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Nurse Jackie: Day Of The Iguana

Jackie covers for Cruz when he has a panic attack; Zoey surveys her coworkers for the best ways to conduct a breakup; Akalitus enlists the staff in an elaborate charade when her mentor is admitted with dementia.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x7
Airdate: Sunday May 20th, 2012

Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Wyndham Lewis

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) May 29, 2012
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Nov 20, 2012
Ireland Jan 28, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Bobby CannavaleBobby Cannavale
As Dr. Mike Cruz

Guest Stars
Stephen WallemStephen Wallem
As Thor Lundgren
Arjun GuptaArjun Gupta
As Sam
Lenny JacobsonLenny Jacobson
As Lenny
Aida TurturroAida Turturro
As Laura Vargas
Joel GreyJoel Grey
As Dick Babbit

Co-Guest Stars
Jake CannavaleJake Cannavale
As Charlie Cruz
Rory ORory O'Malley
As Dave Tyler
Nancy LemenagerNancy Lemenager
As Arden (Arden Babbit)
Ann ArviaAnn Arvia
As Meeting Leader
Tom DayTom Day
As Business Man
Patricia R. FloydPatricia R. Floyd
As Woman at Podium
Lisa Wing HuntzingerLisa Wing Huntzinger
As EMT (as Lisa Wing)
Main Cast
Edie FalcoEdie Falco
As Jackie Peyton
Eve BestEve Best
As Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
Merritt WeverMerritt Wever
As Zoey Barkow
Paul SchulzePaul Schulze
As Eddie Walzer
Anna Deavere SmithAnna Deavere Smith
As Gloria Akalitus
Peter FacinelliPeter Facinelli
As Dr. Fitch Cooper


The episode begins with Thor telling Cooper that he is a great looking guy and that a lot of girls would want to date him. It is actually a break up act. Thor says that it is an art form. Zoey is collecting break up speeches and tells Cooper that she was excited when Lenny slipped the ring on her finger. But now it seems like a lie to her. Just then Cruz comes in looking for Jackie. Next, Eleanor and Jackie are meeting the lawyer regarding the divorce. The lawyer tells Jackie that she needs to improve her profile. She has to attend a lot of AA meetings and get them documented. She should also get character references from powerful people. But while they are building Jackie’s profile, they also need to prove that Kevin is an unfit custodian. ..

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