3x13 JD on toilet

J.D. comes to a realization in "My Porcelain God". Education is often a theme of episodes of Scrubs.

At the end of most episodes J.D. or Lucy summarizes the story's theme or lesson in a sequence of shots that show how it has affected each of the characters. Here is a list of synopses of those themes.

Season One

My First Day

("My First Day")

  1. "My First Day": J.D. can't survive on his own and he knows that in the back of his head, the hospital is still there, wide awake.
  2. "My Mentor": One thing people never stop looking for is acceptance, acceptance of their own shortcomings, acceptance that some things are gonna be what they're gonna be.
  3. "My Best Friend's Mistake": J.D. knew the idea of choosing friendship over sex is the last thing any guy wants to hear, but it actually made sense to him.
  4. "My Old Lady": People say that one in every three patients admitted to Sacred Heart will die there. But, some days the odds are worse than that. The best you can hope for is that you took something from it, even if it's just taking the time to lie in the grass and think about all the things you still have left to do.
  5. "My Two Dads": As J.D. watched Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso argue with each other, he realized they were battling for his soul and he called their argument good vs. bad, right vs. wrong.
  6. "My Bad": Stick with the truth, and you can't get hurt.
  7. "My Super Ego": It's not being the best at anything, it's about finding the little things that get you through the day. Whether it's the support of someone close to you, or letting yourself feel overwhelmed. In the end, it's about surviving any way you can.
  8. "My Fifteen Minutes": Perceptions can be so off, Like, when you're searching for a place to fit in, and you don't even realize you've been there the whole time.
  9. "My Day Off": The people you work with really do become your family.
  10. "My Nickname": Sometimes the only way to take a really good look at yourself is through someone else's eyes. If you're lucky, you'll like what you see. Or you'll learn from it. If you don't like what you see, all you can do is hope that you haven't burned too many bridges.
  11. "My Own Personal Jesus": It's impossible to be unaffected because a baby can stir something deep down inside you you didn't even know was there. They can help you find something you thought you'd lost. Miracles do happen. You just have to be willing to look for them.
  12. "My Blind Date": Every time you take a big risk in your life, no matter how it ends up, you're always glad you took it.
  13. "My Balancing Act": The key to a lot of things is balance. Whether it's balance of power, balance in love, or sometimes just balance. For some of us, it seems too far out of reach, too difficult to achieve. But the important thing is just to never stop trying.
  14. "My Drug Buddy": The speech always sounds the same, no matter whose mouth is comes out of, even if it's someone you thought you could really like.
  15. "My Bed Banter & Beyond": "Relationships don't work they way they do on television and in the movies. Will they? Won't they? And then they finally do, and they're happy forever. Gimme a break. Nine out of ten of them end because they weren't right for each other to begin with, and half of the ones who get married get divorced anyway, and I'm telling you right now, through all this stuff I have not become a cynic. I haven't. Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate-covered candies and, y'know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don't care, because I do believe in it. Bottom line: it's couples who are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don't let it take them down. One of those two people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time. If it's right, and they're real lucky, one of them will say something."
  16. "My Heavy Meddle": J.D. thought that everybody has their own way of releasing all the stuff that gets bottled up inside them. It just took him a good friend to help him find his.
  17. "My Student": A lot of people get freaked out when med students come because it feels like being forced to accept new people into their family. It changes everything.
  18. "My Tuscaloosa Heart": The worst part of being a doctor is that you fall short a lot. The best part is that if you wait around for a few seconds, you'll get a chance to redeem yourself. There's good and bad in all of us. And once you've accepted all sides of yourself, it's a lot easier to sleep at night.
  19. "My Old Man": The mistake we make is thinking our parents will change. And maybe they did a better job than we give them credit for. And maybe there, amid all the crap they dumped on us, are some things worth keeping. Like a passion for something you never knew you had. Or the ability to constantly surround yourself with people who love you.
  20. "My Way or the Highway": When most of your time is spent fighting a constant stream of death and illness, you'll look for any victory you can get, even if it's just a victory over your own self-doubt. Of course, sometimes, your ego leads you into battles you can't possibly win. And sometimes, you have to admit that feeling competitive isn't a bad thing. Because, if you truly believe you're right, you have to be willing to fight for it. Bottom line, when the stakes are high, you have to go for the win. You know, as long as you don't get caught up in the petty stuff.
  21. "My Sacrificial Clam": When you start med school they warn you that you're gonna have to make sacrifices. Like giving up something you really want now for something you've wanted your whole life, or spending less time on yourself so you can spend time with someone you really love. At some point, you might even have to give up your own sense of safety and well-being. But after a while, it doesn't feel like you're giving up anything at all.
  22. "My Occurrence": No theme
  23. "My Hero": One of the most universal human experiences is feeling alone. You'd never know it, but there's most likely tons of people feeling the exact same way. Maybe because you're feeling abandoned. Maybe because you realize that you aren't as self-sufficient as you thought. Maybe because you know you should've handled something differently. Or maybe because you aren't as good as you thought you were. Either way, when you hit that low point, you have a choice. You can either wallow in self-pity, or you can suck it up. It's your call.
  24. "My Last Day": As J.D. and the gang became residents, the important thing was they got through the year together, as a family.

