Scrubs Season 8 Reviews – My Saving Grace and My Happy Place

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My Saving GraceThis week, two more episodes aired, and it looks like that’s going to be the trend, as the schedule calls for two episodes a week over the next two weeks as well.  ABC is being awesome to us Scrubs fans.  I’m not sure what the final count of episodes is going to be for this season, but I hope that the ratings are great enough that the series is picked up for a ninth season.  We should know by May.

This weeks episodes continued the storyline featuring Courteney Cox as the Chief of Medicine at Sacred Heart Hospital.

“My Saving Grace” — Desperate times call for desperate measures when lifelong adversaries Drs. Kelso and Cox ally to oust Dr. Maddox (guest starring Courteney Cox) from Sacred Heart, while Carla makes it her mission to take a self-centered, incompetent intern down a notch., on “Scrubs,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

This episode focused on Carla’s conversation with an intern who is entirely too into herself, and after a few months had not really made any friends at the hospital.  She didn’t know why, and thought it was because of the “competitive” nature of the hospital, when it was really her own attitude.

The episode moves forward at a pretty steady pace, and though it isn’t an instant classic, it does feature a change in the relationship between longtime rivals.  It’s slight, but a great scene that moved the characters forward and you could see a change.

There are also some major clashes between the staff and Dr. Maddox that result in the culmination of that storyline.

“My Happy Place” – New sparks of an old romance are ignited between J.D. and Elliot when they work together to encourage to Dr. Kelso to branch out beyond the hospital coffee shop to find his new happy place, on “Scrubs,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

In this episode, the on-again off-again relationship between J.D. and Elliot has come to a point where it’s either go for it, or not.  All because of a statement that Dr. Kelso makes.

It starts out with a really funny series of jokes revolving around Oprah Winfrey.  (Which is called back to later on.)  It then moves toward the Coffee Bucks coffee-shop.

Janitor is back, and he has the lawyer Ted doing his job without really realizing it.  Dr. Cox and Dr. Turk work together in this episode as well.  The end of this episode is very good and made me happy to see where the series is headed.

So far, this is the strongest season in a couple of years.

You can watch the episodes online at

Paul Martin

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