Scrubs

Season 1 Episode 2

My Mentor

3
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 04, 2001 on NBC
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9.0
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  • Development.

    9.3
    I think the second episode of Scrubs continued to set things in motion, you're still getting the feel on what the show is about, still getting to know the characters a bit more. So a good flow, all things considered. JD tries to connect with Dr. Cox, as he has a patient that could have cancer because of smoking, and he wants the patient to stop and wants Dr. Cox's help. Even though Dr. Cox is a jerk, he still helps JD in the long run which is always good. Elliot bumps heads with Carla, it was enjoyable to watch definitely, having hospital life being compared to being in a high school. I loved the "Digging your own grave" scene. Turk tries to ask Carla out, and ends up getting what he wants in the end. Carla even helps Elliot out, after their argument. A good episode from Scrubs.
  • The second episode is another step up the ladder.

    9.0
    In this second ever installment of Scrubs everything really fell into place. J.D. realizes that the janitor is out to get him, that Dr. Cox is J.D.'s mentor but not friend. It was just another huge step up to what this show later will become. I still think that every character's personality has been almost the same since the pilot episode, so their really wasn't much to develop except for a plot. I thought that this episode was working on the plot more than anything else, because it wasn't the funniest episode, but it gave attitude towards the characters and filled in lost plot spots.
  • The second episode of Scrubs

    9.8
    While the pilot was already really good, the second episode is even better. There is already a lot of character development going on. The jokes are suberb as well. I like how JD is trying to impress Dr Cox and the Janitor is just awesome once again. I enjoyed JD's plot with the smoking patient. Back then they still had good patient storylines that actually had some dept. I liked the 'battle' between Carla and Elliot (it was hard to believe that later on they would be best friends). I prefer this hospital over the one they shoot the pilot in, too. What i didn't like, is how they put no subtitles on these things Carla said in Spanish..
  • second episode of the series, quite a good one

    9.5
    This episode being the second of the series it still lacks a lot of the later things that make the show so funny but it does improve a lot on the pilot and help shape where the series is heading.

    It's interesting seeing no noise to make note of there being a day dream as i'm so used to it.

    Elliot and Carla's relationship is funny to watch as they are yet to be friends in this early episode. It's also funny to see Turk without a girlfriend as we never get to see that. This episode is a good insight into how Dr Cox and JD's relationship works and is a rather good episode for the second go.
  • Good character development for J.D. and Dr. Cox. Turk stands up to Carla about her relationship with Elliot and ends up scoring a date.

    9.0
    Although the relationships grow and change as the series progresses, several are clearly established in this episode. The Turk/Carla dynamic grows from their brief encounter in the first episode as Carla emerges as the clearly dominant partner while Turk is crude and sweet and only submissive up to a point. He can tell Carla off when she needs it and this is exactly what she needs in a partner. The chemistry is good and the relationship continues for years in the same strain.
    The other important relationship that comes into its own in this episode is, as the name "My Mentor" suggests, that of J.D. and Dr. Cox. Dr. Cox's entire sarcastic scene in his apartment, including the offer to "spoon" and the hug that J.D. attempts, are classic examples their continuing relationship. The back-and-forth love/hate thing that they have going on in this episode only continues to grow as the series progresses. It is well set up in this episode.
  • Different hospital, same characters and even more funny moments than before.

    9.1
    After some time at the hospital JD knows the business but still tries to connect with his bad-tempered boss Dr. Cox. When a patient with a high risk for cancer won't quit smoking JD tries to get Cox to help him. Meanwhile Elliot has a hard time finding friends among the other doctors and especially among the nurses. Turk, who fancies Carla a lot finally steps up for her.

    This episode was even better than the first one. Although it featured a different hospital, this si the only thing that has changed and the lovable and neurotic characters from episode one are still there. The slightly arrogant Elliot is still there and it will take a while until this part of her dissapears. Other than that there are many funny moments e.g. the grave-scene, the head-exploding scene and the whole JD-Cox story line.
    This episode also marks the first appearance of Rowdy and Cox calls JD a girl's name for the first time. All in all the characters develope and the jokes get funnier and funnier. And I like the little sound effects they used back then... ah... those were the days.
  • Yet another amazing scrubs episode.

    10
    JD. tries to persuade a smoker to stop it. But in sad reality, it didn't work. Jay D's mentor shows him the cruel things in the world.

    I found this episode as a "Reality Check" kind of episode. It was a very sad episode. JD tries to befriend a girl, Elliot. But everyone seems to dislike here. Turk and Carla don't really want to be with here... JD has a smoking patient. He tries to persuade him to stop smoking. He actually thinks he changed him, but the sad truth was, he didn't stop. Nothing would help. JD really wasn't as experienced. Then he tries again but with Dr.Cox. He tries to help him with his problems, but then, it doesn't seem to work. Then Dr.Cox told him something very important. You cant save someone from themselves. Jay D knew that, but he ignored it till now. This episode was a very sad one.
  • Jay D. tries to persuade a smoker to stop it. But in sad reality, it didnt work. Jay D's mentor shows him the cruel things in the world.

