Scrubs: Season 5, Episode 20

My Lunch (25 Apr. 2006)

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J.D. accidentally runs into Dr.Cox in a store, who both then run into annoying former suicidal patient Jill Tracy. Meanwhile Elliot and Carla do a little investigating and find out that ... See full summary »



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J.D. accidentally runs into Dr.Cox in a store, who both then run into annoying former suicidal patient Jill Tracy. Meanwhile Elliot and Carla do a little investigating and find out that Todd hasn't actually slept with anyone in the hospital - they jump to conclusions about his sexuality. Written by warbi

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The events of this episode are based on a real case that happened in June of 2004. See more »


When Turk is seen switching off Mr. Denison's heart monitor it is still reading an oxygen saturation of 98% and a heart rate of 116bpm, both extremely high for a dead person. See more »


J.D.: [Dr.Cox unknowingly transplanted donor organs infected with rabies into three people. Despite the team's best efforts to combat the infection, two of the recipients have recently died. Dr.Cox is sitting despondently on a couch when J.D. walks in. Narrating] I knew that Dr.Cox needed me the exact same way I'd needed him earlier.
J.D.: [Presenting a bag of take-away food] Hey! Hungry?
Dr. Cox: No.
J.D.: Guess that lunch waskind of a one-time thing, huh?
J.D.: There's no way you could've seen that coming. I mean *rabies*? ...
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Makes me cry every time
21 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before this episode, my favorite episode of Scrubs was the episode with Michael J. Fox's first guest appearance. I thought that there was no way a prime time television show could produce such a powerful dramatic scene during a comedy.

Man, was I ever wrong.

McGinley's performance in this episode is just stellar. Every word is toned perfectly, his chops are first class, and every ounce of his final performance is so loaded with pain and guilt that I can't help but cry every time I see it.

I must have seen this episode a dozen times. Before this, the only performance that ever made me cry was Matt Damon and Robin Williams' "Not your fault" scene from Good Will Hunting. That's the level of power that this episode brings to television.

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