Following the sudden death of her mother, gifted forensic pathologist Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (Jill Hennessy) develops an obsession for solving violent crimes. Working in the Boston Medical Examiner’s Office, she teams up with medical examiners like Dr. Trey Sanders (Mahershala Ali), homicide detectives like Woody Hoyt (Jerry O’Connell) and others, all working in their own way to solve a varied assortment of cases.
S1/EP 1 - Crossing Jordan (Pilot)
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) suspects that what appears to be a routine teenage prostitute's suicide might in fact be a cover-up for foul play involving important city officials. However, while probing deeper into the girl's death with Detective Collins (guest star Kyle Secor, "Homicide: Life on the Street") -- the investigator on the case -- Jordan could possibly jeopardize her new job or even her own life.
S1/EP 2 - The Dawn of a New Day
Mackenzie Phillips ("One Day at a Time," "So Weird") guest-stars as a waitress whose unusual reaction to the shooting death of her cab driver husband makes Jordan (Jill Hennessy) curious about the real story behind the cabbie's killing. While at the crime scene, Jordan also encounters Edward "Eddy" Winslow (guest star D.W. Moffett, "Traffic," "For Your Love"), the homicide detective involved at the end of her father's career as a cop.
S1/EP 3 - The Ties That Bind
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) goes to prison where she attempts to piece together a scenario to confirm her hunch that the torso of a raped, murdered and dismembered woman belonged to a corrections officer killed on the job. Ironically, Jordan's home life seems too confining as the stress of staying with her father, Max (Ken Howard), and his new girlfriend, Evelyn (guest star Lois Nettleton), causes Jordan to clash with her colleague, Trey (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali).
S1/EP 4 - You Can't Go Home Again
Loyalty stokes Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) desire to figure out how a hero firefighter, Jimmy Donnelly (guest star Tom Bresnahan) -- who was also her childhood best friend, died battling a suspicious blaze. Despite warnings from both her disapproving superior, Dr. Grace Yakura (guest star Tamlyn Tomita) and Det. Eddy Winslow (guest star D.W. Moffett, "Traffic"), Jordan asks Max (Ken Howard) to help her investigate, but they are disappointed by what the evidence points to.
S1/EP 5 - Born to Run
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finds herself knee deep in strippers and Russian gangsters, when she responds to a suspected murder-suicide at a local gentleman's club. Unconvinced by the police theory of a distraught jealous lover, Jordan enlists the help of her eager colleagues Trey (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali) and Bug (Ravi Kapoor) to reveal more with a detailed investigation of the Russian mob-run club.
S1/EP 6 - Believers
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) investigates the death of a Massachusetts Senator's daughter found stabbed in a park, apparently murdered by her boyfriend. Believing there is more to this case than the police's theory of love gone bad, Jordan reluctantly pairs up with an ethically challenged newspaper reporter, Adam Flynn (guest star Shawn Christian "As the World Turns"), to further investigate the girl's death.
S1/EP 7 - Sight Unseen
The autopsy of a schoolboy killed in a traffic accident leads Jordan (Jill Hennessy) to discover that the pre-teen actually died while being kidnapped along with his female classmate. Despite resistance from Evelyn (guest star Lois Nettleton), Max (Ken Howard) helps Jordan search for the missing girl by contacting some of his old cronies, such as a retired detective (guest star Howard Hesseman, "Head of the Class").
S1/EP 8 - Digger: Part 1
In the first of a special two-part episode, the discovery of a floating corpse forces Jordan (Jill Hennessy) into a nationwide manhunt for a serial killer as she teams up with a famed FBI criminal profiler (Hennessy's former "Law & Order" co-star Chris Noth, who guest-stars) -- and reunites with an unscrupulous reporter (guest star Shawn Christian).
S1/EP 9 - Digger: Part 2
In this conclusion of the special two-part episode, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finds herself buried deep in the manhunt for the serial killer known as Digger, while forming a more personal connection with relentless FBI criminal profiler Drew Haley (Hennessy's former "Law & Order" co-star Chris Noth).
S1/EP 10 - Blue Christmas
When a veteran cop is murdered in the line of duty, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) leads the police and vengeful Detective Eddy Winslow (guest star D.W. Moffett) -- Max' (Ken Howard) former partner -- to a possible suspect. But after the shooter dies in police custody, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) must launch a coroner's investigation to see if Det. Winslow went too far while making the arrest.
S1/EP 11 - Wrong Place, Wrong Time
After a security guard foils a bank robbery, leaving one of the thieves -- disguised as Bill Clinton -- dead, along with a bank customer, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Garret (Miguel Ferrer) sort through the remains of the gun battle with the help of friendly Wisconsin native Detective Woodrow Hicks (guest star Jerry O'Connell, "Jerry Maguire") to see who fired the fatal shots. The case strikes a personal note with Garret, as the investigation points less towards a botched bank robbery and more to a contract killing of a wealthy wife by her biker husband (guest star Mark Kiely).
S1/EP 12 - Blood Relatives
The gruesome discovery of a slain mother and her two young sons pulls Jordan (Jill Hennessy) into a triple homicide investigation in which the distraught husband/father, a former hockey star, (guest star Tom Verica, "From Earth to the Moon"), is the only suspect. Pushed by loyalty to her friend Kim (guest star Kristen Wilson), who is also the suspect's attorney, Jordan digs deeper into the case and unearths some troubling images from her own past.
