Scrubs (season 2)
|Scrubs (season 2)|
Scrubs Season 2 DVD art
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||September 26, 2002– April 17, 2003|
The second season of the American comedy television series Scrubs premiered on NBC on September 26, 2002 and concluded on April 17, 2003 and consists of 22 episodes. For the second season Neil Flynn was made a series regular. Colin Hay guest starred for the first time. It is also the first time an episode gives the narration to another regular, in "His Story".
The show used a longer opening credits sequence for episodes 1 and 2, moving through the ward rather than just two beds, including a shot of Flynn as The Janitor, showing the names of the series regulars and ending with the chest X-ray showing the heart on the left side of the chest. NBC wanted longer content in the episodes so the credits permanently returned to the shorter version in episode 3, without Flynn nor actors names and with the mirror image chest X-ray.
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.
Cast and characters
- Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian
- Sarah Chalke as Dr. Elliot Reid
- Donald Faison as Dr. Chris Turk
- Neil Flynn as The Janitor
- Ken Jenkins as Dr. Bob Kelso
- John C. McGinley as Dr. Perry Cox
- Judy Reyes as Nurse Carla Espinosa
Tim Hobert was added as a consulting producer. Angela Nissel was hired as a staff writer for this season. April Pesa, the script coordinator, was given the chance to write an episode. Bonnie Sikotwiz (credited as Bonnine Schneider) & Hadley Davis, who Lawrence knew through Spin City, came into write an episode this season.
Includes directors who directed 2 or more episodes, or directors who are part of the cast and crew
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|25||1||"My Overkill"||Adam Bernstein||Bill Lawrence||September 26, 2002||201|
|26||2||"My Nightingale"||Craig Zisk||Eric Weinberg||October 3, 2002||203|
|27||3||"My Case Study"||Michael Spiller||Gabrielle Allan||October 10, 2002||205|
|28||4||"My Big Mouth"||Paul Quinn||Mark Stegemann||October 17, 2002||206|
|29||5||"My New Coat"||Marc Buckland||Matt Tarses||October 24, 2002||202|
|30||6||"My Big Brother"||Michael Spiller||Tim Hobert||October 31, 2002||204|
|31||7||"My First Step"||Lawrence Trilling||Mike Schwartz||November 7, 2002||207|
|32||8||"My Fruit Cups"||Ken Whittingham||Janae Bakken||November 14, 2002||208|
|33||9||"My Lucky Day"||Lawrence Trilling||Debra Fordham||December 5, 2002||209|
|34||10||"My Monster"||Gail Mancuso||Angela Nissel||December 12, 2002||210|
|35||11||"My Sex Buddy"||Will Mackenzie||Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan||January 2, 2003||212|
|36||12||"My New Old Friend"||Chris Koch||Gabrielle Allan||January 9, 2003||211|
|37||13||"My Philosophy"||Chris Koch||Story by: Bill Lawrence
Teleplay by: Matt Tarses & Tim Hobert
|January 16, 2003||213|
|38||14||"My Brother, My Keeper"||Michael Spiller||Eric Weinberg||January 23, 2003||214|
|39||15||"His Story"†||Ken Whittingham||Bonnie Schneider & Hadley Davis||January 30, 2003||215|
|40||16||"My Karma"||Marc Buckland||Janae Bakken & Debra Fordham||February 20, 2003||216|
|41||17||"My Own Private Practice Guy"||Marc Buckland||Angela Nissel & Mark Stegemann||March 13, 2003||218|
|42||18||"My T.C.W."||Adam Bernstein||Bill Lawrence||March 20, 2003||217|
|43||19||"My Kingdom"||Michael Spiller||April Pesa||March 27, 2003||219|
|44||20||"My Interpretation"||Will Mackenzie||Story by: Mike Schwartz
Teleplay by: Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan
|April 3, 2003||220|
|45||21||"My Drama Queen"||Michael Spiller||Will Berson||April 10, 2003||221|
|46||22||"My Dream Job"||Bill Lawrence||Tim Hobert & Matt Tarses||April 17, 2003||222|
- † denotes a "supersized" episode, running an extended length of 25–28 minutes.
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