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Monday, April 09, 2007

Scrubs death: Goodbye Laverne

Photo: NBC, Judy Reyes (l) and Aloma Wright (r)

For six seasons, Laverne was the wisecracking nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital who kept Dr. Cox in check, rolled her eyes at J.D. and Turk’s “guy love” and was the voice of reason to the sometimes-volatile Carla. This week, Laverne teetered at death’s door, comatose from a car accident. The staff came one by one to say their goodbyes, as Laverne, herself, “haunted” Carla through the hallways to help her deal with the loss.

I’m in shock that the Scrubs folks killed our beloved Laverne. And I must ask, “Why?”


Laverne, in the talented hands of actress Aloma Wright, was one of the best ensemble characters on the small screen. Her acerbic remarks and tough-girl persona balanced out the absurdity that often goes on at Sacred Heart. Yes, it’s life, and people die, but I hate that is had to be the feisty Laverne.

We should have known she was destined for the dirt nap. The signs were there. A few weeks ago she argued vehemently with Dr. Cox about the existence of God and that everything happens for a reason. Despite that Cox spent the entire show trying to prove her wrong, Laverne held strong in her faith.

Then, as she went home one night from work, she was killed in a car accident faster than you can say “Mrs. Landingham” from The West Wing. Sniff. Sniff.

Laverne, you will be missed. Rest in peace.

1 comments:

kim said...

I HATE that they killed Laverne. Why are TV shows on such a trend lately of kill, kill, kill. Enough, people.

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