Season 6 Episode 8

My Road to Nowhere

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Feb 08, 2007 on NBC
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After being convinced to go to Tacoma for Kim's first ultrasound, J.D., along with Carla, Elliot, Janitor, Keith and Ted, takes Kelso's new RV on a road trip. Jordan and Dr. Cox have trouble when Jordan's ultrasound reveals that the baby will need surgery.

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  • 608

    So much plot twists, too many too count. I knew after last week's awful episode, scrubs would just bounce back with a great one. I would have to say this was one of my favorite episodes of Scrubs ever. I can't even contain myself, on how good this was. Although i didn't understand Kim's reasoning, and why she lied to JD, it was still an amazing plot twist.

    I personally LOVE road trip episodes, and they've never really had a road trip episode on Scrubs, and this episode was a definite road trip episode, and I loved every minute of it. All the interactions were amazing. I felt saddened and surprised, I felt many emotions when I saw the final scene of this episode. Kim lies about having a miscarriage, breaks up with JD, and actually plans to have the baby on her on. Huge jaw dropper, and a great use of dramatic irony. We got more than one emotional scene as we learn Jordan's sex of the baby the hard way when they have to operate on pregnant Jordan. Cox & Jordan show their love for one another as Jordan goes in to surgery and Turk & Cox, the way I see it, probably share a special bond now that Turk operated on Jordan. Amazing emotional ROAD TRIP episode, with funny scenes, and a lot of plot twists.moreless
  • Even E4 said this episode was better than last week's 'His Story IV'

    What an episode! Laughs, shocks, lies and more laughs. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, it was very funny. After being convinced to go to Tacoma for Kim's first ultrasound, J.D, along with Carla, Elliot, Janitor, Keith and Ted, takes Kelso's new RV on a road trip. Turk misses out on the road trip due to Isabella and Jordan & Dr. Cox have trouble when Jordan's ultrasound reveals that the baby will need surgery - and they are having a girl! Dr. Cox and Turk, I've noticed, have been interacting more than J.D and Dr. Cox for some reason?? Anyway my favourite part was when Dr. Cox threw Turk's phone and it just hit someone's shoe and goes in the elevator. Hehe. And any people who like Kim, will be completely disappointed with her actions in this episode.moreless
  • JD realiza un viaje para estar presente en el ultrasonido de su primer hijo. Mientras tanto, Perry y Jordan veran como se complica la vida de su segundo hijo, aun en el vientre.moreless

    JD decide viajar hasta el hospital donde trabaja su novia, y conocer asi los resultados del primer ultra sonido de su hijo. Por otro lado, Jordan y Perry esperan ansiosos conocer el sexo de su segundo hijo, pero surge un inconveniente y deben operar a su hijo o sufrurian la perdida del mismo. A pesar de contar con una operacion exitosa, los riesgos a futuro son inminentes, mas Perry se alegra al saber que tendra una niña. JD, sin embargo, recibe la noticia que su novia tuvo un aborto mas ella no quiso comunicarselo para no incomodarlo por telefono. Finalmente, se preguntan si a ambos solo los unia el tener un hijo, y al ver su realidad, deciden terminar como amigos. Pero ella, finalmente, oculto la verdad a JD, y tendra al niño a escondidas de Dorian.


    Uno de los capitulos mas tristes de Scrubs hasta el momento. A pesar que se siguen viendo algunos vacios comparado con las primeras 4 temporadas (se dan cuenta que ahora hay menos trafico y movimiento en las salas del hospital?), la trama ha sido compleja, pues pocas veces se ve en television los problemas de operar a seres dentro del vientre materno. Si ello fuera mucho, el ocultar un hijo al padre es doblemente cruel, sobretodo cuando uno hace el esfuerzo por estar presente para el ultrasonido.

    No ha sido un capitulo divertido, sino mas bien reflexivo. Un aborto, mentir sobre la perdida de un hijo, la operacion de un no nato, las consecuencias del mismo... no se ganaran un Emmy por este episodio, pero la audiencia le ha dado buenos comentarios.

