Season 3 Episode 2

My Journey

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 09, 2003 on NBC
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Episode Summary

J.D. is feeling left out of his friendship with Turk and gets hurt when Turk is scared of opening up to him. Meanwhile, Carla is driven crazy over an unidentified urine sample, and Elliot tries to balance Sean and her career, so that one doesn't end up getting in the way of the other.moreless

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  • An okay episode.

    Has Scrubs lost it's spark? This episode was honestly very forgettable, although enjoyable at some points, I wouldn't call this the best episode. The Elliot/Sean relationship annoys me beyond belief, and to be honest, I want the old Elliot back! She had a nice revelation in the season premier but now it's getting kind of annoying with her new found attitude. It's like I'm watching a completely different person. The fact that Sean works at Sea World doesn't help this episode at all especially with the unrealistic personification to the animals. JD & Turk's plot was also forgettable, JD just was mad at Turk for blowing him off and it turns out Turk has trouble "opening up" to men due to his homophobia. A gay patient uncovers this problem. Then they have a nice moment in the end, once all is resolved. Elliot realizes that the hospital always comes first. Carla's plot was probably the only plot that I really enjoyed. Carla interacts with the janitor which we rarely see. Carla finds a urine sample with no name, so she spends the whole episode trying to find out who's pee it is, as the janitor helps out a bit by the end. Cox didn't have much of a plot, he just roamed around the hospital giving different people advice. So an okay episode, nothing special. I swear, I'm going to forget what happened in this episode next week.moreless
  • good ep journey songs good

    J.D. is not happy that Sean is going out with Elliot. Carla announces that she and Turk have set a date for the wedding, with J.D. revealing a long-standing obsession with the band Journey. He recommends a Journey cover band (The Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin's) for Turk and Carla's wedding. J.D. and Carla give Elliot a ride down to SeaWorld, where Sean works. They see him perform with a whale but J.D. pretends to be bored.

    At the hospital, Carla finds an unlabeled urine sample but nobody wants to help her figure out whose it is. Dr. Cox urges J.D. and Turk to work on a patient, Will Quinn. Afterwards, J.D. tells Turk that it will be harder to hang out once he is married, so he asks him out for a "man-date". At SeaWorld, Sean tells Elliot that they are not dating because she dumped him so abruptly last time, which left him devastated. Elliot says she was too busy as an intern.

    At the hospital, Turk and J.D. talk to Will and J.D. wants to know if it's weird to ask out a male friend for a date. Will says it's okay and asks Turk if they could be careful in surgery and not mess up his tattoo of his fiancée. Dr. Cox finds Elliot putting on lots of make-up and all dressed up. She wants to leave, but he keeps her back as she has commitments to her patients. Thus she needs to cancel her date with Sean. Turk meets J.D. at the bar but he invited The Todd as well. J.D. leaves, hurt and disappointed.

    The next day, J.D. is still angry with Turk. Turk finds out that Will's fiancé, Tracy, is a man, and suddenly becomes uncomfortable; he admits to Will that he is frightened by the idea of sharing his feelings with another man. Elliot calls Sean to re-arrange a date. He tells her he already has a date with Betty, who is actually a seal. Carla is still looking for the urine sample owner and Dr. Kelso is angry as she is neglecting her work. J.D. meets with Turk and complains that he never opens up to him even though J.D. tells him everything. Elliot has her patients under control and tells Dr. Cox. He replies that he missed his own son rolling over for the first time because the hospital comes first. The Janitor finds the urine container label in the dumpster as a favor for pulling a joke on Carla earlier.

    Elliot takes off by train and goes to see Sean at SeaWorld. She tells him she can't promise that he will always come first, but if it were up to her she would always choose him. They kissmoreless
  • Another fantastic episode!

    This is the reason I watch scrubs, another great episode from the writers. The dream sequence with JD dressed as Carla is hilarious, and when JD throws the clipboard out the window and hits that man is great!

    The Sean and Elliot storyline fits perfectly, with JD poorly hiding his jealously. Carla's obsession with the cup of urine is great, especially when The Todd comes up to the cafeteria with about 20 cups of apple juice in urine containers!

