So JD and the girl he knocked up are (or were) actually considering abortion. When was the last time this happened-- or the word was uttered-- on a primetime show? And if it was considered, did the characters go through with it? And if they did, did they live to regret it forever?
The only instance I can recall is Sex and the City, and Miranda kept the baby (though other characters recalled having had abortions in the past in a remarkably realistic way-- Carrie wondered about the guy who impregnated her, but knew she couldn’t have had a baby at that time in her life. Hell, I don’t think her character would ever make a responsible mother).
I was too, except that it looked like “Oh, new baby, how cute!” was the deciding factor.
I think they both wanted the baby all along, but neither of them wanted to be the first to say so. How long have they known each other? I haven’t watched for awhile. Why did JD say they’d never really had sex? Were they both drunk or something?
I also think they dismissed adoption rather friviously. It is a valid option, and it was tossed aside with a lame joke about an older JD hitting on his adult bio-daughter in a bar.
Jack is still cute as a button, though, and I want to pinch his cheeks off.
Turk came through, bless his heart. I could totally see him dragging the ice machine into the OR. I did find the transition from NICU to Proud Papa showing off baby in the waiting room rather abrupt. I don’t think maternity would have let a newborn, especially one just out of NICU, out of the nursery.
I just watched Scrubs last night because my usual stuff was in reruns. Has the “appletini” couple been dating long? I, too, was annoyed by the sudden decision based on how cute their buddy’s baby was. It just didn’t seem realistic for two mature people to make the leap based on “adorable.”
JD got Kim pregnant on their first date, as I recall. What a great foundation for a family. I guess it’s like doctors who smoke…
(sorry about the spoiler-- I didn’t think the one word/term coming up in the episode would spoil anything, since it’s still sort of up in the air. Maybe for people who didn’t know she was pregnant at all…)
I didn’t get the feeling that they decided to have the baby because of how cute Turk and Carla’s baby was. I got from it that they saw how happy and proud Turk was about his new daughter, and that having a baby was something very special. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s just how I interpreted it.