Crossing Jordan

10 Best Episodes of Crossing Jordan - Season 1

Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 10, 2023.

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Crossing Jordan - S1E1

#15 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Meet Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh of the Boston Medical Examiner's office. With a reputation of going way beyond the call of duty, she finds her first case a little close to home.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 120 votes.

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#14 - The Gift of Life (Season 1 - Episode 20)


In this episode we go back to 1995 when Jordan wonders if being a heart surgeon is the right of courier for her. But after a patient dies on the table because of Dr. McCaffrey's negligence Jordan realizes that the truth is always best to tell even if it hurts somebody. We also see how Jordan met Garrett and the importance of honesty.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 37 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E5

#13 - You Can't Go Home Again (Season 1 - Episode 5)

When the body of a firefighter is found Jordan is called to the scene. What she discovers will shock her and set her on a mission.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 59 votes.

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#12 - Believers (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Facts are scarce when a Senator’s daughter is found stabbed in the park. Jordan must cut though the political red tap to find the answers. Back at the morgue Bug and Nigel face some hard choices.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 52 votes.

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#11 - Someone to Count On (Season 1 - Episode 21)

When the mother of a teenage girl is found dead the daughter becomes the prime suspect. Jordan is convinced of the girls’ innocence and seeks advice from an unlikely source to save the girl from prison.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 38 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E10

#10 - Blue Christmas (Season 1 - Episode 10)


When a cop killer dies in police custody, Dr. Macy orders a coroner’s inquest to get answers. Elsewhere, Trey wonders what all Nigel’s invite to the mountains will involve, and Dr. Macy is upset for having Christmas Eve’s dinner with his ex-wife’s boyfriend.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 50 votes.

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#9 - Secrets & Lies (1) (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Jordan is called to a local psychiatric hospital to investigate a suicide. While there and unknown source provides her with a clue to her mother’s murder.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 40 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E8

#8 - Digger (1) (Season 1 - Episode 8)


In this two part episode women are turning up…buried alive. Jordan teams up with a FBI Agent to try to solve this case. What Jordan does not know is that she matched the profile the killer likes.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 52 votes.

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#7 - Blood Relatives (Season 1 - Episode 12)

A mother and her two young sons turn up murdered, with the only suspect being the husband. This case will do more than test Jordan’s skills are a pathologist, but also test her mentally as some memories come flooding back.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 45 votes.

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#6 - Wrong Place, Wrong Time (Season 1 - Episode 11)


With a botched robbery victims are many and answers are few. Jordan and Dr. Macy set out to prove maybe this was no ordinary bank robbery. Meanwhile Jordan finally has a house-warming party.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 46 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E13

#5 - Miracles & Wonders (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Elvis has entered the building? Dr. Macy attempts to save a deer at his daughters’ request. And Jordan ponders the existence of a higher power.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 42 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E9

#4 - Digger (2) (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Jordan buries herself into the case and winds up putting her life in danger. Elsewhere Nigel and Lily plan some nuptials?

The episode was rated 7.87 from 47 votes.

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#3 - Lost and Found (Season 1 - Episode 16)

Jordan and Detective Winslow find a young father murdered in an alley, they race to find the baby. Dr. Macy must find out why a student died, as well as help Abby deal with the loss.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 44 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E14

#2 - Four Fathers (Season 1 - Episode 14)


With the morgue pinching pennies the staff wonders who will be “pink slipped”. Elsewhere Jordan works a case involving the son of an old family… friend, while Max struggles to get licquor suppliers to his new bar. Trey’s father comes to visit, much to Trey’s annoyance.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 46 votes.

Crossing Jordan - S1E23

#1 - Secrets & Lies (2) (Season 1 - Episode 23)

With Jordan still at the psychiatric hospital she agrees to look into a triple homicide. Typical Jordan gets herself in over her head and Woody is there to lend a helping hand…again.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 36 votes.

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