List of Scrubs episodes

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Scrubs is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence, which premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. NBC had originally announced that Scrubs would end after its seventh season, containing a reduced 18 episodes.[1] However, the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike ended up cutting the show's episodes down to 11, and Scrubs ended its run on NBC with a total of 150 episodes.

The cast returned to film an additional 18 episodes, which were aired as Season 8 by ABC, with much of the story coming to a close, and definitive though somewhat flexible endings for the characters. The one-hour season finale, "My Finale", which was originally planned to also be the series finale, ranked third in the ratings and was watched by 5.1 million viewers, 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.[2] The episode garnered mostly positive response from the viewers as well as critics.

With speculation mounting over a possible ninth season that would focus on new characters and perhaps a new setting, ABC announced on May 15, 2009 that it renewed Scrubs for a ninth season called Scrubs: Med School. The season premiered on December 1, 2009. Donald Faison and John C. McGinley are the only original cast members returning as regular characters, while Zach Braff appeared in six episodes. Sarah Chalke, Neil Flynn and Ken Jenkins returned as guest stars, while Judy Reyes did not appear at all.

In addition to the regular episodes, a special called "My Charlie Brown Christmas" was created by Daniel Russ and Ryan Levin for the Scrubs 2003 Christmas party, which is a re-cut and re-dub of A Charlie Brown Christmas, starring the cast of Scrubs.[3]

As a general rule, all series episode titles begin with the word "My", unless the bulk of the episode is narrated by someone other than J.D., in which case they are named "His Story", "Her Story", or "Their Story", with Roman numerals denoting subsequent episodes by the same name. During Season 9, episode titles started with the word "Our" instead of "My".

A total of 182 episodes of Scrubs were broadcast over nine seasons. All nine seasons are available on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale Network U.S. ratings
(rank)
DVD releases
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 24 October 2, 2001 May 21, 2002 NBC 11.2 million
(40th place)
May 17, 2005 June 27, 2005 June 29, 2005
2 22 September 26, 2002 April 17, 2003 15.9 million
(15th place)
November 15, 2005 September 12, 2005 September 19, 2005
3 22 October 2, 2003 May 4, 2004 10.4 million
(43rd place)
May 9, 2006 February 13, 2006 February 22, 2006
4 25 August 31, 2004 May 10, 2005 6.9 million
(88th place)
October 10, 2006 September 18, 2006 September 27, 2006
5 24 January 3, 2006 May 16, 2006 6.4 million
(98th place)
May 22, 2007 June 18, 2007 June 6, 2007
6 22 November 30, 2006 May 17, 2007 6.4 million
(87th place)
October 30, 2007 January 14, 2008 December 5, 2007
7 11 October 25, 2007 May 8, 2008 6.4 million
(115th place)
November 11, 2008 January 19, 2009 December 3, 2008
8 19 January 6, 2009 May 6, 2009 ABC 5.6 million
(123rd place)
August 25, 2009
November 17, 2009 (Blu-ray)
September 6, 2010 December 1, 2009
9 13 December 1, 2009 March 17, 2010 3.8 million
(116th place)
September 28, 2010 February 7, 2011 December 1, 2010

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (2001–02)[edit]

The first season follows J.D. (Zach Braff) and his best friend Turk (Donald Faison) in their first year out of medical school as interns at Sacred Heart Hospital. J.D. quickly meets his reluctant mentor, Dr. Perry Cox (John C. McGinley); a young woman (and fellow intern) named Elliot (Sarah Chalke), on whom he has a crush; the hospital's janitor (Neil Flynn), who goes out of his way to make J.D.'s life miserable; the Chief of Medicine, Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins), who is more concerned about the budget than the patients; and Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes), the head nurse and Turk's new girlfriend, who puts Turk through the trials and tribulations of being in a serious relationship. The characters face romances and relationship issues, family obligations, overwhelming paperwork, and a tremendous number of patients. The first season also introduces recurring supporting characters such as "The Todd" (Robert Maschio), a boorishly lascivious surgeon; Ted (Sam Lloyd), the hospital's hapless, nervous lawyer; Laverne (Aloma Wright), fellow nurse and mentor to Carla; Jordan Sullivan (Christa Miller), Dr. Cox's caustic administrator ex-wife, and Doug Murphy (Johnny Kastl), a nervous young doctor who often accidentally kills patients.

