History Series / DrQuinnMedicineWoman

31st Jan '18 4:25:59 PM XFllo
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* AgeGapRomance:
** Jack Slicker (a young guy in his late twenties, early thirties) falls in love and courts Dorothy, a woman in her late forties.
** Loren (an older guy) has a brief passionate relationship with Mike's sister Marjorie (in her late thirties, early forties). Mike's family doesn't approve. Tragically, Marjorie dies of sudden illness.



* MayDecemberRomance:
** Loren and Mike's sister Marjorie (the two actors are married in RealLife).
** Jake and Dorothy could count as well.
2nd Nov '17 8:27:38 PM HylianShieldmaiden
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** In the final season, an epidemic hits, killing Colleen's best friend and Dr. Mike's sister, who Loren was romancing at the time. A man who hates all doctors shoots her in her office and the rest of the episode deals with her post-traumatic stress. Sully is almost killed, Dr. Quinn miscarries their second child and IllChild Anthony dies as a result of kidney failure brought on from being exposed to the aforementioned epidemic, leading his parents to nearly split up. Finally, Preston goes bankrupt and is forced to leverage his inn as collateral.

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** In the final season, an epidemic hits, killing Colleen's best friend and Dr. Mike's sister, who Loren was romancing at the time. A man who hates all doctors shoots her in her office and the rest of the episode deals with her post-traumatic stress. Sully is almost killed, Dr. Quinn miscarries their second child and IllChild Anthony dies as a result of kidney failure brought on from being exposed to the aforementioned epidemic, by sickle cell anemia, leading his parents to nearly split up. Finally, Preston goes bankrupt and is forced to leverage his inn as collateral.



** Loren's sister Olive [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abruptly disappears between seasons without any explanation]] (although several years later, we learn she moved even further out west). In her place, Loren's sister-in-law (whom he had a romance with before marrying her sister) comes to town, fleeing an abusive husband and assumes the same role as Olive had as Mike's friend and confidante.

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** Loren's sister Olive [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abruptly disappears between seasons without any explanation]] (although several years later, we learn she moved even further out west).died of spotted fever during a cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail). In her place, Loren's sister-in-law (whom he had a romance with before marrying her sister) comes to town, fleeing an abusive husband and assumes the same role as Olive had as Mike's friend and confidante.



** Kathleen, the titular "Another Woman", though not by choice - she was kidnapped by the tribe as a young girl and brought up as one of them.
* WholePlotReference: Sully's backstory, as mentioned above, bears much similarity to the plot of ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', as does Kathleen's, which is virtually identical to that of Stands With A Fist (kidnapped by the tribe at such a young age that she has virtually no memory of her past life and can barely speak English)

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** Kathleen, Catherine, the titular "Another Woman", though not by choice - she was kidnapped by the tribe as a young girl and brought up as one of them.
* WholePlotReference: Sully's backstory, as mentioned above, bears much similarity to the plot of ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', as does Kathleen's, Catherine's, which is virtually identical to that of Stands With A Fist (kidnapped by the tribe at such a young age that she has virtually no memory of her past life and can barely speak English)
30th Oct '17 9:22:39 PM SomberCaelifera
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Once in the [[TheWildWest town]] of Colorado Springs Dr. Quinn becomes one of its prominent citizens, although she still has to fight for her reputation as a doctor. She meets Sully (Joe Lando), a MountainMan, and Charlotte, a midwife who in the pilot dies and asks Dr. Mike to raise her children. Michaela thus becomes a mother to three children, Matthew, Colleen, and Brian to provide further storyline fuel.

The series was a success for CBS, where it anchored a Saturday night line-up of family friendly shows like ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''. However, behind the scenes, Joe Lando's disliked how the show had effectively typecasted him. There were even plans to have his character KilledOffForReal, but a huge protest from the fanbase made this impossible. So there was a compromnise that Sully was to survive, but the actor would be allowed to be absent from several episodes from the last season.

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Once in the [[TheWildWest town]] of Colorado Springs Springs, Dr. Quinn becomes one of its prominent citizens, although she still has to fight for her reputation as a doctor. She meets Sully (Joe Lando), a MountainMan, and Charlotte, a midwife who in the pilot dies and asks Dr. Mike to raise her children. Michaela thus becomes a mother to three children, Matthew, Colleen, and Brian to provide further storyline fuel.

The series was a success for CBS, where it anchored a Saturday night line-up of family friendly shows like ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''. However, behind the scenes, Joe Lando's Lando disliked how the show had effectively typecasted him. There were even plans to have his character KilledOffForReal, but a huge protest from the fanbase made this impossible. So there was a compromnise compromise that Sully was to survive, but the actor would be allowed to be absent from several episodes from the last season.
19th Oct '17 7:44:38 PM DrOO7
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* YouNeedToGetLaid: After Hank insults Mike, she angrily snaps, "Well, I never!" Hank snidely follows up with, "Maybe that's the problem." Later, as Sully and Mike's wedding day approaches, Hank notices Sully's bad mood and snarks, "What's the matter with Sully? You think he'd be happy that he's finally going to get to--", before being cut off by the Reverend.
** When Hank shows up drunk at Horace and Myra's engagement party, Loren angrily tells him, "We've had enough of you." Hanks snaps right back, "You ain't had ''any'', old man! ''That's'' your problem!"
11th Oct '17 11:02:28 PM DrOO7
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* BabiesEverAfter: Among many other happy events in the series finale, Grace tells Robert E. that she's pregnant.
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.
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