"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".