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A House Divided
Season 5, Episode 18
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Air date 15 Feb 1997
Written by Eric Tuchman
Directed by James Keach
Episode guide
Colleen's Paper

A House Divided is the eighteenth episode of Season 5 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, the one hundred-eleventh episode of the series, and the ninth two hour special.

Unknown to Dr. Mike and Sully, Brian sent a letter to Daniel Simon telling him about the financial trouble the family is in due to having trouble getting the money to pay the loan they got after Dr. Mike burned all her tools in A Place to Die. Daniel comes to town for a visit due to Brian's letter and offers Sully money for helping him get his mine in Nevada started, but Sully refuses. While Sully is away for a few days working to get money, Preston comes out to the homestead to announce that the bank will be foreclosing on the homestead, due to a not receiving enough in loan payments. Daniel pays Preston what's due, despite the objections of Dr. Mike and knowing that it will upset Sully. Sully only becomes more upset when he realizes Daniel has fallen for Dr. Mike.


  • Arc: Daniel Simon, parts 1 & 2 of 15. First appearance of Daniel Simon, Sully's best friend. Daniel returns in Reason to Believe to help Michaela search for Sully.
  • Daniel gives Dr. Mike some business advice
  • Dr. Mike earned 6 trophies for playing chess
  • Dorothy has never seen a man more devoted to his wife then Sully


  • Mrs. Gray - arthritis
  • Mr. Perkins - broken arm
  • Mr. Bailey - gash on leg needing 26 stitches

Dr. Quinn Episodes
Season 1 "Pilot" • "Epidemic" • "The Visitor" • "Law of the Land" • "The Healing" • "Father's Day "• "Bad Water" • "The Great American Medicine Show" • "A Cowboy's Lullaby" • "Running Ghost" • "The Prisoner" • "Happy Birthday" • "Rite of Passage" • "Heroes" • "The Operation" • "The Secret" • "Portraits"
Season 2 "The Race" • "Sanctuary" • "Halloween" • "The Incident" • "Saving Souls" • "Where the Heart Is" • "Giving Thanks" • "Best Friends" • "Sully's Choice" • "Mike's Dream: A Christmas Tale" • "Crossing the Line" • "The Offering" • "The Circus" • "Another Woman" • "Orphan Train" • "Buffalo Soldiers" • "Luck of the Draw" • "Life and Death" • "The First Circle" • "Just One Lullaby" • "The Abduction" • "The Campaign" • "The Man in the Moon" • "Return Engagement"
Season 3 "The Train" • "Fathers and Sons" • "Cattle Drive" • "The Library" • "Halloween II" • "The Washington Affair" • "Money Trouble" • "Thanksgiving" • "Ladies Night" • "The First Christmas" • "Indian Agent" • "The End of the World" • "Pike's Peace" • "Cooper vs. Quinn" • "What Is Love?" • "Things My Father Never Taught Me" • "Baby Outlaws" • "Bone of Contention" • "The Permanence of Change" • "Washita" • "Sully's Recovery" • "Ready or Not" • "For Better or Worse"
Season 4 "A New Life" • "Traveling All-Stars" • "Mothers and Daughters" • "Brother's Keeper" • "Halloween III" • "Dorothy's Book" • "Promises, Promises" • "Expedition" • "One Touch of Nature" • "Hell on Wheels" • "Fifi's First Christmas" • "Change of Heart" • "Tin Star" • "If You Love Someone" • "The Iceman Cometh" • "Dead or Alive" • "Deal with the Devil" • "Eye for an Eye" • "Hearts and Minds" • "Reunion" • "Woman of the Year" • "Last Chance" • "Fear Itself" • "One Nation" • "When a Child Is Born"
Season 5 "Runaway Train" • "Having It All" • "Malpractice" • "All That Glitters..." • "Los Americanos" • "Last Dance" • "Right or Wrong" • "Remember Me" • "Legend" • "The Tempest" • "Separate but Equal" • "A Place to Die" • "Season of Miracles" • "The Dam" • "Farewell Appearance" • "The Most Fatal Disease" • "Colleen's Paper" • "A House Divided" • "Hostage" • "The Body Electric" • "Before the Dawn" • "Starting Over" • "His Father's Son" • "Moment of Truth"
Season 6 "Reason to Believe" • "All That Matters" • "A Matter of Conscience" • "The Comfort of Friends" • "Wave Goodbye" • "A Place Called Home" • "Lead Me Not" • "A Time to Heal" • "Civil Wars" • "Safe Passage" • "Homecoming" • "Point Blank" • "Seeds of Doubt" • "Seven Kinds of Lonely" • "Life in the Balance" • "Happily Ever After" • "Birdman" • "Vengeance" • "To Have and to Hold" • "The Fight" • "A New Beginning "
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