For this second in our series of the Best of Scrubs, I’ve picked a moment that deals with the stress of working in an environment where you win some and lose some, but if you don’t learn to manage it, it can get the best of you.
Stress is something that can come with any job, and recognizing that is important. It is something that, if you don’t deal with it in a healthy way, it is possible that it can drag you down.
During rounds, J.D. is doing exceptionally well. However, there is one other intern who is equally as good at being a doctor as him – Nick Murdoch. Nick has a patient, Peter, who keeps getting worse. Nurse Roberts keeps him updated on Peter’s status. Meanwhile, Turk gets frightened that he could make a mistake in surgery and kill someone. After Elliot asks Carla if Turk was alright, Carla gets upset that Turk doesn’t talk to her about his problems. Dr. Cox eventually gives both Turk and Carla advice on how the stress of how the hospital can make people not want to talk about their problems.