The difference is that unlike "Friends," the creators of "Scrubs" were genuinely uninterested in revisiting the couple after the big Season 3 break-up. When asked about the pressure to have JD and Elliot end up together, showrunner Bill Lawrence said: "When the show started [...] the network was, like, 'Put 'em together! Maybe they won't fall in love, but they'll still kiss!' [...] but for me, I didn't want to do that. I was, like, 'I want this to be about medicine.'"