Clyde Phillips

‘Nurse Jackie’ Gets an Assist From a ‘Dexter’ Mastermind

Posted on 04/14/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWhen Nurse Jackie debuted in 2009, ingesting mass quantities of Oxycontin and Adderall, trading sex for pills, careening from raw emotion to mordant humor, she didn’t look like a strong candidate for longevity.  But here we are, about to embark upon Season 5, premiering on Showtime tonight.  Emmy winner Edie Falco’s emergency room anti-heroine has made it through rehab and is about to face her toughest challenge yet – sobriety. Taking her on that journey is the series’ new showrunner, …