Jill Hennessy returns to series television starring as Boston coroner -- Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh: a sexy, brilliant and fearless Boston medical examiner with a checkered career and a penchant for going beyond the call of duty to investigate crimes.
After striking out in Los Angeles, the headstrong Jordan returns to her Boston hometown and her former job with the Massachusetts State Coroner's Office, where she reunites with her ex-cop father, Max, who's still haunted by the unsolved murder of his wife, Jordan's mother. She gains a measure of support from her erratic boss, Dr. Garret Macy - who has his own personal issues; a newly arrived and confident colleague, Dr. Trey Sanders; forensic entomologist Dr. Mahesh "Bug", forensic technician Nigel Townsend and grief counselor Lili Lebowski.
In the second season comes Elaine Dunchamps working in the medical examiners office as a medical examiner. The team also works often with detective Woodrow "Woody" Hoyt. Also medical examiner Peter Winslow joins the team during season two.
AN UNFORGETTABLE FLIGHT IN THE SEASON FINALE -- Kate Switzer is put in charge of forming a team to investigate what killed a ship full of people on the Norwegian Sea and enlists the help of the entire group of coroners. On their way back to Boston, the plane suddenly flies into an unexpected storm causing the plane to crash in the mountains. Woody and Bug set out on foot to try to get to the highest point and get a radio reception to signal for help, but hit a roadblock when they reach an impassable mountain. In order to stay warm and keep busy, Jordan, Macy, Kate and Nigel decided to do what they do best, autopsies. While they are trying to figure out what mysteriously killed these people, they all secretly wonder if they will be rescued.