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"My Last Words"
My Last Words
  Season Eight, Episode Two   
Writer Aseem Batra
Director Bill Lawrence
Air Date January 6, 2009 on ABC

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We're going to steak night. We're going to eat it right. Steak is such a treat. It is the world's best meat!Turk and J.D.

"My Last Words" is the second episode of Scrubs' eighth season. J.D. and Turk set aside a tradition to comfort a dying patient. J.D. confronts Denise about her bedside manners. Jordan and Dr. Maddox bond.

SynopsisEdit

8x2 Steak Night dance

Steak Night dance

J.D. and Turk anxiously wait for their shifts to be over so they can enjoy the decade old tradition of Steak Night. J.D. gets upset that Ed is able to create any catchy saying in seconds, but falls prey to his charm. J.D. also tells Denise that she needs to work on her patient relations, as she is coming off rudely. Later, as Turk and J.D. secretly dance about steak, a nurse asks them to check on a patient, George Valentine.

8x2 George Valentine

George on his deathbed

The two friends check on George, who will probably die that evening. They make sure he is comfortable, and run out and buy him a beer as a dying request. When they return, Ted is talking to George about his will. They give him the beer and he tells them that his family is coming to be with him. As Turk and J.D. leave, Ted tells them that George doesn't have any family. They relieve George of Denise's care, and stay the entire night talking with him about his life. They try to comfort him about dying, and reveal that although they are surrounded by death on a daily basis, they are still afraid. George passes away, and J.D. and Turk think about him on the roof of Sacred Heart.

Recurring ThemesEdit

     More: FantasiesFlashbacksJ.D.'s girl namesJanitor's pranks and lies

8x2 Maddox suffocates patient

Dr. Maddox suffocating a patient

FantasiesEdit

  • Dr. Maddox suffocates a patient with a pillow.
  • The new administrative assistant, who is very cute, walks in sexy slow motion.
  • An elderly woman patient walks in sexy slow motion.
    • Like J.D. is given a "hot dog pen" during the first slo-mo moment, J.D. has two hot dogs in his pocket after the elderly slo-mo moment.
  • Rather than being buried or cremated, J.D. is stuffed like Rowdy when he dies and stays at Carla and Turk's apartment.

Guest StarsEdit

8x2 Ed Denise

Aziz Ansari as Ed Dhandapani and Eliza Coupe as Denise Mahoney

8x2 Jordan Taylor

Courteney Cox as Taylor Maddox

8x2 Ed recognize

"Recognize!"

In a deleted sceneEdit

MusicEdit

Scrubs TV Clip - Three-Part Harmony00:59

Scrubs TV Clip - Three-Part Harmony

     List of music featured in Scrubs

QuotesEdit

8x2 slo mo babe
8x2 Steak Night dance2
8x2 Steak Night dance3
8x2 smirking JD
8x2 slow mo old lady
Steak Night!J.D. & Turk, later imitated by Ed & Shawn


Even though I'm a man, I don't like beer. I prefer appletinis, they make me feel fancy.J.D.


Not "G"! Awww...Ted


Can we go? Cougars only drink free till 9!Jordan


Ohh, when Carla dies, heaven is going to suck!J.D.


Really Ted? A fun font?J.D.

I like seeing my name in squiglies.George
Oh Yeah That's the font! Recognize!Ted
What's happening?
It's this new thing Ed came up withTurk
When you disrespect someone and they in turn, burn your ass. You must RECOGNIZE!Ed
Fine Ted I-I recognize.

Hell Yeah!
HELL YEAH!Everybody except J.D and George.
I hate Ed.

I know.

TriviaEdit

Scrubs TV Clip - Wind Surfing01:06

Scrubs TV Clip - Wind Surfing

8x2 harmonize
8x2 JD Turk listen to George
8x2 stuffed JD
8x2 JD Turk sit and listen to George
  • Taylor Maddox can zero in on a person's greatest insecurity, just like Molly Clock could.
  • Dr. Maddox and Jordan go out to drink where "cougars drink free", an homage to their future show together Cougar Town.
  • Neil Flynn (Janitor), Ken Jenkins (Bob Kelso), Sarah Chalke (Elliot), and John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox) do not appear in this episode.
    Although it sounds like it's John C. McGinley's voice that can be heard at the start of the episode as Mr Harris; the patient who lost his feet.
  • During the credits, a deleted scene is shown where J.D. talks about keeping a stuffed Carla and Turk in a closet after they die.
  • Writer Aseem Batra won a Humanitas Prize for this episode.
  • In the episode "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" of Bill Lawrence's other show Cougar Town, the episode is running on a TV screen in the background. (Outside references to Scrubs)
  • While J.D. is changing the I.V. on his patient, George Valentine, we notice that he has nothing in his scrubs' front pocket, but after the fantasy about the sexy old woman, we can clearly see he has two hot dogs in it. This is a result of Turk knowing when J.D. is going to go into a super slow motion fantasy and using that time to play pranks on him, usually hot dog Related.
  • When asked why George shouldn't smoke, J.D. says he could ignite the oxygen tank and it'll blow up the ICU. That's not possible since oxygen does not burn or explode in the absence of a combustible gas.
  • J.D. and Turk's plans for their first day in heaven echoes their plans from the episode "My Way Home".
  • When Turk and J.D. are talking to their patient, George, Turk brings up the fact that he played football, and that he played the position of Safety. In the movie Remember the Titans, Donald Faison (Turk) plays the character Petey Jones, who also played Safety.
  • This episode was meant to bookend Season One's "My Old Lady".
  • Running Gag: Turk and J.D. singing the Steak Night song but are interrupted before they can finish.
SEASON EIGHT EPISODES

1. "My Jerks"
2. "My Last Words"
3. "My Saving Grace"
4. "My Happy Place"
5. "My ABC's"
6. "My Cookie Pants"

  7. "My New Role"
  8. "My Lawyer's in Love"
  9. "My Absence"
10. "My Comedy Show"
11. "My Nah Nah Nah"
12. "Their Story II"

13. "My Full Moon"
14. "My Soul on Fire, Part 1"
15. "My Soul on Fire, Part 2"
16. "My Cuz"
17. "My Chief Concern"
18. "My Finale"

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