I am a fan of both Jackie and House. That said, this season of House has been far better, last year was to much House and Cuddy crap. I love Jackie. However, imo O’Hara and Akalitus make the show. Jackie’s passion for the patients is what makes the show, she will go out of her way to help them and the staff. Sure there are things that aren’t so realistic, but you have to see the whole picture and not just nitpick it to death. Life is to serious, you have to be able to find an outlet to decompress your mind etc.

    Comment by Jake – February 7, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Word.

    Comment by Benjaaron – February 7, 2012 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Nurse Jackie & can’t wait for the new season!!!! !st season was great but I really think this one is going to be ballas to the wall awesome!!!!

    Comment by Julie – February 7, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Come on people, open your eyes and see reality. Jackie makes this show amazing. She’s real, upfront and human! Yes she’s on a downslide, but I have faith in her and she will pull up her big girl panties, and get her life back on track. As for her kids, they are brats, esp. the oldest one. She’s better off without them. Let Daddy deal with the drama of them.

    Comment by Nancy – February 7, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cannot wait till the next season. Some of the comments I just read are INSANE!!! Jackie effin kills it every episode. The show is excellent!!!!!

    Comment by Kristin – February 7, 2012 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I couldn’t have said it better!! Nurse Jackie rocks!! She’s an overworked nurse and mother, she’s supposed to look like a beauty queen too? Come on! The show is called Nurse Jackie, not Sex and the City!

    Comment by Sheri – February 7, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t get over the remarks about this show.
    If you don’t like the show, don’t watch it! It’s that simple…
    If you don’t watch it, then you shouldn’t have an opinion about it!
    People you do realize this is NOT a REALITY show, right?????
    These are paid actors!!!!!!! You talk as if it’s real.
    Amused by peoples opinions!

    Comment by BIG fan of Nurse Jackie! – February 7, 2012 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the show can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve the time!!!!

    Comment by Debe Boles – February 7, 2012 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • bottom out and just keep going! Love this show.
    All the negativeness is pointless…Jackie is no role model, the show is for entertaining – and yet I am entertained and can’t wait for season 4.
    You don’t like it, do not watch it, but let us others enjoy!
    Go Jackie!

    Comment by JackieRulez – February 7, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Like Jackie or not, ZOEY is the best reason to watch this show.

    Comment by Newbies Rock – February 7, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love each character on this show. All human beings are flawed which is depicted so beautifully in this show. Nurse Jackie, just like all human beings, copes with life the best way she can. I hope to see more prescription drug use. It is no different than 9 to 5ers going to the bar or home and having a few cocktails to unwind and deal with the pressures we have created in this crazy, chaotic, pressure filled journey we call life. Drug use doesn’t make a person bad as shown so poetically in Nurse Jackie. It allows people to cope with the pain and injustices of everyday life. It should be an individual’s choice to take prescribed medication and not a doctors. Pain whether physical or emotional is difficult to deal with. Love you Nurse Jackie and cast!

    Comment by kim – February 7, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this show, she’s an awesome actress playing a awesome role!
    I think anyone who thinks otherwise is just jealous!!!

    Comment by Jennifer – February 7, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Nurse Jackie, but I was pissed at her for kicking Kevin out. I could always call upon Jackie’s redeeming qualities to compensate for her deplorable behavior. She is a kind hearted and dedicated nurse, but expanding on her bad traits last season is making me lose my patience with her. The season ended with me hating her and wishing that someone, anyone would tell Kevin what she’s been up to all this time. The writers cannot have her getting away with all the stuff she’s pulled, it’s getting tiring.

    Comment by M – February 7, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i no a 25 year prof nurse that is jackie all over! there is always 1 bad apple now and then..n the real world!

    Comment by lynn – February 7, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As a RN I am a big Akalitis fan. Wish we had one of her. As for the drug abuse, it happens, for real. When I found one nurse sucking the Fentanyl patches I thought Oh Jesus. Or seeing a visitor sticking their hands in the injection boxes on the wall. I love Nurse Jackie, I relate. And I do laugh out loud.

    Comment by Linda – February 7, 2012 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hehe I love Akalitis. She, Jackie, and O’Hara make the show for me, but then again I love all of the characters. Great show.

      Comment by Kelly – February 7, 2012 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Give me some nurse jackie

    Comment by cinny flones – February 7, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jackie like ALL of us has flaws, yet she still manages to be great at what she does best….Nursing! All the drugs and drama in her life can’t touch her ability to love, care, and cure those she can. She is still a Bad- A**! But she does need to make changes soon because she is risking too much… her whole life. We ALL go through that at one point in our lives no matter how big or small the drama.

    Comment by Viviana Gutierrez – February 7, 2012 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s not fair. Her girls are innocent by-standers and it’s not their fault their mom is on drugs. Do you know any kids that aren’t spoiled at one point or another?

    Comment by Viviana Gutierrez – February 7, 2012 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh so true.

    Comment by Fugly housewife – February 7, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Have luved Jackie since day one……. my question is will be be able to purchase the above poster???

    Comment by Mareb – February 7, 2012 06:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well my 80 year old grandmother was a RN and a full blown pill popper. So it happens whatever. The show started out very strong… I love all the actors in it like most of the other showtime shows but I hope they don’t burn out the addiction thing too much. And I’m still pissed off about The United Steates of Tara getting cancelled.And all of you who act like haters and babies on here, slow your roll it’s really just a tv show at the end of the day.

    Comment by Yo Mamma – February 7, 2012 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was underwhelmed with last season.
    It’s going to be the Zoe show if they don’t step it up!

    Comment by marylou – February 7, 2012 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agree, truly bizarre comments! I’ve never understood people who come to these posts specifically to trash-talk a show. If it’s not your cup of tea, then fack off! This show has meat, and heart, and each character is uniquely brilliant – even asshole Dr. Cooper! I am anxious to see where s. 4 takes Jackie and St. Vincent’s Hospital.

    Comment by Melanie1987 – February 7, 2012 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The 1st season was amazing, then it sort of faltered. Let’s hope this season gets back into the groove. Its a great show w/ a stellar cast.

    Comment by katmouse – February 7, 2012 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In what world are you people living? As a recovering counselor, I went to a rehab specifically for medical professionals- doctors as well as nurses who actively used while caring for and operating on patients. Some had installed their own ports on themselves so that they could hook up to IVs at work-this kind f drug abuse happens daily.

    Comment by Shay – February 7, 2012 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m waiting for Jackie and Dr. O’Hara to stop repressing their mutual attraction and “Let the Good Times Roll.”

    Comment by Bread of Heaven – February 7, 2012 11:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you! I’ve been waiting for this as well.

      Comment by Monty – February 8, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this show. Jackie is simply an illustration of what we all do in our own way at times,and that is to try every possible distraction to the inth degree so we don’t have to face the fact that our lives are hanging by a mere thread. I sure hope she makes it out alive!

    Comment by Holly Bradford – February 8, 2012 03:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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