Season 8 Episode 9

My Absence

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Feb 10, 2009 on NBC

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  • JD takes a mini vaction as Carla tells Turk that she is pregnant but no one is all that ecited by it. Elliott pines for JD as Kelso tries to teach her a few things about relationships.

    The first real ep without JD and I must admit that it wasn't that bad at all. This gives me the feeling that this could possibly have been a trial run to see if ABC could pull off a successful 9th season with JD. This week JD has taken a mini vacation and there is a void in the hospital with Elliott pining over him all the time while Turk has no one to tell his great news to.

    Speaking of that news Carla tells Turk that she is pregnant but he can only tell one person but JD isn't there to tell. He quickly spills the beans to everyone but is surprised to see that no one is that excited about it. They tell him that a second baby is never as big a deal as the first and Turk begins to admit that he feels that way as well but doesn't know why.

    In this ep we are introduced to a new intern, Sunny, who is as happy as her name suggests. She wants to keep her coma patient alive for one more day so his sister can say goodbye. Perry naturally refuses to elp as he doesn't care but he suggests that Sunny talks to Carla who does care about that stuff. Sunny approaches Carla but she turns her down for a night of nothing at home which Perry grills her for. Elliott can't seem to go a few minutes without wanting to talk to JD and this brings Kelso in to try and give her perspective on her feeling and her relationship. Elliott is worried about the relationship because she feel too vulnerable but Kelso assures her that relationships are about putting yourself out there and being vulnerable.

    All in all this ep was still quite funny and had a strong message throughout for al characters, but hey that's vinatge scrubs!