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Nurse Jackie: Handle Your Scandal

Cruz purposely pushes Jackie to the breaking point and uses her reaction as grounds to fire her; Jackie enrolls Grace in public school; O'Hara goes into labor.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x10
Airdate: Sunday June 17th, 2012

Director: Randall Einhorn
Writer: Liz Brixius

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Jun 26, 2012
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Dec 11, 2012
Ireland Feb 05, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Bobby CannavaleBobby Cannavale
As Dr. Mike Cruz

Guest Stars
Stephen WallemStephen Wallem
As Thor Lundgren
Michael BuscemiMichael Buscemi
As God
Arjun GuptaArjun Gupta
As Sam

Co-Guest Stars
Jake CannavaleJake Cannavale
As Charlie Cruz
Greta LeeGreta Lee
As Temp Nurse 2
Steven Lee MerkelSteven Lee Merkel
As EMT (Charlie OD)
Chinasa OgbuaguChinasa Ogbuagu
Amina RobinsonAmina Robinson
As EMT 2
Spencer MosesSpencer Moses
As Bartender
Jeff GurnerJeff Gurner
As AA Group Member
Tim HopperTim Hopper
As Principal Carruth
Skyler FortgangSkyler Fortgang
As Gawky Boy
Jason Alan CarvellJason Alan Carvell
As Coop's Patient
Frank RidleyFrank Ridley
As Patient on Gurney
Rebecca HoodwinRebecca Hoodwin
As Sister Jean Charlotte
Priya AyyarPriya Ayyar
As Pulmonary Nurse
Alejandro RodriguezAlejandro Rodriguez
As Temp Nurse 1
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
Ruby JerinsRuby Jerins
As Grace Peyton
Peter FacinelliPeter Facinelli
As Dr. Fitch Cooper


The episode begins with Cruz waking up in a hospital bed. He pulls off the IV tubes and the oxygen tube and walks out of the bed. Meanwhile, Zoey asks Jackie for a chance to b in charge of the temp nurses for the day. Zoey instructs them the procedures for handling the patients. She does a good job. Cruz arrives on the floor and asks Sam as to who authorized to call for the temp nurses. But Sam doesn’t give him any names. Cooper and Jackie are bandaging a patient’s arm, when Cruz arrives. Jackie tries to hide. Cooper tells her that he would handle it and talks to Cruz. Cruz is furious about the temp nurses being called in. Cruz calls Jackie. He tries to provoke her by telling her that she cannot be the one in control as she is only a nurse; a replaceable one. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lucinda WilliamsGet Right With GodEnd of episode

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