Season 4 Episode 8

My Last Chance

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 26, 2004 on NBC
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When Molly takes a job at a different city, she and J.D. end up having a night of kissing, and he tries to rush to sleep with her before she leaves. Dr. Cox goes on ambulance duty with a maniac, who he eventually finds out is a woman who has lost her son to an accident.moreless

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  • Molly has to leave Sacred Heart.

    At first, I wasn't sure what to think of this episode, I wasn't very happy with the decision of pairing JD with Molly. It seemed strange on Molly's part, but I'm glad they didn't do anything by the end. In this episode, JD ends up making out with Molly at her going away party, Molly will only sleep with him if he gets Elliot's permission. She grants it as she writes it on a piece of paper. JD then ends up getting in a scooter accident, then abandoned in the middle of nowhere by the janitor. Turk comes to saves the day, but Carla leaves both of them stranded. They both have to run to Molly in the middle of the night to try to have sex with her. I noticed this was a real adventurous plot, and JD had to face a lot of conflict before actually trying to get with Molly. By the time he gets up to her apartment, turns out Elliot never granted her permission. She wrote, "Now were even!" on the piece of paper which was the running gag of the episode. Luckily JD & Molly don't end up having sex, but the way to get there was adventurous and hilarious. Cox has to finish up some community service hours, and he meets an annoying girl, Denise. After getting in a car crash, and insulting her, he realizes her son has died and that's the reason she's like that. They become friends, and it was a powerful emotional plot overall. Jordan fit in quite nicely as well. Both plots were pretty great. Amazing episode.moreless
  • JD tries to have sex with Molly.

    Molly says shes leaving and her and JD start a relationship. Before they can "do it" Molly wants Elliot to say they can. After JD finally gets her to write a note, JD goes after Molly. The janitor takes him out into the wild and dumps him. Carla and Turk go and get him, but when Turk says he'd kill to have sex with Molly, Carla ditches them. Meanwhile, Cox does a ambulance shift with a annoying woman name Deniece. When the shift is almost over, the ambulance wrecks. They both are ok, but Cox says he wont visit her because shes so annoying. After realizing her kid had died and thats why she talked about him so much, Cox stays with her and she talks to him and plays with his kid. JD and Turk run to Molly's appartment. JD barely catches her and she says goodbye. When JD reads the note it says "Now we're even."moreless
  • Good... JD's last chance...

    Molly takes another job in another city, so Elliot throws a party for her and in the end JD and her end up kissing. Later on, Molly says that he only likes people with emotional problems, and ends up falling for JD but says that she will only have sex with him if Elliot gives him permission as both of them are friends. But, unfortunately, Elliot believes that they are not even now, so she fakes a note that says "Now we are even" that JD believes as the permission note, in the end Molly goes out from his hands and he loses. Meanwhile, Turk insults Carla and throws him into the desert and Cox begins doing community work in an ambulance with a woman that is crazy, and he ends up yelling her, until he discovers that his son died in an accident... good episode...moreless
  • Molly Clock is leaving...

    You can't help but hate Elliot a little in this episode because since she slept with JD's brother, it's only fair that JD can sleep with her hot friend (second hottest doctor in Sacred Heart).

    JD stupidly believing that the Janitor would actually help him, getting stranded in the middle of nowhere was priceless as was JD running into the wall, the "so's your face" rule and JD convincing Molly he was crazy.

    Cox's ambulance shifts with the crazy Denise was very good because you could see how tortured he was. The fact that he snapped at her seconds before he realised why she was like that was very bad timing but wouldn't have worked otherwise.

    Overall, this is one season four episode not to be missed.moreless
Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

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

Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon


Guest Star

William Bassett

William Bassett


Guest Star

Heather Graham

Heather Graham

Dr. Molly Clock

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Johnny Kastl

Johnny Kastl

Dr. Doug Murphy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • According to the iTunes episode description, this is Zach Braff's favorite episode of Scrubs.

