Season Four of Scrubs originally aired between August 2004 and May 2005 on NBC. It averaged 6.9 million viewers per episode, and received four Emmy nominations. It is available on DVD in regions 1, 2, & 4; and episodes are syndicated in most major markets.
When Turk and Carla return from their honeymoon, things are still rough between J.D. and Elliot, whom he recently embarrassingly dumped. A new doctor, Molly Clock, arrives at Sacred Heart and everybody likes her. ("My Old Friend's New Friend") J.D. and Elliot compete for the title of Chief Resident and are both named Co-Chiefs. ("My Office") Dr. Cox and Jordan find out they're actually still married and get divorced again. ("My New Game") Everybody nervously remembers patients they have killed when Dr. Cox gives a frightening speech to the new interns ("My First Kill") and shortly after Elliot decides to follow Molly around as her mentor. ("Her Story") J.D.'s brother comes to visit and shares the sad news that their father has died. ("My Cake") Dan stays in town and starts a relationship with Elliot, which upsets J.D.. ("My Common Enemy") As Molly leaves town, J.D. and Elliot come to an agreement on their fighting when Elliot gets even with J.D. ("My Last Chance") A malpractice suit strikes the nerve with Ted and the rest of the staff when the notorious lawyer Neena Broderick becomes involved. ("My Malpractical Decision") J.D. likes her aggression and begins dating her, but he breaks it off when her client sues Turk. ("My Female Trouble") Elliot encounters problems when she finds out that flirting is an excellent way to get what she wants, while, J.D. has problems convincing a man to give his father a kidney. ("My Unicorn") When Christmas rolls around, the staff remembers their best moments at Sacred Heart, from medical to personal. ("My Best Moment")
Turk has reached an understanding with his diabetes treatment, while J.D. and Elliot are becoming more friendly due to their shared office. ("My Ocardial Infarction") Dr. Cox gets a vasectomy performed, but isn't happy with his decision, while an Irish man helps show J.D. and Turk how to live life. ("My Lucky Charm") Soon after, J.D. meets Kylie and can't decide whether to tell her that her boyfriend contracted an STD. ("My Hypocritical Oath") J.D. sparks a SARS scare and Sacred Heart is put on lock down - during his first date with Kylie. ("My Quarantine") An E. coli scare floods the hospital with nervous civilians, and J.D. contemplates how life would be if he lived in a sitcom. ("My Life in Four Cameras") J.D. is kicked out of the apartment by Turk and Carla, but they find out that he is unfortunately an important key to their relationship. ("My Roommates") Turk starts to talk to an old girlfriend of his, which makes things rocky between him and Carla. ("My Best Laid Plans") J.D. and Elliot try to help them figure out what needs to happen for their marriage to succeed. ("My Boss's Free Haircut") J.D. and Carla drunkenly kiss, which only makes things more difficult for Turk. ("My Lips Are Sealed") J.D. moves out for good when he becomes the subject and middleman of an argument between the newlyweds. ("My Big Move") They begin attending couples therapy, and Elliot is poorly advised by Dr. Cox when she meets Jake, whom she is interested in. ("My Faith in Humanity") When Turk tells Dr. Cox that he doesn't like to brag, Dr. Cox pushes his ego until it breaks and he finally brags. ("My Drive-By") Elliot finds a new job, J.D. replaces Turk as his best friend with Hooch, and Jordan gets a full time job at Sacred Heart and J.D.'s fourth year comes to a close.