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.