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Still driven by tenacity, duplicity, and comedy

Edie Falco returns as the caring but troubled title character in season 2 of “Nurse Jackie.’’ Edie Falco returns as the caring but troubled title character in season 2 of “Nurse Jackie.’’ (Phil Caruso/Showtime)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / March 22, 2010

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I love thinking of the title “Nurse Jackie’’ as an imperative statement. Jackie, played like a frayed electrical wire by Edie Falco, desperately needs nursing. Anxiety-ridden, abrasive, and terminally cynical, Jackie won’t accept help or nurturance from anyone, ever. She is a healer who won’t be — but desperately needs to be — healed. Surrounded by family and friends, she’s ... (Full article: 609 words)

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