    Siguen gustando las actuaciones y caracterizaciones de los personajes.moreless
  • Great, i loved the whole idea of this episode.

    I really enjoyed this episode, i thought that it was good to see an episode which had a bigger part for the janitor! it was very funny to see the relationship between him and JD which went on with his eyes "malfunctioning".

    As well as this the revelation at the end was awesome, putting a whole new spin onto the whole JD and fatherhood idea. I was a little disappointed myself though because i really liked Jd and Kim together, and her charachter was funny - it's a shame she's out of it for just now.

    But all in all definately a well put together episode for the new season with laugh after laugh!moreless
  • This episode was just heartwarming.

    It was fun to watch them go on a roadtrip and cause all sorts of trouble outside the hospital but the only thing I don't understand is how the Cox baby could grab onto Turk's finger. Wouldn't that mean Jordon's water broke? They can't stitch up her water or for that matter I don't think they can cut into it It was shocking to see that Kim was still preggers and I wonder why she did what she did? I wonder how long it'll be before they'll come back to this secret storyline. Poor JD, it's just not right to keep a baby away from such a nice daddy.moreless
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

Michael Ausiello

Michael Ausiello


Guest Star

Van Epperson

Van Epperson

Mr. Mariani

Guest Star

Rick Irwin

Rick Irwin

Dr. Mahoney

Guest Star

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Frank Cameron

Frank Cameron

Dr. Mickhead

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Dr. Kim Briggs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • When Keith makes the trucker horn gesture just after J.D. and the gang arrive at Kim's hospital, you can see the Janitor and Ted spooning on the couch if you look closely. Sam Lloyd stated that they were spooning in the episode commentary.

    • In the beginning of the episode, when J.D. goes to catch his alarm clock, he knocks Rowdy over. In the next shot, while J.D. is chasing his alarm clock, you can see in the background that Rowdy is still standing upright.

    • As The Janitor falls out of the RV while he is rolling he rolls towards the gate and just about hits it. But when the camera switches over, he is a couple of metres from the gate.

    • When Ted returns Dr. Kelso's RV, there is a shot of the two looking at it from the front. The passenger side mirror is still attached, and looking through the front windshield there is clearly no damage to the side of RV, yet it is present when Kelso walks around to the side.

    • When the Janitor is about to fall/jump out of the RV, though the front window there are clearly no cars visible. Yet when the camera changes to the side of the road there are many cars.

    • Just before The Janitor Falls out of the RV, you can see through the front window that the RV is on the left side of the road and that there is another lane on the right. But when The Janitor falls out he clearly falls on the dirt road on the right of the road and the RV is now in the right lane.

    • The doctor doing Kim's ultrasound at the end of the episode is played by TV Guide columnist Michael Ausiello.

    • When J.D. is talking to Keith about Elliot almost being sold, he says "there would be no sexual tension between us" meaning him and Elliot. This is either a mistake or a hint from the writers, because in Season 4, J.D. mentioned that all sexual tension between him and Elliot was gone. If this was not a mistake, J.D. might have been hinting that he and Elliot may still have some sort of feelings for each other.

    • Featured Music:
      "Guy Love" (Turk's ringtone)
      "Fanfare For The Common Man" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Road trip break)
      "Hands of Time" by Ron Sexsmith (Final scene)

    • Turk's ringtone was the melody from the song "Guy Love" featured in the "My Musical" episode. However, it would be interesting to know how Turk got a song that played only in someone's mind.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Turk: He can't possibly make this my fault...right?
      J.D.:, damn it, now I'm doing it.

