Scrubs (season 3)
|Scrubs (season 3)|
Scrubs Season 3 DVD art
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||October 2, 2003– May 4, 2004|
The third season of the American comedy television series Scrubs premiered on NBC on October 2, 2003, and concluded on May 4, 2004, and consists of 22 episodes. This season features many fantasies, as well as features many well-known actors in guest roles such as Scott Foley, Michael J. Fox, Bellamy Young, Brendan Fraser, and Tara Reid.
It is J.D., Elliot, 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 is in New Zealand for six months.
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
Rich Eustis was hired as a consultant for this season. In addition, Justin Spitzer wrote a spec script that was made into an episode.
Includes directors who directed 2 or more episodes, or directors who are part of the cast and crew
"My Dirty Secret" was originally scheduled to be broadcast on October 16, 2003. However, the entire NBC lineup was pulled due to the Major League Baseball 2003 American League Championship Series on Fox going to a 7th game. The other NBC shows from that night (Friends, ER, and Will & Grace) all shifted their scheduled episodes to the following week. For reasons unknown, this episode was not shifted to the following week, and was broadcast out of order (with some small edits in an attempt to hide the inconsistencies, such as Sean being present, and J.D. being single). This episode was broadcast in its original form and original order in some international markets. Syndication also uses the original version.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|47||1||"My Own American Girl"||Bill Lawrence||Bill Lawrence||October 2, 2003||301|
|48||2||"My Journey"||Michael Spiller||Tim Hobert||October 9, 2003||302|
|49||3||"My White Whale"||Michael Spiller||Eric Weinberg||October 23, 2003||304|
|50||4||"My Lucky Night"†||John Inwood||Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan||October 30, 2003||305|
|51||5||"My Brother, Where Art Thou?"||Marc Buckland||Mike Schwartz||November 6, 2003||306|
|52||6||"My Advice to You"||Gail Mancuso||Debra Fordham||November 13, 2003||307|
|53||7||"My Fifteen Seconds"||Ken Whittingham||Mark Stegemann||November 20, 2003||308|
|54||8||"My Friend the Doctor"||Ken Whittingham||Gabrielle Allan||December 4, 2003||309|
|55||9||"My Dirty Secret"||Chris Koch||Matt Tarses||December 11, 2003||303|
|56||10||"My Rule of Thumb"||Craig Zisk||Janae Bakken||January 22, 2004||310|
|57||11||"My Clean Break"||Chris Koch||Angela Nissel||February 3, 2004||311|
|58||12||"My Catalyst"†||Michael Spiller||Bill Lawrence||February 10, 2004||316|
|59||13||"My Porcelain God"†||Adam Bernstein||Tim Hobert & Eric Weinberg||February 17, 2004||317|
|60||14||"My Screw Up"||Chris Koch||Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan||February 24, 2004||315|
|61||15||"My Tormented Mentor"||Craig Zisk||Gabrielle Allan||March 2, 2004||314|
|62||16||"My Butterfly"||Henry Chan||Justin Spitzer||March 16, 2004||312|
|63||17||"My Moment of Un-Truth"||Gail Mancuso||Rich Eustis||March 30, 2004||313|
|64||18||"His Story II"||Jason Ensler||Mark Stegemann||April 6, 2004||318|
|65||19||"My Choosiest Choice of All"||Adam Bernstein||Mike Schwartz||April 20, 2004||319|
|66||20||"My Fault"||Richard Alexander Wells||Debra Fordham||April 22, 2004||320|
|67||21||"My Self-Examination"||Randall Winston||Janae Bakken||April 27, 2004||321|
|68||22||"My Best Friend's Wedding"||Bill Lawrence||Tim Hobert & Eric Weinberg||May 4, 2004||322|
- † denotes a "supersized" episode, running an extended length of 25–28 minutes.
- "Must-Flee TV". TV Guide. October 16, 2003. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- General references