S1/EP 13 - Miracles and Wonders
Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) views on faith are tested as she attempts to scientifically explain how a homeless man -- who claimed to be St. Francis bearing the stigmata -- could have died in a church, and her investigation takes a bizarre twist when the man's body disappears from the morgue.
S1/EP 14 - Four Fathers
When a former student takes a flying leap out of a college dorm window in an apparent drug binge gone bad, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) discovers the boy's attempt at flight came from the room of Kieran Conroy (guest star Rodney Scott) - son of local mob boss Blackie Conroy (guest star Alan Feinstein), directing her suspicions towards murder.
S1/EP 15 - Acts of Mercy
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) catches a suicide case involving a terminally ill senior citizen, re-uniting her with "country bumpkin" Detective Woodrow Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell, "Jerry Maguire"). Unfortunately, their reunion is marred by murder as the evidence points to a mercy killing carried out by the victim's doctor.
S1/EP 16 - Lost and Found
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finds herself in a race against time alongside Detective Eddy Winslow (guest star D.W. Moffett), as they search for a missing infant whose father, a suspected junkie, was found murdered execution-style in a back alley.
S1/EP 17 - Crime and Punishment
The death of a suburban house-wife with a fetish for punishment, leads Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and her naive partner, Detective Woodrow Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell, "Jerry Maguire"), to a local Internet company designed to fulfill even the darkest fantasies.
S1/EP 18 - With Honor
When a young corporal abandons her post in Afghanistan and ends up dead in a Boston alley, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) reluctantly teams up with Marine Detective George Davis (guest star Carlos Gomez), to investigate the death of this alleged coward.
S1/EP 19 - For Harry, With Love and Squalor
A chance encounter with a mysterious suitor (guest star and Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, "Kiss Me Kate") at Max's (Ken Howard) bar, the Pogue Mahone, forces Jordan (Jill Hennessy) to examine her uneventful love life and risk a risqué fling. Meanwhile, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) has a chance meeting of his own when he is reunited with his estranged, grifter father, Harry (guest star Carl Reiner, "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Ocean's Eleven"). Unfortunately their reunion is less then cordial when a pair of Cuban gangsters threaten to kill Harry over the small matter of a missing $100,000. Steve Valentine, Kathryn Hahn, Ravi Kapoor and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali also star.
S1/EP 20 - The Gift of Life
When one of the nation's leading cardiologists dies performing surgery, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) recalls how the arrogant surgeon's malpractice practically mauled her career, and even found her fighting for life after a drug overdose. The death of this former mentor, Dr. Elliot McCafferty (Zeljko Ivanek), forces Jordan to reexamine her road to the M.E.'s office when she met the young coroner, Garret (Miguel Ferrer), who made her reevaluate her life.
S1/EP 21 - Someone to Count On
Three-time Emmy winner Jack Klugman ("The Odd Couple," "Quincy") dons coroner's garb again when he guest-stars as Dr. Gelber, a respected senior medical examiner and mentor to Macy (Miguel Ferrer), but while Macy must evaluate Gelber's work for possible errors, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) seeks his assistance with one of her more puzzling cases. Earlier, Jordan and Detective Woodrow Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell, "Jerry Maguire") had been called to the scene of a homicide, only to find the prime suspect -- the victim's 14-year-old daughter (guest star Indigo) -- on a ledge threatening to jump.
S1/EP 22 - Secrets and Lies: Part 1
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) discovers that the apparent hanging suicide of a mental patient was in fact staged and rules the girl's death a homicide, leaving faithful compatriot Detective Woodrow Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell, "Jerry Maguire") with a ward full of mentally ill suspects. While on the case, Jordan receives a familiar gift from a secret source that triggers unpleasant childhood memories -- while raising some surprising questions regarding Max' (Ken Howard) behavior before her mother's murder.
S1/EP 23 - Secrets and Lies: Part 2
Sparked by a mysterious gift, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) agrees to dig into a 10-year-old triple homicide in exchange for help from a catatonic mental patient -- the prime suspect in the case who claims to know the identity of her mother's killer. With the help of Detective Woodrow Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell, "Jerry Maguire"), she searches for answers about her mother's murder, and uncovers Max' (Ken Howard) painful secret.
S2/EP 1 - There's No Place Like Home
Three thousand miles from Boston, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) continues her search -- with her unwilling companion, Det. Woody Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell) -- for the man (guest star Jack Laufer) who might know the truth about her mother's murder and put the young medical examiner's childhood demons to rest. In the wake of his notorious coroner's disappearance, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) must stop a brutal serial killer preying on the streetwalkers of Boston, while sizing the auspicious new addition to his department, Dr. Elaine Duchamps (Lorraine Toussaint, "Any Day Now"), and avoiding the political fury surrounding the case while protecting his friend, District Attorney Jack Olson (guest star William Russ).
S2/EP 2 - Bombs Away
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) teams up with the new M.E., Elaine (Lorraine Toussaint), and finds herself in the middle of an ATF power struggle, when she investigates the death of Wendy Marsh, wife of alleged Unabomber-style terrorist and former ATF agent Lester Marsh (Shashawnee Hall) - whose grief and rage over the personal vendetta held against him by a former partner (James Pickens, Jr.), pushes him to strap on some homemade explosives and hold the morgue hostage.
