Dr. Jordan, M.E.
Apt. # 311
227 Pearl Street
Jordan is a forensic pathologist. Born and
raised in south Boston, she is single,
32-years-old, Irish-Catholic (lapsed), and
passionate about her work as a medical
examiner at the Boston Coroner’s Office. She
reports to Chief Medical Examiner, Dr.
Garret Macy, who often overlooks Jordan’s
headstrong insubordination because she is so
good at her job. If you were to summarize
Jordan in three words, they would be:
smart, sexy and rebellious - she refuses to
play by the rules.
Dr. Jordon Cavanaugh
Initially, Jordan's "bad girl" persona got her
in trouble in Boston and so she moved to Los
Angeles in hopes of a fresh start. But she
continued to be her own worst enemy and
eventually she was required to attend a
court-ordered anger management courses to keep
her job, until her old friend, Dr. Garret Macy
gave her a chance to return to Boston (at 4900
Beacon Street) with the caveat that Jordon gets
her act together and works on eliminating her
self-destructive behavior. Earlier in their
relationship, Garret lent support and
inspiration for Jordan to turn her life around
after a near-fatal drug overdose.
When it comes to her cases (in which she becomes
too personally involved), Jordan first analyzes
the forensic evidence (body, trauma, wounds,
etc). If she needs further insight, she
role-plays to get into the mindset of the
victims. In essence, she puts her self in the
place of the victim and imagines the last
minutes of their life with their attacker. By
using the hard evidence found at the crime and a
reasoned examination of the facts, Jordon
discovers the truth behind assorted crimes. As
Jordan said "I happen to believe in science.
Science is my friend. It doesn't let me down."
and "Trust me. The answers are always in the
Coroner's Office Personnel
With all the dead bodies and general air of
death pervading the Coroner's Office on a daily
basis, Jordon was lucky to work with a
lighthearted group of coworkers who brought
humor to an otherwise dark place. Case in point,
Jordan's coworkers: Lily Lebowski, a grief
counselor who wanted to have a relationship with
Garret (but he had commitment issues); Dr.
Mahesh Vijayaraghavensatyanaryanamurthy, an
Eastern Indian entomologist who attended school
in England and earned the nickname "Bug" for his
love of insects; and, finally Nigel Townsend, a
British criminalist who grew up in London. He
enjoys skiing, photography, motorcycles, fashion
design. and attractive women (although his
flamboyant manner makes one think he swings the
other way). Nigel, like Bug, often bent over
backwards to help solve a case. Others on hand
included Dr. Trey Sanders, who worked with
Jordon for about a year, and Dr. Elaine Duchamps,
a politically active physician whom Jordon
disliked immensely. Elaine later died from a
food poisoning (eboli) outbreak at the hospital.
Psst! This a secret. Nigel's visa has expired.
So don't tell the INS that his marriage to Lily
was a scam to avoid deportation. Have I said too
To relax or relieve stress Jordan uses her love
of music and sex to sooth her soul Jordon plays
the guitar and sings folks tunes. When she needs
to hold onto something a little more substantial
that a set of guitar stings she finds the
companionship of a stray male. But her
relationships are short and commitment never
figures into the bargain. For Jordan, it's
usually, Wham! Bam! Thank you, man! This
attitude especially frustrated Boston police Det.
Woody Hoyt, a charming but naive cop from
Kewaunee, Wisconsin who wanted to get closer to
Jordan. But, as she said "I have issues."
Woody & Jordon on the job
Stay in the car.
in our past makes you think I'll do that?
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