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
1 1 "My First Day" Adam Bernstein Bill Lawrence October 2, 2001 (2001-10-02) 535G
2 2 "My Mentor" Adam Bernstein Bill Lawrence October 4, 2001 (2001-10-04) S101
3 3 "My Best Friend's Mistake" Adam Bernstein Eric Weinberg October 9, 2001 (2001-10-09) S102
4 4 "My Old Lady" Marc Buckland Matt Tarses October 16, 2001 (2001-10-16) S103
5 5 "My Two Dads" Craig Zisk Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan October 23, 2001 (2001-10-23) S104
6 6 "My Bad" Marc Buckland Gabrielle Allan October 30, 2001 (2001-10-30) S105
7 7 "My Super Ego" Peter Lauer Mike Schwartz November 6, 2001 (2001-11-06) S106
8 8 "My Fifteen Minutes" Lawrence Trilling Eric Weinberg November 15, 2001 (2001-11-15) S108
9 9 "My Day Off" Elodie Keene Janae Bakken November 20, 2001 (2001-11-20) S107
10 10 "My Nickname" Matthew Diamond Bill Lawrence November 27, 2001 (2001-11-27) S110
11 11 "My Own Personal Jesus" Jeff Melman Debra Fordham December 11, 2001 (2001-12-11) S109
12 12 "My Blind Date" Marc Buckland Mark Stegemann January 8, 2002 (2002-01-08) S112
13 13 "My Balancing Act" Michael Spiller Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan January 15, 2002 (2002-01-15) S113
14 14 "My Drug Buddy" Michael Spiller Matt Tarses January 22, 2002 (2002-01-22) S111
15 15 "My Bed Banter & Beyond" Lawrence Trilling Gabrielle Allan February 5, 2002 (2002-02-05) S115
16 16 "My Heavy Meddle" Will Mackenzie Mike Schwartz February 26, 2002 (2002-02-26) S116
17 17 "My Student" Matthew Diamond Story by: Mark Stegemann
Teleplay by: Janae Bakken & Debra Fordham
March 5, 2002 (2002-03-05) S114
18 18 "My Tuscaloosa Heart" Lawrence Trilling Story by: Janae Bakken
Teleplay by: Debra Fordham & Mark Stegemann
March 12, 2002 (2002-03-12) S117
19 19 "My Old Man" Adam Bernstein Matt Tarses April 9, 2002 (2002-04-09) S120
20 20 "My Way or the Highway" Adam Bernstein Eric Weinberg April 16, 2002 (2002-04-16) S118
21 21 "My Sacrificial Clam" Marc Buckland Story by: Debra Fordham
Teleplay by: Janae Bakken & Mark Stegemann
April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30) S119
22 22 "My Occurrence" (Part 1) Lawrence Trilling Bill Lawrence May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07) S122
23 23 "My Hero" (Part 2) Michael Spiller Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14) S123
24 24 "My Last Day" Michael Spiller Gabrielle Allan & Mike Schwartz May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21) S121

Season 2 (2002–03)[edit]

The second season focuses on Dr. John Dorian's second year practicing medicine at Sacred Heart, where he is now a resident. In the season opener, everyone is still in shock from the secrets Jordan just revealed ("My Last Day"). As the season develops, J.D.'s older brother Dan (Tom Cavanagh) comes to visit, money issues affect J.D., Elliot, and Turk, Turk proposes to Carla, and Elliot finds a new boyfriend, a nurse named Paul Flowers (Rick Schroder). Dr. Cox resumes a sexual relationship with his ex-wife Jordan, with quite unexpected results.