S2/EP 3 - The Truth Is Out There
A trip to the Total-Mart turns tragic as Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Nigel (Steve Valentine) pronounce the friendly store greeter dead of a massive heart attack - only to have this seemingly routine case take a bizarre turn when a phony lawyer tries to kidnap the corpse.
S2/EP 4 - Payback
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finds herself in an unfamiliar position as she defends longtime confidant Det. Woody Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell), when he is accused of using excessive force while restraining a high-class party girl after she allegedly backed her SUV over a crowd of line dwellers at a Boston nightclub.
S2/EP 5 - As If by Fate
When Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) first venture into the dating scene ends abruptly, she finds herself investigating her would-be suitor's alleged suicide believing his half gainer off an upscale Boston high rise was murder.
S2/EP 6 - Upon a Wasted Building (aka One Twelve)
When Boston is rattled by a devastating explosion leaving an office high-rise in ruins, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and the rest of the morgue staff lead the recovery effort. Stumbling across a lone survivor (guest star Fredric Lehne) trapped inside the concrete pile, Jordan must keep him alive long enough for search and rescue teams to reach him.
S2/EP 7 - Scared Straight
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Detective Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell) investigate the stabbing death of the lover of a controversial lesbian radio talk-show host (Oscar-nominated guest star Mariel Hemingway, "Manhattan").
S2/EP 8 - Don't Look Back
The discovery of a Hollywood starlet's body in the back of a smashed semi-truck on a country road, leads Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and her unwitting accomplice Det. Woody Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell) back to the sunny streets of Southern California and some steamy moments in the Mojave Desert as they search for a suspect.
S2/EP 9 - Prisoner Exchange
Lily's (Kathryn Hahn) principles are put to the test after the wife of a murder victim (guest star Lily Knight) makes a late night confession putting the grief counselor in a tight spot as she attempts to uphold confidentiality despite a court subpoena and Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) demands for the truth.
S2/EP 10 - Ockham's Razor
The investigation into the murder of a Boston woman hits close to home for Garret (Miguel Ferrer) because the prime suspect in the homicide -- the victim's husband -- is a well known criminal forensics expert (guest star Hart Bochner) who has publicly second-guessed the chief M.E.'s work. Personal feeling aside, Garret pushes Det. Woody Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell) to look beyond his nemesis for other possible suspects.
S2/EP 11 - Family Ties
Investigating the death of a Boston woman found shot in an apparent car-jacking gone bad, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) teams up with unlikely and slightly unwilling accomplice Elaine (Lorraine Toussaint) searching for what she believes to be the truth behind the shooting. Further complicating their investigation is the discovery of a young baby, barely alive and hidden behind the woman's body, which her husband claims isn't his.
S2/EP 12 - Perfect Storm
In the grips of a blizzard, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Elaine (Lorraine Toussaint) are quarantined when the morgue's newest recruit, Dr. Winslow (guest star Ivan Sergei, "Jack and Jill") collapses in a seizure after exposing a black fluid during an autopsy.
S2/EP 13 - Strangled
In an annual Cavanaugh tradition, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) joins with Woody (guest star Jerry O'Connell) and the rest of the morgue staff to examine an unsolved homicide from Max' (Ken Howard) days as a rookie detective -- which coincided with the killing spree of the famed Boston Strangler.
S2/EP 14 - Wild Card
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) investigates the stabbing death of a young witness on whom the police and hard-edged detective Eric Brazil (guest star Joe Maruzzo) were depending to convict a notorious murderer. However, when the evidence points towards a police officer as the possible killer, Jordan begins to suspect the hard-charging detective played a larger role in silencing this witness.
S2/EP 15 - John Doe
The investigation into the brutal death of an unidentified vagrant labeled "John Doe" hits home for Bug (Ravi Kapoor), who sets out on an unorthodox, Jordan-esque mission to uncover the man's identity and find his murderer. Despite Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) advice to let the police handle the case, a relentless Bug uses his forensic skills to track the "John Doe's" final steps and uncovers more than he bargained for.
S2/EP 16 - Conspiracy
Drawn in by a mysterious death, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) zealously investigates the alleged murder of a local chemist, who -- according to his paranoid friend (guest star Clayton Rohner) -- was the victim of a government conspiracy.
S2/EP 17 - Cruel and Unusual
Investigating the alleged suicide of a local wife, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) reunites with a love from her past - the victim's husband. Confused over the turmoil caused by the chance meeting, the ME turns to Dr. Howard Stiles (guest star Wallace Shawn, "Toy Story") to sort out her past romance.
S2/EP 18 - Fire and Ice
When a teenage girl caught in a meth lab explosion dies, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) seeks justice for the victim while at the same time comforting the slain girl's despondent mother (guest star Julia Campbell) and interfering with D.A. Walcott's prosecution of a major Boston drug dealer. However, when the grieving mother snatches the prosecution's lead witness in the name of revenge, it's a race against time to save the case.
S2/EP 19 - Dead Wives Club
When the corpse of a missing woman -- kidnapped from a Boston park 13 years ago -- is found at the bottom of the ocean, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) zealously searches for evidence pointing to the victim's husband as her killer. However, when the physical evidence fails to support her allegations, Jordan must accept the grim reality that the murder may have been a random attack.
