Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 2

My Last Words

3
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jan 06, 2009 on NBC
9.1
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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J.D. and Turk make a huge sacrifice concerning a decade-long steak night tradition for a dying patient. Meanwhile, Dr. Maddox, the new Chief of Medicine, begins to show her true colors.

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  • sad and very dramatic episode

    5.0
    scrubs is my favorite show but i think they couldv done better it was sad and off track also it was bad whenever they spend time with him, i just think it couldv been a better episode when dr maddox began the episode i thought this would be an amazing episode if the janitor would do something they shouldv cut out the part with the guy who dies there was to much drama its also so boring why couldnt they do something funny i like the episodes that are comedy not drama i just think it couldv been much bettermoreless
  • 802

    6.0
    I didn't see much improvement from the last episode, I know I'm not watching Scrubs, when I get emotional at the end of an episode, and even though this episode was trying to be emotional in the end, I just didn't feel it. Although, it was very sad the man died, I didn't feel like I usually do, after watching an emotional episode of Scrubs.



    Courtney Cox is in this episode, yet Cox & Elliot aren't? It really didn't make any sense. I finally see the difference between this season and the last season. This season is way to focused on the interns, and it just doesn't work, the fact that they made a "spin off" with this group escapes me. The fear of death is very common, this episode could have been way better, with the emotional scenes not taking, and the narration even getting lazy. I really want the old Scrubs back, lets just hope this season improves. The network change was the biggest mistake on this show.moreless
  • J.D. and Turk must decide between going out for steak night and spending the night with a dying old man

    10
    this episode is everything a great episode of scrubs is and always has been. great music, great writing, extremely funny, but with more heart than any show on the market. it delves quite nicely into the selflessness of both J.D. and Turk by pitting the forces of a fun traditional night on the town against a dying old man. when most other sitcoms would have probably taken the route of having them go out cause it both safe and not depressing scrubs decided on having them stay and take care of the old man, helping him get over his fear ot death, and assuring he wouldn't die alone. and in the end of it all they leave you with a very touching moment to leave you smiling.moreless
  • Dramatic but still funny

    9.5
    J.D and Turk plan to go on a Steak Night Dinner, but they dont to stay in the hospital with a dying patient.



    This episode was rlly funny, and not only that but was great with the drama. The series is amazing, and this ep shows the Comedy - Drama genner. The episode was great, was funny and dramatic. Scrubs Season 8 was awesome, and now with this second ep is amazing. The first episode was amazing, and this episode was even better. I like dramatic shows, and comedy shows. This episode combines both into the episode My Last Words.moreless
  • This is more like it. A very dramatic but still charming episode.

    9.0
    The first episode of the season felt a little off and the comedy just okay, this however is a completely different prospect. Firstly it involves death of a patient and there have been some very good episodes of Scrubs centred around this subject matter. Secondly it has Mayor Royce from The Wire (possibly one of the best character based shows on television) as the dieing man and he hts it perfectly. Thirdly, you get to know the interns - well two in particular.



    Although this is a more dramatic episode it has some fantastic comedy. Like J.D. hating the popular new intern and in particular the fantastic notion that, when dead, one of the characters could end up like rowdy. That in particular was one of the best delusions J.D. has ever had. The discussions about death may be too much for some but I found them interesting and each character didn't act out of character with their responses. Glynn Turman did a fantastic job as the dieing George who just wanted his last beer. Turk and J.D connected so well with him saving him from the intern with an abusive streak toward fat men (this by the way is an intersting intern to feature although it can leave you a little uncomfortable).



    If the season continues to this quality then I'm going to be happy, a definite must watch episode of Scrubs.moreless
Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

Ed Dhandapani

Guest Star

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

George Valentine

Guest Star

Deonte Gordon

Deonte Gordon

Shawn

Guest Star

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ted Buckland

Recurring Role

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe

Denise Mahoney

Recurring Role

Manley Henry

Manley Henry

Snoop Dogg Attending

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • J.D.: Even though I'm a man, I don't like beer. I prefer Appletinis, they make me feel fancy.

    • J.D.'s narration: When Carla dies heaven is going to suck!

    • Ed: When you disrespect someone, and they in turn burn your ass, you must RECOGNIZE!

    • J.D.: (to George) We fight death for a living every single day. We can't let it know we're afraid of it, or it'll kick our ass.

    • Denise: Meet me in the on-call room, pants down, lights off.
      Chubby Guy: I just wanna say I am so psyched that you called me back.
      Denise: No! No talking. And if you touch me too much, God help me, I will head-butt you again.
      Chubby Guy: (whispers) I love you.

    • Ted: Hey, Mr. Valentine. I re-did your will on a computer. And to make it less depressing, I used a fun font.

    • Jordan: (to Dr. Maddox) Can we go? Cougars only drink free 'til nine.

    • J.D.: I didn't play sports, per se, George, I was the mascot for the girls' volleyball team.
      George: Really? Wear a costume?
      J.D.: Oh, great costume. I wore a bandanna and a half-shirt. At away games I wore spurs, which, in retrospect, is sort of weird 'cause we weren't The Cowboys.

    • George: So what happened to dinner?
      J.D.'s narration: We didn't want George to feel he was a burden, so we had to come up with a great excuse.
      Turk: Giant oak tree fell on the restaurant.

    • Dr. Maddox: I'm the Chief of Medicine.
      Jordan: I'm the chief of slag-smacking, so I'd keep moving if I were you.

    • J.D.: I need you to connect with your patients, okay? If they need some sympathy, dig down in your soul and find some.
      Denise: Yo, Mr. Harris! Sucks you'll never walk again.
      Mr. Harris: Hell yeah, it does!
      Denise: Better, right?
      J.D.: No, no, Jo. He...he lost his feet.

    • Turk: Who behaves that way at a mini mart?
      J.D.: I'm sorry Turk, but when I put that single beer down on the counter and that 18-year-old checkout kid is like, "Oh, big night?" it just pissed me off, you know. I mean, who is he to judge us? He needs to know we're not two lame-o's with nothing going on.
      Turk: So that's why you bought the box of condoms and the flare gun.
      J.D.: Exactly. Now whenever he thinks of us he'll picture us splitting a beer, sexing up the ladies, and shooting off flares. You know, like men do!
      Turk: That does sound pretty awesome.
      J.D.: I knew you'd come around.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: May 12, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      Sweden: October 7, 2009 on TV6
      Germany: March 16, 2010 on ProSieben

    • The standard closing credits with music score were not used in this episode. An outtake was used in its place with the credits being displayed on the bottom of the screen.

    • Although credited, Sarah Chalke (Dr. Elliot Reid), Neil Flynn (The Janitor), Ken Jenkins (Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso) and John C. McGinley (Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox) do not appear in this episode. This marks the first time Elliot and Cox do not appear in an episode. The only regular cast members in this episode are Zach Braff, Donald Faison, and Judy Reyes.

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