    • J.D.: Hey, are you guys in?
      Elliot: Totally! The last road-trip I took was with my sorority-sisters, so it will be nice to go with people who actually like me.
      Keith: Why are you always so hard on yourself? Your sorority-sisters probably loved you.
      Elliot: Keith, they tried to sell me.
      J.D.: Y'know, Keith, if the buyer hadn't been an undercover Federali, Elliot would be a slave somewhere now...there wouldn't be any uncomfortable sexual tension between us, and you and I would probably be the best of friends.
      Keith: (Grinning) Yeah?

    • (After the Janitor walked out of the moving RV)
      J.D.: You guys, Turk told me how amazing it was when he saw Izzie's ultrasound. I can't miss this, I just...I won't.
      Janitor: Can I say something? I don't know this young man, I wish I did. I admire his spirit and if he says we must continue onward, then I say I am in!

    • Dr. Kelso: (Referring to his RV) Check out that body. Bet you'd like to give her a ride, huh?
      Ted: (Staring at an elderly lady) Ooh, you betcha.
      Dr. Kelso: Over here perv.

    • Donna: You are ruining our neighborhood.
      J.D.: Oh really, Donna, I'm ruining the neighborhood? At least I'm quiet. Were you guys having sex last night or raping a baboon?
      Mr. Crosby: I wasn't home last night.
      J.D.: My bad.
      Donna: I am gonna beat your ass.

    • Turk: You could learn the sex, not tell Perry, hold it over his head, and play him like your little bitch-boy.
      Jordan: Perry was so wrong about you! You're not an idiotic scalpel-toting, basketball-dribbling, blood-sugar-watching, idiotic man-boy.
      Turk: (Flattered) Stop!

    • Turk: (To Dr. Cox) ...and you just gave my baby to Rochelle, the only nurse to get kicked out of the nursery for using a baby as a ventriloquist's dummy.

    • (Phone rings)
      Turk: Mickhead! Gimme my phone!
      Mickhead: It's mine.
      Turk: Oh really? Does yours have a picture of Carla in the background?
      Mickhead: Yes...
      Turk: Ha! Trick question. Mine has Tyra Banks. See?

    • J.D.: Carla's got some serious moves! She can even do an inverted spread leg pole spin. (Elliot and Keith look at J.D.) If that's what they're called, it's not like I took a pole dancing class or anything.
      J.D.'s narration: Nice cover!

    • Dr. Cox: Jordan...the boy already lip syncs into your tampons, must we put the final nail in his tiny gay coffin?

    • (J.D. believes that he can't go to Tacoma to go see Kim for her first ultrasound because he needs to find an apartment)
      Dr. Cox: have been wrong about so many things, that I'm not even going to say somethings wrong anymore. Instead, I'm going to say "it's Dorian". And the fact that you'd be willing to skip seeing that child's heartbeat for the first time is just...plain...Dorian. I mean, hell, Jordan's having her second ultrasound and I couldn't be more giddy. I can't wait to find out the sex of that unborn tax break.
      Turk: Jordan doesn't let you know the sex until the baby's born.
      Dr. Cox: Dorian again. I don't know if it's the hormones or if the baby's actually eating the bitch cells, but Jordan has softened. In fact, last night, she... (cringes) she asked me to cuddle.
      J.D.'s thoughts: Is cuddling bad now?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Knight Rider
      In one of J.D.'s day-dream sequences Bob Kelso's camper talks to him like K.I.T.T. used to with Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) in the series Knight Rider.

    • Hand of Hope
      The scene where the Cox baby reaches out and grabs Turk's finger during the surgery appears to be a reference to a photo taken by Michael Clancy, originally featured in The Tennessean and USA Today in 1999, titled "Hand of Hope".

      The photo showed a 21-week fetus' hand reaching out and holding onto a surgeon's finger during an in-utero surgery to repair spina bifida. The photo has circulated widely via e-mail since, and is frequently referenced in the abortion debate.

      The scene is almost done exactly the same on "House" (Fetal Position, episode number 63, season three), when Dr. House performs exploratory surgery on a pregnant photographer and the baby's hand emerges and briefly grasps House's hand.