S2/EP 20 - Sunset Division
When his hometown sheriff is dropped out of a moving plane over the Wisconsin back country, Det. Woody Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell) investigates the murder of his former mentor, following the killer's path to Los Angeles' glitzy Sunset strip.
S2/EP 21 - Pandora's Trunk: Part 1
Pushing for a promotion, Detective Woody Hoyt (guest star Jerry O'Connell) is helped by Garret (Miguel Ferrer), Peter (Ivan Sergei), Nigel (Steve Valentine) and Bug (Ravi Kapoor) in his attempt to solve a triple homicide involving three victims with seemingly no connections to each other. However, when this crack investigative team learn that the victims shared an elegant meal along with a fourth mysterious friend shortly before their final hour, they set out to locate the missing diner.
S2/EP 22 - Pandora's Trunk: Part 2
In the conclusion of the season-ending two-parter, Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) quest for her mother's killer leads her to the trunk of an abandoned Ford and the 23-year-old skeleton of a murdered Boston detective. When the firestorm created by this discovery prompts Garret (Miguel Ferrer) to remove the vigilant M.E. from the case, she pushes forward on her own in the search for answers - and discovers more of her father's (Ken Howard) demons in the process.
S3/EP 1 - Devil May Care
When Oliver Titleman (guest star Brian Kimmet), a high school student obsessed with forensic science, is suspected in what appears to be the satanic murder of the ex-husband of the object of his affection (guest star Holly Gagnier-Guillod), Macy (Miguel Ferrer) tries to win the bright young man’s confidence to lure him into revealing his involvement in the crime.
S3/EP 2 - Slam Dunk
While serving as a juror, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) discovers that the medical evidence used against the defendant is questionable, bringing to a halt D.A. Walcott's (guest star Susan Gibney) pursuit of quick justice for an alleged cop killer.
S3/EP 3 - Til Death Do Us Part
Investigating the murder of a badly beaten wife, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) reunites with a former high school boyfriend (guest star Anthony De Santis) who is now a Catholic priest and may be involved in this woman's death. While Woody (Jerry O'Connell) searches for the victim's missing husband - the prime suspect in the homicide - Jordan discovers she was having an affair, and presses her former first love to break his vow of secrecy and reveal his knowledge of the events leading to this crime.
S3/EP 4 - Is That Plutonium in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
With no autopsies assigned to her on her first day as a pathology resident in the Massachusetts State Coroner's Office, Devan Maguire (Jennifer Finnigan) takes Lily's (Kathryn Hahn) task of notifying the wife (guest star Cyd Strittmatter) of a murder victim that her husband has been found shot and with traces of radioactivity on his body. But once she arrives at the couple's home, she is taken captive by armed men and must determine the connection between the dead man, a Geiger counter found in his home, and her kidnapping.
S3/EP 5 - Dead or Alive
When Macy (Miguel Ferrer) receives a photo indicating that a wealthy heir accused of rape and murder (guest star Anthony Starke) five years prior is striking again in Mexico, he travels there to prove that the man responsible for the recent heinous crime is the same man he investigated years before.
S3/EP 6 - Second Chances
Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Devan (Jennifer Finnigan) attempt to notify a woman (guest star Pamala Tyson) that the remains of her baby who had been missing for almost twenty years have been found, only to discover that she is living with her teenage daughter who is alive and well.
S3/EP 7 - Missing Pieces
When the prime suspect in a well-publicized, 10-month old kidnapping is found stabbed to death, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) studies the body hoping to use forensic evidence to find the missing girl. Turning up at the police precinct, the lost child claims responsibility for killing her alleged attacker, leaving Jordan and Detective Capra (guest star Arija Bareikis) to sort out the truth behind this murder.
S3/EP 8 - Most Likely
When a seemingly healthy student dies after a single punch from a police officer during a drug bust, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) is reluctant to rule the blow as the sole cause of the young man's death. Jordan and Devan (Jennifer Finnigan) work opposing theories to come to a conclusion, despite interference from the high school principal (guest star John Scherer) and an over-protective detective (guest star Jsu Garcia, "Along Came Polly").
S3/EP 9 - All the News Fit to Print
A reporter (guest star Christopher Goodman) is found beaten and shot to death while following a story about a young prostitute. While Woody (Jerry O'Connell) faults the victim for further exploiting the young woman to advance his career, Bug (Ravi Kapoor) suspects that the man may have been murdered for trying to protect his source.
S3/EP 10 - Revealed
When an author of science-fiction novels is found dead -- drained of all blood and with bite marks on his neck -- Nigel (Steve Valentine) is quick to encourage Woody (Jerry O'Connell) to consider the possibility that a vampire attacked the man as he was working on his latest tome, "Vampires Revealed."
S3/EP 11 - He Said, She Said
When a distraught Jane Newman (guest star Susan Haskell, "All My Children") reports that she accidentally shot and killed a man who assaulted her, police discover that the dead man is connected to Alex Dwyer (guest star Marcus Chait), against whom Newman had filed a restraining order. While Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Devan (Jennifer Finnigan) seek to prove that Dwyer is behind the attack, he attempts to turn the tables by claiming that Newman was the one devoting unwanted attention in his direction.
