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Hospital duty conflicts with Elliot's new romance with an old beau (Scott Foley), who's really more attached to the sea creatures he trains; the bond between J.D. and Turk faces a stern test as the latter finally sets a wedding day.
Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) plays a pediatrician who defies Cox. Elsewhere, new interns test the patience of the residents, especially J.D. and Elliot, who has separate issues with her buttinsky boyfriend.
The residency directorship appeals to Cox, but Kelso's a hurdle; tensions surface between Elliot and Sean, who learns of her fling with J.D.; a surgical procedure partners Carla with Turk, who's not anxious to work side by side with his fiancee.
A nuptial crisis faces Turk, hung up on writing wedding vows for Carla; verbal sparring with Perry tires Jordan, who refuses to fight back; another commitment dilemma ruffles J.D., who's fretting over his reinvolvement with Elliot.
In the third-season finale, the Turk-Carla wedding day provides apt pandemonium, including nuptials that go awry and tempestuous behavior at the reception. Sean: Scott Foley. Jordan: Christa Miller Lawrence. Danni: Tara Reid. Mark: Freddy Rodriguez.
Heather Graham (“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”) joins the cast in a recurring role as an insightful if spacey psychiatrist. The main plot focuses on her interaction with J.D. and his treatment of a recalcitrant patient.
Hospital conflicts busy Clock, who sets out to mollify J.D. and Elliot, now sharing duties and squabbling as co-chief residents. The psychiatrist also comes between a battling Carla and Turk, who's engaged in a feud with Cox as well.
A risky procedure daunts J.D., intimidated by Cox's dire warning to residents that “sometime you will screw up [and] kill a patient.” Elsewhere, Elliot crosses swords with Molly over a patient's candidacy for surgery. Dean: Tim Conlon.
Tom Cavanagh returns as J.D.'s older brother in an episode about grief, acceptance and denial. One plot deals with the death of the sibs' dad, another with Turk's debilitating health condition. Molly: Heather Graham. Janitor: Neil Flynn.
Part 1 of two. ER's Julianna Margulies plays “the scariest malpractice attorney in the city.” Not surprisingly, her dad is a patient MDs are afraid to treat. Richard Kind returns as a hypochondriac out to teach Turk a lesson. Doug: Johnny Kastl.
Conclusion. J.D.'s a prisoner of love, bewitched by a malpractice lawyer (Julianna Margulies) who's suing Turk. Elsewhere, Elliot gets short shrift from a sexist-pig patient (Jon Polito), an influential member of the hospital board.
Matthew Perry directed and plays the estranged, cavalierly Chandler-esque son of an amiable patient (John Bennett Perry, his real-life dad) in need of a new kidney. Also, Elliot wages a battle against gender discrimination. Jordan: Christa Miller Lawrence (more…)
- Birth Name: Judy G. Reyes
- Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
- Profession: Actor, Producer