Crossing Jordan

Season 1 Episode 15

Acts of Mercy

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2002 on NBC
8.5
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Acts of Mercy
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What appear to be mercy killings are turning up one after the other in Boston. Both Dr. Macy and Jordan are both tracking a doctor with a deadly needle. Bug and Nigel audition for a network.

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  • A Tale Of Office Romance, Reality . aspirations and a Euthanasia debate

    8.5
    "Acts Of Mercy" deals with the issue of euthanasia. A doctor is accused of several assisted suicides. Initially, Jordan thinks that it should be classified as murder ("murder is murder"). By the end of the episode she is a bit less sure of her position. The episode does make you think about the ethical issues raised by euthanasia, without necessarily spoonfeeding the audience a neat, sound byte friendly answer.



    In addition to the issue of euthanasia, the episode continues to develop the personality and romances of the first season. Nigel and Bug come close to being stars in a reality . series, Jordan rebuilds her relationship with her grandmother and (last, but not) Lily and Dr. Macey become . . "friends".moreless
  • This was pretty good...

    8.7
    Personally I thought that this was a decent episode, focusing mainly on the developing relationships in the series, between Jordan/Woody, Dr M/Lily, Bug/Nigel, Jordan/Grandmother/Max. I feel that the main plot surrounding Jordan and Woody was decent at best, providing an interesting twist in the case. Honestly I believe that there could have been a little more focus on the subplots, especially where the relationship (or lack thereof) between Dr M and Lily was going, and on Garret's problems with his ex. I also think that more of the focus could have also been put on Bug and Nigel, and their adventures in the TV world. I thought it was very in-character for both of them either way though. Overall it was an entertaining episode.moreless
Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Dr. Mahesh "Bug" Vijayaraghavensatyanaryanamurthy

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh

Steve Valentine

Steve Valentine

Dr. Nigel Townsend

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Garret Macy

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn

Lily Lebowski

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ret. Detective Lt. Max Cavanaugh

Nicolas Surovy

Nicolas Surovy

Arthur Grambill

Guest Star

Mary Joan Negro

Mary Joan Negro

Mrs. Grambill

Guest Star

Georgann Johnson

Georgann Johnson

Grandmother

Guest Star

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell

Det. Woody Hoyt

Recurring Role

Lindsay Frost

Lindsay Frost

Maggie

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