Quincy, M.E.

NBC (ended 1983)




Episode Guide

    • The Unquiet Grave
      The Unquiet Grave
      Season 7 - Episode 21

      While attending a party hosted by an influential politician, Quincy reunites with his psychotic med school sweetheart, who just happens to have married the politician and claims to be a reformed individual. When the politician dies in his sleep the next day, Quincy eventually concludes his former sweetheart was responsible, but before she can be brought to justice she dies in a car explosion set up by the politician's financially desperate son. Just when things seem to be settled, Quincy becomes convinced the deranged woman is still somehow trying to terrorize him.

    • A Test for the Living
      A Test for the Living
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Quincy's powers of persuasion are put to the test when he crusades for a 7-year old boy's re-evaluation as an autistic child.
    • Go Fight City Hall -- To the Death!
      A young woman is raped and strangled on a Los Angeles beach. Further down the coastline a young boy is shot and arrested for her murder. Quincy doesn't think that it would have been possible for the boy arrested to strangle the woman and decides that he is going to go out and begin a little investigation of his own. He visits City Hall where the woman worked to ask some questions and, after a little checking, finds out that there seem to have been a rash of unexplained deaths there.moreless
    • Give Me Your Weak
      Give Me Your Weak
      Season 8 - Episode 3

      A young man with a rare neurological disease commits suicide after he is no longer able to care for himself as a result of the discontinuance of a drug that treated his disorder. This outrage inspires Quincy to help a group of influential doctors and patients organize to persuade Congress to pass Orphan Drug legislation that will help ensure they get the medication they need.

    • The Night Killer
      The Night Killer
      Season 6 - Episode 4

      A couple with infant twins is struck with tragedy when one of the babies dies of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A young and inexperienced pathologist at the coroner's office compounds their tragedy by wrongly accusing the mother of murder when a lab technician fails to report that he dropped the baby's body during transport to the morgue. As the couple tries to move forward with the new and frightening knowledge that their surviving twin is also highly susceptible to SIDS, Quincy tries to help the promising young pathologist regain his confidence.

    • A Good Smack in the Mouth
      A Good Smack in the Mouth
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Asten's wife Melissa picks up a young boy wandering at the side of the road at night. Soon afterwards they are involved in an automobile accident. Quincy is told, Asten is out of town, and he goes and visits Melissa, and the boy. As soon as he sees Joey's bruises he knows that they are not new ones caused by the crash, they are older and look like being beaten caused them. He looks at the x-rays taken of the boy and they confirm his opinion that the boy is being abused, probably at the hands of his parents.moreless
    • Double Death
      Double Death
      Season 3 - Episode 19

      A nightclub fire that results in eleven deaths leaves the medical examiner staff exhausted. When a twelfth body, that of the club owner, is found after Asten ordered everyone to go home and rest, Asten takes it upon himself to perform a cursory autopsy which shows the man was murdered by a blow to the head. Asten is quick to sign off on the autopsy and a suspect is soon arrested, but Quincy is placed in a difficult position when he performs a more thorough autopsy and discovers the man likely died of a heart attack, humiliating Asten and causing him to resign.

    • Gentle Into That Good Night
      Gentle Into That Good Night
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      A nineteen-year old boy, with a malignant tumor, dies in a car accident. Quincy does the autopsy and meets the family. He goes to meet Dr. Pendleton, a doctor who deals with people who are close to death, and wants to learn how to deal with people who have just identified a loved one in a more dignified way. He spends some time with the doctor and even takes his place for a while.moreless
    • The Deadly Connection
      The Deadly Connection
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      After twelve people in a small town fall victim to a mysterious epidemic Quincy and Sam are sent on a mission to identify the disease, before the victims die.
    • Matters of Life and Death
      Matters of Life and Death
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Quincy is asked to cover for a GP working in a small community north of Los Angeles. There he becomes involved in a case of medical negligence after the death of a local man.
    • Who's Who in Neverland?
      Who's Who in Neverland?
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Margo Bently is writing her first book, the contents of which could prove very damaging to a certain group of people. She is murdered and brought into the lab as a suspected alcoholic prostitute with cirrhosis but Quincy thinks the body is telling him something different about her social standing. Quincy is asked to present a seminar in Buffalo, NY by Asten, so while he's preparing his notes Asten takes over in the lab. In Quincy's absence, Asten signs the body out to a phoney coroner and Quincy begins tracking her down. This leads him to a murdered literary agent in New York and a race to autopsy him before he's cremated so he can prove a link.moreless
    • A Matter of Principle
      A Matter of Principle
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Sam tries to persuade the authorities to take notice of a new process he has developed to help track down killers. His tooth print process shows that the man the police have as their suspect in a rape case is not the man who did it. The bite mark has to have come from another person. His process being unknown though means that it is not accepted or believed.moreless
    • Visitors in Paradise
      Visitors in Paradise
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Quincy and Danny go on a fishing holiday to the beautiful lakeside town of Paradise, free from their troubles of restaurant managing and Dr. Asten. Almost as soon as they have started fishing a young woman pulls her boat alongside them and thanks Quincy for coming to investigate her mother's murder! Quincy has no idea what she is on about but is affected by her pleading and agrees to look into it.moreless
    • Snake Eyes (1)
      Snake Eyes (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Quincy, Lee and Danny are all in Lake Tahoe together. Quincy is there for a forensic Pathologist convention and the others for a weekend break. While they are there the guests and staff start coming down with some kind of strange illness. Quincy and a couple of other Forensic Pathologists are called in to help but when some of the patients start dying they still have no clue as to what is killing them. To make things worse the casino owner does not want to admit that anything is wrong, as it will affect his bookings and profits.moreless
    • The Last of Leadbottom
      The Last of Leadbottom
      Season 7 - Episode 22

      Rear Admiral MacKenzie, Quincy's commanding officer during the Korean War, dies while opening a naval museum named after him. A simple autopsy causes confusion for Quincy and Asten when they encounter a naval commander desperate for the body, three women claiming to be Mrs. MacKenzie, and the presence of a microchip inside his stomach. Soon Quincy has his Naval reserve status reactivated and finds himself involved in the cat and mouse affairs of espionage and counter espionage.

