Nurse Jackie Finale Dish

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Nurse Jackie Finale Dish
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 9:57am

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Nurse Jackie. Read at your own risk.]

Somehow, Jackie continues to avoid rock bottom. During this season of Nurse Jackie, she got around a surprise intervention and then flirted with sobriety, though not by choice — her drug dealer died, Eddie cut her off and her kid's plea for prescription drugs forced her into temporary withdrawal.

But by the end of Monday's Season 3 finale, Jackie's stars had realigned once more: She was still using, yes, but O'Hara was back on her side, she had moved into the power position with Kevin and her all-important career remained intact. Could Jackie be the world's — or just TV's -- luckiest drug addict?

Nurse Jackie: Has the truth finally caught up with Jackie?

Executive producer Liz Brixius says yes and no: "She's Houdini! She's the luckiest addict in the world. But she's not. If you look at the score sheet, if you look at what it's really cost her, she's a f---ing mess. She's like every other addict. She lost her marriage. Her job's in jeopardy. She's compromised everybody around her. Her relationships aren't what they used to be. Just because she's up and running doesn't mean that it hasn't taken a huge toll."

Brixius spoke with about just how lucky Jackie is, why O'Hara — and not Kevin — is the most important person in her life, and why next season, Kelly will be downright dangerous.

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