    • Featured Music:
      "Honestly" by Cary Brothers
      "Somehow" by Cary Brothers
      "In The Mood" by Glen Miller Orchestra
      "Can't Hold On" by Tart
      "If You Were Here" by Thompson Twins
      "Bust A Move" by Young MC
      "Bad Case of Loving You" sung by Molly Shannon

    • When Elliot writes J.D. his "he may have sex with anyone"-note she writes it on two rows on the paper. But when he reads it it's written on a single line.

    • When J.D. drives his scooter Sasha into the wall of Sacred Heart, he bangs his helmet on the wall and falls off, leaving no mark. However, when he comes back out of the hospital, he runs past the Janitor scrubbing a bloodstain off the same spot of the wall. How did it get there?

  • QUOTES (43)

    • Denise: Ooh, he's just such a cutie pie! Look at that! Have you ever had cutie pie, Perry?
      Dr. Cox: No, 'course not.
      Denise: I like it à la mode.

    • EMT: Hey, did you leave anything in the ambulance?
      Dr. Cox: Only my will to live, why?

    • Dr. Cox: Oh my God. What happened in your life that made you so needy that you've got to fill every waking second by babbling on?
      Denise: Fine, don't visit. My son will come.
      Dr. Cox: And now we are right back on your son again. I'll be honest with you, I'm worried that I'm not going to be able to get your voice out of my head. It is a very real concern.

    • Dr. Kelso: It's not my wife, is it, Debbie?... Dorian. Turkleton. If you come in, you have to take your shoes off.

    • J.D.: Elliot, you gotta help me! We're in front of Molly's apartment, but her name isn't listed anymore.
      Elliot: It's either... 4G or 5G. J.D., this is ridiculous, it's 4 o'clock in the morning. Even if you catch her, she's leaving for the airport in like ten minutes.
      J.D.: That's perfect! That'll leave us five minutes to cuddle!

    • Denise slams on the breaks to avoid hitting J.D. and Turk
      Denise: It's okay. Hey, Perr. I just saw an adorable interracial gay couple. Aw, just precious.

    • Turk: Sorry, dude. Where were you?
      J.D.: I was treed by that coyote!
      Turk: You got your phone?
      J.D.: He took it.

    • Carla: I don't understand what the big deal is. It's just sex.
      Turk: It's not just sex. It's sex with Molly! Any guy would kill to have sex with Molly. Hell, I'd kill to have sex with Molly!
      Carla: That's it.

    • Doug: Ears! Right! I'm not stupid!
      J.D.: Where are my clothes?
      Doug: I sent them to the dry cleaners!
      J.D.: Aw, Doug!

    • Dr. Cox: Oh, happy day. She's blown a fuse. Mm. I swear to God, Jordan, I can't do it again.
      Jordan: Perry, it's just one more shift. Just tune her out and she'll eventually leave you alone.
      Dr. Cox: Consider it done.
      Denise: ...gum gum gum gum gum. Gum.

    • J.D.'s Narration: The key here is to not seem desperate.
      J.D.: Please, Elliot! Please let me have sex! She's leaving tomorrow!

    • J.D.: Should we get out of here?
      Molly: D'you think you can handle it?
      J.D.: No. But you won't know until after.

    • Denise: Well, laissez le bon temps roulez. Translation: Let the good times roll. See, that's what they say in New Orleans, The Big Easy. You know, that was my nickname in high school - New Orleans. No, I'm just kidding, it was The Big Easy. I was a huge slut! I was, I did everybody.

    • Dr. Cox: Boy, I tell you what, there, Jordan, I'm sure glad that shift is-
      Denise: Perry! I was just telling Jordan here about that sneezing attack that I had this morning. Was it fourteen or fifteen sneezes?
      Jordan: Yes, Perry, was it fourteen or fifteen sneezes?
      Dr. Cox: What are you doing here, Denise?
      Denise: Well, I heard that you were doing back to back shifts, so I pulled a couple of strings so that we could get the old band back together!
      Jordan: Perry! You've always wanted to be in a band!
      Denise: Get out of town! I just came up with that band thing!
      Jordan: Get out of town, Perry!

