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Scrubs - The Complete Five Season

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Though a full season of 24 episodes was produced for the fifth season, NBC decided against broadcasting them during the 2005–2006 fall schedule. On December 1, 2005, NBC announced the return of Scrubs for mid-season. At first, two new episodes were broadcast back-to-back every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET. The first twelve episodes of the season were broadcast in this fashion, then NBC returned to broadcasting one new episode every week (still at 9:00 p.m. ET), followed by a Scrubs rerun. For the first three weeks of this, the old episode was a cast favorite episode, with available audio commentary tracks on NBC's website to accompany the episodes. After this, with the premiere of Teachers in the 9:30 p.m. time slot, new Scrubs episodes continued to be broadcast at 9:00 p.m., with previous season five episodes being broadcast in the 8:30 p.m. time slot before. 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.

Scrubs Season 5 Episode Guide

Episode Description
#1My Intern's Eyes
Now an attending, J.D. has to deal with his own interns as Dr. Cox tests whether he's still willing to bend the rules despite more responsibility. Turk hesitates at the thought of Carla getting pregnant. Meanwhile, Elliot starts her fellowship at County Hospital and tries not to appear foolish.
#2My Rite of Passage
Despite trying to do the opposite, J.D. finds himself treating his interns poorly after discovering they laugh at his jokes out of fear. The hospital staff attempt to avoid Jordan to drive her away, and Elliot's fellowship abruptly ends. Guest-stars Alexander Chaplin as Sam Thompson. The title is a reference to the Bildungsroman.
#3My Day at the Races
Trying to complete a list of goals before his 30th birthday, J.D. signs up for a triathlon. Meanwhile, Turk takes on a patient who wishes to be hypnotised instead of put under anesthesia during surgery, and Elliot finds she and Jake know little about each other. Guest-stars Josh Randall as Jake.
#4My Jiggly Ball
J.D. struggles to find something positive to talk about when assigned to introduce Dr. Kelso at an awards dinner, especially after Kelso chooses a wealthier patient for a drug trial after promising the opportunity to another. Carla and Turk attempt to help Elliot, stuck working in a free clinic, get her job at Sacred Heart back. Everyone except for J.D. seems to know of a game called 'Jiggly Ball'.
#5My New God
Dr. Cox's born-again Christian sister visits the hospital and wants him to participate in his son's baptism: Dr. Cox wants nothing to do with it, and her for that matter. Elliot tries to convince Turk why Carla finds babymaking to be romantic. The Janitor and J.D. begin a friendship, which is sabotaged by one of Janitor's more elaborate pranks. Guest-stars Cheryl Hines as Paige Cox.
#6My Missed Perception
J.D. has to deal with the consequences when he mistakes a patient's reaction to her approaching death as a wish to end treatment. Carla desperately tries to gather the hospital staff for a group photo, while Turk and Elliot try to discover the cause of a patient's mysterious and unexplainable pain. Cameo appearance by Gary Busey.
#7My Way Home
Scrubs' 100th episode: J.D. gets called in to work on his day off, but the only thing he wants to do is get home. Meanwhile Elliot tries to convince everyone she is an expert on endocrinology following her brief fellowship, Carla has doubts over being a parent, and Turk has to wrestle over an issue that will either help his career or break his conscience. This episode is noted for its many references to The Wizard of Oz.
#8My Big Bird
J.D., Elliot, Turk and Carla are all formally interrogated following the death of a patient, where it is learned that J.D. and Turk were unnecessarily visiting a patient's home, Carla was gathering the staff to purchase lottery tickets in a group effort, and Elliot was dealing with the wife of a married man she kissed. Guest-stars Jason Bateman as Mr. Sutton and Peter Jacobson as Mr. Foster . This episode shares many plot similarities with the play An Inspector Calls.
#9My Half-Acre
J.D. is set up on a blind date with a patient's niece and tries to take Elliot's advice to avoid scaring her off. Meanwhile, Turk joins the hospital air-band, but when he steps on Dr. Kelso's toes he has to learn to swallow his pride; Carla feels age creeping up on her when she can't conceive, and Dr. Cox worries about being an unsatisfactory father. Guest-stars Mandy Moore as Julie Quinn.
#10Her Story II
Narrated from Carla's viewpoint: J.D. lets the little things bother him with Julie, but just as he gets over them, the big things make themselves plain. Meanwhile, Carla gets a fertility test when a new nurse makes her feel even older. Cameo appearance by Billy Dee Williams. Guest-stars Mandy Moore as Julie Quinn.
#11My Buddy's Booty
J.D. and Elliot, worried about their favorite patient Mrs. Wilk undergoing a risky procedure - and J.D. still having trouble getting over Julie - both agree to find a booty call, but his suggestion backfires when Elliot chooses J.D.'s nemesis/intern, Keith. Carla encourages Turk to fight for a female-friendly hospital gym, and Dr. Cox and the Janitor strike a lop-sided friendship over drinks.
#12My Cabbage
(Part 1) J.D. tries relentlessly to get rid of Keith while sticking up for his favorite intern 'Cabbage', while the staff says goodbye to Mrs. Wilk. The Janitor keeps a crow in the hospital which proves very adept at stealing things, much to Dr. Kelso's displeasure. Cameo appearance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