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
25 1 "My Overkill" Adam Bernstein Bill Lawrence September 26, 2002 (2002-09-26) 201
26 2 "My Nightingale" Craig Zisk Eric Weinberg October 3, 2002 (2002-10-03) 203
27 3 "My Case Study" Michael Spiller Gabrielle Allan October 10, 2002 (2002-10-10) 205
28 4 "My Big Mouth" Paul Quinn Mark Stegemann October 17, 2002 (2002-10-17) 206
29 5 "My New Coat" Marc Buckland Matt Tarses October 24, 2002 (2002-10-24) 202
30 6 "My Big Brother" Michael Spiller Tim Hobert October 31, 2002 (2002-10-31) 204
31 7 "My First Step" Lawrence Trilling Mike Schwartz November 7, 2002 (2002-11-07) 207
32 8 "My Fruit Cups" Ken Whittingham Janae Bakken November 14, 2002 (2002-11-14) 208
33 9 "My Lucky Day" Lawrence Trilling Debra Fordham December 5, 2002 (2002-12-05) 209
34 10 "My Monster" Gail Mancuso Angela Nissel December 12, 2002 (2002-12-12) 210
35 11 "My Sex Buddy" Will Mackenzie Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan January 2, 2003 (2003-01-02) 212
36 12 "My New Old Friend" Chris Koch Gabrielle Allan January 9, 2003 (2003-01-09) 211
37 13 "My Philosophy" Chris Koch Story by: Bill Lawrence
Teleplay by: Matt Tarses & Tim Hobert
January 16, 2003 (2003-01-16) 213
38 14 "My Brother, My Keeper" Michael Spiller Eric Weinberg January 23, 2003 (2003-01-23) 214
39 15 "His Story" Ken Whittingham Bonnie Schneider & Hadley Davis January 30, 2003 (2003-01-30) 215
40 16 "My Karma" Marc Buckland Janae Bakken & Debra Fordham February 20, 2003 (2003-02-20) 216
41 17 "My Own Private Practice Guy" Marc Buckland Angela Nissel & Mark Stegemann March 13, 2003 (2003-03-13) 218
42 18 "My T.C.W." Adam Bernstein Bill Lawrence March 20, 2003 (2003-03-20) 217
43 19 "My Kingdom" Michael Spiller April Pesa March 27, 2003 (2003-03-27) 219
44 20 "My Interpretation" Will Mackenzie Story by: Mike Schwartz
Teleplay by: Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan
April 3, 2003 (2003-04-03) 220
45 21 "My Drama Queen" Michael Spiller Will Berson April 10, 2003 (2003-04-10) 221
46 22 "My Dream Job" Bill Lawrence Tim Hobert & Matt Tarses April 17, 2003 (2003-04-17) 222

Season 3 (2003–04)[edit]

It is J.D.'s, Elliot's, and Turk's third year at Sacred Heart and second year as residents. As the season opens, Elliot decides to change her image, with some help from the Janitor. J.D.'s undeniable crush on Elliot emerges again, but J.D. instead begins a relationship with Jordan's sister Danni (Tara Reid), who is also dealing with feelings for her ex. Turk and Carla are engaged and planning their wedding. Turk, along with the Todd and the other surgical residents, deal with the new attending surgeon, Dr. Grace Miller (Bellamy Young), who dislikes Turk and considers him sexist. Dr. Cox and Jordan are doing well with their relationship and their son Jack, although Dr. Cox develops a schoolboy crush on Dr. Miller. He also struggles with the death of his best friend. Elliot gets into a serious relationship with Sean Kelly (Scott Foley) and tries to work out their long distance relationship while he's in New Zealand for six months.

