Edited by OHNicki, Jan 1, 2004 @ 8:47 AM.
Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 1:02 AM
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 3:39 PM
A show with decent ratings and an established fan base up against reruns and real midseason replacements. Hmm, whatever shall I watch?
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 4:26 PM
One question i would like to know is, did I miss an episode or did they totally ignore the fact they killed off Lorraine Toussaint's character. It seemed that we had the amazing episode with the Ebola with LT, Garrett and Peter all either dead or majorly injured and then the next episode there was a brief mention that they were one ME down but Garrett and Peter were back in it looking fine and dandy? They didn'y even mention her death. Did we miss something?
vickyc007 Elaine Duchamps died in Episode #12 "Perfect Storm". If I recall correctly, they ended the episode with Jordan standing by Elaine's body in the morgue. The next episode was business as usual.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 5:33 PM
If I recall the gossip correctly, and I think I may have linked to it upthread (on this page even -- it's a slow thread =), there was some scuttle back when it was announced that the show had been bumped to mideseason that it was an NBC politics/scheduling ploy that had nothing to do with the production.
The show did actually go right into production on S3 after S2 wrapped last spring so they could shoot ahead of JH showing significantly and start airing in the fall. Then JH could have a reasonable maternity leave while the first handful of eps aired through EOY and then they'd resume production and the successive episodes would air after the holiday break. As it happened, NBC pushed it back, and JH opted for a longer break so they would have been in a lurch if they'd launched in fall.
As for where to put it, Third Watch is doing very well on Fridays and I don't see it going anywhere else, and I think CJ is definitely a 10 pm show. I'd like to see it come back to Mondays after AJ2 concludes.
ETA -- lawtalkin'guy -- That's very cool. He'll always be "rainy face" from Hot Shots to me ;).
Edited by NickChick, Jan 14, 2004 @ 12:01 AM.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 5:38 PM
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 7:28 AM
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 8:34 AM
CJ returned to our screens in the UK last week with Hallmark showing the episodes nightly although I don't think they are in any order. If they are, the continuity person on the programme ought to be fired as they jump all over the place.
This is what bugged me. That it was just business as usual and that Miguel and Peter were back to work as if nothing had happened. They could have showed them all being slightly upset/traumatised/recovering from the event.
If I recall correctly, they ended the episode with Jordan standing by Elaine's body in the morgue. The next episode was business as usual.
Edited by vickyc007, Jan 14, 2004 @ 8:36 AM.
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 7:01 PM
Posted Jan 14, 2004 @ 8:28 PM
Posted Feb 10, 2004 @ 3:32 PM
Episode information: In the premiere episode, entitled “Devil May Care,” a man is found dead in what appears to be a ritualistic, satanic murder. As Macy (Miguel Ferrer) learns that a high school student (guest star Brian Kimmet) has the forensic knowledge to plan such a clever murder, he begins to suspect the young man of having a fiendish motive for the crime. Meanwhile, though Jordan (Jill Hennessy) is assigned to desk duty, she still finds herself drawn into a crime investigation when she overhears a murder through the ventilation system in the office and must struggle to convince the police that a homicide was committed under her roof.
Posted Feb 26, 2004 @ 11:45 AM
Edited by vickyc007, Feb 26, 2004 @ 11:45 AM.
Posted Feb 26, 2004 @ 3:13 PM
Edited by OHNicki, Feb 26, 2004 @ 3:13 PM.
Posted Feb 26, 2004 @ 3:55 PM
vickyc007, Maybe we all *dreamed* the cliffhanger like Bobby and a whole season of Dallas!?
Posted Feb 26, 2004 @ 6:29 PM
Posted Mar 1, 2004 @ 1:53 PM
CJ will also be on Fridays starting March 12 with the episode "Slam Dunk". Third Watch is going on hiatus until April 9th.
Posted Mar 1, 2004 @ 2:09 PM
I agree that the show has a good ensemble cast...with the exception of whoever plays Lily. She's awful, and the character really grates. I'm also not really feeling the love for the new blonde bimbo, based on her appearance in the promos. Why oh why did they have to kill Elaine? I adore Loraine Toussaint. Sigh.
This show has such a wonderful, strong cast I think it will not just work, but will be even better.
