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18 January 2009 @ 11:11 am
Scrubs season 8 (especially ep4) so far ...  
I know this is two weeks behind roughly when it started again, and almost a week since the specific episode I want to talk about aired, but I just watched the last two. So ...

The first and third episode were funny, reminiscent of the last couple of seasons (which I still found funny, by the way), but the second and fourth were awesome; they were like the best of previous Scrubs. They were funny (laugh-out loud in some places), but they also had such an enormous heart without being sappy. The second one about the dying patient was just so beautifully written; it was poignant and wonderfully acted by the guest and regular stars.

And the fourth one ... the most recent, oh that one was not only humorous and poignant, but it made my shipper heart squee in a way I haven't since the end of series four of Doctor Who, and as I never have for this show. I've always liked JD and Elliot and wanted them to hook up, but I never squeed, or smiled or was just awwing all over their moments. This episode was just ... ooh, I loved it.

At first when it began with the signs of them basically acting like a couple (but for sex) and not realizing it, I thought, okay, it's coming up and they'll pull back, per usual, but hey, if they're addressing it now, it means the show likely IS going to go there. So yay. And then they did what I expected, their actions were brought to their attention, they decided to "talk." And they did, and it was very well done, talking about the pitfalls, the past, not talking about the past, all with grace and charm and sensitivity (by the writers), and then it was left hanging a bit. What were they going to do?

Then came the final scene where they walked outside, neither talking and then JD took her hand and they continued walking, and then she put her head on his shoulder (and I was pretty much a ball of goo at this point) and then he kissed the top of her head. It was just so sweetly romantic, and had a lovely maturity to it that has been missing in their love story. I really, really loved it. Now, I only hope that we don't see them break-up again this season and then it ends on them broken up, or they make-up at the end. I would like to just see them finish this season out together as they should be.
 
 
 
ex_miss_pru on January 18th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Just read this and then went to watch the episode.

Oh... those two. They must be squished.
Arabian: Dr Whoarabian on January 18th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry you read it before you watched it, but at least you knew it was something really good coming.

They are very, very squish-worthy in this episode. I loved it.
the_lucky_stars on January 18th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I've been having a Scrubs-athon over the past couple of weeks, and thanks to the glory of the Tube of You I've been watching S8 as they've aired in America, and as you say it's all great! I watched the episode where Elliot gets engaged right before 8.04, so their semi-reunion seemed even more poignant.
Arabian: JD & Elliotarabian on January 18th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, yeah, I imagine that did give it an extra kick. It was just so, so nice. Cool that you're able to watch them. Yay!
False gods are just as good, y'know.: jd elliot kissshionthekid on January 18th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for them to get back together for a long time, and was pretty upset when that near-kiss happened at the end of S6 and then nothing happened between them in S7 after she broke up with Keith. This recent development, therefore, has made me very happy :)

A more mature relationship between them that lasts would be wonderful, 'cause really, I'm with Dr. Cox here (from S7's finale), they were idiots to ever think they weren't supposed to be together. I really want to see them succeed together, no more of that break-up, back together, break-up nonsense.

Arabian: JD & Elliotarabian on January 18th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was bummed they didn't get back together then too, but honestly, after this episode, I'm glad they waited because it really did put them in a much more mature frame of mind for a relationship. And that is something they've never had, hopefully this time, they'll make it! :D