Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was a show that focused on Dr. Mike, a woman doctor in a time when that was unheard of. It started with her journey to Colorado Springs to be the town's physician after her father's death in 1868. The show focused around the town that she loved, treated and it also focused on the three children, Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (Erika Flores, later Jessica Bowman) and Brian Cooper (Shawn Toovey), whom she had to raise after their mother died from a rattle snake bite. In the later years, the show focused on Dr. Mike and Sully (Joe Lando) who got married and had a daughter towards the end of the shows successful run.
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#1- Washita (1) (Season 3 - Episode 24)
Dr. Mike and Sully convince Chief Black Kettle that he should move his starving people to a new reservation. Dr. Mike and Sully are both working on wedding presents for each other.
The episode was rated 8.67 from 18 votes.
#2- When a Child is Born: Part 1 (Season 4 - Episode 27)
Dr. Mike's mother and sisters arrive with a young Dr. Cook to deliver the baby. Conflict arises between Horace and Myra which ruins Preston's hotel groundbreaking. Sully works to prevent Cloud Dancing's transfer to another reservation.
The episode was rated 8.59 from 17 votes.
#3- Vengeance (Season 6 - Episode 19)
U.S. Marshall Elias Burch asks Matthew, still a student of law, to defend him when he's accused of murder.
The episode was rated 8.33 from 15 votes.
#4- Hearts and Minds (Season 4 - Episode 21)
Even though Dr. Mike and the Reverend Johnson favor the opening of a Indian school on the reservation, Cloud Dancing sees it as the final destruction of Indian culture.
The episode was rated 8.25 from 12 votes.
#5- A New Beginning (Season 6 - Episode 22)
Dr. Mike's elation at Colleen's acceptance to medical school quickly turns to disappointment when Colleen chooses to marry Andrew before starting school. A bitter family argument erupts when Dr. Mike tells Colleen that she is less than overjoyed at her announcement and feels that the couple is rushing into marriage and should wait until Colleen completes medical school. Meanwhile, Jake's sale of his half of the Golden Nugget to Preston angers Hank; Robert E and Grace have wonderful news to share; the stock market crash hits Preston and the townsfolk hard, and Dorothy and Cloud Dancing reach a new level in their relationship.
The episode was rated 8.24 from 21 votes.
#6- The Incident (Season 2 - Episode 4)
While hunting, Jake accidentally kills the Cheyenne brave Little Eagle and Sully tries to keep the peace between the Cheyenne and the town.
The episode was rated 8.23 from 30 votes.
#7- Cooper vs. Quinn (1) (Season 3 - Episode 17)
Colleen and Brian's biological father Ethan returns to town with a new wife, intending to take the children away from Dr. Quinn. The children don't want to go but a court hearing seems to work against the Sully and Dr. Mike, who they consider their parents.
The episode was rated 8.20 from 20 votes.
#8- Giving Thanks (Season 2 - Episode 8)
There is a drought and no food for the town's Thanksgiving dinner. The townspeople fight over water.
The episode was rated 8.19 from 26 votes.
#9- The Operation (Season 1 - Episode 15)
While out on a walk with Sully, Brian climbs a tree to show he could fly like the eagle in Sully's story but falls and hits his head. At first every thing seems fine and the town gets ready to build a school house. Brian is really excited about it and goes to help Lorne but loses his sight. Lorne rushes him to Dr. Mike. Although she is certain of what it is she does not know how to fix it. She wires for a doctor in Boston to advise as to nearest specialist. Dr. Mike refuses to leave his bed side and when they finally get word that the specialist is coming they find that he had slipped into a coma. Sully finally shows back up after being gone for 2 days and Michaela being so scared blames Sully. When they find that the stage will take longer to get here Dr. Mike realizes that there is not other way but to do the operation herself.
The episode was rated 8.17 from 30 votes.
#10- Fifi's First Christmas (Season 4 - Episode 12)
Dr. Mike and her family receive an unexpected gift from Boston, a small poodle unsuited to life on the frontier. Brian has his first crush on Sara, Preston is embarrassed by a painful kidney stone, and the Pastor plans a living nativity.
The episode was rated 8.14 from 14 votes.
#11- The Cattle Drive (2) (Season 3 - Episode 4)
The Cattle Drive continues with various difficulties to overcome including conflicts between Matthew and Sully, cattle rustlers, hungry Indians, and a prairie fire. Dr. Mike delivers a calf, and Sully helps her clean up afterwards.
The episode was rated 8.10 from 20 votes.
#12- Point Blank (Season 6 - Episode 13)
Michaela is shot at the clinic by a man that has a grievance with doctors. The physical wounds heal, but the emotional ones linger.
The episode was rated 8.09 from 23 votes.
#13- For Better or Worse (2) (Season 3 - Episode 29)
Bolstered by the long-awaited arrival of the railroad, the citizens of Colorado Springs busily prepare for the biggest social event in the town's history, the wedding of Dr. Mike and Sully. The first train carries some surprise visitors, Dr. Mike's mother, Elizabeth, and sisters Marjorie and Rebecca, who have unexpectedly traveled all the way from Boston for the occasion. However, their elaborate wedding plans threaten to ride roughshod over the townsfolk's more homespun arrangements. Sully, meanwhile, is crestfallen to learn that Gen. Custer has placed a bounty on the head of his close friend Cloud Dancing, who he had planned to have as his Best Man.
The episode was rated 8.08 from 25 votes.
#14- Ladies' Night (2) (Season 3 - Episode 12)
Dr. Mike has a hard time accepting Dorothy's decision not to have the surgery that will save her life. Jake tries to escape the two men who kidnapped him.
The episode was rated 8.07 from 14 votes.
#15- Last Chance (Season 4 - Episode 24)
Dr. Mike, nearing her pregnancy's end, has her plans for scaling back interrupted when Cloud Dancing is stabbed and Emma needs an operation. Matthew wants Emma to leave Hank's employment when she's better.
The episode was rated 8.07 from 14 votes.
#16- A Matter of Conscience (Season 6 - Episode 3)
Sully is wanted for treason and murder. In order to keep him safe, Michaela pretends that Sully is dead and has a memorial service for him. Hank and Jake find out Sully is alive. Cloud Dancing and Sully meet with Black Moon.
The episode was rated 8.07 from 15 votes.
#17- The Homecoming (Season 6 - Episode 12)
Sully and Michaela are on their way home for Christmas, when they stop to help a couple inexperienced in the wilderness.
The episode was rated 8.06 from 17 votes.
#18- Last Dance (Season 5 - Episode 6)
Dr. Mike faces the prospect of leaving her practice and friends for Wyoming when Sully is offered a job surveying Yellowstone National Park.
The episode was rated 8.06 from 18 votes.
#19- Running Ghost (Season 1 - Episode 10)
The railroad hires men to kill off all the buffalo, which the Cheyenne need to survive, and Sully gets hurt when he tries to stop the men.
The episode was rated 8.02 from 42 votes.
#20- Rite Of Passage (Season 1 - Episode 13)
Matthew and Michaela are at odds over his future when he sets out to prove to others -- and to himself -- that he's a grown man ready to take on life -- and decides to marry Ingrid.
The episode was rated 8.00 from 39 votes.
Last updated: may 12, 2022
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