    • Slow Boat to Madness: Part 2
      Slow Boat to Madness: Part 2
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      After an autopsy turns up evidence of infectious disease, the ship's captain attempts to dock in a nearby port but is turned away. Now, it's up to Quincy and Janet to determine the nature of the mysterious disease that's killing off passengers.
    • Stain of Guilt
      Stain of Guilt
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Quincy is hired as a technical director for a movie that is recreating a famous homicide case. Watching the murder scene being filmed convinces him that the real murderer is still loose and that the woman in jail for the crime was innocent. He sets out to find the truth but is hampered by the reluctance of the woman convicted to get involved. She only has a few months now until her parole hearing and if she is still trying to prove her innocence she has no chance of getting out if Quincy fails to find the real killer.moreless
    • No Way to Treat a Body
      No Way to Treat a Body
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Quincy's latest ladyfriend moves into a new apartment and accidentally discovers two mummified bodies. He finds himself up against a group of oddball residents when he tries to find out what is going on, who the bodies belong to and where they came from.
    • The Two Sides of Truth
      The Two Sides of Truth
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      In a court appearance Quincy comes up against his old professor, Dr. Herbert Stone, who is an expert witness for the defence. Stone comes up with a completely different view of the medical evidence to Quincy, which cause him to become confused and unsure of his own opinion. Because of this the prosecution loses. Later they appear to be on opposite sides again in another case. Stone refutes evidence that Quincy has found that shows that a rich businessman died in a fire. Quincy is upset when the Assistant DA points out that his old professor is now just selling his expertise to whoever will pay him.moreless
    • Seldom Silent, Never Heard
      Seldom Silent, Never Heard
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      A young boy, Jeffrey, dies when he falls from a building, after being chased in there. After the autopsy a doctor turns up wanting to have the brain. Jeffrey had Tourette's Syndrome and the doctor wants to try and find out what causes it and how to cure it. This is the only way he can research it as the drug companies don't think they could make enough money to make it worth their while.moreless
    • Gone But Not Forgotten
      Gone But Not Forgotten
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Quincy investigates the death of an eccentric millionaire, whose lavish penthouse was protected by a supposedly impenetrable security system.
    • Beyond the Open Door
      Beyond the Open Door
      Season 8 - Episode 15

      Quincy and Monahan are certain they have apprehended a serial killer who rapes and strangles young women, then dumps their bodies in the hills after running them over with his car. However, a psychic the police captain has been consulting out of desperation is equally certain the man they have in custody is only a copy cat, which the evidence later proves to be true. Quincy tries to overcome his skepticism of clairvoyance as they rush to solve the mystery while the body count continues to grow.

    • An Unfriendly Radiance
      An Unfriendly Radiance
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Quincy is called in on his day off after a car crash victim is brought in and seems to have an extremely high level of radiation in his body. Ray Sanchez, who was helping out the now man, Bigelow, is arrested for manslaughter, even though Quincy is convinced of his innocence and makes no effort to hide his viewpoint. To help Sanchez Quincy decides to look more into the radiation aspect of Bigelow's death and tries to dig into his background and find out where he worked.moreless
    • Murder by S.O.P.
      Murder by S.O.P.
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      On his way to a Forensic Pathologist convention in Sacramento, the Sheriff of a small town stops Quincy on the road. He was trying to stay awake by sticking his head out of the window. The Sheriff decides to put Quincy in jail for his own good. That night a fire starts in the cells and four men die. The towns' authorities call all the deaths accidental but Quincy, doing some of the autopsies to help the local Dr. is convinced that one of the victims was murdered.moreless
    • A Star Is Dead
      A Star Is Dead
      Season 1 - Episode 3

      Roberta Rhodes, a famous movie star, is dead in her bedroom. The police think that it was a probably suicide, but Quincy thinks not. A gossip newspaper editor approaches Quincy and tells him that on the night of her death his friend and prospective senator, Congressman Charles Sinclair, was with her. Quincy can't believe that his friend killed Roberta, but if he didn't then why does he keep lying to Quincy? Watch the episode and find out the cause of death and who to blame (if anyone).

    • Of All Sad Words
      Of All Sad Words
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      A club near Danny's burns down killing the owner, Lou Chesler. His wife, Elizabeth, is suspected of causing her husband's death, especially by an insurance investigator for the company that held her husbands' life assurance policy. He thinks she has also killed previous men in her life and warns the latest one that he could be next. The latest one is, of course, Quincy.moreless
    • Hot Ice, Cold Hearts
      Hot Ice, Cold Hearts
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      A couple of cat burglars break into a Mexican museum and steal $4 million dollars worth of jewels. Sealing them in the floor of their boat they sail to California with the intention of fencing them there. Once there one of their crew tries to steal the jewels but is caught. Alex, the main burglar, poisons him with the venom of a fish and dumps him into the harbor. Unfortunately for him Quincy and Lee are nearby and are called to help the dying man. Quincy not only get there to help him but manages to save his life as well. He cannot at first work out what happened to the swimmer but is soon convinced that not all is what it seems.moreless
    • Let Me Light the Way
      Let Me Light the Way
      Season 2 - Episode 13

      A suspected rapist seeks revenge on Quincy by attacking his friend.

    • Sullied Be Thy Name
      Sullied Be Thy Name
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      A well-known priest, who is running a crusade against pornography, is found dead in the room of a prostitute. She insists that he had a heart attack while she was ‘with' him. Monahan cannot believe that Father Terrell would have betrayed his principles and wants Quincy to look very closely when he autopsies the body. Quincy finds some discrepancies and wants to do a more detailed investigation, starting with Carlo Dicassa, noted pornographer and enemy of the father.moreless
    • The Hot Dog Murder
      The Hot Dog Murder
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      After a talk at a university a student who wants his advice approaches Quincy. He thinks that a body that was donated to the university was murdered, that he didn't die accidentally as the records show. What makes it worse is that the body came from a top security prison wing, where the man was being held for his own safety at the time.moreless
    • Unreasonable Doubt
      Unreasonable Doubt
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      A new pathologist (Walter Ross) is working in the lab who is disabled. When he looks into a case of electrocution of a handicapped baby (Sturge – weber disease) he is convinced that the baby was murdered by its father, Quincy's friend, Gerald Preston. Quincy is alarmed at Walter's blinkered view and decides to investigate Walters findings for himself.moreless
    • Jury Duty
      Jury Duty
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      When Quincy sits on a jury for a homicide case he realizes that there are errors in the evidence, which could lead to the conviction of an innocent man. Not being one to sit by without doing anything he is soon causing uproar in the court with his constant questioning and interrupting.moreless
    • Into the Murdering Mind
      Into the Murdering Mind
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      A family is violently murdered in their own home. The man arrested is the son and brother of the family members. He is a schizophrenic who blames everything on ‘The Beast', an alter ego inside his head who can take him over if he stops taking his medication. Quincy thinks, after talking with the DA, that he could be making it all up to get off on an insanity plea and tries to prove his theory.moreless
    • The Eye of the Needle
      The Eye of the Needle
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      An ailing woman's accidental death outrages Quincy when he discovers that she had been seeing a holistic doctor and had been treated with natural medicines rather than scientific ones. His opinion about the doctor responsible though is affected by his liking for her and it gives him something to think about.moreless
    • Accomplice to Murder
      Accomplice to Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 16

      A recently divorced woman dies during a burglary after tripping and hitting her head on a couch cushion.  Quincy stakes his reputation on his forensic findings, which suggest that previous injuries resulting from beatings by the woman's ex-husband, an influential businessman, are the direct cause of her death.

    • Murder on Ice
      Murder on Ice
      Season 8 - Episode 19

      Quincy and Emily receive the use of a judge friend's mountain cabin for their honeymoon. They picture a long romantic week alone, skiing and sitting in front of an open log fire. When they arrive they are disappointed to find that there are other guests as well. All the guests are involved in law enforcement of some form or other and all know each other. They soon realize that the last time they saw each other all together was on when they all worked on the same case a year ago. The man they all helped convict escaped jail and has never been heard of or seen since. When the judge doesn't arrive they all decide to go out looking for him in case there has been an accident. When they find his car, caught up in a snowdrift blocking the only way down the mountain, and his body inside it they all begin to worry whether the missing criminal is planning his revenge.

