Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 14

My Soul On Fire, Part 1

3
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 08, 2009 on NBC
8.7
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Episode Summary

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The Janitor invites the Sacred Heart staff to his wedding with "Lady" at the Bahamas on a three days notice, hoping to score some loot, but the scheme is about to backfire, when everyone decides to actually go there...

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  • 814

    5.0
    It was an okay episode with dull conflict, but the real thing that bothered me about this episode was: Did this feel like Scrubs to you? Really? Did you feel like you were watching Scrubs? This whole episode was solely focused on relationships, even the Janitor's with Lady, which by the way, him getting married? It seemed too rushed, and it was just an excuse to get the Scrubs cast away from the hospital for a while. Although, all the cast members were in this episode unlike the past few episodes where someone is always missing, it just didn't feel like Scrubs.



    Sure the characters were there, but it was just about relationships, and truth be told, it wasn't that funny. The cliffhanger was probably the worst cliffhanger on Scrubs. Elliot's mad at JD... to be continued!? What?!moreless
  • it didn't reach my expectations...

    4.5
    we get more insight on the future of j.d. and Elliot's relationship, but Elliot was acting like a total jerk throughout the episode, in the last episode she said she wanted to have kids but she's scared of little hands,she's just gotta learn to grow up and get over all those stupid irrational fears. She said that she loved JD for no good reason,everyone else was funny but the JD/Elliot subplot was very weak and didn't meet my expectations it could have been better but it just wasn't. the janitor was funny as usual but that's just about it. EDFAN outmoreless
  • scrubs is scrubs again!!

    9.0
    Ill just start off saying when i heard about this episode i was skeptical and thought it would be yet another terrible episode. Wow was i wrong!! i L.O.V.E.D it! it was classic scrubs. I dont know if i was happy just to finally have all the characters (main and secondary) in the same episode! I loved the refrences to old episodes like Turk and J.d trying "downstairs" again like in season 4 episode 1 and turk and his unbreakable belief that he has seen a mermaid! I also thought it was hilarious that ted was carrying kelso's bags. Poor ted. The tiki necklaces and the "nanananaa" was funny was good to see turk and j.d just being turk and j.d again. And the fact that j.d can still manage to never get it right when it comes to pleasing the janitor. It was great to finally learn why todd is so obsessed with high fiving!! i did not however like elliots making j.d say he loved her in a certain way bit because i assumed she was over playing games like that and that this time round theyd just be together without the crap. All in all it really was a great episode that should remind everyone why we love scrubs and after 14 crappy ones this season im stoked!moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes this season, even though some people might be inclined to disagree.

    9.3
    I don't know if it's just because Scrubs is just a few weeks away from ending for good, but I'm finding myself entertained more and more by each new episode this season. While there were some episodes in the beginning (mainly, the first and third) and a couple recently that were not that great, I've found this season to be MUCH better than Season 7, and in some ways, Season 6. There is a lot to compliment, and I found plenty in this episode to enjoy.



    I never for a moment thought that the marriage was genuine between Janitor and Lady. The Janitor has always been strange (look no further than his answer to the question, "Have you ever been in love?"). Everything leading up to the moment where everyone goes to the Bahamas is what made the episode. I found that the writers all kinds of little moments to chuckle at, and even more to flat out burst out laughing at. The tiki's that JD buys on the "interweb," the "NAHNAHNAHNAH" whenever something bad happens, Todd high-fiving the cardboard cut out of Lloyd, and even Ted's line about feeling like his soul was raped. There was so much to enjoy in this episode and it truly felt like a classic. As I said before, perhaps its the fact Scrubs is ending that I'm finding so much to like in each remaining episode, but I feel there really was a lot to appreciate. Compare this episode to My Nah Nah Nah or My Jerks and you can see the difference between an alright episode and a great one.



    The only problem I had was with Elliot's over reaction to JD's "I love you" statement. They've already had the discussion about their past relationships and things that have screwed them up in the past before, and it seems like having a problem this late in the game is just a little ridiculous. I hope that this issue is cleared up by next episode, because if we have yet ANOTHER "Will they, won't they?" arc about JD and Elliot, I'll go insane. I want them to just stay the way they are and end the show with them definitely leaning towards one side.



    Overall, though, this episode was impressive. If I purely judged it on a laugh scale, I would say one of the better ones of the last few seasons.moreless
  • Sacred Heart heads off to the Bahamas

    7.0
    This installment was definitely a marked improvement over the last few episode. One obvious reason is the fact that the whole cast was there. The Bahamas location setting was a welcome change, though it is the hospital based setting that we've come to enjoy all these years. We also had some old JD-Turk moments like 'upstairs-downstairs', that would have made you reminisce the old times. The Jordan-Cox's relationship based on a mutual respect for their social ineptness was stressed in this episode over and over again. And Jordan and Eliot in their bathing suits--HOT!!



    Thinking about how the premise of the show has changed a lot this season, and the well known fact that we've got only a few episodes left; I've come to accept the new scheme of things. Instead of complaining about how cost cutting measures have ruined the fun, I believe it's best to sit back and watch the story retire to its end.moreless
Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

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" Ulysses Cox

Clark DeVol

Clark DeVol

Red Headed Kid

Guest Star

Arleen Grace

Arleen Grace

Woman

Guest Star

Barry Williams

Barry Williams

Himself

Special Guest Star

Randall Keenan Winston

Randall Keenan Winston

Leonard

Recurring Role

Johnny Kastl

Johnny Kastl

Dr. Doug Murphy

Recurring Role

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ted Buckland

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Slow Motion" by Juvenile (The song Jordan is singing on Nanny Cam)
      "True To Myself" by Ziggy Marley (Closing scenes)

    • When J.D. first brings out the tiki necklaces, his necklace is longer than Turk's, but when they reach the Bahamas, their necklaces are switched because Turk's tiki necklace is longer than J.D.'s.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jordan: What are you doing? The van to take us to the airport is downstairs.
      Dr. Cox: It's called my job. It's that little thing I do 70 to 80 hours a week while you're eating, drinking, napping, spending, plucking, ignoring the children and singing rap tunes into a hairbrush.

    • (Elliot finishes singing "Old McDonald")
      Elliot: Did you like that, Sammy?
      (Everyone in the room yells "NO!")
      Ted: I feel like you raped my soul.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: May 4, 2009 on Channel 7
      Latin America: July 30, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: November 25, 2009 on TV6

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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