Scrubs Season 8 Reviews – My New Role and My Lawyer’s in Love

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scrubs-my-new-role-02This week’s episodes were terrific, but curiously absent from the cast was Dr. Chris Turk.  I know that this year is definitely a year of change for the show, as they make their way toward the season finale, and perhaps the passing of the torch to a team of new Doctors for a possible ninth season (fingers crossed).  Anyway, let’s get to brass tacks.

“My New Role” – When Dr. Cox becomes overwhelmed in his new role as Chief of Medicine, he does the unthinkable and reaches out to Dr. Kelso for friendship, on “Scrubs,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

This episode is focused on Dr. Cox in his new role as Chief of Medicine.  All he wants to do is get out of his office and see patients, and all that he gets done throughout the day is paperwork and dealing with the questions and requests of employees of the hospital.  It’s a great look at what happens when faced with a new role that people don’t understand from the outside.

scrubs-my-new-role-01It also features a problem that is very real in the hospitals these days, with a shortage of nurses and overworked nursing staff.  It’s not an isolated problem and this episode brings that to light.

He and Dr. Kelso have a few heart to hearts during Dr. Cox’s first few days on the job, and it makes for a very entertaining and insightful look at hospital management from the upper-management’s perspective.

Dr. Cox even has a list posted next to his door of people that are either always allowed in, sometimes allowed in, and never ever ever ever ever ever allowed in.  That third list has three names, which made me laugh out loud as a long-time fan of the show: Dr. Dorian, Hooch and Jordan.  If you’ve been watching the show regularly, you’ll know why.

“My Lawyer’s in Love” – It takes a village to help Ted take the first step when he falls in love at first sight with a ukulele player. Meanwhile, Perry learns the hard way that he simply can’t handle everything on his plate, on “Scrubs,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

scrubs-my-lawyers-in-loveThis episode features Ted’s accapella band.  Ted Buckland is the hospital’s lawyer, who lacks confidence in his skills with ladies.  Dr. Dorian and the Janitor try to help Ted out, when he sees a girl that he likes.

Also in this episode, Dr. Cox gives new intern Ed a chance to prove that he’s willing to put in the work to succeed at Sacred Heart.  Ed is one of my favorite of the new interns, and it’s interesting to see where they took his character.

I really enjoyed this hour of Scrubs, and am definitely looking forward to next week’s episodes.  If the show is not pickd up for a ninth year, I’ll be a sad camper.

You can watch the episodes online at

Paul Martin

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