Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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Episode Guide

    • For Better or Worse (1)
      For Better or Worse (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      Mike's mother and sisters arrive on the train for her wedding. Tensions arise between Mike and Sully. Cloud Dancing is a WANTED man.
    • For Better or Worse (2)
      For Better or Worse (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      While Sully is off thinking and doesn't return for several days, Mike gets worried. Although Mike continues to believe in their love. When Sully finally returns, Mike realizes she just wants Sully as her husband. Mike and Sully marry on May 20, 1870. Brian, feeling left out, has a surprise for the newlyweds.moreless
    • The Abduction (1)
      The Abduction (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Mike and Sully get caught in the crossfire when, while visiting the Indian reservation, they see renegade Dog Soldiers shoot some Cavalry men. Mike is kidnapped in retaliation when the Indians discover she told Custer what happened; Sully vows to find her. Meanwhile, Brian falls in love with a horse Hank wins in a poker game.moreless
    • A New Beginning
      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 instead. 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, 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.moreless
    • A Time to Heal (2)
      A Time to Heal (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Diphtheria strikes Marjorie, Daniel and Preston.
    • Washita (2)
      Washita (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Sully and the kids must help Mike deal with the emotional aftermath of the Washita massacre; Robert E and Grace must return to Cloud Dancing the Indian baby Mike and Sully brought back from Washita
    • Point Blank
      Point Blank
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      Dr. Mike's life takes a startling turn when she is shot point blank, by a man with a grudge against doctors.
    • The Expedition (2)
      The Expedition (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Dorothy, Myra and Grace realize they are quitting and they're letting Mike down, so they decide to go back. They find her injured with a broken arm. Mike can't go to the top of the mountain anymore, but she encourages the others to make it to the top for her. Meanwhile back in town, Preston plots to guild a hotel-casino with help from his "partner" Jake; and Robert E is bothered by an encounter with a bounty hunter.moreless
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Michaela "Mike" Quinn, of Boston, followed in her father's footsteps by becoming a doctor, working beside him. But his sudden death caused her the loss of her best friend, as well as their medical practice. The lack of job opportunities for women doctors lead Michaela to answer an ad for a doctor in Colorado territory. When she arrives in town she is met with mockery- they expected a man. She is befriended by Charlotte Cooper (Diane Ladd). When Charlotte is bitten by a rattle snake, she leaves her three children Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (Erika Flores, later Jessica Bowman) and Brian (Shawn Toovey) for Dr. Mike to look after. As the town continues to mock Michaela, she meets Sully, a white man "turned" Native American who lets her live in his old house. Michaela continues to offer her doctoring abilities to the town, and slowly she became accepted by some townsfolk.moreless
    • Where the Heart Is (2)
      Where the Heart Is (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Sully arrives in Boston and discovers that he's facing worthy competition for Mike's affection in the form of Dr. William Burke.
    • Brother's Keeper
      Brother's Keeper
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Brian goes off fishing and Pup is bitten by a rabid raccoon. Sully and Mike insist on locking Pup in a pen until they know if he's been infected. Ingrid, feeling bad for Brian, offers to refill Pup's water dish and is bit when after Pup lunges at her. Ingrid soon develops symptoms and Dr. Mike knows there is nothing that can be done.moreless
    • All That Matters
      All That Matters
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Dr. Mike keeps Sully hidden to nurse him back to health while leading the town to believe that he is dead. However, Sgt. McKay thinks he's still alive and continues his search for him. Meanwhile, Preston seeks to buy up all the Indian reservation land to set up a lumber mill.moreless
    • The Washington Affair (2)
      The Washington Affair (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      After Sully is imprisoned for army desertion, things in DC turn a whole new corner. After uncovering an assasination plot and conspiracy within the Senate, Dr. Mike sends the children home. Meanwhile, while an attempt is made on her life, Michaela continues working to free Sully and save President Grant. However, time is running out.moreless
    • Where the Heart Is (1)
      Where the Heart Is (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Dr. Mike receives a telegram that her mother is seriously ill, so she and the children leave immediately for Boston. Once there, Dr. Mike clashes with her mother's physician over his diagnosis of cancer, insisting that hepatitis is the correct diagnosis. With the support of the assistant physician, Dr. Burke, Mike is able to administer a treatment that brings her mother back to full health. Just when Dr. Mike is feeling at home in Boston and with her family, Sully shows up.moreless
    • Bad Water
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Dr. Mike and Sully embark on a dangerous journey to prove that a local mining operation is polluting the town's water supply with mercury.
    • Happy Birthday
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Dr. Mike celebrates her 35th birthday and feels that the entire town considers her to be an old maid. Her children begin looking around town for someone to court her. Jake struggles with alcoholism after Dr. Mike accuses him of killing a man who dies Jake cut him with a dirty razor while shaving him.moreless
    • A Christmas Tale - Dr. Mike's Dream
      When a young expectant run-away couple arrives in town, married against their fathers' wishes, Dr. Mike sacrifices going to the town party with her family to help the young lady, who is in labor. While the newlyweds rest, Charlotte arrives in spirit and takes Michaela on a journey of her past, present, and future.moreless
    • Having It All
      Having It All
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Colleen leaves Colorado Springs for college in Denver. Dr. Mike tries to balance the children, Sully, and her practice.
    • Between Friends (1)
      Between Friends (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      An old friend of Sully's visits, wanting to financially help the family. Although he falls in love with Michaela.
