The BEST Episodes of Crossing Jordan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Network: NBC

The Boston Medical Examiners office brings us Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, who is fearless, smart and sexy. Dr. Garret Macy is Chief Medical Examiner and it is his job to keep Dr. Cavanaugh in check. With her methods a little on the unorthodox side her relationship with Detective Woody Hoyt is constantly being tested. It is not just Medical Examiners and Detectives we also have grief counselor Lily Lebowski, criminologist Nigel Townsend, and forensic entomologist "Bug". This dynamic team takes us though the crime solving process and keeps us guessing.

One Twelve

#1 - One Twelve

Season 2 - Episode 6

Jordan and the team are sent to lead the recovery effort at the site of an explosion. Amongst the rubble is a lone survivor and Jordan must keep him talking till help can get to him. The grim task of identifying the victims falls on Dr. Macy.

star 8.10
40 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Damon Lindelof
Save Me

#2 - Save Me

Season 5 - Episode 17

Woody and Lu team up to find the killer of a young girl and the search will prove to be difficult with the possibility of the killer being mentally ill and living in a halfway house. Jordan has taken in Kayla, while the state tries to find a home for her.

star 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Linda Gase
Pandora's Trunk (2)

#3 - Pandora's Trunk (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22

With the secrets the car held for years out in the open, Jordan still has questions. Dr. Macy makes a hard decision regarding Jordan and Woody has a case to solve.

star 8.03
31 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Tim Kring
Perfect Storm

#4 - Perfect Storm

Season 2 - Episode 12

Boston is at the mercy of a blizzard and the morgue staff at the mercy of an unknown toxin. With bodies piling up, and the lights out, the race is on stop this invisible killer before too many more die.

star 8.00
35 votes
Writers: Kiri Zooper, Christopher Barbour
Mysterious Ways

#5 - Mysterious Ways

Season 5 - Episode 19

A supposed miracle worker dies; Woody and Jordan work the case. Elsewhere while in the process of breaking and entering a man dies.

star 7.96
23 votes
Directors: Miguel Ferrer
Writers: Lawrence Meyers

#6 - Hubris

Season 6 - Episode 7

An internet psycho reeks havoc in Boston as he goes on a bloody rampage leaving bodies in his wake. Woody and Nigel pair up to put a stop to this serial killer, who's leaving cryptic message on Nigel’s Blog. Elsewhere Jordan is auditing past autopsies, and discovers that Bug might have put an innocent man behind bars.

star 7.96
23 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock
Prisoner Exchange

#7 - Prisoner Exchange

Season 2 - Episode 9

Not willing to breach confidentiality Lily makes a sacrifice to keep a late night confession secret. Elsewhere Dr. Macy and D.A. Walcott are forced to work together to put a sexual predator behind bars where he belongs.

star 7.92
37 votes
Writers: Ian Biederman
Secrets & Lies (2)

#8 - Secrets & Lies (2)

Season 1 - Episode 23

With Jordan still at the psychiatric hospital she agrees to look into a triple homicide. Typical Jordan gets herself in over her head and Woody is there to lend a helping hand…again.

star 7.91
34 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Tim Kring
There's No Place Like Home

#9 - There's No Place Like Home

Season 2 - Episode 1

Special 90 Minute Episode Jordan and Woody are 3000 miles from Boston on the trail of the man that may hold the answer to Jordan’s questions about her mothers' death. Dr. Macy is struggling with the disappearance of Jordan and trying to solve a case of his own.

star 7.91
44 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Tim Kring
Pandora's Trunk (1)

#10 - Pandora's Trunk (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21

Three people are found dead and seem to have no connection to each other. Woody takes on the task of solving the triple homicide. Meanwhile, Jordan is back on the trail of her mother’s killer when some new evidence surfaces.

star 7.88
33 votes
Writers: Gary Glasberg, Damon Lindelof
Murder in the Rue Morgue

#11 - Murder in the Rue Morgue

Season 4 - Episode 11

When a lone gunman decides to commit murder inside the morgue, Jordan wonders if there is a connection to any of the recent admits. Where this case leads will cause Woody to dive deep into a world he does not know… to find the truth.

star 7.87
31 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Linda Gase
Digger (2)

#12 - Digger (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jordan buries herself into the case and winds up putting her life in danger. Elsewhere Nigel and Lily plan some nuptials?

star 7.87
45 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Jill Blotevogel
Don't Leave Me This Way

