Season Four of Scrubs originally aired from August 2004 to May 2005 on NBC. It averaged 6.9 million viewers per episode and received four Emmy nominations. It is available on DVD in regions 1, 2, and 4, and episodes are syndicated in most major markets.


When Turk and Carla return from their honeymoon, things are still rough between J.D. and Elliot, whom he recently embarrassingly dumped. A new doctor, Molly Clock, arrives at Sacred Heart, and everybody likes her. ("My Old Friend's New Friend") J.D. and Elliot compete for the title of Chief Resident and are named co-chiefs. ("My Office") Dr. Cox and Jordan find out they're actually still married and get divorced again. ("My New Game") Everybody nervously remembers patients they have killed when Dr. Cox gives a frightening speech to the new interns, ("My First Kill") and shortly after, Elliot decides to follow Molly around as her mentor. ("Her Story") J.D.'s brother, Dan, comes to visit and shares the sad news that their father has died. ("My Cake") Dan stays in town and starts a relationship with Elliot, which upsets J.D. ("My Common Enemy") As Molly leaves town, J.D. and Elliot stop fighting when Elliot gets even. ("My Last Chance") A malpractice suit strikes a nerve with Ted and the rest of the staff when the notorious lawyer Neena Broderick becomes involved. ("My Malpractical Decision") J.D. likes her aggression and begins dating her, but he breaks it off when her client sues Turk. ("My Female Trouble") Elliot encounters problems when she finds out that flirting is an excellent way to get what she wants, while J.D. has trouble convincing a man to give his father a kidney. ("My Unicorn") When Christmas rolls around, the staff remembers their best moments at Sacred Heart, from medical to personal. ("My Best Moment")

Turk has reached an understanding with his diabetes treatment, while J.D. and Elliot are becoming more friendly due to their shared office. ("My Ocardial Infarction") Dr. Cox gets a vasectomy but isn't happy with his decision, while an Irish man helps show J.D. and Turk how to live life. ("My Lucky Charm") Soon after, J.D. meets Kylie and can't decide whether to tell her that her boyfriend has an STD. ("My Hypocritical Oath") J.D. sparks a SARS scare and Sacred Heart is put on lockdown — during his first date with Kylie. ("My Quarantine") An E. coli scare floods the hospital with nervous civilians, and J.D. contemplates how life would be if he lived in a sitcom. ("My Life in Four Cameras") J.D. is kicked out of the apartment by Turk and Carla, but they find out that he is unfortunately an important key to their relationship. ("My Roommates") Turk starts to talk to an old girlfriend of his, which makes things rocky between him and Carla. ("My Best Laid Plans") J.D. and Elliot try to help them figure out what needs to happen for their marriage to succeed. ("My Boss's Free Haircut") J.D. and Carla drunkenly kiss, which only makes things more difficult for Turk. ("My Lips Are Sealed") J.D. moves out for good when he becomes the subject and middleman of an argument between the newlyweds. ("My Big Move") They begin attending couples therapy, and Elliot is poorly advised by Dr. Cox when she meets Jake, whom she is interested in. ("My Faith in Humanity") When Turk tells Dr. Cox that he doesn't like to brag, Dr. Cox pushes his ego until it breaks and he finally brags. ("My Drive-By") Elliot finds a new job, J.D. replaces Turk as his best friend with Hooch, Jordan gets a full-time job at Sacred Heart, and J.D.'s fourth year comes to a close.


Season Four Cast Promo
Category: Season 4 Cast

Main Cast:

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast


Full list: List of Scrubs' awards and nominations

The fourth season was nominated for the following Emmys:

  • Won: Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Zach Braff
  • Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series - "My Life in Four Cameras"
  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series


Category: Season 4 Episodes
My Old Friend's New Friend
"My Old Friend's New Friend" August 31, 2004
Directed by: Bill Lawrence - Written by: Eric Weinberg
  • J.D. meets Dr. Molly Clock who becomes friends with Elliot.
  • Turk and Carla return from their honeymoon and find out that their marriage will need compromise.

My Office
"My Office" September 7, 2004
Directed by: Gail Mancuso - Written by: Matt Tarses
  • J.D. and Elliot fight for the position of Chief Resident, as well as each other.
  • Carla gets frustrated with Molly for giving advice to all her friends.
  • Dr. Cox gets frustrated with people stealing his moment.

My New Game
"My New Game" February 20, 2004
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Gabrielle Allan
  • Due to a technicality, Cox and Jordan find out they're still married.
  • J.D. does not get the respect he craves as Co-Chief Resident.
  • When surgery goes wrong, J.D. feels guilty for allowing Turk to do it when Todd was meant to.

My First Kill
"My First Kill" September 21, 2004
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Tad Quill
  • J.D. worries about if he ever killed one of his patients.
  • Janitor helps Carla look for a lost Rowdy.
  • Elliot troubles to get her patient, Mr. Phillips, into surgery.

Her Story
"Her Story" Narrated by Elliot ReidSeptember 28, 2004
Directed by: John Inwood - Written by: Angela Nissel
  • Elliot breaks off her connection with Dr. Cox and has Molly Clock as her new mentor.
  • Turk attempts to cope with having a new bedtime.
  • Dr. Cox agrees to show J.D. respect in front of his interns.

My Cake
"My Cake" October 12, 2004
Directed by: Henry Chan - Written by: Garrett Donovan & Neil Goldman
  • J.D.'s father dies and J.D. and his brother, Dan, have to cope with it.
  • Turk becomes ill and suspects it may be diabetes.
  • Dr. Cox and Janitor are nice to J.D. while he copes with his father's death.

