Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 19

My Finale, Part 2

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM May 06, 2009 on NBC
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During the final moments of his last day, J.D. begins to wonder about the future after he leaves Sacred Heart...if his relationship with Elliot will survive, or if he will remain close to his best friend Turk and even if Dr. Cox will miss him when he is gone.moreless

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  • Nothing better

    10
    I just finished this finale again... and every time I see it I am blown away.

    i truly think it is the best series finale. The characters stay true to themselves, and the actors are wonderful.

    I'm moved... every time I watch it.
  • The final piece of the comedy Masterpiece

    10
    AMAZING! I nearly cried! Oh my gosh! the best series finale ever. I loved the ending, i guess i shouldn't say anything if anyone hasn't seen it. But i cried at the end and nearly throughout the whole thing! a must see for scrubs fans and people who have barely watched it! Amazing final communication between Dr. Cox and J.D! whoo! how he put his feelings for J.D brought be to tears. i accidentaly stumbled on it on Comedy Central saying, Hey Scrubs is on. Then hapily finding out it was the Finale i'd never seen i thought i would watch it.... AMAZING!moreless
  • the best ending ever

    10
    it is j.d last day and he expects it to be something big. but it was not a big good bye. when i saw the commercial for the last episode and i thought j.d would get a big goodbye. wrongo. he got bye's from all his friends and dr.cox told j.d he did not care that it was his last day. it seemed to j.d that this would be a bad goodbye. as j.d leaves the hospital for the last time the janitors last words to him were."it was nice knowing you john dorian" he seemed to mean it to. as soon as j.d leaves the hospital dr.cox is tricked in revealing his true feelings about j.d. unfortuantly for dr.cox j.d was still there and hear every word dr.cox said. and as j.d walks down the hallway to leave the hospital for the last time he imagines old girl frinds. his brother and old friends and new friends are lined in the hall way. with lavern saying to j.d "keep it holy q-tip" to the last person in the hall hooch. and as everyone else has said it, it is now hooches turn to say it. "hooch is crazy" and as j.d turns around he see's it's all gone. as he leaves the hospital he has another fantasy. and i don't care you did not like this episode everyone loved the ending. j.d fantacy was of his future. with the song "book of love" playing. it show's him and elliot getting married and izzy and sam getting married. j.d step's down the steps looks up at the hospital as a janitor(played by the creator of the show) say's good night to j.d as j.d responds back "good night" then drives awaymoreless
  • A fantastic end to a brilliant, albeit predictable, series

    10
    Well, I'm a grown heterosexual man, with the emotional complexity of the average brick. And yet - don't tell anyone - the end of this episode moved me to tears. Apparantly I'm more delicate than my tough-guy persona lets on...



    The series hasn't really done itself proud in terms of storyline twists, with the Dorian/Reid reunion that was almost obligated to occur, Nurse Turk becoming pregnant, and the evolution of Cox probably being the only real highlights in that regard. It has been mostly business as usual in terms of the episodes themselves, although the formula never seems to get old. The finale didn't actually deviate from it much. But this ep's underlying theme, of farewells, fantasia and future, was captured incredibly well by Lawrence et al. and it was unforgettably satisfying to see JD get his comeuppance over Percival at long last!



    It was the silver screen moment at the end, though, which set off the eye shower. It was the Peter Gabriel track, I swear... that man is a god! Still, JD's look into his future was incredibly poignant, and I can only bet that Bill Lawrence had an incredibly enjoyable time writing and filming that bit. The walk through his past encounters at Sacred Heart was also a brilliant touch. Overall, it was a fantastic send-off to the show. I'm not sure I'll bother getting into the new series, as it does seem like they're flogging a dead horse a bit with the change in direction. Still, they pulled out the magic here. An incredible episode, and one which I'm sure I'll be watching again at some point. I'll be prepared for the emotional ending this time, though...moreless
  • Series finale, part two.

    10
    There are no words to explain how beautiful, amazing, and emotional this finale was. It tied up all loose ends, and gave us fans a sense of nostalgia as the show ended. We got a glimpse of the future, Cox's goodbye to JD not knowing he was listening and that hug at the end is what we've been waiting to see for the past eight years.



    The show managed to bring back a ton of past characters, even the unresolved Amy Smart storyline was resolved. JD never called, it's good that this episode gave us a glimpse of the future. Since we know for sure that Elliot gets married with JD, and Turk's daughter, and JD's son ends up together. Something that they've been hoping for.



    The goodbye's were amazing and the gag reel was just as emotional with everyone saying goodbye, and crying. It broke my heart to see this wonderful show end, but I'm glad they ended it like this. I cannot believe they made a ridiculous spin off after this amazing finale. This is the REAL finale in my eyes.moreless
Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Ulysses Cox

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Amy Smart

Amy Smart

Jamie Moyer

Guest Star

Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence

Janitor

Guest Star

Josh Cooke

Josh Cooke

Dan Stonewater

Guest Star

Thomas Cavanagh

Thomas Cavanagh

Dan Dorian

Recurring Role

Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Jill Tracy

Recurring Role

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The attentive observer can find a few faults in continuity in these last two episodes of season eight: most noticeable is the constant change of J.D.'s sneakers. They are of blue color, only to be replaced by white yellowish ones in the next scene and then they are blue again - even when it is obvious that this is supposed to be a continuing scene without any intermission or need for changing shoes.

    • When J.D. leaves Sacred Heart for the last time, we hear a starter motor on his Blue Toyota Prius. The Prius engine doesn't have a conventional starter, making the engine starting sound effect impossible.

    • The janitor at the end of the episode who takes down the "Goodbye J.D" sign is the show creator Bill Lawrence.

    • Featured Music:
      "The Book Of Love" by Peter Gabriel (Slide show)
      "Superman" (instrumental) by Lazlo Bane (Closing scene)
      "Superman" by The Blanks (Gag reel, closing credits)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • The Todd: Goodbye Five! From the big dawg! ( final high five)

    • (J.D. just said goodbye and left the ICU)
      Sunny: Oh, he's finally gone. Talk about making a big deal over nothing, you know? (Dr. Cox looks at her) I mean, Dr. Dorian was fine, but he was no better than any other doctor.
      Dr. Cox: For the record, he was the best that ever came through this dump. John Dorian was the first and only doctor I ever met who cared as much as I do. And you can forget about him being a just and exceptional physician, because the fact of the matter is, he's a damn exceptional person. It's why people gravitated to him. It's why I did. (Sunny smiles at J.D., who has been standing behind Dr. Cox since he started speaking) He was my friend.
      J.D.: Thank you, God. That - was - beautiful.
      Dr. Cox: Oh, God, no. (Turns to face J.D.)
      J.D.: It's okay, Perry, you just said how you feel! Honestly, I am so full of your love right now, I literally could not take another drop. Brace yourself, I'm coming in.
      (J.D. hugs Dr. Cox)
      J.D.: You smell like a father figure.
      Dr. Cox: Oh! Please stop.
      J.D.: Mmmmmm...

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