    In this episode we also see the beginning of The Janitor's fear of Carla, which JD attempts to use for his advantages, failing miserably. Overall Another great installment from the scrubs writers.moreless
  • Elliot gets back with her ex-boyfriend Sean

    This episode was four different subplots. I really enjoyed JD's, even though the whole 'JD missing his best friend' storyline is nothing new. The Carla and Turk subplot..i don't know, it was okay i guess. I loved the dolphins, they were really amazing. But i HATED the fact that Sean (who i really disliked back in Season 1) is back at the same time. Carla's subplot with the pee was definatly the funniest out of the four. It also had some great Cox rants and was pretty good all in all. But there were things i liked and things i disliked.moreless
  • The dolphins. They frame the funniest ending.

    It had to happen, sooner or later. It just happened the former than the latter. I saw a damn TV show that made me, FORCED me to laugh out loud! Scrubs is just what all people need to see for truly laugh out loud comedy.

    They telegraph jokes. They do back story. They bring in great guests. But, man do they do it right! Just the second funniest show ever made.
Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick

Guest Star

Vince Brocato

Vince Brocato


Guest Star

Melody Butiu

Melody Butiu


Guest Star

Scott Foley

Scott Foley

Sean Kelly

Recurring Role

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio


Recurring Role

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Nurse Laverne Roberts

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • In this episode, J.D. comments that he and Turk never had a car in college. However, in a previous episode, Turk says that the only reason that he and J.D. were friends in college was because J.D. had a car.

    • Elliot booked her wedding for April 25th. This was coincidently the airing date of "My Lunch".

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey.

    • In the scene where J.D. throws the patient's chart out the window there are two goofs:
      1. Turk's stance changes from standing upright to leaning on the bed as Dr. Cox turns around.
      2. Turk is holding a patient's chart at the end of the scene, although he was not doing so throughout the scene.

    • Elliot said she wanted to get married on April 25, 2006. The fifth season ended in May 2006, and she still wasn't married.

    • In the scene where Sean is talking to Elliot and the dolphin splashes Elliot, if you look quickly, you can see that Elliot is already wet before she gets splashed.

  • QUOTES (38)

    • Janitor: Nurse Espinosa, I feel bad about what happened before; and so I went and searched through like forty bags of garbage... And I found the torn off urine label. Also found half a tooth.
      Laverne: Over here, jumpsuit!
      Carla: Mr. Thomasberg, let's get you to the lab!
      Dr. Cox: Hey, studly! Now, when you were out rooting through the dumpster, you didn't stumble across your own testicles, did'ja?
      Janitor: Hey, you know that long line of trembling peons that are so afraid of you? Well I'm not in that line.
      Dr. Cox: Oh, you're not?
      Janitor: No. I'm not in anybody's line.
      Laverne: This is a Chicklet!
      Janitor: I gotta go.

    • Turk: What really freaks me out, though, is the thought of being that open with another guy - any guy. I don't know what it is, I mean that's just the way I been my whole life. Maybe... maybe it's because I'm scared, you know?
      Mr. Quinn: Dude... that's a little gay.

    • Mr. Quinn: So, what makes you so uncomfortable? Is it the sex?
      Turk: Don't get me wrong - I don't love the idea of kissing anyone with a mustache. That's why I always pretend to have a cold when Carla's aunt comes to town.

    • Elliot: You know what? I am just going to show Sean that he will always come first.
      Dr. Cox: Gosh, I hate to interrupt this one-gal pep-rally, there, Barbie, but I give this guy two weeks - three if you are just terrific in the sack.
      Elliot: Well, then it's three! I mean: You're wrong!
      Dr. Cox: You know I just, uh, I just got off the phone with Jordan, who told me that my son rolled over for the first time...
      Elliot: Oh, my God! That's so great!
      Dr. Cox: Big who cares! Not about Jack rolling over for the first time, but definitely about your reaction to my son rolling over for the first time. Point being that I missed it because I was here. You might want to get a pen out and write this down, because here comes the inside scoop: The hospital comes first. Always.
      Elliot: Always?
      Dr. Cox: Forever and ever. D'aaaaaaaaaaaand everandeverandeverandever - You gettin' this?

