J.D. gets a reality-check when the white lab coat that he is allowed to wear as a resident does not bring the new level of respect he thought it would, and Elliot earns a reputation after her first one-night stand with another doctor.
Meanwhile, Turk tries to fit-in with the surgical "boys club" and finds himself struggling with whether being part of the club is worth the price of admission. Dr. Cox teaches Carla a lesson about surviving in medicine, by enrolling a patient into a clinical trial without approval.
original airdate--October 24,2002 ratings--14.1 million
songs--"Theme Song: "Superman" by Lazlo Bane