The BEST Episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was a show that focused on Dr. Mike, a woman doctor in a time when that was unheard of. It started with her journey to Colorado Springs to be the town's physician after her father's death in 1868. The show focused around the town that she loved, treated and it also focused on the three children, Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (Erika Flores, later Jessica Bowman) and Brian Cooper (Shawn Toovey), whom she had to raise after their mother died from a rattle snake bite. In the later years, the show focused on Dr. Mike and Sully (Joe Lando) who got married and had a daughter towards the end of the shows successful run.
#1 - Washita: Part 1
Season 3 - Episode 24
Dr. Mike and Sully convince Chief Black Kettle that he should move his starving people to a new reservation. Dr. Mike and Sully are both working on wedding presents for each other.
#2 - When a Child is Born: Part 1
Season 4 - Episode 27
Dr. Mike's mother and sisters arrive with a young Dr. Cook to deliver the baby. Conflict arises between Horace and Myra which ruins Preston's hotel groundbreaking. Sully works to prevent Cloud Dancing's transfer to another reservation.
#3 - Hearts and Minds
Season 4 - Episode 21
Even though Dr. Mike and the Reverend Johnson favor the opening of a Indian school on the reservation, Cloud Dancing sees it as the final destruction of Indian culture.
#4 - Between Friends/A House Divided: Part 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.
#5 - Vengeance
Season 6 - Episode 19
U.S. Marshall Elias Burch asks Matthew, still a student of law, to defend him when he's accused of murder.
#6 - Eye for an Eye
Season 4 - Episode 20
When a stranger is convicted of raping a young girl and murdering an old man, he is sentenced to death. Some people are conflicted about whether or not it is right to take "an eye for an eye".
#7 - Cooper vs. Quinn: Part 1
Season 3 - Episode 17
Colleen and Brian's biological father Ethan returns to town with a new wife, intending to take the children away from Dr. Quinn. The children don't want to go but a court hearing seems to work against the Sully and Dr. Mike, who they consider their parents.
#8 - 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 before starting school. 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, Jake's sale of his half of the Golden Nugget to Preston angers Hank; 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.
#9 - Fifi's First Christmas
Season 4 - Episode 12
Dr. Mike and her family receive an unexpected gift from Boston, a small poodle unsuited to life on the frontier. Brian has his first crush on Sara, Preston is embarrassed by a painful kidney stone, and the Pastor plans a living nativity.
#10 - Last Chance
Season 4 - Episode 24
Dr. Mike, nearing her pregnancy's end, has her plans for scaling back interrupted when Cloud Dancing is stabbed and Emma needs an operation. Matthew wants Emma to leave Hank's employment when she's better.
#11 - The Incident
Season 2 - Episode 4
While hunting, Jake accidentally kills the Cheyenne brave Little Eagle and Sully tries to keep the peace between the Cheyenne and the town.
#12 - A Matter of Conscience
Season 6 - Episode 3
Sully is wanted for treason and murder. In order to keep him safe, Michaela pretends that Sully is dead and has a memorial service for him. Hank and Jake find out Sully is alive. Cloud Dancing and Sully meet with Black Moon.
#13 - The Homecoming
Season 6 - Episode 12
Sully and Michaela are on their way home for Christmas, when they stop to help a couple inexperienced in the wilderness.
#14 - Giving Thanks
Season 2 - Episode 8
There is a drought and no food for the town's Thanksgiving dinner. The townspeople fight over water.
#15 - The Cattle Drive: Part 2
Season 3 - Episode 4
The Cattle Drive continues with various difficulties to overcome including conflicts between Matthew and Sully, cattle rustlers, hungry Indians, and a prairie fire. Dr. Mike delivers a calf, and Sully helps her clean up afterwards.
#16 - For Better or Worse: Part 2
Season 3 - Episode 29
Bolstered by the long-awaited arrival of the railroad, the citizens of Colorado Springs busily prepare for the biggest social event in the town's history, the wedding of Dr. Mike and Sully. The first train carries some surprise visitors, Dr. Mike's mother, Elizabeth, and sisters Marjorie and Rebecca, who have unexpectedly traveled all the way from Boston for the occasion. However, their elaborate wedding plans threaten to ride roughshod over the townsfolk's more homespun arrangements. Sully, meanwhile, is crestfallen to learn that Gen. Custer has placed a bounty on the head of his close friend Cloud Dancing, who he had planned to have as his Best Man.
#17 - Ladies' Night: Part 2
Season 3 - Episode 12
Dr. Mike has a hard time accepting Dorothy's decision not to have the surgery that will save her life. Jake tries to escape the two men who kidnapped him.
#18 - 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.
#19 - A Time to Heal: Part 1
Season 6 - Episode 8
Dr. Mike's mom & sister visit for thanksgiving just as a outbreak of diphtheria hits Colorado Springs.
#20 - Dead or Alive: Part 2
Season 4 - Episode 18
When Ezra Leonard offers a $1000 reward to the capture-dead or alive- of the mountain man who kidnapped his son, Sully's rescue party turns into an unruly mob. Dr. Mike must accept help from Dr. Cassidy to save her pregnancy.
#21 - Running Ghost
Season 1 - Episode 10
The railroad hires men to kill off all the buffalo, which the Cheyenne need to survive, and Sully gets hurt when he tries to stop the men.
#22 - Return Engagement (1)
Season 2 - Episode 26
A stranger with close ties to Dr. Quinn comes to town with an agenda of his own.
#23 - The Permanence of Change
Season 3 - Episode 23
When Dr. Mike becomes the substitute school teacher, the town gets upset when she teaches the children about evolution.
#24 - Dead or Alive: Part 1
Season 4 - Episode 17
When a politician's son is kidnapped by a fierce, legendary mountain man, Sully must lead a rescue party to the remote site where a highly unusual ransom is to be paid.
#25 - All That Glitters
Season 5 - Episode 4
Colleen considers leaving college when the famous singer, Gilda St. Clair, offers her a job traveling the world with her.