Medicine Woman

Medicine Woman

1993 - 1998, Drama, Western, Science
A female doctor in the 1880s fights for acceptance in Colorado.
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Episode Guide

  • Medicine Woman - A New Beginning (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    A New Beginning

    Medical student Colleen accepts Andrew's proposal; Preston offers to buy Jake's share of the Golden Nugget.

  • Medicine Woman - The Fight (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    The Fight

    After the death of his son and the breakup of his marriage, furious Robert E. fights a visiting boxing champion.

  • Medicine Woman - To Have and to Hold (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    To Have and to Hold

    Mike and Sully reminisce about ups and downs of their relationship when a head injury forces Mike to stay awake or risk a coma.

  • Medicine Woman - Vengeance (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:


    Matthew (Chad Allen) defends lawman Elias Burch (guest star Willie Nelson) against charges that he murdered an unarmed ex-con. With Jane Seymour.

  • Medicine Woman - Life in the Balance (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Life in the Balance

    Dr. Quinn (Jane Seymour) befriends a young Chinese woman (guest star Yumi Iwama) who must pretend to be a man so she can practice medicine.

  • Medicine Woman - A Time to Heal (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    A Time to Heal

    Dr. Mike tries to protect her family from a diphtheria epidemic, but her mother and two sisters refuse to leave town.

  • Medicine Woman - A Time to Heal (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    A Time to Heal

    Mike sends the children to Sully's hideout, but her visiting family refuses to leave diphtheria-ravaged Colorado Springs.

  • Medicine Woman - Moment of Truth (Season 5 Episode 26)
    Season 5 Episode 26:

    Moment of Truth

    When Sgt. McKay holds Sully responsible for the Dog Soldiers' attacks, he and Cloud Dancing escape to safer American Indian lands.

  • Medicine Woman - Moment of Truth (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    Moment of Truth

    Defying government orders, Sully becomes a wanted man after he enters an American Indian reservation and helps Cloud Dancing escape.

  • Medicine Woman - The Body Electric (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    The Body Electric

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

  • Medicine Woman - A House Divided (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    A House Divided

    An old friend of Sully's seeks an affair with Dr. Mike while flashing his financial success before the family.

  • Medicine Woman - A House Divided (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    A House Divided

    An old friend of Sully's seeks an affair with Dr. Mike while flashing his financial success before the family.

  • Medicine Woman - Between Friends (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Between Friends

    Sully's wealthy friend Daniel falls for Mike and humiliates Sully with an offer of financial help.

  • Medicine Woman - When a Child Is Born (Season 4 Episode 28)
    Season 4 Episode 28:

    When a Child Is Born

    Cloud Dancing leads pregnant Dr. Mike through the wilderness to Sully; Dr. Cook is forced to perform a major operation.

  • Medicine Woman - When a Child Is Born (Season 4 Episode 27)
    Season 4 Episode 27:

    When a Child Is Born

    Dr. Mike prepares for the birth of her baby; Sully is hurt while trying to rescue Cloud Dancing and others from Sgt. O'Connor and his patrol.

  • Medicine Woman - Dead or Alive (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Dead or Alive

    Sully leaves the unruly rescue party to hunt for Matthew on his own; Dr. Mike's least favorite physician takes over her practice.

  • Medicine Woman - Dead or Alive (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Dead or Alive

    Sully leads the rescue when a boy is kidnapped by a mountain man; Dr. Mike's pregnancy is in danger when she does not take care of herself.

  • Medicine Woman - If You Love Someone ... (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    If You Love Someone ...

    Matthew's grief finally gives way to a new romance, but his heart goes to a woman working for Hank in the brothel.

  • Medicine Woman - Expedition (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:


    Dr. Mike celebrates her birthday by climbing Pikes Peak with Dorothy, Grace and Myra, but ends up injured and alone when her companions turn back.

  • Medicine Woman - Dorothy's Book (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Dorothy's Book

    Dorothy Jennings' book about her experiences in Colorado Springs becomes a best seller, but it angers townsfolk.

  • Medicine Woman - Halloween III (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Halloween III

    Though an elderly patient believes the springs are helping him, Dr. Mike knows his improvements are psychological; Mike wants Sully to play Prince Charming.

  • Medicine Woman - Brother's Keeper (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Brother's Keeper

    Matthew's fiancee, Ingrid, is making final wedding plans when she is attacked by Brian's rabid dog and becomes gravely ill.