My Common Enemy
"My Common Enemy" October 19, 2004
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Bill Callahan

My Last Chance
"My Last Chance" October 12, 2004
Directed by: Zach Braff - Written by: Mike Schwartz
  • J.D. has a chance to sleep with Molly, but will have to work hard to actually use the chance.
  • Dr. Cox has to go on ambulance duty with his worst nightmare: a optimistic woman who can't stop talking.

My Malpractical Decision
"My Malpractical Decision" September 21, 2004
Directed by: Gail Mancuso - Written by: Janae Bakken
  • Turk pulls a fast prank on the Janitor and doesn't like the payback he receives.
  • Trouble abounds for J.D. and Dr. Cox when they feel threatened by a patients' attorney daughter, Neena Broderick.
  • Doug becomes a pathologist after finding his gift.

My Female Trouble
"My Female Trouble" November 16, 2004
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Debra Fordham
  • Turk deals with getting sued by his patient, who's lawyer is J.D.'s girlfriend.
  • Elliot uses Janitor to pose as Dr. Reid for her sexist patient.

My Unicorn
"My Unicorn" November 23, 2004
Directed by: Matthew Perry - Written by: Gabrielle Allan
  • J.D. tries to get Murray Marks to donate his kidney to his estranged father.
  • Elliot upsets people when she starts heavily flirting to get her way.
  • Janitor falls madly in love with Blonde Doctor.

My Best Moment
"My Best Moment" December 7, 2004
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Angela Nissel
  • Everyone remembers their best moments while at Sacred Heart
  • A man is admitted and everyone pitches in to diagnose and treat him

My Ocardial Infarction
"My Ocardial Infarction" January 18, 2005
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Mark Stegemann
  • Elliot helps J.D. learn to handle "train wreck" codes
  • Turk deals with his diabetes
  • Janitor comes on too strong to Elliot, and lies about being in an a Capella band

My Lucky Charm
"My Lucky Charm" January 25, 2005
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Mike Schwartz

My Hypocritical Oath
"My Hypocritical Oath" February 1, 2005
Directed by: Craig Zisk - Written by: Tim Hobert
  • J.D. struggles with whether or not to tell Kylie that her boyfriend has an STD.
  • Elliot goes against Kelso and tries to treat a patient.
  • Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso clash over a prank.

My Quarantine
"My Quarantine" February 8, 2005
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Tad Quill
  • J.D. suspects a patient has SARS and gets the staff quarantined in the hospital.
  • J.D. and Kylie go on their first date.
  • Turk discovers Carla and Dr. Cox used to date.

My Life in Four Cameras
"My Life in Four Cameras" February 15, 2005
Directed by: Adam Bernstein - Written by: Debra Fordham
  • A health scare causes the hospital to be flooded with people believing they have the disease.
  • J.D. thinks life would be like if it was like a sitcom.
  • Dr. Cox tries to stop Dr. Kelso from making a budget cut.

My Roommates
"My Roommates" February 18, 2005
Directed by: Craig Zisk - Written by: Tim Hobert
  • J.D. is kicked out of the apartment by Turk and Carla.
  • Dr. Cox's high school friend Ron Laver visits.
  • Turk and Carla realize they are having major issues when they see they can't survive a week without J.D.

My Best Laid Plans
"My Best Laid Plans" March 1, 2005
Directed by: Zach Braff - Written by: Bill Callahan
  • Molly returns from Milwaukee.
  • Turk gets in contact with an ex-girlfriend.
  • Kylie still won't let J.D. have sex with her.

My Boss's Free Haircut
"My Boss's Free Haircut" March 29, 2005
Directed by: John Inwood - Written by: Mark Stegemann

My Lips Are Sealed
"My Lips Are Sealed" April 5, 2005
Directed by: John Michel - Written by: Janae Bakken

My Big Move
"My Big Move" April 12, 2005
Directed by: Victor Nelli Jr. - Written by: Bonnie Sikowitz
  • Janitor wants a new uniform.
  • J.D. gets in the middle of a fight between Carla and Turk and decides to move out.
  • Elliot makes Dr. Cox look like a fool with a patient.

My Faith in Humanity
"My Faith in Humanity" April 19, 2005
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: David Feinberg

My Drive-By
"My Drive-By" April 26, 2005
Directed by: Will Mackenzie - Written by: Angela Nissel
  • Turk saves a life and doesn't want to brag, but Dr. Cox pushes his ego.
  • Janitor destroys a scooter.

My Changing Ways
"My Changing Ways" May 10, 2005
Directed by: Victor Nelli Jr. - Written by: Bill Lawrence


Full list: List of music featured in Scrubs

The fourth season of Scrubs includes songs from Beck, Cary Brothers, Dido, Jet, Tart, The Mavericks, Foo Fighters, a-ha, Fountains of Wayne, and Howie Day.


Main article: The Complete Fourth Season DVD

The complete fourth season was released onto DVD in region one on October 10, 2006. The three disk set includes all 25 episodes, plus the following special features:

  • Audio Commentary with cast members on "My Last Chance" and "My Life in Four Cameras"
  • One "Supersized" episode ("My Old Friend's New Friend") that is approximately 3 minutes longer than originally aired
  • Will You Ever Be My Mentor? — A hilarious look at J.D.'s never-ending quest for Dr. Cox's approval
  • The Sweethearts Of Sacred Heart — In-depth interviews about the romantic entanglements and flirtations of the Scrubs characters
  • Secondary Characters — Get to know the secondary cast members and their roles
  • Who's That Man? — A look at the mysterious character The Janitor
  • Scrubbed Out - Deleted Scenes
  • Donald Keeps Talking - An extended sit-down interview with actor Donald Faison
  • The Weapons Chest - Spend some time with the show's "second squad" of actors
  • Alternate lines: A Second Opinion
  • Music video by G Tom Mac: "Half"

See Also


See Also: ScrubsList of all episodesScrubs: Interns webisodes

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