Crossing Jordan

Season 5 Episode 11

The Elephant in the Room

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2006 on NBC
9.3
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Dr. Macy's job may be at risk due to a DUI charge, the night before he is supposed to testify as a witness in a high profile case. Jordan and Woody wonder where their relationship will go next...if anywhere?

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  • Dr. Macy\'s job may be at risk due to a DUI charge, the night before he is supposed to testify as a witness in a high profile case. Jordan and Woody wonder where their relationship will go next...if anywhere?moreless

    9.7
    Well, I for one am glad to see that Garret\'s daughter Abby is back! Sort of awkward for Garret, Jordan and Abby with the way Jordan realized she was back... coming in and telling Garret to get into an AA group or something of the sort then realizing his daughter who he had enough trouble keeping in line due to her lack of respect for him in previous years, is sitting right behind him. Will anything more come of Renee and Garret\'s weirdly finished relationship, and of course, where is Renee\'s baby? She did leave the show because she was pregnant with her ex husband while she was sort of in a relationship with Garret, if my memory serves me correct.

    Then of course, we\'ve got this whole Jordan, JD and Woody thing going on here. JD is getting ready to propose to Jordan, Nigel and I believe he told Lily, are waiting for it to happen but little do they know, Jordan has discovered her feelings for Woody certainly didn\'t go away, and are probably stronger than ever in a sexual sense, of course we know Woody feels the same way, but JD asked the question... and Jordan hasn\'t answered. Did it mean anything to her? Well of course it did, but will she lie to JD to keep from hurting him? Ooo, which man will she side with? Well I guess we\'ll have to wait and find out.

    And how could we forget this whole Lily, Jeffery Brandeau, Bug and semi Matt Seely thing which is happening? Bug certainly made his feelings crystal clear, bolder than I\'ve ever seen him be before, nice change, but how will Lily react? Tough place for her to be in, and then of course, Matt Seely ignoring that bit of jealous we all know was there in the episode Death Goes On when he and Jeffery get out of the elevator to find Lily waiting to get in, and telling Bug that he thought if Lily ever went for a dork, it would be him. Who knows? Maybe Bug took the comment to heart and it gave him his little boost of confidence to go in there, hang up that phone and tell Lily straight up how he feels and that he\'d been lying to her for the past three or four years. Well, I\'m very intruiged with this storyline, and can\'t wait to see where it goes!

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  • Garret gets arrested on a DUI charge and spends the night before a big trial in jail. Renee gets him out with enough time to clean up before the trial. Bug decides he can't stay in the dark with his feelings for Lily any more.moreless

    10
    Well, I for one am glad to see that Garret's daughter Abby is back! Sort of awkward for Garret, Jordan and Abby with the way Jordan realized she was back... coming in and telling Garret to get into an AA group or something of the sort then realizing his daughter who he had enough trouble keeping in line due to her lack of respect for him in previous years, is sitting right behind him. Will anything more come of Renee and Garret's weirdly finished relationship, and of course, where is Renee's baby? She did leave the show because she was pregnant with her ex husband while she was sort of in a relationship with Garret, if my memory serves me correct.

    Then of course, we've got this whole Jordan, JD and Woody thing going on here. JD is getting ready to propose to Jordan, Nigel and I believe he told Lily, are waiting for it to happen but little do they know, Jordan has discovered her feelings for Woody certainly didn't go away, and are probably stronger than ever in a sexual sense, of course we know Woody feels the same way, but JD asked the question... and Jordan hasn't answered. Did it mean anything to her? Well of course it did, but will she lie to JD to keep from hurting him? Ooo, which man will she side with? Well I guess we'll have to wait and find out.

    And how could we forget this whole Lily, Jeffery Brandeau, Bug and semi Matt Seely thing which is happening? Bug certainly made his feelings crystal clear, bolder than I've ever seen him be before, nice change, but how will Lily react? Tough place for her to be in, and then of course, Matt Seely ignoring that bit of jealous we all know was there in the episode Death Goes On when he and Jeffery get out of the elevator to find Lily waiting to get in, and telling Bug that he thought if Lily ever went for a dork, it would be him. Who knows? Maybe Bug took the comment to heart and it gave him his little boost of confidence to go in there, hang up that phone and tell Lily straight up how he feels and that he'd been lying to her for the past three or four years. Well, I'm very intruiged with this storyline, and can't wait to see where it goes!

    Well, I'd say, GREAT EPISODE! And I am so pumped to see where all of this amazing character development is taken next!moreless
  • Jordan has always had a peculiar relationship with Garrett, but how strained will it be after her ultimatum to him?