    • Elliot: Soooo... thanks to you, Sean blew me off; but I'm okay. Old Elliot would have gone into a tail-spin, but new Elliot's just gonna get him back, because new Elliot is a fixer. Like, that guy over there - if his stitches lifted and his spleen ruptured, I would just go over... and fix them!
      Guy: My spleen is going to rupture?
      Elliot: Relax, you're fine.

    • Turk: Whassup?
      J.D.: Oh, nothing - I just found out my favorite chips cause anal leakage and, oh, I'm not talking to you.
      Dr. Cox: How did you get him to stop talking to you?
      J.D.: I don't get it, man. All I wanted to do was take you to dinner, and you made me feel like a total idiot.
      Dr. Cox: Wait a minute, I always make him feel like an idiot.
      Turk: Why you making a big deal about this?
      J.D.: You never tell me how you feel!
      Dr. Cox: Aw, dammit all! I never tell you how I feel.
      J.D.: I'm not talking to you!
      Dr. Cox: Finally!

    • Dr. Kelso: Nurse Espinosa. I specifically requested that you transfer Mrs. Merchant to the Morning Side Nursing Home. I'd take her there myself, but then I'd run the risk of bumping into my mother, and the last thing I need is to have another conversation about why she shouldn't have to spend her golden years in a bunk-bed. Now, either do the job we pay you for, or I'll find someone else who will! Oh. Have a great day!

    • Guy: I'm telling you, it was a clip-board. It came right out of the sky!
      J.D.: I'm sure it did, sir.

    • Turk: Ever since I got engaged, he's been acting crazier than my fiancee. Although... Carla is going a little nuts about the dress. Dude, what's up with Tracy?
      Mr. Quinn: Dude! Tracy's a guy.
      Turk: That'd make you gay.
      Mr. Quinn: I am gay.
      Turk: Neat!
      Dr. Cox: Never underestimate just exactly how uncomfortable this makes him.

    • J.D.: I apologize for that. (To Mr. Quinn) To you. (To Turk)Not you! I thought we were friends! (to Mr. Quinn) Again, not you and me; me and... him. Anyway, have a nice day - you! Not you!
      Dr. Cox comes in as J.D. walks out
      J.D.(to Dr. Cox): Nor you!
      Dr. Cox: Oh, hey, this whole you-leaving-the-room-whenever-I-enter-it thing that you're doing is just... I love it!

    • J.D.: You invited The Todd?
      Turk: Dude, we left at the same time. I didn't know what to say to him.
      J.D.: But I thought we were gonna, like, reminisce tonight, you know? Get a little deep?
      Turk: Me too. I'm totally bummed out, all right?
      Todd: Oh, that was the hottest slap I've ever gotten! I can't believe I wasn't gonna come out tonight! Thanks for twisting my arm.

    • J.D.'s Narration: In a hospital, every day is made up of little battles.
      Carla: Can I have everyone's attention please? I officially don't care anymore who peed in this jar!
      J.D.'s Narration: Sometimes you fight them not because you want to, but because you have to...
      Carla comes back and picks the container up again
      Carla: Shut up.

    • Janitor: Hey, you know, I-uh, it's not any of my business, but I think I know whose wizz that is.
      Carla: I love you! Okay, go.
      Janitor: Uh, his name is Mr. Freely.
      Carla: First name?
      Janitor: I.P.
      Carla: "I.P. Freely"?
      Janitor: Funny in third grade, funny now.
      Carla: Listen, Stretch, if you know who this belongs to, I'd 'fess up right now. Otherwise, I'm gonna grab you by the back of that two-dollar haircut and force-feed you the sample so you can carry it around all day. That way, if I ever want it back, all I have to do is point you at a beaker and squeeze really hard! Now, you got any more funny jokes you gotta tell me?
      Janitor: No, ma'am.

    • Carla: I'm sorry! I just thought that, as a urine lab technician, you'd be at least half as interested in urine as I am!

    • Elliot: Dr. Cox, I cannot miss this dinner!
      Dr. Cox: Oh! Barbie, I-I actually see your point. You should, in fact, go on your little date, because I have some busy work that's gonna take me over into the vicinity of Mr. Hudson's room, so I'll just pop my head in there and tell him that he's going to die. But, if you have a moment between dinner and giving it away for free, if you could pick up the phone and call Mr. Hudson's wife and kids and tell them about, you know, the dying...? Oh, I know, sugar. This would be just the most terrific place to work on the planet if it weren't for all these sick people. Wouldn't it?

