The BEST Episodes of Crossing Jordan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020

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.

Retribution

#1 - Retribution

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.50
58 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers:
Secrets & Lies (2)

#2 - Secrets & Lies (2)

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 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.

star 8.37
149 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Tim Kring
The Ties That Bind

#3 - The Ties That Bind

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.30
173 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Ian Biederman
Born to Run

#4 - Born to Run

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.30
87 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Damon Lindelof
Fire and Ice

#5 - Fire and Ice

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.17
150 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Kathy McCormick, Diane Ademu-John
Pilot

#6 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2001

Meet Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh of the Boston Medical Examiner's office. With a reputation of going way beyond the call of duty, she finds her first case a little close to home.

star 8.00
289 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Tim Kring
Sight Unseen

#7 - Sight Unseen

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2001

Two school children are kidnapped and one of them turns up dead. Jordan must race against the clock to try and find the other child before time runs out.

star 8.00
86 votes
Directors: Dick Lowry
Writers: Gary Glasberg
Blood Relatives

#8 - Blood Relatives

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2002

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 8.00
116 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Gary Glasberg, Todd Ellis Kessler
One Twelve

#9 - One Twelve

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.00
115 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Damon Lindelof
Scared Straight

#10 - Scared Straight

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.00
144 votes
Directors: Arvin Brown
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff
Don't Look Back

#11 - Don't Look Back

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.00
173 votes
Directors: Ian Toynton
Writers: Tim Kring
Dead Wives' Club

#12 - Dead Wives' Club

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.00
116 votes
Directors: Donna Deitch
Writers: David Amann, Ian Biederman
Pandora's Trunk (1)

#13 - Pandora's Trunk (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.00
87 votes
Writers: Gary Glasberg, Damon Lindelof
Pandora's Trunk (2)

#14 - Pandora's Trunk (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.00
87 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Tim Kring
Devil May Care

#15 - Devil May Care

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 7, 2004

A teenager’s obsession with forensic science will cost two men their lives and put Dr. Macy’s skills to the test. Meanwhile Jordan thinks she might have heard a murder… but where is the body?

star 8.00
58 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Andi Bushell, Jim Praytor
Missing Pieces

#16 - Missing Pieces

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 4, 2004

Ten months ago, a young girl was kidnapped; now her suspected kidnapper turns up dead. Where is the girl? To everyone’s shock she turns up at the police department… but why?

star 8.00
58 votes
Writers: David Amann
Revealed

#17 - Revealed

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 9, 2004

The body of a writer is found with bite marks in the neck and drained of all blood. Meanwhile a decomposing body is found in the woods and a camera in the hand of the victim is the only clue.

star 8.00
58 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers:
He Said, She Said

#18 - He Said, She Said

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 16, 2004

A woman shots and kills her attacker, but Woody and Devan are convinced there is more to the story. Elsewhere a woman tries to convince Bug that an invasive autopsy is not needed for her husband… which sparks Bug’s suspicions.

star 8.00
58 votes
Writers: Andi Bushell, Jim Praytor
Dead in the Water

#19 - Dead in the Water

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 23, 2004

A young woman has been missing for seven years; everyone is shocked when she washes up on shore after a storm. Elsewhere Dr. Macy and Bug take on the case of a surgeon who goes under the knife of another surgeon.

star 8.00
58 votes
Writers: Gary Glasberg
Deja Past

#20 - Deja Past

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2004

When Jordan is called to a spooky house from her past to investigate a death, she uncovers a murder. With the memories from her childhood Jordan faces the truth of the spooky house.

star 8.00
58 votes
Writers: Andi Bushell
Blue Moon

#21 - Blue Moon

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2004

With the phases of the Blue Moon determining how a killer acts, Woody and Jordan must work quickly to stop him before another victim dies. Elsewhere Lily finds the softer side of Detective Seely.

star 8.00
58 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers:
What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston (1)

#22 - What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston (1)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2004

When a jet from Las Vegas arrives with a dead man with three million dollars handcuffed to his wrist, Jordan and Woody have to eliminate the chaperones of murder. In a case that will lead Jordan and Woody to Las Vegas, not everything stays in Vegas. (Two of a Kind (2) aired on Las Vegas, season 2, episode 8.)

star 8.00
29 votes
Writers: Jon Cowan, Robert Rovner
Fire from the Sky

#23 - Fire from the Sky

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2004

Jordan receives a late night call from Devan asking her to cover the shift. A plane crash has occurred and the staff soon learns one of their own was on that flight.

star 8.00
58 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Scott Williams, Tim Kring
A Stranger Among Us

#24 - A Stranger Among Us

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 2, 2005

When a gunman opens fire on a local diner the FBI knows it is related to a recently arrested drug lord. However Jordan and Dr. Macy are less than convinced. After some investigating they soon realize everything is not as it seems.

star 8.00
87 votes
Writers: Andi Bushell
It Happened One Night

#25 - It Happened One Night

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 20, 2005

Jordan’s father returns to help stop a vendetta… that he is all too familiar with. Meanwhile, Nigel and Bug are shooting for top honors, but a computer crash will leave them scrambling.

star 8.00
29 votes
Directors: Miguel Ferrer
Writers: Tim Kring