Season Two

  1. "My Overkill": Sometimes when you do nothing at all, things just have a way of fixing themselves.
  2. "My Nightingale": Sometimes, just making a decision is half the battle. In moments of truth, we always reveal who we really are. Sometimes, we're our own worst enemy. And sometimes, we rise to the occasion.
  3. "My Case Study": Your life comes down to the choices you've made along the way. Like standing up to a superior. Or the choice to focus on what you have in common, instead of what you don't. Or the choice to let someone help you, for once. In the end, you just have to trust your decisions. And hopefully, you'll land on solid ground.
  4. "My Big Mouth": Every day is made up of tiny little tests. Some are tests of character. Some are tests of fortitude. Others are tests of friendship. And if you're lucky, when it really matters, you'll pass with flying colors.
  5. "My New Coat": J.D. didn't know why he was so desperate for everyone to know it wasn't his fault that he took away a patient's sense of smell. He said it comes down to how we want to be seen by other people. Some people want to be seen as the rebel. Some people just want to be seen, period. Some people have limits on how far they'll go to protect their image. For him, it was when I stopped worrying about how other people saw me that I finally started to look better.
  6. "My Big Brother": You can never let go of the kid inside of you. You see, it's the kid inside of us that keeps us all from going crazy.
  7. "My First Step": It all comes down to what we're willing to risk. For some of us, it's our feelings, For others, it's our future, For him, it was taking a risk, period. Even if that meant starting with his very first step.
  8. "My Fruit Cups": You can't predict what's gonna happen. But sometimes, the thing you didn't expect is what you really wanted after all. Maybe the best thing to do is just stop trying to figure out where you're going, and just enjoy where you're at.
  9. "My Lucky Day": It's hard to face a harsh truth about yourself. The only thing you can do is try to take positive steps. Unfortunately, it's hard to take positive steps when you've burned the bridge you need to walk across.
  10. "My Monster": Sometimes the hospital seems like a big, hungry monster that feed on our personal lives. In the end, the monster's always gonna be there. The trick is to not let it beat you. Sometimes that means letting a friend help you out. As for J.D., he just hopes that his problem will eventually work itself out.
  11. "My Sex Buddy": It’s a funny thing when you’re forced to see yourself in a new light.. Hopefully you’ll see yourself in time to make a change, and hopefully you’ll be respected for it.
  12. "My New Old Friend": Flowers are good for any occasion, and nothing is more important than making time for an old friend. Especially if the old girl's seen better days. 'Cause even if it breaks your heart to just be friends, if you really care about someone, you'll take the hit.
  13. "My Philosophy": J.D. says sometimes his whole theory about life and death balancing each other out in the hospital doesn't hold true. He thinks sometimes people get lucky.
  14. "My Brother, My Keeper": It's not always easy to do the right thing. Like putting someone else's feelings first for a change. Even if it goes against what people really want. Of course, there's always ramifications. Even if people do the right thing, there's no guarantee it'll turn out the right way. Because, even something as harmless as twenty or thirty drinks with your brother can end up biting you on the ass.
  15. "His Story": In the end, everything comes down to timing. Sometimes, you just have one moment to seize it. And if your timing is good, and it works out for you, make sure you cherish it. Because bad timing can mess up everything.
  16. "My Karma": Karma's a powerful force. If you've got some bad karma coming your way, you can't hide from it. Karma's really just about doing the right thing or about being who you really are. Either way, it's a lot to think about.
  17. "My Own Private Practice Guy": Around Sacred Heart, you have to grab hold of the littlest victories. Whether it's victories over your insecurities, or security's victories over you. Either way, you gotta choose your battles.
  18. "My T.C.W.": I don't think people are meant to be by themselves. That's why if you find someone you actually care about; it's important to let go of the little things, even if you can't let go all of the way. Because nothing sucks more then feeling all alone, no matter how many people are around.
  19. "My Kingdom": I think everyone would like to believe it's possible to become someone different. To change how people see us. But sometimes change doesn't last very long. And other times it just makes you miss what you had..a little. As for J.D., he was just happy knowing who he was.
  20. "My Interpretation": It's funny how one person can lead you to another. J.D. knew Mr. Mueller's brother shouldn't have tried to protect him, and yet he was doing the same thing to someone else.
  21. "My Drama Queen": Relationships can be defined by big moments that don't happen. ...Or by the little ones that do. But once you get past the drama, it's actually pretty simple. All we have to do is whatever it takes to make her happy.
  22. "My Dream Job": The reason they're doctors is because they have an innate desire to help people. And you have to have that desire, because at the end of your second year it's impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So it becomes about perseverance, fortitude, and sacrifice. All you can hope for is just an occasional thank-you that may come up tomorrow.

