Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

The WORST episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Every episode of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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 Most Fatal Disease
star
6.73
15 votes

#1 - The Most Fatal Disease

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/1/1997

Kid Cole and Sister Ruth visit Dr. Mike at a difficult time in their marriage.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Chris Abbott
Birdman
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6.79
14 votes

#2 - Birdman

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/18/1998

Michaela worries about Brian's friendship with an eccentric man who thinks he is a bird.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writer: Joel Ziskin
Ready or Not
star
6.83
18 votes

#3 - Ready or Not

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/13/1995

Dr. Mike and Sully go to Reverend Johnson for a honest discussion regarding their upcoming marriage. After originally agreeing they have no conflicts, the couple begin reliving their past difficulties since they first met.

Directors: Jerome R. London
The Body Electric
star
6.94
17 votes

#4 - The Body Electric

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/5/1997

Brian takes a liking to visiting writer Walt Whitman, even when the townspeople shun Whitman over rumors of his alternative lifestyle.

Directors: Gwen Arner
Season of Miracles
star
6.95
19 votes

#5 - Season of Miracles

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/21/1996

As Christmas approaches, Brian questions his faith when he learns that Dr. Mike cannot save the sight of the Reverend.

Directors: Carl Binder
Writer: Carl Binder
The Expedition (2)
star
6.95
19 votes

#6 - The Expedition (2)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/18/1995

Dr. Mike injures herself after the other women have turned back on their quest to climb Pike's Peak. Sully steps in for his wife on the council to thwart Jake and Preston's casino plans. Grace, Myra, and Dorothy change their minds and head back up the mountain.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Baby Outlaws
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6.95
20 votes

#7 - Baby Outlaws

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/25/1995

A teenage Belle Star robs the saloon with the Younger brothers and is shot. Dr. Mike takes her home in an effort to show her a real home life, attempting to turn her from her life of crime.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Legend
star
7.00
17 votes

#8 - Legend

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/16/1996

Dr. Mike, Sully and Matthew team up with a legendary marshal in order to nab the thieves who wounded Matthew during a bank robbery.

Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writer: Carl Binder
A Washington Affair (2)
star
7.00
13 votes

#9 - A Washington Affair (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/1994

Arriving in Washington, Dr. Mike and Sully find it difficult to find anyone to listen to their concerns. Sully is arrested for army desertion while a plot against the president is overheard. Michaela must break Sully out of jail to expose the conspiracy.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Money Trouble
star
7.00
22 votes

#10 - Money Trouble

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/1994

When money becomes short for Sully, he tries everything to make ends meet rather than accept help from Dr. Mike.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
What is Love?
star
7.04
23 votes

#11 - What is Love?

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/11/1995

The town puts on a production of "Romeo and Juliet". Brian tries to learn what love is so he can write a paper for school.

Directors: Daniel Attias
Writer: Carl Binder
Happily Ever After
star
7.06
18 votes

#12 - Happily Ever After

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/11/1998

Hank captures Cloud Dancing and gets the army to send him to a reservation far away. Jake and Teresa marry, despite her aunt's disapproval.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Rick Najera
The Dam
star
7.06
18 votes

#13 - The Dam

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/11/1997

In a case of mistaken motivation, a judge sends Sully to prison after he is spotted with criminals bent on stopping the construction of a dam.

Directors: Alan J. Levi
Malpractice
star
7.06
18 votes

#14 - Malpractice

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/1996

Dr. Mike is charged with malpractice and must stop treating patients during the lawsuit, leaving medical matters to the young and reluctant Dr. Cook.

Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writer: Peter Dunne
Before the Dawn
star
7.10
21 votes

#15 - Before the Dawn

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/1997

Horace attempts suicide after his wife, Myra, leaves him, prompting Dr. Mike to send for her and their young daughter.

Directors: James Keach
Writer: Carl Binder
The First Christmas
star
7.10
21 votes

#16 - The First Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/10/1994

The town's Christmas spirit is in question when a family who are Jewish immigrants moves to town.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Farewell Appearance
star
7.10
20 votes

#17 - Farewell Appearance

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/25/1997

Dr. Mike's Uncle Theodore, a concert pianist, sees in Brian not only a talented musician, but his own dead son.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Life in the Balance
star
7.10
20 votes

#18 - Life in the Balance

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/4/1998

Chinese immigrants set up camp. Dr. Quinn discovers a young woman posing as a man in order to practice medicine, which is forbidden in her culture. Her Grandfather is stunned, but supportive.

Directors: Gwen Arner
Writer: Chris Abbott
Ladies' Night (1)
star
7.15
20 votes

#19 - Ladies' Night (1)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/26/1994

Dr. Mike discovers a lump in Dorothy's breast and tries to convince her to have surgery. Hank tries Ladies Night at the saloon, and Jake and Loren have a plan to get free drinks. Colleen deals with hurtful boyish pranks from classmates.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Separate But Equal
star
7.16
19 votes

#20 - Separate But Equal

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/7/1996

Grace and Robert E. encounter fierce opposition when they attempt to enroll their son in the town's all-white school.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Dorothy's Book
star
7.16
25 votes

#21 - Dorothy's Book

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/4/1995

Dorothy gets her book about the town published, but the townsfolk read her depiction of them differently than she intended.

Directors: Chuck Bowman
Remember Me
star
7.17
18 votes

#22 - Remember Me

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/1996

A sick and ragged prospector wanders into town and Jake Slicker recognizes the man as his father, who abandoned him years before.

Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writer: Steven Baum
Los Americanos
star
7.17
18 votes

#23 - Los Americanos

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/1996

Dr. Mike's attempts to befriend a Latin American woman are rebuffed; the Reverend Johnson searches for a teacher to take his place.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Writer: Kathryn Ford
Halloween III
star
7.18
22 votes

#24 - Halloween III

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1995

Elderly Abner Foley comes to town looking for alternative treatment and a very friendly dog adopts Jake Slicker. The rest of the town looks forward to the costume party but first Brian must face a very big fear.

Directors: Jerome R. London
Vengeance
star
7.19
16 votes

#25 - Vengeance

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/25/1998

U.S. Marshall Elias Burch asks Matthew, still a student of law, to defend him when he's accused of murder.

Directors: Jerome R. London

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