    • Dead or Alive (1)
      Dead or Alive (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      Sully pursues a renegade mountain man who has kidnapped senator Leonard's son, in protest of the Senator's support of Colorado statehood. Meanwhile, Dr. Mike is forced to stop her practice when her schedule threatens her pregnancy.
    • Mothers and Daughters
      Mothers and Daughters
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Mike is overwhelmed with her new found passion for Sully, and feeling slighted, Colleen joins her schoolmates for dangerous and questionable escapades.
    • Father's Day
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      After the influenza epidemic, Dr. Quinn persuades the townspeople that smallpox vaccinations are necessary. Meanwhile, Ethan Cooper, the father of Brian, Colleen, and Matthew, and the runaway husband of the late Charolette Cooper, arrives in town.
    • The Operation
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Dr. Mike must perform a delicate brain operation on Brian after he suffers a brain injury from hitting his head after jumping from a tree. The townspeople put aside their differences and come together to build the schoolhouse.
    • Dead or Alive (2)
      Dead or Alive (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      The rescuers get ugly after Leonard offers a bounty for the mountain man, so Sully sets off alone.
    • The Abduction (2)
      The Abduction (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Sully sets out to rescue Mike. Meanwhile, Custer takes the Indian reservation hostage, threatening to hang everyone unless Mike is returned. Brian works off the cost of the little horse; but Hank reneges on the deal, inciting Loren's wrath. Mike and Sully return to town just in time to keep the Indians from getting hanged. Hank, not anxious to pay double for all his goods at the General Store, delivers Taffy to Brian on his birthday, declaring that, "Sometimes it's just good business for a man to keep his word."moreless
    • Return Engagement (1)
      Return Engagement (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      When "Andrew Strauss"—really David Lewis—the fiancé whom Mike had presumed was killed in the Civil War, visits Colorado Springs. Mike is forced to choose between him and Sully. Also, Horace and Myra experience pre-nuptial tension when townsfolk start taking over the planning of their wedding for them.
    • Ready or Not
      Ready or Not
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      Mike and Sully go to the Reverend for a dose of preventative pre-marital counseling, and recall the path of their romance.
    • A Time to Heal (1)
      A Time to Heal (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Mike sends the children to Sully's hideout, but her visiting family refuses to leave diphtheria-ravaged Colorado Springs.
    • Cooper vs. Quinn (2)
      Cooper vs. Quinn (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Brian and Colleen run away from Ethan and Lillian, and Colleen contracts potentially lethal pneumonia, which, upon the kids apprehension, Mike treats. Also, surprisingly, Hank's the only person who can quiet Samantha, Myra and Horace's eternally crying baby.
    • Portraits
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      A traveling photographer arrives in town and opens a photo exhibit. Dr. Mike discovers he is ill and is met with resistance when she recommends treatment. The town comes together for a photo.
    • Giving Thanks
      Giving Thanks
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Dr. Mike, Sully, and the kids are confronted by a drought upon returning home from Boston. The tension in town escalates as everyone fears the worst, especially as Thanksgiving approaches. The town is brought back together as many suffer from dysentery caused by bad water sold by Jake and Loren. Everyone realizes that they have much to be thankful for. Meanwhile, Dr. Mike and Sully begin "courting" and face their first struggle of determining whether they have enough in common. In the end, the town invites the Indians to share their meal, the rains come, and Dr. Mike and Sully agree that they will find their way together.moreless
    • When a Child is Born (2)
      When a Child is Born (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      Wounded Sully must deliver Mike's baby. Dr. Cook is forced to perform a major operation. Katie Sully: Alexandria, McKenzie and Megan Calabrese.
    • Civil Wars
      Civil Wars
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Dr. Mike reluctantly takes on the role of temporary judge when Colorado Springs gets litagation fever.
    • Halloween II
      Halloween II
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Dr. Mike helps a former railroad engineer (whose face is disfigured in a train wreck) overcome the ghosts of the past when she performs an operations to restrusture his face. Meanwhile, the townsfolk suspect Michaela is creating a Frankestein monster when she keeps the operation a secret.
    • Happily Ever After
      Happily Ever After
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      Dr. Mike and Sully attempt to free Cloud Dancing after he is thrown in prison for leaving the reservation; Teresa's aunt (Carmen Zapata) wants to stop her wedding.
    • When a Child is Born (1)
      When a Child is Born (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      Dr. Mike prepares for the birth of her baby. Mike's family arrives for the impending birth of Mike and Sully's baby, bringing along a new young doctor (Brandon Douglas) to help deliver the baby. Meanwhile, Sully is hurt while trying to rescue Cloud Dancing and others from Sgt. O'Connor (Patrick Kilpatrick) and his patrol.moreless
    • Pike's Peace
      Pike's Peace
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Mike learns some patients are beyond help when she climbs Pike's Peak to follow a woman who's chosen to die in its rarified air rather than continue to battle leukemia; Grace deals with her jealousy of Myra's pregnancy. Colleen delivers Myra's baby in Mike's absence, ushering in a new life for the one lost. Sam Lindsay: Eve Brennermoreless
    • Safe Passage
      Safe Passage
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      An Indian-hater determines to thwart a treaty that would allow Black Cloud's warriors safe passage and let Sully come home.
