Crossing Jordan

Season 5 Episode 21

Don't Leave Me This Way

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 07, 2006 on NBC
9.4
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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.

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  • This was the cliff hanger...

    8.0
    I thought it was a strange cliff hanger. I knew the wedding would not happen too. But the chic Bugg was seeing from the last epiosode was hot. I actually thought I missed part 2 of this or something because it was a strange ending for the season. Oh well next year will be this shows last anyway, NBC moving it to Thursday, which is a death wish for any younger generation show. At least CBS knows how to program for a Friday night with Close to home, and Ghost Whisperer.moreless
  • jordan is found with a gun and jd's body lying next to her, but she has no memory of the night before so it is up to the team to clear her while lu works to prosecute hermoreless

    10
    this was a very interesting ep..all the eps have had some focus on drama really but had things in there to lighten th mood..there was really none of that in this one..ok well thats general so heres spoiler..this was intense from the beginning when lilly finds jordan with the gun but no one believes she did it except lu..even woody teams against lu and that doesnt bode well..this ep was interesting because everything really did point to her but it just took so many twists and turns..it was a fantastic ep that kept me on my toes as they got deeper into itmoreless
  • I live for Lily and Bug.

    7.5
    It's the reason I watch this series. CJ used to happen in the background of my life, in the days of Jordan's family drama. And it never quite caught my interest. It wasn't until I saw the last episode and how Bug loves Lily that I became an addict. Luckily, A&E is supporting that right now by playing every episode.



    But every criticism of this episode is true as well. Jordan has evolved over the series, but this storyline acts as though she were still the same. And I thought she and JD had the potential for something, which is actually important. Most of all, I tire of the contrived nature of keeping Jordan and Woody apart. I don't know what kind of life other people are living, or what kind of value systems they have. But remember when J and W had the arguement - he says "I never thought you'd say the words to someone else." and she replies "why? you have." And I felt her. If you are interested in someone, how do you pursue someone else. Again and again? Some people accept this behavior, and some are okay when they turn and say 'oh, it's you, I'll date you now.' It's why people who know loyalty will find happiness and the Woodys of the world never will. It's not what love is, or what loyalty is, or what values are. But Bug loves Lily. And I love them. It's like The Bachelorette. And I think it's about abuse of power. Why are Trista and Ryan still together? Because when he loves her and respects her and seeks to hold onto her love and she loves him, she doesn't abuse that power. But when women throw themselves at men; worship them, etc., the male reciepent of that worship typically abuses that power and uses the confidence from that situation to try and what - chase someone else? How tired.moreless
  • Main: J.D. is dead, and Jordan is the main suspect, and with Lu hell bent on locking Jordan up it is a race to find out what and why J.D. was murdered Sub: Lily is dealing with the wedding, and Woody and Lu come to a cross over Jordanmoreless

    9.9
    This was a shining example of what a Cliff hanger is and should always be. J.D. is found dead with Jordan covered in his blood, with GSR on her, and her not remembering anything from the night before, all the information will come from the investigation. Friendships are tested, Lu's jealousness turns her into a vindictive detective out for blood, and solely focused on Jordan. But the morgue discovers evidence that the murder of J.D. may be connected to a story he had been working on about a dirty Judge who once was in Massachusetts, but is now in DC. Jordan confronts the bartender that she believed drugged her, he admits to drugging her, and is the killed by a hidden gunmen. The episode ends with the discovery of Jordan's prints on the now dead bartender, and her purchasing a handgun, walking out of the shop with the capitol building in the background, with her apparently searching further into her being setup for J.D's murder.moreless
  • JD and Lu and Jeffrey out of the picture all in one episode? It doesn't get any better than this.

    9.5
    Don't get me wrong. I actually liked JD in the beginning, and I really kind of felt sorry for him when he was thinking of marrying Jordan and she kept waffling back and forth.



    I even liked Lu in the beginning when Jordan was off with JD and I kind of felt sorry for Woody not having anyone.



    I never liked Jeffrey, though, and I was seriously rejoicing when Lily had the courage to cancel the wedding.



    So Jordan is in trouble, as usual. Dr. Macy is sober, finally. Lily and Bug are finally going to have a chance to see if they will work out together. Nigel is...well, Nigel. Lu is making herself more and more odious to Woody with every passing moment and it is pretty obvious that she and Woody are not going to be able to kiss and make up. What is this show about if not the tension between Jordan and Woody and whether either of them will ever be able to commit?



    Clean slate time. Some threads finished so they can almost start all over for a whole new host of viewers who will find them on Friday nights, with the satisying sense of history among the characters for long time Sunday viewers.



    Bring it on - I can't wait.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

Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh

Elaine Brandau

Guest Star

Fran Bennett

Fran Bennett

Judge

Guest Star

Lisa Kaminir

Lisa Kaminir

Jordan's attorney

Guest Star

Charles Mesure

Charles Mesure

J.D. Pollack

Recurring Role

Ethan Sandler

Ethan Sandler

Jeffrey Brandau

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Jordan, Bug and Nigel are viewing the surveillance tape, Jordan tells Nigel to stop the tape, when he stops the tape the waitress has two drinks on her tray, when she points out what she saw to Nigel, the two drinks are gone.

    • The card Jordan was holding in front of her for the mug shot photo reads as follows:

      Cavanaugh, Jordan
      CJ5 100 2006
      Boston Police Dept

      CJ stands for Crossing Jordan.
      5 is for the fifth season.
      This is the 100th episode.
      The year is 2006.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Woody: Are we done here?
      Lu:(nods head) Yea.
      Woody: I mean..are we done?

    • Lu: Woody, the evidence says she did it. She believes she did it. Ya gonna have to find a way to accept it.
      Woody: You act like you don't even know her.
      Lu: You wanted on this case. This is what it is.
      Woody: Then I made a mistake, 'cause I won't help you bring her down.

    • Lily: What's going on? Is he drunk?
      Jordan: This'll be funny.

    • Lily: Why aren't you at my wedding?
      Bug: I couldn't watch you marry him. [...pause...] Why aren't you at your wedding?
      Lily: I couldn't marry him.
      Bug: Why not?
      Lily: He's not you.

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