Spoilers for last night's "Scrubs" episodes coming up just as soon as I open a photo shop...
"I'm sorry. We've just been down this road so many times." -JD
I don't have a lot of time before the next press tour session starts, and so I want to focus on the thing that everyone still watching "Scrubs" will be talking about with these episodes: JD and Elliot getting back together.
Now, I've been on the record in the past as saying that I would be fine if they never, ever, never got back to this pairing again, that JD rejecting Elliot immediately after she ditched Scott Foley for him should have brought an end to the idea once and for all. But I really didn't hate this.
Part of that is that Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke do work very well together, and their long history and understanding of each other can lead to much better jokes than when either one is dating a guest star, or even someone longer-term like Keith. And the show is coming to an end, more or less, 14 episodes from now, so I'd almost rather not waste time introducing new love interests versus just throwing these two back together.
But the big part is the conversation the two of them had, which shows that both they and the writers seem to realize that all the drama from the last few go-arounds of JD/Elliot is stupid, and boring, and shouldn't continue. This was a mature conversation they had (and JD has been rehabilitated enough of late that I bought him as capable of having it), and if they're just going to be together without the soap operatics, I'm good with it.
Beyond the development we were all dreading (but that may have turned out okay), I thought these episodes were a cut below last week's. Obviously, you can't kill off Glynn Turman in every show, but I thought the jokes were a little more strained than in the first two, and I really missed having Denise/Jo and Ed around. The new interns have really added some good flavor to the show in a very short period of time, and so having Katie (the least overtly funny of them) around in either of these eps was a disappointment.
What did everybody else think?