Scrubs: "Our Drunk Friend" Review Season 9, Episode 2


Even though the show has the same name, there are different elements at work now that they've changed the premise of the show. For instance, back when J.D., Turk and Elliot finished their residencies and were assigned their own interns, the show was still about them. The interns were merely fodder for jokes, sexual conquests or convenient plot devices. But all that's changed now. The doctors have moved to the background and the new interns are more of the focus. And that's what I'm afraid of.


The "getting to know you" dance continued in this episode as the three interns and Dr. Mahoney showed us more of their personalities. In the case of everyone but Cole, that's a good thing. Meanwhile, J.D.'s quest to be cool teacher "Dr. D" knew no ends. He coined the phrase, "teacher-tainment" to describe his methods, some of which included using interpretive dance as a teaching tool and having class out on the lawn while he taught from up in a tree. Not surprisingly, he got stuck. And as for Lucy, she repeated many of the same mistakes as the original interns, only from a slightly different perspective. In this instance, she went out of her way to get a drunk patient into rehab, going so far as to raise the money for his treatment herself.


From what I've seen of Lucy in two episodes, I like her a lot. She's cute, funny, innocent and easy to root for. And just like J.D., her fantasy sequences are hysterical. Her imagined autobiographical TV movie of the week: Courage to Heal: The Lucy Bennett Story was the highlight of the episode. The cameo by Antonio Sabato Jr. as the patient and J.D. doing his best Fabio impression as the blonde-coiffed Mentor were both perfect choices.


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