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).
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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.”