    • Main Man
      Main Man
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      An autopsy on a college football star reveals a congenital brain disease, and Quincy urges the victim's younger brother to stay out of the next game. But the boy's father and the school are determined to win the championship at any cost.
    • A Cry for Help
      A Cry for Help
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      After Julie Bonner's body is found beside a highway, Quincy must determine if the troubled and depressed teen took her own life -- or if she was murdered. All signs point to Julie's boyfriend, Joby Kenyon, as her killer. Dick Gautier guest stars.
    • Snake Eyes (2)
      Snake Eyes (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      The disease continues to spread and the rest of the hotel/casino's guests want to know what is going on. They want to get out of the building but Quincy and his colleagues know that they have to keep the disease, and the guests, contained. If the disease gets out of the hotel it could cause an epidemic that could quickly spread all over the country!moreless
    • The Shadow of Death
      The Shadow of Death
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      An ex-nurse, who served in Vietnam and suffered nightmares because of it, is found dead in her apartment. Her best friend, who was also a nurse in Vietnam, tries to help find the killer but has problems of her own. She suffers her own nightmares from the war and begins to fall deeper into depression and alcohol. The same thing happens to many vets when they come back from the war and Quincy wants to help her, if he can.moreless
    • Deadly Arena
      Deadly Arena
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      Three deaths due to food poisoning are linked to a football stadium where a big championship game is due to take place. Quincy has three days to find the source before 90,000 spectators come to watch and are put in jeopardy.
    • Valleyview
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      An old man dies in a sanatorium, Valleyview, seemingly of a coronary. His grandson doesn't think that he could have died that way and pays for the Medical Examiners office to do an autopsy. Quincy does the autopsy and tells David, the grandson, that there is nothing unusual about the death. All is done with until a young girl, Anne Freedman, dies at the sanatorium as well. Again the cause of death is not clear and Quincy begins to think that maybe someone is performing ‘mercy killings' on patients that are in pain.moreless
    • Death by Good Intention
      Death by Good Intention
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A patient dies just hours after having had a successful surgical operation. An ‘Affirmative Action' doctor is suspended because of his ‘mistake' and a friend of Quincy's decides that he will take the blame to save him, and the ‘Affirmative Action' program. Quincy soon gets involved to try and save his friends job.moreless
    • Hit and Run at Danny's
      Hit and Run at Danny's
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Outside Danny's bar a man is the victim of a hit and run. The woman driving, or thought to be driving, the vehicle was Robbi Parker. She was a friend of Quincy's current girlfriend, Jenny. Danny wants Quincy's help because a new Californian law means that if he served Robbi drinks and allowed her to leave drunk he could be closed down. Quincy examines the body and finds out that Robbi had had extensive plastic surgery, it also seems as if she didn't exist up until four months ago!moreless
    • Last Day, First Day
      Last Day, First Day
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Quincy becomes concerned when a medical student accuses a veteran staff doctor of covering up the causes of a homicide while doing an autopsy.
    • A Question of Time
      A Question of Time
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      An alleged accidental drowning at a Health Spa pits Quincy against a slick attorney hired to prevent adverse publicity from affecting profits.
    • Requiem for the Living
      Requiem for the Living
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      While working late at the lab Quincy and Sam are taken hostage by syndicate chief Vincent DiNardi. He has been poisoned and wants the two medical examiners to find out how the toxin was administered. Once he knows that he can make sure arrangements are completed for his revenge before he dies.moreless
    • The Last Six Hours
      The Last Six Hours
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Finally getting to spend a bit of leave time with his latest flame, Barbara, Quincy heads off away from Los Angeles. They nearly get run off the road and then witness an accident. Quincy then finds himself in a life or death race to isolate a mysterious poison, found in the woman's body, that has already claimed two livesmoreless
    • To Clear the Air
      To Clear the Air
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      An old man at a hospital for respiratory disorders drops dead after going for a walk during a smog alert. Quincy's autopsy reveals lungs that had some kind of inflammation, caused by the pollutants being pumped into the air by the oil refineries near the sanatorium. Refineries that are meant to cut back their emissions during a smog alert!moreless
    • Smoke Screen
      Smoke Screen
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      A big fire strikes at a hotel. The Coroner's Office is called in to deal with the fatalities. Most of the victims died from smoke inhalation rather than from the actual fire. Investigations prove it was arson and a suspect is quickly found. Quincy doesn't believe they have caught the right man though and helps out an insurance investigator, Jake Carter, look into it further.moreless
    • The Law Is a Fool
      The Law Is a Fool
      Season 8 - Episode 11

      The young granddaughter of a retired law professor is kidnapped from her school, and the kidnapper soon turns himself in, intentionally providing ample circumstantial evidence he committed the crime, but zero evidence of the location of the girl. It turns out he is a cunning but deranged paralegal who believes the retired law professor is responsible for his girlfriend's death, and Quincy is responsible for helping cover it up by ruling it a suicide. The kidnapper makes a secret deal with the district attorney (who idolizes the retired law professor) that he will provide the location of the girl only if he throws the trial for the kidnapping, wires $500,000 to a Swiss bank account, and buys him a one way ticket to Zurich.

    • ... The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone
      A thigh bone is found buried on the building site of a new student union building. Quincy is teaching a class at the university and soon involves himself and his students who the bone belonged to, how they died and possibly even who killed him. Not surprisingly Monaghan and Asten consider this a complete waste of time and want Quincy to get back to his job and stop bothering them.moreless
    • A Blow to the Head ... a Blow to the Heart
      After a championship bout a young boxer collapses and dies. His wife thinks that it wasn't an accident and asks Quincy, a friend of her husband's trainer and the coroner on call, to see if he can find out how he really died. Once Quincy has completed the autopsy he begins to wonder if the woman is right, there is certainly something that does not seem to be quite right with the death, something that is made even more certain when Quincy is approached by 4 thugs who tell him in no uncertain terms that he better hurry up and make his report.moreless
    • Diplomatic Immunity
      Diplomatic Immunity
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      President Sarejo, the ruler of a small South American country, has come to America for some urgent hospital treatment. He brings with him most of his cabinet so that he can keep an eye on them while away. What with them and the large number of his countrymen protesting outside the hospital there are an awful lot of people who may want him dead. It isn't him who dies though; first one of his cabinet and then another die of suspected heart attacks.moreless
    • D.U.I.
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      A man is knocked down and killed by a drunk driver. Quincy is outraged to discover that the killer is likely to get away with a light sentence and tries to change things. His digging uncovers much more than he, and the prosecutor, could ever have expected.
    • Aftermath
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      A large passenger jet crash-lands 40 miles outside LA. Quincy and Sam are sent out to start the identification of the bodies and to make sure that the crash scene is kept intact. Once the rest of the Coroners team has arrived and the positions of the bodies have been marked out they are all taken back to LA, where an autopsy has to be completed on each and every one of them, all one hundred of them! Quincy eventually discovers that a dangerous flammable gas was being carried by the plane, not illegal but extremely dangerous. He then finds himself with two dilemmas to solve. The first being how to persuade the airlines that transporting this sort of flammable substance is not a good idea and secondly, to get an insurance company to accept that one of the unidentifiable bodies was that of a man they insured so that his wife and family can claim his life insurance.moreless
    • The Hope of Elkwood
      The Hope of Elkwood
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      When a potential Olympic champion is cut down in his prime his coach is accused of negligent homicide. A young lawyer, the only man who is willing to defend him, must rely on Quincy to find evidence to clear his clients' name.
    • The Death Challenge
      The Death Challenge
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      A world famous magician comes out of retirement to appear on a live television show after his most famous trick leads to the death of his protege. After the autopsy Quincy has to find out whether or not the first performance was a cover up for homicide or whether it was just an accident.moreless
    • House of No Return
      House of No Return
      Season 4 - Episode 11