    • Life and Death
      Life and Death
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Dorothy's son, Tom, returns to town. A Civil War veteran, Tom continues to complain of an old injury and asks Dr. Mike for some morphine for the pain. Even though she finds the wound to be completely healed, Dr. Mike reluctantly agrees, but grows suspicious when he returns begging for more. She refuses, and Tom grows agitated. His desperation increases, leading him to act violently, and Dr. Mike retaliates, injuring Tom. She tries to convince Dorothy of Tom's addiction, but Dorothy must see for herself the effects of Tom's addiction. In the end, Tom convinces everyone he is recovered, only to later skip town.moreless
    • Between Friends (2)
      Between Friends (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      While Sully is away for a few days to procure some money, Preston arrives threatening to repossess the homestead for nonpayment of the load. Daniel rejects Dr. Mike's objections and pays off the entire loan. Upon hearing how Daniel interfered in his business, the proud Sully becomes furious.
    • The Homecoming
      The Homecoming
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      Mike and Sully help a young couple lost in the wilderness; Daniel considers a distant job offer.
    • One Touch of Nature
      One Touch of Nature
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      At Thanksgiving, Mike faces the possibility that she might be infertile, while Jake struggles with the fact that he has no family to share the day with. Brian becomes attached to the Thanksgiving main course.
    • A Matter of Conscience
      A Matter of Conscience
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Believing that Sully is still alive, Hank appoints himself as sheriff and sets off in search for him; meanwhile, General Wooden is summonsed to Colorado Springs to end the disturbances.
    • Washita (1)
      Washita (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Mike and Sully arrive too late to avert Custer's slaughter of the Indians at the Washita River; Brian befriends an Indian boy destined to die at Washita; Robert E & Grace attempt to adopt an Indian baby whose mother was killed at Washita. No Harm Comes To Him: Sean Price-McConnell.
    • Lead Me Not
      Lead Me Not
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Dr. Mike's sister, Marjorie, returns to Colorado Springs as a member of the Women's Temperance League to outlaw alcohol. She arrives while Jake is drowning his insecurities over Teresa Morales in alcohol. Meanwhile, Sully and Cloud Dancing try to reason with Black Moon, a young brave experiencing "visions" of victory over the cavalry. Marjorie: Alley Mills. Black Moon: Gregory Norman Cruz.moreless
    • Reason to Believe
      Reason to Believe
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Daniel Simon returns to Colorado Springs to help Dr. Mike, Matthew, and Brian search for a missing Sully.
    • Reunion
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      Dr. Mike's joyful reunion with a college friend soon turns competitive; Dorothy struggles with a new press.
    • Money Trouble
      Money Trouble
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Mike and Sully battle money issues when Sully wants to be the primary provider and Mike wants to combine their incomes - in the end, it's Sully who comes around. Also, Myra becomes a sleepwalker, driving Horace crazy, but happily, the sleepwalking turns out merely to be a symptom of Myra's pregnancy.moreless
    • Traveling All-Stars
      Traveling All-Stars
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      The town invites a traveling all-star baseball team for a fundraising event, but later suspects that they have been swindled.
    • The Circus
      The Circus
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A ragtag circus, consisting only of Heart and Atlantis, a mother-and-daughter team, arrives in Colorado Springs. Heart, the mother, enlists the townsfolk to participate as performers. Everyone accepts but Mike, whom Heart tries to engage as a trapeze performer.
    • Buffalo Soldiers
      Buffalo Soldiers
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      A troop of black cavalry soldiers ride into town intending to cover themselves in glory by eradicating hostile Dog Soldiers who've been attacking the railroad.
    • Sully's Choice
      Sully's Choice
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Mike is called away to Soda Springs to help with an outbreak of influenza and Sully promises to stay with the children.
    • Fathers and Sons
      Fathers and Sons
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Loren plans a trip to Bolivia to prove he is not getting old; Brian seeks to prove his courage by camping out alone. The two become inadvertent allies as they battle the advances of a hungry bear. Also, Jake and Hank's practical jokes get out of hand, culminating in injuries to them both, until they agree to make up.moreless
    • The Most Fatal Disease
      The Most Fatal Disease
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      Kid Cole and Sister Ruth (Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash) visit Dr. Mike at a difficult time in their marriage.
    • The Heart Within
      The Heart Within
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen's graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela's mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs complete bedrest. Colleen must face the fact that a woman doctor will not be welcomed at any Boston medical office. Brian gets a job while everyone is busy with Colleen's graduation and his Grandmother's failing health.moreless
    • A First Christmas
      A First Christmas
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Mike intervenes in their behalf when a Jewish peddler family arrives in town and is met with prejudice and harassment from townsfolk. Also, Matthew masquerades as Santa Claus for Brian. Guest star: Trisha Yearwood
    • Hell on Wheels
      Hell on Wheels
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      The family finds Matthew running a saloon at a railroad camp where his grief over Ingrid's death drives him to volunteer for a dangerous blasting job. Loren loses Dorothy's money for a new printing press. Peter Chow: Eric Michael Zee.
    • Halloween III
      Halloween III
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      An elderly man comes to town with hopes that the natural spring will help his rheumatism. Dr. Mike can't convince Sully to plan for the Halloween festivities.
    • Runaway Train
      Runaway Train
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Sully and Cloud Dancing end up on a runaway train that derails. A worried Dr. Mike, with Colleen and Andrew, rush to the scene to help.
