- Did 'Nurse Jackie' survive series finale?
- Merritt Wever on the ‘Nurse Jackie’ Series Finale and Zoey’s Final Line
- ‘Nurse Jackie’ Finale: Showrunner Reveals Alternate Ending For Edie Falco Series (SPOILERS)
Did 'Nurse Jackie' survive series finale?
"That rarely happens on television," Falco told THR when asked ahead of the final season if she thought Jackie should die. "I don't know.full
NOTE: This story contains spoilers. If you haven't watched the episode and don't wish to know what happens, stop reading now. The Showtime dramedy, starring Falco as a nurse battling a pain-pill addiction, ended its seven-season run Sunday with Jackie deliberately overdosing on a patient's street drugs, just after her professional license was reinstated. In the final scene, Jackie stumbles out of the bathroom where she'd done most of her drug-snorting and collapses on the emergency room floor where her colleagues were marking the closure of All Saints Hospital soon to be replaced by luxury condos. The expression on Falco's face suggests Jackie is heading toward the light or in her mind, Times Square. Can you imagine Edie lying on the floor and giving you just enough to put the question mark in your head? It's extraordinary acting," he says of Falco, who earned an Emmy and four more nominations for her work as Jackie.
It was argued about after the fact even among the writers of the Showtime dramedy that wrapped its seven-season run on Sunday night. As her coworkers rush to help her, the camera zooms in on Falco lying prostrate on the floor. So does she die in the end? But in his mind, she is still alive. Phillips co-wrote the teleplay for the finale with Tom Straw from a story by Liz Flahive. Phillips sees Jackie as surviving the collapse but once again facing the bottom falling out of her life after she spent so many months convincing her coworkers that she was finally sober. With All Saints closing for good, Peyton secures a new job and has made strides in repairing relationships with her friends, daughters and even her ex-husband.
Merritt Wever on the ‘Nurse Jackie’ Series Finale and Zoey’s Final Line
Last chance to get out before we ruin everything before you had a chance to watch it. Well, Jackie Peyton's Edie Falco journey has ended.
‘Nurse Jackie’ Finale: Showrunner Reveals Alternate Ending For Edie Falco Series (SPOILERS)
Nurse Jackie is an American medical comedy-drama series. It premiered on Showtime on June 8, The show was well received by critics, with the show winning five Primetime Emmy Awards out of 24 nominations, including one win for Falco and Wever each. Brixius and Wallem served as showrunners for the first four seasons and shared executive producer duties with Caryn Mandabach and John Melfi. Women['s] stories aren't as immediately climactic so they need to play out over the course of three months And every medical show out there has been about doctors. Doctors are absolutely unable to do what they have to do without nurses.
The last time Edie Falco was in a series finale, viewers were left hanging over the fate of her TV husband, Tony Soprano. Falco as ebullient nurse Zoey Barkow. These are edited excerpts of the conversation. What was the mood like on the set during the final season? We were all very grateful, honestly. But the last few days were really sad. In the scene when Zoey says goodbye to Jackie, were any of those tears real, or was it all just masterful acting?