      Quincy investigates the death of a young man at a home for people who have committed crimes but are considered mentally incapable and are therefore not sentenced to proper prison. His mother insists that he was forced to fight by the attendants, who ran the place like prison wardens, in unofficial boxing contests against other inmates.

    • On Dying High
      On Dying High
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      An accident at a club leaves JJ Chandler, a top country singer, badly burned and in intensive care. Sgt, Wendell, a narcotics cop, believes Chandler freebasing cocaine caused the accident; the only problem is getting any proof, or a witness. While Wendell is trying to find someone who will testify Quincy begins to realize how many drug overdose victims he has dealt with during his time with the coroners office. He decides that there must be something he can do about it and means to do everything he can to stop the proliferation of drugs in Los Angeles.moreless
    • Physician, Heal Thyself
      Physician, Heal Thyself
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      A seventeen-year old girl collapses and dies after having had an abortion. The family wants an autopsy and tells Asten that they will pay for a private one. Quincy performs it and thinks that her death was caused by the negligence of the doctor who performed the abortion. He visits the doctor and the hospital and finds out that the doctor was drunk when he operated, proving this is hard though as he faces a conspiracy of silence.moreless
    • Touch of Death
      Touch of Death
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      The sudden, unexplained death of a Japanese martial artist movie star leaves Quincy without an assistant. Sam quits after urging him not to perform an autopsy on the man, as it is against the religion of his parents. Quincy tries to balance his need for knowledge, to find out how the man died, and the feelings of his best friend.moreless
    • The Hero Syndrome
      The Hero Syndrome
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      A man confesses to murder, thinking that he has killed his boss, but Quincy is not convinced that his blow was the one that killed the man and believes that he is not the guilty party.
    • A Loss for Words
      A Loss for Words
      Season 8 - Episode 14

      A young worker dies in a welding explosion at a manufacturing company because he was illiterate and couldn't read the warning signs that were all around him. While Quincy investigates how the young man could have graduated from high school without being able to read, one of Asten's top field investigators strongly believes the young man's accident was orchestrated by his employer to facilitate insurance fraud. However, his investigation and career are jeopardized by an embarrassing lifelong secret.

    • The Face of Fear
      The Face of Fear
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      A woman, Vicki Maguire, who has suffered from agoraphobia, manages to finally leave her house, for the first time in seven years. While walking her dog along the beach beside her house she looks in through the window of another house, and witnesses what she thinks is a woman being strangled. The police are called and when Monahan and Brill get to the house there is no body, no sign of a struggle and a completely different man in residence. No one believes her story, except for her psychologist Dr. Rainer, and she goes to see Quincy. She persuades him that the woman wasn't seeing things and that he should help her find out the truth, before she suffers a relapse and will never be able to leave her house again.moreless
    • For the Benefit of My Patients
      For the Benefit of My Patients
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Quincy has to autopsy a man who died at the county hospital. He is amazed at the ability of the Dr. who tried to save him. It turns out though that the patient was originally taken to a different hospital that turned the ambulance away because the man did not have any insurance. Quincy visits the hospital and, after seeing the same thing happen again, decides to make sure that the owner, Dr. Rollins, does not get to buy another local hospital and run it the same way.moreless
    • Sleeping Dogs
      Sleeping Dogs
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      Quincy has to testify in the court of a small town. The witnesses in the case are pressurized into lying and Harry Muller, a bullying murderer, goes free. Within half an hour of the court case having been dismissed Harry Muller is found dead. The six men in the shop where he died all say they killed him, firing one shot each from his gun. The police chief is happy to call the death self defense but Quincy knows that it was murder and insists he will find out which one of them really killed him.moreless
    • Sugar and Spice
      Sugar and Spice
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      Quincy does battle, on a live TV show, with the author of a diet book when he discovers that a model that used it has died. His outspoken statements against the book lead to him, and the department, being sued by the author.
    • Death Casts a Vote
      Death Casts a Vote
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Two labor leaders are fighting for votes from the farm workers in the Los Angeles area. When a young union worker dies, seemingly committing suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, both leaders come under suspicion. Even more so when Quincy announces in a press conference that he is not convinced that it was suicide, and that it may have been murder.moreless
    • Walk Softly Through the Night (2)
      Walk Softly Through the Night (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Quincy continues in his quest to get close down Dr. Colella's surgery and stop him from continuing to issue prescriptions for drug addicts. This becomes less of a problem though after Marty Herrera, the young would be doctor, is arrested for killing Dr. Colella! Quincy doesn't believe the boy did it but finds that the evidence seems to be pointing straight at him.moreless
    • New Blood
      New Blood
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      Asten forces Quincy to take some unwanted vacation time and brings in a temporary replacement, Dr. McCracken, a pathologist rather than a Medical Examiner. That very same day the body of a controversial Congressman, Laurence Bridges, is found at the bottom of a flight of stairs in his office. With the press and police wanting a quick answer to what happened to Brideges Quincy is convinced that McCracken will not do a thorough enough job. A personality clash occurs between him and McCracken as he tries to get himself involved in her case.moreless
    • The Depth of Beauty
      The Depth of Beauty
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Quincy delves into the world of cosmetic surgery after he autopsies a woman who killed herself because she hated the scars a botched operation caused. He discovers that the plastic surgeon isn't in fact a qualified plastic surgeon, only a qualified MD. The law allows anyone who has qualified as a doctor to call himself any kind of specialist he likes.moreless
    • The Flight of the Nightingale
      The Flight of the Nightingale
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      With no doctor around and a shortage of staff, Lynn Buchanan, a nurse decides to ease a patients pain by giving him medication. The patient dies and nurse Buchanan is suspended, even though the doctor's chart didn't say she shouldn't have done it. The rest of the nursing staff go on strike, her suspension being the last straw. Asten gets Quincy to look a bit closer than normal (Quincy look closer than normal!) when he does the autopsy because his wife is in the same hospital and was looked after by Lynn Buchanan.moreless
    • Dead and Alive
      Dead and Alive
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      An apparent murder victim becomes the object of Quincy's thorough investigation and identification when his mother and sister insist that he is still alive.
    • Holding Pattern
      Holding Pattern
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Quincy has to persuade a group of hijackers that the plane they, and their hostages, are on has been exposed to a deadly virus.
    • Dark Angel
      Dark Angel
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      Monaghan asks Quincy to push the autopsy of a young car thief to the top of his priority list. The boys' friend is claiming that a police officer chased him down and killed him after they were stopped in their stolen car. When the autopsy is completed it can only confirm that the boy, Billy Harris, died to a bone broken in his neck, and not how it could have occurred. This information is enough to get the press printing stories of police brutality and a Californians for Constitutional Rights lawyer rushing in to defend Billy's friend Steve.moreless
    • Cry for Help
      Cry for Help
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      The body of a young girl is found at the side of a highway. Quincy determines that the body was moved after she died Monahan thinks that her boyfriend, Toby Kenyon, killed her but he tells the police that she killed herself. Quincy believes the boy and asks Emily to do a psychological autopsy on the dead girl. This involves talking to her friends, family and teachers about she acted and talked over the last few weeks of her life.moreless
    • Welcome to Paradise Palms
      Welcome to Paradise Palms
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Quincy rushes to an Arizona Native American reservation when he hears that his foster son, Chester, is suffering from bubonic plague. When he confirms this and tries to warn the local authorities he finds that they have no interest in the potential disaster. They are much more concerned with the forthcoming opening of a new country club that will bring tourists to the area. They have a big golf competition planned with many big names arriving and they don't want to cause a panic that would ruin the resort before it has even opened.moreless
    • A Question of Death
      A Question of Death
      Season 4 - Episode 10

