in one in every episode. It seems that no one in the whole
town of Colorado Springs puts cream and/or sugar in their
coffee. Either at home or at Grace's they drink coffee black,
even when you see sugar or cream somewhere around them. Also
they always have fresh fruit, at the cafe especially, all
is a nitpick concerning the series as a whole. I thought it
was hillarious that Colleen wore the same dresses while she
developed from a little girl into a woman and gained quite
a few pounds as well. And then when Erika Flores left and
Jessica Bowman began, Jessica wore the same clothes that Erika
had worn even though she was much thinner than Erika had been.
Someone must have done some MAJOR alterations to Colleen's
know this is filmed in California, but when it's supposed
to be the dead of winter in Colorado, the weather looks beautiful
and no one has on anything heavier than a shawl or light overcoat.
I guess it didn't snow back then (other than the blizzard
in the Pilot!!).
Leland Adams played Custer all up to Season 3, even the season
finale. But, then he magically appears as Preston A.Lodge
III in the season premiere of Season 4. Brandon Douglas played
Randolph Cummings in the middle of Season 4 ["The Iceman Cometh"]
but came as Andrew Cook in the Season Finale of Season 4.
Duh! Like we wouldn't notice!
someone can help me with this. What is the deal with the lean-to
outhouse on the new homestead? We know it isn't a real bathroom
because Mrs. Quinn said it was a latrine, not a sewer system.
Wouldn't the stinch from the outhouse come into the house?
Furthermore, the outhouse is just a few feet from the kitchen
and the waterpump. Isn't that a good way to get dysentary?
Becky's family changed the most of any family I've ever seen.
First, she is introduced in "Father's Day" with her mother
Harriet, who dies of appendicitis, her father, and two brothers.
Then, in "Best Friends" she has no brothers and by "Just One
Lullaby", she has a new mother. Later, in "Permanence of Change",
MaryAnn, the little girl who is abused, is adopted into their
family but is never seen again. Then, in "Last Dance", Becky
has brothers again but when she dies a year later only her
father comes to her funeral. Furthermore, her name also changed
from Houser, to Binder, to finally Bonner.
Walks on Cloud been resurrected? Zahn McClarnon, who played
Cloud Dancing's son in the first season, came back to life
as one of Black Moon's braves early in the sixth season.
husband's name changes from Everett in Return Engagement in
season 2, to Edward in Starting Over in season 4, then back
to Everett again when Marjorie comes with the WCTU to CS in
Lead Me Not in season 6.
is not John Schneider's first role on DQ. In "The Cowboy's
Lullaby" Schneider guest stars as "the cowboy."
anyone ever noticed that Sully has never told any of the kids
that he loves them?
was Brian's pup between season 1 and season 4? He wasn't seen
or spoken of for 2 years.
does Cloud Dancing speak perfect English when it is his second
"The Visitor" Robert E had whipping scars on his right side.
Later in "The First Circle" he had the letter "V" branded
in the same place but his scars had disappeared. In later
episodes when he has his shirt off he doesn't have either.
on earth does Dr. Mike use the stethoscope on dresses? I know
that they cannot show the people naked, but they could be
more realistic in these scenes even without showing the people
is a general gripe about Sully's apparel and eating habits.
It may seem that the two have nothing to do with each other,
but I can prove otherwise. Sully's shirt is usually unbuttoned
nearly to his navel and whenever he eats at a table he hunches
over his food. It seems to me that, more often than not, some
of his dinner should end up down the front of his chest. Gross!
think it's interesting that during the first half of season
1 there are huge snow shoes hanging on the front door of the
homestead. I guess it didn't take them long to realize they
wouldn't have much use for show shoes! Also, what
ever happened to the immigrants? They all disappeared when
Ingrid died. Where did they all go?
Sweetheart's Dance has always bugged me. It was first held
in the epoisode Best Friends, where Mike suspects Sully of
having a relationship with Dorothy when he is really learning
how to dance. That episode originally aired December 4, 1993.
But when the Sweethearts Dance is held in Last Dance it is
on September 26, 1996. And this year it will be held in March
(or January, if the episode was aired when it was originally
supposed to be shown). Perhaps the date of the dance just
moves around to fit everybody's schedule? Or maybe the minds
of the writers are just growing fuzzy as the years pass? Who
knows? I don't even think they've ever decided when Mike's
was 16 when she started college so she has to be 18 by now.