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
47 1 "My Own American Girl" Bill Lawrence Bill Lawrence October 2, 2003 (2003-10-02) 301
48 2 "My Journey" Michael Spiller Tim Hobert October 9, 2003 (2003-10-09) 302
49 3 "My White Whale" Michael Spiller Eric Weinberg October 23, 2003 (2003-10-23) 304
50 4 "My Lucky Night" John Inwood Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan October 30, 2003 (2003-10-30) 305
51 5 "My Brother, Where Art Thou?" Marc Buckland Mike Schwartz November 6, 2003 (2003-11-06) 306
52 6 "My Advice to You" Gail Mancuso Debra Fordham November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13) 307
53 7 "My Fifteen Seconds" Ken Whittingham Mark Stegemann November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20) 308
54 8 "My Friend the Doctor" Ken Whittingham Gabrielle Allan December 4, 2003 (2003-12-04) 309
55 9 "My Dirty Secret" Chris Koch Matt Tarses December 11, 2003 (2003-12-11) 303
56 10 "My Rule of Thumb" Craig Zisk Janae Bakken January 22, 2004 (2004-01-22) 310
57 11 "My Clean Break" Chris Koch Angela Nissel February 3, 2004 (2004-02-03) 311
58 12 "My Catalyst" Michael Spiller Bill Lawrence February 10, 2004 (2004-02-10) 316
59 13 "My Porcelain God" Adam Bernstein Tim Hobert & Eric Weinberg February 17, 2004 (2004-02-17) 317
60 14 "My Screw Up" Chris Koch Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan February 24, 2004 (2004-02-24) 315
61 15 "My Tormented Mentor" Craig Zisk Gabrielle Allan March 2, 2004 (2004-03-02) 314
62 16 "My Butterfly" Henry Chan Justin Spitzer March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16) 312
63 17 "My Moment of Un-Truth" Gail Mancuso Rich Eustis March 30, 2004 (2004-03-30) 313
64 18 "His Story II" Jason Ensler Mark Stegemann April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06) 318
65 19 "My Choosiest Choice of All" Adam Bernstein Mike Schwartz April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20) 319
66 20 "My Fault" Richard Alexander Wells Debra Fordham April 22, 2004 (2004-04-22) 320
67 21 "My Self-Examination" Randall Winston Janae Bakken April 27, 2004 (2004-04-27) 321
68 22 "My Best Friend's Wedding" Bill Lawrence Tim Hobert & Eric Weinberg May 4, 2004 (2004-05-04) 322

Season 4 (2004–05)[edit]

