Season Two of Scrubs originally aired between September 2002 and April 2003 on NBC. It averaged 15.94 million viewers per episode, making it Scrubs’ highest rated season. It received one Emmy nomination. It is available on DVD in regions 1, 2, & 4; and episodes are syndicated in most major markets.


No longer interns, J.D., Turk, and Elliot feel more confident in their abilities as doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital. Reluctantly helping them through their problems is Dr. Cox, as the Janitor and Dr. Kelso make things difficult for them, as usual. Relationships come and go for some characters, but the relationship between Turk and Carla grows stronger, while Dr. Cox and Jordan have their first child.

The Sacred Heart team must cope with Jordan's disclosure of secrets from the last day of their first year. ("My Overkill") Soon after, still with some hurt feelings, J.D. Elliot, and Turk, now residents, are left in charge of the ICU for a night. ("My Nightingale") All residents at the hospital compete to win a trip to Reno ("My Case Study") and shortly afterwards everyone learns there are more important things, such as keeping secrets. ("My Big Mouth") The three residents try hard to find unique likable identities around the hospital, ("My New Coat") but J.D. finds out that he likes his identity better than that of his annoying brother. ("My Big Brother") Dr. Cox is tempted by a new woman at Sacred Heart, ("My First Step"), but after sleeping with her, chooses a pregnant Jordan. ("My Fruit Cups") Elliot finds herself cut off financially from her parents, as other people around the hospital receive their own reality checks. ("My Lucky Day") After J.D. started dating a cute girl, ("My Monster") Elliot and him hook up becoming "sex buddies". ("My Sex Buddy")

J.D. and Elliot roughly transition back to friends, ("My New Old Friend") and Turk decides to propose to Carla. ("My Philosophy") J.D.'s bad luck continues when he is responsible for getting a well loved doctor fired. ("My Brother, My Keeper") Dr. Cox sees a therapist about his personal life, and unadmittedly takes advice from J.D. ("His Story") Elliot and Carla begin having relationship problems, with Turk and a male nurse respectively, while Jordan goes into labor. ("My Karma") J.D. is tempted to join the private practice realm of medicine by a good doctor, but ultimately doesn't. ("My Own Private Practice Guy") J.D. makes an awkward moral decision when he begins seeing a comatose patient's wife, ("My T.C.W.") and takes another awkward step when he tries to fit in with the surgeons. ("My Kingdom") When the comatose patient dies, J.D. begins sleeping with his wife, ("My Interpretation") but ends the relationship when he realizes it was only fun because it was naughty. Turk and Carla almost get married at Sacred Heart's chapel, but Turk calls it off because the rushed version can't ever be Carla's dream wedding. ("My Drama Queen") Shortly after, all doctors at the hospital begin questioning how much they really like their jobs, and Dr. Cox realizes his isn't worth having if he has to put up with Kelso's attitude, and punches him in the face. ("My Dream Job")


Season Two Cast Promo
Category: Season 2 Cast

Main Cast:

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast


Full list: List of Scrubs' awards and nominations

The second season was nominated for the following Emmy:

  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series


Category: Season 2 Episodes
My Overkill
"My Overkill" September 26, 2002
Directed by: Adam Bernstein - Written by: Bill Lawrence

  • J.D. tries to get everyone back as friends after what happened at the end of the last episode.
  • A patient, Mr. Zerbo, is bounced between departments until the staff rallies to diagnose him.

My Nightingale
"My Nightingale" October 3, 2002
Directed by: Craig Zisk - Written by: Eric Weinberg

  • The main trio are in charge of a night shift - all by themselves.
  • Dr. Cox realizes that he actually cares about Jordan.
  • Carla switches shifts with another nurse to help the other three when they're in charge.

My Case Study
"My Case Study" October 10, 2002
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Gabrielle Allan

  • The residents compete by presenting interesting case studies.
  • J.D. has to choose between the trip to Reno or Dr. Cox's respect.
  • It's Dr. Kelso's anniversary and it's the one day of the year he approves equipment that costs. Everyone takes advantage of this.
  • Carla and Elliot struggle to become friends.

My Big Mouth
"My Big Mouth" October 17, 2002
Directed by: Paul Quinn - Written by: Mark Stegemann

  • J.D. betrays Carla by telling Turk her feelings.
  • Turk realizes that he wasn't selected over Bonnie by Dr. Kelso because she was a girl, not because he is better.
  • Elliot delivers bad news for Dr. Cox to get respected more by him.

My New Coat
"My New Coat" October 24, 2002
Directed by: Marc Buckland - Written by: Matt Tarses

  • J.D. struggles to find his identity at Sacred Heart.
  • Elliot gains a new reputation around the hospital.
  • Turk betrays his friendship with Elliot in order to fit in.

My Big Brother
"My Big Brother" October 31, 2002
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Bill Lawrence

  • J.D. discovers he is ashamed of his big brother, Dan, who comes to visit.
  • Dan finds he is attracted to Elliot which annoys J.D.
  • Turk feels guilty for betting on a patient's life.

My First Step
"My First Step" November 7, 2002
Directed by: Lawrence Trilling - Written by: Mike Schwartz

My Fruit Cups
"My Fruit Cups" November 14, 2002
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Janae Bakken

  • J.D. and Turk's friendship is damaged when Turk hides $100.
  • Elliot's father attempts to change her career to OB-GYN.
  • Dr. Cox is forced to choose between Julie and Jordan when a pregnant Jordan comes to visit.

