Scrubs: Season 1, Episode 3

My Best Friend's Mistake (9 Oct. 2001)

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J.D, convinced that one of his patients is sick as a result of misconduct on Turk's behalf, questions not only his (Turk's) abilities as a surgeon but their friendship also. Elliot feels ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Wen (as Charles Chun)
Guy #2 (as John Brantley Cole Jr.)
Max Kerstein ...
Mr. Bidwell
Guy #1 (as Dave Martel)


J.D, convinced that one of his patients is sick as a result of misconduct on Turk's behalf, questions not only his (Turk's) abilities as a surgeon but their friendship also. Elliot feels disrespected by Dr. Kelso after he refers to her as 'sweetheart' during rounds. In the meantime, J.D. misses his chance to kiss Elliot after being interrupted by Dr. Cox, leaving him 48 hours to get the kiss, in the fear that they will end up as just friends. Will he make it in time? Written by born-rock64

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After JD finds out that he was the one to have given Mr Bidwell Insulin, Turk walks in to the room wearing green slippers, but later in the same scene when JD runs out and Turk yells "Did Nurse Roberts give you these? They focus on his shoes which are now black/brown bowling shoes. See more »


Dr. Elliot Reid: Dr Cox.
Dr. Perry Cox: I'm hoping for your sake there's another Dr Cox sitting right behind me.
Dr. Elliot Reid: I feel stupid but... sending me to Kelso like that, well... I'm not sure what you were trying to teach me.
Dr. Perry Cox: The value, and this is important, of leaving me alone.
Dr. Elliot Reid: I think we both know there's more to it than that.
Dr. Perry Cox: No, no, there's not! Look, I want you to go ahead and spread the word, missy: I've had enough! The next whiny intern that comes in here looking at me for a cookie and a hug, I swear to Aisha, I'm going to ...
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