As the season opens, Turk arrives from his honeymoon with Carla but they soon have issues when Carla tries to change many things about her new husband. Their marriage and Turk's friendship with J.D. are also endangered when J.D. and Carla share a drunken kiss. Dr. Cox and Jordan learn that their divorce was not final, but this seemingly good news causes friction. Elliot is still angry with J.D. for breaking her heart, and the situation becomes more uncomfortable still when she dates J.D.'s brother. J.D. has a new love interest of his own when a new and very attractive psychiatrist, Dr. Molly Clock (Heather Graham), arrives at Sacred Heart. Molly also serves as Elliot's mentor during her time at the hospital.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
69 1 "My Old Friend's New Friend" Bill Lawrence Eric Weinberg August 31, 2004 (2004-08-31) 401
70 2 "My Office" Gail Mancuso Matt Tarses September 7, 2004 (2004-09-07) 402
71 3 "My New Game" Ken Whittingham Gabrielle Allan September 14, 2004 (2004-09-14) 403
72 4 "My First Kill" Ken Whittingham Tad Quill September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21) 404
73 5 "Her Story" John Inwood Angela Nissel September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28) 405
74 6 "My Cake" Henry Chan Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12) 406
75 7 "My Common Enemy" Joanna Kerns Bill Callahan October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19) 407
76 8 "My Last Chance" Zach Braff Mike Schwartz October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26) 408
77 9 "My Malpractice Decision" (Part 1) Gail Mancuso Janae Bakken November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09) 409
78 10 "My Female Trouble" (Part 2) Chris Koch Debra Fordham November 16, 2004 (2004-11-16) 410
79 11 "My Unicorn" Matthew Perry Gabrielle Allan & Tad Quill November 23, 2004 (2004-11-23) 411
80 12 "My Best Moment" Chris Koch Angela Nissel December 7, 2004 (2004-12-07) 412
81 13 "My Ocardial Infarction" Ken Whittingham Mark Stegemann January 18, 2005 (2005-01-18) 413
82 14 "My Lucky Charm" Chris Koch Mike Schwartz January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25) 415
83 15 "My Hypocritical Oath" Craig Zisk Tim Hobert February 1, 2005 (2005-02-01) 414
84 16 "My Quarantine" Michael Spiller Tad Quill February 8, 2005 (2005-02-08) 416
85 17 "My Life in Four Cameras" Adam Bernstein Debra Fordham February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15) 417
86 18 "My Roommates" Craig Zisk Tim Hobert February 22, 2005 (2005-02-22) 418
87 19 "My Best Laid Plans" Zach Braff Bill Callahan March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01) 419
88 20 "My Boss's Free Haircut" John Inwood Mark Stegemann March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29) 420
89 21 "My Lips Are Sealed" John Michel Janae Bakken April 5, 2005 (2005-04-05) 421
90 22 "My Big Move" Victor Nelli, Jr. Bonnie Sikowitz April 12, 2005 (2005-04-12) 422
91 23 "My Faith in Humanity" Ken Whittingham David Louis Feinberg April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19) 423
92 24 "My Drive-By" Will Mackenzie Angela Nissel April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26) 424
93 25 "My Changing Ways" Victor Nelli, Jr. Bill Lawrence May 10, 2005 (2005-05-10) 425

Season 5 (2006)[edit]

Season 5 begins with J.D. living in a hotel. He has become an attending now on the same level as Dr. Cox. Elliot has taken a new fellowship in another hospital. Turk and Carla are trying to have a baby, despite Turk still having doubts. Finally, some new interns have arrived to Sacred Heart, chief among them being Keith Dudemeister. Season 5 also focuses on the relationship between J.D. and Dr. Cox, who now find themselves as equals.

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
94 1 "My Intern's Eyes" Bill Lawrence Bill Lawrence January 3, 2006 (2006-01-03) 501
95 2 "My Rite of Passage" Bill Lawrence Janae Bakken January 3, 2006 (2006-01-03) 502
96 3 "My Day at the Races" Michael Spiller Eric Weinberg January 10, 2006 (2006-01-10) 503
97 4 "My Jiggly Ball" Rick Blue Tim Hobert January 10, 2006 (2006-01-10) 504
98 5 "My New God" Victor Nelli, Jr. Aseem Batra January 17, 2006 (2006-01-17) 506
99 6 "My Missed Perception" Bill Lawrence Kevin Biegel January 17, 2006 (2006-01-17) 507
100 7 "My Way Home" Zach Braff Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24) 505
101 8 "My Big Bird" Rob Greenberg Debra Fordham January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24) 508
102 9 "My Half-Acre" Linda Mendoza Bill Callahan February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07) 509
103 10 "Her Story II" Chris Koch Mike Schwartz February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07) 510
104 11 "My Buddy's Booty" Randall Winston Mark Stegemann February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28) 511
105 12 "My Cabbage" (Part 1) John Inwood Ryan A. Levin February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28) 512
106 13 "My Five Stages" (Part 2) Jay Alaimo Tad Quill March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07) 513
107 14 "My Own Personal Hell" Adam Bernstein Eren Celeboglu March 14, 2006 (2006-03-14) 514
108 15 "My Extra Mile" Ken Whittingham Mark Stegemann March 21, 2006 (2006-03-21) 515
109 16 "My Bright Idea" Michael Spiller Janae Bakken March 28, 2006 (2006-03-28) 517
110 17 "My Chopped Liver" Will Mackenzie Debra Fordham April 4, 2006 (2006-04-04) 516
111 18 "My New Suit" Victor Nelli, Jr. Tim Hobert April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11) 518
112 19 "His Story III" John Inwood Angela Nissel April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18) 519
113 20 "My Lunch" John Michel Tad Quill April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25) 520
114 21 "My Fallen Idol" Joanna Kerns Bill Callahan May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02) 521
115 22 "My Déjà Vu, My Déjà Vu" Linda Mendoza Mike Schwartz May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09) 522
116 23 "My Urologist" Richard Alexander Wells Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16) 523
117 24 "My Transition" (Part 1) Bill Lawrence Aseem Batra & Kevin Biegel May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16) 524