    • Halloween
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Dr. Mike becomes haunted by the ghost of Abagail, Sully's dead wife, after Sully expresses the desire to fix the homestead for her. Dr. Mike is able to help Abagail find peace. Meanwhile, various members of the town are frightened by a man who appears to die in different locations around town, then disappears when they go to get Dr. Mike. Thinking that everyone is playing pranks on her, Dr. Mike eventually diagnoses the man with catalepsy. Brian tries to prove that Dorothy is a witch.moreless
    • Separate But Equal
      Separate But Equal
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Grace and Robert E. encounter fierce opposition when they attempt to enroll their son in the town's all-white school.
    • Return Engagement (2)
      Return Engagement (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      Mike is torn between two lovers when, in a blast from the past, her presumed-dead Civil War fiance, David Lewis, whirls into town to reclaim Mike from the arms of Sully, her current fiance. Also, Horace keeps "losin' the mood" when it comes time to consummate his marriage with Myra.
    • The Race
      The Race
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      After receiving a fast horse as a gift, Dr. Mike is determined to ride in the upcoming horse race despite the fact that women aren't allowed. Sully helps her disguise herself as a man, and she successfully pulls off fooling the townspeople and wins the race. Meanwhile, Brian enters a baking contest despite the discouragement of others.moreless
    • Deal with the Devil
      Deal with the Devil
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      The Reverend mortgages the church to Hank to get money to make church repairs in order to impress his mentor Rev. Thomas. Rev. Thomas: Fred Rogers. Mr. James: Max Gail.
    • Best Friends
      Best Friends
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Colleen and Becky become best friends when, at Bray's store, Alice, another friend, insists on taking Becky's favorite fabric to make a dress for the Sweethearts' dance. Sully takes dance lessons from Dorothy behind Dr. Mikes back. Dorothy has a tumor that needs to be removed.
    • Thanksgiving
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Mike and Sully run into now-married Kid Cole and Sister Ruth and invite them home for Thanksgiving, but the coach is hijacked, forcing them to journey home, on foot, through Indian country. Also, the Cooper kids scramble to put Thanksgiving supper together. Kid Cole: Johnny Cash. Sister Ruth: June Carter Cash.moreless
    • What is Love?
      What is Love?
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Brian's homework assignment, an essay entitled, "What Is Love?" to be written in honor of Valentine's day, coincides with Dorothy and the town's production of "Romeo and Juliet." Also, Becky and Colleen compete to play Juliet, Dorothy and Jake split up, and Sully gives Mike an engagement ring.
    • Moment of Truth (2)
      Moment of Truth (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      Sergeant O'Connor returns to Colorado Springs in attempt to capture Sully.
    • The Train
      The Train
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Sully argues with Mike that they should move if the railroad comes. Meanwhile, Matthew feels left-out of Sully's new homestead plans.
    • Moment of Truth (1)
      Moment of Truth (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      The savage beating of Cloud Dancing at the hands of a brutal cavalryman makes Sully realize that life on the reservation for his friend and Cheyenne is no longer tolerable. Even Mike realizes that drastic measures must be taken. Sully organizes an escape for Cloud Dancing and the long repressed dog soldiers massacre the soldiers and local families.moreless
    • The Washington Affair (1)
      The Washington Affair (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      When the Indians are forced off of their land yet again, Dr. Mike, Colleen, Matthew, Brian, Sully and Cloud Dancing head to DC to lobby on behalf of the Indians. Shortly after arriving everyone becomes close to the First family where they learn all about Grant and his oppositions, as well as some plots against him. Dr. Mike testifies on the conditions the Cheyenne are forced to live under. And after making some difference, everyone decides to head home. But as they're leaving a secret is revealed which leads to the arrest of Sully.moreless
    • Hostage
      Season 5 - Episode 20

      When Michaela, Brian and Katie are taken hostage by two bank robber brothers and Sully is shot by one of the brothers, Hank, Andrew, and Matthew quickly ride to the homestead to overtake the brothers in a dangerous shootout.

    • A New Life
      A New Life
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      The honeymoon is over for Mike and Sully as the newlyweds must adjust to life in a changing Colorado Springs where a bullish Boston Brahman named Preston A. Lodge III establishes the towns first bank.
    • A Place to Die
      A Place to Die
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      When three people die after coming in contact with something in the clinic, and one is deathly sick, Dr. Mike, Sully, Colleen, and Andrew but their heads together to find out what it was. They figure out that it was something in the clinic and now it is everywhere. In her case, on the instruments, the sheet. The only solution is to burn everything. When that is done, some are genorous enough to give Dr. Mike some of there things, but they are scared to come in. When Sully must get stitches, and lives after being treated by Dr. Mike, she begins the road to being reaccepted by Colorado Springs.moreless
    • The Ice Man Cometh
      The Ice Man Cometh
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Two men con the people of Colorado Springs by selling shares in a nonexistent home regrigeration company to the people. Michaela and the Reverend go to Denver to help an orphanage. While they are in Denver, they run across the con men and save the day.
