Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Season 3

CBS (ended 1998)


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Episode Guide

  • For Better or Worse (1)
    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)
    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
  • Ready or Not
    Ready or Not
    Episode 24
    Mike and Sully go to the Reverend for a dose of preventative pre-marital counseling, and recall the path of their romance.
  • Sully's Recovery
    Sully's Recovery
    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.
  • Washita (1)
    Washita (1)
    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.
  • Washita (2)
    Washita (2)
    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
  • Permanence of Change
    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.
  • Bone of Contention
    Bone of Contention
    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.
  • Baby Outlaws
    Baby Outlaws
    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.
  • Things My Father Never Gave Me
    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
  • What is Love?
    What is Love?
    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.
  • Cooper vs. Quinn (1)
    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.
  • Cooper vs. Quinn (2)
    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.
  • Pike's Peace
    Pike's Peace
    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
  • The End of the World
    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.
  • The Indian Agent
    The Indian Agent
    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.
  • A First Christmas
    A First Christmas
    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
  • Ladies' Night (2)
    Ladies' Night (2)
    Episode 11
    Dorothy insists the decision to have surgery is hers, not Mike's; Colleen finds the harassment unbearable.
  • Ladies' Night (1)
    Ladies' Night (1)
    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
  • Thanksgiving
    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
  • Money Trouble
    Money Trouble
    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
  • The Washington Affair (1)
    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
  • The Washington Affair (2)
    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
  • Halloween II
    Halloween II
    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.
  • The Library
    The Library
    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 Cattle Drive (2)
    Matthew and Sully quarrel over the route of the cattle drive.
  • The Cattle Drive (1)
    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
  • Fathers and Sons
    Fathers and Sons
    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 Train
    The Train
    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.