Crossing Jordan

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

4
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 2001 on NBC
8.9
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Meet Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh of the Boston Medical Examiners office. With a reputation of going way beyond the call of duty…Jordan finds her first case a little close to home.

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  • Main: We are instantly shown Jordan's passion for justice, we get a peek at the demons shes been chasing since childhood, and at demons that seem to always be chasing her. She leaves a tumultuous situation in LA to return to her old job in Boston.moreless

    8.7
    As far as pilots go this was very good. The High points were that it appeared that all the characters were polished off with at least one solid season under their belt. We are solidly introduced to most of the main characters that will make up the family, Macy, Nigel, Bug, Max, and Jordan. We begin to see the transition from just a morgue into a voice for the deceased, and champions for justice. We also see the first major conflict arise for Jordan, will she recommit to her profession in an attempt to be a great medical examiner, or will her pursuit of justice and the need to solve every unsolved murder in an attempt to make up for not finding her mothers killer segregate her from her co-workers? It was just a pilot and yet it was filled with more drama, twists and turns then most other shows.moreless
  • Well... Bug was very funny and you really got to know jordan:)

    9.1
    I really liked the start:) You know when Jordan should describe why she kicked Garret;)Holding a brain in her hand.. The others must have thought that she was crazy!

    I have seen a lot of Jordan but not much of the first season and not this episode and everything has really chanched. Specially Garret! Going to a shrink and everything:P

    Bug was a funny part of the episode popping up now and then locking for hes butterflies;)

    And he find them in the end:)

    But Jordan is as she always will be...

    Overall a really godd episode, especially good as a first episode:)

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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

Monnae Michaell

Monnae Michaell

Ms Jenner

Guest Star

Kyle Secor

Kyle Secor

Det. Collins

Guest Star

Mia Korf

Mia Korf

Dr. Grace Yakura

Guest Star

Lois Nettleton

Lois Nettleton

Evelyn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Jordan and Max are talking in the room about the case the camera keeps moving from him to her. When it is focused on Jordan you can see Max's glasses however when the camera is focused on Max he isn't wearing his glasses.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Jordan: Truth is, I don't care if I die, that's my whole problem, that's what the shrinks told me when I was fifteen.

    • Garret (giving a speech to college students): You want my career advice? Because here it is: Don't follow your father's footsteps, don't follow in anybody's footsteps. Don't become a doctor just because your mother wants you to be a doctor or because your father never once said he loved you in your whole lousy life. I don't care. Take that and go do something noble. Go be an artist…be a poet. Do you understand the courage it takes to become a poet? Find something beautiful in live even if it's just for a moment. Something that tells you you're alive. And it's gonna be okay. Anyone have any questions about that?...Don't forget what I said.

    • Garret: Do you smell something funny?
      Jordan: Garret, it's a morgue, it's supposed to smell bad.
      Garret: Thank you...yes, that's the problem in a nutshell.

    • Max: Jordan, you can't go through life poking everyone but God in the eye!

    • Garret: Five jobs in four years, that's impressive.
      Jordan: You know me, short attention span.

    • Trey: You know we should probably go out and grab dinner sometime, get to know each other better.
      Jordan: What you mean sharing a ten by ten office space isn't enough closeness for you?
      Trey: Good point.

    • Jordan: About that dinner thing... I don't like to date people I work with...
      Trey: Oh, you thought I was asking you out? That's sort of embarrassing...

    • Jordan: I had this guy's brain in my hand, so I couldn't very well punch him, right?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      Thirty Years of Tears by John Hiatt
      If I Didn't Care by Ink Spots
      Mystery Achievement by The Pretenders

    • This is not the first time that Kyle Secor and Jill Hennessy have been together; The first crossover of "Law and Order" and "Homicide..." had Andre Braugher, Kyle Secor, and Richard Belzer's characters cross over onto "Law and Order" (episode entitled "Charm City") and Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, and Jill Henessy's Characters cross over onto "Homicide..." (episode entitled "For God and Country")

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