A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner... Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

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 Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (117 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Dr. Garret Macy (117 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Dr. Nigel Townsend (117 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Lily Lebowski (115 episodes, 2001-2007)
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 Detective Woody Hoyt (88 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Max Cavanaugh (49 episodes, 2001-2005)
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Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh is a forensic pathologist who lost her job with the Boston medical examiner's office because her passion for solving homicides frequently extended beyond the autopsy table. Years later, an old ally rescues Jordan from court-ordered anger management training in Los Angeles and rehires her to her former job in Boston. Jordan is still feisty and mercurial and a pain in the butt, but management tolerates her because she is good at her job. She and her father, a disgraced former Boston police detective, often solve crimes together by using a role-playing game they've played since Jordan's childhood. It goes: "You be the killer, and I'll be the victim and we'll figure out how this happened." The driving force in Jordan's life and career is the crime she took the longest time to solve -- her mother's murder. Written by A.B. Gilpin

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Jill Hennessy is such a fan of the folk duo Indigo Girls that a poster of the act hangs in the kitchen set of her character. See more »

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Throughout the series, the Boston Police Department is shown to be driving Dodge Intrepid cruisers. In real life, the BPD drives Ford Crown Victorias. See more »

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Macy: That was stupid and reckless what you did, you know that? You don't listen to me.
Jordan: Come on, Garret.
Macy: You do what you want. And if you hadn't this time, those boys wouldn't be alive now.
Jordan: All in a days work. No big deal.
Macy: I'm still your boss and I'm telling you it was a big deal. Own it. I don't know what I would have done if something had happened to you.
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Referenced in Las Vegas: Father of the Bride (2006) See more »

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Entertaining
9 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I happened upon "Crossing Jordan" one evening while channel surfing. I'm glad I did; this is a good show. This show works because it is well cast, for starters. The interaction between Jill Hennessey and Miguel Ferrer is excellent and never contrived. Steve Valentine and Ravi Kapoor are brilliant, and Katherine Hahn balances out this group as the sweet, empathic Lily. Jerry O'Connell is a welcome addition as young, gung-ho detective Woody Hoyt, who provides nice little comic moments here and there to keep the show on it's toes. Fortunately for me, A&E runs older episodes of CJ late in the evening, so I've had a chance to play catch-up and watch it from the beginning. This show started out interesting to me and seems to be getting better all the time. I'll definitely keep watching in the future.


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