    • Crossing the Line
      Crossing the Line
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      A group of miners go on strike over dangerous conditions in the mine and lower pay than they were promised. Matthew crosses the picket line to go work, believing that he can earn money faster to finish his homestead. When a cave-in happens, the townsfolk rush to aid of the trapped miners, which include Matthew. Dr. Mike insists on accompanying Sully to find Matthew who they find trapped under fallen rock. As Dr. Mike prepares to amputate Matthew's leg, Sully arrives with blasting powder to blow up the rock. They leave the cave safely, and Matthew quits.moreless
    • Running Ghost
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Sully is left for dead as he attempts to stop the men hired by the railroad to kill the buffalo. Meanwhile, the town falls prey to a man falsely claiming to work for the railroad who tried to con them out of their property.
    • To Have and to Hold
      To Have and to Hold
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      Sully tries to help an injured Dr. Mike stay conscious by reminiscing about their special times together.
    • The Cattle Drive (2)
      The Cattle Drive (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Matthew and Sully quarrel over the route of the cattle drive.
    • The Secret
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Dr. Mike discovers a boy alone in a cabin on the outskirts of town with his dead caretaker. Upon bringing him to town, she discovers that a number of people knew of his existance and his history as the son of one of the saloon girls. Dr. Mike takes him under her wing, trying to help him become more comfortable with social settings, only to have her efforts met with the resistance of the townfolk who insist he "ain't right."moreless
    • The Comfort of Friends
      The Comfort of Friends
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Mike discovers that she's pregnant, and complications involving Founders' Day plans arise among the townsfolk.
    • The First Circle
      The First Circle
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Banker Jedediah Bancroft returns to town to auction off a house, but is displeased when the winning bidder is a black couple, Robert E. and Grace. He then organizes a KKK group to harass Robert E. and Grace out of town, while threatening Dr. Mike and her family and clinic if she tries to stop them.moreless
    • The Library
      The Library
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      After receiving a shipment of her father’s books from her mother, Michaela decides to start Colorado Spring’s first public library. However, the Reverend disapproves of many books in the library and demands that those books be removed. Dr. Mike and the family must fight a battle to keep their library open. Also, Brian and his friends learn a valuable lesson about frog jumping and gambling; Jake attempts to learn how to read as his relationship with Dorothy moves to a new level and Michaela and Sully have a heart to heart about Walt Whitman’s poetry while Michaela’s fears about their relationship.moreless
    • The Prisoner
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      When Cloud Dancing is taken prisoner by General Custer, Dr. Mike and Sully try to engineer his escape.
    • Rite Of Passage
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Matthew clashes with Dr. Mike after declaring his intent to marry Ingrid. To prove his manhood, he sets off on a vision quest with the help of Sully and Cloud Dancing.
    • Things My Father Never Gave Me
      Things My Father Never Gave Me
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Mike volunteers Robert E's services to fix a steam engine for the railroad, but whether Robert E can do it remains in question until the job is completed. Also, Mike solves a medical puzzle when two Chinese railroad workers, the Chang brothers, fall strangely ill. Jackson Tait: Allan Royal. Peter Chow: Eric Michael Zee.moreless
    • Cooper vs. Quinn (1)
      Cooper vs. Quinn (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Ethan Cooper returns to Colorado Springs with his new wife, Lillian, to give his blessing on Michaela and Sully's planned adoption of the children. But when it's discovered that Lillian can never bear children, Ethan disallows the adoption. Dr. Mike then takes Ethan to court to sue for custody.
    • The Orphan Train
      The Orphan Train
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Eight orphans arrive on the train. The Reverend takes them in at the church and Mike nurses their ailments. When no one in the town wants to adopt the orphans, the Reverend extends a proposal of marriage to Mike so that they can raise the orphans together. Mike briefly considers the offer, and Sully confronts her about it, asking her if she loves him. She accuses him of not making any kind of committment to her, whereas the Reverend has, to which he replies, "If marriage is all you want...." leaving his meaning clear without being spoken that he's possibly willing to offer more. Considering this, Mike turns the Reverend down, much to the relief of Sully and the Cooper kids.

      Eventually, the orphans board the train and leave town, but each orphan boards the train a more complete person as a result of their interaction with the townsfolk. Dr. Mike confronts the fact that she can't save the world and she and the Cooper kids emerge as a more united family.

      Hank offers to let Myra out of her contract if she'll recruit a young orphan girl as her replacement. She refuses, and ends up extending her existing contract to cover the young orphan girl's debts to Hank. A group of orphans arrives in town, and the Reverend attempts to find homes for them with the assistance of Dr. Mike. No one seems interested and Dr. Mike and the Reverend consider adopting them together. Hank shows interest in one of the older years coming to work for him. Myra tries to convince her otherwise, to no avail, leading Myra to make a personal sacrifice when the orphans move on to the next town.moreless
    • Sanctuary
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Loren's sister-in-law, Dorothy, arrives in town, badly beaten from her alcoholic husband, Marcus. When Marcus is later found dead, Dorothy is aquitted for murder and Dr. Mike, as her lawyer, seeks out to see if she really did murder him.
