Showtime has announced that Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein is set to recur on the final season of Nurse Jackie. He’ll be playing high-powered lawyer Barry Wolfe, who represents Jackie as she attempts to piece her life back together.
Even though Jackie tried to get sober once before, she’s never had the motivation to kick her addiction that getting arrested provided her. It’s one thing to disappoint your family, alienate your friends, and screw around at your job, as Jackie’s loved ones have consistently rallied around her and she’s a strong enough nurse to afford herself some leeway with Gloria; it’s something else entirely when the legal system gets involved and when the freedom that she did have is threatened to be taken away. Jackie’s been obstinate enough about the way she lives her life and how she handles her addiction, but could getting arrested serve as her rock bottom? And will Barry be someone able to help her begin the journey to sobriety and wellness?
In addition to his role on the USA drama, Feuerstein has appeared on the likes of The West Wing, Masters of Horror, and The Hustler. He’s the second new addition announced for the seventh season of Nurse Jackie, with Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub set to portray the newest ER doctor at the hospital.
The seventh and final season of Nurse Jackie will premiere in the spring of 2015. Production on the season is currently underway in New York.
Will you be watching Nurse Jackie next season? Do you think that Jackie will be able to pull herself together following the events of the sixth season finale? Is being arrested the catalyst that Jackie needed to finally get sober?