#13My Five Stages
(Part 2) When the hospital's favorite patient Mrs. Wilk is told she will die after getting an infection (caused by 'Cabbage' at the end of the last episode), Dr. Cox and J.D. seem to also go through the five stages of grief. Meanwhile, Elliot realizes that her booty call Keith has become more than a booty call, and the Janitor and Ted team up to give Dr. Kelso a taste of his own medicine. Guest-stars Dave Foley as Dr. Hedrick. The title derives from the Kübler-Ross model of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
#14My Own Personal Hell
Dr. Cox struggles to treat an unnervingly rude and haughty patient who is a friend of Dr. Kelso's. After struggling to conceive, Carla, who has already taken a fertility test, questions Turk's fertility. Elliot finds out J.D. doesn't like Keith.
#15My Extra Mile
J.D. encourages his colleagues to go the extra mile with their patients. This causes a dilemma as J.D. is torn between sticking to his principles and losing a very attractive girlfriend who is only interested in him because of his hair. Turk and Carla are having trouble making a baby, and a doctor attributes it to the stress they are under. Turk is worried about getting a permanent position when he finds out he is the fourth most skilled surgeon.
#16My Bright Idea
J.D. and Turk find out that Carla is pregnant before she does and J.D. convinces Turk to tell the entire hospital staff in order to surprise Carla. Carla, however, reveals that upon hearing the news of pregnancy, her biggest joy will be to tell her friends one by one. J.D. gets the Janitor to swallow a GPS tracker. The episode makes reference to the German film Run Lola Run and features the film's original score.
#17My Chopped Liver
Carla is forced to do Kelso's job saying 'no' to people's requests. J.D.'s patient who needs a liver transplant recovers but his brother who donated gets worse. Dr. Cox is forced to attend a couples' dinner with Elliot and Keith, with the result that the other interns try to befriend him as well (much to J.D.'s dismay). J.D. himself gets in the way of 'Turk Time', causing resentment from his best friend. The episode's storyline regarding a liver transplant led to a nomination at The Sentinel for Health Awards in 2006 in the primetime comedy section.[6][7]
#18My New Suit
J.D. finds himself constantly lying in order not to hurt the feelings of his visiting brother Dan. Carla and Turk can't decide on baby names. Dr. Cox is forced to work with Ted after a conversation with Kelso goes wrong. Guest-stars Tom Cavanagh as Dan
#19His Story III
Narrated by The Janitor. J.D. begins a video postcard for his mother, but gets locked in a water tower for the day by the Janitor. Finding himself with free time, the Janitor bonds with a severely quadriplegic patient who can't communicate. Elliot and Carla argue over an intern's mistake. Turk is embarrassed by his impending fatherhood when Dr. Cox accuses him of having a stereotypically white personality.
#20My Lunch
After repeatedly running into annoying recurring patient Jill Tracy (Nicole Sullivan), J.D. feels guilty when she dies of an appararent drug overdose and he didn't act on warning signs. Carla and Elliot convince Todd to admit to being gay, but contrary to what they had hoped, this does not change his personality for the better. Dr. Cox initially consoles J.D. but struggles to follow his own advice later on.
#21My Fallen Idol
Feeling guilty over the deaths of three patients, Dr. Cox comes to work drunk and is forced to take a leave of absence. The staff organize shifts to visit Cox at home and console him in the hope of his return, but initially, J.D. refuses to take part. Meanwhile, Turk begins a new orthopedic rotation, but struggles to connect with and ultimately is overheard insulting his, new overly sensitive attending. Guest stars Paul Adelstein as Dr. Stone. This is also one of the few times we hear Dr. Cox call J.D. by his real name.
#22My Déjà vu, My Déjà vu
After five years working at Sacred Heart, J.D. gets the impression that the same events keep unfolding at Sacred Heart. Dr Cox, returning to work, seems to have lost his self-confidence and Elliot takes it upon herself to help him regain it. Turk annoys Carla by doing the things she cannot while pregnant.
#23My Urologist
J.D. begins to fall for Dr. Kim Briggs (Elizabeth Banks), a urologist he shares a patient with, but when Dr. Cox reveals that she's refusing to do a risky surgery to keep her statistics up, he begins to have mixed feelings. Elliot considers breaking up with Keith after he refuses to stand up for himself, but Carla, amid her pregnancy hormones, tries to save the relationship. Meanwhile, Dr. Kelso decides to trust the Janitor to fetch cash from a deposit at home, which he regrets. During the opening title sequence ' Dr. Kim Briggs steps into the credits and switches the X-ray around, saying, 'That's backwards, it's been bugging me for years.'
#24My Transition
(Part 1) J.D. and Kim's romance escalates when they go on their first date, but Elliot won't give them much time alone, as she is becoming good friends with Kim too. Dr. Cox and Jordan celebrate as Jack moves out of diapers by giving his baby things away at Carla's baby shower, but learn that Jordan's pregnant again. Later when J.D. goes to talk to Kim, she reveals a surprise. Guest-stars Elizabeth Banks as Dr. Kim Briggs
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