Season 6 (2006–07)[edit]

Over the course of the season, J.D. and the other characters must mature to fill the different roles required of them. J.D., for instance, is cast in the role of expecting father since his girlfriend, Dr. Kim Briggs (Elizabeth Banks), is pregnant with his child. Turk and Carla become parents when Carla gives birth to their daughter, Isabella Turk. Elliot plans her wedding to Keith, although she and J.D. still harbor feelings for each other. Dr. Cox, as father of two children with Jordan, struggles to prevent his foul disposition from affecting his parenting. Important issues are touched upon, such as the importance of leadership, whether everything happens for a reason, and even death.

No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S viewers
(million)
118 1 "My Mirror Image" (Part 2) John Inwood Tim Hobert November 30, 2006 (2006-11-30) 601 8.45[4]
119 2 "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby" Gail Mancuso Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan December 7, 2006 (2006-12-07) 603 8.43[5]
120 3 "My Coffee" Rick Blue Tad Quill December 14, 2006 (2006-12-14) 602 7.78[5]
121 4 "My House" John Putch Bill Callahan January 4, 2007 (2007-01-04) 604 7.33[6]
122 5 "My Friend with Money" John Michel Gabrielle Allan January 11, 2007 (2007-01-11) 605 7.33[7]
123 6 "My Musical" Will Mackenzie Debra Fordham January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18) 607 6.57[8]
124 7 "His Story IV" Linda Mendoza Mike Schwartz February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01) 606 6.88[9]
125 8 "My Road to Nowhere" Mark Stegemann Mark Stegemann February 8, 2007 (2007-02-08) 608 6.22[10]
126 9 "My Perspective" John Putch Angela Nissel February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15) 609 6.26[11]
127 10 "My Therapeutic Month" Ken Whittingham Aseem Batra February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22) 610 5.69[12]
128 11 "My Night to Remember" Richard Davis Debra Fordham March 1, 2007 (2007-03-01) 614 6.80[13]
129 12 "My Fishbowl" Chris Koch Kevin Biegel March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08) 611 5.89[14]
130 13 "My Scrubs" John Putch Clarence Livingston March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15) 612 6.37[15]
131 14 "My No Good Reason" (Part 1) Zach Braff Janae Bakken March 22, 2007 (2007-03-22) 613 6.48[16]
132 15 "My Long Goodbye" (Part 2) Victor Nelli, Jr. Dave Tennant April 5, 2007 (2007-04-05) 615 4.89[17]
133 16 "My Words of Wisdom" Victor Nelli, Jr. Eric Weinberg April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) 616 5.02[18]
134 17 "Their Story" Richard Alexander Wells Andy Schwartz April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19) 617 5.56[19]
135 18 "My Turf War" Bill Lawrence Sean Russell April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26) 618 4.65[20]
136 19 "My Cold Shower" John Inwood Janae Bakken May 3, 2007 (2007-05-03) 619 4.95[20]
137 20 "My Conventional Wisdom" Michael McDonald Bill Callahan May 10, 2007 (2007-05-10) 620 5.31[21]
138 21 "My Rabbit" (Part 1) John Putch Kevin Biegel & Aseem Batra May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17) 621 5.21[22]
139 22 "My Point of No Return" (Part 2) Linda Mendoza Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17) 622 5.21[22]