    • Another Woman
      Another Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      A woman, Catherine, is brought into town by the Army who rescued her from an Indian tribe. It becomes clear that she is troubled, as she appears unable to speak English and frequently falls into seizures. She is drawn to Sully because of his kindness to her and ability to speak to her in Cheyenne. Brian witnesses an intimate moment between Sully and Catherine and informs Dr. Mike, which leads her to question her future with Sully. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Jake explore a deeper relationship, much to Loren's dismay.moreless
    • Colleen's Paper
      Colleen's Paper
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      When Colleen, who is working on a college paper, asks Dr. Mike to recall her most memorable case, Dr. Mike looks back on the five turbulent years she's lived and loved in Colorado Springs. As they sit with Andrew, who is mysteriously ill at the clinic, Dr. Mike reminisces about her tumultuous career -- its successes and its failures -- and realizes how many divergent cases she has seen and treated. When Andrew's condition takes a turn for the worse, Dr. Mike warns Colleen about the fine line between emotional involvement and professional detachment, an issue with which she has long struggled in the frontier town that's now her home.moreless
    • The Man in the Moon
      The Man in the Moon
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Only the town's love for the infinitely unlovable Hank can pull him from the brink of a deadly coma. Meanwhile, Colleen and Brian tangle when Grandma Quinn sends Brian but not Colleen a present.
    • Birdman
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      Dr. Mike grapples with her fear for Brian's safety when he befriends a seemingly harmless but eccentric fellow (guest star Nick Tate) who thinks he's a bird.
    • The Offering
      The Offering
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Mike and Sully work to treat a typhus epidemic at Black Kettle's camp, which begins after Mike and Sully unwittingly convince Black Kettle to accept government blankets infected with the virus.
    • Dorothy's Book
      Dorothy's Book
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Dorothy Jennings' book about her experiences in Colorado Springs becomes a best seller, but it angers townsfolk.
    • Just One Lullaby
      Just One Lullaby
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Rev. Johnson's in love with the town's new schoolteacher while Mike's concerned about the woman's wanton use of corporal punishment in the classroom.
    • A Place Called Home
      A Place Called Home
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Dr. Mike tells Grace and Robert E that their son (Brandon Hammond) might not survive his illness, while Sully pursues peace between the American Indian warriors and the settlers and learns of Mike's miscarriage.
    • Last Dance
      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.
    • Seeds of Doubt
      Seeds of Doubt
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      When a young man Colleen knows from college surprises her with a visit, his intentions soon become clear. After Matthew does some research on his sister's admirer, it becomes apparent that he is not all that he seems. But will Colleen still choose him over Andrew?
    • Ladies' Night (1)
      Ladies' Night (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Mike discovers a lump in Dorothy's breast and performs a mastectomy on her. Meanwhile, Colleen must deal with the unwanted attention of a new boy at school who fixates on her impressive bust. Finally, Jake, dressed in drag for Ladies Night at Hank's saloon, gets kidnapped and held hostage by an amorous outlaw, but escapes.moreless
    • Ladies' Night (2)
      Ladies' Night (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Dorothy insists the decision to have surgery is hers, not Mike's; Colleen finds the harassment unbearable.
    • Promises, Promises
      Promises, Promises
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Loren proposes to Dorothy but suffers a stroke before she can give him an answer. Meanwhile, Sully feels obliged to act upon an old friend's written request to help him set up a mining operation in Nevada.
    • The Expedition (1)
      The Expedition (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Dr. Mike celebrates her birthday by climbing Pikes Peak with Dorothy, Grace and Myra, but ends up injured and alone when her companions turn back.
    • The Indian Agent
      The Indian Agent
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Sully takes a job as an Indian Agent, only to discover corruption's rife within the system. Meanwhile, liquor arrives on the reservation, and Snow Bird miscarries due to malnutrition.
    • Eye for an Eye
      Eye for an Eye
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      A stranger rapes a young girl and kills an old man and is sentenced to hang. Colleen, and later Michaela, questions whether or not it is wrong. However, Matthew, feeling like he has to prove himself as sheriff, shocks everyone by performing the deed.
    • Malpractice
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Mr. Norris, a lawyer, wins a suit for malpractice against Dr. Quinn when his baby dies while under her care. When another baby comes down with the same symptoms, Dr. Mike realizes she must defy the law and treat the child in order to discover the truth.
    • Sully's Recovery
      Sully's Recovery
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      After discovering a badly injured Loren, Sully must battle his own demons in order to save him. Meanwhile, Brian tries building a flying machine.
    • One Nation
      One Nation
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      Cloud Dancing, seeking to bring peace among the warring tribes at the reservation, is arrested and put on trial, with Sully as his defender, when he confesses to killing a soldier on the reservation.
    • The Cattle Drive (1)
      The Cattle Drive (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Mike receives a telegram from Miss Olive - she's ill - but when she, family and friends arrive in Mexico, Miss Olive's already passed away and left 200 cattle to Matthew. Now they must get the herd back home. Colleen gets a crush on a handsome ne'er do well cowhand named Jesse, only to be robbed and deserted by him.moreless
    • Legend
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Matthew is shot by bank robbers when he notices a suspicious looking man inside the bank and goes in unarmed to investigate. Even though Dr. Mike tells him he must rest, he runs off after U.S. Marshall Elias Birch (guest star Willie Nelson) in an attempt to prove that he is man enough to be sheriff.moreless
    • Fifi's First Christmas
      Fifi's First Christmas
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      As Colorado Springs prepares for Christmas, the family receives a rambunctious toy poodle from Mike's mother in Boston, and Brian has a case of puppy love for a new girl in town. The Rev. Johnson recruits folk for a Nativity pageant. Sara Sheehan: Jann Michaels. Mrs. Sheehan: Susanna Thompson.
    • Change of Heart
      Change of Heart
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Robert E and Grace want to adopt a young boy who is suffering from a disease Mike can't diagnose (sickle cell anemia). Meanwhile the town believes Matthew should start dating again and sets him up on a series of blind dates.