  • Medicine Woman - Mothers and Daughters (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Mothers and Daughters

    Mike becomes more absorbed in her new role as wife; rebellious Colleen joins schoolmates for dangerous and questionable escapades.

  • Medicine Woman - Traveling All-Stars (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Traveling All-Stars

    Baseball fever hits town when an all-star team arrives; the townspeople agree to split profits from a match with the traveling challengers.

  • Medicine Woman - A New Life (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A New Life

    Dr. Mike and Sully's return from their honeymoon is marred by the arrival of a greedy banker and Cloud Dancing's hatred of the reservation.

  • Medicine Woman - For Better or Worse (Season 3 Episode 29)
    Season 3 Episode 29:

    For Better or Worse

    The arrival of the railroad brings surprises for Dr. Mike and Sully's (Jane Seymour, Joe Lando) wedding day. With Chad Allen, Jessica Bowman and Shawn Toovey.

  • Medicine Woman - For Better or Worse (Season 3 Episode 28)
    Season 3 Episode 28:

    For Better or Worse

    The arrival of the railroad brings surprises for Dr. Mike and Sully's (Jane Seymour, Joe Lando) wedding day. With Chad Allen, Jessica Bowman and Shawn Toovey.

  • Medicine Woman - Ready or Not (Season 3 Episode 27)
    Season 3 Episode 27:

    Ready or Not

    Dr. Mike and Sully remember the events that have marked their love affair and have second thoughts about their impending nuptials.

  • Medicine Woman - Sully's Recovery (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    Sully's Recovery

    Sully must overcome his spiritual crisis in order to save Loren, who has been critically injured in the wilderness.

  • Medicine Woman - Washita (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:


    As starvation spreads through the Cheyenne nation, Chief Black Kettle decides to take his tribe to land where food and sanctuary have been promised.

  • Medicine Woman - Washita (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:


    As starvation spreads through the Cheyenne nation, Chief Black Kettle decides to take his tribe to land where food and sanctuary have been promised.

  • Medicine Woman - Bone of Contention (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Bone of Contention

    Dr. Mike and Sully try to stop a paleontologist who is digging up Cheyenne burial sites while searching for dinosaur bones.

  • Medicine Woman - Baby Outlaws (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Baby Outlaws

    After the visiting Belle Starr gets into a bar fight, she stays with Dr. Mike and disrupts her peaceful home life.

  • Medicine Woman - Things My Father Never Taught Me (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Things My Father Never Taught Me

    Mike's faith in Robert E. leads her to recommend him for the dangerous job of repairing a steam engine.

  • Medicine Woman - What Is Love? (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    What Is Love?

    Passions explode when the townspeople start casting a production of 'Romeo and Juliet'; Dr. Mike and Sully try to plan a day alone.

  • Medicine Woman - Cooper vs. Quinn (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Cooper vs. Quinn

    The arrival of Colleen and Brian's natural father puts a crimp in Dr. Mike and Sully's adoption plans.

  • Medicine Woman - Cooper vs. Quinn (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Cooper vs. Quinn

    Mike and Sully attempt to adopt Brian and Colleen, but the arrival of their birth father and his wife complicates their plans.

  • Medicine Woman - Pike's Peace (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Pike's Peace

    Mike meets a kindred soul in an older woman who comes to climb Pikes Peak; Grace deals with her jealousy of Myra's pregnancy.

  • Medicine Woman - The End of the World (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The End of the World

    The townspeople spend what they believe will be their last days on Earth in a state of panic after a newspaper reports that a deadly comet is coming.

  • Medicine Woman - Indian Agent (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Indian Agent

    Appointed by the government to represent Indian rights, Sully learns his supervisor is selling goods intended for the Cheyenne to local merchants.

  • Medicine Woman - The First Christmas (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The First Christmas

    The town's Christmas spirit is in question when a Jewish immigrant family arrives in Colorado Springs.

  • Medicine Woman - Ladies Night (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Ladies Night

    Dorothy ignores Mike's advice after finding a lump in her breast; maturing Colleen endures ridicule from boys.

  • Medicine Woman - Thanksgiving (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:


    Mike feels responsible for friends who were robbed on the Denver stagecoach; the kids prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Medicine Woman - Money Trouble (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Money Trouble

    Mike's offer to pay for supplies needed to finish the new house threatens Sully's pride; Myra and Horace consult Mike about Myra's sleepwalking.