Season Three

  1. "My Own American Girl": J.D.'s grateful most things don't change. Not only is the status quo good for work, it's also somewhat comforting. And if something does change, more often than not it just reminds you of feelings you've had all along. Like he said, once you hit the third year, there aren't a lot of surprises.
  2. "My Journey": Around Sacred Heart, people get their fair share of disappointment. in the end they have to fight for things that really matter. Like pride in their work or their friendship. Sometimes, all they can do is grit their teeth and tell the truth.
  3. "My White Whale": "All that matters is finding a way to sleep at night. Whether it's finally standing up to your white whale, painting over your black spot, or imagining shamoo taking sean's arm off. You don't need a doctor to tell you that a good night sleep can resolve almost anything."
  4. "My Lucky Night": Pride's a funny thing. A lot of times, pride can be pretty hard to swallow. But still, in a good relationship, pride never gets in the way.
  5. "My Brother, Where Art Thou?": "Love can give you strength you never knew you had. Love can also give you courage. As for me it's enough to love my brother although I know he'll never come up big for me."
  6. "My Advice to You": The thing about life is that you don't really get many second chances.
  7. "My Fifteen Seconds": "You can never underestimate the importance of listening. Listening can effect your career. Listening can even mend a friendship. Ultimately, it keeps you in the moment so you don't miss the things that matter."
  8. "My Friend the Doctor": Some people hide from who they really are. Others eventually accept who they are. But sometimes it's the tough moments that help you realize who you've finally become.
  9. "My Dirty Secret": The dirty little secret about sex is that it isn't so dirty after all. The weird thing is, even though it's natural, sex can make people uncomfortable. But if people work at it, they can get beyond that discomfort and realize that sex can actually be a comfort. Sex can even be a cure.
  10. "My Rule of Thumb": Sometimes people forget that rules are there for a reason. Other times, rules are meant to be broken. Once in a while, you have to throw all the rules out the window and know that everything's gonna be okay. Of course, some rules are just plain silly.
  11. "My Clean Break": Everybody has their own way of getting through the day. For some, it's as simple as standing up for a friend, and getting away with it. For others, it's talking things out with someone.
  12. "My Catalyst": “Everyone’s got their own burdens, and I am not going to be the one who dumps mine one somebody else.” None of us need anything. Owning your burdens is half the battle. Turk knows he will eventually have to decide what is priorities are. And Dr. Cox knows he needs to find something else to hang his hat on. Still it’s not that daunting if you look around and see what others have to deal with
  13. "My Porcelain God": It's human nature to search for answers. Sometimes the answer you get is the one you least expect. But more often than not, the answers people have been looking for have been inside them all along. The important thing is to never stop searching.
  14. "My Screw Up": " But in the end the most important thing to accept is that no matter how alone you feel, how painful it can be, with the help of those around you, you'll get through this too."
  15. "My Tormented Mentor":There will always be a battle for power between the sexes. Sometimes a man just has to give in. Other times it's enough just to take a positive step. And once in a while, even though it seems cliche', a man just has to be there for her.
  16. "My Butterfly": It's funny how a seemingly insignificant event can set everything else in motion. And insignificant events can lead to significant events. The most minor event -- even a butterfly flapping its wings -- can change everything. Sometimes for the better. Even if it doesn't seem like it at first. Of course, it still doesn't always work out the way you'd hope. In the end, you learn to treasure the times when things go your way. And be there for the ones you love when they don't. And most importantly, you learn to accept that some things are out of your hands. But still, with so much of life left up to chance, you can't help but look back and wonder.... What if things had been different...?
  17. "My Moment of Un-Truth": Soometimes around here you cant believe what youve seen. Othertimes its as clear as day. It's hard when you loose for the first time. It's even harder when it's the hundreth time. And yet sometimes loosing is a good thing. Like for instance when you loose your incecurities about the guy you're marrying and cutting him some slack every once in a while. I guess you can never underestimate how the smallest gesture can make anything better.
  18. "His Story II": It's a mystery how one woman can drive you crazy over and over again. While another can bring you right back down to earth. In the end, you have to trust that the perfect woman will always lead you in the right direction.
  19. "My Choosiest Choice of All": There comes a time when every man has to make a choice. Whether it's a professional choice, or whether it's a personal choice. In the end, it's about integrity, and it's about chasing after what you really want. Even if that means showing you both care a little. Sometimes you just have to do what's right for your friend. Even if it means sacrificing your own happiness. When it comes down to it, you just have to be proud of the decision you make.
  20. "My Fault": It's amazing how one simple gesture can bring you back from the brink. The funny thing about love is you never know how things are gonna work out. Sometimes the smallest victory is enough to get you through the day. I think that the problem with most people who want what they can't have is that, when they actually get the thing they covet, they don't want it anymore.
  21. "My Self-Examination": Sometimes, Love can be hard to understand. Other times, love's obvious to everyone.
  22. "My Best Friend's Wedding": I guess in the end things seldom work out the way you expect. Sometimes fate is on your side. Other times, well. you kinda sealed your own fate. I guess all you can do is trust that whatever is supposed to happen, will happen.

