Scrubs: Season 3, Episode 14

My Screwup (24 Feb. 2004)

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It's Jack's first birthday, so Jordan's siblings Dani and Ben are in town. Dr. Cox tells JD to leave a patient for 1/2 an hour and check-up on Ben's leukemia, but when a patient dies, Dr. ... See full summary »

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It's Jack's first birthday, so Jordan's siblings Dani and Ben are in town. Dr. Cox tells JD to leave a patient for 1/2 an hour and check-up on Ben's leukemia, but when a patient dies, Dr. Cox blames JD, and takes over his patients. Carla and Turk argue about Turk getting rid of his mole and Carla taking Turk's last name. The main theme is acceptance. Written by KTW / StevoRamone

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When Dr. Kelso talks with Ted the clock behind him reads 12:15. When he switches tables to get away from Ted and runs into Carla, the clock behind him reads 8:05. The next time we see it, the clock changed to the appropriate time. See more »

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Jordan Sullivan: It's Jack's first birthday. I want it to be special. I got a petting zoo for the kids, and we need to figure out something great for the adults.
Dr. Perry Cox: How 'bout a russian roulette booth, and, here's the kicker. We put bullets in all the chambers. That way, everybody wins.
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One of Scrub's best episodes EVER
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Assuming you're already a huge fan of Scrubs, you all know how off-the wall hilarious the show can be. The casting is pitch-perfect, the comedy never fails, and the actors all look like they're having a ball. What most people probably haven't known until this episode is how versatile this show really is, and how surprisingly well it handles the drama here. Without giving away the end, the episode starts off with the grand return of Ben (played by the increasingly versatile Brendan Fraser), Dr. Cox's best friend and Jordan's brother after a two- year absence. J.D. is as neurotic as ever, especially with an elderly patient who could go at any given moment.

What starts off as another smart comedy slowly turns into an examination of guilt and letting go, and the show handles that with maturity, something that's always been there even behind the Todd character, but this episode really exposes it in the flesh. It also honors the situation at hand, always keeping just the right dramatic tone and never breaking it with a cheesy, nervous joke. Even on most likable sitcoms such as "Friends", the writers will really be onto something with the drama, and then break it with comedy. Not here. One of the key episodes to Scrubs and one of the finest (half) hours on television. 10/10.

By the way, the song played at the final scene is "Winter" by Joshua Radin


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