S3/EP 12 - Dead in the Water
Detective Hoyt (Jerry O'Connell) enlists Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) aid in identifying a body washed ashore after a bad storm. Once identified as Sarah Corday, a prominent politician's daughter who had been missing for seven years, Lily (Kathryn Hahn) does her part to assist detectives in the search into the fall from comfort and care that brought Corday to her death.
S3/EP 13 - O Brother Where Art Thou?
In the conclusion of the second season ending cliffhanger, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) searches for evidence to clear her father, Max (Ken Howard), who stands accused of murdering the chief of police. Hindered by Max' disappearance, Jordan relies on a suspended Woody (Jerry O'Connell), working with detective Annie Capra (guest star Arija Bareikis), to help her track down missing brother James (guest star Michael T. Weiss, "The Pretender") who she believes to be the key to solving this homicide.
S4/EP 1 - Intruded
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) begins to act strangely after a night of dancing with Woody (Jerry O'Connell). Suppressing information that she had an encounter with an intruder in her apartment that night, her behavior causes concern among her co-workers, which leads her to believe that Macy (Miguel Ferrer) and Lily (Kathryn Hahn) asked the resident shrink, Dr. Howard Stiles (guest star Wallace Shawn, "My Dinner with Andre"), to talk to her.
S4/EP 2 - After Dark
When a mysterious blackout hits the city, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Bug (Ravi Kapoor) find themselves trapped in the middle of a multi-car pile-up in the TWT (Ted Williams Tunnel).
S4/EP 3 - Deja Past
When skeletal remains are found in a spooky house from Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) past, her pursuit of uncovering the truth behind the murder leads her to a shocking secret.
S4/EP 4 - Out of Sight
When a millionaire turns up dead after a charity event, suspect number one is his agoraphobic neighbor, Louis Jeffries (guest star Jeremy London), a renowned artist with a motive who Jordan (Jill Hennessy) becomes attracted to, and whom Woody (Jerry O'Connell) is determined to prove is the murderer.
S4/EP 5 - Fire From the Sky
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) snaps when Devan (guest star Jennifer Finnegan) calls asking her to cover her graveyard shift at the morgue. When an exhausted Jordan arrives at the morgue she finds the entire place full of action as they prepare for the victims of a plane crash.
S4/EP 6 - What Happens in Vegas Dies in Boston
When a Montecito Hotel and Casino Lear jet arrives with casino host Sam Marquez (guest star Vanessa Marcil) and casino security Danny McCoy (guest star Josh Duhamel) along with a dead high roller with three million dollars handcuffed to his wrist, Sam and Danny find themselves as the potential suspects in his death. Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) discover clues which may clear Sam and Danny's connection to the murder. Jordan and Woody follow the new suspect's trail to Vegas, teaming up with Danny wondering if what happens in Vegas really stays in Vegas.
S4/EP 7 - Necessary Risks
Detective Woody Hoyt (Jerry O'Connell) and Dr. Cavanaugh (Jill Hennessy) think they have an open-and-shut case after a college fencing star is found dead in his dorm room from an apparent suicide. However, when the forensic tests are completed, the evidence points to murder rather than suicide and the search for the killer begins.
S4/EP 8 - Justice Delayed
When a haunted man (guest star Mathew St. Patrick) asks for Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) professional opinion on his father's 40-year-old murder, Nigel (Steve Valentine) finds himself with Jordan in the deep south, digging for clues on a civil rights murder case in a town that wants this case buried.
S4/EP 9 - Blue Moon
When serial killer "Leviathan" resurfaces after four years, Woody (Jerry O'Connell) has to team up with an ambitious cop to interrogate the prime suspect, Kimball (guest star Reed Diamond, "Homicide"), who escapes from under their noses. Once Nigel (Steve Valentine) figures out the pattern - two victims coinciding with the blue moon, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) realizes the second victim is still alive, and Woody has to race against the clock to find "Leviathan," and to save his latest victim.
S4/EP 10 - Family Affair
When the body of an heiress from an elite family is discovered in the woods after an apparent fall off a horse, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) pledge a full investigation to the grieving family. However, when the trace evidence points to murder, they find themselves digging through the victim's recent film project for possible suspects.
S4/EP 11 - Murder in the Rue Morgue
When a crazed gunman opens fire in the morgue killing a seemingly innocent bystander, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) searches the morgue's recent intakes for clues to this allegedly random homicide. In the process, she uncovers the shooter's first victim.
S4/EP 12 - A Stranger Among Us
A mass homicide at a local diner has Woody (Jerry O'Connell) searching for a motive until the FBI reveals the alleged shooter's identity and link to a recently arrested drug kingpin. Skeptical of the FBI's account of the crime, the Boston detective relies on Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Garret (Miguel Ferrer) to help uncover the true coarse of events that lead to this bloody scene.
S4/EP 13 - You Really Got Me
The suicide of a one-armed Boston man leads Jordan (Jill Hennessy) to uncover the missing murder weapon from an eight-year-old Los Angeles homicide, in which she helped send the alleged murderer to death row. However, with five days to go before the execution, Jordan and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) head to L.A. hoping to find evidence that will save an innocent life.
S4/EP 14 - Gray Murders
The simultaneous deaths of an international passenger and baggage handler at Logan International Airport leave the authorities in fear of a deadly new airborne virus until Garret (Miguel Ferrer) identifies both fatalities as the results of drug overdoses. Convinced that these deaths are more than a coincidence, Woody (Jerry O'Connell) searches for a drug ring with an inventive method for smuggling heroin.