Season Four

  1. "My Old Friend's New Friend": Whether or not you survive in a hospital is all about how you handle your relationships. Whether it's a brand new one, or an old one you need to figure out all over again.
  2. "My Office": The best thing about Sacred Heart place is that when someone's really in trouble, all the pettiness melts away. Ultimately, conflict is resolved by remembering why you were friends in the first place, or by swallowing your pride, or by uniting against a moment-stealing common enemy. In the end, though, it doesn't really matter how you get there. As long as you're friends again.
  3. "My New Game": Every relationship needs maintenance. Whether it's the smallest gesture, or just picking up back where you left off. The bottom line is that if you care about someone, it's pretty easy to make the sacrifice.
  4. "My First Kill": Sometimes you don't get to know how things end. Whether it's wondering if your husband will realize you replaced his dead dog with a shorter replica, or wondering when and if you're gonna kill that first person. Ultimately it'll drive you crazy if you don't have a friend to help you through it.
  5. "Her Story": A person does'nt have to be perfect to be exactly what you need.
  6. "My Cake": It's amazing how a few simple words can change everything. Whether it's an apology, or an admission. Of course, sometimes it's not about the words, it's just about having someone there to listen.
  7. "My Common Enemy": Relationships are inherently fragile. They can be strengthened by a shared excuse. Others can be torn apart by the loss of a common enemy.
  8. "My Last Chance": The easiest way to lose something is to want it too badly. Of course, it doesn't help if your friend is a diabolical genius. Still, when you come across a person who's lost something that really matters, you have to answer the call.
  9. "My Malpractical Decision": When you make tough decisions, good things can happen. Like the confidence you can gain from finding your true calling. When you make decisions for the wrong reasons, they can come back to bite you in the ass. In the end, it's always best to rely on your principles to make decisions.
  10. "My Female Trouble": The thing about strong women, if you call them out, they're going to give you a piece of their mind. No matter how much people like to pretend otherwise, strong confident women will always have the power over them. Whether they're fighting for respect, fighting for their man, or even just fighting for the hell of it. Strong women make all guys feel the same way.
  11. "My Unicorn": In a hospital, it's easy to take things too far. Still, sometimes you have to go too far to see where the line is. J.D. thought that he got too involved with Murray and his fake real dad. But as he watched Gregory serenade a clearly uncomfortable Murray, he realized something, if Murray could look past his dad's imperfections and appreciate all the time he'd given him, maybe J.D. owed Dr. Cox a thank-you for the same thing.
  12. "My Best Moment": Nobody wanted to say what they were thinking: How vulnerable they felt. So they all just stood around, pretending to work, and waited for someone to come through that door and tell them how this was gonna end. It's amazing how one patient can affect so many people.
  13. "My Ocardial Infarction": I think the second we stop fighting it, time really is on our side. And you can go on being who you are. Or enjoy that little crush you have.
  14. "My Lucky Charm": It's important not to take life for granted. Whether it's appreciating your relationships, or renewing your friendships. It's important just to get out and start living life.
  15. "My Hypocritical Oath": Someone once said that bad guys always win. Sometimes the bad guy is someone you've been fighting with for years. And sometimes, it's a desease you didn't have a chance against. I guess all you can do is be yourself and hope that being a good guy pays off.
  16. "My Quarantine": Lies come back to haunt you, even little ones about cake.
  17. "My Life in Four Cameras": Unfortunately, around here things don't work out as neat and tidy as they do on sitcoms. Relationships aren't always magically fixed in thirty minutes, you have work on them. Problems don't always have easy solutions and around here, nice people don't always get better.
  18. "My Roommates": It's always nice to let your friends know that you appreciate them. But sometimes you just can't quite find words to show that appreciation. At the end of the day, the best thing to do for your friends is to be honest. You just have to hope that your honesty doesn't make them realize something they didn't wanna know.
  19. "My Best Laid Plans": See, that's the thing about trying to have your cake and eating it too. If you make the slightest mistake, you usually wind up getting neither
  20. "My Boss's Free Haircut": Life is scary, get used to it. There are no magical fixes its all up to you, get up off your keester, get out of here and go start doing the work. “What if its too hard?” Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy.
  21. "My Lips Are Sealed": If a relationship is going to work, it has to be based on trust. Like a wife trusting her husband again. Even if it involves a compromise. Or a patient trusting his doctor to help him hold on to his dignity. It may take a lot of work, but it's worth it. Because in the end, things work out for the best.
  22. "My Big Move": When your pride's at stake, you can't help but have questions. A lot of times, the answer is about sacrifice. Sometimes sacrifice is only wearing your new uni when you're not at work. Other times, it's about swallowing that damn pride. But ultimately, big or small, sacrifice is about doing something you don't really wanna do.
  23. "My Faith in Humanity": It's amazing how a selfless gesture can affect so many people. One man saw someone who didn't run away from a problem and found the courage to do the same. One man was pushed to make the right decision, and another man realized it's okay to be a decent human being for once.
  24. "My Drive-By": Ego affects everything. Without a healthy dose of it, you can't trust yourself to do what you really want. Of course, with too much ego you can end up losing something you wish you still had. But with the right amount, nothing can get in your way.
  25. "My Changing Ways": The way some things never change shines a light on the things that do. Like when a new person comes into the hospital to stay, or an old friend leaves for good. Sometimes the biggest changes are a result of an impulsive decision.

