Scrubs (season 6)


Scrubs (season 6)
Scrubs season 6
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Scrubs Season 6 DVD art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run November 30, 2006 (2006-11-30) – May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
Region 2 January 14, 2008 (2008-01-14)
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List of Scrubs episodes

The sixth season of the American comedy-drama television series Scrubs premiered on NBC on November 30, 2006 and concluded on May 17, 2007 and consists of 22 episodes. The series moved to Thursdays at 9:00 pm as a part of NBC's Comedy Night Done Right. Guest stars in the sixth season included Keri Russell and Michael Weston. This season featured the series' musical episode, "My Musical".

Contents

Plot

Over the course of the season, J.D. and the other characters must mature to fill the different roles required of them. J.D., for instance, is cast in the role of expecting father since his girlfriend, Dr. Kim Briggs (Elizabeth Banks), is pregnant with his child. Turk and Carla become parents when Carla gives birth to their daughter, Isabella Turk. Elliot plans her wedding to Keith, although she and J.D. still harbor feelings for each other. Dr. Cox, as father of two children with Jordan, struggles to prevent his foul disposition from affecting his parenting. Important issues are touched upon, such as the importance of leadership, whether everything happens for a reason, and even death.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring roles

Guest stars

Production

Season Six saw more writers leave. Tim Hobert left after the first 3 episodes, as did Tad Quill. Gabrielle Allan returned as a consulting producer for the first half season. Clarence Livingston was hired as a story editor. Andy Schwartz and Dave Tennant were hired as staff writers. Even though Eric Weinberg and Sean Russell each wrote an episode this season, they were not part of the writing staff. Weinberg returned to write just that episode. Russell was the script coordinator, who was given the opportunity to write an episode.

Writing staff

  • Bill Lawrence – executive producer/head writer
  • Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan – executive producers/assistant head writers
  • Bill Callahan – co-executive producer (episodes 1–3) / executive producer/assistant head writer (episodes 4–22)
  • Tad Quill – executive producer/assistant head writer (episodes 1–3)
  • Mike Schwartz – co-executive producer
  • Debra Fordham – supervising producer
  • Mark Stegemann – supervising producer
  • Janae Bakken – supervising producer
  • Angela Nissel – consulting producer
  • Gabrielle Allan - consulting producer (episodes 1-10)
  • Tim Hobert – executive producer/assistant head writer (episode 1) / consulting producer (episodes 2–3)
  • Kevin Biegel – story editor
  • Aseem Batra – story editor
  • Clarence Livingston – story editor
  • Dave Tennant – staff writer
  • Andy Schwartz – staff writer

Production staff

  • Bill Lawrence – executive producer/showrunner
  • Randall Winston – producer
  • Liz Newman – producer
  • Danny Rose – co-producer

Directors

Includes directors who directed 2 or more episodes, or directors who are part of the cast and crew

  • John Putch (4 episodes)
  • Linda Mendoza (2 episodes)
  • John Inwood (2 episodes)
  • Victor Nelli, Jr. (2 episodes)
  • Bill Lawrence (1 episode)
  • Zach Braff (1 episode)
  • Michael McDonald (1 episode)
  • Rick Blue (editor) (1 episode)
  • John Michel (editor) (1 episode)
  • Richard Alexander Wells (assistant director) (1 episode)
  • Mark Stegemann (writer) (1 episode)
  • Richard Davis (camera operator) (1 episode)

