Previously, we reported that Scrubs
had been getting more dramatic than usual of late, and all of it are intentional to build up the tension for the highly anticipated finale, says Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. “I thought we got a little silly,” he explains. “In order for the finale to actually mean anything, the show has to be borderline real for people to give a s--t. We were dangerously venturing into an area where everyone was so fake no one would have given a s--t when it ended.”
On the first episode of Scrubs
tonight called “My Saving Grace,” Dr. Kelso (Ken Jenkins
) and Cox (John C. McGinley
) come together to oust Dr. Maddox (Courtney Cox) from Sacred Heart. Meanwhile, Carla decides to take a self-centered, incompetent intern down a notch.
As for the second episode called “My Happy Place,” J.D. (Zach Braff
) and Elliot (Sarah Chalke
) kind of bring back their past when they work together to encourage Dr. Kelso to branch out beyond the hospital coffee shop.
In other news, USA Today reports that one of the final scene of Scrubs
will mark the departure of the central character. While the final few episodes should be more dramatic than usual, as expected, Donald Faison
, who plays J.D.'s best friend Turk, says it will nevertheless stay true to its central themes and sensibilities.
"It's the same story. Turk will always be J.D.'s best friend and Dr. Cox his unconventional mentor," Faison sums up. As for its loyal 6.4 million or so viewers, the series finale will answer some crucial questions, including the way J.D. exits Sacred Heart, whether or not he and Elliot will end up together, and, of course, the name of The Janitor.
tonight on ABC.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Today
(Image Courtesy of ABC)