Nurse Jackie: Season 5 (2013)



Critic Consensus: All Saints Hospital remains staffed with some of the most dependably terrific actors on television, but this fifth season feels bereft of new places to go and instead relapses back into the series' worst habits.


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Air date: Apr 14, 2013
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Series five finds Jackie (Edie Falco) still at odds with Kevin over the ultimate custody of their daughters. She approaches him on the eve of her birthday to ask for some time with her girls to celebrate. Meanwhile, two new doctors at work stir the pot, one by getting by on looks alone, and the other by playing too much by the rules, in Jackie's opinion.


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
Bobby Cannavale
as Dr. Ike Prentiss
Betty Gilpin
as Carrie Roman
Morris Chestnut
as Dr. Ike Prentiss
MaryAnn Hu
as Mrs. Lee
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Critic Reviews for Nurse Jackie Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

In the fifth season, Nurse Jackie made another smart change: allowing Jackie's mentee nurse Zoey, played beautifully by Merritt Wever, to come into her own.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With Falco as the anchor, Nurse Jackie is in no danger of drifting away.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Falco -- as always -- remains one of TV's bright shining lights, but her Nurse Jackie suddenly feels like a work in progress.

Apr 17, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's honest, credible, trustworthy storytelling.

Apr 11, 2013 | Full Review…

It hasn't lost a bit of a punch, and like its titular character, recovering drug addict and acerbic nurse Jackie Peyton, the show is full of ballsy surprises and stronger than ever.

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

In a season in which Nurse Jackie series seemed to suffer from amnesia and an identity crisis at times, the season ended on a very familiar note.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

This season felt notably less vital than the one before it. I don't want to call this a safe version of "Nurse Jackie," but it was certainly a comfortable one

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The ensemble remains perfect, but the show's matter-of-fact crispness has been dulled. Stick out your tongue and say blah.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

While Falco's performance remains reason enough for fans to stick around, there's cause for concern about where her character is headed.

Apr 14, 2013 | Full Review…

The high level of on-screen talent can't disguise the fact that Nurse Jackie, which seemed poised to take a chance on reinventing itself, has instead settled for trying to reanimate the discarded husk of the show it had grown out of.

Apr 14, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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