Creator Bill Lawrence never exactly mapped “Scrubs,” but he does have some basic ideas for how the series should look. But the plan is not always successful. For example, one of the show’s main relationships was never supposed to have a happy ending, until it did.
Regarding the disclosure of the Gatekeeper’s identity, Lawrence’s terms were always clear. In an interview with IGN, years before the show ended, Lawrence explained what would happen if the Gatekeeper’s name was revealed in an episode.
“It means the show is over. That’s a huge hint. If his name is actually uttered on television, that means it’s the final episode of the show. So any Anyone wondering if the show is over, watch the finale and if we say his name…”
The janitor finally revealed his real name, Glenn Matthews, at the end of the show’s eighth season. Interestingly, it wasn’t the final episode of the series after all, as the show was rebooted for a ninth season with a mostly new cast. The Janitor was not among those that returned for a ninth season, which was not well received and was quickly canceled.
Finally, revealing the Gatekeeper’s name doesn’t spell the end for “Scrubs,” because even beyond season nine there are still talks. about a possible reunion. This, coupled with the show’s desire to keep JD and Elliot together, just shows how difficult it can be to create a TV show.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1021772/the-janitor-signaled-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-scrubs-series-run/ The gatekeeper signals the beginning and end of the Scrubs chain of activities