    9.5
    I found this episode as a "Reality Check" kind of eps. It was a very sad epiosde. Jay D tries to befriend a girl, Ellot. But everyone seems to dislike here. Turk and Carla dont really want to be with here... Jay D has a smoking patient. He tries to persuade him to stop smoking. He acutally thinks he changed him, but the sad truth was, he didnt stop. Nothing would help. Jay D really wasnt as experienced. Then he tries again byt with Dr.Cox. He tries to help him with his problems, but then, it dosent seem to work. Then Dr.Cox told him something very important. You cant save someone from themselves. Jay D knew that, but he ignored it till now. THis episode was a very sad one.
  • J.D. tries to get a patient to quit smoking to impress Dr. Cox, his mentor, and Elliot and Carla aren't getting long at all.

    9.0
    Another great installment in a great show! It was enjoyable to watch and, as usual, the dialogue was funny enough that you can laugh at it. J.D.'s wit was entertaining, as was Turk's, Carla's, Elliot's, Dr. Cox's, and the Janitor's, of course. This show is funny with funny characters. It is laughable and full of wit, and this episode displayed those qualities. I can't help but feel bad for Elliot a little bit at times during the episode, and Dr. Cox ends up being more funny than he applied at the beginning of the episode. Another great installment in the show Scrubs.
  • Good character development for J.D. and Dr. Cox. Turk stands up to Carla about her relationship with Eliot and ends up scoring a date.

    9.1
    This was an excellent follow-up to the pilot. In the opener, everyone in the hospital seems to be working/moving along to "Good Time" as it plays on J.D.'s headphones. After being reprimanded he hears the janitor starts singing the chorus! Brilliant! Turk stands up to Carla about her unforgiving attitude towards Eliot which actually ends up getting him a date with Carla. J.D. feels Cox is obnoxious and cold because he's lonely and tries to befriend him. Cox humors him briefly then gets rid of his pest after a good tongue-lashing about J.D.'s issues, which ends up ironically, mentoring/counseling JD.
  • The beginning of a great friendship.

    9.3
    After two weeks working at the hospital all the small things like chest tubes and iv's, become a second nature for our doctor Dorian.
    Elliot has problems with carla, After asking a chart, she isn't getting, she drags Chief of Medicine Bob Kelso into the second fight of this week, and he feels closer to her than ever, but she is on her own, luckily J.D. wants to help her.
    J.D. starts to treat a new patient, they're looking for cancer.
    Luckily there are no signs of it, and J.D. tries to scare Will and he thinks he got thru to him, but doctor cox Shows him the truth.
    Turk tries to get a date with Carla, but she is looking for the real thing.
    He gives a speech to Carla and ends up with helping Elliot with her problem and having a date.
    J.D. thinks he needs to help doctor Cox, but he realizes that he cares to much and depending if a patient will change or not.
    He'll not make it as a doctor
  • Great episode! That I (like every other episode) enjoyed.

    9.2
    In the second episode of this amazing show the characters really begin to develope. Tuck begins to fall in love with nurse Carla and Dr.Reid (Elliot) tries to make friends with Carla and Tuck though her first impression is poor by the end of the episode all four of them are starting to become the good friends they are later on in the series. J.D. has a nice long talk with Dr.Cox and we truly begin to learn what type of a person Dr.Cox really is. He does have friends but never the less he is looking for real companionship something J.D. trying to give him resulting in him injuting his leg and eventually...his head...exploding. No typo, I wrote exploding.
  • The relationship between JD and Cox is brilliant.

    8.8
    No not that kind of relationship, Jd really looks up Dr Cox and this is the first real example of it. ITs a quick character development for bth of them in My Mentor.

    Unfortunately for JD, Dr Cox is less than interested in having JD as a buddy on as someone who looks up to him.

    I'm surprised at how quickly the Carla and Turk relationship took off. Sice the start they have had their fights but they have always been together. An idea might have been to slowly gather momentum with Carla resisting Turk and eventually given in to him.

    This is a key episode for 2 major, yet different kinds of realationships in this show.
  • Good follow up from the pilot

    9.3
    This episode has many terrific jokes about the relationship between Dr Cox and JD and the apartment scene is just hilarious where Dr Cox acts all vulnerable and JD actually falling for it until Cox suggests they move the cushions over and spoon. The hilarity in the final scene where Cox keeps contradicting his "If you ever want to make it as a doctor..." lines until JD's head explodes (in a daydream of course). The start is something that I found to be a hilarious scene with the doctors and patients moving to the music that JD is listening to on his headphones and the Janitor actually humming it after the scene is over. This episode is very good for one that had to follow on from the hilarious pilot.
  • JD and Cox get closer and JD bonds with a patient.

    6.7
    I think this episode really helps develop the characters of JD and Dr. Cox. The whole storyline with Will and his smoking was pretty boring, but still helped JD to show that he was really making it as a doctor. Parts of the Turk and Carla relationship didn't make much sense, though.
  • This episode develops relationships as well as characters.

    9.0
    Although the relationships grow and change as the series progresses, several are clearly established in this episode. The Turk/Carla dynamic grows from their brief encounter in the first episode as Carla emerges as the clearly dominant partner while Turk is crude and sweet and only submissive up to a point. He can tell Carla off when she needs it and this is exactly what she needs in a partner. The chemistry is good and the relationship continues for years in the same strain.
    The other important relationship that comes into its own in this episode is, as the name "My Mentor" suggests, that of J.D. and Dr. Cox. Dr. Cox's entire sarcastic scene in his apartment, including the offer to "spoon" and the hug that J.D. attempts, are classic examples their continuing relationship. The back-and-forth love/hate thing that they have going on in this episode only continues to grow as the series progresses. It is well set up in this episode.
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