So we finally got our first J.D.-less episode of the new Scrubs we've been asking for each week. So how did the "Our New Girl-Bro," the episode where they finally pulled the bandaid go?
Well, we loved having a nice Elliot episode. It was nice to see her mature, confident self from season 8 even more confident due to her pregnancy. It felt much more natural for her to mentor Lucy than J.D., anyways.
However, the rest of the staff doesn't seem to have a natural mesh together. For example, why was Drew sitting with Elliot when he popped in with his witty one liner? It felt like they were just looking for a character to stick in there. In previous season of Scrubs, there could have been a more rational choice.
We understand it's going to take time to develop relationships between new characters and the old, but this show still feels too discombobulated between the old and the new. We feel this was a decent first attempt at a J.D.-less episode, but relied too much on Elliot and Turk in his abscence.
We're going to go ahead and give the episode a B- rating and look forward to seeing how the show continues to grow as they run out of Sarah Chalke and Zach Braff episodes. Now for our favorite Scrubs quotes from the episode:
Elliot: I've learned two things since I've been pregnant: ketchup on cereal is delicious and sometimes you need to be selfish. | permalink
Kate: Don't you think think you should disinfect the area first?
Elliot: Good catch, Kate. What do you think, should we wipe away all the deadly bacteria or should we do this Civil War era style? | permalink
Cole: Hey Dr. Cox, I just finished cleaning that guys foot ulcer.
Dr. Cox: How'd that go for you?
Cole: I'm not gonna lie, I yacked on his face. Other than that.. crushed it! | permalink
Lucy: Morning sunshine. You look rested. Wow, and making time for the paper, that must be nice. Later you munch.
Elliot: Did she call me a butt munch?
Drew: She didn't use the word munch, but I can't think of any other prominent type of munch, so yeah I think she called you a butt munch. | permalink
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