I'm never happy when a guy comes back into Elliot's life. But at least with Sean... it's entertainingJ.D.'s Narration

"My Journey" is the second episode of Scrubs' third season. J.D. gets jealous of Elliot and Sean Kelly's relationship while Elliot struggles to find time for Sean. Carla finds a jar of urine and tries to find out whose it is. Turk is having difficulty expressing emotion to a patient.

Synopsis

Sean waves to Elliot

J.D. is jealous that Sean Kelly is back in Elliot's life but isn't aware there is trouble in paradise. Elliot is all smiles but Sean is wary of Elliot because of how she dumped him two years prior. Elliot assures him that she won't put her job ahead of him becaue she's no longer an intern. Unfortunately she is forced to cancel their first date which does make her realize that she was wrong: the hospital always comes first. She admits this to Sean but promises that she will give as much of herself to the relationship as she can if he is willing to give her a chance; he accepts this promise.

J.D. is also worried that his relationship with Turk will change now that he and Carla have set a date for their wedding. J.D. can't understand why Turk is so reluctant to acknowledge and celebrate how close their bond as best friends is. At Sacred Heart, Turk becomes awkward around his patient Will Quinn upon learning he is homosexual. Through several conversations Will helps Turk realize that he is sometimes uncomfortable with being perceived to be in a homosexual relationship with J.D. but a lot of his fear comes from his upcoming wedding. His conversations with Will help him realize that it is healthy to be close to another man, regardless of sexual orientation, so he and J.D. go out to celebrate.

Meanwhile, Carla discovers an unmarked urine specimen but no one else seems to care about identifying it. The effort is sisyphean but she never gives up. In the end the Janitor, who is frightened of Carla, finds the label identifying it in the dumpster.

A spitting image of J.D. and Turk


Recurring Themes

     More: FantasiesFlashbacksJ.D.'s girl namesJanitor's pranks and lies

J.D. marries "Marcia Brady"

Fantasies

  • J.D. dreams about his wedding day; the priest asks if he will take Marcia Brady to be his wife. The fantasy bride to be is, in fact, Maureen McCormick. However, J.D. insists, saying, "Marcia, please."
  • J.D. dreams of Carla telling Janitor to be nice to J.D. and to "bring him a fruit smoothie everyday." Janitor asks in Spanish, "Would he like strawberry or banana?" Carla uncharacteristically stumbles over her Spanish, asking for a "purple tree car with cheese." Janitor cries, "LIAR" in Spanish, yanking off Carla's hair and face, revealing J.D.

Janitor story

  • Janitor develops a fear of Carla after she tells him off. He later goes to great lengths to please her by finding the label to her unmarked urine specimen.

J.D.'s Girls Names

Laverne chips a tooth.

  • Hilton Sisters, used by Perry Cox for J.D. and Turk when they are talking about Turk's wedding with Carla.
Wedding talk! Oh, how lovely! Listen, Hilton sisters: Mr. Quinn in 206 still has a severely shattered clavicle and he needs a surgical consult now. And, seeing as he's your patient, and you're a surgeon, gosh, I was hoping that if you two hens have an extra moment between choosing centerpieces and deciding just exactly how you're gonna attach that veil onto Baldy's head, well, it would just be super-de-duper if you could peek in in there and give him the old lookie-loo; wouldn't it?Dr. Cox


Guest Stars

Sean and Betty

Music

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Dont Stop Believing" by Journey

Quotes

J.D. pretends to be Carla.

Whoa! Do you actually talk to each other?Elliot

Elliot, come on, he's just a dolphin.Sean
[The dolphin squeaks in the direction of Sean]
Because, Bruce, then she would think I was crazy, that's why!


Carla, you're forcing me to say something that I prayed I'd never have to say again to another woman: Please, please, please, put down the cup of urine.Dr. Cox


Dr. Cox, does this shade of red make me look like a clown?Elliot]

No, barbie, no...it makes you look like a prostitute who caters exclusively to clowns.Dr. Cox
Oh, I'm sorry, that was my mistake. I keep forgetting that you're a horrible, horrible person.


Sean and Elliot kiss while dolphins jump.

It's just that, Dr. Cox, I've got a date with this guy named Sean-Elliot

Would you do me a personal favor and excuse me just for one moment?Dr. Cox
Yeah.

[Dr. Cox closes his eyes and pretends to snore]


All right, fine, man! I can have plenty of deep moments with The Todd!Turk

Do you think gay dudes get turned on by their own weiners?Todd


Whassup?Turk

Oh, nothing - I just found out my favorite chips cause anal leakage and, oh, I'm not talking to you.J.D.
How did you get him to stop talking to you?Dr. Cox
I don't get it, man. All I wanted to do was take you to dinner, and you made me feel like a total idiot.
Wait a minute, I always make him feel like an idiot.
Why you making a big deal about this?

You never tell me how you feel!
Aw, dammit all! I never tell you how I feel.
I'm not talking to you!
Finally!

Trivia

Sean jumps with a killer whale.

Running gags

  • The two front side doors of Elliot's car, which were knocked off in the previous episode, have been replaced by mismatched red and yellow doors.

Production

  • This is the first episode in which Sean's job as a trainer at SeaWorld is mentioned. The writers gave him this job because they thought it would be cool enough to make him look like a superhero next to J.D..
  • Laverne says she's going to go get her tooth fixed so she can stop looking like Larry Holmes, a former professional boxer.
  • Elliot booked her wedding on April 25th, 2006, which is, coincidentally, the air date of Season Six's "My Lunch".
  • Maureen McCormick, the actress who starred as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch, acts as J.D.'s Marcia in his fantasy.
  • The woman sitting in the train in front of Elliot, plays Mrs. Gorski in the Season Three episode "My Clean Break".

Continuity

  • In the scene with Sean at SeaWorld, Elliot is already wet before the dolphin actually flips water on her.
  • On the DVDs, in J.D.'s fantasy of "Carla" getting the Janitor to be nice to J.D., the character switch (between Carla and J.D.) occurs when Janitor yells "Liar" (in Spanish) and by using the frame-by-frame, the mask is clearly visible on his scrub lapels.
  • When Turk and J.D. are talking to Will Quinn for the first time, approximately five minutes into the episode, Turk says that they did not have a car in med school. However, it was revealed in "My New Old Friend" that J.D. has had Malik since he was 17.
  • When J.D. throws the chart out of the window, there are two goofs:
    • Turk's stance changes from standing upright to leaning on the bed.
    • Turk is holding a patient's chart at the end of the scene, despite not holding a chart throughout the scene.
  • After J.D. tries comfort Laverne, she calls him a jackass however on Netflix the subtitle reads Cracker.


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