  • Medicine Woman - The Washington Affair (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Washington Affair

    Mike, Sully and Cloud Dancing head to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the Indians; Sully is jailed as a deserter; assassins target President Grant; Mike's life is endangered.

  • Medicine Woman - Halloween II (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Halloween II

    Dr. Mike (Jane Seymour) performs experimental reconstructive surgery on a disfigured man (Richard Moll). With Joe Lando and Chad Allen.

  • Medicine Woman - The Library (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Library

    Mike donates her father's book collection to start the town library, touching off a furor over censorship.

  • Medicine Woman - Cattle Drive (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Cattle Drive

    Matthew's attempts to prove himself as a trail boss lead to the loss of cattle and a near loss of life.

  • Medicine Woman - Cattle Drive (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Cattle Drive

    Matthew inherits a herd of cattle after Olive dies, and the townspeople help him drive the herd to Colorado Springs.

  • Medicine Woman - Fathers and Sons (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Fathers and Sons

    Loren plans a trip to Bolivia to prove he is not getting old; Brian seeks to prove his courage by camping out alone.

  • Medicine Woman - The Train (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Train

    Dr. Mike and Sully (Jane Seymour, Joe Lando) disagree over the changes the railroad will bring to Colorado Springs. With Chad Allen and Erika Flores.

  • Medicine Woman - Return Engagement (Season 2 Episode 27)
    Season 2 Episode 27:

    Return Engagement

    Dr. Mike faces a difficult choice after realizing a visiting naturalist is really her former fiance, who she believed was killed in the war.

  • Medicine Woman - The Man in the Moon (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    The Man in the Moon

    When Myra finally leaves the business, Hank flies into a drunken rage and shoots up the town, ending up in a coma under Dr. Mike's care.

  • Medicine Woman - The Campaign (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The Campaign

    Mike's mayoral candidacy sparks a debate on women's rights; Myra is assaulted by a customer Hank wanted her to entertain.

  • Medicine Woman - The Abduction (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    The Abduction

    Blaming Mike for leading Custer's troops to them, renegade Indian soldiers abduct her; Sully vows to find her before she is killed.

  • Medicine Woman - Just One Lullaby (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Just One Lullaby

    Mike suspects the new teacher, a good friend, abuses students; the Rev. Johnson is torn by feelings for the woman.

  • Medicine Woman - Life and Death (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Life and Death

    Dr. Mike clashes with Dorothy when she acts to protect her family from her friend's desperate son, who is addicted to morphine.

  • Medicine Woman - Luck of the Draw (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Luck of the Draw

    Dr. Mike and Sully try to dissuade Matthew when a slick card shark teaches him to gamble and he believes he's found an easy way to make money.

  • Medicine Woman - Buffalo Soldiers (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Buffalo Soldiers

    Sully and Michaela scout for information that will prevent further bloodshed when the Buffalo Soldiers arrive to confront renegade Indians.

  • Medicine Woman - Orphan Train (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Orphan Train

    Matthew, Colleen and Brian feel neglected when Dr. Mike and the Rev. Johnson search for families that will adopt orphans.

  • Medicine Woman - Another Woman (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Another Woman

    Mike's patient, a woman wounded during a massacre, falls for Sully; Loren thinks Dorothy is seeing more of Jake than him.

  • Medicine Woman - The Circus (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Circus

    When a woman brings her traveling circus to Colorado Springs, both Matthew and Dr. Mike try to help her self-conscious daughter.

  • Medicine Woman - The Offering (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Offering

    Mike feels responsible for typhus transmitted to the Cheyenne through government-issued blankets she urged them to accept.

  • Medicine Woman - Crossing the Line (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Crossing the Line

    A cave-in traps Matthew, bringing Sully to the rescue; Loren refuses credit to strikers, prompting a boycott of his store.

  • Medicine Woman - Mike's Dream a Christmas Tale (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Mike's Dream a Christmas Tale

    While caring for a pregnant woman on Christmas Eve, Dr. Mike is visited by the spirit of Charlotte Cooper.

  • Medicine Woman - Sully's Choice (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Sully's Choice

    When a misunderstanding leads the cavalry to place a bounty on Sully, Matthew, Colleen and Brian hide their injured friend.