Season Five

  1. "My Intern's Eyes": No summary.
  2. "My Rite of Passage": Ultimately, you can deal with anything, as long as you have a group of friends around to go through it all with you.
  3. "My Day at the Races": They say that in life, all good things must come to an end. Sometimes it comes quietly, and sometimes, not so quietly, and suddenly, you realize you've taken something as far as you can go. A wise man once said the human spirit can overcome any obstacle.
  4. "My Jiggly Ball:  "Pride defines who we are.
  5. "My New God": Relationships can be fixed. Whether it's by coming around to your spouse's way of thinking, or by reassuring the Kwan's that their big guy didn't desert them. In the end, you just have to be willing to take the first step.
  6. "My Missed Perception": Sometimes when you're feeling guilty, it's like a storm cloud over your head. There are a lot of ways to make amends. It can be as simple as including someone, or as complicated as committing to a difficult journey. The important thing is to regain the respect of your peers.
  7. "My Way Home": Every so often, a wizard comes along and tells you exactly what you need to hear.
  8. "My Big Bird": It's never easy when someone accuses you of screwing up. Especially when you know it's true. When that happens, you can't just shrug it off because in a hospital, the best way to learn from your mistakes is to carry them with you.
  9. "My Half-Acre": It's important to listen to the people who know us best. Because if you do, you might get to rock, you might get the confidence to be the father you want to be. Of course, sometimes it's fun to not listen and do whatever the hell you want.
  10. "Her Story II": It's in people's nature to think about the future. Especially if their dreams might not come true. As for J.D.'s future, he had finally gotten to the place where he was looking for the right person. And he knew she was out there. Even if he couldn't quite see her yet.
  11. "My Buddy's Booty": Around Sacred Heart, it can feel like good things never happen. Of course, when they do, all the petty little arguments fade away, and you don't mind waiting a little longer for your workout, or your bar friend not being your work friend. Because the truth is, when you put stuff into perspective, the little things will never bother you again.
  12. "My Cabbage": Things do happen for a reason. Like how going through a horrible experience with a friend can remind you how much you missed hanging out together.
  13. "My Five Stages": Letting go is never easy. Whether it's letting go of the leverage you had over your boss, or letting go of your old booty call and making him your boyfriend. But there's nothing more difficult than letting go of someone you cared about.
  14. "My Own Personal Hell": You know the deal with friends, if they love them you have to love them whether you like it or not.
  15. "My Extra Mile": It's hard getting what happens at the hospital out of your head. If J.D. didn't leave that bar and go back he'd never be able to enjoy any simple things, even a woman eating his former bangs. That's the thing about being an extra mile guy. You never know who it is gonna rub off on.
  16. "My Bright Idea": No summary
  17. "My Chopped Liver": No summary
  18. "My New Suit": Even though J.D. knew his brother wasn't gonna change, Elliot was right. It comes down to what helps you sleep. Whether it's a strong sense of denial or the fact that you love your son. As for J.D., he was just happy to get some rest.
  19. "His Story III": Being locked up all day really make you appreciate the things that really matter, like the support of a friend.
  20. "My Lunch": No summary
  21. "My Fallen Idol": The thing about family is, when you fall off the deep end, you can always count on them to rally around you. When you come back, you might get a quick hug, a pat on the shoulder, maybe just a nod. But no words really need to be spoken. Of course, it's always nice when they are.
  22. "My Déjà vu, My Déjà vu": It's understandable why J.D. has been feeling so much déjà vu. After five years at this place, it's hard not to feel like you're repeating the same moments week after week. all you can do is try to notice the subtle differences within those moments. Whether it's Turk's response to the baby stuff Carla makes him do, or it not bothering Elliot as much when Dr. Cox gives her a hard time. Of course, some things are gonna repeat themselves in the exact same way.
  23. "My Urologist": No summary
  24. "My Transition": It seems like good friends always come through for you.

