Quincy, M.E.

Season 8 Episode 8

Next Stop, Nowhere

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 01, 1982 on NBC
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Next Stop, Nowhere
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

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  • Hollywood vs Youth Culture

    You know what's funny about Hollywood trying to tackle Important Issues Involving Youth Culture through the medium of a preachy 60 minute drama? Just about everything! Remember 90210's "rave" episode? Pure comedy.

    Well it turns out Quincy did the same thing with punk rock music about 10 years earlier. If you can catch this one in reruns, do it!

    Quincy's friend's kid is into punk rock, which they assume means he's destined for a life of hell if not an early grave. There's a talk show segment where Quincy debates the members of the band "Mayhem" about the relevance of their "art". It's unintentionally hilarious.

    This is the sort of episode that I think was designed to get parents talking to their kids. "Son, are you SURE you're not into nihilism? Because your mother and I will love you anyway. You've got so much to live for!"

    Anyway, pure comedy goldmine. Check it out.moreless
Anita Gillette

Anita Gillette

Dr. Emily Hanover (1982-1983)

John Nolan

John Nolan

John, Danny's Bartender

Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman

Dr. Quincy

Val Bisoglio

Val Bisoglio

Danny Tovo

James A. Watson Jr.

James A. Watson Jr.

District Attorney Jim Barnes

Robert Ito

Robert Ito

Sam Fujiyama

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Melora Hardin previously appeared in the season 5 episode "Never a Child" as a runaway who was lured in by a child pornographer.  She is best known for her role as Jan Levinson on the American version of The Office.

    • This episode has been the object of extraordinary harsh and unobjective criticism. The main blame is that it adjudges the punk scene extremely and failed completely to portray it in a realistic way. Personally, I can't evaluate if these blames are at least partially valid. However, the criticism of some lyrics of punk songs which was done in the episode doesn't seem wrong to me. However, I would say, this episode is not a highlight of the show, seeing the quality of dozens of other episodes in it.

    • Fourth appearance of Emily and the second one, in which she has a major role in (after "Baby Rattlesnakes"),after she did not appear in four episodes in a row before this one.

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