2009, 7 seasons to date
Comedy / Drama
By Liz Brixius
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Jackie and her husband fear that their daughter may be suffering from anxiety, and Jackie confides her concerns with Dr. O'Hara. An elderly man who has chosen to treat his heart failure with chicken soup comes to the hospital for his treatment. Also Jackie's pharmacist boyfriend lets her know he's being replaced by an automated pill dispenser.
Jackie and Kevin are summoned to their daughters' school for a parent-teacher conference, where they are told that their older daughter Grace is suffering from anxiety disorder. Jackie does not respond well to the news and attacks the school nurse. At the hospital, a young boy with a twin brother is brought in after an accident, and Mohammed confides to Zoey that he once had a twin. Zoey experiences her first death of a patient.
Everyone at the hospital is put out - especially Dr. O'Hara - when Dr. Cooper is listed in a monthly magazine as one of the 25 best doctors in Manhattan. Jackie is less than pleased when Kaitlin shows up on a play date at her house. She's even less pleased when Kaitlin sees her snorting a line. At the hospital, she's almost caught taking drugs out of the dispensary using Zoey's access number. Back at home, she's dumbfounded when she sees who husband Kevin's new friend is.
Jackie is still incensed at having found Eddie in her house and tells him to stay away; he's not very receptive to the idea. Zoey performs brilliantly when a young child is brought in unable to breathe. A patient with stage 3 lymphoma is brought to the hospital but Dr. Cooper doesn't react well to Jackie's suggested treatment. She decides to help him out anyways. Dr. O'Hara and self-confessed sex addict Sam take it to the next level.
Much to Jackie's surprise, Kevin's younger sister, Tunie, shows up in the girls' bedroom, freshly hungover and tragically heartbroken after being dumped by her pilot boyfriend. On their way to work, Jackie tells Eddie she thinks Kevin installed Tunie to monitor her in the wake of his intervention. Lenny prepares Zoey a romantic picnic lunch only to crack her tooth when she bites into a sandwich where he's hidden his house key. Zoey talks things over with God, who's set up a makeshift piano bar in the ambulance bay. At the hospital, a Jewish Orthodox husband fights ...
Jackie's back in the swing of things, having re-hidden her stash of pills in the basement and mended fences with O'Hara. Zoey's working her first double and Jackie worries about her burning out. Lou, an out-of-work salesman, comes into the hospital and wins everyone over. O'Hara accepts the title of ER chief, which sparks a competitive streak in Coop. Kevin invites Eddie to a backyard barbecue to celebrate his new job. When Jackie gets home, she sees empty closets and drawers and panics-did Kevin leave her? She finds out he went to an Al-Anon meeting and the drawers ...
Worried about her daughter, Jackie leaves rehab early against her therapist's advice. Zoey has second thoughts about her relationship with Lenny.
Jackie learns that Grace knows the truth about rehab and races to tell Kevin before he hears about it from their daughter. She asks Charlie to meet her at an AA meeting but he shows up drunk.
After their custody meeting, Jackie rear-ends Kevin and wakes up as a patient in her own ER. Kevin accuses her of using. Coop begins covering for Carrie and taking on a lot more work. When Carrie checks on Jackie, she writes her a prescription for Oxy, unaware she's an addict. The most unlikely person asks Jackie out on a date.
A heavily medicated Jane Doe is brought into the ER and Jackie tasks Zoey with finding out who she is. Coop invites Carrie to dinner. Jackie faces conflict with both her daughters - Fiona has been acting out in class while Grace sneaks around the city with her older boyfriend.
After a morning of defiant daughters cutting their own hair, Jackie blows off some steam and calls the hipster drug dealer, Gabe, for a re-up. Prentiss and Zoey arrive to find an angry patient defacing the hospital because of Prentiss' bedside manner--and Zoey agrees it needs improvement. Zoey is volunteering later that night at a gay bar giving out free meningitis vaccinations but no one will go with her. Coop gets the disappointing news that his sperm count is too low to allow him to donate. And Carrie gets the lucky break of treating NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan which ...
Kevin's engagement has left Jackie reeling. After having a sex dream that involves both Eddie and Kevin, Jackie wakes up with Frank at the foot of her bed asking to move in. She's not ready for that and will have to think of some way to keep him at bay. While staking out Kevin's fiancé's dress shop with Antoinette, Jackie gets more than an eyeful when she witnesses the budding relationship between Kevin's fiancé, Mia, and Grace. Jackie makes a scene, forcing Kevin to cancel the dinner he had planned to formerly introduce them. Meanwhile, back at All Saints, Akalitus's...
Jackie is not allowed to touch patients, and must undergo daily urine screens.
Akalitus doesn't trust Jackie when she shares the news that the hospital is being sold.