J.D. is on his way out of Sacred Heart…again. But this time it could be for real. His closing lecture to his class includes a photo montage of himself with Dirty Dancing's "I've had the Time of My Life" serving as background music. Nobody puts J.D. in a corner. But somebody does dub him "needy" and "desperate" on a teacher evaluation form.
J.D. and Turk become an interracial version of the Hardy Boys to unravel the mystery of who gave him such a bad review. Their investigation leads them to the dorm room of a student named Barry Freidman. When they open the door, they can't believe what they find. It's not Barry Freidman. It's Bob Kelso. See, Freidman dropped out of school and Kelso's been using his room as a love nest for the ladies. Good for him, bad for Frank and Joe…er…uhh…we mean J.D. and Turk. They still don't know who wrote that evaluation.
Denise and Drew show all the signs of being a real couple. But when the ever-sunny Sunny suggests they go on a double date with her and her boyfriend, Keyshawn, Drew puts the kibosh on the idea. Dr. Cox believes that Drew is calling the shots in this particular relationship, which has Denise feeling a bit uneasy. So she forces Drew to do the double date thing.
When they meet up at the bar, Denise and Drew have a heart-to-heart. Drew says, "Do you want to talk about us being in a relationship?" Denise responds, "I have news for you. We're in a relationship." She decided about a month ago that she really liked him. Of course, she doesn't like him enough to stick around for the double date. Denise skips out leaving Drew to fend for himself with Sunny and Keyshawn. Sunny says, "No problem. Just means more Drew time." Love it.
Dr. Cox informs the interns that it's time for their final practical exam of the quarter. They must draw blood from an actual human being. Dr. Cox is as giddy as a kid on Christmas Eve. Someone out there is just a big box of failure waiting to be unwrapped. Lucy thinks she's the gift beneath his tree, as she's less than impressive when it comes to drawing blood.
Lucy convinces J.D. to serve as her practice blood-drawing buddy. She's grateful to him for always being there for her. But Lucy still needs someone as her test subject for Dr. Cox's exam. She cons Cole into being her guinea pig after threatening to withhold sex. But when she tries to do a test run, Lucy freezes up right in front of Dr. Cox. Looks like Christmas is coming early for our little Perry.
Lucy only feels comfortable drawing blood from J.D., so she uses her puppy dog eyes to ask him to be her blood buddy come exam time. He agrees even though he's deeply involved in "The Case of the Intern Who Thinks He Desperately Seeks Approval." As J.D. interrogates his students, Dr. Cox bursts into the room and confesses that he was the one who wrote the review. Case closed.
Cox did it to teach J.D. one more lesson before he goes. He doesn't need his students to like him; he only needs them to learn from him. Perry says, "We're creating doctors, not kindergartners." This hits home with J.D., who now knows that he won't always be there. Sometimes being there for someone means not being there for them.
J.D. is a no-show at Lucy's blood exam. With no one to act as her patient, Dr. Cox volunteers. Of course, Lucy is terrified of him and she's going to be jabbing a long, pointed syringe into his arm. This could be a bloody mess. But Lucy rallies and does the job with pinpoint accuracy as J.D. watches proudly through the window. Looks like he taught her well.
As J.D. walks across campus with his boxed-up belongings in hand, Turk pleads with him to do one last Eagle before he goes. But this isn't any ordinary Eagle. They gather all of the students in the quad for a Super Eagle. Dr. Cox walks through as dozens of kids hop on other kids' backs and spin like there's no tomorrow. But there will be a tomorrow at the new Sacred Heart even though Dr. John Dorian has officially left the building.