Scrubs: Season 5 (2006)


Season 5

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Critic Ratings: 5


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User Ratings: 124
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Air date: Jan 3, 2006
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"Scrubs" hits its 100th episode milestone in a fifth season that brings about significant changes for the Sacred Heart gang. J.D. (Zach Braff) tries to adapt to a new living situation and dabbles with the idea of home ownership. He also dates Julie Quinn (guest star Mandy Moore) after being set up by a patient. Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla (Judy Reyes) try to have a baby, and Elliot (Sarah Chalke) enters a relationship with the lovable-but-dull intern Keith Dudemesiter (Travis Schuldt).


Zach Braff
as John `J.D.' Dorian
Sarah Chalke
as Elliot Reid
Donald Faison
as Chris Turk
Judy Reyes
as Carla Espinosa
John C. McGinley
as Dr. Perry Cox
Ken Jenkins
as Dr. Bob Kelso
Charles Chun
as Dr. Wen
Elizabeth Banks
as Dr. Kim Briggs
Janet Carroll
as Mrs. Cooke
Frank Cameron
as Dr. Mickhead
Markie Post
as Lily Reid
Dave Foley
as Headrick
Sabin Rich
as Stanley
Frank Encarnacao
as Dr. Mickhead
Eve Brent Ashe
as Mrs. Harris
as Old Woman
Keith Allan
as Bartender
Peter Jacobson
as Mr. Foster
Yvonne Martinez
as Nurse Martinez
Carole Goldman
as Mrs. Goldstein
Sarah Lancaster
as Gift Shop Lisa
Eamonn Roche
as Mr. Clark
Traber Burns
as Mr. Russell
Henry LeBlanc
as Mr. McNair
David Downs
as Mr. Bolger
Stacey Hinnen
as Mr. Morgan
Jason Bateman
as Mr. Sutton
Hunter Huston
as Intern No. 1
Jack Yang
as Patient
Robert E. Beckwith
as Dr. Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Scrubs Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The fifth season was produced under the belief that the show's audience was as big as it was ever going to get, and that emboldened the writers to reach increasingly bizarre heights.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

No sitcom has really ever mixed comedy with poignancy as well as Scrubs has. It was a show set against the backdrop of life-and-death stakes, and it was often the deaths of patients that would bring out the best in Scrubs.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

To fans of the series: enjoy the show; while not every episode is perfect, the ones that are make you remember why you started watching the show in the first place.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Even with the raised stakes in this fifth season, the sharp writing and casting continue to keep Scrubs out of the emergency room.

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

All of Scrubs' weirdness works because the actors are so game.

Jan 3, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scrubs: Season 5

  • Sep 07, 2019
    Heartfelt but still hilarious!!
  • Aug 14, 2019
    A few good laughs, but usually cut short by painfully unfunny segments or morbid drama. Didn't really find any of the plot lines for this season particularly riveting. Still, there are shows that have dropped off a lot worse by their fifth season.
  • Aug 09, 2014
    Can't give this one a perfect score due to the fact that a lot of cast changes in the end didn't hold it together that well. Even if it is one of the best comedies of all time. Yes bold statement, but it really is. A truly talented cast with all hard hitters up till almost the end. That's including what was to be the 9th season revival that couldn't take off.
  • May 14, 2014
    Season five is perhaps the best Scrubs has to offer with the best episode of the series short of the finale (My Lunch). This season focuses on J.D.'s relationship with Dr. Cox and less about Elliot, who changed hospitals only to change back. Turk and Carla also focus on having a baby. Everything that made Scrubs what it is is still in this season, but perhaps it's just getting a bit stale. Without major mix-ups of the cast structuring, it all gets redundant eventually. Still incredible television though.

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