Coop tells Akalitus he is getting married and wants to reserve the chapel for his “birthday wedding”, Akalitus tells him she is not a party planner. Off Coop’s insistence that the mannequins be brought back for the occasion, Akalitus explains they are statues, not mannequins, and that they are being held...for ransom. When Coop says he’ll pay for their return, Akalitus brightens and tells him she’ll make some calls.
Later she is told that seven thousand dollars is what it will take to get the statues back, When O’Hara enters her office and asks about Jackie, Akalitus tells her the subject is “off-limits” but that nothing O’Hara did set it off. Before leaving, O’Hara offers Akalitus money to offset the cost of the statues’ return but Akalitus says she’d rather “gouge Coop”.
O’Hara visits Coop in his office and wonders why he never asked her out. Suddenly he forgets his intended Facebook bride and tells her he’s free; he hasn’t even proposed yet. She then rejects him, after which he asks her why. “Ego is ego, my friend”, she says, then kisses him and tells him she is happy for him.
Later, Jackie tells O’Hara the withdrawal sweating and the nausea have gone and that she’s been off the pills for a week. O’Hara is ecstatic with the news. Still, Grace is now on pills and Akalitus has banned Jackie from giving meds and Kevin won’t be home when she gets there. O’Hara assures her she is “fantastic”. We haven’t seen these two so close for a long time and it’s great to be assured their friendship is still as strong as it ever was. O’Hara then gives Jackie the benefit by getting Grace’s pills for her.
In the end, Jackie sits with Grace while Grace’s meds take effect, since who knows better than Jackie how pills can affect the mind and the soul. Grace says what is in her heart and is happy to have her mother for comfort and security. Maybe in their own ways, Grace and O’Hara will help Jackie pull through.
Nurse Jackie airs Mondays at 10PM ET on SHOWTIME.