By Mark Lukenbill | Indiewire April 15, 2013 at 1:00PM
Showtime's medical comedy-drama "Nurse Jackie" returned last night to start off its fifth season, making it officially something of a veteran series on the network. The show, created by Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius and Linda Wallem, continues to follow Edie Falco (who has won an Emmy for her work in the show) as Jackie Peyton, a (now recovering) painkiller-addicted emergency room nurse at a New York hospital.
You can check out the full season premiere, "Happy Fucking Birthday," below for one month courtesy of Showtime. Penned by new showrunner Clyde Phillips and directed by Randall Einhorn ("Late Bloomer", the episode takes place on the day before Jackie's birthday.
The YouTube link will expire on May 15th -- the new season airs Sundays at 9pm on Showtime.