Scrubs

Season 8 Episode 12

Their Story II

2
Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 25, 2009 on NBC
8.2
out of 10
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216 votes
10

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Episode Summary

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J.D.'s ego goes out of control when he becomes the guy everyone in the hospital goes to for help with Dr. Cox. Intern Derek tries his best not to get involved, while Turk keeps trying to get his opinion. Meanwhile, the Janitor doesn't think Sunny is strong enough to be tortured.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • New interns.

    7.0
    It's the new interns' perspective. We didn't get an alternate perspective last year, so this was a breath of fresh air in a sense. There was some interns that I liked more than others, but this episode was good overall.



    I surprisingly liked this episode because I don't like the main focus on the new interns at all but in this case, it really worked. Did anyone else think Elliot was being a total jerk to Denise? She went through the same situation with trying to tell Cox that she wanted to diagnose a patient in countless episodes, and she usually got her way. Now she's not letting her intern do the same?



    I didn't understand why JD was getting such a big head, anyone could have begged Cox until he said yes regarding the nurses. Like I said, the highlight of this episode was surprisingly the interns.moreless
  • The narration of Scrubs is passed on in a special episode, from JD to the new interns of Season 8.

    6.0
    I never really enjoyed or liked the new characters, aside from perhaps Ed. But I always had a feeling that maybe they would step it up and change the show for the better. At its final season, Scrubs deserved it. However, these new characters have done nothing but make the storylines stale and the jokes predictable. Sunny frequently gets on the nerve of some of the characters in the show, and she certainly gets on mine, with her shallow characterisation as a 'sunny' girl. Why are they now trying to make her deep and sophisticated, fighting a pointless and meaningless battle with the Janitor? Do the writers think the viewers will consider her a deep and sophisticated character now? Either way, she's still nothing short of awful.



    Apart from that, the writers try to impose Derek, a never before seen character, on to the viewers. He ends up dominating the plot for this episode and concluding it, a sacred role reserved for JD, and occasionally his co stars. Lee Thompson Young, acting Derek, is simply an atrocious actor. His face was devoid of any emotion, failing to reflect on any of his inner monologue. Actually, that was pretty funny in itself. And Howie? A weird, geeky intern existing purely to make snide comments about 'hitting that' with Katie? I couldn't even muster up a a smile watching it. I never had a grudge with these characters before, as they took up few of the screen time. But now, pushing out Kelso, Jordan and barely including Cox, these interns are crossing the line. I only know their names through looking it up for the sake of writing this. After a strong start to Season 8, we all hoped for a sprint across the finish line, for Scrubs to end on a high note. Now, the decrepit show looks like its limping, producing nothing but a sullen, cacophonous noise.moreless
  • Another episode where the narration is passed on from JD to another character, or in this case several. Normally i love these special episdoes but this one seemed to spread itself a little too thin...moreless

    6.5
    Now although this episode had some great jokes in which did make me laugh at the end of it i felt underwhelmed. The highlight of this episdoe (and so many more) was the Janitor and his "cart" it was just so funny. But the interns were once again quite boring, after around half a season i still don't feel any connection with them, at all and i don't even know one of them's names. I wish the writers would stop forcing them upon us (and i know exactly the reasons why they good) and just focus on the main cast, who are superb on their own.



    The writers did manged to jam a whole lot of story in though, even if i didn't like all of it plus it was a nice surprise to have another new character (i liked him the best hope he sticks around) Lets hope Scrubs continues with good episodes till the end.



    On the MASSIVE upside all 7 of the main cast were in this episode which is always nice, and jordan has been making some appearances :D.



    Finally i hope the writers are building up to something, as so far for this season i remain unimpressed. Can't wait for the Finalé and the episodes in Barbados!.moreless
  • .

    6.0
    this episode was average for me, most of the reguualr cast and crew had nothing to do with it and i know it was character building for the interns, jds fantasys was funny, and also the janitors wheely cart. i loved elliots new and improved i told you so dance shame she didnt do the splits as she was wearing a thong, but i did like her ending it with a bit of a robot. i didnt like the new surgical intern much but they can build on it in the future, all in all i would give this episode about a 6.moreless
  • Bloody Brillant

    9.5
    This was a superb episode returning from the par episode the week before. That the only thing missing from this episode to have made it perfect was the appearance of the one and only Bob Kelso.