Season 7 (2007–08)[edit]

Season 7 continues to focus on the fact that J.D. has to grow up. It's mentioned in several episodes throughout the season. He also has to deal with his newborn son, Sam. Both Elliot and J.D. deal with the fact that they may be with the wrong person (Keith and Kim). Turk tries to grow closer with Carla. Dr. Cox gets a temporary promotion. Dr. Kelso has to deal with the fact that the hospital has a mandatory retirement policy. Plus, the Janitor starts dating Lady, who works at the hospital.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
140 1 "My Own Worst Enemy" Bill Lawrence Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan October 25, 2007 (2007-10-25) 701 7.03[23]
141 2 "My Hard Labor" Adam Bernstein Bill Callahan November 1, 2007 (2007-11-01) 702 6.68[24]
142 3 "My Inconvenient Truth" Bill Lawrence Debra Fordham November 8, 2007 (2007-11-08) 703 6.36[25]
143 4 "My Identity Crisis" Gail Mancuso Dave Tennant November 15, 2007 (2007-11-15) 704 6.04[26]
144 5 "My Growing Pains" Zach Braff Mike Schwartz November 29, 2007 (2007-11-29) 705 5.91[27]
145 6 "My Number One Doctor" Will Mackenzie Janae Bakken December 6, 2007 (2007-12-06) 706 4.86[28]
146 7 "My Bad Too" Linda Mendoza Clarence Livingston April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10) 707 6.58[29]
147 8 "My Manhood" Michael McDonald Angela Nissel April 17, 2008 (2008-04-17) 708 7.31[30]
148 9 "My Dumb Luck" Rick Blue Aseem Batra April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24) 710 5.30[31]
149 10 "My Waste of Time" Chris Koch Andy Schwartz May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01) 711 5.91[32]
150 11 "My Princess" Zach Braff Mark Stegemann May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08) 709 5.37[33]

Season 8 (2009)[edit]

The eighth season of the American comedy-drama television series Scrubs premiered on ABC on January 6, 2009 and concluded on May 6, 2009 and consists of 19 episodes. The eighth season was the first to be shown on ABC after NBC dropped the series, ending its seven-year run on the network. ABC's pick-up of the show was followed by it commissioning nineteen episodes, which included an hour-long finale. For all of the season's run, it was expected that the eighth season would be the last, especially after the show's creator Bill Lawrence announced it. After rumors surfaced of a ninth season, it was understood that the eighth would be the last to star Zach Braff and much of the main cast. However, the show was later re-commissioned for another season, in which Braff and other cast members appeared for multiple episodes.[34] The eighth season was the first to air in high definition.

Needing to cut costs for the eighth season, Bill Lawrence stated that he divided the writing staff up into two groups, half for the first nine episodes and half for the second nine episodes.[35] Additionally, each main cast member was absent for three episodes during the season (except Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke who are absent for two). An accompanying web series that aired on ABC's website called Scrubs: Interns was also created to coincide with the season, starring the new interns with guest appearances by the main cast.

