- About the Show
She’s the doctor that changed the heart of the West. Starting from the very first episode, watch as Dr. Quinn tears down walls of segregation, saves lives, and inspires with her wild and courageous heart.
The Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Marathon – From the Beginning Lineup:
12pm - PILOT – Guest Star Diane Ladd
The daughter of a Boston physician boldly follows in his footsteps. She leaves luxurious Boston for the frontier town of Colorado Springs, where she finds the citizens reluctant to be treated by a woman doctor. While she struggles to earn their trust, her life is complicated by the responsibility of raising three orphaned children.
2pm - EPIDEMIC
After taking measures to stop the spread of an influenza epidemic sweeping through her new American Frontier town and creating chaos in the community, Dr. Michaela “Mike” Quinn falls prey to the virus herself, threatening the survival of Colorado Springs.
3pm - THE VISITOR – Guest Star Jane Wyman
Mike’s mother visits her daughter in Colorado Springs, but finds her unconventional life on the frontier difficult to accept. Elizabeth Quinn maintains her cool formality with her daughter, grandchildren and the townsfolk until she realizes she cannot afford to lose any of the love left between herself and her daughter.
4pm - LAW OF THE LAND – Guest Star Johnny Cash
When a starving orphaned immigrant takes desperate measures to feed his siblings the people of Colorado Springs want to see the man hanged and the only thing standing between him and a noose is Kid Cole, the new sheriff.
5pm - THE HEALING
Sully’s estranged father-in-law Loren learns that he still owns the deed to Sully’s homestead and wants to take it back, leaving Mike and her kids without a place to live. When Loren falls dangerously ill and faces surgery, he and Sully put the bitterness between them aside, so that Mike can try to save his life.
6pm - FATHER’S DAY
A businessman rides into town and develops an interest in Michaela, she soon learns the man is Ethan, the thieving father of her adopted children. Claiming to be eager for a new chance as a father, Ethan tries to regain the love of his children, but Sully and Michaela discover his real intentions are less than honorable.
7pm - BAD WATER – Guest Star Robert Culp
When the town’s water supply is tainted with mercury by a wealthy mining baron, many people become sick and Dr. Mike threatens the miner to clean it up or have his land taken away.
8pm - GREAT AMERICAN MEDICINE SHOW – Guest Star Robert Culp
When a medicine-show man arrives in town professing to have created the perfect bottled elixir. Mike is suspicious of the man, and after finding Matthew sipping from his bottle she sets out to call his bluff and prove him a fraud.
9pm - A COWBOY’S LULLABY- Guest Star John Schneider
Red McCall a thieving cowhand and single father, rides into town and quickly rides out after first robbing Loren’s store and then leaving his sick baby with Dr. Mike to cure and then find loving parents to adopt him.
10pm - RUNNING GHOST
To clear the path for a railroad, a slick attorney cons the merchants of Colorado Springs into selling out, while skinners slaughter the buffalo and starve the Cheyenne. When Sully confronts the skinners, he is beaten and left for dead, and Dr. Mike fears he may be paralyzed.
11pm - THE PRISONER
General George Custer and his men descend on the Cheyenne Indians, and many are wounded, including Cloud Dancing, who is also captured. Custer reluctantly allows Mike to treat Cloud Dancing, and she and Sully plan an escape plan for him.
12am - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
As Dr. Mike’s birthday approaches the town is planning a surprise party and the kids try their hands at matchmaking. They set Dr. Mike up with Sully — who has a very singular reaction. They then arrange a date for her with the Reverend — to which she has a distinct reaction of her own.
1am - RITE OF PASSAGE
Michaela is crushed when Matthew is determined to forego a university education in order to marry. Frustrated by her overprotectiveness and his desire for independence, Matthew undertakes a “vision quest,” a Cheyenne ceremony in which a man searches for direction. Michaela worries that his quest to discover his manhood may cost him his life.