      Quincy faces a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit when a lawyer alleges he prematurely declared the death of a young motorcycle accident victim.


    • Last Rights
      Last Rights
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      A father finds his son dead, having taken a drug overdose. Knowing this will affect his wife he decides to report it as an accidental drowning. Quincy's friend Volmer is the local coroner and politics lead to him not being able to autopsy the boy. He asks Quincy to help him out. If that was not enough he also has to deal with a textile mill boss who refuses to fix irregularities at work and when an accident happens wants to hide the truth.moreless
    • To Kill in Plain Sight
      To Kill in Plain Sight
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      An explosion kills a man who is discovered to be the advance scout for a hitman. Quincy is in a race against time to find the assassin and thwart the plot to kill a government official at a hotel convention.
    • Slow Boat to Madness (1)
      Slow Boat to Madness (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Quincy and Janet finally get some time off and go on a weeks cruise. They are looking forward to some rest and relaxation together. Before long their holiday is interrupted. Quincy is visited, late one night, by the captain. One of his crew has been murdered and he would like Quincy's advice. The murderer is caught but he has died before the morning and an autopsy reveals that he could have died from an infectious disease. A disease that could already be spreading throughout the ship!moreless
    • Tissue of Truth
      Tissue of Truth
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      When a kidnapper dies in a car crash after trying to pick up his ransom the only clue that will help the police find the missing boy is a half eaten apple. It is up to Quincy to use his medical expertise to uncover where the kidnapped boy has been hidden.moreless
    • Suffer the Little Children
      Suffer the Little Children
      Season 8 - Episode 21

      A young boy dies of salmonella poisoning caused by contact with sewage from a backed up septic system at a rural corporate group foster home that the local doctor has been trying to shut down for years. Quincy is called in to verify the results of the doctor's autopsy, and meets the dead boy's older brother who is being caged in a sewage contaminated area for bad behavior. While this overwhelming evidence finally gets the facility shut down, Quincy discovers another problem - the troubled boy is being transferred to a facility with a worse reputation than the one he's leaving. He and Emily fight through red tape to implement an experimental "Home Builders" program that will reunite the boy with his parents under Emily's guidance and close supervision.

    • Deadly Protection
      Deadly Protection
      Season 7 - Episode 23

      A single father purchases a German Shepherd as a guard dog, only to have it attack and kill his young daughter without provocation. After performing the autopsy on the girl, Quincy sets out to shut down the trainer of the dog and shed light on unethical dog training practices. However, the dog trainer insists his training is above board, and Quincy soon discovers much more to this particular situation than it first seemed.

    • Walk Softly Through the Night (1)
      Walk Softly Through the Night (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      A top children's TV star, and a friend of Quincy's, is shocked when his son dies of a drug overdose. He had no idea his son was even on drugs and is angry when he finds out that a doctor prescribed the drugs to him. Quincy and the star, Brock, go to visit the doctor and find an enormous queue of addicts waiting outside the surgery. They are all waiting with money in hand to buy a prescription from the doctor. Quincy and Brock set about trying to shut this doctor down and to help a young would be doctor in his attempts to get some sort of drug counseling support system set up in his college.moreless
    • Hot Ice
      Hot Ice
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Two customs officers want Quincy's help in catching arresting a diamond smuggling ring. A courier they were following was killed when a bus at the airport and, as Quincy is going to a Las Vegas to judge a Miss Coroner Contest; they want him to take the couriers place. He has to deliver the diamonds to a known mobster, something he really, really does not want to do!moreless
    • No Deadly Secret
      No Deadly Secret
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      At 4 am one morning Quincy is awoken by the arrival of a man at his boat. He is in a very bad shape and he dies before Quincy can do anything to save him. He takes him to the morgue and does an autopsy on him. The next morning Quincy is surprised to find that his results and slides have not turned up. When he goes to find out why he finds out that they are not all that is missing, so is the body! Without any proof of a body everyone thinks that he must have been mistaken, especially when Monaghan visits the man's workplace and finds him there!moreless
    • Passing
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Quincy races against the clock to confirm that the skull of an apparent murder victim is that of a union leader who had disappeared two years earlier.
    • Guilty Until Proven Innocent
      Guilty Until Proven Innocent
      Season 8 - Episode 12

      A shop foreman dies when a leaking chemical container accidentally catches fire in a furnace, burning down a furniture warehouse. The owner of the warehouse, a well regarded family man and good friend of Quincy, faces serious charges when the evidence erroneously points to him committing arson. What he has failed to mention to Quincy, however, is that he is living under an alias because he is the son of a mob boss, but insists he has never been part of the operation. Seeing an opportunity to damage a major crime syndicate, a federal prosecutor decides to forego any arson charges, and instead charge the man with mail fraud for supposedly trying to defraud his insurance company through the mail. This allows the prosecutor to convene a federal grand jury, which affords the defendant very few constitutional protections and gives the prosecutor an easier path to securing a conviction with a life sentence.

    • Honor Thy Elders
      Honor Thy Elders
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      After Quincy's traces an old man's death to his son's physical abuse he is faced with a similar case involving the exploitation of two elderly women by their unscrupulous nephew.
    • Headhunter
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      A narcotics officer comes under investigation by the IAD when drugs kill an airline stewardess he knew, and sometimes used for information.
    • Slow Boat to Madness (2)
      Slow Boat to Madness (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      With the cruise ship being prevented from docking at any of the islands in the area it is down to Quincy and Janet to find out exactly what the disease on board is before everyone on the ship finds out and starts panicking.
    • The Final Gift
      The Final Gift
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      Two old Korean war buddies of Quincy's, Charlie and Max, have an accident in one of the planes owned by their company. Although the most badly injured of the two should have survived for some reason he dies in hospital. The police think that Charlie could have killed his partner because of another, bigger, company wanting to buy up theirs and Quincy sets out to prove that he would not have done such a thing to his best friend and partner.moreless
    • Across the Line
      Across the Line
      Season 8 - Episode 9

      During a long stakeout of an anticipated armed robbery, an officer leaves his post at the probable getaway location without permission to buy a beer, just as the robbery is taking place. He returns just in time to confront what he thinks is the speeding getaway vehicle trying to run him down, and shoots the driver square in the forehead. However, since he was inexcusably out of radio contact, he failed to hear the announcement that the driver is actually a woman who has been taken hostage during the robbery, making it appear to be a clear cut case of excessive force and possibly murder. The officer turns to a skeptical Quincy to use his forensic skills to defend him at the trial board and prove that the shooting was justified.

