Everything happens for a reason.Laverne Roberts

Are you really trying to tell me that things like New Orleans, AIDS, sugar-free ice cream, crack babies, Hugh Jackman and cancer all happen for a reason?Dr. Cox


J.D. and Turk are extremely happy that Isabella's new nanny, Heather, is a very attractive girl. Turk tries to hide his attraction to the new nanny from Carla but fails after she catches him watching footage of Heather on the NannyCam. In order for Turk to not be attracted to her, he asks J.D. to take Heather out on a date (Turk finds all girls J.D. goes out with to be hideous). Unfortunately, they fail to hit it off, and Carla fires Heather. She and Turk later discover that Heather was actually a racist thief.

Dr. Kelso suspends Elliot after she uses a dog to try to cure a patient with the help of the Janitor. She later realizes, with the help of Carla, that she has not once thanked Dr. Kelso for her training. She does so and shows her appreciation by giving her deceased patient's dog to him to replace Baxter. By the end of the episode, Dr. Kelso ends Elliot's suspension and begins talking to her again.

Meanwhile, Dr. Cox enters into a debate with Nurse Roberts as to whether everything is part of a greater plan, but he eventually acknowledges her need to believe as she does. Laverne proves to be right when a girl who was stabbed has a tumor which was revealed by the wound. He is stunned the next day to discover that Laverne has been in a car accident on the way to work and is now in a non-responsive coma. Dr. Cox stares through the window of the unconscious Laverne's hospital room.

Plot Points

  • J.D. and Turk become infatuated with Izzy's new nanny.
  • Elliot is suspended when she brings a dog into the hospital.
  • Dr. Cox debates with Laverne over the existence of a "greater plan".

Recurring Themes

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

6x14 Man Elliot

Elliot as a man.


  • The Todd "gets word out" using a "Booby horn".
  • Turk imagines Elliot as a hairy man, proving his statement to JD that "any time you hook up with a chick, she automatically becomes hideous to me." This contradicts an earlier episode in which Turk had a sex dream about Elliot.
  • J.D. tries to convince Turk that he had sex with Heather in order for Turk to put her in the same situation as with Elliot. However it fails when J.D. claims he had a threesome with Kristin, a popular girl from high school, who also happened to know Heather's name. In addition it is reveal that three jocks who bullied J.D. turn out to be gay with each other and proceed to go and have a threesome themselves. Their jackets are emblazoned T.C.W., is either a homage to Jamie Moyer or to the high school in Remember the Titans, which Donald Faison appeared in.

Janitor story

After Dr. Kelso forbids Elliot to bring Betty, a patient who has given up on life, her pet dog Boomer to visit, Janitor helps sneak the dog into the hospital using his cart. He tells Elliot that he did the exact same thing when he snuck a mongoose in to kill snakes he previously snuck in to eat rats.

Guest Stars


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Ain't No Reason" by Brett Dennen


I'd let her give me a bath, I don't care if my mom was watching.Ted

[The guys are watching the hot nanny tape]

Hey baby, what are you guys watching?Carla


[Everyone agrees]

Football? Isn't the season over?

And then every male in the room felt totally in sync, resulting in the rarest of all phenomenon - the seamless collaborative guy lie.J.D.'s narration
The American season is over, we were watching Mexican Football.Keith
They started late this year.Doug
Because of the churro vendors.Todd
They went on strike and the players wouldn't cross the picket line.Ted
When the dispute turned violent, they called in Rodrigo Vasquez, the owner of the Baja Panditos to step in.J.D.
Thanks to señor Vasquez' experience dealing with the fruit pickers unions, he was able to broker a last minute deal and the season was salvaged.Dr. Kelso
And that's why we're watching football in the spring.


  • Ken Jenkins is a dog lover and dog trainer, and it might be assumed that Boomer is one of his personal dogs.
  • Turk states that he finds Elliot repulsive because J.D. has slept with her, although it contradicts that he previously had a sex dream about her. This storyline is never continued in any other episode. He also contradicts himself with Stacy, a girl J.D. dated in college; he slept with her.
  • Dr. Cox's opinion about whether things happen for a reason is changed since My Cabbage where he said they did regarding Cabbage's suspension. It's possible that the combined traumatic events of My Five Stages and My Lunch changed his opinion on the matter.
    • The "reasons" in My Cabbage differ from the "reasons" in this episode. Cox' may simply have meant incompetence being the reason things go wrong in Cabbage's case and never had any kind of belief in matters such as divine intervention or "God's plan".
  • J.D. asks Heather if "a spoonful of sugar really make the medicine go down?" This is a clear reference to Mary Poppins and the song "A Spoonful of Sugar".