    • Dr. Cox: Heeee-xcuse me! You wouldn't happen to be signing out Mr. Hudson to the on-call resident, would you?
      Elliot: Eee-yeah, why?
      Dr. Cox: He's your patient, he needs a lumbar puncture, and you can't necessarily count on the on-call resident to do that, now, can you?
      Elliot: It's just that, Dr. Cox, I've got a date with this guy named Sean-
      Dr. Cox: Would you do me a personal favor and excuse me just for one moment?
      Elliot: Yeah?
      Dr. Cox shuts his eyes and snores

    • Elliot: Oh, I'm sorry, that was my mistake. I keep forgetting that you're a horrible, horrible person.
      Dr. Cox: Oooh, backbone, Barbie.

    • J.D.: Mr. Quinn, before I examine your clavicle, let me ask you something: Do you think it's out of line for me to want to take my best friend here to dinner?
      Mr. Quinn: Well, I, uhh...
      J.D.: I mean, this is like the end of an era! Okay? We've always been known as Turk & J.D. Like, when we were in college, people'd be like, "When are Turk & J.D. getting here?" Right? And then in med school, everyone was like, "When are Turk & J.D. getting here?"
      Turk: We didn't have a car.
      J.D.: The point is, we were together so much, this one Indian girl only slept with him 'cause she thought his last name was "Anjadi".
      Turk: It was a very good day for me!
      J.D.: See! This is the kind of stuff I'm gonna miss! The... the reminiscing... the way your breath always smelled of curry...

    • Cashier: 6.50, please.
      Carla: 6.50? For an egg-salad sandwich?
      Cashier: 4.50 for the egg-salad, 2 bucks for the apple juice that you put in a urine container.
      Carla: Who would do that?!
      The Todd butts in with a tray full of nothing but urine containers
      Todd: Just the burger for me.

    • Dr. Cox: Carla, you're forcing me to say something that I prayed I'd never have to say again to another woman: Please, please, please, put down the cup of urine.

    • Carla: Well, I'm telling you, Laverne, by this afternoon we're gonna find out whose urine this is.
      Laverne: I got a better idea: Why don't you do that. I'm gonna run across the street and get my tooth fixed so I can stop looking like Larry Holmes.

    • Elliot: Whoa! Do you actually talk to each other?
      Sean: Elliot, come on, he's just a dolphin.
      The dolphin squeaks its objection.
      Sean: Because, Bruce, then she would think I was crazy, that's why!

    • J.D.: Anyway, about this whole setting the date thing: I mean, I'm really psyched for you guys, it's just gonna be harder and harder for us to hang out, you know? I mean, you're gonna be married, man! You're gonna have, like, a house! You know? You're gonna be spending your weekends chasing around little Arturo and Rosaria!
      Turk: You mean Tamika and Fuquan?
      J.D.: You should... talk to Carla...

    • J.D.: I can't believe you and Carla set a date.
      Turk: Yep, it's happening.
      Dr. Cox: Wedding talk! Ohh, how lovely!Listen, Hilton sisters: Mr. Quinn in 206 still has a severely shattered clavicle and he needs a surgical consult now. And, seeing as he's your patient, and you're a surgeon, gosh, I was hoping that if you two hens have an extra moment between choosing centerpieces and deciding just exactly how you're gonna attach that veil onto Baldy's head, well, it would just be super-de-duper if you could peek in in there and give him the old lookie-loo; wouldn't it?

    • Carla: I've never been to Sea World. What exactly does Sean do here, anyway?
      J.D.: Probably cleans up the seal poop!

    • J.D.: By the way, Carla, I know an amazing Journey cover band, you should get 'em to play at your reception.
      Carla: Bambi, not everyone loves Journey as much as you.
      J.D.: I don't love Journey.
      Turk: "She's just a small town girl..."
      J.D.: "Livin' in a lonely world! She took a midnight train goin' aaaanywheeeere!" Fine, I love 'em. If you wanna book the band, they're called The Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin's and they rock! Book 'em now, thank me later.