    • Expert in Murder
      Expert in Murder
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      Quincy is going to be testifying in the appeal of a big mob boss, Victor Ramsay, and his evidence is vital to him staying in prison. Ramsay and his people have other ideas though and have a plan to guarantee his release. They kill the only witness and then set about making sure that Quincy is discredited. Once this is done Quincy and the D.A. have three weeks to come up with more evidence or Victor Ramsay will be released.moreless
    • Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy?
      Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy?
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Monahan wants someone to examine a body that he thinks is involved in ‘smuggling' gems, a woman about to be autopsied is surprisingly found to be alive and Dr. Quincy is nowhere to be found. In his place is the brilliant, strict and feared Dr. Hiro.
    • A Ghost of a Chance
      A Ghost of a Chance
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      After a life saving heart bypass operation Ted Markham's brother dies from complications. He is incensed that his brother died from what should have been a simple operation. He wants, and pays for, an autopsy from the Coroner's office and Quincy is given the job. When he has completed the autopsy Quincy believes that the eminent surgeon, Dr. Royce, who was supposed to have done the operation didn't really do it. He thinks that a practice known as ‘ghosting' took place and that a young resident did the operation in his place.moreless
    • When Luck Ran Out
      When Luck Ran Out
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      When a prized racehorse, belonging to Nelson Spencer a friend of Quincy's, dies suddenly after a big race, an insurance investigation uncovers foul play. The expert insurance investigator sent by the insurance company is Quincy's latest girlfriend. A situation that causes problems for Quincy, stuck between his girlfriend and his friend.moreless
    • By Their Faith
      By Their Faith
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Asten sends Quincy and Sam, at the request of Archbishop Vallejo, to San Remos, Mexico. They are sent to a small village where a young woman is seemingly curing people of their illnesses. She says that she gained her powers from some bones she found in a cave. Quincy and Sam have to join a group of eminent scientists trying to determine how old the bones are and whether they could possibly belong to a legendary missionary from the time of the Incas.moreless
    • Science for Sale
      Science for Sale
      Season 8 - Episode 7

      A cancer patient undergoing experimental treatment in the isolation ward of a hospital escapes and dies after coming in contact with others, who also die soon after. The doctor responsible for her care is fired because of the bad press, but takes his research to a biotech firm that welcomes him with open arms, thinking he is on the verge of a cancer cure that will prove to be very profitable. However, Quincy suspects that the deaths of all these people are tied directly to the doctor's research, and fears many others are going to die.

    • Images
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      A fire in a small motel room causes the death of the single woman occupying it. The evidence shows that the identity of the woman is Jessica Ross, the country's top newswoman.
      As Quincy begins a press conference confirming her death, Jessica Ross walks in and declares that the rumors of her death are unfounded. Quincy and Asten are shocked, but Quincy soon comes to suspect that this woman is not Ross but an impostor, and that his original findings are correct.

    • Speed Trap
      Speed Trap
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      After a racing car accident proves fatal for a former Grand Prix driver, Quincy's autopsy brands the crash a possible homicide.
    • Last of the Dinosaurs
      Last of the Dinosaurs
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      When Will Preston, a western movie star and one of Quincy's idols, is found dead Quincy clashes with Lt. Monahan over what really happened to cause his death.
    • Women of Valor
      Women of Valor
      Season 8 - Episode 20

      An experienced midwife who works informally with a local obstetrician to help poor women give natural births in their homes is accused of murder when she delivers a baby who later dies at a hospital. Simultaneously, another poor woman in labor is denied admittance to a private hospital, and her breech baby dies during transport to the county hospital. Quincy learns that both deaths can be attributed at least in part to the state's refusal to legally recognize trained midwives, as well as reforms to the Medi-Cal program which have made it much more difficult for poor women to receive proper medical care during pregnancy. He becomes determined to clear the midwife of any wrongdoing and save the career of the experienced obstetrician.

    • A Dead Man's Truth
      A Dead Man's Truth
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      When a rookie cop and his partner are called to a break-in at a business, they go into the dark shop and start a search. They find the intruder, an altercation ensues and the rookie cop shoots the burglar. After an autopsy Quincy discovers that the rookie's story does not match his findings. With a crusading TV reporter looking into police brutality, Monahan wants Quincy to find out exactly what happened and why the rookie is lying before the reporters condemn him and ruin his chance for a career on the police force.moreless
    • Crib Job
      Crib Job
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      After dealing with what seems to be an open and shut murder case Quincy is ready to close his findings. Then he receives a request from a friend of his runs a program that helps old and young people work together. It seems that the suspect is one of the boys in his program and he doesn't believe that he could have killed someone. Not only that but the program could lose it's funding if it is true, and this would be detrimental to both the old and young it helps. Quincy promises to look into the matter and see if he can help.moreless
    • The Money Plague
      The Money Plague
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      R.W. Collins', a famous hijacker who escaped by parachuting out of a plane with his money five years ago is found dead, hanging from a tree in the National Park he bailed out over. He died before he hit the ground and has been hanging there, undiscovered, for 5 years now. Quincy and Sam are sent to the scene to see if they can find out whom the man really was. When they reach the park they find that things are a lot worse than they could have imagined, the anthrax particles he used to hijack the plane were released when the body was found and are spreading throughout the area infecting people who come into contact with it.moreless
    • Dead Last
      Dead Last
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Quincy and Danny go to the tack and, while there, see a horse go wild in the stables. The horse kills one of the jockeys but, after completing his autopsy, Quincy thinks that it wasn't an accident! That someone murdered the man and tried to make it look as if the horse killed him. The problem Quincy has though is to actually prove his theory, and not even the purchasing of some horse hooves and the unusual step of autopsying a horse can help him. Though Asten has fits about the cost of both these steps to find the truth!moreless
    • Nowhere to Run
      Nowhere to Run
      Season 5 - Episode 8

      A pregnant teenage girl is involved in a heated argument with her boyfriend and plunges off a cliff to her death. The evidence initially implicates the boyfriend in her murder, but when Quincy discovers the girl was impregnated by someone other than her boyfriend, his investigation leads to uncovering a sinister family secret that will be difficult to prove in court.

