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Has O’Hara Checked Out of Nurse Jackie for Good?

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton and Eve Best as Dr. O\'Hara in Nurse Jackie (Season 5, episode 1).

Well, yes and no. In Sunday’s fifth season premiere of Nurse Jackie, O’Hara (Eve Best) dropped a bombshell on her BFF (and us!): She’s taking her son and moving back to London. Does that mean Jackie’s main support system since season one is out of the picture and, worse, off the show? A series insider tells Vulture that while Best will technically remain a series regular this season, the actress, like her character, wanted to relocate back to the U.K. Fortunately before she left, producers were able to film a couple of cameo-length appearances that will air through the remainder of the season. “There is little in life as precious as a true best friend,” Nurse Jackie executive producer Clyde Phillips told us when asked for comment. “If someone really is that, she will always find a way back into your life.”

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