Crossing Jordan

Season 4 Episode 15

It Happened One Night

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 20, 2005 on NBC
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It Happened One Night
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.

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  • jordan gets some insight into the past of her father while searching for him; woody and jordan try to figure out where they are after L.A.; a new computer system wipes out all the records at the morgue.moreless

    this was an awesome ep..i mean there was just so much going on but it wasnt confusing..thank goodness..all made sense but it was still like whoa whoa whoa every time u turn around like wow look at that and then again on the edge of ur seat..oh my gosh..ur like so why is this happening and all is answered in a timely manner lol..but it was so awesome w/ the stuff about jordan's dad and getting an insight into his so intriguing..loved it..and then the whole computer thing..ugh nigel..and woody and jordan trying to see where they stand..woody is trying so hard but jordan just isnt that girlmoreless
  • Sometime the past comes back and bites us in the ass...

    I haven't seen this show for a long time.

    I didn't remembered what had happened before.

    There are two separated cases in here, one at the morgue and one outside.

    We have a problem with the computers that crashed leaving a lot of Jane and John Does. Nigel, Bug and Lily have to stay all night trying to figure out who is who. When she told that parents that their daughter was a prostitute, I can't imagine what that must have been, Ant they were right, those results couldn't be from their daughter.

    On the outside, Max returns to stop a Irish guy from killing him and Pete, a friend. I liked the scenes, the one when Jordan is taken, the one when they scape from the hospital with the help of that nurse.

    And Woody, he is right, she has been avoiding him since they got back from Los Angeles, And he really cares for her, I saw that when she called Max at the police station and they were going to meet them, Jordan and Cahill.

    I going to see another one now lolmoreless
  • THis episode was one for the die hard viewers who were around for season 1 and 2...though it left us with more questions that answers still... For more reviews:

    This was a wonderful episode. A lot of the tensions and problems between Jordan and Max really got laid out on the table.

    Jordan and Max: First off the talk Jordan and Woody have when searching the PI’s office. Woody asks (basically) why it’s so tough between the two them (referring to Jordan and Max). Jordan tells him the story about finding her Dad crying on the front steps when she was twelve and how she though it was her responsibility to take better care of him. Max always thought it was his job to be the strong one and take care of Jordan. She says: So I guess that's kind of our problem in a nut shell. Jordan and Max can’t get over what they think their roles have to be. Jordan’s always thought she needed to look out for her dad and Max always believed that he was the one who should look out for Jordan. That’s the parent relationship—they care for their children, make sure they’re okay and comfort them—not the other way around. Max has needed Jordan though. And Jordan’s never been able to yield to ‘being the daughter’ and hence the problems. Woody A man likes to think that he can take care of himself.

    Jordan: Especially with his own daughter. I think he's always resented needing me so much.

    Strong and sad words. Max is a strong person and needing someone has never been easy for him to admit. It’s a sad relationship. It’s obvious they care for each other. Max is ready to sacrifice himself for Jordan and Jordan (no questions ask) would do anything for her father. Even when she’s mad at him. It was a bittersweet episode. I think though a truce was made between the two. The last scene showed an understanding from Jordan that’s heartbreaking. I hope for both their sakes they take these words they spoke to heart.

    Jordan: Dad, I'm serious. We're either wasting our time screaming at each other about the past, or avoiding each other and wonder why we're so damn lonely. I wanna throw in the towel. Jordan: It can be, dad. Dad, it's up to us. We've got to start over.

    Woody: Woody gets a little frustrated with Jordan. Twice she shows him up. She’s been avoiding him since their trip to LA (we knew this would happen). Woody gets tired of it and confronts Jordan. He gets really upset with Jordan until he realizes what’s going on. Then he becomes worried for her safety. (again another thing he’s getting very good at doing). Jordan has a heart to heart with him about her father and how hard their relationship is. When Woody realizes the history between those two he apologizes to Jordan.

    Woody: Sorry I was pushing you so hard earlier tonight. About us. I don't wanna be another man in your life who resents needing you.

    It’s sweet and totally Woody. He gets what Jordan is telling him, even though she doesn’t outright say what the problem is and he realizes how his actions could be affecting his and Jordan’s relationship. Woody’s a perceptive man, and just what Jordan needs. I hope she realizes what she has with Woody and takes hold of Woody and doesn’t let go.

    Nigel, Bug and Lily: Nigel creates a new bar code system they’re finally going to beat Miami (little dig at CSI Miami there) and then all hell breaks lose. Nigel, Bug and Lily spend the night at the morgue trying to re-identify all the bodies. A couple come in though to identify their daughters body and when Lily tells them where their daughter was found and that she was likely a prostitute they flip out. Nigel wants so bad to get everything fixed up but realizes that it’s more important for him to find answers for the parents. They spend the night figuring out what really happened and giving the parents some comfort and piece of mind. They do the right thing. They could have chosen differently. There was nothing saying they have to look further into the girl’s death, but they do.moreless
Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Dr. Mahesh "Bug" Vijayaraghavensatyanaryanamurthy

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh

Steve Valentine

Steve Valentine

Dr. Nigel Townsend

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell

Woody Hoyt

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Garret Macy

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn

Lily Lebowski

Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Kevin Cahill

Guest Star

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones

Pete O'Malley

Guest Star

William Marsh

William Marsh


Guest Star

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the middle of the 16th minute before Max passes out, you can see his face is up through the window but as the camera change its angle you will see it down.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jordan: I called.
      Woody: It was a live band. I waited for an hour.
      Jordan: Something came up.
      Woody: Something always comes up.
      Jordan: It's about my father.
      Woody: Yeah?
      Jordan: Someone is trying to kill him.

    • (Max was shot so Jordan takes him to the hospital. She goes into the infirmary where he is at)
      Jordan: Hi
      Nurse: He belongs to you?
      Jordan: He is my dad so , I guess.
      Nurse: Kind of cute. Is he single?
      Jordan: You could say he comes with some strings attached.
      Nurse: He is going to be fine! Bullet went clean through.

    • Max: So...Are you going to ask me...where I have been all this time, or not?
      Jordan: No.
      Max: Not interested?
      Jordan: I just don't want you to have to lie. You are here! We are both adults and for some reason we still love each other. That's all that matters.

    • Max: When are you going to stop being so disappointed in me Jordan?
      Jordan: When you stop being so disappointing.

    • Max: I'm not dead, am I?
      Nurse: No, we usually toss a sheet over you if you are.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Macy: "After three years, we might beat Miami."
      At the beginning of the episode, Macy makes a reference to Boston beating Miami. When 'Jordan' aired on Mondays, it got walloped in the ratings by 'CSI:Miami." After moving to Sundays in 2004, its ratings rebounded.