S4/EP 15 - It Happened one Night
A recently released mobster seeks revenge on Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) father and the three other Boston cops who put him behind bars. Jordan frantically tries to find her father before it's too late. However, their long-awaited family reunion is cut short as Max (guest star Ken Howard) reveals the reason for the mobster's multi-decade long vendetta and why he has to stop this killer before he enacts his final vengeance.
S4/EP 16 - Skin and Bone
When Woody (Jerry O'Connell) uncovers an unmarked mass grave; Jordan (Jill Hennessy), Garret (Miguel Ferrer) and the entire team discover the remains to be those of a string of missing Boston mobsters. However, their success at identifying the remains unearths the old killer, who assaults Bug (Ravi Kapoor) in an attempt to keep the truth buried.
S4/EP 17 - Embraceable You
When the charming daughter (guest star Gina Gershon, "The Insider") of a local jazz legend is caught in a deadly round of lover’s quarrels, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) is quickly ensnared in her web. Accused of orchestrating multiple black widow-style murders, Garret will either prove her innocence or become her latest victim.
S4/EP 18 - Locard's Exchange
In a race against the clock, Jordan (Jill Hennessy), Garret (Miguel Ferrer) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) attempt to track down evidence to a string of brutal murders which occurred over two decades ago in order to keep the alleged killer behind bars. However, with time running out and no substantial DNA evidence, Jordan must decide how much she is willing to risk for this case when she testifies for the prosecution.
S4/EP 19 - Sanctuary
Despite reassurances to the contrary, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) suspects foul play in the death of a bodyguard assigned to protect the playboy son of a high-ranking Dominican consulate officer. However, when the decedent's distraught wife takes the consulate staff and Jordan hostage demanding a full forensic investigation, Garret (Miguel Ferrer), Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and the rest of the staff race against time to solve this alleged murder.
S4/EP 20 - Forget Me Not
When the daughter of his new soulmate is kidnapped in the middle of the night and the suspect's list reads like a lurid Bostonian society page, Nigel (Steve Valentine) is left questioning more than the usual forensic evidence. With Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) help, he attempts to uncover any lead to the kidnapper's identity in the hopes of saving the girl's life.
S4/EP 21 - Jump Push Fall
When a witness comes forward on a twenty year-old case involving a prominent politician, Macy (Miguel Ferrer) is suspended for an alleged cover-up attempt and his replacement, Dr. Jack Slokum (guest star Henry Winkler, "Holes"), puts Jordan (Jill Hennessy) in charge of the new investigation which could either save or end Macy's career. As the evidence against her mentor piles up, Jordan and her co-workers are shocked to find that Macy's missing evidence is just the beginning of the cover-up.
S5/EP 1 - There’s No Place Like Home 2
Eight weeks after the Boston Morgue has been turned upside down by Macy's (Miguel Ferrer) departure and Woody's (Jerry O'Connell) brush with death, the staff tries to conform to the stringent new guidelines set into place by interim Chief Medical Examiner Jack Slokum (Henry Winkler, ").
S5/EP 2 - Judgment Day
Jordan's (Jill Hennessy) investigation of a deceased inmate leads her to question the appalling conditions of the prison's health care system. Forced to work in tandem with tabloid reporter J.D. Pollack (Charles Mesure, "Lost"), Jordan and Nigel (Steve Valentine) struggle to shift off the specter of neglect onto a specific health care company by bringing the atrocities of the prison's infirmary to the public's eye.
S5/EP 3 - Enlightenment
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) is approached by reporter J.D. Pollack (Charles Mesure) for a favor and finds herself sucked into the warped world created by a religious cult leader who is suspected of
S5/EP 4 - Under the Weather
It's storming in Boston, and for the past eighteen hours, rescue workers have been searching the National Forest for three 10-year-old boys who are missing. The team from the morgue is called upon when a body is found in a nearby well. Though Macy (Miguel Ferrer) orders a flu stricken Jordan (Jill Hennessy) home to bed she can't help but pursue one last lead to find the missing boys, a lead that traps her deep within an abandoned mine.
S5/EP 5 - Luck Be a Lady
The multi-city mystery begins when a Las Vegas showgirl shows up at the Boston morgue, sets a corpse ablaze and then hurls herself out the window. She leaves behind one clue: an employee ID card from the Montecito Casino in Las Vegas. Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (Jill Hennessy) calls on Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel), an acquaintance and Director of Montecito Surveillance and Security, to help solve the mystery. Together Jordan, Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Danny follow clues that reveal a crime with international repercussions is in the works in Boston.
S5/EP 6 - Total Recall
Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Macy (Miguel Ferrer) re-open a ten-year old missing person's case when a body is found in the
S5/EP 7 - Road Kill
It's a race against time as the entire morgue work to stop a series of bloody murders. A copycat is replicating the crimes of the Mass Pike Killer bringing Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Jordan (Jill Hennessy) face to face with the original criminal. Jordan is unsettled when the murderer begins to unravel her emotions and pin point her intimacy issues.
S5/EP 8 - A Man in Blue
Woody (Jerry O'Connell) is out to nab a cop killer whose crime leaves two teenage children fatherless, but when evidence inexplicably turns up at the scene, he is suspected of planting it. Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and department psychologist Detective Tallulah Simmons (Leslie Bibb) team up, and they must work together to clear Woody's name.
