The BEST Episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 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.

Washita: Part 1

#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.

star 8.75
16 votes
Directors: James Keach
Writers: Kathryn Ford, Julie Kirgo
When a Child is Born: Part 1

#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.

star 8.73
15 votes
Directors: James Keach
Writers: Carl Binder
Hearts and Minds

#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.

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Andrew Lipsitz
Vengeance

#4 - 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.

star 8.38
13 votes
Writers: Philip Gerson
Eye for an Eye

#5 - 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".

star 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Kathryn Ford
The Incident

#6 - 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.

star 8.28
29 votes
Cooper vs. Quinn: Part 1

#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.

star 8.26
19 votes
Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writers: Sara Davidson
A New Beginning

#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.

star 8.26
19 votes
Fifi's First Christmas

#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.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Jerry Jameson
Writers: Carl Binder
Last Chance

#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.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Gwen Arner
Writers: Carl Binder
A Matter of Conscience

#11 - 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.

star 8.15
13 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Chris Abbott
The Cattle Drive: Part 2

#12 - 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.

star 8.10
20 votes
Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writers: Sara Davidson
For Better or Worse: Part 2

#13 - 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.

star 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Gwen Arner
Writers: Beth Sullivan
Ladies' Night: Part 2

#14 - 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.

star 8.07
14 votes
Writers: Toni Graphia
Last Dance

#15 - 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.

star 8.06
16 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Chris Abbott
Dead or Alive: Part 2

#16 - 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.

star 8.05
19 votes
Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writers: Carl Binder
Giving Thanks

#17 - Giving Thanks

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.04
24 votes
Directors: Michele Lee
Writers: Toni Perling
Return Engagement (1)

#18 - Return Engagement (1)

Season 2 - Episode 26

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

star 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Gwen Arner
Writers: Sara Davidson
The Permanence of Change

#19 - 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.

star 8.00
17 votes
Directors: Jerry Jameson
Writers: Carl Binder, Beth Sullivan
Traveling All-Stars

#20 - Traveling All-Stars

Season 4 - Episode 2

Loren convinces the town to pay a baseball team to visit for an exhibition game against the town's team. The two teams will share the ticket sales, but problems arise when it's discovered Loren didn't read the fine print.

star 8.00
23 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Carl Binder, Josef Anderson, Sara Davidson, Toni Graphia, Toni Perling
Brother's Keeper

#21 - Brother's Keeper

Season 4 - Episode 4

Brian's dog Pup gets bitten by a rabid raccoon. Then Matthew's fiancée gives the dog water. She also gets bitten.

star 8.00
24 votes
Directors: Jerry London
Writers: Burt Prelutsky, Kathryn Ford
Dead or Alive: Part 1

#22 - 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.

star 8.00
19 votes
Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writers: Carl Binder
All That Glitters

#23 - 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.

star 8.00
20 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Jennifer Tait
Between Friends/A House Divided: Part 2

#24 - 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.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: James Keach
Writers: Eric Tuchman
The Homecoming

#25 - 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.

star 8.00
14 votes
Directors: James Keach
Writers: Carl Binder