Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

The BEST episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Every episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman!

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.

Last Updated: 11/17/2022Network:CBS
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The Incident
star
9.08
64 votes

#1 - The Incident

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/6/1993

While hunting, Jake accidentally kills the Cheyenne brave Little Eagle and Sully tries to keep the peace between the Cheyenne and the town.

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The Great American Medicine Show
star
8.73
97 votes

#2 - The Great American Medicine Show

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/13/1993

When Doc Eli, a medicine-show man, arrives in town professing to have created the perfect bottled elixir, Mike sets out to call his bluff, especially when her children's health becomes jeopardized.

Directors: Richard Heffron
Writer: Toni Perling
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The Circus
star
8.73
51 votes

#3 - The Circus

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/15/1994

When a former circus performer and her daughter bring their circus to Colorado Springs, most of the town is recruited as performers.

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Another Woman
star
8.49
53 votes

#4 - Another Woman

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/22/1994

A woman who as been living with Indians for over 10 years is found and brought to Colorado Springs. Tensions rise between Sully and Mike when the girl becomes unusually attached to Sully.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writer: Toni Graphia
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The Offering
star
8.48
56 votes

#5 - The Offering

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/8/1994

The army brings supplies to the Cheyenne as an offering for their land. Dr. Quinn advises them to take the supplies in order to ease their suffering through the harsh winters. However, the supplies harbor a hidden surprise for the Cheyenne.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Toni Perling
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The Operation
star
8.48
67 votes

#6 - The Operation

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/8/1993

While out on a walk with Sully, Brian climbs a tree to show he could fly like the eagle in Sully's story but falls and hits his head. At first every thing seems fine and the town gets ready to build a school house. Brian is really excited about it and goes to help Lorne but loses his sight. Lorne rushes him to Dr. Mike. Although she is certain of what it is she does not know how to fix it. She wires for a doctor in Boston to advise as to nearest specialist. Dr. Mike refuses to leave his bed side and when they finally get word that the specialist is coming they find that he had slipped into a coma. Sully finally shows back up after being gone for 2 days and Michaela being so scared blames Sully. When they find that the stage will take longer to get here Dr. Mike realizes that there is not other way but to do the operation herself.

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Between Friends/A House Divided (2)
star
8.43
14 votes

#7 - Between Friends/A House Divided (2)

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/15/1997

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.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Eric Tuchman
Running Ghost
star
8.38
97 votes

#8 - Running Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/27/1993

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.

Directors: James Keach
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Luck of the Draw
star
8.33
57 votes

#9 - Luck of the Draw

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/5/1994

Matthew gets hooked on gambling. Rev. Johnson's past catches up to him.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Writer: Kathryn Ford
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When a Child is Born (2)
star
8.33
15 votes

#10 - When a Child is Born (2)

Season 4 - Episode 28 - Aired 5/18/1996

Dr. Mike leaves in the night to treat Sully, who was wounded while helping Cloud Dancing. She goes into labor with only Sully to assist her.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Carl Binder
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Where the Heart Is (1)
star
8.29
90 votes

#11 - Where the Heart Is (1)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/1993

Dr. Quinn's mother in Boston is ill. Dr. Quinn takes the children to Boston.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
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The Abduction (1)
star
8.24
58 votes

#12 - The Abduction (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/30/1994

Dr. Mike is abducted by Indians.

Directors: Jerome R. London
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The Secret
star
8.21
62 votes

#13 - The Secret

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/15/1993

A woman dies and they find a hidden boy at her house. Dr. Mike takes the boy in while they try to determine who he is and if he has any family.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Writer: Toni Graphia
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Giving Thanks
star
8.19
32 votes

#14 - Giving Thanks

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/27/1993

There is a drought and no food for the town's Thanksgiving dinner. The townspeople fight over water.

Directors: Michele Lee
Writer: Toni Perling
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Return Engagement (1)
star
8.15
13 votes

#15 - Return Engagement (1)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/21/1994

A stranger with close ties to Dr. Quinn comes to town with an agenda of his own.

Directors: Gwen Arner
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The Cowboy's Lullaby
star
8.09
122 votes

#16 - The Cowboy's Lullaby

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/20/1993

A wandering cowboy abandons his baby boy and leaves him in Dr. Mike's care.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Fifi's First Christmas
star
8.06
17 votes

#17 - Fifi's First Christmas

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/16/1995

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.

Directors: Jerry Jameson
Writer: Carl Binder
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Hearts and Minds
star
8.06
18 votes

#18 - Hearts and Minds

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/9/1996

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.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
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The Healing
star
8.02
160 votes

#19 - The Healing

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/23/1993

Loren, the unforgiving father-in-law, threatens to take back Sully's homestead.

Directors: Gwen Arner
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A Time to Heal (2)
star
8.00
21 votes

#20 - A Time to Heal (2)

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1997

Dr. Mike struggles to control the diphtheria outbreak and disagrees with Andrew on whether to use a new treatment.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
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A Matter of Conscience
star
8.00
20 votes

#21 - A Matter of Conscience

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/1997

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.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writer: Chris Abbott
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Dead or Alive (2)
star
8.00
19 votes

#22 - Dead or Alive (2)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/10/1996

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.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writer: Carl Binder
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For Better or Worse (2)
star
8.00
24 votes

#23 - For Better or Worse (2)

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 5/20/1995

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.

Directors: Gwen Arner
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Heroes
star
8.00
64 votes

#24 - Heroes

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/1/1993

Colleen believes that she loves Sully and that he returns her feelings when he saves her from a runaway wagon. She and her friends had been reading romance stories in a weekly publication and in one of them the woman is captured but writes a letter to her love, and he saves her. She decides to write a letter to Sully and goes into the mountains in hopes that he will find her. Lewis finally gets the letter to Sully by giving it to Dr. Mike who reads it first and informs Sully of what was going on. Hank accuses Grace of trying to poison him with her cooking.

Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writer: Toni Perling
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Law Of The Land
star
7.96
158 votes

#25 - Law Of The Land

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/16/1993

When a starving orphaned immigrant takes desperate measures to feed his siblings, the only thing standing between him and a noose is Kid Cole, the new sheriff.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Toni Perling
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