Season Six

  1. "My Mirror Image": The most important thing to remember when you see yourself in your patients is that they're not actually you. In fact sometimes they are who we wish we had the courage to be.
  2. "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby": They say you never realise your capacity to love until you have a child. It can change who you are. It can fill you with joy. It can even give you the answer you thought you'd never find.
  3. "My Coffee": Opportunities are everywhere. Whether it's accepting an old job or taking a new job. As for J.D., he was just excited to have the opportunity to get to know the mother of his child better.
  4. "My House": The best part of a great mystery is it's resolution. Whether you finally realized what your friend was looking for. Or just figuring out why a guy is orange. Of course, no matter how many mysteries you solve, it's always easy to miss one. Like who's really in trouble.
  5. "My Friend with Money": The first step of solving any problem is admitting that you have one. After that, you can start to work on feeling like your old self again.
  6. "My Musical": In musicals, there's always a happy ending. But in life, sometimes when you get want you want, you end up missing what you left behind. Whether it's your roommate or time spent with your child or even the music you used to hear in your head.
  7. "His Story IV": In life, it seems, we all have a role to play. Some of us are meant to be loved and some of us, unfortunately, are meant to be hated. For Dr. Kelso, he wouldn't have it any other way.
  8. "My Road to Nowhere": There are really only two kinds of surprises. The good ones that make everything okay and the bad ones that make you mad and J.D. could never be mad at Kim for giving him a bad surprise because at least she was straight with me.
  9. "My Perspective": J.D. didn't have plans, but he did have a whole new perspective. You can stick to your convictions and hopefully still get rewarded, even if other people end up a little peeved. And yeah, J.D.'s life was still in the crapper, but it felt good to finally be dealing with it on my own. Yup, things were finally looking up.
  10. "My Therapeutic Month": Brian made us realise how huge our smallest accomplishments really are. Whether it's having a little more knowledge than your colleagues or easing up on the rules for the sake of your relationship or finally being ready to get back in the game.
  11. "My Night to Remember": no theme
  12. "My Fishbowl": Knowing Brian had turned a corner allowed us to get back to our own pressing issues.
  13. "My Scrubs": Even though J.D. was the only one who knew how to embrace life, we all left thinking about how important trust is. Dr. Cox let Elliot keep her trust in humankind a while longer. Carla protected the trust that they have in her by coming clean. As for Dr. Kelso, he knew that trusting us again was probably foolish. Still, it was worth it. Note: J.D.'s vague voiceover in the middle of the episode is the following: And so, in the end, J.D. knew what Elliot said about the way things were had forever changed the way we all thought about them.
  14. "My No Good Reason": So maybe sometimes bad things do happen for a reason. Like your hot nanny getting fired. Or how getting suspended can get a relationship back on track. Or how facing a tough situation can bring you closer together. Be careful though, because around here, if you start believing bad things happen for a reason, it hurts that much more when they don't.
  15. "My Long Goodbye": Friends have a way of helping you move on even if it's as simple as changing the subject.
  16. "My Words of Wisdom": And like that, Carla knew that Nurse Roberts was still in all of our heads because even if Dr. Cox never took that 20 minutes for himself like the minister said, he still realised who he was as one of God's children. Elliot had finally opened her heart, even though it made her feel more vulnerable than ever. As for us, even though it took a while, we finally put ourselves in someone else's shoes.
  17. "Their Story":
  • "Jordan": Even though she caused it, it still feels mildly heart-warming to fix someone's problem.
  • "Todd": He's glad he kept Turk from messing up his career.
  • "Ted": He doesn't care if the nurses ever found out that it was him who helped them.
  • All: They all have our parts to play
  1. "My Turf War": J.D. guesses all relationships have to evolve. There's nothing you can do to stop it, even if you wanted to. Yeah, such is life.
  2. "My Cold Shower": As J.D. looked at all the relationships around him; some had gone on forever, some that were reigniting and some that had just begun, he realized something; it should have been him.
  3. "My Conventional Wisdom": Turk was giving J.D. the silent treatment because he had taken Old MC's advice over his, he had busted a move and left. And yeah, he still have doubts about his decision. He guesses he's just hoping that the doubts will fade away. Who is he kidding? Eventually, we all have to face the music. For now, he was just glad to get back home where life isn't so complicated
  4. "My Rabbit": J.D. was glad it was late and that Kim was asleep. It gave him time to think about what Turk and Dr. Cox said about fatherhood changing him and how Elliot was getting married and moving on with her life. But mostly, he thought about how much it sucked that my parents were divorced when I was a kid and how much easier life would be for his son if Kim and him were together. It wasn't just about him anymore, he had to give them a shot even if it was only one in a million.
  5. "My Point of No Return": J.D. and Elliot were together...and not together. And as always, not knowing what the hell they were doing.

