Nurse Jackie: Season 3 (2011)


Season 3
Nurse Jackie

Critics Consensus

The upheavals at All Saints Hospital still make for addicting television, but this third season suffers from formula fatigue as Jackie's actions continue to escape meaningful consequences.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 27

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Air date: Mar 28, 2011
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Season three dives back into the drama the last season ended on, with Kevin ( Dominic Fumusa ) having just discovered that Jackie (Edie Falco) is a drug addict, though she employs some clever emotional manipulation in an attempt to escape the consequences. Meanwhile, bad blood remains between Coop and Sam.


Edie Falco
as Jackie Peyton
Eve Best
as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
Merritt Wever
as Zoey Barkow
Paul Schulze
as Eddie Walzer
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Fitch Cooper
Dominic Fumusa
as Kevin Peyton
Anna Deavere Smith
as Mrs. Gloria Akalitus
Ruby Jerins
as Grace Peyton
Mackenzie Aladjem
as Fiona Peyton
Haaz Sleiman
as Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' de la Cruz
Haneefah Wood
as Candace De La Brix
Katie Flahive
as Paramedic
Stephen Gevedon
as Businessman
Kate Katcher
as Geela's Mother
Donshea Hopkins
as Little Girl
Lee Shepherd
as Geela's Father
Anya Marlene
as Social Services
Armen Mazlumian
as Armenian Street Vendor
Steven Merkel
as EMT No. 1
Guthrie Nutter
as David Bonvino
Douglas Taurel
as John Bonvino
Julee Cerda
as Waitress
Ali Farahnakian
as Farsi Street Vendor
Leslie Silva
as Receptionist
Ashley Kechian
as American Teen
Gloria Sauve
as Waitress
Joyce Kechian
as American Mom
René Ifrah
as Off. Ryan
Jamila Webb
as Paramedic
Marco Verna
as Cop No. 1
Amina Robinson
as Paramedic
Ted Arcidi
as Driver
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Critic Reviews for Nurse Jackie Season 3

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Has an ongoing problem -- and I'm not talking about a drug addiction. Edie Falco continues to live up to her Emmy win in the title role, but the rest of the cast just doesn't have enough to do

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The law of diminishing returns is proving as merciless as ever. Edie Falco's central performance is still superb. The show itself, though, appears to be stuck somewhere between treading water and running out of steam.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Comedy or drama? Drama or comedy? Nurse Jackie continues to have it both ways in the third season, which is certainly a smart strategy.

Mar 28, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It confirms that the best comedy is often rooted in things that are not funny at all, but make people act in funny ways.

Mar 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A tonal hybrid; as dire and dramatic as Jackie's situation may be, the episodes consistently veer into sweetly absurdist humor.

Mar 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Nurse Jackie exemplifies the stuck-in-neutral, idea-over-execution problems that ultimately plague most Showtime series... It's a show that has stubbornly refused to -- or been unable to -- evolve.

Mar 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Although Nurse Jackie's third season isn't quite as strong as it has been in the past and would benefit from a deeper analysis of Jackie's personality, its many good performances and its shrewd blend of comedy and drama make it worth watching.

Dec 26, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The writing is strong but everything that truly works about "Nurse Jackie" comes back to the work by Mrs. Falco. She's stunningly good.

Dec 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

If there was any criticism I had of the first two seasons of Nurse Jackie, it was the fact that Jackie basically was getting away with murder... This season it looks as though it's going to unravel.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The third, and in my opinion best, season of Nurse Jackie.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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