Our Role Models

Our Role Models
"Our Role Models"
Scrubs episode
Episode no. Season 9
Episode 3
Directed by Gail Mancuso
Written by Steven Cragg
Brian Bradley
Featured music "Telescope" by Bright Eyes
"Moonshine" by Geoff Martyn
"Can't Go Back Now" by The Weepie
Production code 903
Original air date December 8, 2009
Guest stars

Nicky Whelan as Maya
Brian Bradley as Dr. Tom Bradley
Audrey Kearns as Meghan Maroney
Kurt Ross as Ryan Maroney

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"Our Role Models" is the 171st episode of the American situation comedy Scrubs. It aired on ABC as episode 3 of the ninth season on December 8, 2009.

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Plot

As J.D. and Turk talk in a hall of New Sacred Heart, Dr. Cox calls them over so he can give a present to Drew - a pink shirt with #1 printed on the front. J.D. gets insanely jealous but Drew is still mad that Cox is aggressively taking an interest in him. Later, in class, Drew answers all of the difficult questions Cox asks. Cole later tells Drew to watch himself because he wants to be #1 in the class. During rounds, Cox spots a coding patient. He asks Drew to handle it but Drew cripples under pressure and storms off. J.D. steps in to help. Later, at the bar, Drew approaches Cox, who ignores him and hurls a general insult at people who've wasted his time. Upset, Drew asks J.D. for help but J.D. tells him that once set in his ways, Cox is impossible to convince to change his mind. Turk overhears this and makes J.D. talk to Cox nonetheless. At the Owlcat's football game, J.D. tells Cox that it has taken him a long time to find someone he could believe in, and that he shouldn't throw it away after one mistake. Cox takes his advice and calls on Drew during his next lecture, and informs him that he has to wear the shirt the next day. J.D. smiles, but is angered when Cox pats Drew on the back.

After waking up next to Cole, Lucy attends Cox's lecture, where she freezes when he asks her a question. She then meets with J.D. in his favorite tree and he informs her that she should start looking for a new mentor since he is leaving soon. Wanting to find a female mentor, Lucy asks Denise. Denise initially refuses to let her shadow her, but when she gets a patient, Mrs. Maroney, with a similar personality to Lucy's, Denise asks Lucy to take care of her while Denise takes care of her son. Denise grows fond of the boy, but when she finds out that Mrs. Maroney is terminally ill, she abandons him. Denise asks Lucy to talk to the boy and make sure he is alright, but before she can, Denise steps in herself and comforts him, giving him her cell phone number. Denise then gives Lucy permission to shadow her.

Reception

5.44 million American viewers watched this episode, the highest viewed episode of this season. The episode received a 2.3/6 rating/share among adults 18-49 and placed ninth for the night.[1] TV Fanatic called this episode "a good episode. Luckily, the two new breakout stars of the new Scrubs cast, Denise and Drew are doing a great job. We loved the A story with Lucy shadowing Denise, while the former ending up teaching the latter to soften up a little." Joel Keller of TV Squad said he "felt odd watching this episode. By all objective measures, it was a good episode; funny, good story, lots of glimpses into the characters' personalities. But, as in the first two episodes, most of the good stuff involved the old cast, mainly Zach Braff. And, since this is supposed to work more as a transition to a new show than more of the old show, this trend is getting me worried."[2] IGN gave this episode an 8 out of 10 rating, calling the pairing of Dr. Mahoney and Lucy interesting.[3] TV.com gave this episode an 8.1 out of 10.[4]

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