    • Dying for a Drink
      Dying for a Drink
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      A medical examiner starts making basic mistakes, mistakes that are putting her job on the line and are caused by her alcohol binges. She is heading deeper and deeper into alcoholism and it may be that only Quincy can help her before she falls too far.
    • The Golden Hour
      The Golden Hour
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      A young girl is injured in a car accident and rushed to a hospital by the paramedics. Her father who is severely injured is sent to a trauma center instead because he is a more serious case. The father survives and the daughter dies. The difference between a trauma center and an ER was what saved the man. City regulations make it hard for the center to get enough patients and it is about to get closed down unless Quincy can help.moreless
    • Slow Boat to Madness: Part 1
      Slow Boat to Madness: Part 1
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Quincy and Janet's vacation cruise is interrupted when the ship's captain approaches the medical examiner, in need of his advice. One man jumped overboard, another was murdered -- and then the murderer himself dropped dead. What's going on?
    • Baby Rattlesnakes
      Baby Rattlesnakes
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      When a young girl is killed in a drive by shooting a young 14 year-old boy is quickly arrested. The boy, Ethan, was part of a special program trying to get kids out of gangs and trouble. Ethan denies having had anything to do with the shooting, but if he doesn't tell who did do it or if Quincy and the probation people cannot find them then not only will he end up in prison but the special program will be closed down.moreless
    • By the Death of a Child
      By the Death of a Child
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      The small nation of San Christos has a new progressive, America friendly, president. His hold on power is fragile and he could be toppled if the rumor of an American supplied Diphtheria vaccine is killing the children it is supposed to be saving. Quincy and Sam are sent to the country to find out the truth and save the children, if they can.moreless
    • For Want of a Horse
      For Want of a Horse
      Season 7 - Episode 6

      A disgruntled foreman on a ranch dedicated to using horses to help disabled children murders his elderly uncle, one of the owners, to facilitate the sale of the property to a large corporation. When the body is mauled by coyotes, a mute boy who witnesses the act becomes the only one who can bring the murderer to justice. Meanwhile, the Astens become foster parents for a depressed child who's been left in a wheelchair after an automobile accident that killed both of his parents.

    • Even Odds
      Even Odds
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Quincy is gravely wounded at the scene of a crime, so it is up to Sam, Asten and Lt. Monaghan to solve the case he was working on and catch the person who shot him.
    • Ashes to Ashes
      Ashes to Ashes
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      A young woman dies in a bar, apparently of a heart attack. After the autopsy Quincy is sure that something is not quite as it seems and soon discovers some unsettling facts about her husband.
    • Never a Child
      Never a Child
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      After performing an autopsy on a young woman Quincy finds out about a man called' Uncle Harry'. He preys on young girls, runaways, who arrive in Los Angeles alone and scared. Quincy helps Carol Treager, who runs a home for runaways whose lease is about to run out, to not only track down a missing young girl who was seen in the company of ‘Uncle Harry' but to also try and get a new place for her and ‘her' kids.moreless
    • Memories of Allison
      Memories of Allison
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Sam and Quincy are attending a job fair for students when a woman falls down an escalator, just after shouting at someone who has been following her. While she is in hospital it is discovered she has a severe case of posttraumatic amnesia. A high price assassin is caught in her hospital room not long afterwards and leads to even more interest in who she is and why someone would want her dead.moreless
    • For Love of Joshua
      For Love of Joshua
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      A doctor persuades a couple that their new baby, which was born with Down's syndrome, will not have any life outside of hospitals and institutions. The child is then allowed to starve to death, something that causes a second doctor to ask for the original one to be charged with murder. Quincy investigates and finds out more about how children with Down's syndrome are treated in the world. To do this he visits a family that look after six children on their own.moreless
    • An Ounce of Prevention
      An Ounce of Prevention
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      While completing the autopsy of a construction worker who fell to his death Quincy spots some unusual abnormalities. He gets Sam to run some further tests to see if there was anything that could have made the man fall. The results show that he was killed by a large amount of pesticides, pesticides that were covering the tomatoes he had for lunch. Follow up investigations show that a dumpsite near the town of Rosewood is leaking. The chemicals are infecting the ground in and around the dumpsite and town.moreless
    • Sweet Land of Liberty
      Sweet Land of Liberty
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      A policeman is killed while on a routine visit to a house. The killer turns out to be an old friend of Sam's, the gentlest man Sam has ever known. Arrested he admits that he killed the policeman and then, while in a cell, kills himself. Sam is determined to find out what changed his friend and investigates. He finds radiation in the jawbone and uncovers the story of a military experience in Germany that involved torture and, possibly, the force-feeding of a radioactive drug. Can Sam prove that this is what caused his friend to kill and restore his good name?moreless
    • A Small Circle of Friends
      A Small Circle of Friends
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      A roundup of prostitutes follows the death of an athlete who contracted a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea.
    • A Night to Raise the Dead
      A Night to Raise the Dead
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      After four nights of continuous rain a man finds a body by his car. It had been washed down the mountains and ended up in his front yard. Once Quincy has completed the autopsy he announces that the man died of typhoid, an extremely infectious disease. The man had been illegally buried in the cemetery at the top of the mountain very recently. Quincy wants the whole cemetery checked to see if there are more infectious bodies buried up there but he comes up against a barrel load of red tape trying to get this authorized.moreless
    • Sword of Honor, Blade of Death
      Sword of Honor, Blade of Death
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      Michael Moroshima, a cop working undercover with the Asian task force and Sam's best friend, is killed while listening in on a deal between the Yakuza and the Mafia. Sam explains to Quincy all about the Yakuza and the Japanese code of honor that means his friend's father will try to find his son's killer and exact revenge. Sam tries to prevent this from happening but finds himself getting into deeper trouble himself.moreless
    • TKO
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      Two days after winning a boxing championship a young boxer collapses and dies while looking at new cars. At the same time Danny's chef, Alfredo, goes to a cheap doctor for a hernia operation. A routine procedure but he dies during it. Quincy's investigations lead to a connection between the two. Frustrated with Quincy never being around when he needs him Asten supplies him with a pager. That way he can contact Quincy whenever he wants, much to the annoyance of Quincy.moreless
    • Dead Stop
      Dead Stop
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      A truck driver dies just days after being splashed by a caustic chemical he was illegally dumping. Quincy uncovers the cause of his death and investigates further, trying to find where the chemicals were dumped before it rains and a dangerous chemical cloud is created.
    • Mode of Death
      Mode of Death
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      An evangelist whose church is being investigated by the government is found dead in a motel room., drugs and alcohol at his bedside table. Quincy is told to come up with the mode of death quickly, everyone wants to know how, and why, he died. The scientific results are borderline so Quincy asks Asten to authorize a psychological autopsy.moreless
    • Scream to the Skies
      Scream to the Skies
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      Quincy investigates a plane crash at sea and discovers that most of the victims died needlessly.
    • No Way to Treat a Patient
      No Way to Treat a Patient
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      A young physician may lose his license over his alleged mishandling of a gunshot victim.
    • An Act of Violence
      An Act of Violence
      Season 8 - Episode 22

      While performing followup investigative work of the murder of an elderly woman in her own apartment, Quincy is mugged and brutally beaten by the same thugs responsible for the woman's death. He has the presence of mind to direct the paramedics to take him back to the morgue so that Sam can collect evidence from his body before treatment, which leads to a quick arrest. However, Quincy's lasting psychological trauma from the incident may result in the perpetrators walking free.