  • Medicine Woman - Best Friends (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Best Friends

    On the eve of the Sweethearts Dance, Mike sees Sully with Dorothy, and Colleen is accused of stealing a friend's boyfriend.

  • Medicine Woman - Giving Thanks (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Giving Thanks

    When Colorado Springs is hit by a severe drought, Jake and Loren put the townspeople in danger by stealing water from the Cheyenne.

  • Medicine Woman - Where the Heart Is (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Where the Heart Is

    In Boston to care for her ailing mother, Mike meets a doctor; Sully follows, wondering whether he should fight to win her.

  • Medicine Woman - Where the Heart Is (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Where the Heart Is

    In Boston to care for her ailing mother, Mike meets a doctor; Sully follows, wondering whether he should fight to win her.

  • Medicine Woman - Saving Souls (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Saving Souls

    Dr. Mike clashes with a faith healer over the necessity of Kid Cole's treatment; Robert E and Grace encounter problems when they plan to marry.

  • Medicine Woman - The Incident (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Incident

    When Jake is accused of killing a Cheyenne, the divided town depends on Sully's peacemaking ability to avoid retribution.

  • Medicine Woman - Sanctuary (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Dr. Mike must use medical evidence to prove Loren's sister-in-law did not murder her abusive husband.

  • Medicine Woman - The Race (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Race

    Rules forbid Mike from entering her horse in an important race; Brian faces discrimination in a cooking contest.

  • Medicine Woman - Portraits (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    When a famous Civil War photographer arrives to take a town portrait, he is delayed by bickering, and Dr. Mike discovers he is going blind.

  • Medicine Woman - The Secret (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Secret

    When one of Dr. Mike's patients dies and leaves behind an illegitimate child, Hank is forced to admit he is the boy's father.

  • Medicine Woman - The Operation (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Operation

    Dr. Mike is forced to operate on Brian after he suffers a severe head injury; the townspeople argue over the construction of a new school.

  • Medicine Woman - Heroes (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:


    Influenced by romance novels, Colleen develops a crush on Sully and endangers her life when she sets up a situation in which he must rescue her.

  • Medicine Woman - Rite of Passage (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Rite of Passage

    Dr. Mike is at odds with Matthew when he announces his decision to forgo a university education and marry Ingrid.

  • Medicine Woman - Happy Birthday (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Happy Birthday

    A lonely Dr. Mike believes the whole town feels sorry for her as she prepares to celebrate another birthday as an unmarried woman.

  • Medicine Woman - The Prisoner (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Prisoner

    After Gen. Custer injures Cloud Dancing and sentences him to hang, Dr. Mike and Sully orchestrate his escape.

  • Medicine Woman - Running Ghost (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Running Ghost

    When Sully is beaten and left for dead by skinners who are slaughtering buffalo, Dr. Mike fears he may be paralyzed.

  • Medicine Woman - A Cowboy's Lullaby (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    A Cowboy's Lullaby

    A thieving cowhand rides into town and quickly disappears after robbing Loren's store and leaving his sick baby with Dr. Mike.

  • Medicine Woman - Great American Medicine Show (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Great American Medicine Show

    When a medicine-show man arrives in town, selling an elixir he claims will cure anything, Dr. Mike becomes determined to prove him a fraud.

  • Medicine Woman - Bad Water (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Bad Water

    Dr. Mike threatens a wealthy mining baron when mercury from his mine contaminates the town's water supply and causes illness in the community.

  • Medicine Woman - Father's Day (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Father's Day

    Dr. Mike is suspicious when Charlotte's husband returns to the children he abandoned and tries to convince the town that he has changed.

  • Medicine Woman - The Healing (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Healing

    A bitter Loren, who blames Sully for his daughter's death, tries to repossess Dr. Mike's cabin when he learns he still owns the deed.

  • Medicine Woman - The Law of the Land (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Law of the Land

    Dr. Mike hires a retired gunslinger as sheriff to save the life of an orphaned immigrant who stole a cow to feed his starving family.

  • Medicine Woman - The Visitor (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Visitor

    Dr. Mike's disapproving mother visits from Boston and finds her daughter's unconventional life on the frontier difficult to accept.

  • Medicine Woman - Epidemic (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    While trying to stave off an influenza epidemic, Dr. Mike falls prey to the deadly virus, leaving the town in jeopardy.

  • Medicine Woman - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    After her father dies, Mike leaves Boston for Colorado Springs, where she sets up practice and adopts three orphans.

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