But in the show it says Colleen was born in 1856 and Brian
was born in 1859 that would make them 3 years apart in age.
Does Brian even look close to 15?
do all the families of Colorado Springs always have heaping
portions of food on their dinner tables? I can understand
why DQ would have a bowl chock full of potatoes (her family
is rather large), but why would Robert E's table have a serving
that looks just as abnormally large? Grace is serving fewer
people. This is demonstrated in "Los Americanos."
Dr. Mike in the operating room. Have you ever noticed how
often her hair is down (sometimes not even pulled back) when
she is operating? I have waistlength hair myself, and I'm
careful about not getting food in it. It would be much smarter
for her to pull it up in a bun (probably more sanitary too.)
the Bostonians (Michaela, Preston, Andrew, etc.) speak differently
than the native townsfolk...I mean beyond simply sounding
a bit more refined?
irritating in the show is how the writers deal with 'death.'
For example, In the first season(s), Sully and Loren were
still mourning the loss of Abigail. There was a lot of death
this season and to this day we see how Grace deals with her
loss, Loren wanting to leave town because of Marjorie. What
about Michaela and Sully? We don't see how they dealt with
the loss of their child in 'Comfort of Friends' NOTE:
The resolution to Mike's miscarriage was shown in "To Have
and To Hold", which aired on May 2, 1998.
don't know much about medicine. Whenever Mike administers
chloroform sometimes it puts people to sleep, but other times
like with Ingrid and her asthma, she gives the same dose and
it only calms Ingrid down. Is there a certain does to bring
about the desired effect?
is Grace's cafe outside still and doesn't it seem the citizens
of the town are very fond of dining outdoors year round? What
does Grace do when it snows? And does anybody else find it
irritating that Dorothy is offering free papers for people
having some misfortune no matter what it is? And whatever
happened to Hank's son? He never comes home for the holidays.
noticed is that Michaela's eldest sister is supposed to be
15 years older than her. Michaela is 35 in the first season.
And it is announced that her eldest sister is expecting. So
Rebecca is having a baby at age 51?
general (seasons 5&6), why isn't Sully shown more. He is through
with the bounty, and there are no more Indians left. Why isn't
he shown more?
For season six, Joe Lando signed a 7/13 contract for each
half of the season, which means that he was only contracted
to do seven out of each thirteen episodes, more if he wished.
Joe was in a total of 16 episodes out of the 22 that were
filmed for the sixth season.
guess that this is just a general question. I have been wondering
this for a while-- Who is Emily? I know who she is, but is
she related to any character on the show. I seem to recall
her referring to Loren as "Uncle Loren". Can anybody clear
you realized how old Elizabeth Quinn should be? In an early
episode, Dr. Mike tells Dorothy that Rebecca was 15 when she
was born. In "Where the Heart Is," Elizabeth tells Dr. Mike
she was married when she was 20. So, she would have been at
least 35 when Dr. Mike was born. We know Dr. Mike is 40 so
that means her mom is at least 75! She sure doesn't look like
it, but then again, Dr. Mike HAS performed plastic surgery
had a birthday in "Abduction" (Spring). In "Fathers and Sons"
he was said to be ten years old. He had another birthday in
Sully's Recovery (Spring). Yet in "For Better Or Worse" he
is still claiming to be ten. And in "Fifi's First Christmas,"
he's still ten. That's at least a span of 18 months.
The fact that Brian is ten years old has been brought up in
"For Better or Worse", "Halloween III", and "Fifi's First
Christmas", thus placing his 10th birthday sometime in the
year 1870. The statement that he was ten in "Fathers and Sons",
falls into the category of when Mike mentions Colleen is fifteen
in "Heroes", yet is still fifteen in "For Better or Worse".
So to make another long story short, in the year 1870, Brian
is eleven years old. Brian was born in 1859, and Colleen was
born in 1856. The birthday celebrated in "The Abduction" should
had been Brian's ninth birthday, not his tenth.
have a question--does anyone know when Colorado Springs was
founded? I tried surfing the web for the history of Colorado
Springs in order to try to figure out what time of year "Founder's
Day" would be. The page I found indicates Colorado Springs
was not even founded until 1871, yet the time line for Dr.
Quinn indicates the Coopers moved to Colorado Springs in 1858.
the end of the Pilot, Sully gives Mike a shingle reading "M.