Season Seven

  1. "My Own Worst Enemy": There's an age-old principle you hear a lot about in medicine; that the simplest, most obvious answer is usually the correct one. It's called Occam's Razor. It can mean that your first instinct was right because you have lime disease or that your best friend was right, because you have to let your ex-fiancee hate you for a while. In J.D.'s case, it was never about sabotaging himself because he did get his girlfriend pregnant.
  2. "My Hard Labor": As Iooked around the room I thought about all of the things parents do for their kids. Like going to extrodinary lengths to ensure their child never fears them. Or helping them mend a broken heart. Or staying up late to make sure there is one less distraction around. And I realized that parenting is about sacrafise and I had to go in there and be there for my child even if it meant taking some well deserved abuse.
  3. "My Inconvenient Truth": It's hard to own up to your shortcomings. Like, for, instance, your own hypocrisy. Still, once you do own up, you might be surprised to see that you did make a difference. J.D. always assumed that growing up happened automatically as he got older, but it's really something you have to choose to do.
  4. "My Identity Crisis": We all want to be appreciated for our unique identities. But when we decide to change who we are for someone we love, we can surprise even ourselves with who we've become.
  5. "My Growing Pains": No matter how old you are, you should never forget the importance of childhood. Whether it's letting your kid hold onto his, or holding on to your own. Because everything happens so fast, it can all slip away before you know it.
  6. "My Number One Doctor": When you have something you have to get off your chest, there are a couple things you can do. You can test the water, or you can come completely clean. Of course if you're really the number one doctor, you might end up keeping things to yourself. Even if it'll haunt you, forever.
  7. "My Bad Too": Life is about the connections people make.
  8. "My Manhood": The male ego is complex. It can make people need information that they're strong or even feared. It can even make people so afraid to ask for help but instead they just quietly hope for someone to notice.
  9. "My Dumb Luck": no theme
  10. "My Waste of Time": There are many ways to restore a relationship. Whether it's by extending an olive branch, or by striking a bargain, or by making a good friend feel like just that.
  11. "My Princess": no theme