    I'm not usually a fan of watching a lovers quarrel, but in this episode I couldn't help but be captivate with the tiff between J.D and Turk. Nothing cheers me up more then watching the 'bromance' in action. Well I say nothing, the janitor was at his tip-top brillance. Where the prank with the interns in the lift, was nothing short of being bloody funny, and the training of his cart was just as funny(Perhaps not as bloody). And even though Dr. Cox was barely in the episode, he manage to bang in one of his hilarious long monologue. And who can forget Elliot's 'I told you so' dance? That we saw not just once but twice. It was nice to see something that reminds us from the first season.



    Earlier on the season, I stated I wasn't sure what to make of the interns. But this episode helped me start to liking them, even the overly happy Dr. Sonny Day to the point that I don't mind them actually being in the show, they do have a long way to go to reach the plato of the janitor and Kelso though.moreless
Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Ulysses Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young

Derek Hill

Guest Star

Adam Conger

Adam Conger

Charles

Guest Star

Linda Tomassone

Linda Tomassone

Paige

Guest Star

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe

Denise Mahoney

Recurring Role

Betsy Beutler

Betsy Beutler

Katie Collins

Recurring Role

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Dr. Todd Quinlan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Derek: (to Turk) Do you know how excited I was when I found out that my new boss was a black surgeon? Finally a role model. Right? Wrong, because I don't want to become a giant bald seven year old who's obsessed with his best friend.

    • Dr. Cox: (to J.D. and Turk) Hi. Eavesdropping. Now, I'm not exactly clear on the details, but, from what I can gather, my new promotion and subsequent interaction with you seems to have caused a rift in your relationship. Well quite frankly, I think it's fantastic.

    • Elliot: (to Denise) I'm not going to do the splits here because the floor's disgusting and I'm wearing a thong.

    • Janitor: (to Sunny) You know what? You shouldn't throw produce. It's very dangerous. I had a cousin that was killed by a head of lettuce.

    • Elliot: If you're going to act weird around my patients, I'm going to have to torture you.
      Denise: Okay, I'm pissed right now, but that was pretty awesome.
      Elliot: Thank you.

    • J.D.: Everything all right?
      Denise: Yeah I'm good.
      Denise's narration: Crap, it's his Camp Counsellor face. Please don't try to make me open up.
      J.D.: Come on, Grumpy Bear. You see these little things on the sides of my head? They're not just for holding up my shades.

    • Janitor: What are you guys doing?
      Howie: I'm using a mint.
      Janitor: Those aren't mints. Those are highly concentrated mini urinal cakes. Patent pending.
      Howie: They're good.
      Janitor: Not a huge selling point for urinal cakes, but thank you.

    • Denise's narration: Still, Dr. Reid has been super-supportive. Toss her a compliment as a thank you.
      Denise: Even though that dress is totally inappropriate for a doctor, you're totally rocking it.

    • Turk: I am so mad at you.
      J.D.'s narration: Uh oh. He must have found out that I tracked down the testicle he had removed and turned it into a tiny disco ball.

    • J.D.'s narration: With my new role, people were treating me with a new found respect.
      Janitor: I don't like how you're trying to make people treat you with a new found sense of respect.

    • J.D.: You need to hire a few more nurses.
      Dr. Cox: Look, hammy, we don't have the money. You want to go out and raise the cash yourself, feel free. Maybe you could sell your eggs to a fertility clinic or sell that beard of yours to the Ridiculous Museum. Better yet, you could make a list of all the people that you drive insane and tell them that for a nominal fee, you'll never speak to them again. You, of course, offer them a monthly subscription at a reduced rate just to reel them in and then after a while of you not talking to them, people will forget just how annoying you are and then they'll let their subscription run out and bang, that's when you show up at their house and you drive them insane all over again by speaking to them. And here's the kicker. When everyone's trying to re-subscribe, you lay it on them that the price is now quadruple. Now I'm predicting, and this is a low end guesstimate, you're looking at about a hundred million dollars a quarter. Easy. You give the hospital a hundred thou, we hire a few nurses. But, until then, you go tell Carla it ain't happening.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: April 20, 2009 on Channel 7
      Latin America: July 28, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: November 18, 2009 on TV6

    • Betsy Beutler's character name is listed as "Katie Cummings" in the end credits, although her name was established as "Katie Collins" in previous episodes.

    • Although credited, Ken Jenkins (Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso) does not appear in this episode.

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