    • J.D.: Hey, Molly. It's your last night, you wanna grab a beer or something?
      Molly: J.D., I have to tell you something.
      J.D.: Oh, no, did someone you know die from beer?
      Molly: No one can die from beer.
      J.D.: People can die from beer, Molly. Shinski didn't, but our friendship did.

    • Denise: You know, you don't get this kind of rush on a normal job. You don't, you don't, you don't, you don't, you don't. You know what I'm saying?
      Dr. Cox: You're saying you don't.
      Denise: Well, Perr, sometimes you do.

    • Elliot: Now that you made out with my best friend, that makes us not even again. So go get me some cotton balls and a toe separator - mama needs a pedicure! Heh.
      J.D.: Elliot, once you're even, you can't just go back to being not even. That ain't new, girl!
      Elliot: Admit we're not even or I'll make you pay.
      J.D.: Heh, yeah, now that we're friends and there's no chance of us ever having sex again, there's really not a whole lot I "need" from you, okay?

    • J.D.: Hey, Elliot, I was making out some prescription orders - and speaking of making out-
      Elliot: She already told me, J.D.
      J.D.: Oh, damn, I was afraid that was gonna get out. Does anybody else know that I totally made out with Molly? Up here!

    • Carla: I wuv your wittle outfit.
      Dr. Cox: Now listen, you: Riding in an ambulance takes care of my community service, so I'm doing two shifts back to back - I'm gonna knock this whole thing out in a single day. Besides, how bad can it be?
      Denise: Howdy, partner! Name's Denise Lemon. Looks like we got ourselves a little ambu-date - that's "ambulance" and "date" put together. I got a million of those!
      Carla: I am loving this!

    • J.D.'s Narration: And that's how Molly and I ended up alone on the couch, watching that unbelievably romantic scene from '16 Candles'.
      Long Duk Dong: The Donger need food!
      J.D.'s Narration: No, not that one!

    • Guy: They're here! Ignite the tractor beam!
      Molly: I should go, that's my 2 o'clock.

    • Molly: Crab claw.
      Elliot: Ow! Did you just pinch my arm fat?
      Molly: Yeah, does it make you mad?
      Elliot: I don't know, it was kind of a-
      Molly: Crab claw!
      Elliot: Ow! What are you doing!?
      Molly: I'm moving to Milwaukee for a psychiatric fellowship, and by pinching your arm I'm making you angry instead of feeling overwhelmed with sadness that I'm leaving.

    • Patient: Frank, you idiot. Your bed's down the hall!
      Frank: I know! I love you...

    • Molly: Besides, you don't have that edgy mean streak I'm attracted to.
      J.D.: (Pushes Turk over the railing) You were saying?
      Turk: Dude, what the hell?! (J.D. whispers something in his ear) Oh, that's wassup! Go about your business.

    • Dr. Cox: Denise, that's not very likely. And here's why: All you do is talk, talk, talk talk, talk, talk, talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk. And when you're not talking, I'm betting you're thinking about talking. I mean, can I ask you a personal question? Have you ever had a thought that you didn't immediately verbalize?
      Denise: Well, I don't know. That's a tough one, Perr.
      Dr. Cox: Uh-huh.
      Denise: Oh, look, the window's open again! You can see the moon!

    • J.D.: Turk, it's me!
      Turk: Hang on, I'm doing my diabetes test. Ninety eight, is that a good number?
      J.D.: Yes! It's good! You surgeons are idiots!
      Turk: Oh, I'm the idiot, huh? Well, guess what you were wrong about! Carla's Dominican!

    • Denise: So, little Jack's a baseball fan, eh?
      Jordan: He's two and he can't talk yet.
      Denise: You know what you should do? You should get him some baseball cards! I got my son, Davey, a Ken Griffey Jr. card? Carries it with him wherever he goes. Never liked the gum, though. Gum's a weird word, isn't it? You know? Do you ever notice some words, you say 'em enough, they don't even sound like words anymore? Gum.... Gum. Gum. Gum! Gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gum, gummmm. Gum gum gum...