#13 - Don't Leave Me This Way

Season 5 - Episode 21

When Jordan wakes up to find J.D. dead beside her, she has no memory of the events from the previous night. Accused or murder Jordan will turn to her friends to help piece everything together.

star 7.86
22 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Robert Rovner, Linda Gase
Four Fathers

#14 - Four Fathers

Season 1 - Episode 14

With the morgue pinching pennies the staff wonders who will be “pink slipped”. Elsewhere Jordan works a case involving the son of an old family… friend, while Max struggles to get licquor suppliers to his new bar. Trey’s father comes to visit, much to Trey’s annoyance.

star 7.86
43 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Diane Ademu-John
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

#15 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Season 6 - Episode 4

Cross Over Episode with Las Vegas Danny and Delinda, from the show Las Vegas, are vacationing in Boston. It does not take long for their vacation to turn into a crime-solving trip while helping Jordan and Woody, track a killer. Elsewhere, Bug is working the case of a woman found in the Charles River…her watery grave since the 1980s. Also, a pregnant Lily returns to the morgue and identifies the baby’s father.

star 7.86
21 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Rob Wright
Lost and Found

#16 - Lost and Found

Season 1 - Episode 16

Jordan and Detective Winslow find a young father murdered in an alley, they race to find the baby. Dr. Macy must find out why a student died, as well as help Abby deal with the loss.

star 7.85
41 votes
Directors: Donna Deitch
Writers: Clifton Campbell
Death Toll

#17 - Death Toll

Season 5 - Episode 14

A bomb has detonated on a Boston train, leaving many victims dead or injured. A lot of the victims are school-aged children which triggers bad memories. What is worse is that there is another bomb… somewhere.

star 7.85
27 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock

#18 - Payback

Season 2 - Episode 4

After a high class party girl dies in custody, Woody will face possible charges. Jordan must step up to defend him and try to help save his career. Elsewhere Lily is trying to help a little boy.

star 7.83
41 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: Kathy McCormick
Justice Delayed

#19 - Justice Delayed

Season 4 - Episode 5

A black man was murdered 40 years ago in the deep South. The son asks for Jordan’s help in finding the truth. With questions to answer Jordan faces difficulty from a community that is not interested in the truth.

star 7.83
29 votes
Directors: Dianne Huston
Writers: Kathy McCormick
You Really Got Me

#20 - You Really Got Me

Season 4 - Episode 13

A guilty woman may be executed in Los Angeles for a crime Jordan helped put her away for. When evidence turns up in Boston that may exonerate her Jordan and Woody are off to California.

star 7.82
22 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Jon Cowan, Robert Rovner
Out of Sight

#21 - Out of Sight

Season 4 - Episode 2

A millionaire is found dead, and his neighbor quickly becomes a suspect. The only problem is he has not left his house in years. Elsewhere Macy and Lily have a show down with Homeland Security.

star 7.81
27 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Linda Gase
Is That Plutonium in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

#22 - Is That Plutonium in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Season 3 - Episode 4

It is the first day at the office for new resident Devan Maguire. With nothing to do she takes it upon herself to notify next of kin of a man found dead. When traces of a highly volatile chemical are found on the dead man, this case takes an even stranger turn.

star 7.80
35 votes

#23 - Retribution

Season 6 - Episode 1

Following J.D.’s murder Jordan has traveled to the nation’s capital to prove her innocence. She is tracking the news story that J.D. was working on in an effort to find out what happened the night he was murdered. Lu decides to bring in an independent medical examiner, to prove her case against Jordan. Dr. Macy travels to D.C. to find Jordan while the rest of the team work to prove her innocence.

star 7.80
30 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Code of Ethics

#24 - Code of Ethics

Season 5 - Episode 12

Jordan and Woody investigate the death of two soldiers. One was killed in Iraq, the other has been killed in Boston. Dr. Macy confronts his daughter over her choice in boyfriends and a possible addiction to drugs. Jordan discovers a secret J.D. is keeping.

star 7.79
28 votes
Directors: Miguel Ferrer
Writers: Linda Gase
Blood Relatives

#25 - Blood Relatives

Season 1 - Episode 12

A mother and her two young sons turn up murdered, with the only suspect being the husband. This case will do more than test Jordan’s skills are a pathologist, but also test her mentally as some memories come flooding back.

star 7.78
41 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Gary Glasberg, Todd Ellis Kessler