Scrubs: Season 3 (2003 - 2004)


Season 3

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Critic Ratings: 6


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User Ratings: 138
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Air date: Oct 2, 2003
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In the third season, J.D. (Zach Braff) puts his feelings for Elliot (Sarah Chalke) on the back burner and has a fling with Dr. Cox's (John C. McGinley) wild sister-in-law, Danni Sullivan (guest star Tara Reid). Elliot, meanwhile, revamps her look and begins a romance with handsome animal trainer Sean Kelly (guest star Scott Foley), while Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) plan their wedding. Notable patients checking in to Sacred Heart this season include Nicole Sullivan as an upbeat woman whose troubles run deeper than they appear, and Brendan Fraser as Dr. Cox's brother-in-law and good friend, who's battling leukemia.

Critic Reviews for Scrubs Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

At its best, it was as funny as any other comedy on television, as moving as any drama.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

I think almost everyone agrees that, in a sea of amazing episodes, My Screw-Up is the best episode of the series.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a bit more General Hospital in the show now than when it first premiered as an offbeat and highly original comedy. But the writing and acting are still top-notch.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The real triumph of this show is its ability to wring laughter from tears - and vice versa.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Bill Lawrence and his writers reject simplification at every turn...

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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As with most sitcoms entering their third season, Scrubs has now established a formula of character romances and break-ups.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scrubs: Season 3

  • May 14, 2014
    Season three of Scrubs is more of the same, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Incredibly difficult to tell apart, season three resembles the phenomenal season two to a T, except with slightly different plot points. In this season, J.D. and Elliot are crushing on each other (what else is new), J.D. starts dating Jordan's sister Dani and Elliot dates Sean. Eventually, Elliot realizes she's in love with J.D. and leaves sean, only to discover that once he had her, J.D. didn't want her. Dr. Cox also starts crushing on Dr. Miller. Basically, this is just another flawless season of one of the best sitcoms ever made. Watch it.

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