    • The Campaign
      The Campaign
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Mike and Jake go head-to-head when both campaign for the Mayorship of Colorado Springs. At issue: whether drinking and prostitution should be outlawed. Myra finally breaks loose from Hank.
    • Permanence of Change
      Permanence of Change
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      With no child-protection laws, and influenced by Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, Mike has a girl removed from her "guardian" by taking the man to court and trying him for animal abuse. Mary Ann: Doren Fein.
    • Remember Me
      Remember Me
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      A sick and ragged prospector wanders into town and Jake Slicker recognizes the man as his father, who abandoned him years before.
    • Last Chance
      Last Chance
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      A renegade stabs Cloud Dancing, and Emma has a tumor, so Mike cannot slow down before the baby is born.
    • Before The Dawn
      Before The Dawn
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      When Horace slips into depression and attempts suicide, Dr. Mike sends for Myra and Samantha to lift his spirits.
    • Season of Miracles
      Season of Miracles
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      As Christmas approaches, Brian questions his faith when he learns that Dr. Mike cannot save the sight of the Reverend.
    • Hearts and Minds
      Hearts and Minds
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      The Reverend starts a school for children on the Indian reservation, but trouble arises when the he angers Cloud Dancing by trying to make the Indian children like "white" children. Also, Brian wants Anthony to attend the Colorado Springs school, but Grace is strangely hesitant.
    • If You Love Someone
      If You Love Someone
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Matthew falls for an independent young woman, but the fact that she's a prostitute complicates their blooming romance. Meanwhile, Preston offers Myra a job at the bank, but Horace opposes her taking it. Emma: Charlotte Chatton.
    • Woman of the Year
      Woman of the Year
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      Mike is nominated for Colorado Woman of the Year (1871) by a Denver suffragette organization, but she has trouble living up to everyone's expectations. Also, Hank's Nana (grandmother) visits, and Hank tries to keep up a false pretense of the life he told his Nana he was living.
    • Right or Wrong
      Right or Wrong
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Dr. Mike is arrested and put in jail for treating a fugitive Indian; Jake and Preston run against each other for mayor of Colorado Springs.
    • The End of the World
      The End of the World
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Mike remains the sole voice of reason when townsfolk read a newspaper article predicting that a comet will end the world. Also, Mike addresses the Cooper kids' fears about "the end." Hank and Loren cash in on hysteria.
    • Saving Souls
      Saving Souls
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Love finds visiting faith healer Sister Ruth, in the form of Kid Cole, who's revisiting the town in order to jail a desperado he's apprehended. The desperado's two brothers have followed him to town and stalk him. Kid Cole, strangely fatalistic, seems to have lost the will to live. Things come to a head when Mike and Sister Ruth must unite their mutual strengths; medicine and faith, to save Kid Cole's life. Mike performs an emergency procedure to evacuate the tubercular Kid Cole's lungs; Sister Ruth helps him find the will to live. Sully forces Kid Cole to reveal that Kid Cole feels terribly guilty for having gunned down the desperado's brother, who was unarmed. Sully helps the Kid resolve this crisis of conscience and in a climactic showdown, the town helps the Kid avert a gun battle with the desperados. Meanwhile, the Reverend refuses to allow Robert E and Grace to marry in the town church, but eventually capitulates to their demands, with some help from Mike and Sister Ruth.moreless
    • All That Glitters
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      The appearance of renowned singer Gilda St. Clair (Barbara Mandrell) tempts Colleen to leave college and travel the world instead.
    • The Incident
      The Incident
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Jake, Loren and Horace are out hunting when Jake, mistaking an Indian for a deer, accidentally shoots and kills him. During the melee, Horace is wounded by an arrow, which Mike treats. Loren and Jake, frightened and guilty, try to cover up Jake's blunder by declaring that the Indians attacked. They persuade Horace to participate in this lie. Sully and Mike are caught in the subsequent hostilities between the Indians and townsfolk. The incident threatens to provoke an all-out Indian war, until Mike elicits a confession from Horace and Sully intervenes to bring peace. Sully acts as a mediator between Jake and the Cheyenne in order to spare Jake's life. In the end, Jake admits his guilt and agrees to give some of his personal possessions to make financial restitution to the dead Indian's family.moreless
    • Seven Kinds of Lonely
      Seven Kinds of Lonely
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      Mike's stunned when Loren - still grieving over Marjorie's death - reveals his intention to move away. Meanwhile, Jake proposes to Teresa; and Grace's drinking threatens her and Robert E's marriage.
    • His Father's Son
      His Father's Son
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      Feeling neglected, Brian acts out in adolescent fashion and skips school to hop a train to purchase a present for his Ma. When Brian's free-wheeling, irresponsible adolescent behavior puts him in mortal danger, and Sully disciplines him.
    • Law Of The Land
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      A gunslinger (Johnny Cash) arrives looking for a quiet town in which to hang 'em up, but Colorado Springs is itching to lynch an immigrant (Christopher Keene Kelly) for cattle rustling to feed his starving family.
    • Luck of the Draw
      Luck of the Draw
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      When Julius Hoffman rides into town and engages Matthew in a poker game, Matthew thinks he's found a great way to earn money to finish he and Ingrid's homestead, although Mike and Sully disapprove.
    • Starting Over
      Starting Over
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      Marjorie returns to town a totally different woman, with morals that disturbs Dr. Mike.
