Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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Ticked off at Crossing Jordan

TV: I watched last Sunday's episode of Crossing Jordan tonight. I believe it was the worst episode I have ever seen in this series.

The first case of the episode is this 13 year-old boy who has shot himself because he was being repeatedly molested. He leaves a note stating that the person who did it was named 'Dave.' Jordan works out that 'Dave' must be one of the counselors at his summer cam/daycare. She and Lou, the blonde police detective, visit the summer camp to talk to the guy named Dave. To my complete astonishment, not only Jordan but also Lou accuse the guy of being a child molester, even though they have no evidence, whatsoever. They even tell him that someone with his name was mentioned in the kid's letter, which is incredibly stupid.

The stupidity just goes on and on and on throughout the rest of the episode. Now, I have observed Jordan in past episodes to be impulsive, hotheaded, and prone to using unorthodox means of gathering evidence. But I have never known her to be downright stupid about it. Always before, she has done her job, done the forensics work, and so forth. I have never known her to go around with zero or only circumstantial evicence and try to make a case with that. And I don't understand why Lou didn't drag her the hell away from their suspect the moment Jordan opened her mouth. Frankly, she shouldn't have been with Lou in the first place.

Usually, the episodes follow this format:

1. A crime happens; Jordan does the autopsy.
2. Jordan thinks person X committed the crime.
3. Jordan does more digging and realizes that person Y committed the crime, instead.
4. Person Y is arrested.

During this episode, it was Dave all the way through. It appears he is guilty. But they won't be able to make a charge stick because they have no concrete evidence. If he shows up in a future episode--and I think he will--this guy will walk because of their stupidity in this episode.

I don't know if this is meant to wake Jordan up to the fact that she is behaving irresponsibly, or what. I'm afraid she is in for a big, big fall, and I hate to see it, because she normally does not act this way. I've never seen her go in with no evidence whatsoever and try to accuse someone of a crime. What if she'd been wrong, for God's sakes? She'd never have known it.

Right now, I want to throw something at the writers for this show. I don't mind having a character get into trouble, but I do mind her acting way out of character and dragging other normally more sensible characters into the abyss with her. It's outrageous.

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