Posted Mar 1, 2004 @ 5:11 PM
I enjoyed Jerry O'Connel on Sliders, but he dragged his brother onto that show, and when scifi wanted to fire his brother, he said he'd quit the show if they did. So they were both fired and Jerry has such an ego, it bugs me. So I basically quit watching the show as his role on it grew...I am sorry I missed some Lorriane Toussaint episodes.
Anyway, I LOVED Pretender and when I found out MTW was guesting on CJ I watched, to discover that the plot basically hadn't advanced since the S2 premiere. Lily and Garett were still dancing around each other and Jordan hadn't learned a single new thing about her mother. And then I quit watching again until the next MTW (basically the last 2 eps of S2) where they finally got around to solving her mother's murder.
I really hope they don't just skip over and forget about the cliffhanger. But I suppose they could have had 3-6 months pass since then, Jordan's over her "kidnapping", James has disappeared again, her father's in jail or dealing with fallout from the shooting, Woody's fine. And they move on and tell other stories.
I could handle the ensemble show, but I just hope that the show doesn't become just procedural CSI-ish.
Posted Mar 1, 2004 @ 11:53 PM
I really like Lorraine Toussant as an actress but her character completely grated, and then TPTB chose to write her out after sort of inflicting her on the first half of the season. Ivan Sergei's addition didn't/doesn't bug me as much because there were episodes where we didn't see him at all.
I'm unspoiled, so I don't know if the new gal is supposed to be a lurve interest for Garrett. I really hope not, since we already got waylaid by the dance he and Lily did around each other and him going back to his wife and then the thing with the DA. I don't need the show to be his personal bedroom adventures. I'd also like to see the Mama Cavanaugh thing dropped entirely. For starters, though, I'm pleased the show is back on the air, especially given NBC's lurve affair with reality hellivision.
Edited by NickChick, Mar 1, 2004 @ 11:57 PM.
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 12:42 PM
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 1:08 PM
And, she was Kim on Student Bodies. Student Bodies!
I'm definitely going to be watching more Crossing Jordan because of Jennifer Finnigan. She was wonderful as Bridget Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 2:03 PM
Edited by TheCustomOfLife, Mar 7, 2004 @ 2:04 PM.
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 11:07 PM
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 11:27 PM
I also don't get why they were so concerned about only having a "circumstantial case" against FreakyForensicsKid. A fingerprint on somebody's eyeball (That was really, really gross) is the sort of thing a jury is going to pay attention to. Are they really going to believe his "I was walking home from school and I touched the body" crap?
And who doesn't think to wear gloves when cutting up a body, so as to avoid all kinds of yechy infections? The kid's damn lucking he only got menengitis! What if the dead guy had had AIDS?
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 11:29 PM
Yup, Student Bodies was a Canadian teen sitcom that was half animation, half real life. It was clichéd and predictable, but entertaining nonetheless.
I'm totally drawing a blank now. What was that? Was it Canadian? I know she is.
Anywho, about Crossing Jordan...who was that blonde chick with Woody? Where's Jordan's dad? How did Elaine die? Just how much did I miss?
Posted Mar 7, 2004 @ 11:41 PM
Peter joined the staff last spring, just prior to Elaine being bumped, if I recall (which makes it seem more like a salary swap than a character decision).
The blonde with Woody was a detective we had not previously met. She was played by Arija Bareikis and I would LOVE her to be the new cast member, but she's not. Hopefully she will be used recurringly, though.
Where did Macy pull the meningitis theory from? Was there any mention of the victim being ill or was he just guessing from the creepy kid's symptoms?
And that was a wicked fucking thing to do the shut-in, IYAM.
Edited by NickChick, Mar 7, 2004 @ 11:46 PM.
Posted Mar 8, 2004 @ 12:09 AM
Please, forgive if I missed new eps, and discussions of them. Fill me in?
I am so lost...
Posted Mar 8, 2004 @ 12:41 AM
Edited by Delcia80, Mar 8, 2004 @ 12:42 AM.
Posted Mar 8, 2004 @ 12:53 AM
But looking back at the complexities of Pandora's Trunk, if they wanted new viewers or casual viewers, to watch, to air a continuation of that would have required a half an hours worth of "Previously on Crossing Jordan" with some captions, and flashcards, a nice slide presentation with arrows perhaps.
So, first they want you to like the show. Hopefully they'll get back to what happened before eventually. :)