Season Eight

  1. "My Jerks": Sometimes, it really sucks to do the right thing, like trying to teach a bunch of jerks, or once again, facing off with a jerk.
  2. "My Last Words": In the end, all you can really hope for is that your last thought before dying is a nice one. Even if it's just about the taste.
  3. "My Saving Grace": With Maddox gone, everyone found a way to work around the system, a relationship evolved. It just goes to show people that with a little help, anything can change.
  4. "My Happy Place": When you do what makes you happy, things have a way of working out. You can have the best intentions, and still fall back into old habits. There is no easy answer, you just have to go for it or not.
  5. "My ABC's": In a way, you can learn everything you need to know from watching Sesame Street as a kid, like, always play nice, always try your hardest, and, it's okay to cry.
  6. "My Cookie Pants": Sometimes people need a push to deal with their fatal flaw. And even if some people can only take a baby step, others might finally be able to stop trying so hard and just let the moment happen.
  7. "My New Role" It's scary how easy it is to become resigned to our lot in life. We just go about our business, same as always. That's why even the tiniest change in a dynamic can seem monumental.
  8. "My Lawyer's in Love": As J.D. watched Dr. Cox, he realized he was going to do it all. Even if it meant compromising a little. Like getting a close friend to cross the t's and not the i's, or deciding not to bother teaching someone who doesn't want to be taught. Still, it's all worth it if you get home in time to read stories to your son.
  9. "My Absence": At the end of the day, relationships are tricky. Things are always different the second time around. People just have to remember that even if things are changing all around you, deep down, you're still the same person.
  10. "My Comedy Show": Sometimes interns think they know it all, but the lessons really never stop coming. Whether you've heard it a thousand times or it's something totally new. Of course, some lessons pick up on their own, like how important it is to have a good friend there to help you get through it.
  11. "My Nah Nah Nah": Hands are windows to what people are feeling. Whether it's love, or acceptance, and sometimes, they can even express hope.
  12. "Their Story II": There are different things interns have to do to be accepted as a doctor. They have to be accountable, prove their strength, but in the end, they have to be their selves and hope it works out.
  13. "My Full Moon": no theme
  14. "My Soul on Fire, Part 1": no theme
  15. "My Soul on Fire, Part 2": When Lady and the janitor got married, everyone realized the value of a romantic gesture from one person who loves someone to another.
  16. "My Cuz" There are moments in your life that make you realize what you've been missing. Whether it's an old job, or the right person for a new one. As for J.D., as he sat there enjoying images from his son's young life, he relalized he was seeing them the same way that Sean and Elliot were; for the first time. The truth is, no matter how hard he tried, he was going to miss a lot. Because even the best part-time father in the world is still just a part-time father.
  17. "My Chief Concern": Most of us find the courage to tell friends that we'll miss them. What J.D. remembers most is that leaving parts of his life behind always ended up hurting more than he thought.
  18. "My Finale": Things rarely go exactly the way you want them to, so sometimes you make do with whatever you get. Endings are never easy. We all want to believe that what we do is very important, that people hang on our every word, that they care what we think. The truth is, you should consider yourself lucky if you even occasionally get to make someone - anyone - feel a little better. After that, it's all about the people that you've let into your life. and as my mind drifted to faces that J.D. has seen in here before, he was taken to memories of family, of co-workers, of lost loves, even of those who had left him. They all came to him like a wave of shared experience. And even though it felt warm and safe, he knew it had to end. It's never good to live in the past too long. As for the future, thanks to Dan, it didn't seem so scary anymore, it could be whatever he wanted it to be.

Season Nine

  1. "Our First Day of School": Little victories count for a lot around Winston University, even if you never asked to win in the first place. And you have to enjoy those nice moments while you can, because around there, they never last very long.
  2. "Our Drunk Friend": You have to keep putting yourself out there and just hope that you get something back.
  3. "Our Role Models": People's roles are always switching. Sometimes you're a student, and sometimes you're a teacher, and if you're smart enough, everyone can learn something. But whatever you do, don't wait for that pat on the back.
  4. "Our Histories": Sometimes you have to embrace the hard truths about yourselves. And realizing your never as strong alone as you are together.
  5. "Our Mysteries": Being there for someone is never easy. You don't want to let down the people you care about. But sometimes being there for someone means not being there at all.
  6. "Our New Girl-Bro": There are lots of ways to get by in a hospital. You can try to just suck it up, or find someone to make the day-to-day hell bearable. For Lucy, it was just about learning who comes first.
  7. "Our White Coats": The road to become a doctor is sure as hell as easy, there always seems to be something standing in your way, sometimes it's even yourself. Luckily, people are surrounded by amazing individuals.
  8. "Our Couples": Some couples just work no matter how odd a pairing they seem to be. The common denominator is being there for each other. In the end, you just can't be afraid to move forward.
  9. "Our Stuff Gets Real": We all have points in life when things get painfully real. When thinking about the end makes you re-evaluate the now. You're just lucky if you have someone who will go along for the ride with you.
  10. "Our True Lies": People say that the truth will set you free, but sometimes you need a little push. Telling the truth's just the beginning, owning its' the hard part because the one thing you can never run from is how you really feel.
  11. "Our Dear Leaders": Sometimes being a leader is knowing when to step up and step aside.
  12. "Our Driving Issues": Sometimes ego gets in the way of what's best of you whether its combining forces, the opportunity to thank a friend, or the chance to do something nice for the people in your life because you actually do care.
  13. "Our Thanks": You have to learn to adjust when your expectations don't match the reality, whether it's about the present state of a relationship or your expectations about a person's future, or even your expectations about somebody's past.
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