S5/EP 9 - Death Goes On
When Jordan (Jill Hennessy) is brought in to analyze an accident scene, the missing body leads her to new clues in an old case. Meanwhile, Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Macy (Miguel Ferrer) team up to bring down a mob hit man who is suspected of murdering his brother's wife, but the evidence is scarce.
S5/EP 10 - Loves Me Not
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) are called to investigate a mysterious murder at a quaint bed and breakfast; it isn't long before the 100 year-old crime that made the house infamous is revealed. A sudden snowstorm traps the crime-fighting duo and it is hard to distinguish the facts from the legends as a local cop, the hotel caretaker, the current proprietor and several ghosts are chasing guests and they all become possible suspects.
S5/EP 11 - The Elephant in the Room
Macy (Miguel Ferrer) is the pivotal witness in a murder case, but when he is charged with a DUI the night before the trial, his credibility is questioned and his career is put in jeopardy. While Jordan (Jill Hennessy) avoids talking to Woody (Jerry O'Connell) about their romantic encounter she turns her attention to clearing Macy's name.
S5/EP 12 - Code of Ethics
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) find themselves investigating the murder of a military officer, but when Pollack (Charles Mesure) writes an explosive expose on the investigation, the threesome find themselves entangled in a dangerous corporate cover-up.
S5/EP 13 - Dreamland
Macy (Miguel Ferrer) is stunned when he discovers that a body from a gang related shooting is his daughter's boyfriend. When a gun from the scene of the crime returns with Abby's (Alex McKenna) prints on it, the entire team focuses on finding the missing girl.
S5/EP 14 - Death Toll
A bomber strikes a Boston commuter train, leaving multiple people dead and many more injured. When the team is called in to help federal agents with the wreckage, they make a gruesome discovery - most of the casualties were children on a field trip. After Jordan (Jill Hennessy) takes the first wave of bodies back to the morgue, she begins the horrifying process of helping parents to identify their loved ones.
S5/EP 15 - Someone to Watch Over Me
After hearing gunshots in her apartment building, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) investigates and finds a 13-year-old girl standing over her father with a gun in her hand. Jordan is skeptical about the teen's claims to have found him dead, but this all changes after she witnesses two attempts on the young girl's life. Reminded of the loss of her own mother at the hands of a murderer, Jordan is determined to bring this perpetrator to justice.
S5/EP 16 - Blame Game
With Massachusetts suffering from a devastating wildfire, six firefighters perish in the blaze. Macy (Miguel Ferrer), Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Nigel (Steve Valentine) discover that these brave men should have never died and begin investigating whether they were murdered and, if so, who is to blame. Despite hitting a snag in their new romance, Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Lu (Leslie Bibb) work together to solve the mysterious death of an unidentified man in a superhero suit, which inevitably closes the distance between them and places them back on track.
S5/EP 17 - Save Me
A schizophrenic living in a halfway house is the prime suspect when the murder of a teenage girl occurs in the neighborhood. Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Lu (Leslie Bibb) disagree on how to handle the case, but eventually begin to see eye to eye.
S5/EP 18 - Thin Ice
When a professional baseball player is accused of rape, a shocking twist emerges when they check out his alibi. Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Lu (Leslie Bibb) have different theories about what really happened to the victim and eventually Jordan is taken off the case for obstruction.
S5/EP 19 - Mysterious Ways
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) investigates the mysterious murder of a woman believed to be a miracle worker and living saint. She also confronts Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Lu (Leslie Bibb) about their concern for her feelings over their blossoming relationship.
S5/EP 20 - Mace vs. Scalpel
When Macy (Miguel Ferrer) tries to deliver some personal effects of a deceased elderly man to his family, he finds a young boy being held captive. When the young boy’s deranged captor discovers that Macy knows his secret, he knocks him unconscious and takes him hostage. After Macy awakes, he finds that he has been chained in the basement. Determined to make it out alive and to rescue the boy, Macy tries to buy himself some time.
S5/EP 21 - Don't Leave Me this Way
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finds herself in an unexpected situation that will challenge her both professionally and personally. After celebrating Lily's (Kathryn Hahn) engagement and pending nuptials, Jordan wakes up the next morning next to the dead body of her former beau J.D. Pollack (Charles Mesure). With little recollection of the previous night's events and no explanation of what transpired, a shell-shocked Jordan becomes the number one suspect. Determined to clear her name, Macy (Miguel Ferrer) and the rest of the team begin investigating what led up to Pollack's death.
S6/EP 1 - Retribution
A fugitive on the run, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) travels to the nation's capital in pursuit of the news story that her ex-beau Pollack (guest star Charles Mesure) had been working on to find out what really happened the night he was murdered.
S6/EP 2 - Shattered
Special prosecutor William Ivers (guest star Jeffrey Donovan) is brought in to investigate the practices of the coroners’ office and specifically those of Jordan (Jill Hennessy), causing Macy (Miguel Ferrer) to pressure her to follow procedure and abandon her unorthodox methods of solving crimes. Lu (Leslie Bibb) and Jordan bury the hatchet long enough to investigate the death of a teenage boy. When body parts are found all over a highway, Woody (Jerry O’Connell), Nigel (Steve Valentine) and Bug (Ravi Kapoor) work to uncover the identity of the victim and to determine whether it was suicide or murder.