No. in
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No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
151 1 "My Jerks" Michael Spiller Angela Nissel January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06) 801[36] 6.76[37]
152 2 "My Last Words" Bill Lawrence Aseem Batra January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06) 802[38] 6.64[37]
153 3 "My Saving Grace" Michael Spiller Janae Bakken January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13) 803[39] 4.48[40]
154 4 "My Happy Place" Ken Whittingham Taii K. Austin January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13) 804[41] 4.48[40]
155 5 "My ABC's" Bill Lawrence Bill Lawrence January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27) 713[42] 5.12[43]
156 6 "My Cookie Pants" Gail Mancuso Clarence Livingston January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27) 805[44] 5.05[43]
157 7 "My New Role" Will Mackenzie Dave Tennant February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03) 806[45] 4.90[46]
158 8 "My Lawyer's in Love" Mark Stegemann Debra Fordham February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03) 811[47] 4.70[46]
159 9 "My Absence" John Putch Debra Fordham & Andy Schwartz February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10) 812[48] 4.60[49]
160 10 "My Comedy Show" Ted Wass Devin O. Mahoney & C. Rego Marquiis February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10) 807[50] 4.23[49]
161 11 "My Nah Nah Nah" John Putch Kevin Biegel March 18, 2009 (2009-03-18) 712[51] 5.80[52]
162 12 "Their Story II" Michael McDonald Andy Schwartz March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25) 808[53] 5.33[54]
163 13 "My Full Moon" John Michel Kevin Biegel April 1, 2009 (2009-04-01) 813[55] 5.04[56]
164 14 "My Soul on Fire: Part 1" Bill Lawrence Bill Callahan April 8, 2009 (2009-04-08) 809[57] 4.66[58]
165 15 "My Soul on Fire: Part 2" Bill Lawrence Bill Callahan April 15, 2009 (2009-04-15) 810[59] 5.30[60]
166 16 "My Cuz" Linda Mendoza Kevin Biegel April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22) 814 4.66[61]
167 17 "My Chief Concern" Zach Braff Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan May 5, 2009 (2009-05-05) 815[62] 3.83[63]
168/169[64] 18/19[64] "My Finale" Bill Lawrence Bill Lawrence May 6, 2009 (2009-05-06) 816/817[64] 5.07[65]

Season 9 (2009–10)[edit]

Season 9 focuses on the unique point of view of Lucy Bennett (Kerry Bishé), an impressionable med student, sharing narration duties with (for the first five episodes) Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff). After leaving for a job at another hospital, J.D. returns to Sacred Heart to teach at its medical school alongside Christopher Turk (Donald Faison), Perry Cox (John C. McGinley), Denise Mahoney (Eliza Coupe) and Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins). Together they serve as professors (and inspiration) to a brand new class of med students, including Lucy, former med school drop out Drew (Michael Mosley), and cocky, entitled Cole (Dave Franco). J.D. is now married to Dr. Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke), and the happy couple are expecting their first child.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
170 1 "Our First Day of School" Michael Spiller Bill Lawrence December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01) 901 4.63[66]
171 2 "Our Drunk Friend" Michael McDonald Josh Bycel & Jonathan Groff December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01) 902 4.43[66]
172 3 "Our Role Models" Gail Mancuso Steven Cragg & Brian Bradley December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08) 903 5.44[67]
173 4 "Our Histories" Ken Whittingham Corey Nickerson December 15, 2009 (2009-12-15) 904 4.22[68]
174 5 "Our Mysteries" Michael Spiller Steven Cragg & Brian Bradley December 22, 2009 (2009-12-22) 909[69] 3.55[70]
175 6 "Our New Girl-Bro" Michael McDonald Kevin Etten January 1, 2010 (2010-01-01) 906 3.53[71]
176 7 "Our White Coats" John Putch Andy Schwartz January 5, 2010 (2010-01-05) 907 3.86[72]
177 8 "Our Couples" Chris Koch Prentice Penny January 5, 2010 (2010-01-05) 908 3.05[72]
178 9 "Our Stuff Gets Real" John Putch Leila Strachan January 12, 2010 (2010-01-12) 905[69] 2.72[73]
179 10 "Our True Lies" Michael Spiller Lon Zimmet & Dan Rubin January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19) 910 3.34[74]
180 11 "Our Dear Leaders" Peter Lauer Corey Nickerson & Kevin Etten January 26, 2010 (2010-01-26) 911 3.30[75]
181 12 "Our Driving Issues" Eren Celeboglu Alessia Costantini & Prentice Penny March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10) 912 4.31[76]
182 13 "Our Thanks" Rick Blue Sean Russell March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17) 913 3.45[77]

Notes[edit]

  • denotes a "supersized" episode, running an extended length of 25–28 minutes.

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