My Lucky Day
"My Lucky Day" December 5, 2002
Directed by: Lawrence Trilling - Written by: Debra Fordham

  • J.D. is riding high after correcting a misdiagnosis by Dr. Cox, but is jerked back to reality when his next patient dies.
  • Elliot is struggling personally and professionally as she is forced to relinquish all of the luxuries that her father had been financing.
  • Carla learns that sometimes it is better to quiet her opinions.

My Monster
"My Monster" December 12, 2002
Directed by: Gail Mancuso - Written by: Angela Nissel

  • J.D. asks gift shop girl out for a date.
  • Jordan is back living with Dr. Cox, but she is constantly calling him to collect massives of food.
  • Carla feels her relationship with Turk is lacking romance.

My Sex Buddy
"My Sex Buddy" January 2, 2003
Directed by: Will Mackenzie - Written by: Garrett Donovan & Neil Goldman

  • J.D. and Elliot become sex buddies to relieve the stress of work.
  • Carla loves how her patients love her and tries to give them definite answers to their questions, as opposed to what Dr. Kelso says.
  • A lot of Elliot's patients switch off to other doctors.

My New Old Friend
"My New Old Friend" January 9, 2003
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Gabrielle Allan

  • J.D. and Elliot have problems making the transition from sex buddies, back to friends.
  • Dr. Cox and Carla think that Mr. Corman is faking his illness.
  • Turk lies to Dr. Kelso, telling him he revoked Mrs. Kay's license, but then she crashes into Dr. Kelso's car.

My Philosophy
"My Philosophy" January 16, 2003
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Matt Tarses & Tim Hobert

  • J.D. finds out that one of his favorite patients is in need of a heart transplant.
  • Turk looses his wedding ring for Carla.
  • Elliot objects to the co-ed locker room.

My Brother, My Keeper
"My Brother, My Keeper" January 23, 2003
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Eric Weinberg

  • Turk's brother Kevin visits him at the hospital.
  • J.D. is partnered with a well-loved doctor, Dr. Doug Townshend.
  • Elliot gains leverage over Dr. Cox.

His Story
"His Story" Narrated by Dr. CoxJanuary 30, 2003
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Bonnie Schneider & Hadley Davis

  • J.D. and Turk try and convince Carla to marry Turk.
  • Elliot gets attracted to a man called Paul, but it later turns out that he is a male nurse.
  • Dr. Cox realizes that what his psychiatrist told him is true, and realizes he partially likes J.D.

My Karma
"My Karma" February 20, 2003
Directed by: Marc Buckland - Written by: Janae Bakken & Debra Fordham

  • J.D. and Turk cause an accident with J.D. believe is going to get karma on them.
  • It's Jordan's labor day, and J.D. is too scared to keep an eye on Jordan like he has been told.
  • Elliot and Carla start going insane over their respective partners.

My Own Private Practice Guy
"My Own Private Practice Guy" March 13, 2003
Directed by: Marc Buckland - Written by: Angela Nissel & Mark Stegemann

My T.C.W.
"My T.C.W." March 20, 2003
Directed by: Adam Bernstein - Written by: Bill Lawrence

My Kingdom
"My Kingdom" March 27, 2003
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: April Pesa

  • Dr. Cox convinces the hospital staff that Kelso died.
  • J.D. begins a surgical rotation and tries to fit in with the other surgeons.
  • Elliot and Paul have relationship problems.

My Interpretation
"My Interpretation" April 3, 2003
Directed by: Will Mackenzie - Written by: Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan

  • Jamie's husband dies and J.D. still has sex with her, including at the funeral in front of her late husband's parents.
  • J.D. has problems communicating with a German patient.
  • Dr. Cox has to look after the baby after Jordan forces him to.

My Drama Queen
"My Drama Queen" April 10, 2003
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Will Berson

  • Carla tries to rush their wedding and have a more budgeted wedding after her mother dies.
  • J.D. realizes his relationship with Jamie is losing its spark because there is less drama in it.
  • Dr. Kelso forces Dr. Cox to take a legal seminar.

My Dream Job
"My Dream Job" April 17, 2003
Directed by: Bill Lawrence - Written by: Bill Lawrence


Full list: List of music featured in Scrubs

Scrubs is known for incorporating both classic and new songs, and has even featured songs that later turned out to be smash hits. The first season includes songs from Colin Hay, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies, David Bowie, Simple Minds, and many more. Scrubs (Soundtrack) was also released shortly after the premier of Season Two, and features "Overkill" from "My Overkill".


Main article: The Complete Second Season DVD

The complete second season was released onto DVD in region one on November 15, 2005. The three disk set includes all 22 episodes, plus the following special features:

  • A Rare Condition - Behind the Scenes of Season Two
  • Johnny C. Keeps Talking - a one on one interview with John C. McGinley
  • Alternate Lines, A Second Opinion
  • Stunt Casting - about casting for stunts
  • Secrets and Lies - a featurette about gossip, jokes and stories on the set
  • The Musical Stylings - music featurette
  • Practice, Practice, Malpractice - outtakes
  • Scrubbed Out - deleted scenes
  • J.D.'s Imagination Gone Wild - interviews of the cast about the dream sequences
  • J.D.'s Mojo - J.D.'s relationships in Season Two
  • Commentaries with the cast and creators on "My Overkill", "My Case Study", "My First Step", "My Sex Buddy", "His Story", and "My T.C.W."


  • After the conclusion of season two, NBC ordered a Funniest Moments Special to highlight moments from the first two seasons. It is not found on the DVDs.
  • Although he appeared in every episode of Season One, Neil Flynn was not added as a main cast member until Season Two.

See Also


See Also: ScrubsList of all episodesScrubs: Interns webisodes

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