History Series / DrQuinnMedicineWoman

3rd Sep '17 10:44:29 AM DrOO7
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** Cloud Dancing himself had moments where he displayed a lot of the "they're all the same" attitude towards whites that whites treated the Native Americans with.
3rd Sep '17 10:34:33 AM DrOO7
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* DeathOfAChild: A baby dies in Mike's care and she notes that this isn't the first time it's happened (others presumably took place offscreen), but she's especially rattled this time, as it's the first infant death since the birth of her own child. Later, Anthony (Grace and Robert E.'s adopted son) dies.



* InfantImmortality: Averted. A baby dies in Mike's care and she notes that this isn't the first time it's happened (others presumably took place offscreen), but she's especially rattled this time, as it's the first infant death since the birth of her own child. Later, Anthony (Grace and Robert E.'s adopted son) dies.
21st Aug '17 4:13:48 AM SG_741
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** In another episode, Dr. Mike disguises herself as a man (more like boy, since she looks so young) in order to participate in a males-only horse race. Despite Sully and Matthew's best efforts, she's still quite attractive. Myra flirts with "him" and has to be told that, "He's shy."

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** In another episode, Dr. Mike disguises herself as a man (more like boy, since she looks so young) in order to participate in a males-only horse race. Despite Sully and Matthew's best efforts, she's still quite attractive. Myra flirts starts flirting with "him" and has to be told that, upon realizing that it's Dr. Mike, helps cover for "him" and tells everyone "He's shy."
21st Aug '17 1:14:58 AM SG_741
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** To add to Hank's redeemable moments, we find out at the end of Season 1 that [[spoiler: he has an autistic son, the progeny of one of his "girls." Unfortunately, perhaps as a result of his screwing around outside of the covenant of marriage, not only was his son born mentally troubled, that woman died, and it left Hank with terrible heartbreak because he actually loved her. Any time someone mocks his son's intelligence, it gets him angry enough to threaten them with bodily harm, even including Loren. He helps send the gifted boy to art school.]]

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** To add to Hank's redeemable moments, we find out at the end of Season 1 that [[spoiler: he has an autistic son, the progeny of one of his "girls." Unfortunately, perhaps as a result of his screwing around outside of the covenant of marriage, not only was his son born mentally troubled, that woman died, and it left Hank with terrible heartbreak because he actually loved her. Any time someone mocks his son's intelligence, it gets him angry enough to threaten them with bodily harm, even including Loren. He helps send the gifted boy to art school.]]
21st Jul '17 9:34:52 PM DrOO7
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* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: After Myra shames the entire town for their callous attitude towards the ill Hank, we get a steady stream of people visiting him, urging him to wake up.


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* DefrostingIceQueen: Dr. Quinn herself. Hank taunts her about being "dead inside". While visiting him while he's comatose, she sadly admits that that's true. Presumably, this was born out of losing her fiance and father. Sully actually has to do a lot of work to get her to let her guard down.


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** Myra gives this to the entire town, blasting them, particularly the Reverend, for their hypocrisy and uncaring attitude towards the comatose Hank.
20th Jul '17 11:11:26 PM DrOO7
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** Colleen wears her hair up more and more often as she gets older, as was customary for women of the time.
21st Jun '17 1:10:54 PM DrOO7
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* NotSoDifferent: The townspeople disapprove when Dorothy begins a friendship with Cloud Dancing when she decides to write a book about him. When she visits him on the reservation to apologize for standing him up (intimidated by the heckling), he admits that his tribesmen don't like it either. Dorothy turns and sees the men glaring at them with virtually the same scornful, nasty looks that the townspeople have.
--> '''Dorothy''': Then you understand.
--> '''Cloud Dancing''': That we both live among people who are foolish?
13th Jun '17 10:14:12 AM DrOO7
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The attitude of most of the townspeople towards non-whites, women, etc. is pretty much what you would expect for the time period. Even the black Robert E. initially refuses to let Mike tend to his injuries, and Mike herself is at first apprehensive about the Native Americans, having never even seen them before moving to Colorado Springs, as well as uncomfortable about Brian's friendship with Walt Whitman after hearing rumors about Whitman's sexuality. The issue of corporal punishment is also addressed when Mike complains that the new teacher is abusing the children. But given that this was an accepted practice at the time, the issue is more about if her methods are excessive rather than forbidden.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The attitude of most of the townspeople towards non-whites, women, etc. is pretty much what you would expect for the time period. Even the black Robert E. initially refuses to let Mike tend to his injuries, and Mike herself is at first apprehensive about the Native Americans, having never even seen them before moving to Colorado Springs, as well as uncomfortable about Brian's friendship with Walt Whitman after hearing rumors about Whitman's sexuality. And when she and Andrew discuss it, they mention treatment (obviously unheard of today), which is placement in an asylum (also unheard of today). The issue of corporal punishment is also addressed when Mike complains that the new teacher is abusing the children. But given that this was an accepted practice at the time, the issue is more about if her methods are excessive rather than forbidden.
13th Jun '17 10:03:33 AM DrOO7
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* AlasPoorVillain: Preston's a Grade-A jerk, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him when you see that his father is one as well, when the opening of his hotel is a disaster--and this happens in front of said father, who he's [[WellDoneSonGuy clearly trying to impress]]. Then, in the series finale, there's a stock market crash which forces him to abandon all his business ventures and leave town--and for all his flaws, he's never once portrayed as corrupt, so this was an honest mistake on his part.



* CircusEpisode: An traveling circus comes to town and entices the townspeople to participate.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When the Klan is terrorizing Grace and Robert E., a group of them surround Grace and hold her down while they cut her hair as she sobs hysterically. The scene is very reminiscent of a rape, especially when you remember that black women frequently suffered this ordeal at the hands of white men during this period in time--and the way it's filmed raises the possibility that this ''did'' happen.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When the Klan is terrorizing Grace and Robert E., a group of them surround Grace and hold her down while they cut her hair as she sobs hysterically. The scene is very reminiscent of a rape, especially when you remember that black women frequently suffered this ordeal at the hands of white men during this period in time--and the way it's filmed and the way she acts afterwards raises the possibility that this ''did'' happen.
8th Jun '17 8:21:56 AM DrOO7
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** Hank is the local purveyor of whores and booze, a racist, and a bigot, but he occasionally goes out of his way to help someone or show that he cares; i.e. when he comes to [[spoiler: Myra and Horace's wedding]]. He's also one of the few people who doesn't shun the Jewish family who comes to town (he reveals that a group of Jews once saved his life). And despite his frequent clashes with Mike, he completely freaks out when she's shot.

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** Hank is the local purveyor of whores and booze, a racist, and a bigot, but he occasionally goes out of his way to help someone or show that he cares; i.e. when he comes to [[spoiler: Myra and Horace's wedding]]. He's also one of the few people who doesn't shun the Jewish family who comes to town (he reveals that a group of Jews once saved his life). And despite his frequent clashes with Mike, he completely freaks out when she's shot.shot--but handles like a pro, immediately rushing to get her help and putting pressure on the wound so that she doesn't bleed out.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hank goads Mike into giving him one--by giving ''her'' one.
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