Scrubs (2001–2010)
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My Drug Buddy 

Some pain killers have gone missing and Alex and Elliot argue over where they may have ended up. Turk discovers Cox may have inappropriate feelings for Carla.


Michael Spiller


Bill Lawrence (created by), Matt Tarses | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Zach Braff ... Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian
Sarah Chalke ... Dr. Elliot Reid
Donald Faison ... Dr. Christopher Turk
Ken Jenkins ... Dr. Bob Kelso
John C. McGinley ... Dr. Perry Cox
Judy Reyes ... Nurse Carla Espinosa
Elizabeth Bogush ... Alex
Neil Flynn ... Janitor
Aloma Wright ... Nurse Roberts
Jim Blanchette Jim Blanchette ... Allan
Brian Catalano ... Yuppie
Al Harrington ... Older Patient
Lynne Maclean Lynne Maclean ... Nurse #1


Some pain killers have gone missing and Alex and Elliot argue over where they may have ended up. Turk discovers Cox may have inappropriate feelings for Carla.

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Did You Know?


Doctor Cox mentions Will and Grace in this episode. Sean Hayes, who previously starred as Dr Murdoch in S1e7, is a main character on Will and Grace. See more »


J.D. pulls the ziploc bag out of Alex's purse twice. It's the first thing he picks up when he is looking for mints. Then, he puts it back in her purse only to find it again and discover that it's the missing pills from the hospital. See more »


Dr. Elliot Reid: Never did sleep with her, did you?
Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian: No. But why does that matter?
Dr. Elliot Reid: Because I was jealous.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »


Performed by Lazlo Bane
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S1 ep14 is when Scrubs drops the mic
14 July 2018 | by Br4ve-trave1orSee all my reviews

What a incredible episode! Yes, I'm very sure there will be much more incredible episodes to come, especially when this episode isnt even talked about that much. But watching this show for the first time 17 years later and bingeing it, I felt a huge new direction taken in this episode!

The biggest reveal was Doctor Cox revelation! I did not see that coming but it has been there all season, so it wasnt pulled out of left field. She was one of the very very few that truly knew Cox and was the only person to put him in his place and have an affect on him by getting mad.

It turned this episode title is entirely misleading, which I loved and created a lot of fun upon watching with the reveals and twists. My drug buddy is literally not what you think or who.

I suspected JD's new direction upon the reveal at the end like I'm sure the rest of us did in the beginning. But the writers played it off very good where its believable, yet ohh, there they go. Finally! That kind of moment.

The highlight I think, in my opinion, the highlight of the last few episodes was Turk and Cox bathroom scene. I'm sure that is my favorite part about season 1 that just made me laugh and smile all the time during the scenes. Scrubs takes relatable events or things you may have experienced in your life, and incorporates them very well!

I'm so happy to know at this point into this series (episode 15), that I'm in it for the long haul and I can see this series touching my all-time favorite, The Office. This is a show that grows massively and progresses like a violent contagion each episode. I feel drawn so close to these characters lives, so well done to the whole team involved in making Scrubs! What a outstanding series this has turned out to be. Bravo.

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22 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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