- “Despite the fact that when you wake up tomorrow morning, you will be a resident, you'll still be the same excitable little girl that you are right now; the only difference will be that some sorry new intern will probably mistake you for somebody who actually knows something.”— Dr. Cox
"My Last Day" is the twenty-fourth and final episode of Scrubs' first season. It's J.D.'s last day as an intern, and he is reminded of everything that has happened in the past year. Elliot reveals to Jordan that the whole hospital knows she and Dr. Cox still have sex. The main trio try to get rid of Frank Bober, an annoying patient who has no insurance and doesn't need surgery.
J.D. can't sleep before his last day as an intern. When he gets up, he is reminded of everything that has happened in the past year. Arriving at the hospital, he greets Dr. Cox, who really doesn't care about J.D.'s last day. He is instead preoccupied with a job opportunity offered by Dr. Kelso, who wants Dr. Cox to stop bothering him about monetary issues.
J.D., Elliot, and Turk all try to pawn off Mr. Bober, an annoying patient, on one another, but when they realize that none of them cared enough to remember what Mr. Bober looks like, they see just how insensitive they have become. When Elliot gives Jordan a physical, Jordan deduces that she is still in love with J.D. and gives her hell about it, until Elliot snaps at her and says the whole hospital knows that Dr. Cox and Jordan still have sex. Mr. Bober doesn't have insurance and does not urgently need surgery, but J.D., Turk, and Elliot try to treat him anyway. J.D. goes to Dr. Cox, who agrees to help him and compliments J.D. on the doctor he is becoming. Turk and Carla go to Dr. Wen, who agrees to leave a surgery slot open. Elliot goes back to Jordan to try to persuade her to back the decision on behalf of the board, but she refuses.
When Jordan is at Dr. Cox's apartment for a booty call, he tells her that he didn't ask for her help with Mr. Bober because she is predictable, and that she needs to "stir things up". The next day in the cafeteria, Jordan spills the beans on everybody's secrets: that Dr. Cox is in love with Carla and that Turk knows, but hasn't told her; that the position Dr. Kelso has been making Dr. Cox "jump through hoops" for was filled months ago; and that Elliot still has feelings for J.D. Finally, she reveals to Dr. Cox that she slept with J.D. the first time they met.
Recurring Themes Edit
- When looking in the mirror, J.D. sees Elliot, The Todd, Dr. Kelso, Jordan, Dr. Cox, Turk, Carla, Ted, and Laverne talking to him about events that have happened over the past year. When he opens the shower, Janitor appears, complains that he isn't one of J.D.'s "mirror friends", and takes J.D.'s shower head.
- J.D. and Laverne are literally roped into an argument between Carla and Turk.
- Feeling guilty about trying to get rid of Mr. Bober, J.D. imagines that everybody in the cafeteria is Mr. Bober.
Janitor story Edit
Janitor congratulates J.D. on becoming a resident and calls him "Tiger" (something Janitor wishes people would call him). J.D. doesn't accept his handshake and leaves in disbelief that Janitor thinks he helped J.D. through his first year.
Janitor picks on a new intern after the intern suggests that a paperclip could be the cause of a door jam. This intern is never seen again, but it can be assumed that Janitor torments him throughout his career at Sacred Heart as much as he torments J.D. (Penny) ("My First Day")
J.D.'s Girl Names Edit
Guest Stars Edit
- "Away" by Leroy
- "Beautiful World" by Colin Hay
- “You can't have sex with someone you care about; sex is for making babies or having revenge.”— Jordan
- “If you lay one finger on me, I'm blowing my rape whistle!”— Elliot
- “Oh, come on, Perry. No soft spot for the one woman who slept with you sober?”— Jordan
- “I'm a little doormat, I sit and I stay. I let people use me every single day.”— Jordan
- According to the DVD commentary, if Scrubs had not been renewed for a second season (something the creators were almost sure would happen), it would have been revealed in this episode, as a series finale twist, that Janitor was a figment of J.D.'s imagination.
- The beginning of this episode mirrors the beginning of the pilot, "My First Day".
- When Turk and Carla are arguing, J.D. has a fantasy in which they literally rope him in. However, when the rope goes around his body, it is seen that the hands are African-American.
- Although in many episodes, Dr. Cox tells J.D. that he will never give him a hug, he does so in this episode—albeit sarcastically—because it is J.D.'s last day as an intern.
- In this episode, Carla finds out that Dr. Cox is attracted to her, and that Turk knew this. However, in "My Quarantine", it is revealed that Carla and Dr. Cox went out on a date before she met Turk. Because of this, one might expect Carla to have known that Dr. Cox was attracted to her.
- It is possible that Carla assumed Dr. Cox had moved on and no longer had feelings for her.
- The conversation Janitor has with a new intern at the end of the episode mirrors the conversation he had with J.D. in "My First Day".
- Mr. Bober reappears in "My Brother, Where Art Thou?" By that point, he has serious dementia and can only say the word "pickles".
- Title explanation: It's J.D.'s last day as an intern.