    8.8
    On a personal level, I must applaud her gesture because it took a lot of guts to stand up to a friend and force them to admit they have a problem - it remains to be seen if Garrett sees it that way though.



    Lily and Bug. Now I don't know but... it's like CJ needs to have its star-crossed lovers or the writers are not happy! They had Jordan and Woody sleep together (not that I see them being trouble-free anytime soon, what with JD's discovery of their night of passion and Woody's discovery of JD's intention to propose!); so now the writers decided they needed to take care of Lily and Bug.



    Who knew there was so much romancing in a morgue!moreless
  • An exciting and interesting episode

    8.3
    This was a great episode. So much has finally happened in all realms of this show. Woody and Jordan!!!! Polack and Jordan, him telling her that if it didn't mean anything...well of course it did! I loved it, I like Polack but I want Jordan with Woody and it is so close to happening. Macy was finally called out (in front of his daughter) by...Jordan!!! Bug confronted Lily about his feelings. Oh yeah and the cases were even good cases. An arm found in the mouth of a shark and a trial involving Macy and Jordan in which Jordan finally realizes that Macy has a drinking problem (thus the confronting) This was a great episode that was not only filled with great cases to solve but furthered almost every character in the show. This is exactly why I watch this show.



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  • A whole episodes worth of character development

    9.8
    The episode starts out with Jordan and Woody try to talk about what went on between them in the previous episode. Garret getting pulled over for a DUI and Wolcott covering for Garret so he could testify in a court case. While Bug and Seely wind up working on a case that has Bug doing and autopsy on a shark. All in all it was a great episode character wise. JD realizes that Jordan still has feelings for Woody and that something went on between the two of them on the last case they worked on. While Bug declares his love for Lily yet again and leaves the ball in her court to decide what she wants to do. While Jordan also has a intervention with Garret that he should get help for his drinking problem, with Abby in the room at the time, even though she finds that out later. This should lead to some very interesting episodes in the future. I wonder why Abby is back in town, sure she's on break , but I wonder if there's more to it than that.moreless
Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell

Woody Hoyt

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy

Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn

Lily Lebowski

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Garret Macy

Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Dr. Mahesh "Bug" Vijayaraghavensatyanaryanamurthy

Steve Valentine

Steve Valentine

Dr. Nigel Townsend

James Eckhouse

James Eckhouse

Mr. Cartland

Guest Star

Stacy Haiduk

Stacy Haiduk

Mrs. Cartland

Guest Star

Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald

Mr. McBride

Guest Star

Alex McKenna

Alex McKenna

Abby Macy

Recurring Role

Ethan Sandler

Ethan Sandler

ADA Jeffrey Brandau

Recurring Role

Charles Mesure

Charles Mesure

J.D. Pollack

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In Season 2's Perfect Storm, it is stated that Lily is allergic to chocolate. Yet, Brandau brought her a chocolate explosion muffin.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Pollack: So ah, what is this? Some kind of crime recreation theatre?
      Jordan: Yea kind of, ah something the Cavanaugh family players used to perform back in the days of ah...well the Cavanaugh family.

    • Jordan: Hey Nige, did I happen to see Woody here earlier?
      Nigel: Jordan, I am never again going to stick my nose in other people's business.
      Jordan: Where did that come from?

    • Jordan: Garret, you have a drinking problem. You gotta get some help. Find AA, find triple A, find Jesus, find jigsaw puzzles I don't care, but I will not enable you anymore. You have to own this. And you have to beat this. And if you don't I'm going to ask that you be removed from your post.

    • (Bug hangs up the phone Lily is talking on)
      Lily: What the hell was that?
      Bug: Do you remember three years ago when I declared my feelings for you, and you let me down easy. Said I was only your friend; I understood, said it's okay.
      Lily: Of course I do.
      Bug: I lied. It's not okay. I loved you then and I haven't stopped.

    • Jordan: We need to talk. I...
      J.D.: Slept with Woody.
      Jordan: You know?

    • Woody: This is just a little weird.
      Jordan: You want me to play the boy?

    • Woody: Nige, you ever wait for a woman to make up her mind? Its like watching paint dry...on your eyeballs.

    • Nigel: Pollack's got a ring in his pocket, I wanna see if he pops any questions.

    • Nigel: You two are getting kind of serious. No?
      Jordan: I don't ask you about your sex life.
      Nigel: I wouldn't mind.
      Jordan: Yeah. I would.

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