Nurse Jackie was my first exposure to stage and television actress Eve Best, but by golly, I’m sold! Looking over her stage credits, it seems like she’s got a remarkable range, but you’d never know it from her portrayal of Dr. Eleanor O’Hara, a designer clothes and fine food-loving Brit, and Jackie’s BFF. She seems MADE for the part. Delivery of witty one-liners aside, Best’s greatest strength is bringing real heart to a character who would be played too coolly by many other actors. O’Hara has buried her mother, broken up with her girlfriend, and tried to drown her sorrows in booze, ecstasy, and casual sex, but Best never fails to captivate me with her choices and each scene comes off as oddly bright and optimistic. The writers have done their part, but I think the character’s success is owed mostly to statuesque actress Eve Best. And dayum, she wears clothes well.