Quinn, M.D./Medicine Woman." There's a very clear shot of
this shingle again in Baby Outlaws, and it reads, "Dr. Quinn/Medicine
Woman." I guess doctor's shingles, along with grave markers,
somehow mysteriously change wording in Colorado Springs!
do they never celebrate Matthew's birthday???
the timeline it says that Abigail died in 1863, but her tombstone
says 1865. Her death in 1863 is correct due to the events
discussed in "A Washington Affair" (Sully killing a Confederate
officer), this has always seemed confusing to me because I'm
sure that the stone says 1865
answer to two questions: Majorie had acquired a veneral disease
from her husband. Hank says, "I see them in my girls all the
time." Second: Myra made an "X" because she could not write.
This is still used today.
an episode where a good friend of Sully's came to stay called
"Daniel". I am convinced this was John Schneider alias "Bo
Duke" of the Dukes of Hazzard. Is this true?
Yes, John Schnieder was "Bo Duke" on the Dukes of Hazzard.
regard to one of the nitpicks here, someone said that Hank's
son, Zach, never visited. That is true, but there is one Thanksgiving
episode where Hank leaves town to visit his son. He tells
Jake this because Jake is trying to find someone to spend
the holiday with so he can avoid celebrating the holiday with
the rest of the town at the Indian Reservation.
of all about the fact that the same actors are playing diffrent
roles. I have another one for you - I can't remember the episode
but there was one in which the actor who played 'One Eye'
(the one who kiddnaped Dr. Mike), played an Indian on the
army reservation where cloud Dancing was. Sully talked to
him,and he had both of his eyes, what a miracle. The second
thing is about the disease the Andrew had in 'Colleen's Paper'.
I can't remember the name of the disease, but it was a contagious
one, and deadly. There is no chance that Colleen and Dr. Mike
could stand so close to him without getting infected, or that
Andrew would recover so quickly. And finally, about the fact
that Cloud Dancing can speak English so well. In the first
episode he couldn't speak English and Sully had to translate
to him what Dr. Mike was saying (when they brought Black Kettle
to her in the Pilot).
Mr. Bray's sister, was part of the series the first season
or two and then she mysteriously disappeared for several years
before they finally announced she was dead and Matthew inherited
her herd of cattle. Don't tell me she could've been on a cattle
drive all that time?! And where did Emily ever go off to,
response to Rachel, Emily moved to Denver with her new husband
in "Portraits" from season one. After she married him, she
got into a wagon that said "just married" and was never seen
just have a question, I recently saw Erika Flores on an episode
of Star Trek. Was that really her?
Yes, that was Erika Flores. She guest-starred in the Star
Trek: Next Generation episode called "Diaster".
want to know how the "hot springs" changed so well over the
years. First it was a deep steaming lake that covered Mike
to about her shoulders (Running Ghost) and then a lovely mud
puddle and pit that needed tubs set up to make it look nice
(The Train) then a little rock surrounded area where people
could bathe (Halloween three with the arthritis or Matthew
and Emma in When You Love Someone) and then Preston's little
setup at the hotel (visible when Loren slips in Civil Wars).
It was an interesting evolution if you ask me
did Dr. Mike and Sully name their baby girl Katherine? In
an earlier episode, Catherine the white girl that was found
after and indian massacre came between the couple. Brian even
saw them kissing. Catherine breaks them up for a time. Why
would they give their baby girl that name?
Katherine Sully was named in honor of Jane Seymour's oldest
daughter, Katherine, known as Katie.
wanted to point out that while Katie may have been named in
honor of Jane's daughter, in the episode where she is born
Sully says that she is named after his mother.
think its strange that Matthew doesn't call Dr. Mike "Ma."
Especially since in the episode "Crossing the Line" he yells
"Ma, Ma!" but then when she gets to him he calls
her Dr. Mike again. He always considers her his mother but
very rarely calls her "Ma."
a whole "Dr. Quinn" is inconsistent with reality. The first
two episodes were about Dr. Quinn's struggle to be accepted
as a single woman taking care of three children, and as a
lady doctor. This would have been better as an ongoing process
throughout the show. Dr. Quinn should not have been portrayed
as the woman who did EVERYTHING first! Women couldn't vote,
or hold office, or much of anything at that time. Trying to
change the way things were done overnight would have made
her a very hated woman!