    • Elliot: No. Oh, what's the matter, J.D., freezer got your tongue?
      J.D.: That doesn't even make any sense!
      Elliot: So's your face!
      J.D.'s thoughts: Dammit! Walked into that one!

    • Molly: Much better without the icy tongue.
      J.D.: I'll remember that.
      J.D.'s thoughts: Why would she lie?

    • J.D.: I'm telling you, Turk. Olive oil.
      Turk: Dude, just because it's good on salad doesn't mean it's good on your lips.

    • Turk: Dude, now that I have adjusted your fuel valve, your scooter is going to fly!
      J.D.: Speaking of things that are fly, I made out with Molly last night. I know that was kind of a lame segue, but I've been with you all morning and you've yet to use the words "make" or "out."

    • Turk: Yes, baby, Molly is attractive. But she doesn't hold a candle to my Puerto Rican princess!
      Carla: For the last time, Turk: I'm Dominican.

    • Elliot: Oh... I can't believe she's leaving!
      Turk: Hospital just lost its second-hottest employee.
      Carla: Don't think you can drool all over her just because you rank me number one.
      Turk: Baby, Nurse Tisdale's number one... You g-you gotta be single to be on the list.
      Elliot: You actually rank the women of this hospital by their appearance?
      J.D.: Calm down, Twelve.
      Elliot: Yes, top twenty!

    • Dr. Kelso: Perry, are you familiar with Sacred Heart's community service program?
      Dr. Cox: Bobby, lately I've noticed you don't listen to a single word people say, so my reply to your question is I think you're the world's biggest jackass and I look forward to your death.
      Dr. Kelso: Well, you must not be familiar with it because you're the only staff member not to have completed his 24-hour mandatory community service. Consider yourself suspended until you do! Oh, and I'm never dying.

    • J.D.: I'm narcissitic, I'm pessimistic, I'm obsessive, I'm insecure, and I am so afraid of intimacy that every one of my relationships is a journey of self sabatoge that inevitably end in a black vacuum of shattered expectations and despair.

    • J.D.: I think the easiest way to lose something is to want it too badly.

    • J.D.: If you bring sarcasm my way, baby, prepare to be stung.
      Elliot: J.D....
      J.D.: So's your face.
      Elliot: That doesn't even make any sense.
      J.D.: 'So's your face' always makes sense.
      Carla: J.D., that's stupid.
      J.D.: So's your face! Man, I am on fire, hello.

    • Denise: Docta, docta give me the news, I got a...
      Dr. Cox: Yeah I'm not a big car singin' kinda guy.
      Denise: Aww bad case of lovin' you, Per. Come on, where's the fun?

    • J.D.: What are you doing?
      Janitor: It's been four years. How do you not get how this works.

    • Molly: I'm sorry, but I'm only attracted to damaged and dysfunctional people, and you're just too normal.
      J.D.'s narration: Sometimes all it takes is a slamming hotty to make you dig down deep and discover who you really are.
      J.D.: My emotional journey began when I walked in on my parents having sex in a position that my father would playfully describe as the jackhammer. I have a mentor that verbally abuses me at every chance he gets. And no matter how much I try, I cannot stop constantly narrating my life.
      J.D.'s narration: At that very moment, I feared I had divulged too much.

    • J.D.: Do you ever get the feeling that our patients pretend to be sicker when we're around.
      Elliot: Oh yeah, you know Mrs. Wilson back there, she made her spleen pretend to rupture, then she pretended to die.

    • Denise: I think that's how my nose got bent. Who knows? Nose knows. I love words, don't you love words?
      Dr. Cox: I like "strangle".

    • Denise: Hey hun, before you hop in there, could you do me a little favoronie and check the windshield wiper. I think I got something caught up there.
      Dr. Cox: No problem. I got it.
      Denise: (Turns on ambulance siren) Hahaha! I always get the newbies with that one! Hahahahaha got you! You know it!
      Dr. Cox: When they strap me in please let them know the murder was just.

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