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Crossing Jordan: The Dawn of a New Day

Without an apartment yet, Jordan is sleeping at the Medical Examiner's office because she is still uncomfortable with Evelyn living with her father. When Dr. Grace Yakura calls a staff meeting and Jordan gets snubbed without being assigned a case, Dr. Yakura makes it clear that she does not approve of how Jordan is representing the Medical Examiner's office and is watching Jordan very closely. Garrett hands Jordan a fresh case when a cab driver is shot and killed in his car, while Garrett works on a case of a jogger bludgeoned to death. When Garrett finds the cab driver's license plate imprinted on the dead man's skin, Jordan and Garrett have to figure out how their two cases are connected. Meanwhile Trey is assigned an old case of a John Doe that needs indentifying, endearingly dubbed Mr. Stinky, with the help of Bug and Nigel, they work feverishly to meet Dr. Yakura's deadline. Garrett brings in his Victrola, a very old gramophone, into his office to play his 1920's jazz, he is surprised to learn that Lily shares his passion. This makes him a little more comfortable with her flirtatious attitude around him. Tempers flare when Jordan joins her father and Evelyn for dinner, and she confronts Evelyn about throwing out her mother's clothes. When Jordan seeks her father's help with the case, she has to come to terms with Evelyn being a part of his life and decide if she can accept it.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 64302
Airdate: Monday October 01st, 2001

Director: Allan Arkush
Writer: Tim Kring

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Guest Stars
D.W. Moffett
As Detective Eddy Winslow
Kathryn Hahn
As Lily Lebowski
Lois Nettleton
As Evelyn
Maria Celedonio
As Nora
Marlene Forte
As Gloria
Steve Valentine
As Dr. Nigel Townsend
Tamlyn Tomita
As Dr. Grace Yakura
Edward Conna
As Nolan Babcock
Mackenzie Phillips
As Elaine Stahler
Nan Martin
As Lydia
Nynno Ahli
As Uniform Cop
Yvette Nipar
As Sandra Babcock
Main Cast
Jill Hennessy
As Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh
Miguel Ferrer
As Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Garret Macy
Ravi Kapoor
As Dr. Mahesh "Bug" Vijayaraghavensatanaryanamurthy
Ken Howard
As Ret. Detective Lt. Max Cavanaugh
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
As Dr. Trey Sanders
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The HarmonistsNight and Day 
Johnny MathisChances Are 

Episode Quotes
Jordan: Look, if you got a problem with me, let me know. Otherwise, why am I not getting a case?
Dr. Grace Yakura: I spent half the night on the phone with the Mayor, the D.A. and the police commissioner trying to explain how one of my M.E.s handcuffed a police officer to his bed. So if you wanna play cops n' robbers, do it on your own time.

Bug: (talking to a dead body in autopsy) Mr. Stinky, you are a riddle wrapped in a enigma.

Warning: Crossing Jordan season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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