Watch This: Nurse Jackie’s “What The Day Brings” redefines the family getaway

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: The unofficial start of summer has us thinking of TV road trips.

Nurse Jackie, “What The Day Brings” (season two, episode 11; originally aired 5/31/2010)

The family road trip is a cherished summer tradition for good reason. School lets out, disparate schedules suddenly align, and petty sibling squabbles are set aside as the family galvanizes around the common goal of beating the heat. But Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) cares little for tradition when she goads her husband Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) and two young daughters (Daisy Tahan and Ruby Jerins) into an impulsive road trip in the dead of winter. She has her reasons. Despite the frigid temperatures, the Peytons are still trying to escape the heat, except in this case, the heat is coming from an enraged drug dealer whose …

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