    • The Body Electric
      The Body Electric
      Season 5 - Episode 21

      Preston is very excited when the poet Walt Whitman agrees to come to Preston's hotel to recover from his stroke. But when Dr. Mike treats him, she believes something else is wrong. She advises him to send for his comrade. The town soon becomes abuzz with a rumour that Whitman prefers the company of men. The town becomes hostile. Preston tries to send Walt away and cancels the poetry reading. Even Dr. Mike becomes a bit suspicious when Whitman and Brian spend some time together. But Sully helps Michaela to get over her predjudice and the poetry reading is held.

    • The Tempest
      The Tempest
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      A severe storm bears down on Colorado Springs, disrupting the arrival of Preston Lodge II and Dr. Mike's attempts to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner.
    • Tin Star
      Tin Star
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Increasing lawlessness in Colorado Springs sparks a demand for a new sheriff, and Matthew feels he's just the man for the job. Meanwhile, Brian succumbs to peer pressure shoplifting a toy train from Loren's store. Zachary Brett: Travis Tritt. Charles: John Christian Graas.
    • Vengeance
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      U.S. Marshall Elias Burch (guest star Willie Nelson) asks Matthew, still a student of law, to defend him when he's accused of murder.
    • Wave Goodbye
      Wave Goodbye
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      Dr. Mike becomes alarmed when a member of Russian royalty, Princess Nizamoff, visits Preston's Springs Chateau Hotel for a vacation and soon has the townsfolk convinced that she is a seer with ties to the spirit world. During a free seance at the Golden Nugget, the Princess astounds the citizens, including the skeptical Michaela, with her seemingly vast knowledge of their private lives and concerns. But Michaela is worried that the royal visitor, who soon begins charging money for her "consultations," might cause harm with some of her predictions. Her fear is heightened when the Princess advises Grace that her adopted son Anthony will suffer no further attacks.moreless
    • Life in the Balance
      Life in the Balance
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      Dr. Quinn befriends a young Chinese woman (Yumi Iwama) who must pretend to be a man so she can practice medicine. Guest star: Robert Ito.
    • Farewell Appearance
      Farewell Appearance
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      On a visit to Colorado Springs, Dr. Mike's revered Uncle Theodore (Teddy) shocks her and Sully by criticizing their parenting skills with regard to Brian and offering to take Brian back with him to Boston, acting like Brian is his dead son.
    • The Fight
      The Fight
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      Robert E releases anger over his separation from Grace through his furious fists in the boxing ring, where he takes on an ailing champ (Richard Roundtree) who's on tour.
    • The Movie - Revolutions
      The Movie - Revolutions
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      As Colorado Springs' Commisioner, Sully opposes a deal to mine for copper to make electricity. In order to sway Sully's decision, Mr. Garrick threatens Sully. Sully and Michaela's daugther, Katie, is then kidnapped while the town celebrates Michaela's birthday. The search for Katie takes Sully, Micheala, and their friends on an adventure through Mexico that is filled with danger at every turn.moreless
    • The Dam
      The Dam
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      In a case of mistaken motivation, a judge sends Sully to prison after he is spotted with criminals bent on stopping the construction of a dam.
    • Fear Itself
      Fear Itself
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      A young female painter arrives in Colorado Springs and catches the heart of Preston, but is shunned by he and the town when it's revealed that she is carrying misunderstood disease.
    • Bone of Contention
      Bone of Contention
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      A paleontologist arrives in town, igniting "bone fever" among the townsfolk when he announces that dinosaur bones are worth money. Meanwhile, Matthew and Colleen try to prevent Brian from discovering that the "dinosaur" bone given him by his pa is fake.
    • Los Americanos
      Los Americanos
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Michaela is reminded of the fragility of life and is thus anxious to find godparents for Katie when Guillermo Morales, a new neighbor, is killed by a mountain lion. Grace wants to adopt Anthony, legally, but Robert E. is afraid the adoption may reveal things about his past that he would rather keep hidden.moreless
    • The Healing
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      A bitter Loren, who blames Sully for his daughter's death, tries to repossess Dr. Mike's cabin when he learns he still owns the deed.
    • Baby Outlaws
      Baby Outlaws
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      When teen-outlaw Belle Starr robs the saloon, Mike takes her in, intending to reform her; Colleen overcomes her fear of riding. Belle Starr: Melissa Clayton.
    • Heroes
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Colleen develops romantic feelings for Sully as she misinterprets a number of his helpful actions. Her crush on him puts her life in danger. Hank accuses Grace of poisoning him.
    • Epidemic
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Horror mounts when influenza attacks Colorado Springs. Dr. Mike must attend the sick townspeople and protect others from getting the deadly disease. But being a lady doctor has people questioning whether she can handle the fatal epidemic.
    • The Visitor
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Mike's estranged mother (Jane Wyman) visits, but she and Mike are still miles apart. Meanwhile, Robert E is injured in a fire.
    • Great American Medicine Show
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Dr. Mike clashes with Doc Eli, who comes to town peddling his own medicine purported to cure anything and everything.
    • A Cowboys Lullaby
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      A down-and-out cowboy abandons his infant child, but Sully and Dr. Mike convince him to take the baby back.
    • Cooper vs. Quinn - Part 2
      Cooper vs. Quinn - Part 2
      Season 6 - Episode 23