Quincy, M.E.

Season 8 Episode 21

Suffer the Little Children

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 23, 1983 on NBC
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Suffer the Little Children

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.


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