Crossing Jordan

Season 6 Episode 3

33 Bullets

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 28, 2007 on NBC
9.4
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33 Bullets
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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.

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  • A riot erupts after a firefight in which some drug dealers and a little boy are killed. Jordan decides the cops' story doesn't make sense so she goes out in the middle of the riot to find proof that the cops lied.moreless

    1.2
    This may have been the worst episode of the series. It appears to justify rioting. As is usual in left-wing Hollywood, it's the trigger-happy cops to blame, not the drug dealer who brought his son along for a ride, or even an unfortunate accident resulting from the heat of a firefight. In addition, the idea that someone from the medical examiner's office would go out and play CSI in the middle of a riot is beyond ridiculous. And of course a cop has to accompany her so she can be killed off, with the blame going not to the rioters who killed her, but to the cops who hid the kid's toy (which probably looked like a gun at first glance - in the middle of a firefight.



    This episode marks the series' jumping the shark, as it is now clearly about politics and not the stories or character development. While I was getting a bit annoyed with the silliness and unbelievability of some of the stories, this is the one that pushed me over the edge, to the point where I no longer watch every episode, but now watch only if nothing else is on and I have nothing else to do.moreless
  • police shoot an eight year old boy because he is seen as a potential threat and then from there a terrible riot breaks out that leaves one of them wounded and completely lostmoreless

    8.5
    i did like this episode in that it was very intense and you were always on the edge of your seat..ill never forget the first time i watched this ep (spoiler) i saw the kid there and i started crying and then when they found out it was just an airplane in his hands and the cops planted the gun i was furious..im like that poor innocent boy..and i was waiting for jordan to say something..unfortunately things got bad for almost everyone as they got caught in the line of fire..and SPOILER: lu gets shot and doesnt make it and i cried..the sad thing is and i feel terrible for saying this..the two ppl that woody and jordan dated are now out of the way so to speak and there is nothing keeping them apart..how terrible am i! im sry..i really did feel bad about her death and the riots and that poor boymoreless
  • Interesting storyline

    8.0
    I was quite surprised about this episode and I had no idea that Lu was dying, so it was a little shocking, too. I wasn't too sad though, even though I did like her interaction with Jordan and Woody lately.

    This episode was really different than anything there's been before, wasn't it? I'm not sure if I completely liked it, but it was - as said - kinda interesting!

    And Nigel and Dr. Switzer were hilarious! I already liked their little headbutting in the previous episode, but wasn't it just great how she scared away that guy?? :D I still don't like her thoughmoreless
  • An emotionally powerful episode.

    9.0
    I loved the episode and at the same time I was disappointed in 33 Bullets.



    This episode was amazing in terms of tension, story, and emotion—anger, fear, even some humor, and grief. I was pulled in from the moment we saw the young boy lying on the ground. Each commercial break I wanted to scream because I realized just how hard my heart was beating. That tense feeling came over my entire body as I waited. I had time to ponder and worry over the commercial breaks and it heightened my emotional connection to the story unfolding before me. That’s GREAT TV. On that aspect I was completely blown away by the episode. If rating just that portion if the story I’d give it a 5½ out 5. I really was impressed.



    Jill and Leslie were amazing. The two of them—I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed their performance.



    So why am I disappointed? The hyped up ‘A Regular Dies’. I avoided all spoilers. I truly believed that they meant one of the original five. So I prepared myself for that event. Instead I feel like the PTB took the easy way out. I don’t know the reasons behind Leslie Bibb leaving, but just looking at it from this stand point it sure comes across as another way for the PTB to fix another casting error (not that I believe she was a casting error). “The majority didn’t like her character so let’s get rid of her.” That’s the attitude I felt. Reminds me of Devan and Elaine. Both characters I really liked/loved. So maybe I’ve just had it by this point. Third time they’ve killed off a character I liked—yet the ones I can’t stand stick around! It really disappointed me. I didn’t want to see any of the original cast go—hell I didn’t want to see anyone go. I just felt let down at the end.



    I liked Lu. 2nd half of season five she had some issues, but that wasn’t her fault…she did what the writers wrote… When it’s all said and done I really liked Lu. I was in denial until the very end when Lu died. I refused to believe she would die. Utterly and completely refused to accept it. In fact I’m still not sure I have quite accepted the fact that I won’t see her anymore.



    While I’m on my rant I might as well continue with Bug. I didn’t buy Bug’s sudden claustrophobia. He’s been in these type situations where he’s stayed calmed (Perfect Storm, Bombs Away…). Maybe this is different because of his (supposed) childhood experience, but somehow it didn’t ring true to me.



    I did enjoy Bug’s bedside manner. Nigel and Kate are a riot (no pun intended) together. I think Nigel is more than a little scared of our new ME. I love Nigel. And his actions in this episode reinforce why I love him so much. He tries to be the gentleman—the entire night—event after event. From offering to drive, to trying to fix up the scratch on Kate’s arm, to providing food, to trying to play the knight in shinning armor. And Kate is just relentless with him. The two of them added just enough humor so we didn’t drown in the severity of the rest of the episode.



    One last note— If only the government would learn – quick doesn’t equal thorough. If the Governor’s Office had waited a few days for the crew to properly do their work all of this would have been avoided.



    This was a wonderful episode. There were a few comments here and there that irked me and a death I NEVER saw coming, but putting those aside I loved the episode.moreless
  • Was very well acted..

    9.7
    So the storyline didn't end the way I thought. Good thing the original 5 didn't die.. Yes in some way I was glad it was Lu. She hasn't been part of the cast for too long, she was a character who I wasn't too fond of. Yes she was quite strong in the beginning, she got involved with her patient (Woody). I really disliked how she was towards Jordan when Jordan was a suspect for J.D. Pollack's death. But Lu didn't care what everybody else thought.. but in the end she did redeem herself and I started to like her a bit more. She still is not a favorite character.. but I did get a little teary eyed in the last few moments before Lu's death. It was just very well acted and a highly emotional scene.



    I just have a new character to hate. Kate. But I wonder if there will be a little chemistry between Kate and Nigel now..moreless
Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell

Woody Hoyt

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn

Lily Lebowski

Leslie Bibb

Leslie Bibb

Tallulah "Lu" Simmons

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Garret Macy

Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Dr. Mahesh "Bug" Vijayaraghavensatyanaryanamurthy

Jermaine Jackson (III)

Jermaine Jackson (III)

Looter

Guest Star

Larnell Stovall

Larnell Stovall

Carjacker

Guest Star

Tony Perez

Tony Perez

Man in Truck

Guest Star

Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith

Dr. Kate Switzer

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