    • The Winning Edge
      The Winning Edge
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      While investigating the sudden death of a high school gymnast Quincy begins to think that her teacher was giving her and her other students more than just coaching and advice. His discoveries lead him to think that she has been supplying them with steroids and other drugs.
    • Quincy's Wedding (2)
      Quincy's Wedding (2)
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      Emily calls off the wedding when Quincy fails to make it to the rehearsal, the last straw as far as she is concerned. Quincy seems to be more interested in the tales Edna has to tell about her husbands' death. Was it murder as she claims or are her statements just the ravings of a mad woman?moreless
    • Who Speaks for the Children?
      Who Speaks for the Children?
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      Polly Carmody, a young 9 year old girl, is murdered and found in a refuse bin. The police quickly pick up a suspect but Lt. Alex Markasian thinks that he doesn't fit the profile of a child murderer. He is much more interested in the fact that the 'father' of Polly is in fact her stepfather, and has only been in the house for a couple of months. When the arrested suspects blood type doesn't match the blood found on the victioms clothing Donald Thompson, the stepfather, becomes an even more likely suspect. This is made even more likely when Alex and Quincy discover some disturbing things in Thompsons' background.moreless
    • Quincy's Wedding (1)
      Quincy's Wedding (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      Quincy and Emily's wedding is fast approaching and there are many things that still need arranging. Emily has brought in Winslow, a wedding arranger to help. While the wedding arrangements are proceeding a body comes into the coroner's office, an old man who died of natural causes in a rest home, just after his 65th wedding anniversary. After the autopsy the wife of the deceased man, Edna, comes in to see Quincy and tells him that she killed her husband.moreless
    • Riot
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Quincy and Sam are called to a prison to help investigate the murder of one of the inmates. Once there they soon find themselves held hostage by the prisoners when they begin a riot.
    • The Cutting Edge
      The Cutting Edge
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      Kenny Kelso, a young father, is seriously injured in a work accident and loses his arm. His arm is found and the paramedics take both him and his limb to a new place, Experiment Hope, where it may be possible to reattach them. The Doctor in charge, Gabriel McCracken, is the man behind the revolutionary new techniques and does everything he can to make sure that Kenny will be able to use his arm again.moreless
    • Promises to Keep
      Promises to Keep
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      Quincy and Sam have to stay late, going over work that was completed by a Medical Examiner who, it turned out, wasn't qualified for the job. This makes Quincy miss yet another date with Lynne, his current girlfriend. When they do get together she proposes to him. He turns her down because he remembers how he treated Helen, his first wife. He was always working and never spending enough time with her. Later he feels guilty and decides to go and see Lynne and propose to her himself.moreless
    • Unhappy Hour
      Unhappy Hour
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      Dr. Asten's niece is involved in a car accident while drunk and it is up to Quincy to try and establish whether she was the driver of the car or whether it was her friend, who died in the crash, who was driving. Asten gets Quincy to swap jobs with him for a day so that he can find out how hard it is to run the place.moreless
    • Next Stop, Nowhere
      Next Stop, Nowhere
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      Emily comes to see Quincy about a young 18 year-old boy he has just completed an autopsy on. He died while slamdancing at a punk rock club, killed while dancing to lyrics about death, lack of hope and violence. She had been counseling his girlfriend Abby and is worried about her. Quincy's report declares that the punk music Zack listened to was a part of the cause of his death but the main reason was an ice pick in his back. Punk music and its lyrics come under the spotlight as Quincy tries to find evidence to prove who killed Zack.moreless
    • Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter?

      Morris Perlmutter, a retired member of a Vaudevillian troupe that Quincy idolized during his youth, resurfaces after many years at the funeral of another former member of the troupe, who was shot dead during a home burglary. A local theater director asks the man to come out of retirement to play the lead in a production about aging and dying that will be broadcast on live television, but he fears his diminished ability to memorize lines may be due to senility.

    • Guns Don't Die
      Guns Don't Die
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      A man is mugged and killed in a park, fortunately the killer is quickly found and arrested. Sometime later a gang member kills a young boy. The autopsy shows that the same gun killed the boy and the mugged man. Quincy takes it upon himself to track down the weapon and make sure that it cannot be used to kill anyone else.moreless
    • No Way to Treat a Flower
      No Way to Treat a Flower
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Quincy investigates the death of a teenager who smoked marijuana treated with a chemical that stimulates plant growth.
    • Gentle into the Night
      Gentle into the Night
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      Searching for a way to improve the way he interacts with grief-stricken family members, Quincy seeks advice from Dr. Pendleton, a psychiatrist who counsels people with terminal illnesses. Tyne Daly guest stars.
    • Bitter Pill
      Bitter Pill
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      After a teenager dies from taking a seemingly harmless pill, Quincy sets out to shut down the highly dangerous, but legal, trade in ‘look-alike' drugs. He tries to find out why it is legal to make such pills and concentrates on closing down a small, local shop that sells the pills.moreless
    • Dear Mummy
      Dear Mummy
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      The smuggling of Nazi-held gems from Cairo to Los Angeles in an Egyptian mummy leaves several corpses in its wake.
    • Stolen Tears
      Stolen Tears
      Season 7 - Episode 18

      A man who was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp is run down and killed after he recognizes the man as his former tormentor in the camp. He manages to get a message sent to his friend, Heime, before his death and he tries to convince Quincy that it was murder, not an accident. At the same time Heime, who runs a Holocaust museum, has to deal with a rich, powerful man who spends his time proclaiming that the Holocaust never happened.

    • Semper-Fidelis
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Quincy is asked to do an autopsy on the body of a marine who died in an accident during his training. Harry Collier, a friend of Quincy's wants him to give a second opinion, to stop the press from calling the death a cover up. What Quincy finds though is what he thinks is evidence of a murder and he goes to the base to find out what did happen to cause the young soldiers death, and if necessary who caused it.moreless
    • Cover-Up
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      A nurse seeks help from Quincy when a heart-attack victim dies at the medical center where she works. Her boss and the two doctors involved want her help in trying to cover up the true circumstances of what happened. She fears for her job if she doesn't help and her career if she does.moreless
    • Vigil of Fear
      Vigil of Fear
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      A group of concerned citizens patrol their neighborhood to help keep crime off the streets. After chasing an armed criminal into a warehouse a gun battle takes place and they shoot the man. When examining the body Quincy proves he hadn't fired a gun and was so drunk he couldn't even have stood up at the time. He was not, and could not have been the thief they chased into the building. The vigilantes now look as if they are going to be charged with murder, will Quincy be able to help them?moreless
    • The Mourning After
      The Mourning After
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      A fraternity ‘hazing' stunt goes badly wrong and a young man, Cary Stadler, dies. The other students panic and cover up how he died by placing his body in another place. Seeing as Quincy is the ME who deals with the case their attempt is very quickly uncovered. He proves that the story they are telling the police is complete fabrication. Proving they were involved and proving exactly what happened are two completely different things though, and there seems to be nothing that the police can arrest the boys for.moreless