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Jealousy plagues J.D., who's distraught that Elliot has drifted back to Sean and who now bounds back to Danni (Tara Reid). Elsewhere, Cox finds himself attracted to Dr. Miller, despite the sarcastic remonstrances of his ex.
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…)
Ego trips up J.D. over a patient's plight that Elliot diagnoses first. “When did she become a better doctor than me?,” he whines. Cox has a typically caustic response. “Probably during one of the countless days you were goofing off.”
A patient's trust binds J.D., who can't reveal a disturbing diagnosis to the afflicted's girlfriend, a winsome charmer J.D. is romancing; a hopeless case steels Elliot's resolve. Kylie: Chrystee Pharris. James: Marc D. Wilson.
Staffers are quarantined in the ICU, thanks to a gaffe by J.D., entrapped with his new flame and the “ex-girlfriend from hell” (Tara Reid). Also, tensions flare between Carla and Turk, who's jealous of his wife's ties with Cox.
Act II unfolds as J.D.'s sitcom fantasy, filmed in front of a studio audience and triggered by his tending to a TV writer. Clay Aiken guest stars as a hapless cafeteria worker, who sings “Isn't She Lovely?” Mr. James: Ken Lerner. Kylie: Chrystee Pharri (more…)
An old flame (Heather Graham) rekindles J.D.'s attraction amidst his frustration with Kylie. Also, romantic problems embroil Turk and Carla; and a dating game entangles Elliot, who's the object of a bet between Cox and the Janitor.
A feisty patient riles Kelso, who redons scrubs, thanks to Cox's challenge, and finds his bedside manner sorely tested. Elsewhere, Carla moves out of Turk's place and into Elliot's, while J.D. moves back in with Turk. Nell: Lindsay Hollister.