S6/EP 3 - 33 Bullets
A riot erupts in Boston after an eight-year-old boy is shot 33 times by police. Jordan (Jill Hennessy), the rest of the team of coroners as well as Lu (Leslie Bibb) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) join together to investigate the young boy's death and the police officer's involvement in it. With violence overtaking the city, Jordan and her colleagues are faced with the death of one of their own.
S6/EP 4 - Mr. Little and Mr. Big
Special prosecutor Ivers (guest star Jeffery Donovan) continues his investigation into the practices of the morgue, and Macy (Miguel Ferrer) asks Jordan (Jill Hennessy) once again to behave herself. Jordan and Lily (Kathryn Hahn) go on a road trip to recover the body of a little person, but only to find it stolen from the back of the morgue's van. Woody (Jerry O'Connell) finds the body of a 16-year-old boy and encounters a rogue cop during the investigation.
S6/EP 5 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
When a Las Vegas prize fighter is found dead after winning a match, Danny (Josh Duhamel) and Delinda (Molly Sims) decide to stay in Boston to help Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) investigate his murder.
S6/EP 6 - Night of the Living Dead
A high profile defense attorney, Shelly Levine (guest star Ron Silver), who has a history with Macy (Miguel Ferrer), is found shot and presumed dead. The only problem is he is very much alive and can hear and feel everything. With his autopsy looming, will Jordan (Jill Hennessy) or the rest of the team of coroners notice before it's too late?
S6/EP 7 - Isolation
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) defies special prosecutor William Ivers' (guest star Jeffrey Donovan) orders by performing an autopsy on a corpse that she believes did not actually die from the flu. Woody's (Jerry O'Connell) interest is piqued after the corpse spews out an unusual liquid and he offers to go with Jordan to investigate. They quickly realize that the situation is more serious than they thought and could trigger a public health scare.
S6/EP 8 - Hubris
A serial killer taunts Nigel (Steve Valentine) through his online blog with clues that lead to a real life murder scene. As Woody (Jerry O'Connell), Dr. Kate Switzer (guest star Brooke Smith) and Nigel try to piece clues together from the victims bodies, the killer challenges Nigel to find the next victim before it's too late, but he only has 24 hours.
S6/EP 9 - Seven feet Under
When Jordan (Jill Hennessy), Macy (Miguel Ferrer) and Detective Matt Seely (guest star David Monahan) attempt to solve a 16-year-old girl's murder, they discover that she was keeping a scandalous secret. During the investigation, Jordan begins to struggle with her declining health and Macy decides to confront her.
S6/EP 10 - Fall from Grace
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and Woody (Jerry O'Connell) have the difficult task of trying to solve the murder of a pregnant woman and finding that the baby is now missing from her womb. While they wait for the DNA test results, Woody discovers that Jordan has made a crucial mistake that affects the case.
S6/EP 11 - Faith
Woody (Jerry O’Connell) and Jordan (Jill Hennessy) desperately try to find a school bus full of children that is hijacked and then disappears. After locating the bus they have to use the forensic clues that were left behind to lead them to the missing kids but that turns out to be harder then they first thought.
S6/EP 12 - Sleeping Beauty
Macy (Miguel Ferrer) takes Jordan (Jill Hennessy) to the hospital for her extremely risky brain surgery that will hopefully save her life. As he waits at the hospital, everyone else tries to keep busy in the morgue to avoid worrying more about Jordan.
S6/EP 13 - Post Hoc...
Macy (Miguel Ferrer) and the rest of the coroners decide to take turns helping care for Jordan (Jill Hennessy) after her brain surgery. When Bug (Ravi Kapoor) does not show up at Jordan's to relieve Woody, (Jerry O'Connell) Nigel (Steve Valentine) gets angry and then realizes something is wrong. Woody and Nigel begin to investigate and find out that Homeland Security has taken him into custody and are accusing him of being a terrorist.
S6/EP 14 - In Sickness and in Health
Jordan (Jill Hennessy) decides that she is ready to get back to work, but Macy (Miguel Ferrer) is reluctant because he feels it is too soon. After agreeing to take it easy Jordan finds herself thrust into a murder case and find herself back to her old ways. Everyone is concerned about Bug's (Ravi Kapoor) demeanor since his encounter with Homeland Security and wants him to open up about his experience.
S6/EP 15 - Dead Again
A woman that has been presumed dead for the past six years actually has just died a few hours earlier and has caused Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and William Ivers (guest star Jeffrey Donovan) to team up on this peculiar case. Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Bug (Ravi Kapoor) are called to help Lily (Kathryn Hahn) and Brandau (guest star Ethan Sandler) when the psychiatrist they have been seeing suddenly dies in front of them during their session.
S6/EP 16 - D.O.A.
When an odd man wanders into Woody's (Jerry O'Connell) office and claims there has been a murder, Woody and Jordan (Jill Hennessy) learn that the man is the one that was murdered. The man reveals that he was given a slow acting poison that will inevitably kill him. His only request is to find his missing daughter before he dies and Jordan and Woody agree to help.
S6/EP 17 - Crash
Kate Switzer (guest star Brooke Smith) 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 (Jerry O'Connell) and Bug (Ravi Kapoor) 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.