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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

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Bobby Cannavale
As Dr. Mike Cruz

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

Co-Guest Stars
Jake Cannavale
As Charlie Cruz
Greta Lee
As Temp Nurse 2
Steven Lee Merkel
As EMT (Charlie OD)
Chinasa Ogbuagu
Amina Robinson
As EMT 2
Spencer Moses
As Bartender
Jeff Gurner
As AA Group Member
Tim Hopper
As Principal Carruth
Skyler Fortgang
As Gawky Boy
Jason Alan Carvell
As Coop's Patient
Frank Ridley
As Patient on Gurney
Rebecca Hoodwin
As Sister Jean Charlotte
Priya Ayyar
As Pulmonary Nurse
Alejandro Rodriguez
As Temp Nurse 1
Main Cast
Edie Falco
As Jackie Peyton
Eve Best
As Dr. Eleanor O'Hara
Merritt Wever
As Zoey Barkow
Paul Schulze
As Eddie Walzer
Anna Deavere Smith
As Gloria Akalitus
Ruby Jerins
As Grace Peyton
Peter 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

Warning: Nurse Jackie season 4 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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