Season Three of Scrubs originally aired between October 2003 and May 2004 on NBC. It averaged 10.41 million viewers per episode, and received two Emmy nominations. It is available on DVD in regions 1, 2, & 4; and episodes are syndicated in most major markets.
It's a whole new year for the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital as Elliot undergoes a complete makeover in an attempt to change her luck, and the residents discover the incredible healing powers of an epiphany toilet. J.D. and Elliot test the waters again to see if they have a future being together, while Turk and Carla get married. All the while, Dr. Cox must deal with everyone around him including Dr. Kelso and Jordan, and the Janitor keeps up his old habit of making J.D.'s life tough.
Elliot, frustrated with her personal life and being overlooked at the hospital, gets a makeover that helps her self esteem and meets back up with an old flame, ("My Own American Girl") which makes J.D. jealous. ("My Journey") Days later, the three residents get their own interns to mentor and approach them with different teaching styles. ("My White Whale") J.D. begins to feel like a fifth wheel to his friends, ("My Lucky Night") and is further frustrated when his older brother visits him again. ("My Brother, Where Art Thou?") Turk meets Carla's brother and the two don't get along while J.D.'s fortunes change when he begins dating Jordan's sister. ("My Advice to You") Meanwhile, Dr. Kelso becomes deaf temporarily and everyone takes advantage of this. ("My Fifteen Seconds") The three friends each have their own experiences with being called "doctors" rather than "residential students". ("My Friend the Doctor") Elliot, however, continues to struggle with handling private parts ("My Dirty Secret") and dealing with sexual situations with patients. ("My Rule of Thumb") J.D. and Elliot have a rough couple of days when Danni breaks up with J.D. after their long relationship, and Elliot's new look is bringing her problems with coworkers. ("My Clean Break")
A very talented doctor, Kevin Casey visits Sacred Heart and everybody likes him, until he begins to outshine all of them. ("My Catalyst") Dr. Casey overcomes some of his fears, while J.D. is upset that Turk asks his brother to be his best man at his wedding. ("My Porcelain God")Ben Sullivan's return to the hospital brings bad news, ("My Screw Up") which upsets Dr. Cox severely. ("My Tormented Mentor") After J.D. and others talk about fate's role in their careers ("My Butterfly") Carla's old crush returns to Sacred Heart and Elliot turns out to be terribly wrong while diagnosing a patient. ("My Moment of Un-Truth") Turk worries about finally committing to marriage while J.D. attempts to win Elliot back. ("His Story II") After a short fling (Danni/J.D. and Sean/Elliot) ("My Choosiest Choice of All"), the two doctors become a couple again. ("My Fault") J.D. realizes he only wants what he can't have and publicly dumps Elliot. ("My Self-Examination") Turk and Carla get married and leave to enjoy their honeymoon, but Elliot and J.D. are at odds worse than ever before. ("My Best Friend's Wedding")
The third season of Scrubs, known for including hit songs, includes music from U2, Journey, REM, Matthew Sweet, Enrique Iglesias, Stroke 9, Coldplay, Counting Crows, Josh Radin, Avril Lavigne, Rhett Miller and many more.