Episodes

Series
#
Season
#
Title Directed by Written by U.S viewers
(million)
Original air date Production
code
118 1 "My Mirror Image" (Part 2) John Inwood Tim Hobert 8.45 November 30, 2006 (2006-11-30) 601
J.D. attempts to avoid confronting Kim (Elizabeth Banks) about her pregnancy. Dr. Cox attempts to deal with his anger issues, both at home and at work. Elliot is having trouble being the only one in the group with no child on the way. The Janitor questions the purpose of his life. 
119 2 "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby" Gail Mancuso Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan 8.43 December 7, 2006 (2006-12-07) 603
Carla goes into labour, but Turk is overshadowed by Elliot in his attempts to support Carla. J.D. and Kim discuss their options for their baby, whether or not they should seek an abortion. Jordan gets angry at Dr. Cox for treating their son Jack like his "drinking buddy". 
120 3 "My Coffee" Rick Blue Tad Quill 7.78 December 14, 2006 (2006-12-14) 602
J.D. tries to find out how compatible he and Kim are. Turk gives medical advice for fees so that Carla can stay on maternity leave and Elliot is tortured by Dr. Cox as she considers going into private practice. Janitor leads a strike of the Sacred Heart supporting staff, demanding dental insurance from Dr. Kelso. 
121 4 "My House" John Putch Bill Callahan 7.29 January 4, 2007 (2007-01-04) 604
Dr. Cox feels like the TV character House when he has to solve several mysteries. One of them is that Elliot is angry at Dr. Kelso, but is taking her anger out on Turk for some reason. Carla is showing early signs of postpartum depression, while J.D. tries to be a better boyfriend for Kim and at the same time has to solve the problem of a heart-failure-patient who is apparently healthy, and Turk and Dr. Cox find another mystery when a patient's husband is "as orange as an NBA gameball". The episode guest stars Dave Foley as Dr. Hedrick. 
122 5 "My Friend with Money" John Michel Gabrielle Allan 7.77 January 11, 2007 (2007-01-11) 605
Elliot is enjoying private practice a little too much, causing J.D. and Dr. Cox to show a little jealousy. Carla's post-partum depression symptoms worsen. Dr. Cox and Janitor try to co-exist in the hospital's new luxury suite. 
123 6 "My Musical" Will Mackenzie Debra Fordham 6.48 January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18) 607
The arrival of a patient who hears music all the time results in Sacred Heart turning into a full scale Broadway musical. Elliot tries to tell J.D. that she doesn't want to be roommates with him any more, while Carla attempts to decide whether she should return to work or not. The episode guest stars Stephanie D'Abruzzo
124 7 "His Story IV" Linda Mendoza Mike Schwartz 6.90 February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01) 606
Narrated from Dr. Kelso's viewpoint. Dr. Kelso befriends a soldier, Private Brian Dancer (Michael Weston) being treated at Sacred Heart, the war stories he brings back from Iraq remind Kelso what it means to be a good leader. Meanwhile, the soldier's presence in the hospital causes a heated political debate, dividing the staffers, and while everyone is fighting the patient's well-being is being neglected. Elsewhere, J.D. is in search of a new apartment and feels out of the loop when politics become the topic of the day at Sacred Heart. 
125 8 "My Road to Nowhere" Mark Stegemann Mark Stegemann 6.29 February 8, 2007 (2007-02-08) 608
Turk convinces J.D. that he needs to go to Tacoma for Kim's first ultra sound—which results in an impromptu road trip for the Sacred Heart crew. After commandeering Dr. Kelso's new RV, Rowdy, Elliot, Carla, Keith, Ted and the Janitor join the father to be on his journey. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox and Jordan face some concern when her ultrasound reveals that their unborn child will need to have surgery. 
126 9 "My Perspective" John Putch Angela Nissel 6.23 February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15) 609
When J.D. develops vasovagal syncope, a condition which results in fainting or blackouts, he finds himself not only having to deal with losing his girlfriend and his apartment, but also his consciousness. Elliot and Turk debate over whose turn it is to take care of the always luckless attending, while Carla tries out her new excuse: "I have a baby." Elsewhere, the Janitor embarks on a cruise vacation. Also, Miloš, an established surgeon in his war-torn home country, comes to Sacred Heart and angers Turk by showing greater surgical experience than him. 
127 10 "My Therapeutic Month" Ken Whittingham Aseem Batra 5.66 February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22) 610
J.D. likes a sexy new physical therapist but because of his unfortunate circumstances, he finds it difficult to ask her out. Meanwhile, Turk breaks his arm and Dr. Kelso sends him back to residency where, with the help of Dr. Cox, he realizes that he knows less about actual medicine than he thought he did. Elsewhere, Elliot invites Keith to move in with her, but isn't quite ready to compromise her house rules. All the while Carla provides each of the doctors with guidance while they get over their fear, ignorance and stubbornness. 
128 11 "My Night to Remember" Richard Davis Debra Fordham 6.76 March 1, 2007 (2007-03-01) 616
While helping a patient regain his memory, the staff at Sacred Heart stir up some memories of their own. J.D., Elliot, Turk, Carla, Dr. Cox, Dr. Kelso and Janitor take a trip down memory lane in this clipshow of six years of Scrubs
129 12 "My Fishbowl" Chris Koch Kevin Biegel 5.84 March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08) 611
The day has come for Private Brian Dancer to be released from Sacred Heart, but when the military informs him that his injuries are too severe to return to service he spirals into a state of depression. Elliot, J.D. and Turk rally around him to boost his spirit. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox informs Carla that her jokes are just not funny. 
