Crossing Jordan

Season 4 Episode 17

Locard's Exchange

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 10, 2005 on NBC

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  • Lily's mother dies after a hit and run. It's never easy losing someone and Lily had to made a very tough decision...

    The case they are working on is important, it's the trial for a man that killed 14 young women and they have to prove it. The confession he gave after getting immunity was very detailed and they know that he is guilty. The only problem is finding evidence that proves it. This case has an "good" end. The guy, Parker, he has a thing for dark haired women and both Jordan and Rene are dark haired. When he is set free he looks at Jordan and they all thought that he might go after her. The inch wasn't that far. He gets Rene but she was carrying a gun and shot him. Case closed.

    Now for, in my opinion, the most important part of the episode.
    I know that this is a TV show but a great TV show makes us get into the character's life and makes us feel like we are part of it. Even knowing that they are not real, I feel sad for Lily. I hate seeing my favorite characters losing someone they love and this is the case.
    Lily's mother comes to Boston on a visit and is hit by a car. I really thought she was going to make it, the first time she woke up.
    I never thought that Lily had to take her of life support, the other choice was worst, more painful, and she didn't had much chance of surviving ether.

    I also feel sorry for Matt, he likes Lily and the way she talked to him was rough, she was in bad shape I know but he really got hurt. And Garret didn't help it ether.

    That last scene between Lily and Jordan was good. Jordan was running out the morgue to find Lily to help her with the death and Lily just came out of the elevator, she didn't know here else to go. They are her family and she needed them. This is what I love in this show, the bonds they have, the fact that they could do anything for each other.
  • The ME's office works frantically against time to prevent Emmett Parker from getting out of jail while Lily deals with her mother's unexpected (and tragic) visit.

    This was a prime example of the kind of first-class episodes 'Crossing Jordan' can still to turn out. 'Locard's Exchange' just proves that 'CJ' is still full of surprises.

    Right from the gate I was more than thrilled to see Susan Gibney back in the saddle as DA Rene Walcott. To me, Susan Gibney makes any average 'Crossing Jordan' episode, above average. I haven't been too happy about her absence from the show recently (due to the birth of her child) and I'm glad she's not gone for good.

    Meanwhile, we are treated to a deeper glimpse of Lily's character when her mom comes for a visit and is tragically killed. If you had at all forgotten about how tight-knit the ME 'family' (the heart and soul of the show) was before this, you are at once reminded as they all come together, as best they can, to comfort Lily in her time of need. Most obviously Garret Macy, who seems to be the only one who can console her. And yet, even with all this character development and open emotion, 'CJ' stays true to it's original direction and offers a compelling case and ingenious thinking. In fact, there were TWO cases and like we knew they would, both are cleverly solved and the good guys prevail.

    They break-out and obvious star in this episode was Susan Gibney. 'CJ' did a great job in developing her character, even though she has only been (so far) a recurring character. Until 'Locard's Exchange,' she has only been portrayed as the ice-queen; an uber-professional (albiet lovable), tough-as-nails DA. Suddenly we see the softer, still kick-ass, woman that she is, as she reveals her weaker, damaged side to us after totally blows the crap out of her assailant, Emmett Parker. I can only hope we see more of her and this new side of her in season five and that she and Macy can rekindle their old flame because they are truly compelling together.

    To me, 'Locard's Exchange' just reiterates what 'CJ' is all about. It highlights the core 'family' of the office while staying true to the fact that it is a medical/crime drama, offering a interesting and well-written storyline.
  • The crime they were trying to figure out didnt realy touch me that much. But Lilly's mother dieing and finding somthing out about Lillys past was somthing ive waited for she is such a good person i always wondered what made her that way.

    Its about the first time ive ever seen Lilly be that way with someone and her mother of all people. But Lily had her rights the way she was raised up wasnt all good. I dont know i want to beat the crap out of her brother thats for sure. Detective is finaly showing more feelings toward Lilly witch i like but also Garret is jealous it shows threw on this but he has feelings for the DA lady. Woody is showing how he has grown threw the detective side of his life he is geting better. And we see also that Bug is still in love with Lily witch is sad in away cause i dont think Bug is eve going to get there cause Lilly sees him and Nigel and Woody as Brothers. But i loved how close its showing Lily and Jordan are. Im not got much to say cause im not good at this when a death is to some one thats nota criminal. But it was good to find out some stuff about Lilys family and her past.