    • Carla: Okay, I have some news! We picked a date for the wedding. Tell 'em Turk... April 24th!
      Elliot: No, way! Mine is April 25th! 2006!... Oh, the place I love in Connecticut books up early so what the hell, took a shot.
      J.D.: One, two, three...
      J.D. & Turk: Crazy!

    • J.D.'s Narration: I'm never happy when a guy comes back into Elliot's life. But at least with Sean... it's entertaining.
      Elliot: Thanks for the latte. I should have warned you that the reason I love that place is that they're known for making the hottest coffee in town.
      Sean(lisping): Yeah, well, no sthweat. You know, lessthon learned.

    • J.D.: You know what? I'm gonna take you out tonight. Yes, Sir! We're gonna get some dinner, we'll get a nice bottle of wine...
      Turk: Sounds like you're asking me out on a man date.
      J.D.: Turk, why are you so afraid of loving me?

    • Sean: Why is everything so much easier with dolphins?
      Elliot: Because you're not trying to date a dolphin.
      Sean: No, well, not after that big talk they gave us.

    • Turk: Okay, Um... Ever since Carla and I set the date for the wedding, I started thinking. You know those lame-ass couples that get engaged but they never actually get married - they just cruise along, year after year, without making any real kind of commitment?
      J.D.: Uh-huh?
      Turk: Dude, I wanted to be one of those couples, man!

    • Turk: So I'm a little homophobic... I mean, we all got our stuff, right? I bet, deep down inside, you're a little racist?
      Mr. Quinn: Marrying a black guy?
      Turk: Dude, how pissed are your parents, honestly?

    • Todd: 'Scuse me for a second, fellas. I'm gonna go over there and tell that girl my name's "Beer," then I'm gonna offer her some "beer nuts"! What's up!

    • J.D.: I had a tattoo once.
      Turk: Dude, you got your face painted at the hospital picnic.
      J.D.: I was a cougar! Arrgh-arrgh-aaarrgh!

    • Carla: Who left this urine here?
      Dr. Cox: Someone's got a secret admirer!
      Carla: Dr. Kelso? Someone left this urine specimen sitting around. What's interesting is that the name tag's been ripped right off.
      Dr. Kelso: Sweetheart, I think you're confusing interesting with boring.

    • Turk: All right, fine, man! I can have plenty of deep moments with The Todd!
      Todd: You think gay dudes get turned on by their own wieners?

    • Elliot: Dr. Cox, does this shade of red make me look like a clown?
      Dr. Cox: No, barbie, makes you look like a prostitute who caters exclusively to clowns.

    • Turk: You know, I'm actually starting to like Journey.
      J.D.: Well you're gonna be very pleased with the next twenty-three songs.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Laverne: I'm gonna run across the street and get my tooth fixed so I can stop looking like Larry Holmes.

      Larry Holmes is a former boxer who finds himself in the company of boxing greats based on his statistics. Laverne says she looks like Larry Holmes because she has a chipped tooth, which is a common affliction that befalls boxers who get punched in the mouth.

    • Dr. Cox: Listen, Hilton sisters: Mr. Quinn in 206 still has a severely shattered clavicle and he needs a surgical consult now.

      Dr. Cox is referring to Paris and Nikki Hilton, celebrity sisters who find trouble more than they find success. He uses the Hilton tag to refer to J.D. and Turk as girls.

    • Maureen McCormick:
      Maureen starred as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch as well it's many spin-offs.

    • Journey:
      Turk: You know, I'm actually starting to like Journey.
      Journey was a Top 40 rock group of the mid 70s through the mid 80s. It became known for such 'power ballads' as "Open Arms", "Don't Stop Believing" and others. The group truly took off in 1978 when they added vocalist Steve Perry to the line-up.
      However, the band soon became a victim of its own success and broke up over power struggles. It can now be seen on a replay of a 2001 episode of "VH1's Behind the Music: Journey" or on the lucrative classic-rock shows coming to a county fair or festival near you. The line-up includes guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathon Cain, bassist Ross Valory, drumer Deen Castronovo, and Steve Augeri as lead vocalist.
      The eerie thing about Augeri, he looks and sounds almost exactly like Perry.