130 13 "My Scrubs" John Putch Clarence Livingston 6.44 March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15) 612
Unbeknownst to Dr. Kelso, J.D. and Turk try to beat the system to treat the Chief's uninsured friend. Elsewhere, the Janitor blackmails Carla with a case of mistaken dog identity. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox tries to convince Elliot that a reformed drug addict isn't quite clean. All the while the entire staff is condemned to wearing dirt brown scrubs when Kelso suspects a clothing thief in their midst. The episode guest stars Alexander Chaplin as Sam Thompson and Victoria Tennant as Maggie Kent. 
131 14 "My No Good Reason" (Part 1) Zach Braff Janae Bakken 6.44 March 22, 2007 (2007-03-22) 613
J.D. and Turk try to forget that the Turks' new nanny is smoking hot, but when the pair holds a public screening of the footage from the nanny cam Carla soon catches on. Elsewhere, Elliot and the Janitor team up to cheer up a dying patient, but their actions cause Dr. Kelso to feel undermined. Meanwhile, Nurse Laverne Roberts and Dr. Cox debate whether or not "everything happens for a reason", but when a tragedy falls upon one of the Sacred Heart staff it is hard to continue the argument. 
132 15 "My Long Goodbye" (Part 2) Victor Nelli, Jr. Dave Tennant 4.89 April 5, 2007 (2007-04-05) 614
Nurse Laverne Roberts is in a coma, and nobody knows when she will wake up. Elliot comes to visit and remembers the times when she was down and Nurse Roberts cheered her up. Carla comes in and tells Elliot not to say goodbye because people have come back from worse. Jordan is giving birth and only gives Dr. Cox two hours' notice; he immediately starts freaking out. Carla won't accept that Nurse Laverne Roberts is going to die. A ghost of Nurse Roberts follows Carla around until Carla finally says goodbye to her. 
133 16 "My Words of Wisdom" Victor Nelli, Jr. Eric Weinberg 5.05 April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) 615
J.D. treats a deaf patient and learns that the Janitor knows sign language. They are shocked when the father, also deaf, refuses a surgical implant that would allow his son to hear. After saying goodbye to Nurse Roberts, the Sacred Heart staff institutes some of her lessons into their lives. Though Carla thinks they've all forgotten, Dr. Cox takes time to reflect on his purpose, Elliot opens her heart to Keith, and J.D. and Turk learn compassion. 
134 17 "Their Story" Richard Alexander Wells Andy Schwartz 5.51 April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19) 617
In a unique twist, J.D. turns his narrating duties over to Ted, the Todd and Jordan—as this episode focuses on the lives of the supporting players at Sacred Heart Hospital. Ted juggles fantasies in which he has a full head of hair and a reality where he is helping the nursing staff fight for a raise; Todd meets his future son and helps Turk preserve his reputation and Jordan puts aside her knack for causing misery to help Elliot and Keith's relationship. 
135 18 "My Turf War" Bill Lawrence Sean Russell 4.65 April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26) 618
Elliot's wild sorority sister, Melody (Keri Russell) comes to town. Not able to deal with being the fifth wheel, J.D. turns the girls against each other in the hopes that he will once again be Elliot's priority friend and he might get to "mack" it with Melody. Meanwhile, Turk and Dr. Cox go head to head when they disagree over whether or not a patient requested surgery is necessary. Elsewhere, Carla discovers an unlikely ghost haunting pediatrics in an attempt to keep it clean. 
136 19 "My Cold Shower" John Inwood Janae Bakken 4.95 May 3, 2007 (2007-05-03) 619
When Elliot's engagement ring doesn't fit, Keith agrees to a "redo" in which Elliot plans her own engagement. Carla, Jordan and Elliot's sorority sister Melody gather to help plan the "surprise." Meanwhile, the men of Sacred Heart are suffering from too much talk and not enough action: J.D. keeps trying to take it past "macking" with Melody, but she keeps shooting him down, Turk and Carla have not been intimate since their baby was born, and Dr. Kelso's internet is down—resulting in a lot of cold showers. With Elliot's engagement, her colleagues all fantasize about being married to her, each with their own personal twist. 
137 20 "My Conventional Wisdom" Michael McDonald Bill Callahan 5.31 May 10, 2007 (2007-05-10) 620
As Elliot begins to plan her wedding with Keith, J.D. continues to question his true feelings for her. In an attempt to ease his best friend's mind Turk takes him to a surgeon's convention in Phoenix, but the plan backfires when J.D. runs into his ex-girlfriend Kim and discovers that she had lied to him and is, in fact, still pregnant with their child. Meanwhile, Kelso and his cronies party it up at the convention while unknown to him, the Janitor takes on the role of chief of medicine back at Sacred Heart. 
138 21 "My Rabbit" (Part 1) John Putch Kevin Biegel & Aseem Batra 5.28 May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17) 621
J.D. learns that Kim's baby is a boy, but is unsure of whether he could ever trust her enough to be with her. But then Turk and Cox teach J.D. a lesson about fatherhood. Meanwhile, Carla is supposed to plan Elliot's bachelorette party, but Elliot keeps taking over. 
139 22 "My Point of No Return" (Part 2) Linda Mendoza Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan 5.28 May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17) 622
J.D. and Kim move in together as Elliot and Keith continue to plan their wedding, but as they each take big steps in their lives, J.D. and Elliot begin to panic and wonder if they really belong with their respective partners. Janitor and his new brain trust try to make Keith a better husband. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox continues to be angry that J.D. is his daughter's godfather

Notes

  • denotes a "supersized" episode, running an extended length of 25-28 minutes.

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