The BEST episodes of Crossing Jordan

Every episode of Crossing Jordan ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Crossing Jordan!

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.

Last Updated: 11/20/2022Network:NBC
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Secrets & Lies (2)
star
8.33
155 votes

#1 - Secrets & Lies (2)

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/13/2002

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Tim Kring
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Retribution
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8.28
92 votes

#2 - Retribution

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/14/2007

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
Watch Now:Amazon
Fire and Ice
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8.19
152 votes

#3 - Fire and Ice

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/20/2004

A methamphetamine lab explodes and takes the life of a young girl. Jordan tries to help the grieving mother and manages to tick off the D.A. Elsewhere, Lily and Bug work a case together.

Directors: Arvin Brown
Watch Now:Amazon
The Ties That Bind
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8.06
248 votes

#4 - The Ties That Bind

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/2001

A woman’s torso is found and linked back to the prison system. Jordan is assigned to find out who the victim is and who is responsible for her death.

Directors: Andy Wolk
Watch Now:Amazon
One Twelve
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8.01
162 votes

#5 - One Twelve

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2003

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Watch Now:Amazon
Pandora's Trunk (2)
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8.00
124 votes

#6 - Pandora's Trunk (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/17/2004

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Tim Kring
Watch Now:Amazon
Road Kill
star
8.00
90 votes

#7 - Road Kill

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2005

A copy cat killer starts to terrorize Boston, Woody and Jordan are left to break the case. When they have to turn to the original killer for answers, Jordan is less than comfortable when the killer starts to get personal.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
Watch Now:Amazon
Save Me
star
8.00
88 votes

#8 - Save Me

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/9/2006

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Writer: Linda Gase
Watch Now:Amazon
Don't Leave Me This Way
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7.99
84 votes

#9 - Don't Leave Me This Way

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/7/2006

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Watch Now:Amazon
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
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7.99
81 votes

#10 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/11/2007

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writer: Rob Wright
Watch Now:Amazon
Hubris
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7.98
56 votes

#11 - Hubris

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/7/2007

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
Watch Now:Amazon
Justice Delayed
star
7.98
93 votes

#12 - Justice Delayed

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2004

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.

Directors: Dianne Huston
Watch Now:Amazon
33 Bullets
star
7.98
86 votes

#13 - 33 Bullets

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/28/2007

Police officers have shot an 8-year-old boy a staggering 33 times, which sends the city of Boston into a riot. Jordan and the rest of the team investigate the shooting, however one of their own could be lost.

Directors: John Badham
Writer: Rob Fresco
Watch Now:Amazon
Mysterious Ways
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7.96
55 votes

#14 - Mysterious Ways

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/23/2006

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

Directors: Miguel Ferrer
Watch Now:Amazon
Don't Look Back
star
7.95
215 votes

#15 - Don't Look Back

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/2003

Jordan and Woody are off to California to investigate the case of a Hollywood starlet found dead inside a truck in Boston. Elsewhere both Dr. Macy and Lily get visits at the morgue.

Directors: Ian Toynton
Writer: Tim Kring
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Scared Straight
star
7.94
179 votes

#16 - Scared Straight

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/2003

When the lover of a controversial lesbian talk show host is found dead, Jordan and Woody lead the investigation. Garret and Lily go head to head when a cancer patient dies.

Directors: Arvin Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Dead Wives' Club
star
7.94
156 votes

#17 - Dead Wives' Club

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/27/2004

A woman is kidnapped and, thirteen years later, her body washes up in Boston. Jordan is convinced the killer is the husband but the evidence does not support her theory. Meanwhile, Dr. Winslow has to identify a body at the morgue.

Directors: Donna Deitch
Watch Now:Amazon
Death Toll
star
7.93
90 votes

#18 - Death Toll

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/12/2006

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.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Watch Now:Amazon
Isolation
star
7.93
85 votes

#19 - Isolation

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/2007

When Jordan autopsies a body that William Ivers orders her not to, she unexpectedly discovers a biohazard that has the entire city at risk. Jordan sweats out getting test results when she suspects she is also infected. Meanwhile, Bug’s concern is for a pregnant Lily who has come into contact with the mystery virus…and can’t take medications.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writer: Ashley Gable
Watch Now:Amazon
Perfect Storm
star
7.92
241 votes

#20 - Perfect Storm

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/9/2003

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.

Directors: Stephen Williams
Watch Now:Amazon
Pandora's Trunk (1)
star
7.92
128 votes

#21 - Pandora's Trunk (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/10/2004

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.

Directors: Stephen Williams
Watch Now:Amazon
Born to Run
star
7.92
158 votes

#22 - Born to Run

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/2001

With what appears to be a cut and dry murder suicide, Jordan gets help from her colleagues to find the truth. Meanwhile, Dr. Macy faces the hard truth about his daughter on her birthday.

Directors: Allan Arkush
Watch Now:Amazon
Thin Ice
star
7.92
84 votes

#23 - Thin Ice

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/16/2006

A pro baseball player is accused of rape. Nigel sets out to find the family of a fighter pilot who was been discovered… frozen. With the relationship of Woody and Lu growing, Jordan’s jealousy grows.

Directors: Donna Deitch
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Mace vs. Scalpel
star
7.92
84 votes

#24 - Mace vs. Scalpel

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/2006

While attempting to return some personal effects Dr. Macy makes a startling discovery. Jordan and Lu butt heads over the morgue janitor and Lily prepares for the wedding.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writer: Rob Fresco
Watch Now:Amazon
Mr. Little and Mr. Big
star
7.92
83 votes

#25 - Mr. Little and Mr. Big

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/18/2007

William Ivers is still poking around the morgue, looking into the staff and how they handled things. Jordan and Lily are sent to recover a body, however when the body pulls a disappearing act things get complicated. Woody is investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy.

Directors: Ravi Kapoor
Watch Now:Amazon

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